Let's jump into June with some great recipes and some wonderful ingredients. We also get a run down of the Manhattan Classic that just occurred.
Xante. The word itself implies X-rated pleasure. Xante is luscious like
the French cognacs it is made from. The sweet summery scent of infused
Belgian ripe pears. The velvety play on the tongue. The warmth like a
kiss of sun. The perfect summer drink.
This is the season for cooking in yards, driveways, parking lots or any
surface flat and solid enough to support a metal container full of
flames. Since this will be happening with increasing frequency in the
coming weeks and months, I will use this space to offer up my guide to
grilling in the hopes it will improve the experience for you and your
guests (unless you're grilling solo, which is also a perfectly fine
undertaking...the undisturbed communion between you and your grill can
be very meditative and therapeutic).
If your idea of garnishing a cocktail is a sprig of mint or a slice of
lime, look again. Dress the Drink adds exquisite edible beauty to your
cocktail menu - from sweet flowers grown with organic principles to
genuine 24 carat gold dust, the collection is unbelievable. Women adore
it, but guys like it too.
New York City's multi-day event celebrating the history, contemporary
culture, and artful craft of the cocktail. Part festival, part fete,
part conference, part cocktail party, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic
brings together the unparalleled talents and opportunities of the bars,
bartenders, and restaurants of our great city for five days of
activities, both educational and celebratory in nature, championing the
common ideals of authenticity, equality, sustainability, service, and
pleasure. There will be some drinking involved, too.
I am very happy to introduce Shawn Soole as a new contributor here at Bar None.
I have the bartender's lifestyle. It consumes every facet of my being,
my soul, my dreams and my future. I live and breathe the industry. The
years of alcohol soaking into my veins now fuels me to sleepless nights,
restless days and thoughts of grandeur.