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.
Since I am not your mother, or your new Jewish husband’s mother, if you already love your latkes, nothing I tell you need influence you in the least. But if you’ve been relying, sadly, on those nasty frozen ones that taste like wadded-up flannel pajamas all these years, or your children have suddenly reached latke-eating age and you feel compelled to hand down a little tradition, here is everything you need to know to make a perfect latke.