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My husband’s uncle had a big birthday bash at Red Rooster in Harlem over the weekend and we were so sad to miss it! In his honor, I created an illustration with a recipe for his favorite drink, the Fritz. Equal parts gin and vodka with cocktail onions- this guy doesn’t mess around! The drink recipe was displayed on the bar for guests to try and printed out as a party favor. Red Rooster is such a fun New York spot. I have had the honor of photographing Marcus and his delicious food a few times. Above is a photo I took of him at The James Beard House back in 2009. Cheers and Happy Birthday, Uncle Fred!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

Red Roasted Carrots

Combine a couple pinches (or a half teaspoon each) of cinnamon, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder and sea salt. Mix spices well in a bowl (or bag!) with 5 or 6 diagonally (oval) cut carrots plus 1T olive oil and 1t sesame oil. Roast at 400 for 20 minutes on a cookie sheet until the edges are crispy brown. Enjoy warm!

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Citron Rosemary Fizz Cocktail

A lovely Spring Cocktail! Make your own Citron Vodka by soaking lemons or Buddha’s Hand Citron rind in vodka for a few days (or simply buy citron/citrus vodka). Mix vodka with one teaspoon rosemary simple syrup and top of with seltzer. Serve cold with a sprig of rosemary…cheers!

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