Today is the first day above 90 degrees here in New York City. It’s a beautiful day, and it happens to be Saturday. Can it get better than this? I doubt it. I’m about to get ready for a relaxing evening. Due to a lack of backyard here in the Bronx, I’m planning on sitting out on my stoops tonight, chatting with my neighbors, sipping on something delicious. What will I sip on, you ask? A Cointreau Mule. It’s so light and rerfreshing! It literally is the perfect summer cocktail.
Fill a copper mug with ice, then add the Cointreau. Top off with Ginger Beer. If you like, you can muddle some mint leaves ahead of time, and add them to the bottom of the cocktail. Squeeze in lime juice, stir. Garnish with lime slice and/or mint leaf.
Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that.
All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything.
Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!
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