I was treated to an amazing thunder and lightning storm show at Timber Cove Inn during my last visit. An amazing flashing, cracking lightshow over the ocean that was worth a few hours of lost sleep. My biggest concern was a 9:30 appointment that morning for a hike with my new friend Margaret Lindgren, hiker extraordinaire with "Unbeaten Path Hiking Tours". Not wanting
As most origins of cocktails go, there are a few versions of how the Sidecar came into being. One story, as told by David Embury in The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks (1948), says that it was developed in a Parisian bistro during World War I by a friend who rode to the favorite bar in the sidecar of a motorcycle. Which bar this was
When Ian Fleming published, “Casino Royale” in 1953, he had no idea what he had started. Not only did he create what became the enormous James Bond franchise we know today, but inadvertently created a rather tremendous cocktail, The Vesper. It was written like so:
"A dry martini," he said. "One. In a deep champagne goblet." Then Bond specifies his order
(This is first in a series of blogs on vintage cocktails from the early 1960's, authored by master mixologist, Danny Ronen who will be sharing the history of cocktails, recipes and stories at Timber Cove Inn on Saturday June 29th from 3:00-5:00 PM in honor of our 50th birthday in 1963)
The Old Fashioned is the grand daddy of all cocktails. Why, you
Allow me to introduce renowned spirits educator and mixologist, Danny Ronen. In honor of our 50th birthday, Danny (pronounced DAH-nee) has cordially (as in "cordial", get-it?) agreed to visit Timber Cove Inn on Saturday June 29th from 3:00-5:00 to share the history of vintage cocktails from the swingin' 60's through today's stylish creations.
For more than a decade, Danny has been