Tagged with cocktails

Be my Hanky Panky Valentine

Be my Hanky Panky Valentine

I’ve found people have a love/hate relationship with Fernet, much like some of us have with Valentine’s Day. Personally, I had a strong aversion to it until little by little I fell in love with it. It being Fernet. Fernet is coy. The intense dark liquid captures the eye with hints of gold that lure you in. A first sip hits your … Continue reading

A Cocktail Bitters Love Affair with Angostura

Bitters are to cocktails what proper seasoning is to food. You can make a drink without them but once added the difference is remarkable. Angostura bitters are one of the most well-known cocktail bitters. They are an extremely concentrated botanically infused alcoholic mixture made of water, alcohol, herbs and spices by House of Angostura in … Continue reading

Hot Flash

Summer, that season that if you don’t pay close attention, is gone in a blink of an eye. That’s been my summer. Work got hectic with (a now imminent) product launch and though I had some fun play days, somehow I find myself on the eve of Labor Day weekend having lost count of the 16+ … Continue reading

It was a blurr

Hard to believe its been over a month since I last blogged but it has. Apologies to any regular readers. Life just sort of took over [ie: work] and having resolved to go to bed earlier / not start new tasks after 11pm meant my blogging took a hit. So this is what happened… I … Continue reading

Fabulously Exhausting.

Part of the beauty of living in NYC is that sometimes life’s adventures snowball and you find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of amazing experiences. My life last week, was quite fabulous but also quite exhausting: Sunday: Brunch with oyster topped Bloody Marys to celebrate the crutches being retired followed by strolling through Cobble Hill window shopping. … Continue reading

Inspired by Good Spirits

Last night was the 2013 edition of  Good Spirits which though sponsored by Edible Manhattan could have just as easily been sponsored by Edible Brooklyn as the mix of restaurants/distillers/bars did seem to skew to Kings County. No matter, it rocked. I really do love Good Spirits because unlike other food/cocktail events in NYC they seem to have … Continue reading

A Side Tracked Weekend

Wrapping up a 3-day weekend which I’d planned to spend cooking and crossing things off my to-do list, you know like filing my taxes… well let’s just say I got side tracked. After Friday’s insanity of a long day at work and an interesting cab ride home, I slept in. Though I did manage to … Continue reading

Iced Apple

We’re having a snowstorm. The weather people insisted on calling it Nemo… weather people’s kids must get picked on a lot. Predictions were for the hardest snow fall to hit the City of New York between 4-10pm.  Its 10.30pm, there are maybe 4 inches on the ground but its meant to snow till 1pm on … Continue reading

Working for my supper

Summertime brings crab boils to NYC. Tables covered in newspaper, fingers for utensils and mountains of crabs to pick through plus communal seating make for fun nights. Of course, when you’re like me and will talk to anyone it’s even more fun. Recently, my friend Jeff invited me to join him for a crab boil … Continue reading

Quote Wall

I decided to celebrate Christmas Eve with a Manhattan… only to realize I had no sweet vermouth. As I have, and am known for, a rather well stocked bar this came as quite the surprise so off out I headed at 8pm in search of said vermouth… In telling my friends the story the next day when I exclaimed: … Continue reading