Monthly Archives: December 2010

End-of-the-Year Cocktail List #3: Biggest Disappointments

My final cocktail list of the year is about the little things that came up short. Mercifully, most of the items on this list have a happy upside. And before I get into how bad service can be in New … Continue reading

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End-of-the-Year Cocktail List #2: Favorite Cocktails at Home

photo: Morgan Sheff As I wrote yesterday, I’ll be posting a few end-of-the-year lists in the cocktail category. In the first list, I talked about the best drinks that I’d had out at New York City bars over the last … Continue reading

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End-of-the-Year Cocktail List #1: Favorite Bar Cocktails

It’s the end of the year, and that means lists. I love reading lists, but I love making them even more: they are both easy and self-indulgent. This cocktail list started when I read Derek Brown’s Top 5 Cocktail Experiences … Continue reading

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Two Clementine Cocktails

When my girlfriend brought home a little crate of Spanish clementines, she asked me if I was going to try to make cocktails out of them. Of course I was. And I started right away. After some quick web research, … Continue reading

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Drinking Out: Smoke Beer at The Rabbit Club

The Rabbit Club is the sort of New York bar that makes you seem like an insider to out-of-town guests. It’s a dark and narrow all-beer basement establishment on a bustling street in the West Village, the kind of place … Continue reading

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The Smell of Money

I got an intriguing pitch from a publicist a couple weeks ago about a cologne that smells like paper currency. It’s called Money, and she sent me a bottle to sample. It comes in a box lined with real shredded … Continue reading

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Why Astor Wine & Spirits Lost Me As a Customer

A frustrating exchange with the people who run Astor Center, the events and classes space above Astor Wines & Spirits here in New York City, has led me to question my over-reliance on the liquor store and seek out alternatives. … Continue reading

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