08/31/18 5:55am

The Tom Collins. (Credit: Joe Coleman)

The Collins template of drinks spans all spirits — the most notable being the “Tom Collins.”

The father of American cocktails, Jerry Thomas, once described the gin based cocktail as, “a sparkling lemonade spiked with a healthy dose of the juniper spirit.”

I remember being very young and hearing my grandmother ask for a Tom Collins at a family party. When I started making variations of the drink as a bartender that memory flooded back and really made me think about the drink. (more…)

07/23/18 6:00am

Champagne on the waterfront. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund is bringing back its biggest fundraiser of the year after a one-year hiatus.

Moonlight and Country returns to the New Suffolk waterfront on Saturday, July 28. The evening features music, a special live auction and a country-themed dinner prepared by Southold catering company Grace & Grit. Expect a comfort food menu of Southern barbecue, corn bread, slaw and pie.

“It always ends up being a very homey type of event,” said NSWF board member Linda Auriemma. “It is a lot of friends from New Suffolk, and of course new people, which we’re always happy to have.” (more…)

07/02/18 5:55am

Joe Coleman and other mixologists walk us through how to make a perfect margarita at home. (Credit: David Benthal)

It’s hard to pinpoint the origin of the margarita. The tequila cocktail has been served in many forms, from frozen concoctions to a sickly sweet mix of heavy-handed triple sec.

But North Fork mixologists are here to tell you the perfect margarita is, in one word, simple — both in terms of ingredients and ease when it comes to mixing up a batch at home.  (more…)

02/19/18 11:11am

Need a new, fun night out idea this winter? Check out Grace & Grit’s cocktail pop-up at the Bridge Lane tasting room in Mattituck.

So far this winter they have hosted two events at Bridge Lane and the third will be held March 31 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The menu includes signature cocktails by mixologist Joe Coleman. Drinks range from a Smoked Old Fashioned to a fruity El Mai Tai. Coleman also incorporates Bridge Lane wine into some cocktails. (more…)

01/28/18 5:51pm

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s first Chili Cook-off brought a sold out crowd to the brewery’s Peconic tasting room Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. held its first North Fork Chili Cook-Off Sunday afternoon at its Peconic location.  (more…)

01/10/18 6:23am

Rich Daly of Ice Melodies will be on hand for the first Tanger Weekends event March 3. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Tanger Outlets has partnered with northforker to host a series of seasonal events at its outlet center in Riverhead this year.  READ