Cocktail: Spiced Apple Manhattan

Ingredients 2oz Crown Royal Apple 1oz ginger liqueur 1oz sweet vermouth 2 dashes Angostura bitters Caramel drizzle 1 brandy spiced cherry (a cherry soaked in brandy with cinnamon, allspice, and cloves) Pour Crown Apple, sweet vermouth, ginger liqueur, and bitters over ice in shaker. Stir for 20 seconds. Pour into martini glass lined with caramel. […]

Smuggler’s Paradise

TV viewers may be familiar with the iconic opening from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Bottles of liquor from some unknown smuggler’s boat wash ashore on the Atlantic City coastline at the feet of fictitious Prohibition kingpin, Nucky Thompson. The isolated sandy shore of South Jersey was a convenient offloading spot for Prohibition smugglers. But the same […]

Culinary Cape May: A Gastronomic History

“Cape May is the place of places for an epicure. All our great hotels…have become famous justly for their cuisine. Everything that the world gives in the edible line is to be found in the bills of fare of our Cape May hotels—aye and on their tables.” Cape May Ocean Wave, August 24, 1878 More […]

A Seismic Shift: Cape May’s Place in the Political Tug-of-War over New Jersey’s Energy Source Future

It could all happen pretty quickly. Believe it or not, by as early as summer of next year, a fleet of ships dragging arrays of super-loud seismic blasting cannons could be trolling the Atlantic Coast waters looking for oil deposits. And, if they’re successful—that is, if it looks like there are promising oil deposits out […]