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Two Cocktails and Some Food Porn
cap, captain miss america

Yesterday, I opened a bottle of Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ Ethereal Gin. Anyone who keeps sharp tabs knows how much I love their Greylock, so I was really eager to try this.

I’m not sure how to describe it. Ethereal has one of the most unique flavors I’ve ever tasted in a gin, that I can only explain by likening it to the flavor that you get in your mouth when you’re sitting around a bonfire and you breathe in the scent of burning wood. So, really fascinating and complex and difficult. It’s not something I’m just going to sit around and drink, but mixing it was sneaky because I didn’t want to cover up the burning flavor. I tried it with like seven different things and I’m still not 100% happy with this one but the sorrel is something I’ve never used in a cocktail before and that part worked perfectly.



2 oz Ethereal Gin
1 oz Ramazzotti
3 large sorrel leaves
1/8 oz Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur

Chiffonade the sorrel leaves.
Add Gin, Ramazzotti and sorrel to a pitcher and muddle.
Coat a cocktail glass with Zirbenz, pour out excess.
Strain drink into glass!

Tonight, we had a dinner party, and on account of having to get the house ready, we just ate sandwiches, although saying “just” when discussing these sandwiches is a bit of an understatement. This is my sandwich:

The is prosciutto, salami and capicola with provolone and arugula and a tiny bit of rosemary olive oil. It was to die for.

Also, yesterday: Do you remember my giant asparagi? Well, this one is giving them a run for their money. Also, I think it is getting a job in the adult film industry:

Oh my word.

I forgot to take pictures of the salad, but it was a plain old tricolor. Here is the other stuff we ate!


This is my invention. It’s polenta spooned on a cookie sheet in disk shapes, topped with prosciutto and baked until the prosciutto is crispy and the polenta is firm, then covered with fried crispy sage and brown butter.

Linguini primavera covered with seafood!

Tiramisu and a raspberry-rhubarb crostada!

So I like making negronis but usually when we have company and I am like “negronis!” the company is like “gross!” which is sort of devastating because negronis are my go-to drink. This time, everyone but my father said yes to negronis so I was sort of tickled and I got to make a whole pitcher of this:

Blood Orange Negroni

1.5 oz Rogue Pink Spruce Gin
1 oz Campari
.5 oz red vermouth
Juice from 1/2 blood orange
1 blood orange wedge
10 sage leaves

Add gin and 9 sage leaves to pitcher and let sit five minutes
Add campari, vermouth, and juice, plus leftover orange pieces, muddle
Strain into glass and garnish with blood orange wedge and one sage leaf

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

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OMG that sandwich! And your polenta invention! And the tiramisu! And you gave me jellybeans! This is a hungry morning where I want to eat my screen.

Mmm delicious buttery computer screen.

And yes! It was all delicious!

GIANT ASPARAGI! I don't know whether to run and hide, or start up the wok.

Aw, the asparagus loves you! Don't run away!

I had to look up sorrel, 'cause my dad always called it dock. this must be a redneck thing, i does not know. the cocktail sounds awesome, but the real lust inspirer in this post is that sandwich. yeouch!

have you had dimmi?

That sandwich was freaking amazing. Like, I don't normally take pictures of sandwiches, but that one deserved it. My mom has started going to a new Italian deli in Queens that also sells homemade fresh pasta for like $3/lb., and that's where the meat came from.

I have not had Dimmi, but it looks like they have it at Astor. I assume I should remedy this?

it's a new version of an old favorite for me. i've been running this stupid simple drink with it all weekend, just it, gin, and fresh oj, but I could do 1000 things with it.

Yum! Okay, I will try it out when I get a chance!

This really is a porn post and I love it!

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