Category Archives: Cocktails

Countrified Cocktailian – fish & game’s Kat Dunn

                           HUDSON, NEW YORK’s SAVORY REVIVAL        ‘Rurban’ FOOD & DRINK SCENE DRIVEN BY EX-GOTHAMITES Look beyond the menus displayed on Warren Street restaurants in the … Continue reading

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Sunset of Tequila Sunrise Era

Frozen, fruity or sip-worthy, aged and 100% agave Tequilas have displaced last century’s classic sunrise cocktail.  by David Lincoln Ross Today’s Tequila marketers continue to innovate. With new and established brands creating category-expanding sparkling and flavorful line extensions, the category … Continue reading

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Armagnac Expert Interviewed on Heritage Radio Network – What Do Musketeers Love To Drink?

All for one, one for all: The Musketeers’s group sculpture in Condom, France, in the heart of the Armagnac region in southwest France; left-to-right: D’Artagnan, Aramis, Athos, and Portos. “D’Artagnan: Why is Athos sitting by himself? Aramis: He takes his … Continue reading

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Ketel One Vodka Advertorial in NY Times Magazine Aug. 26, 2012

                                                            August 26, 2012 Issue Cover Note: Appearing below is a rough adaptation of the Ketel One Vodka Advertorial, which I wrote and prepared with the approval of its US importer, Diageo USA; it ran in The New York Times … Continue reading

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Chill Out with White Port & Tonic – A Portuguese Cocktail of Outstanding Freshness

Deep in Douro River Valley in north-central Portugal, in the heart of Port country, cocktail hour at renowned properties like Quinta do Noval, near Pinhão, invariably begins with a most refreshing, and amazingly simple-to-concoct, drink, the White Port Tonic. Served … Continue reading

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Boozy Flavors – The New “Tippling” Point

     Malcom Gladwell’s best-seller “Tipping Point” posits, as his sub-title suggests, “How little things can make a big difference.” Well, something similar may be happening in the vodka and Bourbon categories – it involves chocolate cupcakes and black cherries. A recent … Continue reading

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Interview: Richard Coraine, Union Square Hospitality Group, Dishes on Great Menus

COOKING UP A MENU’S SECRET SAUCE: Ingredients of A Great Bill of Fare A Conversation with Richard Coraine, President, New Business & Development, Union Square Hospitality Group, New York City  A 16-year partner of restaurateur Danny Meyer’s company, Union Square … Continue reading

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Armagnac: A True Winter Warmer

  GASCONY’S FIERY BRANDY: ARMAGNAC by David Lincoln Ross Info Armagnac, that under-appreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history. David Lincoln Ross pays tribute—and shares a recipe for a winter warmer perfect for a musketeer. As 2011’s winter … Continue reading

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