A Muddled “New” Old-Fashioned

 Here’s an upgrade to the old-fashioned classic cocktail, with thanks to Bill Heck’s recipe (Bon Appetit). I substituted granulated sugar for the cubes… turned out equally as tasty. SIZE: makes 1 INGREDIENTS:  2 sugar cubes (or 1 1/2-2 teaspoons granulated sugar) 4 dashes of Angostura bitters 1 lemon wheel 1 lime wheel 1 orange wheel 1 […]

Poshtail

Turkey? Check. Cranberry Sauce? Check. Dessert?  Check.  And the cocktail?  Check. Happy Happy Thanksgiving!  You are so welcome!

Potato Latkes with Apple & Sour Cream

The combo of shredded potatoes and sweet green apple blends to the perfect dish for Hanukkah! SIZE: serves 4 INGREDIENTS:  2 peeled baking potatoes, grated 1 peeled green apple, grated 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill 3 tbsp flour Salt & pepper Canola oil DIRECTIONS:  In a bowl, mix grated potatoes and apple together; squeeze dry. Add chopped dill and flour; season […]

A Lemon Cassistini

If you are somewhat of a Cosmo girl, I think you’ll love this twist on a vodka martini. See Our Staff’s 25+ Favorite Festive Cocktails. SIZE: 2 servings INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup vodka 4 tsps fresh lemon juice 2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel 1 tbsp creme de cassis Ice cubes Lemon peel twists […]

25+ of Our Staff’s Favorite Holiday Cookies & Sweets

Here are some of our TipsFromTown staff’s favorite Holiday Treats. Happy Baking and Happy Holidays from our TipsFromTown Family! Also See Our Staff’s 25+ Favorite Festive Cocktails. 1. Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies. 2. Magic Layer Bars 3. A (Skinny) Magic Layer Bar 4. Holiday Cookie Bars. 5. Chocolate Covered Buckeyes. 6. Tammy’s Creamy, Crunchy Nanaimo Bars 7. Maple Cut-Out Cookies 8. Candy Canes & White Chocolate Peppermint Bark 9. Beth’s Easy Reindeer […]

Where to Eat Near Dyker Heights

Heading to Dyker Heights to see the lights? Here are a few options for where to eat. Around Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge, there are tons of Italian options. You can also head up to Carroll Gardens for more of a variety and do some shopping while you’re there.  • • • • • Dyker Hts […]

Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Candy Canes only make sense when preparing Christmas cookies. Closetcooking.com posted this simple recipe. Perfect as a gift and/or for your local cookie exchange!

Spice-Infused Vodka Cocktail

Ever made your own infused vodka?  Here’s a spiced-up version to try from Mixologist, Jason Robey from Tito’s website. Ingredients: 2 oz tomato water ice cube 3 good dashes of celery bitters 2 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka, infused 1 bar spoon of pickle brine Directions:  To make your infusion, combine 1 cucumber, coriander, cardamom, white and […]

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