I don't always drink coffee, but when I do, I drink it in my eggnog.
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Sometimes you feel like a nut. Then this peanut butter variation on eggnog is just right.
Faluda, like many Indian sweets, can be a heavy, super-sweet affair. There's a place for it, but not during the first days of spring. This version froths puréed raspberries with milk (though you could as easily use yogurt, half-and-half, or melted kulfi ice cream). You could sweeten it as much as you like, layer it with whipped cream, or spike it with ginger and cardamom. This lighter version just adds a garnish of candied ginger, which you could also dice up and add to the basil seed.
Nam manglak can be as simple as water, crushed ice, basil seed, and some sweetener. This is ever so slightly more gussied up: flavored with rose, lime, and honey, made effervescent by rosewater. It's an unbeatably refreshing combination for the hot sticky days to come.
You may know Carolyn Cope as Umami Girl. She stops by on Tuesdays with ideas on preparing fruits and vegetables. —The Mgmt. [Photograph: Carolyn Cope] Along with coffee, avocados, and lemons, bananas are one of the top reasons I could...
[Photograph: Robyn Lee] Tired of the normal kind? Try adding a dash of cayenne, pumpkin pie spice (mmm), ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and crushed candy canes. My apartment is so cold that I've started wearing fingerless gloves in the shower. I...
No matter how you like it (thick or thin, boozy or light), there's an eggnog recipe out there for practically everyone. Here's ours!
When I stumbled upon this recipe for Fresh Mint-Chocolate Speckled Milkshake in Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries & Shakes, happy childhood memories came flooding back to me.
The Americano is sometimes derided as an emasculated Negroni; that overlooks the drink's enduring charms. While less potent in flavor and effect than the Negroni, the Americano is a very agreeable companion on a warm day, especially in the late spring when the barbecue is being brought out of winter storage and the weather invites you to linger outside. Engagingly bitter, slightly sweet, and above all, tall and cold, the Americano suits the season.
Let's be honest: The Bronx is unlikely to be anyone's favorite drink. But while it's not exactly bottled excitement, The Bronx is actually pretty good, and surprisingly refreshing. Be sure to use fresh-squeezed orange juice (and if you add a dash or two of Angostura bitters, you've got a somewhat tastier Income Tax Cocktail on your hands), and approach it with an open mind.
While the members of the Algonquin Round Table likely never got on the outside of an Algonquin—the drink's recipe didn't appear in print until years after the legendary lunch meetings ended—this mixture bearing the name of that venerable hotel is as dry and captivating as was their wit.
Mothers & Menus is a New York City meal delivery service designed for families living through those first few crazy weeks with a new baby. Its founder, Karen Gurwitz, was frustrated after the birth of her first child: she wanted...
Mixed with applejack, Benedictine and maple syrup, the Fort Washington Flip retains hints of the winter just past; given the early Easter this year, don't be surprised if the weather suits up to match the drink.
Rescued from a vintage bar menu by cocktail historian David Wondrich, the Rose enjoyed a brief flash of popularity at the Chatham Hotel in Paris in the 1920s. Good luck finding it since then, which is a shame; soft, floral, lightly sweet and with a titillating aroma from the cherry eau de vie, the Rose is an exercise in delicate decadence, a drink that, like the Widow's Kiss, can put the imbiber in a mindset from a completely different era.
There are several drinks that go by the name "Trilby;" I don't know where this one originated, but I really like it as an aperitif, and keep one at hand when preparing a weekend dinner. It's simple, yet elegant, and soft but not too much; if you're looking for an engaging pre-dinner companion, you could do a lot worse.
Let's get this weekend started right. Here's a cocktail recipe from Paul Clarke (The Cocktail Chronicles) to kick things off. Need more than one? That kinda week, eh? Here you go. Cheers! We’re less than a week into the new...