Hennessy Black Brunch Martini
While Hennessy might be a recognizable brand, many of us aren't aware of the cognac's nuances—or remain wary of cognac in general due to a lack of understanding. On a recent summer afternoon, the team at CH learned that Hennessy Black (which launched...
Hennessy Black Flor de Jamaica Cocktail
There's immediate brand recognition when people hear the name Hennessy. For many generations, the brand has been associated with a refined sipping experience. Yet not everybody is aware that Hennessy is a cognac—and that cognac is a region-specific...
Obicà Mozzarella Bar, NYC
Obicà Mozzarella Bar is an under-the-radar Flatiron gem—one block away from Madison Square Park—that should be on the list for those downtown planning their next work lunch. With restaurants around the world (from Tokyo to London and Rome), the...
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Tales of the Cocktail 2015
As far as trade shows go, there's really nothing quite like Tales of the Cocktail—a week long meetup of almost every major spirits brand internationally. The annual affair takes place in the sweltering summer sun of New Orleans and hydration is the...
Animated Recipe: How To Dice an Onion
If you don't know your slicing from dicing and get a little nervous in the kitchen, don't worry. Here is a step-by-step guide to dicing an onion—resulting in even pieces every time, though we can't guarantee this will be a tear-free experience. This...
Kimchi has always been a source of Korean pride—yet the obligatory side dish (and cultural symbol) has made headlines in the past few years as cheaper Chinese imports have taken over restaurants and supermarkets. New Yorkers now can get a taste...
Blind Spot’s Buttered Cinnamon Daiquiri
On our recent visit to the newly refurbished Blind Spot bar at the St Martin’s Lane Hotel in London, we got the chance to try a few of the bar’s recently revealed cocktails, created by mixologist Andrew Loudon. Loudon, who won the 10th edition...
Singani 63 Bolivian Brandy
For those of us forever on the quest to imbibe rare or regional spirits, acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is making the crusade a bit easier. While filming "Che" in Bolivia, Soderbergh became acquainted with their locally produced pisco-like...
Four Pressed Juice Cocktails
Since the dawn of the pressed juice craze, our minds have strayed to its potential impact on the world of mixed drinks. Of course fresh lime juice adds a kick to almost any cocktail, and freshly squeezed orange juice lends flavor more potent than when...
CH25: Tarren Wolfe
“Our vision has always been to provide an option for everyone to grow their own food," says Urban Cultivator founder and CEO Tarren Wolfe. Observing how challenging it was to source completely organic, non-GMO food—hitting home personally due to...
Modern Korean Cuisine at Oiji
While there are many small restaurants crammed into Manhattan's block-long Koreatown on 32nd Street, their menus are pretty similar. Each offers the traditional home-cooked staples that Koreans overseas crave, from doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew...
Suntory's Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Last week, in a sun-soaked room perched atop NYC's New Museum, Suntory Whisky's Chief Blender, Shinji Fukuyo, unveiled the latest product in their Hibiki range: Japanese Harmony. Last year the brand made waves when its Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask...
Animated Recipe: Salted Coconut + Almond Granola
Homemade granola is almost always tastier than a store-bought kind—and healthier. Store-bought granolas are often full of sugar and preservatives and yet, they can still lack flavor. In this flavorful recipe, you can dictate your own level of sweetness...
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The Defining Characteristics of DeLeón Tequila
A lot has been made of the fact that Sean Combs owns 50% of DeLeón Tequila. Celebrity owners can both help and hurt a brand, or change its perception wildly in the public eye. In an increasingly crowded luxury tequila market, exposure helps, but the...
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Four Exotic Variations of Honey
Honey complements a myriad of delectable dishes and drinks outside of the expected tea and toast. Its dynamic sweetness, syrupy thickness and versatility in the kitchen make options plentiful. Recently, we've tasted a handful of alternative honeys...
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Vegetarian Hotdogs at Le Tricycle
Those in Paris may have spotted Coralie Jouhier and Daqui Gomis cruising through the streets, bringing vegetarian hotdogs to the masses on their food bike service Le Tricycle. A loyal following has now resulted in a newly opened brick-and-mortar...
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Six Bright Red Fourth of July Cocktails
With the spirit of celebration—and a long weekend—upon us, there's never been a better time to explore a color's impact on a cocktail. From ruby red to rust or carmine, there's really nothing that unites the following six selections other than the...
The Best Monday Morning Breakfast Cocktail
With Fourth of July on the horizon, and the previous weekend already slipping from short- to long-term memory, we found a cocktail that makes easing into the Monday ahead of a holiday weekend a little bit easier. We don't necessarily recommend...
WhistlePig's Old World Rye
Only a handful of new whiskey expressions each year warrant consideration for a full-time position in a brand portfolio—and on the bar shelves of consumers. WhistlePig, a Vermont-based whiskey company, has achieved this feat with their latest offering...
Animated Recipe: Spaghetti Squash
This very low carb, naturally gluten-free pasta alternative contains less than a quarter the amount of carbohydrates as regular pasta, and it’s super-easy to prepare. Spaghetti squash takes on the texture of pasta when cooked, making it the perfect...
Four Great Euro Chocolates
While there's nothing wrong with defaulting to your favorite chocolates, a world of innovation and exemplary ingredients exists if you're willing to explore. On a recent trip to Manhattan's The Meadow—where they stock 500 types of chocolate—we...
Nine New Summer Grilling Essentials
Small spaces are no excuse to forego the celebrated summertime activity of barbecuing, whether you're grilling with friends or just for yourself. If there's a balcony or terrace at your disposal, or a corner of shared rooftop, these eight items will...
Six Variations on a Negroni
Perhaps not since its 1919 debut in Florence, Italy (though a few hotels in Lake Como also stake claim to its origin) has the Negroni been so popular. It's progressed beyond classic cocktail bars and is now on menus around the world. There's nothing...
Noshi Edible Food Paint for Kids
As a parent, it can be an endless struggle to get kids settled and fed at mealtime. All kids seem to want to do is play, which is why the team behind Noshi (Tomo Delaney and Pegi Gorelick) has come up with a way to trick kids into eating their...
Animated Recipe: Painkiller Cocktail
While we fully believe that moderation is key to leading a healthy and happy lifestyle, there's no harm in a cocktail every now and then—especially when they're made with fresh, quality ingredients. This is a take on the British Virgin Islands' drink...