It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day Weekend is here already since the weather in NYC doesn’t seem to match up with the appropriate seasons anymore. With Memorial Day comes barbeques, festivals and fairs, and hopefully some beach-worthy sunshine and what better way to enjoy these summertime staples than a nice, cold summer-inspired cocktail? Below you’ll find cocktail recipes mixed with all your summertime favorites like iced tea, lemonade, fruit punch, fresh fruit, and even a red velvet strawberry shortcake. One sip of these cocktails and you’ll be singing ‘summertime and the livings’ easy’ faster than it takes to step into your favorite pair of flip flops.
Looking for the perfect restaurant to WOW your date? Son Cubano in Edgewater is the perfect place! Located right on Riverwalk Place, the view of the New York skyline will definitely impress your date along with the elegant decor that transports you back to opulent Havana in the 1950s.
Son Cubano, meaning the sound of Cuba, has the most exquisite Cuban cuisine menu in North Jersey. They are open Monday through Sunday, serving brunch, lunch, and dinner. Brunch is only served on Sunday and their hours vary. A must-have on the menu is their guacamole for those guac lovers. Dinner menu highlights include Pulpo Octopus with thinly sliced Spanish octupus with spicy tomamto sauce, the Sole del Alma entree of steamed sole wrapped in banana leaf, cilantro pesto with steamed vegetables, and Son Cubano's Famous Pernil prepared with Berkshire pork shank slow roasted with corn chorizo stew. A must-have dessert for flan fans is Son Cubano's Trio de Flan, a sampling of three different flans with flavors including creamy vanilla, tangy pineapple, and coconut flan. Also, Son Cubano offers a wide variety of wines and cocktails and be sure to try their red sangria, it is AMAZING!
Coming off the heels of Cinco de Mayo, many might be thinking twice about inviting tequila to the party. If your head hurts, your mouth is dry, and your liver is crying: you probably overdid it. Next time, celebrate in style with a luxury sipping tequila like Casa Dragones, your body will thank you.
Whiskey and scotch have some stiff competition these days. Luxury brands are crafting sipping spirits from rum to tequila that will easily compete with their caramel-colored counterparts. One of our favorites to hit the market is the high-end sipping tequila Casa Dragones.
Mother’s Day is one of the biggest dining out holidays of the year because no mom should be put to work on her special day. Can you blame her? Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th, which is just one week away! Show your mom gratitude and appreciation for all that she’s done over the years by treating her at one of these fabulous restaurants. The 10 restaurants featured on this list are some of the best-of-the-best New Jersey has to offer. Book your reservations now before these spots fill-up.
Lincoln Harbor, Pier D-T Weehawken, NJ
This upcoming weekend kicks off the summer partying scene with Cinco de Mayo parties all over the country but there’s also another event worth celebrating this weekend that honors all things southern. The “greatest two minutes in sports” gives you an excuse to wear a ridiculous bonnet with feathers, tulle, and more while sipping on a traditional drink, the mint julep. Bad bets and thoroughbred racehorses aside, the 139th Annual Kentucky Derby is reason to celebrate with these events, drink specials, and snacks.
For Cinco de Mayo don’t rely on the tired cocktails and beers designated for the holiday. There's so much more than icy lime margaritas, Corona bottles, and shots of Jose. Expand your cocktail repertoire! Tequila is a versatile spirit and can make an array of drinks using herbs, fruit, flowers, and more. Mezcal, tequila’s smoky cousin can be used in traditional-style margaritas or used to create a unique smoky punch. Don’t think that Corona and Dos Equis are your only options if you’re more of a beer drinker. The Mexican brand, Bohemia, is a delicious Pilsner-style beer that can be kicked up a notch with a simple rim of chipotle. For fans of the traditional chilled rice drink, Horchata, you’ll love it even more when it’s spiked with rum! Below you’ll find cocktails that everyone at your fiesta will love. Cheers!
You’ve got the tequila, Coronas, and the frozen margarita machine packed with ice to kick off the first weekend of May. Chances are you bought maracas and the biggest sombrero you could find from the party store. The only thing missing is great eats to round out your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Here are five recipes to make your Cinco de Mayo unforgettable and probably help keep you off the floor after doing one too many tequila shots!
With a little over two weeks until Cinco de Mayo, Chef Antelmo Ambrosio from bustling Battery Park staple SouthWest NY shares three cocktails inspired by his hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico, to get you in the celebratory spirit!
All three hand-crafted concoctions will be served at the restaurant on the actual day of Cinco de Mayo along with a ‘Buffet del Mercado’ boozy feast featuring mojito-marinated skirt steak, margarita chicken breast, Guajillo-garlic shrimp, and much more for $22 per person.
With each new year an abundance of publications and newspaper canons provide their predictions for the year ahead in food and gastronomy. Now, a quarter of the way through 2013, Joonbug lists 5 key trends that have emerged as more than just a flash in a pan.
Sunchokes: Also known as the Jerusalem artichoke, these root vegetables are not, as the name would imply, an artichoke, neither are they from Jerusalem. In actual fact they are the root of sunflowers and possess a complex nutty, potato/artichoke flavor. Find them at seafood haven BLT Fish where Chef Amy Eubanks serves them as an accompaniment to a Crispy Skin Mediterranean Branzino with fennel and saffron ($33).
When most people think about Haiti they unfortunately think of the devastating earthquake that rocked the island nation and the political and social unrest that seems to have plagued the island throughout its history. Many don’t know that at one time, Haiti was at the forefront of coffee production, before the title was taken by Brazilian coffee producers. Haitain coffee, revered around the globe as some of the best coffee in the world, is currently not represented by any of the consumer brands that coffee drinkers would find at their local market or coffee shop—until now.
With Summer right around the corner, it's time to get fit and healthy to get bikini body ready. The time for procrastinating is over! But don't worry, no need to diet and eat foods that have no flavor...there are somedelicious and healthy options out there for you to get on track. Check out some of our favorites below!