THE JUNGLE BIRD

Visiting Toronto often is one of my favorite perks of my job(s). At this point, I have a favorite neighborhood, favorite restaurants, favorite streets, and even a favorite apartment I always try to rent. It’s walking distance from Rhum Corner, a delicious Haitian inspired bar and restaurant on Dundas, in the hipster-ish (gosh we need a new word for that) […]
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MUDDLED CHERRY MAI TAIS

I went through an intense cocktail phase in my early 20’s. Speakeasies were de rigeuer then, and no bar cart was complete without obscure, single purpose liqueurs and a supply of egg whites at the ready. But I never made it far enough through my catalog of vintage recipes to reach the Tiki explosion – when GIs returning from the […]
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SPICY STRAWBERRY MARGARITAS

Spicy margaritas and strawberry margaritas are two of my favorite cocktails – especially when they’re freshly made and not too sweet. So when I ordered a spicy strawberry mezcal cocktail in Mexico City during my recent trip, it hit me that I had never tried combining those two perfect things before. Inspired by that fresh, tart, barely sweet, and mildly […]
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ORANGE BLOSSOM

A mimosa is grand an all, but sometimes you want something with a little more oomph. The Orange Blossom does just that. Adding a bit of gin for bite and chamomile rosemary syrup, this low key drink works equally well for brunch as it does for evening cocktails. Plus, the little chamomile flowers are just too pretty.  INGREDIENTS 1 ounce […]
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IRISH COFFEE

Somewhere between dessert and cocktails lies Irish Coffee. It’s sweet, but with a bite from the spicy Irish whiskey. This isn’t a traditional Irish Coffee, which has sugar mixed in and a float of unwhipped cream on top, but I love the velvety texture the whipped cream gives the coffee, plus the cinnamon is a nice touch too. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS […]
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REAL IRISH CREAM

One of the strange challenges of being a food blogger is coming up with fresh content for holidays that happen every year. How many types of flag cake can you really make? How many twists on turkey and gravy? And with St. Patrick’s Day, do I day try to find a chic or delicious way to make green beer? Not […]
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ORANGE WHISKY PATE DE FRUIT

Sophisticated and sweet, these pate de fruit are inspired by the classic old fashioned. Fresh orange and your S.O.’s favorite whisky make these candies unique, and so much more interesting than classic fruit flavors. The best part is that you can easily play with the flavors to make them your own. If you love Penicillin cocktails, try making one with […]
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