Whether you’re cooking or making cocktails, for a living or as a hobby, it’s no secret that working with seasonal products makes a big difference in the quality of your recipe. For a long time now, many restaurants been offering seasonal/from farm to table menu and recently, some bars also adopted that approach. I find this very motivating. On the one hand, it’s a challenge to work with ingredients when they are in season. You have to build your inspiration around what’s available at the moment, but at the same time it gives you a direction which can help you in your creative process.
I don’t know if it has something to do with the fact that I’m turning 35 this year, but I’m not that tolerant to alcohol anymore. Quite honestly, even in college I never was the guy who could chug a whole 26 oz of spirit in a party and still being able to go to the gym class the day after but still… I feel like I’m getting old and I hate it.