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THE C & O COCKTAIL

Named for the wonderful C&O restaurant in Charlottesville where I first had this cocktail, this drink has a little bit of everything. Campari – a booze trend I’m seeing everywhere now – soaked in coffee beans and chiles de arbol, with bourbon and Carpano Antica vermouth sounds like an oddball mix, but the flavors are deep and rich, and feel […]
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THE DOWN LOW

This is my new favorite cold weather cocktail. Imagine it like a martini plus. The plus part is the touch of angostura bitters and the walnut liqueur. The first sip is bright and refreshing, but quickly yields to the mellow, honeyed flavor of the liqueur with a subtle bite from the bitters. The down low is cozy yet refreshing at […]
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YERBA BUENA CHICKEN SANDWICH

Yerba Buena is a mint-like herb that grows rampant in the Southern Californian countryside. It’s not popular now, but back in the day…like, before the Spanish even showed up, it was used in native cuisine for its peppery, citrus flavor and menthol notes. While scouring my vintage cookbooks, I came across a recipe for a Yerba Buena sauce in Helen […]
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