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Tom & Jerry from The Essential Bar Book by Jennifer Fiedler

I have already posted again this year my recipe for eggnog, the absolute best possible eggnog: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/dedicated-drinkers-diary/best-eggnog-ever-period/ There is a rival holiday beverage, the Tom & Jerry, which supposedly was created in the early 1800’s as a variant of eggnog. To quote from the new and lovely The Essential Bar Book by Jennifer Fiedler, making…

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Brian’s Agave Citrus Gold

Ounce for ounce, agave is about 1.5 times sweeter than sugar. But agave comes with other more important benefits: color, liquidity, and viscosity. It’s a powerful tool for the home bartender. As a substitute for simple syrup, it gives you that deep color, a texture that is so noticable, and a flavor suggesting whiffs of…

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Pear Vodka, St. Germain, and Champagne Cocktail

It’s finally fall and your farmers market is abundant with the summer’s bounty of fruit, particularly apples and pears. I have this love/hate relationship with pears that I don’t think I can win. When good, a pear is the best fruit possible. Of course, a pear is at its peak for perhaps all of 90…

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The Harlow from The Spotted Pig

  Having brunch? Want something far, far beyond a mimosa? Read on. In the West Village on 11th Street, just past Hudson, there is The Spotted Pig, the extraordinary restaurant from April Bloomfield. If you can dine there, it is a must. If you cannot, then pick up a copy of A Girl and Her…

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