Hot Black Pepper and Brown Buttered Rum

In our book, there is no better winter cocktail than a hot buttered rum. A few simple tweaks elevate this from a fantastic quick cocktail, to the sublime. Anywhere butter is good, brown butter is better, and our friends over at Black & Bolyard make some incredible brown butters. We pair their bay leaf brown […]


Black Pepper Rich Simple Syrup

This syrup was inspired by a trip to the spice island Zanzibar, and the incredible black peppers encountered in Cambodia and Borneo; it was the genesis of Blank Slate Kitchen, and if we had to pick one syrup (shhh, don’t tell the others), this is still our favorite. It combines the sharp bite of black […]