Join me in raising a toast to Stookey’s Club Moderne, a delightful 1930s art deco-style cocktail bar that opened in January 2015, by a dynamic trio of owners – husband and wife Tim Stookey and Leslie Cole Stookey and Leslie’s cousin Aaron Cole. Continue reading →
I adore the now-not-so-recent revival in exquisite cocktails. My heart leaps when I pick up an exciting cocktail menu, often divided into two lists: classic cocktails, and innovative ones created by the resident mixologist. I’m especially heartened by the use of fresh fruit and vegetables, whether juiced or muddled, and fragrant herbs and spices.
Seasons. The ones that dictate how tasty your tomato will be (best in late summer), how excited you are for skiing (winter, natch), and how much of your time will be given over to griping (spring and fall: I’m looking at you, daylight savings time). These seasons present the garden-to-glass mixologist with a varied palette from which to choose. And now, in the winter, there are few choices offered. In the face of such adversity it is good to dig deep (farming pun intended) and make the best of it, so here comes my beet cocktail, Root Cause. Continue reading →