Tom Collins

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Summer Cocktails in NYC, 2014 Edition

    Each New Yorker has his or her own remedy for the stinking, thick blanket of heat that covers the city all summer. Some go for weekend getaways along the New England coastline. Others opt rely on what may as well be an IV drip of cold brew coffee and air-conditioned hermit lifestyles. Still others v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Sampling The Butterfly's Brand New Brunch

    The Butterfly made its brunch debut on Saturday, and given its location in a neighborhood famous for a near-lethal combination of stroller-pushing brunchers and mediocre daytime options, our first inclination was that we might need to steel ourselves for an insane crowd.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2012

    Weekend Drinking: The Citron Collins

    In July, I picked up a bottle of Bittermens Citron Sauvage, a deliciously bitter grapefruit liqueur produced locally by Bittermens Spirits. It's a smoggy orange syrup, but not too sweet, which makes it lovely for sipping straight. Throughout the summer, I've poured it over ice and enjoyed it plain, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    What Went Down the Hatch on the Titanic?

    In the movie Titanic, which will hit theaters in 3D in April, we see that passengers on the RMS Titanic in all classes really boozed it up before disaster struck. What exactly were they drinking?

  • Theater

    August 17, 2011

    Rent Gets a New Lease on Life

    Revived Off-Broadway, Jonathan Larson's famous musical gives reason for some tears, and some cheers

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Frank Cisneros of Prime Meats Talks Punch, Beer Panic & Steak-and-Martini Dinners

    Frank Cisneros​Prime Meats just earned itself a pretty enviable review. But the kitchen staff aren't the only ones psyched about it. Benefits are being reaped behind the bar, too, according to bartender Frank Cisneros. After all, he says, a restaurant is a team effort. Tell me about pairing f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Milk & Honey's Mickey McIlroy Talks Bad Customers, Anti-Social Bartenders & Just Where They Hid the Vodka at His Bar

    Mickey McIlroy will not make you a unicorn.​Back before every bartender was a self-proclaimed mixologist and seasonal cocktail lists were announced via press release, a business card was circulated among those in the know for an unmarked and unlisted bar on a dingy Lower East Side block where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Update: Fort Defiance's New Dinner Menu

    ​Since the Fort Defiance review ran, owner St. John Frizell has added a proper dinner menu, so we headed to Red Hook to check it out this weekend. Frizell is a master of coziness and simplicity--he knows what would hit the spot, and serves it without fuss. When the weather was hot, he slung pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Let Bols Genever Introduce You to a John Collins

    ​The Tom Collins might be what you grandmother likes to drink, but that's no excuse to knock it. Especially when the gin-and-hard lemonade cocktail might originally have been made with the Dutch version of gin: genever. Only you're not supposed to call it that. Bols Genever, which launched la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Cookbook Tester--The Essential Cocktail by Dale DeGroff

    Chantal is heading to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans tomorrow, so you can look forward to insider stories of the cocktailarati. To kick off a boozy week, a test run of Dale DeGroff's book The Essential Cocktail seemed appropriate. DeGroff is often known as the King of Cocktails, the guy who ... More >>

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