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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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Ruby: Grapefruit, Aperol, St. Germain and, of course, Vodka

Neglect. It’s an awful thing. And to be big and luscious and still be neglected makes aboslutly no sense. Uh, no, I did not misspell abosolutly up above and here. It’s a pun. This is a vodka drink. Grapefruit, actually ruby red grapefruit, is the item of the day. We use a bushel of lemons…

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Elderflower Collins

  “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world …” Some actor named Bogart said that line in some movie. Decades ago. Gin had a lowly reputation then, but life changes. Lately upscale gins are being produced, primarily in England where most gin is generated. [Alliteration is unintentional]. Why was…

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