The night before my “History of Liquor” lecture, I had to get in the zone with some absinthe, the history of which is a large chunk of the class.
A lovely staged shot at the Strauss Mansion Museum.
A “bar caddy” I picked up at an antique store in Keyport to hold the stirrers that neither myself nor anyone else ever use.
I always pair Scotch with Indian food.
The day the sale of our house was finalized last month, I treated myself.
A shot from the most recent (and hopefully last) snowstorm of the season!
I’ll make sure to be over when my friend Lynn finally cracks open this bottle!
New house. New room. New piece of art for one of my walls. I have long been fascinated by vintage absinthe artwork, and this may be my favorite of them all.
Let’s go for three days in a row of one of the most historic spirits out there: absinthe! After years of drinking the maligned and mysterious liquor, I finally purchased a special glass for it online from Pontarlier. It even came with the spoon and a few cubes of sugar. This one was just for…
An addition to the top of my bar. It was found in a bin of antiques I was going through in my basement as we prepared to move last month.
The last drops of my dad’s Sambuca.
Never know what you might find at my friend Lynn’s house. Her vintage liquor cabinet has been featured once before. Here is something entirely new: a strawberry liqueur. I did not know what to expect, but being from the 1980’s, it managed to age itself into the taste and consistency of a Port wine.