Michael Cecconi is the former mixologist at New York’s Back Forty; he's currently the head bartender at San Francisco's Two Sisters Bar and Books, and teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education. Here he shares a quick summertime drink idea, called a Scotch Blossom: 2 ounces of Scotch, 1 ounce of honey simple syrup, 1 ounce of lime juice, 4 to 8 mint leaves, and ice. Shake vigorously, add soda water, and enjoy.
Take your summer cookouts to the next level with this grilled watermelon recipe. Make sure the grill is very hot when you add the watermelon, or the slices will steam instead of caramelize and char. Read more.
As unconventional as it may sound, this unlikely flavor combination is one for the books. Tangy-sweet bread and butter pickle juice against a salty peanut butter topping makes for an incredibly rich, balanced ice-cream-eating experience. Read more.
Taste Test - Trader Joe's Staff Picks
We taste product recommendations from the staff of four different Trader Joe's locations. Read more.