What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.
Being more of a hands-on person when it comes to learning, I didn’t think I could truly learn techniques from the pages of a book — even one from a culinary master such as Jacques Pépin.