Meet the Mixologist: Tara Burns

Meet Tara, our newest addition to Spice & Spoon. Don’t be fooled by her bubbly demeanor and sweet disposition, this girl can craft a mean cocktail. We ask Tara a little more about ‘mixology’ and how she feels about the whole craft cocktail thang. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got…

Spice & Spoon is Shaking it Up with TrivWorks™

Happy mid-summer, everyone! We’re enjoying every refreshing sip of it here at Spice & Spoon and hope that you are, too. We’ve got some big things going on that we’re excited to announce: we’ll be shaking things up this summer, both literally and figuratively, with our friends at TrivWorks™ . Spice & Spoon will be collaborating with…

Tips for Making Your Own Craft Cocktails

You know craft cocktails are in demand when Denny’s starts offering a full cocktail menu. While craft cocktails appear in bar menus all over the city, very few people make cocktails for themselves and their friends at home.  Spice & Spoon seeks to change that by teaching you the art of making your own cocktails.…

Cheers to Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! It’s mid-afternoon here at Spice & Spoon and we’re just about ready to start celebrating this ever popular Mexican-American holiday with some seasonal margaritas. But first, a little history. Cinco de Mayo, “the fifth of May” celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France in the battle of Puebla in 1862.…

Things To Do in NYC This Weekend

The Third Annual Hot Sauce Expo Artisan hot sauce makers unite for this Brooklyn expo that will make your mouth water and burn at the same time. There will be spicy food, craft beer, a hot wing eating contest and, of course, all the hot sauce tastings you can handle. You had me at artisanal hot…

Craft Cocktails Your Summer Body Will Thank You For

Spring is officially here and, not to get ahead of ourselves, but that really only means one thing: summer is just around the corner. Whether you’ve been diligently working on your 2015 health resolutions, or have fallen off the wagon (like I did, mid Jan), most of us can agree that the first signs of…

We Pair Gourmet Dough Doughnuts with Cocktails and it’s Beautiful

Got an artisanal doughnut? We have a craft cocktail to go with that. If you’re a true New Yorker then you’ve probably heard of Dough; a gourmet yeast doughnut shop that cranks out the most beautiful and fluffy doughnuts you’ll ever meet. From Dough’s Brooklyn beginnings to its expansion to NYC, these doughnuts have dominated the…

Mezcal: The Smoky Spirit of Oaxaca

You may or may not have heard of mezcal, but like it or not, this agave-based spirit is here, and it’s taking over. Though mezcal has been around for ages, it was, until recently, perceived as an inferior tequila. To blame for this negative perception was a lack of regulation that stated what could officially…