My mom used to have a recipe for something she called elephant ears. These weren't the standard elephant ear, but a chocolate chip cookie variant: I think they called for melted butter, and all brown sugar, but I haven't been able to reproduce them, maybe Kenji can. They would spread very wide while baking, then rise up a little, so that when they ccoled, they would flatten out all wrinkly (like an elephant's ear, I guess). They were very chewy and delicious. Anyone ever hear of them?
We who like to mix drinks at home do it for many reasons: First, it's cheaper than drinking out. Second, it's fun to mix your own drinks at home. Third, it's even more fun to mix drinks for other people at home. Any self-respecting home bartender should have a mental
Rolodex Excel spreadsheet of favorite classic cocktail recipes. Today, I present the 25 essential drinks that I think everyone should be able to make.