Welcome one and all to my Home Bar! This is where the magic happens! I live in a tiny 500 sq ft apartment in Brooklyn but I try to cram as much in as I can. Cheers to THAT! Equipment: Bar Tools Two shakers of different sizes, One Cocktail Kingdom Jigger 1oz/2oz, One Cocktail Kingdom … Continue reading My Home Bar
It’s that time of year again. Not only is it Thanksgiving, it’s Thanksgiving during a election year, meaning that you’re probably feeling salty towards at least some of your friends and relatives or perhaps they’re feeling salty towards you! What will ease the anguish you’re experiencing as you mentally prepare yourself to share a meal with … Continue reading Easy Peasy Drinks to Make for Thanksgiving and All Your Other Holiday Parties
Howdy y’all! As you’ve probably noticed from the photo, I didn’t make this drink at my Home Bar cause these days, I’m a busy lady! The beautiful backdrop for this drink is Duke’s Liquor Box in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where I work as “The Captain” several days a week. Today I’m suuuuuuuper pumped to be talking about … Continue reading HBG’s Spiced Daiquiri
Y’all, it happened! The temperature dropped below 70°, I went hiking yesterday and now it really feels like autumn! What better way to celebrate this seasonal change than with a stirred drink? “Wait gurl, you made a stirred drink? WHUT.” Yes, y’all I finally made a stirred drink and it’s even in a pretty coupe! … Continue reading The Queen’s Blush
I’ve made so many Rum cocktails since I started this blog that I can’t even count them all. With all those #TikiTheSnowAway drinks last January, to a million Daiquiris, to various and sundry Rum cocktails, I am constantly asking myself, “where’s all the Rum gone?” I thought perhaps those crazy Monkeys from the “Blame the Monkeys” series … Continue reading National Rum Day 2015
Just whipped up a fresh batch of Pineapple infused Plymouth Gin! Seriously though, “whipped up” might be stretching the truth a bit. This is literally the easiest recipe ever: Cut up a Pineapple. If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t going to work. No canned fruit allowed! Throw some of the Pineapple in a jar. Add … Continue reading The Pineapple Plymouth Gin is back!
Here in Brooklyn, we don’t have houses with pools, sprawling country clubs with luxurious grounds, or even our own backyards. So where do we party in the summertime? We Rooftop Party! And you’d better believe we love nothing more than chillin’ on the roof with a cold cocktail. I’d like to propose then that VitaFrute … Continue reading Rooftop Party with VitaFrute Coconut Colada!
If January 2015 was spent in a #TikiTheSnowAway denial of Winter, then February is me embracing the cold. It’s so damn frigid in NYC. Everyone East of Colorado has been prisoner to bone crushing temperatures and an endless blanket of snow. I love snow and am a total Winter sports person (Skier 4Lyfe) but could … Continue reading Be Mine, Clementine
Gung Hay Fat Choy to you all! It’s Chinese New Year! Growing up in the SF Bay Area meant many a fun trip to Chinatown for New Year festivities and I totally loved the parades! My darling girlfriend is Chinese American and so this celebration has taken on a whole new meaning for me! I’ve … Continue reading Improved Negronis are for Chinese New Year
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently received the Death & Co Book as a present from my fabulous girlfriend. THAT BOOK IS EVERYTHING. The Cocktail recipes are outrageous but what has really stuck with me are the infusions, syrups and batched ingredients. It reminded me that back in the spring/summer, I … Continue reading Holiday Infusions