“The fourth edition of the Classic is shaping up to be our best ever. We’re upping the ante on our flagship Gala event, once again, with even wilder twists and turns – and our stellar line-up of crowd-sourced events provides countless opportunities for rollicking good times throughout the city,” said Lesley Townsend Duval, Founder and Executive Director of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. …Read More
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Friday night kicked off the soiree with the Opening Gala, an event that takes over the entire New York Public Library and is attended by thousands of people. Literally, at the Gala, hundreds of classic and innovative cocktails are served. …Read More
I’m way past being fashionably late but I hear it’s better late than never. And I can’t NOT brag about the fabulous 14th Annual Beautiful People Party hosted by Absolut Wild Tea and Paper Magazine I was so lucky to score an invite to. I mean who could pass on a party performed Duran Duran and let me know they were “Hungry Like a Wolf” and that I was living in an “Ordinary World”?
I … Read more
Spike Lee Did The Right Thing!
Couldn’t help myself, it was way to easy to start of this post with a compliment referring to one of Spike’s best movies. Representin’ Drink of the Week I was able to attend Spike Lee’s Limited Edition Absolut Brooklyn Vodka release party and let me start off by saying, as a newcomer to New York, this event was spectacular. Located in Dumbo Brooklyn, Spike couldn’t have chosen a better … Read more
Celsius Cocktails, a pop-up cocktail bar in Bryant Park in New York City is offering warm winter drinks made with Kahlúa s rich blend of vanilla and 100% arabica coffee beans. If you’re in Manhattan this season, stop by, I hear the cocktails are reasonable ($8–$12) but if not, the recipes below will help keep you warm. Courtesy of Kahlúa.
1 part Kahlúa Mocha
1 part Absolut Vanilla
Combine ingredients … Read more
We had the pleasure to attended the recent Manhattan Cocktail Classic, held at the Astor Center. The day we spent was amazing, arriving around noon, I was immediately greeted be an amazing bar full of fresh ingredients and rare spirits.
I chatted for a bit and then headed into a session titled “Choosing the Right Glassware” lead by none other than Dale de Groff. If you don’t already know, Dale is a bartending legend and … Read more
Taking place this weekend, Oct. 3-4, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is two days of history, culture and art of the cocktail. The Astor Center has put together an impressive line up of speakers, including Dale DeGroff, Gary Regan and David Wondrich, on topics such as “Sherry: The Cobbler and Beyond” and “How Do You Choose the Right Glass for a Drink?”
If you are a cocktail geek like me, this is an event not to … Read more
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