July 2014 archive

Summer Spice Sangria

Did someone say Wine Wednesday? Well, why have plain, old wine when you can have a super delicious, spiced up Sangria?! I know, I know, everyone has a headache-y tale about a time you may have imbibed a smidge too much of the stuff. Like that time you went to your friend’s parent’s going away party in Queens, and you started early in the […]

Boozy Ice Cream Social

Take the idea of an old fashioned ice cream social, and give it a grown up twist! Now that summer has comfortably settled in, it actually seems hard to remember a time when flip flops weren’t your shoe of choice, your Instagram feed wasn’t flooded with obnoxious vacation pics, and ice cream wasn’t a daily staple in your diet. I know I’m not the only […]

The Green Mountain Cooler with Barr Hill Gin

I was recently asked to create a signature cocktail for a very special birthday celebration. Since it was an important milestone for John, they wanted to make it personal. John’s wife, Jenn (also, my former boss and all around bad ass), contacted me about a month before the party. She mentioned that their caterer, Nisa Lee, had already picked out a […]

La Maison Cointreau

Many apologies for this belated post. I attended this lovely event right before my vacation and I’ve been dying to share it ever since. But, like a good vacationer (and bad blogger!) I’ve been pretty unplugged for the last few weeks. Here it is, finally! _____________________________________________________ On June 17th, beloved French spirit, Cointreau transformed two […]