What's the Origin of the Word 'Cocktail'?

No, it doesn't have anything to do with a rooster—but it does have something to do with a horse. Type origin of word cocktail into your search engine and you may see a dictionary entry that explains...

What are your favorite Holiday Venues in metro NY?

by gutreactions 2 years ago

Whether you've been naughty or nice, it's time to gather with friends and family and enjoy the Holiday Season. What are your favorite venues for dining & cocktails this time of the year? Places tha...

Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion: David Lebovitz's DRINKING FRENCH & Website Cocktails

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 8 months ago

Welcome to our Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion, where we’ll be stirring, shaking, and sipping our way through David Lebovitz’s Book DRINKING FRENCH: THE ICONIC COCKTAILS, APÉRITIFS, AND CAFÉ TR...

Best non-alcoholic beverages: share your favorites!

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Want to cut back on my alcohol consumption during this pandemic. We enjoy our wine and beer, but we want non-alcoholic alternative drinks, too. Especially when dining out. A friend recently tried H...

Supper & Cocktails for A Group of Gals

by Andria 3 months ago

Having not gone out for well over a year, I am feeling a little out of the loop. I am looking for a place to go with a group of friends. Downtown, West Island, or anywhere close. Nothing too exotic...

Good Eats and Drinks in Denver and Boulder

by willscarlett 3 months ago

I'm going to be in Denver and Boulder during the first week of November. A few years ago, I was at a dinner at the James Beard House in NYC that was run by Alex Seidel and his team, so I was wonder...

Proof Syrup?

by zackly 4 months ago

Ads for this stuff have been popping up on my Facebook page. As with most over-hyped social media driven products they are either overpriced or poor quality. $32.00 for 16 ounces of simple syrup wi...

Daiquiris, Piña Coladas, etc

by prima 7 months ago

Anyone know where to get a good daiquiri or piña colada in TO? Rhum Corner, Bar Chef, Civil Liberties and Patois don't have them on their current menus. Thanks for any tips!

Rangoon - Nice Burmese in Prospect/Crown Hts

jen kalb
by jen kalb 9 months ago

Its pretty amazing to eat Burmese food in ones own neighborhood. Finally COVID and all we made it over to this newcomer at Prospect and Classon Aves which presents its dishes with style and a menu...

Indian Cocktails

by lgphil 15 years ago

Every month or so, we get together with some friends and have a theme dinner. this month is India. since I can't cook and everyone else can, I am in charge of drinks. Does anyone have so...

Summer 2020 COTM Cocktail Companion: PUNCH WEBSITE RECIPES

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Welcome to the discussion and reporting thread for our 2020 Summer Cocktail Companion, PUNCH. We'll be mixing up drinks all summer long using recipes from https://punchdrink.com/recipes/ In addi...

Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion VOTING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 8 months ago

Welcome to our voting thread for Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion. There was a variety of nominations, but only two emerged with more than a single nomination each, and so the vote is between ...

Summer 2021 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion NOMINATIONS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 8 months ago

Are you a fan of cocktails (or mocktails)? Join us in nominating titles for Summer 2020 COTM Cocktail Companion! Any cocktail-oriented recipe resource — book or website — is eligible (but check the...

Kentucky Derby is May 1: Any Food & Drink Plans?

by gutreactions 9 months ago

A few years ago, we decided to get a big container of Kentucky Fried Chicken with all the fixins on Derby Day. Last year was curtailed, as it was with so many other events. What about this year? Wi...

Summer 2019 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion: BATCH COCKTAILS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 years ago

Hello and welcome to the reporting thread for our Summer 2019 COTM Cocktail Companion, BATCH COCKTAILS: MAKE-AHEAD PITCHER DRINKS FOR EVERY OCCASION by Maggie Hoffman. Time to roll up our sleeves, ...

Bourbons for cocktails?

by mstrimel 1 year ago

I like bourbon and my current pour is Knob Creek 9 y.o., however I just saw a cocktail recipe (Gold Rush) that specifically stated 4-8 y.o. bourbon. I'm not overly fussy, but it got me thinking ......

Bryant Lake Bowl | Minneapolis

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

This drone video to publicize Bryant Lake Bowl during the pandemic has won critical acclaim and gone viral. Checking here, the local 'hounds have recommended the spot for breakfast, birthday partie...

Soy silver lined cocktail shaker question

by OaklandGal 1 year ago

I know this is unnecessary and rather ridiculous, but does anyone happen to have the Soy copper cocktail shaker that’s lined with silver? I was wondering about the effects of vigorous shaking with ...

Billionaire or Scofflaw

by walkoffdinner 1 year ago

Was introduced to these cocktails about 4 years ago at great bars like Adesso, Comstock, Bourbon & Branch & a terrific Miami joint, the Pawn Broker in the Langford Hotel. Most now all defunct, RIP...

What's Your Go To Drink for Christmas Day/New Years Day?

by treb 1 year ago

Do you have favorite libation for Christmas Day and New Years Day? For Christmas day, I like an old school martini, 3 olives on the side. Has to be very dry (just a whisper of vermouth). New ...