I've been craving soup and stew in these cold temps. I recently visited my friend Candice and she made tomato soup for dinner. It was yummy so I decided to make my version instead of my go-to butternut squash soup. I loooove this kind of pureed soup. There is something so comforting about the warm velvety soup especially with a piece of buttery garlic bread to dunk in it. Excuse me while I go heat up another bowl!Read More
I grew up eating and growing greens. So you can imagine that I’ve prepared and eaten them many different ways. This is my current favorite way to enjoy them. There is something comforting about the flavor of the fire roasted tomato goodness and it creates to most tasty pot liquor. My favorite ways to eat them are with a classic herby baked chicken with mashed sweet potatoes or overtop grits. This is an amazing hearty meatless option for shrimp and grits.Read More
Oh snap! I'm featured on 202Creates. I had an awesome time filming (and shopping) at Steadfast Supply a delicious concept space with tons of awesome local finds. My personal favorite is Ron David, check him out!
I spoke with 202 about being a creative in DC, how I got started, and how DC has changed me for the better. DC has inspired me in so many ways and I'm grateful for the people and experiences that I've had here.
I've been super excited about all the amazing diverse television to choose from lately. More specifically the blackness on TV fills me with glee! It's been a long time coming, and I'm so happy about the authenticity and diversity in the selection. One of my favs is Luke Cage. The dialogue is great, the music is 👌🏿, and it was a great addition to the other Marvel series on Netflix that I love so much.
So on to the drink! I riffed on two of my favorites: an old-fashioned and a Manhattan. I think Luke has old school sensibilities and the themes through are both old and new. My original thought was to make something with coffee, but I think I'll save that for a Misty cocktail.
I settled with this mix of old and new flavors. The new additions are the black pepper simple syrup which adds a tiny bit of sweetness on the end, but with a kick for a bit of action! And I added some of my chocolate infused bourbon and a few dashes of chocolate bitters because chocolate is sweet and a little bitter like Luke...but its also good for you.
What You'll Need
- 1 1/2 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz chocolate infused bourbon
- 1 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
- 3 dashes of aromatics bitters
- 3 dashes chocolate bitters
- 1 bar spoon black pepper simple syrup
- 1 maraschino cherry, with a bit of the liquid
First get the glass ready. You can use a chilled glass if you like. This drink should be severed in an old-fashioned cocktail glass or coup.
Combine all the liquids add ice and stir until well chilled. Pour and serve.