Archive of ‘Food & Beverage’ category

The Jubilee Martini

Our friend, the brilliant Nina Healy, sent me a special recipe that I wanted to share with you all– I especially love it’s tag line.

Jubilee Martini Recipe

A festival in a glass!

2 oz. Grey Goose Vodka
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Fresh sour mix
2 Mint leaves, crushed
Mint sprig for garnish

Combine vodka, liqueur, sour mix and leaves in mixing glass. Add ice and shake. Strain into your martini glass and garnish.

Yum! Think we should start serving these at The Studio?

Memorial Day Cocktails

Happy Memorial Day! I love summer holidays — tiki torches, barbecue, summer dresses and cocktails with little umbrellas in them — I love it all (especially the cocktails!) Here are some fun recipes for your memorial day party this afternoon or for any summer soiree you may be hosting.

Bing Cherry Mojitos

via Martha Stewart
Serves 12
* 1 1/4 cups sugar
* 1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed lime juice, about 9 limes
* 3 pounds Bing cherries
* 18 ounces best-quality black cherry or plain vodka (
* 1 bottle sparkling water (750 mL)

1. Bring sugar and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool completely. (Makes about 2 cups syrup.) Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 month.
2. Put lime juice into a medium nonreactive bowl. Halve and pit cherries; add to lime juice. Stir in syrup. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (up to overnight).
3. Stir cherry mixture and vodka in a large serving bowl. Fill 12 glasses with ice. Spoon 1/2 cup cherry-vodka mixture into each glass. Top off with sparkling water. Serve immediately.

New Orleans Hurricane

* 1/2 cup ice
* 2 fluid ounces light rum
* 2 fluid ounces passion fruit flavored syrup
* 1 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
* 1 ounce lime juice
* 1 fluid ounce 151 proof rum

1. In a shaker, combine ice, light rum, passion fruit syrup, lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage and lime juice. Shake well and pour mixture into a Hurricane or other large specialty glass. Float the 151 proof rum on top of the drink.

Delicious Vendors: Whimsey Spice


I came across this delightful etsy store via Swanky Tables a long time ago. Whimsey & Spice is the creation of Jenna and Mark, an art direction and a pastry chef living in New York. They specialize in making sweet food with a dash of spice. I have to admit, I haven’t tried Whimsey & Spice personally, but I can tell you that if it tastes only half as good as it looks, I might develop an addiction!

Among their products, my favorites have to be the pillows they call marshmallows, butterscotch bars, and the gorgeous earl gray sandwich cookies. Yum! For more delicious goodness, visit their etsy shop. They also have a wonderful blog, sweet fine day, where they share insight into their business and family. It is one of my favorite daily reads in my rss feed!

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