That’s the Boldest Scotch I’ve Ever Had

The other night, I cracked open a bottle of Laphroaig 10. It was a Christmas present from my mom. Though such a gift would normally be a sipping Scotch after dinner, something inside of me just wanted to have it while I was eating. From the first sip to the last, I was utterly blown…

2018 Holiday Buying Guide: Kamora Coffee Liqueur

There are some knock-offs that truly taste like their inspiration. Others are fruitless wannabees that tried in vain to be something they could never be. Kamora Coffee Liqueur manages to avoid the latter and taste almost identical to Kahlua. I was never a big drinker of coffee liqueur, but then Justin really got into White…

Photo of the Day: November 14, 2018

Tonight at Rumson’s Oceanic Free Library, I will be giving a talk on Bootlegging on the Jersey Shore. This was a shot of some of my research.

Restaurant Review: The Huddle (Sleepy Hollow, NY)

Our third bar visit of the day was thankfully the best one. Third time’s a charm, as they say. Since the first two were so disastrous, we debated even giving this place a chance at all. The goal was to come here for late night drinks and maybe a snack, before heading to a 24-hour…

Photo of the Day: October 19, 2018

I’m not a fan of dark beer (and did not really enjoy this one) but there could not be a more perfect bottle in the house for a screening of Nosferatu we had at the museum with live music. The bottle now rests as a collectible on my bar.

The Recipe Book: Greg’s Pumpkin Pie Martini

I was searching for a recipe for a good pumpkin spice martini. One by one, most of the recipes called for multiple cream liquors and even flavored vodkas. I thought that was ridiculous and that I could achieve a desired flavor with minimal ingredients. According to my two taste-testers, I succeeded, and present you with…

Photo of the Day: August 31, 2018

On this last day of August, I think back to an absolutely perfect picnic I had on Sandy Hook just last week. Justin and I walked out to the tip of the hook and noticed a piece of a broken dock that had floated in and rested perfectly on the sand. We returned the next…