Monday Night Martha: Digestif's "They Make Pie"

Even Martha deserves a night off, so this week we're offering you the option to ditch the kitchen for the bar.

It's hard to find a decent restaurant open Mondays in this metropolis (particularly in Phoenix, but other 'hoods, as well), which is why we're delighted to remind you that Digestif -- the super-groovy bar/restaurant at the Waterfront in downtown Scottsdale -- is open seven days (and nights) a week.

You can hit the place from 5 to 6 pm for "Green Hour" and try the absinthe (though the New York Times recently labeled it passe) or sample our favorite new cocktail, called "They Make Pie".

Are sweet and spicy drinks "in" or is it just us? Suddenly, spicy sangria is popping up at all the right parties (cheater's trick: spike yours with Trader Joe's Spiced Apple Cider) and we've been meaning to pick up a bottle of Domaine Canton ginger liqueur. 

Turns out, it was easier to hit Digestif. Check out the ingredients on this cocktail and admit you'll never be able to stick to just one:

brandy, Domaine Canton ginger liqueur, Calvados, Tuaca, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, fresh orange and lemon -- over ice -- with an Aggazzotti float and craisins.

The perfect ending to a Monday.

(Read about Digestif's food in Michele Laudig's mouth-watering review.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at