The Perfect Aperitif

When you’re having friends over for dinner, an aperitif is a welcoming way to get the good times flowing.  Traditionally served before dinner, an aperitif is typically dry (opposite of sweet),  made with ingredients like vermouth, sherry (fortified white wine) or a dry white wine. It’s supposed to stimulate the appetite, like a digestif is served after dinner to aid digestion, and it’s an easy … Continue reading The Perfect Aperitif

The Ultimate Gin & Tonic

Nothing says summer like a refreshing gin & tonic to cap off a hot day and kick off a relaxing evening. The botanicals of the gin, the bittersweet tonic, the citrusy squeeze of lime and a secret ingredient make this the perfect summertime beverage. Here’s what you’ll need: Jigger 2 oz gin 0.5 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur Tonic water Lime Ice A beautiful glass (presentation … Continue reading The Ultimate Gin & Tonic