Weekend project! These jelly shots may look fancy, but they could not have been easier.
Manhattan jelly shot : Bitters syrup, Bulleit Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino cherry French 75 jelly shot : Lemon syrup, Prosecco, Cognac, Orange zest 
* All recipes from the Jelly Test Shot Kitchen book.

Weekend project! These jelly shots may look fancy, but they could not have been easier.

Manhattan jelly shot : Bitters syrup, Bulleit Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino cherry 
French 75 jelly shot : Lemon syrup, Prosecco, Cognac, Orange zest 

* All recipes from the Jelly Test Shot Kitchen book.


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Jan 30
9:00 am
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I miss Manhattan, so I had one. This one was whipped at the Porter with Black Maple Hill bourbon. This bourbon is from Heaven Hill distillery, which is the largest, independent family-owned distillery in Kentucky. At about 8 years old, 95 proof, balanced and smooth, it made for a perfect Manhattan. 
Photo credit: Lush Lady

I miss Manhattan, so I had one. This one was whipped at the Porter with Black Maple Hill bourbon. This bourbon is from Heaven Hill distillery, which is the largest, independent family-owned distillery in Kentucky. At about 8 years old, 95 proof, balanced and smooth, it made for a perfect Manhattan. 

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Sep 19
9:01 am
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This is no ordinary Manhattan. This is an amazing Manhattan at Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Atlanta. Four Roses Bourbon, Carpano Antica Formula, orange bitters, topped with a real maraschino cherry (not the hot pink kind!). Smooth but strong, as it should be. 
Photo credit: Lush Lady

This is no ordinary Manhattan. This is an amazing Manhattan at Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Atlanta. Four Roses Bourbon, Carpano Antica Formula, orange bitters, topped with a real maraschino cherry (not the hot pink kind!). Smooth but strong, as it should be. 

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Aug 10
8:42 am
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Lush Lady goes to the MET! Antique American “toy” decanters.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

Lush Lady goes to the MET! Antique American “toy” decanters.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Apr 23
7:29 pm
A bottle of wine and the comforts of home on a rainy NYC evening.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

A bottle of wine and the comforts of home on a rainy NYC evening.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Mar 23
8:39 pm
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Side car and Patron Coffee Liqueur at the Cipriani bar in Grand Central Station, NYC.

Side car and Patron Coffee Liqueur at the Cipriani bar in Grand Central Station, NYC.


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Mar 19
11:08 pm
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I love wine/liquor stores that have this glowing vintage look. 
Manley’s in the West Village, NYC.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

I love wine/liquor stores that have this glowing vintage look. 

Manley’s in the West Village, NYC.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Mar 14
2:00 pm
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Whiskey sour at Corner Bistro in the West Village, the supposed home of the best burger in NYC. My verdict? It’s debatable. 

Whiskey sour at Corner Bistro in the West Village, the supposed home of the best burger in NYC. My verdict? It’s debatable. 


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Mar 13
9:49 pm
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Manhattans in… Queens.
I passed by a liquor store today with the new Black Cherry Jim Beam in the window, and was inspired by this article to incorporate it into a Manhattan recipe. While I was there I picked up the bitters and vermouth as well. Now normally a Manhattan calls for rye whiskey, bitters, vermouth, and maraschino cherries, but the Black Cherry Jim Beam takes care of 2 of the ingredients. Excellent. I’ll take a shortcut anyway I can get it. Below is the recipe I used which I can’t imagine improving upon:
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth2 1/2 oz Black Cherry Jim Beam1 Dash Bitters1 Twist Orange Peel
Gently swirl in a shaker with 2 ice cubes and strain into martini glass.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

Manhattans in… Queens.

I passed by a liquor store today with the new Black Cherry Jim Beam in the window, and was inspired by this article to incorporate it into a Manhattan recipe. While I was there I picked up the bitters and vermouth as well. Now normally a Manhattan calls for rye whiskey, bitters, vermouth, and maraschino cherries, but the Black Cherry Jim Beam takes care of 2 of the ingredients. Excellent. I’ll take a shortcut anyway I can get it. Below is the recipe I used which I can’t imagine improving upon:

3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
2 1/2 oz Black Cherry Jim Beam
1 Dash Bitters
1 Twist Orange Peel

Gently swirl in a shaker with 2 ice cubes and strain into martini glass.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Feb 6
8:55 pm
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