“Improving” a cocktail does not necessarily mean making it better. The term simply means something was added to the traditional combination of spirit, sugar, water, and bitters associated with an Old Fashioned style cocktail. In this case, Charlotte “improves” this tequila Old Fashioned by adding Maraschino and two types of bitters.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy