August 2014 archive

The Last Drop of Summer

You guys! Summer is fast coming to a close. Whaaaaa happened?! I barely broke out my bathing suit, my feet hardly touched anything that resembles sand, and I didn’t eat nearly enough grilled meats al fresco. Summer, I hardly knew ye.  Every year, it’s always at this exact time, at the onset of Labor Day […]

Summer of the Aperol Spritz

Have you heard? It’s the Summer of the Spritz! Ever since I discovered the Aperol Spritz a few summers back, it has been a summer staple for me. Once Memorial Day rolls around, and the temps start creeping into steamy garbage territory in New York, my got-to is usually a Spritz. “If you Schvitz, Grab a […]

Charles Joly, The World’s Best Bartender

On August 1st, after an intense week of serious competition against 47 of the best mixologists from around the world, Charles Joly, from cocktail lounge, The Aviary in Chicago, was crowned the DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS™ Bartender of the Year 2014. “This journey didn’t start today at the ceremony, this week at the finals, or even last […]

The Pear & Sage Gin & Tonic

About a month ago I was invited to a tasting for Peach Street Distillers. While they hold the title of oldest locally owned distillery in Colorado, and the American Distilling Institute awarded them Distillery of the Year in 2012, they have only just recently crept on my radar. Based in tiny Palisade, Colorado, a sunny valley town with a population of […]

The Brighton Beachcomber featured on Behind the Bar | Design*Sponge

I’m beyond, BEYOND thrilled to have one of my all time favorite summer cocktails starring in this month’s Behind the Bar column on Design*Sponge – The Brighton Beachcomber! You MUST check out the lovely pics by Kristina Gill and you can also read what I have to say about it. Then, if you’re inspired, pick up some tequila, […]