I met Lukas Volger, one of the co-founders of Jarry, at a StartOut event in New York. We talked about my old place in the Mission, and what I was doing with the beautiful meyer lemon tree in my backyard — making meyer lemon sorbet, of course, and crafting a cocktail I call the Mission Sunset (recipe below). I conveyed my appreciation for harvesting the fruit each time I’d go outside to pick. Lukas asked me if I wanted to write a piece for Jarry, and I was absolutely delighted for the opportunity.
The piece is a conversation with my favorite cooking buddy, Stephen Willson, about food, family, and being gay. You’ll have to purchase a copy of Issue #1 to read the full text!
I also Kickstarted the first issue. I’m happy to be a part of first successes.
Mission Sunset cocktail
one big ice cube in a double old-fashioned glass
add a few dashes of orange bitters, then add in:
1/3 part your brown liquor of choice (mine’s usually Maker’s)
1/3 part antica formula vermouth
finish with 1/3 part blood orange soda
twist of meyer lemon peel around the rim and in the glass
serve & enjoy!