Edible Monterey Bay


Try this spicy drink when the season gets a little spooky

Photography By Margaux Gibbons

When I imagine a cocktail, I am hoping to create a mood, a feeling, an entire theme in just one glass. For this cocktail, I imagined something you would drink in a remote cabin in Big Sur in October, warmed and welcomed by the heat of the fire.

The celestial giant Neptune, nearly four times the size of Earth, inspired the name for this drink. Every autumn it swings to its closest point to Earth in the entire year. But to the naked eye, the enormous and magnificent Neptune appears as merely one slightly brighter illumination in a star-strewn sky.

On first impression, this cocktail seems easygoing, straightforward, merely a bit brighter than the rest. … Read More