This colorful cluster of discarded soda bottles awaits the arrival of the recycling truck at the curb along West 26th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District. My guess is that the labels were custom printed for a Fashion Week Event, perhaps. They look so lovely laying there, it seems almost a shame to throw them out. So, preserved here for posterity, I present your Pop Trash.
Of course, everyone goes to New York Fashion Week events for the Fashion, but they also go for the food. Repoproom and Storefront outdid themselves with their champagne brunch that accompanied a showcase of brands like Ilana Kohn clothing, Marrin Costello jewelry and Souda design-focused furniture. The highlight of their very satisfying spread was the above pictured plate of Candied Bacon Strips, which I hovered over for several minutes. Mmm, finger lickin’ good!
In a week that includes not only the events of New York Fashion Week but also Valentines Day and My Birthday, it goes without saying that we will be doing a lot of drinking. Since February is also National Grapefruit Month, we are going to feature some Pink Grapefruit flavored cocktail recipes today made with Sparking ICE, one of our favorite zero calorie mixers. Enjoy!
Pink Grapefruit Sparkler (Pictured Above)
2 oz. Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE
3 oz. white wine, preferably Moscato
Mint leaves for garnish
Pour white wine over ice.
Top with Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE. Garnish with mint leaves.
3 oz. Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE
1 ½ oz. Vodka
1 oz. lime juice
Sliced fresh jalapeño
Chili salt for rim of glass (Kosher salt mixed with chili powder)
Use a lime wedge to rub the entire rim of a chilled martini glass, and dip into chili salt mixture.
Combine vodka and jalapeno slices with ice in a shaker.
Strain and pour into the chilled martini glass.
Top with Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE.
Garnish with a few Jalapeno slices.
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This ultra “skinny” cocktail gets the job done.
2 oz quality lemon Vodka
Polar® Lemon Seltzer
Pour Vodka over ice and fill glass with Polar Lemon Seltzer. Add Lemon Peel to rim glass and as garnish.
Every young American designer needs a sparkling European patron. A perfect combination of old world and new.
2 parts Campari
1 part quality Gin
Polar® Orange Vanilla Seltzer
Splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Begin by chilling Campari, the Gin and the Lemon Juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into glasses and then top generously with Polar Seltzer.
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Anyone who spends half their time on an airplane searching for the newest designs always looks forward to the comforts of home. In this case it is a sparkling version of a “whiskey sour”.
2 oz quality American Bourbon (Whiskey)
1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
Polar® Vanilla Seltzer
(if you need to sweeten it add a teaspoon of agave)
Vigorously shake the whiskey, lemon juice and egg white in a shaker. Once there is a bit of froth pour over ice in a double old-fashioned glass. Top generously with Polar® Seltzer.
Intense and long-lasting. That’s the inspiration for this sparkling, later afternoon highball.
1 part Vanilla Vodka
1 part Drambuie
Polar® Orange Vanilla Seltzer
Lemon or orange peel for garnish
Build the drink in a highball glass, by pouring vodka and Drambuie over crushed ice. Top generously with Polar® Seltzer and stir gently, taking care to not bruise the bubbles.
In celebration of New York Fashion Week, the Worley Gig will be featuring daily NYFW custom Cocktails Courtesy of Polar® Seltzer. Today’s Concoction:
Add ice to your favorite Cocktail glass and mix in equal parts Sparkling Lemon Polar® Seltzer and Lemoncello.
Stir, sip and enjoy!