Category Archives: Food/Drinking

Foursquare Daiquiri

Tiré d’une lettre particulière:   Be sure to make a daiquiri with Foursquare Rum; it was the first cocktail I ever fell in love with, and while a more developed palette may have foregone the relationship and so avoided the … Continue reading

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So it’s been awhile, but I have some cocktails for you: mine: ounce and a half Maestro Anejo Tequila ounce and a half red vermouth 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters Mix in a highball glass, stir and serve JDF’s Bootlegger’s Cider … Continue reading

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Another Murakami Recipe (Shrimp with Celery, Mushrooms, and Ginger)

So I have on multiple occasions attempted to recreate the green pepper and beef recipe that starts Toru and Kumiko’s fight in the initial chapters of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, with varying degrees of success. I was all too enthused … Continue reading

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Noodles and Dumplings in Flushing, Queens

So after the first ever Flushing noodle/dumpling tour, there was a clear winner: Xi’an Famous Foods in the Golden Shoping center, 41-28 Main Street. Find the shopping center, go downstairs, and follow the warren to Xi’an (it is across the … Continue reading

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Żubrówka Vodka

Here’s a few notes about an interesting infused vodka that I came by yesterday, along with a few other rediscoveries. A liquor rep stopped by with some ideas for the bar and I got to taste a few of them. … Continue reading

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Santa Sangre

Here’s a champagne cocktail I came up with for the bar tonight as I had plenty of free time during my day shift. Let me know what you think. Santa Sangre 3/4 oz. Grenadine (liqueur or non-alcoholic) 3/4 oz. Gin … Continue reading

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Matador

This is a cocktail I came up last spring to take the edge off rough tequila without burying all the flavor. Essentially it is a dressed up margarita. 1 1/4 oz. reposado tequila (I used 1800) 3/4 oz. Aperol 1/2 … Continue reading

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