Celebratory, Fresh Fourth of July Cocktails

Forgo novelty drinks for real fruit-influenced flavor profiles

With such creativity dedicated to the world of cocktail-making, it’s become easy to focus on a particular style or type of ingredient. With Fourth of July drinks frequently dominated by novelty items and colorful synthetic materials, we thought we’d keep it fresh—literally—with fruit components. As with all mixed drink menus, you’ll still find cordials and bitters and simple syrup but each of the six options …

Anya’s Real Fruit Licorice

An all-natural reimagining of the classic sweet treat

On one of our last excursions of 2016 to Brooklyn’s food market Smorgasburg we fell in love with a classic candy reimagined. Anya’s Licorice embodies many of the attributes we’ve all come to seek in foods: all-natural and made by hand in small batches. But beyond that, the brand has taken a familiar sweet treat and delivered both the ideal texture—well-balanced between soft and chewy—and …

Youngs Farm Jams

Fresh fruit spreads now selling from Project No. 8's newly redesigned online shop

Fresh in at NYC concept shop Project No. 8 is an assortment of mouthwatering jams from Long Island’s Youngs Farm. The family-run farm, founded in 1892, is known among New Yorkers for its homemade pies made from a seasonal bounty of fruit—and the jams are no less delectable. The selection includes classics like blueberry, strawberry and peach, as well as less common concoctions like rosemary, …

Kaua’i Sugarloaf Pineapple

A rare, white pineapple that's so sweet it'll change your view on the exotic fruit

While perusing a farmers market on a recent trip to Kaua’i, we came across the Sugarloaf pineapple stand—the only one at the market with a line. We joined the queue, bought two and became part of the club. We devoured the first in the blink of an eye and were craving more. Part of its magic comes from the fact that it’s a pineapple variety …

Of a Kind + Chen Chen & Kai Williams

Fruit-shaped cement planters produced in a limited edition by the experimental design duo

Champion of creating limited-edition goods with independent designers, and the antithesis to flash sale sites, Of a Kind recently gave us a sneak peek of its latest creation, which highlights the work of Brooklyn-based experimental design duo Chen Chen and Kai Williams. A CH favorite, Chen and Williams are known for playing with materials to create functional art pieces, whether its melding found objects and …