Last year I had the most delicious cocktail based on muddled concord grapes at Gramercy Tavern. Does anyone remember the details of this cocktail? Vodka or gin? Something herbal maybe? The season has started in LA and I would love to try it again.
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab.
A perfect margarita is a thing of beauty, and dangerously easy to make. Freshly squeezed lime juice, and the proper balance of 100% agave tequila and Cointreau, are essential.