The Takeaway

Rest Easy, America. Coffee is Good for You.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A new study from the nation's top panel on nutrition has found that coffee is good for you—and you should be drinking more of it.

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The Sporkful

A Soda Jerk And A Mormon Walk Into A Podcast

Monday, January 19, 2015

What soda pairs best with enchiladas? Why are soft drinks carbonated with dry ice so much better? Plus we talk regional soda pop nomenclature with a linguist. Got belly wash?


How To Soundtrack Your Favorite Drinking Haunts; Selling With Sound; Ex Hex Plays Live

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Manning and Rosie Schaap talk about their own favorites, and about how to soundtrack your drinking experience. Plus Ex Hex plays live in the Soundcheck studio.


Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Winter's Best Beverages

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas is over and the presents are put away, but for many of us, the holiday season isn’t quite finished yet. There’s still New Year’s and a spate of winter parties to attend. If you happen to be hosting a celebration, we’ve got a time-tested, easy mid-winter fix for your bar: Hot, mulled, alcoholic drinks.



Rosie Schaap's Pick Three With A Twist

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

This week's Pick Three comes with a twist -- a beverage pairing courtesy of Rosie Schaap, "Drink" columnist for the New York Times Magazine and author of the memoir Drinking With Men.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Intoxicating Plants

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks, talks about plants that have been used for spirits and offers gardening advice, along with cocktail recipes. 

→ EVENT: Amy Stewart reads from The Drunken Botanist tonight at 7PM at WORD bookstore in Greenpoint.

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City Appeals Soda Size Ruling

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The city is asking a state appeals court to overturn a judge's ruling earlier this month rejecting Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial plan to limit the size of sugary soft drinks.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Summer Cocktail Recipes

Friday, July 15, 2011

GQ’s Cognac Lemonade:
1 750ml bottle of Pierre Ferrand Ambre
3 (11.15 oz) cans of San Pellegrino Limonata
2 large tea bags


Allen Katz’s Cocktail Recipes

1 oz            Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
1 oz            Boulard Calvados
1 oz            Dry Vermouth
1/8 oz         Fresh Lime Juice

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel float.


2" Cucumber, diced (greenmarket)
8 Fresh Mint Leaves (greenmarket)
2 oz            Beefeater Gin
1 oz            Fresh Apple Juice (greenmarket)
¼ oz            Simple Syrup

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cucumber wheel on the rim of the glass.


2 ½ oz  Flor de Cana 4 Year Aged Rum
¼ oz            Cynar Artichoke Liqueur
¼ oz            Limoncello
¼ oz            Runny Honey (greenmarket)
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.


3 fresh strawberries, sliced (greenmarket)
2 oz            Old Tom Gin
1 oz            Fresh Lemon Juice
¼ oz            Le Combier Triple Sec
½ oz            Simple Syrup

Muddle strawberries in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake well over ice. Strain into a collins glass over fresh ice and top with seltzer. Garnish with a strawberry on the rim of the glass.

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