Angel’s Envy Eggnog

*6 large egg yolks, ½ c sugar, 1 c heavy cream, 2 c whole milk, 1 tsp nutmeg, pinch of salt, ¼ tsp vanilla extract Whisk together egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until fluffy. In a saucepan, bring cream, milk, nutmeg and salt to low boil, stirring often. Stir one tablespoon milk mixture into sugar and egg mixure. Continue to add one tablespoon at … Read More

Improved Stinger

The Stinger is a drink traditionally made with brandy and white créme de menthe, shaken and poured over ice. In spite of the fact that this would be, by traditional cocktail methodology, a stirred drink, the shaking adds aeration and mouthfeel that’s irreplaceable in the drink. An “improved” cocktail is a traditional cocktail to which either maraschino liqueur … Read More

The Brown Derby (or De Rigueur)

The Brown Derby cocktail
History is often a little murky regarding the origins of many classic cocktails. In no case is this more evident than the Brown Derby. Sorry, or is that the De Rigueur? Depending on which coast you’re on, the answer is “Sure.” The problem is that they’re identical cocktails that emerged around roughly the same time. The De Rigueur … Read More

The Suburban

The Suburban cocktail
There are some cocktails we’d frankly like to see more of, and The Suburban is one of them. It’s a relic that comes to us from the upscale gentlemen’s clubs and hotel bars of late 19th century New York City. And today, it would fit in just as well at the same types of establishments—except for … Read More