The Caprese

ap·pe·tiz·er noun a small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one’s appetite. In today’s society, it really isn’t common to make appetizers at home.  Mostly we reserve such indulgences for when we are dinning out or at some… Continue reading »

Nightcaps: A lost art

Just as fashion trends come and go, I believe the same can be said for cocktails, wines, and liqueurs. In particular, society as a whole fluctuates on how and when we drink certain types of alcohol.  Typically, one considers drinking spirits before a formal meal in either a cocktail or… Continue reading »

Shaken, Not Stirred

Before meeting my wife, I think I had maybe tried a Dirty Martini once, and frankly, it was horrible.  I can still remember that first sip, the burn, and my promise to never do that again. However, love is a funny thing and if you are desperate to impress your… Continue reading »

The Old Fashioned: My quest for perfection

I believe the first spirit to touch my lips many years ago was a sip of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7.  Of course it burned from the tip of my tongue to the very soles of my feet; but it was right then and there that my love affair with… Continue reading »