Brandy Rand

Thirsty Writer, Libations Marketer

Best of the North of Boston 2015 – DRINKS

Every August, Northshore magazine unveils the “Best of” across a variety of categories. I’ve been lucky to sit on the editorial board the past few years overseeing the “Drink” section. … Continue reading


Summer of Sangria

Published in the July 2015 issue of Northshore Magazine. No one turns down a glass of sangria. It’s the foolproof, crowd-pleasing, “Can I have the recipe?” winner of any get-together. … Continue reading


Hide & Seek

Originally published in the May/June 2015 issue of Northshore magazine. What do artichokes, saffron and chicken have in common? Yes, they’d make a great meal – but would you drink … Continue reading


Spring Fling

Originally published in the Late Spring 2015 issue of Boston Common Magazine. To celebrate the arrival of patio season, Boston’s hottest bartenders share the latest trends in spring cocktails. Naomi … Continue reading


Leap of Faith

Originally published in the April 2015 issue of Northshore Magazine. Known for turning out delicious home-style Italian cuisine in Winthrop and Revere, Rossetti’s highly anticipated new outpost in Lynn has now … Continue reading


Act One: The Bar

Originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of Boston Common Magazine. The art of the cocktail is about so much more than mixing and garnishing drinks. It’s also about swagger. … Continue reading


Home Bar Essentials

Originally published in the March 2014 issue of Northshore Magazine. My home bar always sparks conversation among friends. Having spent my entire adult life in the beverage business, I’ve acquired all … Continue reading


Sense & Sessionability

Originally published in the November 2014 issue of Northshore Magazine. View the full print article here. Most of us don’t pay much attention to the alcohol by volume (ABV) percentage … Continue reading


The Big Apple

Originally published in the Fall 2014 issue of Boston Common Magazine. View full article or read below full text:There are few things more American than the apple, a fruit made famous … Continue reading


Squash Sips

Originally published in the September 2014 issue of Northshore Magazine. Turn squash in to something surprising and sippable with this recipe from 62 Restaurant in Salem. Read more about Fall … Continue reading

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