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“Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak.” – Johnny Carson

“The Busy Bee” – A Yerba Mate Bees Knees Cocktail

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Much of the country is in the throes of that most delicious time of year – late springtime. The days are longer, the light is shifting to a warm, golden amber, and the cusp of summer is visceral. It’s also bee season! This is when the honey bees are werking up a storm out there. […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 19: The One-Bottle Cocktail with Maggie Hoffman

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For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast we feature Maggie Hoffman and her recent book  “The One-Bottle Cocktail” a collection of drinks recipes with a seasonal and culinary bent that focuses on using just one type of spirit per drink. We spoke about what ingredients can replace liqueurs and amaros and modifiers in a […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 18: Cocktail Italiano with Annette Joseph

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This week’s podcast episode is a fun one, especially if you’re a real Italophile, like myself. I spoke with food stylist, cook book author, hostess and spirit guide to all things la dolce vita in Italy, Annette Joseph. She recently wrote Cocktail Italiano – a guide to Apertivo hour on the Italian Riviera. We spoke about […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 17: Woodford Reserve with Elizabeth McCall

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In honor of the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, for this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast, I spoke with ELIZABETH MCCALL, the newly named ASSISTANT MASTER DISTILLER at the “Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby” – WOODFORD RESERVE. We spoke about her trajectory from psychology student to sensory scientist and Master Taster, to one of the youngest female distillers in […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 16: Applejack with Lisa Laird Dunn

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For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast episode I spoke with the First Lady of Applejack, Lisa Laird Dunn. Lisa is a ninth-generation family member of America’s oldest family-owned distillery, Laird’s Applejack. She is Vice President and World Ambassador to Laird & Company, which has been producing “Jersey Lightning” for 300 years. Few spirits […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 15: Kala Maxym and Song & Tonic

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For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast episode I spoke with Kala Maxym, A professionally-trained opera singer and the Founder and Chief Event Composer of Five Senses Tastings, an LA-based event experience that pairs live music with a wine. Kala and I have recently joined forces to create a similar events company around cocktails and music called Song & […]

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How to Make a Mint Julep Shake Cocktail

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I am from North Carolina and love all the southern traditions. This includes horse races and bourbon. My new obsessions include boozy milkshakes for every occasion. They are so versatile because they are a cocktail and dessert. I love serving these at …

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How to Make an Absinthe Mint Julep Cocktail [Video]

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Whether spring is in the air or just on your mind anytime of the year is a good time to enjoy a sprig or 10 of mint. We are going with a twist on the classic mint julep and making an Absinthe Julep made with only a few simple ingredients. Did you know …

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BBaF Podcast Episode 14: Lost Spirits Distillery

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For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast episode I spoke with Bryan Davis, founder of  Lost Spirits Distillery here in Los Angeles. Recently named one of the best distillery tours in the world, I had to go down the rabbit hole myself… This phantasmagoric distillery is like no other – part theme park and […]

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Restart Your Spring with a Cocktail Inspired by a Spa Visit: Sparkle & Glow with Chareau!

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I love the whole idea of Spring being a time of rebirth and renewal. There’s no better time to shake off the winter cobwebs and refresh your whole jam. I always feel especially inspired this time of year. Those ideas that may be lying dormant during the winter months finally have a chance to come […]

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