Suzi's Blog

Apocalypse Chow: A Cocktail with That Final Kick

  Having a last name with an apostrophe is tough. Mine is O’Rourke. It’s that second “our” piece  that cause the confusion for people. They haven’t written down the apostrophe because they don’t know what it is. I have given them one “or” and now comes “our.” All I get then is a cold stare:…

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Cookbook Review: Vodka Distilled by Tony Abou-Garmin + The Sgroppino [vokda + limoncello + prosecco + serbert!]

Vokda. The things I did not know, or suspect and was wrong. In 2010, after 30 years of mixology experience, Tony Abou-Garmin wrote the hit book The Modern Mixologist [no, I haven’t reviewed it here, but I will]. Tony has worked everywhere perfecting his craft. At Po with Mario Batali in that shoe-box sized spot…

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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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Cucumber Mint Splash

                    It can be a bit of a challenge to come up with a flavorful cocktail in short order. A bartender is trained to do it, but at home we tend to move a bit slower. If you want a cool beverage, now and with no…

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