November 10th, 2011 by jaclynn
loving the lychee
Are you tired of paying $15 bucks for a drink at those trendy restaurants and bars? This drink is refreshing, Asian-inspired, and sure to impress your guests or that someone special. Have you ever tried a lychee martini? If not you are missing out! This sweet (and powerful) cocktail is much stronger then it sounds. One of the most important characteristics of this cocktail is the sweet fragrance and flavor of the lychee. A good lychee martini should smell and taste like lychee. Here is a supper simple recipe for you to try:
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger vodka
- 1 fluid ounce peach schnapps
- 1 fluid ounce white cranberry juice
- 1 ounce lychee juice (from a can of lychees)
- 1 lychee, for garnish
- Place ice into a cocktail shaker. Pour in vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and lychee juice. Cover and shake vigorously until the outside of the cocktail shaker has frosted.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass; garnish with a lychee fruit.
Enjoy your drink!
October 20th, 2011 by jaclynn
modern day tea party
gaga sporting that teacup better then a birkin bag
west village nyc- The Tea Set
As you know New York City has always been a coffee town, it’s suddenly facing serious competition from a more delicate ladylike drink. Beautiful blondes aren’t the only tea fans- jet setters, pop stars and Wall Street gurus are buzzing over the leafy brew too! Facebook and Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker boasts a collection of more then 100 exotic teas, and Lady GaGa totes around a teacup like it’s a Birkin bag. New York’s fashion scene, (of course) is way ahead of the trend…duh. Almost every major designer has held a celebratory tea reception/tea party. This “chic” thing to do can also be an economic factor- instead of throwing a fancy lunch or cocktail reception; they’ll throw a tea party! Didn’t get your invite to one of these fab celeb studded tea parties? No worries- NYC suddenly has some supper sweet teashops popping up all over the city. If your in the West Village check out The Tea Set (cozy nook that seats 25), Soho home to Harney & Sons (tea store & tasting bar), and Upper East Side perfectly suits William Poll (a tea-sandwich shop).
Adding Champagne to the mix probably doesn’t dent the devotion of the young and thirsty, either. The Tea Set has created a tea-rrific $15 cocktail by mixing bubbly with syrup made from the store’s bestseller, Red Peach Vanilla tea… now that sounds like my cup of tea! After all, tea is perfect for frenzied New Yorkers with a big caffeine habit and little piece of mind. Tea promotes harmony and balance of life- drinking tea is an art of living.
October 13th, 2011 by jaclynn
enjoy the amazing view- surrounded by beautiful people
filled with chic décor
empire rooftop is the place to be
The first thing that pops into my mind when Thursday arrives- the week is almost over and I need a cocktail! Going out on the weekends is so over rated,…and over crowded. “Thirsty Thursday” is the perfect night to meet with friends and unwind, why not do it rooftop style? The trendy chic Empire Hotel located on the upper west side is a spot where beautiful people sip delicious cocktails and take in the amazing view. How great is the view might you ask? Overlooking Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, and the Hudson River-Empire Rooftop is the place to be.