Maggie Hoffman served as Drinks Editor and then Managing Editor of Serious Eats from 2010 to July 2016. She is currently working on a cocktail book.
Oh, yeah, there are plenty of $20ish bottles, and lots of half bottles. Blandy's Malmsey 5 year is a go-to. Maybe try a wine store instead of a spirits-focused shop?
@scalfin: I feel embarrassed to admit I've never tried Moxie. It's sorta regional? Now I'm determined to find + put it in a drink!
@chi type: Happy birthday!
@Ellen C; the lemon flavor might not be quite as fresh but it won't spoil overnight as long as the cocktail mix is in the fridge, a cooler, etc. Add the seltzer just before serving.
@Nancy, it'll depend on the size of your glass, of course! But I'd say fill a Collins glass with ice, then 2/3 full with the cocktail mix. Add 2 to 3 ounces of chilled seltzer to taste.
@Alfred O'Chicken, that DOES sound good!
At a recent picnic, friends brought poke fixings and kept them cool by balancing the bowls on big ice packs. Seemed to work well!
brownie sandwiches? yes please.
@kevswick: extra inspiration here, feel free to swap out any meal with leftovers!
@Monika K, Both Giffard and Combier make high-quality Pamplemousse. You can find it at Warehouse or Astor Wines in Manhattan or Heights Chateau or Smith & Vine in Brooklyn, among others.
@moosefight I haven't tried the Paula's, so I'm not sure if the sweetness level would be the same. I'd recommend Combier or Giffard . This might be a good way to find: Combier search or Giffard search, select your state.
Upon reading, immediately decided to make this for dinner tonight.
Definitely read this and immediately went and bought fresh cream for whipping. How could you not?
@coppertone, Rainbow Grocery. Still great, though it seemed more exciting five years ago. These days tons of shops offer great beans & other things in bulk. (Though the oil section at Rainbow is still pretty unusual.)
@ajax62 Thanks, we're working to resolve the issue!
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Hey @Moosefight, where are you located? Perhaps I can track down a store near you that has it! Also, you can purchase online from somewhere like Astor Wines if your state allows shipping.
You guys, when you buy the book, be sure you have a weekend (or a month) free to dive in. You may not be able to tear yourself away. Congrats, Kenji!
In the days of clipping magazines/newspapers, my mother saved a MILLION clafoutis recipes. She never, to my knowledge, actually made the stuff. It just always sounded so good!
@patricius, that depends where you live! I recommend searching on Wine-Searcher for shops near you.
Poppyseed bagels for life!
@CoryB, in the book, Joe mentions "a pocket of legitimate barbecue hidden among the heavily wooded Pine Barrens in the southern part of the state" including roadside stands. Two favorites he mentions: Uncle Dewey's Outdoor BBQ Pavillion and Henri's Hotts.
@beebop, we tried to include only spirits distilled in the Northeast. Whistle Pig is growing its own grains to begin distilling soon, but I believe the spirit is currently distilled in Canada. Delicious stuff though! I definitely recommend tasting it!
@AlfredoL, here's a good place to start: The Ultimate Backyard BBQ Beer Pairing Cheat Sheet.