For those of you who don’t yet know Erik Lombardo, our trusty spirits advisor, allow us to introduce him: Erik has worked in restaurants and bars for a good long while -- including a few of our favorites, Maialino, and now, Marta -- and he’s also been with us here, teaching us the cocktails that will make us feel cooler and the techniques that will make us look cooler.
We’re taking a look back at the best things we’ve learned from him this year so that next year will be better and boozier than even your most racous holiday party. Do you have a drink in your hand yet? Make the first on this list, and let’s stumble into 2015 together -- and let’s mix better drinks when we get there.
I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.