Miller Recommends Winter Tipples, With Pairings

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It seems Virginia Miller of the Guardian has been merrily drinking her way around town, looking for noteworthy seasonal beverages and bites to go with them. On her list of recommendations is “the most adventurous drink on order this winter,” Ame’s blowfish fin sake, which is infused with an actual toasted fugu fin. Blowfish, as we know, can be lethal if not properly handled, but this drink is safe enough to imbibe, especially with a bowl of Ame’s cuttlefish noodles. She also adores Blackbird’s winter cocktail menu, particularly the Bols Genever and Nocino-based Harvest Moon, along with one of the bar jars as a snack. She also finds much to like on 15 Romolo’s “Sherry Christmas” menu and says the Solstice Sour manages to “capture winter in an almost spring-like way.” She describes Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen’s Diedrich’s Genki cocktail as “simultaneously spicy, perky, refreshing” and to be paired with the “fun” trio of deviled eggs. [SFBG]