We're all heartbroken about Steven Shaw's sudden death. You can read the tributes of others and write your own tribute here.
But if your form of tribute leans toward libations, please post your toast here. Dozens of us got our mixological start here on eG Forums; I am one of many folks who learned more here than anywhere else, from some of the brightest cocktail minds around.
I haven't posted anything in a while, but I thought I'd post a recipe today to help celebrate the life and work of Steven Shaw who created an amazing community here that I always found very inspiring. I never actually met Steven Shaw but I've met many people from the egullet community in person, which always has been a great experience, and one egulleter and his wife went on to become among my very best friends whom I see nearly every week to share a drink or a meal. I probably would be stuck working as an economist if Steven Shaw's egullet community didn't get me deeper into the culinary arts and really expand my mind.
1.5 oz. wire works gin
.75 oz. brillet pineau des charents
.75 oz. lemon juice
bar spoon of Judith's Seville orange marmalade (the gift of a beloved bar regular)
this was pretty darn tasty. without egullet would anybody really be drinking such lovely stuff as Pineau des Charentes? would the cocktail renaissance have grown so big I can drink a pretty good gin made in south Boston? I really owe a lot to Steven Shaw and everyone that makes up the egullet community. thank you all.
Last night, I raised a glass of Highland Park 18.
Who's making the next round for our departed friend?