six splendid tequila cocktails

Celebrate the best part of what summer has to offer with National Tequila Day. Because great tequila is for more than just margaritas, VIVA XXXII Tequila collaborated with top mixologists from NYC and LA for their signature cocktails. Bringing a premium sipping tequila to the market at an attainable price point, VIVA XXXII contains two varietals: a Joven and a Reposado. The Joven ($40) is an estate grown 100% blue … Continue reading six splendid tequila cocktails

try our new favorite summer whiskey cocktail, high west’s “the horse’s neck”.

Simple and delicious this whiskey cocktail is perfect for summer sipping on the front porch while you watch the world go by. We are taking subscriptions! Our printed September issue mails August 10th.The introductory price $22.99 includes 12 monthly issues and if you subscribe by July 10th, we will include our Holiday Cheer Guide to Entertaining, mailing mid October. Subscribe here. We look forward to … Continue reading try our new favorite summer whiskey cocktail, high west’s “the horse’s neck”.

Salmon Deviled Eggs and Crab Cakes in a Tangy Sauce

From the archives: With Easter a tad further down the calendar than usual, we have a bit of extra time to prep, plan and create our menus. My traditional Easter menu has always included simple appetizers, ham and a decadent cake for dessert, however this year a change is in the wind. While I haven’t settled on a precise menu to date, I have been … Continue reading Salmon Deviled Eggs and Crab Cakes in a Tangy Sauce

spring cocktails inspired by mother nature

Small flowers are poking out of the ground, trees are beginning to bud and signs of spring are everywhere we look. Mother Nature’s palette is filled with vivid colors this time of year, inspiring us to find colorful additions for our cocktails. From Arizona’s Sonoran desert, to the mountains of New York, historic city charms of Montreal and the seacoast splendor of Massachusetts and Florida, … Continue reading spring cocktails inspired by mother nature

Basil & Salt’s Holiday Moscow Mule

Pomegranates are in season October through February, making them both a  colorful and delicious addition to the holiday season. When choosing your pomegranate look for a deep color with a red to reddish-brown outer rind. If it’s ripe it will feel heavy for its size. It will keep chilled for 3 to 4 weeks if unopened. How to de-seed your pomegranate Using a paring knife, … Continue reading Basil & Salt’s Holiday Moscow Mule

Short Film Debuts in Campari’s Birthplace, Celebrates Masters of the World’s Best Cocktails

Today in Milan, Campari®, Italy’s iconic bittersweet red aperitif, launches the second annual Campari Red Diaries short film with the world premiere of The Legend of Red Hand. Continuing Campari’s ethos that “every cocktail tells a story,” this year’s film celebrates the bartender – here known as the Red Hand – and their never-ending journey to create the ultimate cocktail. The film can be viewed live … Continue reading Short Film Debuts in Campari’s Birthplace, Celebrates Masters of the World’s Best Cocktails

Adam Seger’s Spooky Cocktails from the Tuck Room, NYC

“Hold the dark holiday in your palms, Bite it, swallow it and survive, Come out the far black tunnel of el Día de Muerte And be glad, ah so glad you are… alive! Calavera…Calavera…”  -Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree If you’re looking for the complete Halloween experience with costume contests, spooky cocktails, food and music, then celebrate at the Tuck Room NYC’s Halloween Party on … Continue reading Adam Seger’s Spooky Cocktails from the Tuck Room, NYC

Jura Jack-o-Lantern Cocktail

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!” ~Dexter Kozen The countdown has begun to the ‘all-hallows’ night of tricks, treats and doorbells. Spooky fall decor is popping up all over the neighborhood and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the coming night of little costumed ghouls and goblins than sipping on a pumpkin … Continue reading Jura Jack-o-Lantern Cocktail

basil & salt’s summer berry cocktail

A bottle of gin, a hot summer evening and great conversation create the most dazzling of cocktails. Join us in ushering out summer and bringing in fall with our Summer Berry Cocktail. Use all raspberry or blackberry purée or follow our lead and use equal parts of each. Cheers! Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into … Continue reading basil & salt’s summer berry cocktail