Description: Brooklyn Gin is made with only fresh, hand-cut citrus peel and juniper berries, cracked by hand to preserve the super-flavorful essential oils. This method requires a lot of manual labor, but it's apparently worth it, because the result is fresh, vibrant, citrus-forward flavor. The folks at Brooklyn Gin buy their produce from local Brooklyn markets and make the neutral base spirit with 100% corn grown in upstate New York. It takes them three days to make just 300 bottles. Now that's small-batch! tip of the tongue Gin is almost always mixed into a cocktail, but Brooklyn Gin also tastes great by itself. The gorgeous bottle honoring our favorite borough is especially gift-worthy. Did you know? Gin can be infused with a wide variety of botanicals, but it MUST contain juniper berries, which are responsible for that distinct, piney, gin-y flavor.
Store: Mouth Brand: Brooklyn Gin Price: USD 54.00
JCOCO Rainbow Chocolate Set
Description: At our weekly Friday tastings here at Mouth, we have to admit we eat with our eyes first. Suckers for appealing packaging, we were downright giddy when this stack of rainbowliciousness arrived. Each colorful package contains three bars, individually-wrapped with 1970's fashion photography. Giddy! The chocolate itself does not disappoint. Each totally unique but crowd-pleasing flavor is more outstanding than the next. Black fig and pistachio? Spicy orange? Giddy. This is an awesome gift, particularly ideal for those who organize their bookshelves by color. Or for leprechauns. Or, just for chocolate lovers.
Store: Mouth Brand: JCoCo Price: USD 67.50
The Pok Pok Cookbook
Description: Andy Ricker opened Pok Pok restaurant in Portland in 2005, after decades traveling throughout Thailand, and has since opened six more, one of which is about a mile away from Mouth (good luck getting in!) . He's now - finally - sharing his secrets with the rest of us in this beautiful new cookbook. The book includes 70 of Ricker's most popular recipes-ranging from curry noodle soup with chicken to papaya salad their famous fish-sauce wings. There are also wonderful essays about his travels and life experiences. And, by the time you've worked your way through the book, it's as if you've received a masters in Thai cooking! Here's what Anthony Bourdain has to say: "This book, as far as I'm concerned, is an argument ender. When Andy says 'make som tam lao like this,' it's like Jacques Pepin telling you how to make an omelette. The matter is settled. Previously, I would never have even attempted to prepare most of these dishes in my home. I had always felt that Thai food was best left to the experts. But this book has given me hope and confidence." tip of the tongue Pok Pok? It's the sound a wooden pestle makes when it strikes a clay mortar!
Store: Mouth Brand: Pok Pok Price: USD 35.00
Apartment Therapy: Complete + Happy Home
Description: As lovers of great design, aspirers to total organization and secret pinners to hundreds of decor boards, we can't get enough of the round-the-clock advice on Apartment Therapy. Our longtime friend Maxwell Ryan, the original "apartment therapist" here in New York City, founded the site as a source for expertise, inspiration and innovation in a place with many definitions but one universal meaning: home. "A complete and happy home is so much more than a series of pretty rooms" - so say Maxwell and Apartment Therapy Executive Editor Janel Laban in the opening pages of our new favorite home design book. We couldn't agree more. Complete + Happy Home is a DIY textbook of sorts, offering easy tips for setting up the right flow in the living room (beware of "bowling-alley syndrome!") , painting and wallpapering tricks for making a tiny bathroom feel bigger, color-coding our eternally messy home office and, of course, not letting "We don't have a lawn!" be the final say on growing greens. This is a first for us! In fact, we couldn't keep our noses out of this gorgeous new book, so we asked Apartment Therapy to curate a collection of tasty kits for instant at-home entertaining. These pages are packed with beautiful photos of inspiring indoor and outdoor spaces, taken by photographer Melanie Acevedo with the help of trendy homeowners nationwide. Home envy, commence! TIP OF THE TONGUE Though this isn't a cookbook to keep in your kitchen, it's full of tips to revamp that hallowed room of deliciousness. Flip to chapter 14 and join us in geeking out over a table made from an old door, and decorations inspired by Neapolitan ice cream (yes!) .
Store: Mouth Brand: Apartment Therapy Price: USD 35.00
City Harvest Donation
Description: City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding New York City's hungry men, women and children. This year, City Harvest will collect more than 54 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers and farms. This food is then delivered (free of charge!) to some 500 community food programs throughout New York City by an amazing fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than 1. 4 million New Yorkers that face hunger each year, and we've been fans and supporters for a long time. They've been serving New York City for more than 30 years now! Donate here today, and we'll make sure the money goes straight to City Harvest.
Store: Mouth Brand: City Harvest Price: USD 10.00
CityMeals on Wheels Donation
Description: Citymeals funds 31 community-based agencies that bring weekend, holiday and emergency meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers who can no longer shop or cook for themselves. Last year alone, they delivered meals to more than 18, 000 (!) people who can't leave their homes. Many are simply too frail to cook for themselves. By giving to this worthy cause, you can help make sure the elderly in NYC get the respect and the meals they deserve. As feeders, we especially believe in this cause. Donate here today, and we'll make sure the money goes straight to Citymeals. A NICE THING TO DO Even a one-time gift of $10 makes a huge difference. SIX WEEKEND MEALS Just $39 will allow Citymeals to deliver six weekend meals (yes, that's more than a month of Sundays; it also includes a few Saturdays) . NINE HOLIDAY MEALS For $72, Citymeals will nine holiday meals to an isolated aged neighbor. EMERGENCY FOOD PACKAGE For $82, Citymeals will deliver an emergency food package to a homebound elderly neighbor.
Store: Mouth Brand: CityMeals on Wheels Price: USD 10.00
George Motz's Great American Burger Kit
Description: George Motz is more than just a good friend and a super dad - he's our favorite hamburger expert, author and filmmaker. (Isn't it so cool that that's a job now?!) He's endlessly experimented with the countless ways America's most popular sandwich can be cooked, topped and presented. So you can imagine how thrilled we were to get our hands on George's second book, full of tips and recipes for the well known and the obscure-but-totally-delicious regional burgers across the nation. We're proud to offer this inaugural cookbook at Mouth, along with a George-curated kit of indie basics that guarantee a great American hamburger, every time. This set includes bourbon-smoked sea salt for patty perfection; french onion confit to rival even the most caramelized grilled onions; classic grain mustard; traditional dill pickle slices; and, of course, The Great American Burger Book: How to Make Authentic Regional Hamburgers at Home. No matter what burger style your region claims, follow George's foolproof method for all-American "pub burger" greatness at home. We promise you it'll make your mouth water: 1. Now you're cooking! "When you cook a burger on a flat-top griddle or in a cast-iron skillet, it cooks in its own juices - you can almost consider it hamburger confit - and the juice becomes the burger's own condiment. Your job, then, is to elevate that moment. You get these super beefy flavors happening and then the question is, 'Where do you go from there?' The simple answer is: salt." 2. Earn your salt. "Season the burgers after dropping them on the grill, to help the physical process of cooking. Bourbon smoked salt is packed with a lot of smoky flavor, but use it sparingly, because the crystals are huge! Salting too early will bind the muscle fibers together and make your burger tough (yuck) ." 3. Flip it good. "Flipping is the key to success, and also the part people screw up most often. Don't be a hero and try to figure this out on your own - there is science going on here! Liqu
Store: Mouth Brand: George Motz Price: USD 83.50
Madre Chocolate 70% Hawaiian Dark Chocolate Bar
Description: Bean-to-bar chocolate from Hawaii? Aloha! Hawaii is the only place in the United States where cacao can grow. So we were thrilled when we discovered this chocolate. Not only does Madre use lightly-processed, high-antioxidant cacao beans grown in Hawaii - makers David Elliot and Nat Bletter also seek out Hawaiian-grown vanilla, passionfruit and even tea for their flavored bars. The result is this Single Estate Hawaiian 70% Dark Chocolate Bar, whisking you away on a flavorful South Pacific tropical breeze. Show your love of country by nibbling on a delicious bar completely grown in and made on U. S. soil. Close your eyes. Take a bite. Drift away. Mahalo. Tip of the Tongue Enjoy with anything coconutty for the true islander experience. Melt it into heated up coconut milk for a beach-y hot cocoa, and top with shaved coconut. Or chop and add to coconut ice cream for a chill post-beach treat.
Store: Mouth Brand: Madre Chocolate Price: USD 16.75
Anchor Distilling Junipero Gin
Description: The juniper is front and center in this refreshing, distinctive gin with a clean, crisp mouthfeel. Like most gins, it's made with about a dozen botanicals, but the rest of the mix is top secret. We're just impressed that the blend is so harmonious, perfectly setting off the bracing, piney flavor of the juniper. tip of the tongue This is the ideal style of gin for making spirits-heavy cocktails like The Last Word: Combine 3/4 oz Junipero gin, 3/4 oz. green Chartreuse, 3/4 oz. maraschino liqueur and 3/4 oz fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker with lots of ice. Shake until very cold and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Guaranteed to end any argument. did you know? Gin can be infused with a wide variety of botanicals, but it MUST contain juniper berries, which are responsible for that distinct, piney, gin-y flavor.
Store: Mouth Brand: Anchor Distilling Price: USD 36.00