Pmag’s Ultimate Cocktails: Long Island Iced Tea

Once upon a time, in a century far, far away, I was once the chief drink-slinger at a dive bar. It may be the best job I’ve ever had.  Read More Pmag’s Ultimate Cocktails: Long Island Iced Tea

Drink Up: The Summertime Blues

Feeling blue about the end of summer?  Cheer up, bluebells, there’s still a little time left before Labor Day.  And if that thought doesn’t brighten you up, maybe this little concoction will.  It’s a refreshing mix of Summer’s best, and only requires a few ingredients and some light berry-squishing.  The Summertime Blues makes a good mocktail without the rum as well, in case you’d like to jump into your convertible and take off for the beach before Autumn arrives and ruins all the fun. Read More Drink Up: The Summertime Blues

Rum Diary: A Flight of Daiquiris

For many people, July means fireworks, festivals and farmers’ markets.  For my friend B and I, it means Daiquiri Day.  National Daiquiri Day (it’s real) is July 19, and to help the daiquiri throw off its kitchy, tiki-bar associations, we concocted a trio of fantastic new flavors that harmonize like the Dixie Chicks at a rum-soaked county fair:  Strawberry Basil Balsamic, Watermelon Mint, and Grapefruit. Read More Rum Diary: A Flight of Daiquiris