Fill a shaker tin with ice and add 2 ounces 100 percent agave blanco tequila (Osaka Ramen uses Lunazul), 1 ounce fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice, and 1 teaspoon chopped Fresno peppers with seeds. Shake.
Pour through a strainer or colander into a chilled...
1. Peel and quarter 2 medium red beets.
Place in a pot with enough water to cover and boil until mushy, about 2 hours.
Remove and shock beets in cold water.
2. In a food processor, purée the beets.
After the purée has...
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1. Choose three complementary flavors of ice cream. Place three glass nesting bowls in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. Spread a half-inch layer of softened ice cream inside the largest bowl. Nest the medium bowl into the large bowl. Place back in the freezer for about 2 hours.
Dancing Cupacabra —Photo by Sarah Boyum
It has long been rumored that consuming absinthe induces hallucinations (ahem, Vincent van Gogh), but today’s spirit is far tamer than what was served in 19th-century France. Modern-day absinthe doesn’t contain enough wormwood or its active chemical, thujone, to produce visions, according to...
1. Cut 2 pounds of bacon into 1-inch pieces and cook over medium-high heat in a large skillet, stirring occasionally, until bacon is browned, about 20 to 30 minutes. Drain grease, reserving ¼ to ½ cup, and place bacon on paper towels to drain.
2. Return the reserved bacon grease to the pan...
Cookies 'N' Cream—Photo by Carmel Zucker
Winter in Colorado means two things: soft powder on the slopes and craft suds waiting for you back at the lodge. Those are two pretty great things—and they can actually be made better when the après-ski drink becomes a beer-based cocktail. Here, four ways to elevate your stout, all approved by...
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1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, scald (heat to just below boiling) 3 ¼ ounces heavy cream.
2. Place 2 ½ ounces chopped milk chocolate (for a richer flavor, substitute dark chocolate) in a heat-proof bowl. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let sit for 30 seconds.
—Photos by Paul Miller
Although traditional eggnog certainly has its place at our winter table (especially when spiked with bourbon), ’tis time you made a fresh round of cold-weather cocktails part of your holiday traditions. We asked local bartenders to reveal the best not-nog concoctions on their menus. The picks all...