Like most folks with a predilection toward the exquisitely handmade, we tend to lament (loudly, after a few drinks) the general lack of DIY know-how these days. Lucky for us, the folks at MAKE TRIBE are on a mission that just might shut us up (quite a feat).Read More
So, it’s cold out. Real cold. Pretty much too cold to make us want to do anything but make ourselves a nice drink and sit inside with a few friends, trying to forget how cold it is.Read More
With any luck, since it’s the 4th of July and all, you’re already a few drinks into celebrating. However, if some unfortunate thing has been keeping you from your patriotic duty thus far, allow us to make a suggestion in the form of the following recipe.Read More
It’s a gorgeously sunny day today and it’s juuuust almost about to be the weekend, so we couldn’t resist passing along this lovely recipe. It’s based on a Tennessee fruit tea (but you know there’s got to be a little kick to it), and it comes to us from the charming folks at Bearings with an assist from Pour Taste.
The Viceroyalty Cobbler:
-2 oz. pisco (Peruvian grape brandy)
-2 oz. white tea syrup (see directions below– if possible, use loose lavender white tea from Teavana)
-½ of a ripe peach, muddled
-Enough champagne to top it off
To make the white tea syrup: Add 2 oz. of white tea to 8 oz. water and 2 oz. sugar in a small saucepan. Simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes. Strain to discard loose leaves. Let cool.
Build the cocktail in a glass (or get folksy with a wide-mouthed mason jar). Remove the pit of the peach and cut into quarters. Muddle 2 quarters with 2 ounces of tea syrup. Pour in 2 ounces of pisco, fill glass with ice, give it a quick stir and then top it off with champagne.
Got a fresh spin to put on this drink? We’d love to hear your comments and variations. Contact RYE & RIVET here.
Holiday weekends are made for one thing and one thing only– relaxing (though, points if you answered “mattress sales”). But part of the beautiful, somewhat indulgent luxury of a long weekend in the summer is the act of spoiling one’s self a little… with a little extra sun, a little too much in your stomach, and a little nip of something nicer than your summer-round beer.Read More
Hey all– just checking in to say that we’re at Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, New York! Head on out for an awesome experience if you’re in the area– it’s always a great time. We’ll be scouting out the most authentic handmade items and most interesting craftsmen we can find… and, of course, we’ll be reporting back to you.Read More
You’re a fan of the old-fashioned, made from the best ingredients you can find– aged, small-run rye or bourbon; one glass-sized block of ice, no more, no less; organic sugar and just a splash of water. But when it’s time to add the bitters, you’re throwing in the same grocery store-bought stuff you’ve been using since college.Read More
Remember those summers you spent as a kid, running around barefoot in your wild, Midwestern existence, catching beetles for your collection and chasing the little golden-haired kids from next door?Read More
Bacon is undeniably good. Bourbon is a vice of ours, for other reasons. But bacon-infused bourbon? Oh, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.Read More