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Saveur Holiday Social

SAVEUR is hosting their Holiday Social on Saturday, December 13th at the Astor Center in NYC, where the food-obsessed can come shop, taste, and learn. Guests can reserve a seat in the Learn classroom of their choosing, a selection of intimate workshops taught by NYC’s top culinary talent.  Classes include: Scotch Cocktails with Dev Johnson from Employees Only, Craft Cocktails by Chris Wertz and Peter Fornatale, Authors of Brooklyn Spirits, His-and-Hers Wine Tasting from The NoMad and The Breslin, Fancy Desserts with Del Posto’s Brooks Headley, Portuguese Cuisine with Aldea’s George MendesHanukkah Brunch with Black Seed Bagel’s Eli Sussman, and many more.  Tickets for our Learn sessions are limited!
SAVEUR has also handpicked artisanal goods and hard-to-find foodie gifts for shoppers to sample, peruse, and purchase, all in one spot. Attendees are also invited to indulge in bottomless tastings of SAVEUR Test Kitchen approved festive recipes, custom cocktails, wines and beers.
 
A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to SAVEUR’s charity partner, Citymeals-on-Wheels.
Some of the seminars include:
 

5:00 – 5:45PM | MIX, SHAKE AND SIP! WITH HIGHLAND PARK

Watch Dev Johnson from Employees Only in action for this hands-on mixology experience and discover the versatility of Highland Park Single Malt. Learn the trick to making the perfect smoky scotch cocktail, just in time for holiday entertaining.Host: Dev Johnson, Principal Bartender, Employees Only

 
5:00 – 5:45PM | HIS-AND-HERS WINE TASTING FROM THE NOMAD AND THE BRESLIN

Husband-and-wife sommelier duo Thomas Pastuszak and Jessica Brown will guide you through a “His” and “Hers” wine tasting, from affordable sparkling wine to extremely versatile reds, to serve at your next holiday meal. Hosts: Jessica Brown, Wine Director, The John Dory and The Breslin; Thomas Pastuszak, Wine Director, The NoMad

 
6:15 – 7:00PM | BETTER THAN THE BAR: MAKE CRAFT COCKTAILS AT HOME

Join Will Noland of Sidecar Brooklyn for a lesson in how to make vibrant seasonal cocktails with progressive DIY mixology tricks. Chris Wertz and Peter Fornatale, authors of Brooklyn Spirits, will lend their expertise for this hands-on demonstration of shaking and stirring.Hosts: Will Noland, Sidecar Brooklyn; Chris Wertz and Peter Fornatale, Authors of Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Distilling and Cocktails from the World’s Hippest Borough

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Happy holidays!

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Happy holidays to all you beautiful people!! Christmas may be over but now that leaves room for the real celebration we can all share: herpes the new year!

I’ll post a couple more drinks before this year is up and hope to grow the ‘Death To Sour Mix’ site in 2013.

Best wishes and drink responsibly.

The Holiday

3 parts apple brandy [ Laird’s ]
1 1/2 parts fresh lemon juice
1 part cranberry juice
1 part ginger liquor
2 bar spoons of grenadine [ avoid the cheap bottled stuff like you would herpes ]
stick of cinnamon.
small handful of cranberries.

I live in Boston. Which means there’s a lot of booze but very little inspiration when it comes to cocktails. In most places it comes down to what flavor of Sam Adams you’ll have or how much cranberry you’d like with your vodka. Enter Stoddard’s Pub.
This place not only looks the part (picture the 1940’s. Without the polio) but has the type of drinks that’d make any pretentious alcoholic with too much time on his hands start a blog. I’m sorry. I’m being too hard on myself; I don’t have that much free time.
Long story short: this was my first drink there. It had everything you’d want to have in a cold night in the fall or winter. So I stole reverse engineered the shit out of it (with science, you guys) so that I could give it to you.

How to:
Take the handful of cranberries and muddle all its fresh juice.
Add all the other ingredients and shake it like a Polaroid.
Double strain [ unless you want to be self-conscious ] into a rocks glass and garnish with some cranberries and a stick of cinnamon.
Pro tip: scrape some cinnamon on top of the drink before serving it.
[ Enjoy ]