Photo of the Day: March 19, 2018

Cocktail menu from the World Trade Center’s Windows on the World, circa mid-1980’s. I love the prices, especially those $8 martinis. They could get double that now if it was still around.

Photo of the Day: March 13, 2018

I made fajitas one night, but did not feel like a margarita. Instead, I whipped up a Mai Tai. Equal parts Shipwreck Spiced Rum and Coconut Rum, orange and pineapple juices, and a splash of grenadine. Dangerously sweet.

Photo of the Day: November 24, 2017

The perfect cocktail for this time of year, especially during or after a big Thanksgiving meal, is the simple vodka and cranberry juice. Float some frozen cranberries and a lemon rind on top to achieve aesthetic perfection.

Travel Guide MD: Another Fun Off-Season Getaway to Ocean City

My last three visits to Ocean City have been in the off-season (December, March, November; in that order). Now I’m starting to wonder if I ever want to go back in the summer. Sure, there are more attractions open and the amount of people down there makes it seem like one big party, but there…

Photo of the Day: November 21, 2017

A beautiful looking cocktail at New Hope’s Logan Inn. It’s called the Martinez: Tanqueray Gin, sweet vermouth, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, and orange bitters. It was so good that I continue to make it at home. September 2017.

So, How About Pumpkin Spice?

It’s that time of the year again. The air is getting crisp. The leaves are changing. Halloween is right around the corner. Oh, who am I kidding? Pumpkin Spice coffee was out at the end of August during a heat wave. People are divided on the subject. There are few who just like or tolerate…

Photo of the Day: September 12, 2017

Drinking a craft beer is even better when you are in the same locale. Strawberry Wheat has been my favorite product from the Lancaster Brewing Company. Strasburg Pennsylvania, June 2016.

My Dad’s Martini Glass

It sits on the top shelf in the china cabinet. There’s nothing special about it. No distinguishing characteristics. It’s the most plain-looking martini glass you could have. That’s the glass he chose to use every Saturday night when he had his martinis. He rarely drank during the week. Friday and Sunday nights were for beer…