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What I Drink When….

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I want to relive my very hazy college years 

SoCo & Lime Shots I was also considering the oh-so-delectable Kamikaze shots, but I could only source a gross blue colored shot photo so I thought the SoCo & Lime would do JUST fine. Boy those shots never went down hard, but come 1am you for sure regretted cheering with your friends and polishing off five of them. I wonder what would happen if I attended a work event and ordered rounds of SoCo for my co-workers? Don’t think that would go down smoothly – literally and metaphorically.

 I’m at a sports bar and only cheap alcohol and wine are available

Bud Light on Draft, UGH – don’t get me wrong… maybe once or twice a year I crave a glass of beer. Other than that? I’d prefer pretty much…… any other type of booze thrown in my direction. I hate regular beer with a passion – I probably would opt to stay sober and go home alone, than to polish off five glass of Bud heavy. No thank you. I do think the whole liking beer as a girl thing goes hand in hand with liking sports too ….. yeah, maybe that’s why I’m not a fan of beer. I can’t tolerate most sports involving balls and bats.

 I want to emulate my late grandfather 

Pimm’s Cup cocktail while I didn’t get a chance to “formally introduce myself ” to my Pop Pop, I do know that one of his all-time favorite drinks is the Pimm’s Cup. Seeing as that I have NO liking for sweet, sugary drinks, I opt towards more savory and satisfying ones which leads me to my love for Pimm’s.  I think I’m channeling him every time I order one – don’t worry though, I don’t channel him all too often!

 I’m pre-gaming before a night out with my girlfriends 

Vodka, Soda & a Lime – obviously – do I really honestly enjoy this staple that EVERY GIRL IN AMERICA DRINKS? Um, no – not necessarily, however, it does provide the following benefits: a) it’s a lower calorie option b) it’s clear so you automatically look cool c) you can have three and still feel somewhat in charge of your evening d) your hangover is less ridiculous than it would be had you opted for the wine/beer/shot combo

 

I want to pretend I’m a Parisian or more likely when I try to be seductive

 Full-bodied glass of Merlot or Malbec wine does many wonderful things for your body. It calms you down, apparently helps boost your daily intake of antioxidants and provides you with a delicious beverage to consume with mostly any dinner-time meal. I personally love Chardonnay, Malbecs and Merlots, I’m a fan of both sides of the playing field. 

  I want to impress my friends with all that I’ve learned from “work”

 Glass of either The Glenlivet, Redbreast or Chivas #client – yeah, at this point I can honestly say “I know my shit” when it comes to most of the dark spirits on the market. I am the girl who helps lead tastings for large-scale whiskey and scotch companies, pretty sick gig right? From my two years working for these brands, I’ve come to enjoy some a lot but more so, respect the category as a whole. I enjoy scotch over whiskey – I love the smoke, Halloween-esque smells and taste of scotch rather than oakier whiskies. I am also Scottish so perhaps I am a bit (ok very) biased.

Lessons Learned As A New New Yorker

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm

YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND A RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP AND FUN HAPPY HOUR, ANY TIME OF THE DAY ON ANY STREET CORNER

This is something I don’t usually get to take full advantage of, however, if you do have the opportunity to either get off work (funny) by 5pm or you take a little break and then go back to the office, you couldn’t be more appreciative you live in NYC. The sketchier and divier the bar is the better the Happy Hour deals are usually. I walk by shoe box “restaurants” that feature both Chinese and French cuisine (yes, you read right) offering $3 vodka cocktails for 4 hours a day. COUNT. ME. IN.

IT’S A FAUX PAS TO ACTUALLY ACCEPT PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS AT THE MARKET

I’ll admit, in Boston if you looked in the trunk of BMW you’d see ….. let’s just say a sickening amount of “eco friendly Trader Joe/CVS/ Walgreen” bags. I did have the intent to use them when I frequented those stores, however, it just did NOT HAPPEN. I will say the bags were eventually used when my brother and dad moved me out of my apartment — using my “eco bags” to throw all of my miscellaneous “crap” into. Since having moved to NYC, however, I have taken accustomed to actually re using the bags — who woulda thunken?

COFFEE SHOPS SERVE MANY MORE PURPOSES THAN THEY DO IN OTHER CITIES

Ok, so my Foodie God, Frank Bruni, wrote a sick article for the NYTimes yesterday about the concept of spiked coffee beverages being served all over the city. Personally, I think coffee shops a whole lot hotter and more intimate than a loud sweaty ass bar environment. If I could bring a gentleman on a date to a coffee shop with chill music, warm couches and spiked drinks? There’s no question to be asked. Reservations for 2 please?

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS IN FACT MORE EFFICIENT DURING PRIME RUSH HOURS THAN CABS

I don’t think is really some large “revelation” however, it is so true. I was not one to ever use public transportation in any other city I have resided in but when it comes to NYC? Not only do you spend 5x more money when you take a cab, but you also will most likely get motion sickness and get there 5x later than you would had you sucked it up and taken a subway. $2.50? I think I am justttt fine with that.

NO ONE GETS OFF WORK BEFORE THE SUN SETS

I tend to be too anal and get to work for no rhyme or reason earlier than my co-workers. Keeping in mind it has been fall slowly turning into winter, the mornings are dark. Now that daylight savings just passed, I actually have some light in the morning and can unfortunately see the attire I throw together for work. I’d like it to be dark again, k great thanks. Regardless, in NYC if you get off work before 6? You clearly don’t have a job with health security or benefits — I’ll leave it at that.

NO SMART PHONE? CHECK PLEASE.

As shallow as that sounds? You will NOT be called back for a second date in New York if you whop out a flip phone. You can say I’m spoiled, go right ahead but this city is very materialistic and work friendly. Most people have jobs unless you work as a struggling artist (at which point you probably would need to shower AND buy a smart phone before we call you back), you have to have a smart phone for work. I’m JUST stating the facts here guys — and sometimes life’s a bitch.

FORGET IT BEING “LAUNDRY DAY” — SUNDAY IS DEDICATED TO DOMESTICATED SHOPPING

If you are not at The Container Store or Bed, Bath, & Beyond? You clearly left town for the weekend. I literally wait in lines outside of Container Store to get inside on Sundays, it’s a bit ridiculous when you think about it. I wait in a 30 minute line to get an underwear separator? Yes, yes I do.

It’s Time For An (Absolut) Stoop Party…

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm

I’m not much of a “drink” girl. No, I didn’t say I don’t like to DRINK — I just don’t do mixed “pre made drinks” at bars. I tend to associate all mixed drinks with scenes from Sex and The City 2 unfortunately, and refuse to purchase any beverage at a restaurant or bar that comes in a girly glass with pink content…. All of this was true until, of course, me and my roommate stumbled upon Absolut Brooklyn.

To say that I’m obsessed with this speciality Vodka? Is a wild understatement — I am addicted to this, it’s unreal. With hints of Apple and Ginger, this alcohol is insanely good.

I decided to do something I’ve never done — go on the company website to find out what their signature cocktail is. It’s called “Stoop Party” — and it will forever be “The Drink” of my apartment here in the city. The drink is insanely simple:

– Absolut Brooklyn
– Ginger Age
– Cranberry Juice