Tag Archives: cocktails

Instagram Post of The Week: Fogo De Chao Launch Party!

Last week, I finally attended my first post-pandemic restaurant press event when I was invited, with a guest, to the launch party of Bar Fogo at Fogo De Chao in midtown.  It was a blast and the food was out of control. You can see the full post (just click on the Shrimp, above) for many photos of the evening including exotic new cocktails and tantalizing appetizers that are now on the menu for all to enjoy!

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Pink Thing Of The Day: Smirnoff Pink Lemonade Vodka Van

smirnoff pink lemonade van photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

I spotted this custom-painted van, proudly promoting Smirnoff’s new, limited edition Pink Lemonade Vodka, at the New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF)’s Grand Tasting. Of course, we had to investigate further.

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Restaurant Review: Date Night is Back at Tasca

dining room entrance photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

It’s been a while since we were able to post restaurant reviews in this space, and I’m so happy to bring them back with a look at our recent visit to Tasca, a neighborhood gem located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. An ideal destination for a Date Night or any occasion, Tasca offers an elevated, contemporary blend of Spanish and Latin-Caribbean cuisines, paying homage to the traditional recipes and flavors of Spain, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. I have not been to another restaurant quite like it.

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Product Review: NEFT Vodka, Because You Like to Have Nice Things

neft martını
All Photos By Gail

If you are like me, the many restrictions brought on by the pandemic have not dampened your desire to have nice things, or the quest to keep comfort and joy in your life as much as possible. In practice, this means that if I can’t go to a bar for cocktails, I bring the bar to me in the form of keeping my favorite spirits and mixers stocked and ready to pour. Pandemic Drinking: You Are Doing it Right.

neft vodka cans photo by gail worley

As a woman who has a bottle of vodka in the freezer at all times, I like to keep up on vodka trends. Today I am going to tell you about NEFT, a small-batch vodka with a taste as memorable as its container. As you can see by the photo above, NEFT  comes in a portable, unbreakable and — best of all — resealable barrel  that keeps contents cold for up to six hours. For those who live with a no-glass-by-the-pool rule, the packaging alone is a game changer.

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Yes, It Exists: Penis Shaped Swizzle Sticks

penis shaped swizzle sticks photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

These colorful Members Only (nudge nudge wink wink) “Swizzle sticks that arrouse (sic) any drink” were spotted by me at NY Now summer market at Javits Center. I daresay they  give the expression  “stiff drink” a whole new meaning — and they don’t call it a  cocktail for nothing!