Is Paris Burning? Photo by Richard Swearinger
I’m not a fan of those hyper-sweet dessert martinis that are popular today. Key lime pie martinis, butterscotch pie martinis, chocolate Godiva martinis….they’re just so cloying, and end up making me feel overindulged and tired—worse for having imbibed rather than better.
Especially when entertaining, I’d rather
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The French 75: What's better than Champagne? Gin and Champagne. Photo by Richard Swearinger.
As I mention in my book, the French know their way around a cocktail shaker. Most better restaurants have a “cocktail maison”—a house cocktail—and it’s always a dashing way to kick off the evening. The Bonne Femme cookbook offers
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