Category: Quench

Bringing craft cocktails to the Capital: Foundation turns five

by Kevin Barrett photographs by Nick Pironio Before Foundation opened its subterranean doors, there weren’t many options for ordering a North Carolina beer in downtown Raleigh. That was back when a fresh-faced Barack Obama was still in his first 100 days…

Stanbury’s “Rosemaria”

“I needed a fall/winter cocktail, and didn’t want to go the obvious whiskey route,” says Stanbury’s Andrew Shepherd.  “Apples, ginger, and rosemary go so well with one another, so why not some aged tequila, too?”  The unexpected garnish of a…

Hot buttered rum

by Charles Upchurch Quintessentially American, HBR predates the first cocktail jiggered up in this country by more than 200 years. It doesn’t get more old school than a concoction made from ingredients readily found on the average pirate ship. Rum,…

With thanks for good wine

As families across Raleigh gather this month, many will raise a glass to toast the season of thanks. But while we can all use recipes to help plan the meal, how do we pick the wine?  Walter asked two local…

Hard java

Coffee cocktails are having a moment. Not the steamy, desserty kind, thick with whipped cream and Bailey’s. Not the toddy variety, curing what ails you. This coffee cocktail is serious, and it’s iced. Dry – even lemony – and spiked…

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