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Autumn Sweater

The bittersweet lyrics of “Autumn Sweater,” from Yo La Tengo’s 1997 album, I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One, serve as the source material for this melancholy change-of-season shoegazer.

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Gargoyle and Spire

Writer Brad Thomas Parsons created this cocktail in a nod his neo-Gothic apartment building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, which had been, until the mid-1980s, home to the Brooklyn Cathedral Preparatory…

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Rye Whiskey Syrup

Equal parts rye and sugar, this strong play on simple syrup is a necessary component of the Bitter Handshake, a recipe from Brad Thomas Parsons' book, Bitters.

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Black Scottish Cyclops

Sometimes coming up with a name for an original cocktail is a challenge, and other times it just comes to you when you’re watching a YouTube clip from the multiplayer…

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Bitter Handshake

Bartender Andrew Bohrer developed this after-dinner Fernet old-fashioned digestif of sorts, with an ingenious rye whiskey syrup subbing in for the standard simple syrup.

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The Long Hello

Damon Boelte, the bar director at Brooklyn’s Prime Meats, has an affinity for naming his original drinks after songs, albums and musicians including this autumnal Champagne cocktail.

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Blood Orange Reduction

This jewel-colored winter citrus reduction is one part of the Bitter Handshake, a cocktail by Andrew Bohrer from Brad Thomas Parsons' book, Bitters.

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Blackberry-Lime Syrup

Sweet-tart and deep, dark purple, this summer simple syrup accompanies the Shady Lane cocktail from Brad Thomas Parsons' book, Bitters.