I think we can all agree, 2016 left a lot to be desired. It hurts my brain just thinking about it. Yet, as much as this past year has been filled with pain, loss, fear, and uncertainty, there were some pretty magical moments as well. more →
Anyone from the Bay Area can tell you that the fog is as much a part of daily life as the California sun, perhaps even more so. Born and raised here in Berkeley, I feel a particularly strong connection with the fog. Like an ocean wave it rolls over the coastal hills, across the bay, and engages all of my senses. Growing up, my friends and I used to explore the Berkeley paths, trying our best to get lost in the cool, dense fog. Countless times have been spent wandering the misty hills with my pup, and more recently exploring the Tilden Park trails with Fiona. more →
Back in college, a close friend gifted me a bottle of Campari he'd picked up while in Rome. At the time I wasn't familiar with the beloved Italian bitter. Embarrassingly, in those days my knowledge of alcohol revolved around the beer pong table. My friend insisted this stuff was the real deal. more →
It's been a while since I made us a classic cocktail. I know, completely unacceptable! Thankfully I received a bottle of Caorunn gin (hooray for booze mail!) more →
As you know, I'm a big fan of the classics, the Manhattan being no exception. It is without a doubt on my cocktail Mt. Rushmore (now there's an idea for a post) both for its taste and its simplicity. Whiskey, vermouth, and bitters . . . what more do you need? These three ingredients are a mainstay on my home bar. I'm a rye guy, but if you prefer bourbon feel free to make the switch. more →
Clearly, I have an affinity for classic cocktails. There's something special about recipes that have stood the test of time, let alone Prohibition. Well, here's another vintage offering for you, this time of the dessert variety. more →
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