End-of-Summer Drink Pick:

September 13, 2017

DIY Earth Girls Are Easy

1.75 ounces St. George Terroir Gin

.75 ounces fresh lime juice

.5 ounces tarragon turbinado syrup

.5 ounces sauvignon blanc

lime twist

Tarragon turbinado syrup recipe: Blanch four sprigs of fresh tarragon in boiling water

Cocktail of the Month

August 9, 2017

The ruling military junta changed this country’s name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989, a year after thousands were killed in the suppression of a popular uprising. The capital, Rangoon, became Yangon. The changes were recognized by the United Nations …

Cocktail of the Month: Classic Mojito

July 12, 2017

As a cocktail, how do you know when you’ve reached your place in history? Could it be when you’re on the menu of every chain restaurant and a summer drink standard? Maybe it’s when James Bond drinks you on the

Cocktail of the Month: The Hellusion

June 7, 2017

After a painfully slow ride during rush hour in the Malaysian metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, my taxi drops me at a nondescript office building. I hope it’s the place I’m looking for. I duck inside the lobby and hit the

Cocktail of the Month: White Russian

May 3, 2017

The white Russian has been on a roller coaster ride since its inception — climbing to a peak in the ’70s, falling into a steady slump, shooting up to dizzying heights of underground coolness in the late ’90s and lastly

Cocktail of the Month: Tuak

April 5, 2017

The Lake Toba region of North Sumatra is a place of travelers’ lore. Lake Toba, the largest crater lake on earth, was formed by a climate-changing supervolcanic eruption almost 70,000 years ago. “Discovered” by intrepid hippie backpackers in the 1960s,

Cocktail of the Month: Irish Cream

March 8, 2017

March Madness is soon upon us. No, I’m not talking about basketball. I’m referring to the Irish Catholic holiday turned binge-drinking free-for-all, when everyone claims to have connections to the Emerald Isle.

So what do celebrants drink on St. Patrick’s

Cocktail of the Month: Strawberry Sriracha Margarita

February 8, 2017

Ten years ago, it was virtually unheard of. Today, it’s hard to find a trendy eatery that doesn’t either use it in a dish or offer it as a condiment.

Once exotic and unknown, sriracha sauce has become an American

Cocktail of the Month: Hot Toddy

January 11, 2017

As January kicks into high gear and the temperature drops, even your drinks may need heating up. It’s time for winter-warmer cocktails, and the granddaddy of them all … the hot toddy.

The term “hot toddy” has become a catchall

Cocktail of the Month: Whiskey Sour

December 7, 2016

America has spoken. More than 18 months of name-calling and nastiness has come to an end. Or has it?

One candidate was elected by a significant majority of voters while another garnered the necessary electoral college votes. No matter who