Fresh squeezed lemon is always the first ingredient. (Credit: David Benthal)
It doesn’t get much more refreshing than a glass of ice-cold lemonade on a summer day. The combination of simple ingredients — squeezed lemon, sugar and water served over ice — offers a taste of all-American nostalgia in each sip.
From grandma’s kitchen to lemonade stands across the country, family recipes are passed down through generations, and the North Fork is no exception.(more…)
A bottle of Bedell Cellars merlot. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
I’ve long been dubious with the idea of merlot — or any grape, really — being anointed the “signature variety” for Long Island wine country. But merlot does grow well here, meaning it ripens consistently. More consistently than varieties like cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon.
Growers know this. And they’ve known it for some time. (more…)
RNGY wines are available by the flight, glass or bottle at the Riverhead tasting room. (Credit: Madison Fender)
The rebranding of Martha Clara Vineyard into RGNY is not just in name only. Under new ownership, the Riverhead vineyard’s tagline “Modern Tradition” is evident in all facets of the operation from décor to winemaking philosophy. (more…)
The Good Libations cocktail truck has been a crowd pleaser in recent years. (Credit: David Benthal)
The craft cocktails and award-winning wines of the North Fork are rolling into a backyard near you. Convenience and quality — and perhaps a dash of novelty — are making mobile cocktail bars a go-to for backyard barbecues, bridal showers, birthday parties and just about any private event. (more…)