1. Boozy milk shake: get the recipe in @foodculturist’s #greenzine, on sale this Sunday 4/27@brooklynzinefest #zinester #cocktails
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    Boozy milk shake: get the recipe in @foodculturist’s #greenzine, on sale this Sunday 4/27@brooklynzinefest #zinester #cocktails

  2. Fall, Recap, Classy Holiday Sips and a New Blog!

    Hello All.

    It has been a little while since I last posted to pages, leaving some of you to wait and wonder.  Trust me, it wasn’t the best thing I’ve ever done, and I hope we can patch things up in time to move me from you “naughty” to “nice” list in time for St. Nick’s annual visit.  That said, I got a little busy, and now that I have a little free time, I am back (along with a plan to see to it that the gap between this and the next post is not so wide). 

    To recap, I moved (from Bed Stuy to Bushwhick) got a couple new gigs, am kinda starting to exhibit some early signs of old age: that “thing” in my hair? It’s not lint, it’s actually grey, and my friends have stopped asking me to come out, because they know that, for the first time in years, my favorite place in the world is, well, my couch. I like to think that these are all signs that I am finally growing up (baby face notwithstanding), and as we all know, these changes don’t come without a few aches and pains - all fine by me if that’s what it takes to get where I am going.

    I started a drinks blog several months back, maybe you have seen a story or two from there posted here.  It’s called A Good Room (goodroom.tumblr.com), and it’s where the bulk of my attention will be focused, writing wise, for awhile:  I love food as much as everyone, but alas, my days at the stove of late are few and far between, and I said to myself, there are a ton of blogs out there doing a better job than me at this.  So, until further notice, I am going to be posting on A Good Room, a few times a month, sharing some of that stuff here, with occassional original content as well as behind the scense from that blog: outtakes, extra photos, etc, landing here as well.

    Until then, feast your eyes on an assortment of photos from the last couple  months. And when you are done with that, check out the new installment of Saturday Sip, where gin reigns supreme on my cold weather booze list.  In it, you’ll find some drinks both familiar and obscure, all way easier to serve at your next holiday gathering that you might have guessed -  I promise!  Thanks again for following and stay tuned for more to come!

    Shannon

  3. Hanging with my Richard on a shoot at New York Distilling Company for Sweets and Bitters Fall 2013 quarterly.  The punch is real, so are the smiles.
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    Hanging with my Richard on a shoot at New York Distilling Company for Sweets and Bitters Fall 2013 quarterly.  The punch is real, so are the smiles.

  4. The Knickerbocker: Rum, Raspberry Syrup, Lime and Caraçao:  delicious anytime, and a good template for a punch bowl too boot.
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    The Knickerbocker: Rum, Raspberry Syrup, Lime and Caraçao:  delicious anytime, and a good template for a punch bowl too boot.

  5. A slate of holiday gin cocktails await taste testing.
For the full story and recipes,  follow this link: 
http://tinyurl.com/pva8lps
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    A slate of holiday gin cocktails await taste testing.
    For the full story and recipes,  follow this link:
    http://tinyurl.com/pva8lps

  6. Nothing like a handwritten scribble to really grab an idea
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    Nothing like a handwritten scribble to really grab an idea

  7. Testing cool weather drinks at one of Bed Stuy’s newest watering holes, Doris. 
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    Testing cool weather drinks at one of Bed Stuy’s newest watering holes, Doris. 

  8. Testing out classic rum drinks with The Noble Experiement’s Owner’s NYC Rum.  It’s delicious and the recent recipient of a silver medal in the NY International Spirits competition.
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    Testing out classic rum drinks with The Noble Experiement’s Owner’s NYC Rum.  It’s delicious and the recent recipient of a silver medal in the NY International Spirits competition.

  9. Brunch menu at my new gig…..stop by for a visit, eh?
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    Brunch menu at my new gig…..stop by for a visit, eh?