“You are your best Valentine,” says contributor Simran Sethi. She suggests giving yourself the gift of a perfect pairing. Sethi spoke with brewers and distillers across the country to find the most pleasurable ways to combine chocolate and alcohol.
At Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco, Martin Cate is on a quest to restore tiki drinks to their former glory. Give his Three Dots and a Dash recipe a try. It is one of many in his new book, “Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki.”
David Wondrich is a cocktail historian and the author of two great books on cocktail lore. This week we dive into punch, the subject of his 2010 book Punch: The Delights and Dangers of the Flowing Bowl.
In his book “Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer,” barman Jacob Grier goes beyond the michelada and the boilermaker to give us 50 recipes for beer cocktails. He reinvents forgotten classics and introduces us to his new favorites.