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Serving Your Kids Wine With Dinner (Preteens Excluded)

Oh boy is it heating up over on the New York Times website after this blog post asking readers when should you serve wine to your children (if ever) and should you ever do it in a restaurant? To me … Continue reading

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Kiddie Tipples

The weather’s warm and grown men’s minds turn to……well summer cocktails actually (surprised you I know). And as I’ve been contemplating a new Argentinian Rose or perhaps some new vodka, organic apple/pear juice cocktail that has so far stayed unnamed, … Continue reading

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Purple Yummies

My son Dylan hit on a new kiddie cocktail today and spent most of the afternoon perfecting the mix. He calls it a purple smoothie but, between you and me, it’s a subtle blend of Welch’s Grape Juice and milk. … Continue reading

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Kiddie Cocktails Continued: White Russian (aka glass of milk)

I see a whole new line of Gastrokid Kiddie Cocktails being added to the menu soon so here’s my Monday morning thought: For months I’ve been having an on-going battle with Dylan (almost 4) about drinking his milk. Morning milk … Continue reading

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My Son, Cocktail Consultant

On recent post-work playdates with the kids, my wife and I have been favoring a no-name cocktail made of gin, campari, and soda water (1 ounce gin and a 1/2 ounce campari poured over rocks, topped with soda water). A … Continue reading

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Addicted to Pear Juice

The end of the fresh fruit season brings many laments in our house but also some hidden joys. After all, what better time of year to begin quaffing fresh pear juice? It’s a little sweeter (naturally of course) than pure … Continue reading

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Mini Me Mixology

Not every child who puffed on a candy cigarette grew up to be a smoker. Not every boy who donned his sister’s tutu turned into a cross dresser. Nor will every kid who drinks a virgin cocktail promptly at 5:30 … Continue reading

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