September 2019 archive

Strong ‘n Stormy Slushy with Reed’s Strongest Ginger Beer

While I LOVE the simplicity of a Dark ‘n Stormy, y’all know I was gonna mess with it! In fact, you know what makes this version even better? It’s a slushy. With this extended summer we’re having in Los Angeles (helloooo 85 degrees in September), I’m still welcoming ALL the frozen drinks for as long as I can. The other reason my take is next level? I did not settle for that normal spiced ginger beer. Oh no, this (sp)icy beauty deserves some strength! I used the spiciest ginger beer on the market - Reed’s Strongest. COME THROUGH GINGER SPICE!

BBaF Podcast Episode 72: Champagne Laurent-Perrier with President Michelle DeFeo

Champagne House Laurent-Perrier, founded in 1812, is the largest family and female run Champagne House in the world. Francofile, New Jersey Native, and President of Laurent-Perrier, Michelle DeFeo has been at the helm since 2014, but her experience in the champagne business goes back to the very beginnings of her career. We discuss her journey to the champagne business, the feminist history of the brand, and what kind of responsibility comes with leading the largest female run Champagne House.

BBaF Podcast Episode 71: Black Cow Vodka with co-founder Paul “Archie” Archard

Vodka made entirely from MILK?! Black Cow Vodka is perhaps the first of its kind in the world made from discarded whey – a bi-product of cheese production. Co-founder Paul “Archie” Archard talks about how this harebrained idea came to be, how Black Cow is one of the most sustainable spirits being made, and why milk is the perfect organic ingredient to make vodka with.

End of Summer Sangria with Yerba Mate

How about we relish this delicious in-between time that has us enjoying longer days, cooler nights, and…refreshing cocktails? 
The perfect transitional cocktail from summer to fall will always be a sangria. You can start using red wine again, but also take advantage of the end of summer berries and mint that are still fresh.