Time to Afterparty

If you’re anything like us, you probably bought more bubbly for your New Year’s festivities than you ended up drinking, and now the leftovers are just sitting there, right? (Good thing the stuff doesn’t spoil!) Luckily we have the perfect way to put those bubbles to use—we’ve assembled some awesome recipes to keep the celebration going….

Gin Cocktails in the Wild!

We hope everyone had a Gincember to remember with last month’s box! For your viewing pleasure, we’ve got the roundup of images from our community of subscribers festively enjoying their cocktails. Use #shakerandspoon to be considered for a feature. Cheers! Above a Persimmon via @thecollinsglass Making the Flaming Rosemary Gimlet via verysarie.com Take Flight via @lisamychols Above a Persimmon via @smileitsanna155 Which cocktail was your favorite…

Behind the Chinese New Year

We sat down with Cris Dehlavi of Columbus, Ohio’s M Restaurant to chat about her work and her cocktail for February’s Afterparty Box, the Chinese New Year! S&S: What’s your specialty? CD: I have so many different styles of cocktail that I am known for, but I think what I hear the most from people is balance. I strive…

All About Underberg

Curious about the Underberg Bitters you’ve been using this month to set your Flaming Rosemary Gimlet on fire? Underberg is actually a 170-year-old herbal digestif made in Germany, though they famously source herbs from 43 different countries! Made with a secret Semper Idem production process followed by months maturing in casks made of Slovenian oak,…

Brandy, She’s So Fine

You know how finding stuff is sort of the best? Like your lucky socks that you were sure had been eaten by the dryer, or that box of your favorite cookies that you stashed at the back of your pantry? Well, brandy was a similarly fun find! Over 700 years ago, merchants transporting wine started…

Bourbon Cocktails in the Wild!

We love the holiday season—so many festive treats to eat and drink, and so much to be thankful for. It’s coming in a little late this month (the holiday season is also the busiest season!) but never fear, we’ve got the roundup of images from our community of subscribers enjoying their cocktails from the Thank Goodness for…

Gettin’ Ginny Wit it

So the other day I was helping a food stylist friend of mine check items for an upcoming shoot off her shopping list, and we came to Old Tom gin. I initially assumed this was just a brand of gin I hadn’t heard of before, but as I scanned the shelves looking for it, I…

Behind the Above a Persimmon

Tyler Hudgens is the Bar Director at The Dabney. Her bar program embraces southern hospitality and reflects Chef Jeremiah Langhorne’s mid-Atlantic inspired concept, showcasing classically inspired cocktails with local and seasonal ingredients. She enjoys exploring The District with her golden retriever, Tucker, himself a lover of patios and not-so-fancy ice. We sat down with her…

Gincember

Now that Halloween’s over, we know Christmas decorations are already going up. Let’s face it: winter is coming. But gin is just the thing to usher us into the season, with all things festive and spiced! Back in the day, gin was marketed as a medicine for all sorts of ailments and sold at chemists’…

Catching Up with Woodward Extract Co.

We chatted with Amy Nazer, founder of Woodward Extract Co., which produces and bottles small-batch flavor extracts at Brooklyn FoodWorks in the former Pfizer plant in South Williamsburg using a cold extraction process and organic, fair trade ingredients. You can find their Bird’s Eye Chili extract in this month’s Thank Goodness for Bourbon Box! S&S: What…

Glasses Menagerie

Not to be a major pain in the glass, but it turns out that the vessel from which you sip a tipple can influence your drinking experience. There’s myriad glassware out there for boozy beverages, so how do you know which particular option may be best suited for any given drink? Glassware comes in a…

Thank Goodness for Bourbon

This month, we’re doing something a little different: by popular demand, we’ve revamped and are re-releasing one of our best-loved early boxes, created by the Shaker & Spoon team. Now that the summer’s heat is beginning to fully dissipate, we need something to replace it, and what better to do that than bourbon? Fire is…