Sangria just calls out for experimentation, and there’s no reason to feel tethered to a ho-hum mix of wine and fruit. In this fruity- but-bitter rendition, Dorothy Elizabeth of Straylight in New York brings out the juicy flavors of Sauvignon Blanc by adding fresh grapefruit juice and citrusy Aperol, bracing Campari, and rich Italian vermouth.
Aperol Spritz, Food Schmooze-Style
Alex Province knows his way around a bar cart. But for parties that go well into the night, he prefers making low-alcohol cocktails for friends, and his Aperol Spritz fits the bill.
Anthony’s Any Day Brunch Punch
When asked to create a cocktail suitable for brunch for our Food Schmooze® party celebrating breakfast, Anthony DeSerio invented a beautiful punch—that packs a punch. It’s a knock-out. Reason enough, we thought, to warm the griddle, pull out the waffle iron, and call a few friends over for brunch this weekend.
Easy Cocktail: Anthony’s Don Corleone Negroni
The Negroni is a classic cocktail. If you want to put a whimsical twist on a classic, Anthony DeSerio is your guy. Or, your bartender, if you’re lucky. For this week’s easy cocktail, Anthony mixes up a Negroni suspended in strawberry-rhubarb Jell-O shots set in orange peels. We’re calling it the Don Corleone Negroni, not […]
Alex’s Sangria Recipe
You can easily make Alex Province’s sangria recipe your own. Use a red, white, or even a rosé wine. As long as the wine is unoaked, you’ll have a tasty sangria. Add the brandy or leave it out. Use any fruit you like to infuse the sangria with flavor: apples, melon, limes, lemons, peaches. Anything with a rind would be good.
Easy Cocktail: Sparkling Negroni
From Faith: When I was in the city of Nice, one of my favorite places in France, the delicious Negroni cocktail was the thing to drink on ice, especially staring out over the sun-drenched boardwalk adjacent to an aqua sea. Our show cocktail guy, Anthony DeSerio, sweetie that he is, came up with this terrific twist […]