July 1, 2009

Happy Hour: Tommy Collins (aka Thyme Collins)

by Payman Bahmani

This past week has been quite a bittersweet one for me. On the bitter side, one of my favorite musicians passed away; my people in Iran are facing unimaginable cruelty in their fight to take back a dream stolen from them first in 1953 and again in 1979; and of least relative importance, my computer’s […]

March 11, 2009

Happy Hour: That’s Why They Call it Simple Syrup, Part I

by Payman Bahmani

Back atcha this week to talk about an ingredient that is essential for so many cocktails, yet is usually given a mere cursory glance: simple syrup. I suppose the reason for this is, well, as the name indicates, it’s a simple ingredient; so simple to prepare and it so exponentially simplifies the preparation of many […]