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Today's summer drink, a beer cocktail, might be our simplest. As much as I love our lush porters during the fall, come July, light, dry, refreshing lagers are my garden companion. Sometimes it’s the only thing that makes all this yard work not feel so much like work. My pick secret shame weakness?...

Is there anything more summer-ific (if that’s a word) than biting into an outrageously juicy peach? Or finding a plum the color of a backlit amethyst? Stone fruits are synonymous with long hot days and jacket-optional nights. Lately we’ve been eating nectarines, peaches and plums by the...

You know that feeling you get when you come in from the cold and there’s a hot toddy waiting for you, all roaring with lemony steam? It gets the heart pumping and the skin glowing. It's a feeling that lights up the darkest December sky! With...

Summer of 2012: basil gimlets. Summer of 2009: beer-garitas. Summer of 2004: anything with muddled mint and sugar. (Summers prior to 2004…? We plead the fifth.) As soon as the seasons change, there’s a cocktail or an ingredient that becomes the center of our drinking universe....

Saturday found us at the rosemary-lined house of our friend Danielle Gano, where we spent the afternoon painting chevrons on terracotta pots, drinking prosecco, and eating every kind of cheese imaginable. In other words: It was the perfect day. Danielle's the founder of bicoastal PR agency...