09/27/16 6:02am
At The Tavern, mixologist Jean Pierre Torrealba (a.k.a. JP) is taking this classic from another era and updating it for the contemporary palate. (Credit: Annette Hinkel)

At The Tavern, mixologist Jean Pierre Torrealba (a.k.a. JP) is taking this classic from another era and updating it for the contemporary palate. (Credit: Annette Hinkel)

The Old Fashioned. It’s a cocktail from another time …Think the 1960s and Don Draper in “Mad Men.”

But guess what? These days the Old Fashioned is, well, anything but.

At The Tavern, mixologist Jean Pierre Torrealba (a.k.a. JP) is taking this classic from another era and updating it for the contemporary palate. (more…)

07/05/16 6:25am
The Basil Breeze at the Ram's Head Inn. (Credit: Annette Hinkle)

The Basil Breeze at the Ram’s Head Inn. (Credit: Annette Hinkle)

Built in 1929 and perched on a gentle hill overlooking Coecles Harbor, The Ram’s Head Inn is one of the most idyllic spots on Shelter Island and an ideal place to get away from it all and unwind in style.

And when it comes to unwinding, Harry Brigham, the man behind the bar in the inn’s comfortable and elegant lounge, is always ready and willing to mix up a cocktail or two to get the process going.  (more…)

06/08/16 7:19am
Bartender Clint Skeen and two drinks at Vine Street Café. (Credit: Annette Hinkle)

Bartender Clint Skeen and two drinks from Vine Street Café. (Credit: Annette Hinkle)

Shelter Island’s Vine Street Café has long been known for its amazing cuisine and well-curated wine list. But thanks to Clint Skeen, the man behind the bar, Vine Street is branching out this summer with “On The Rocks,” a late-night craft cocktail hour.  (more…)