There’s a lot to be said for a good Bloody Mary. We found this restaurant/wine bar Aria in the West Village and were drawn to the twinkly lights outside. Inside, we were blown away by a goat cheese plate, gnocchi, and spicy shrimp kabob over marinated artichokes.. and these Bloody Mary’s. For me, it was just the right amount of horseradish that made it. Well done Aria.
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There’s a lot to be said for a good Bloody Mary.
We found this restaurant/wine bar Aria in the West Village and were drawn to the twinkly lights outside. Inside, we were blown away by a goat cheese plate, gnocchi, and spicy shrimp kabob over marinated artichokes.. and these Bloody Mary’s. For me, it was just the right amount of horseradish that made it. Well done Aria.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Dec 5
9:10 am
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Have you ever wondered what Tom Waits would taste like if he was a cocktail? Wonder no longer. I give you Death of a Ladies Man from NYC’s bar Elsa. Rye, maple, Laphroaig 10 year old scotch, Lemon and Tobacco bitters. Yes, tobacco bitters. I’m not going to lie to you, I felt like I was smoking a pack of cigarettes and got a slight headache. But absolutely loved it for the novelty.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

Have you ever wondered what Tom Waits would taste like if he was a cocktail? Wonder no longer. I give you Death of a Ladies Man from NYC’s bar Elsa. Rye, maple, Laphroaig 10 year old scotch, Lemon and Tobacco bitters. Yes, tobacco bitters. I’m not going to lie to you, I felt like I was smoking a pack of cigarettes and got a slight headache. But absolutely loved it for the novelty.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Dec 3
10:07 am
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This was my favorite drink at NYC’s Elsa. Mercy of a Rude Stream: Lemongrass-Pink Peppercorn vodka, vanilla, honey, lime, mint, and baked apple bitters. It was a complexly sweet and peppery cocktail. You only had to pop of of the floating beads in your mouth to find instantly it was indeed a peppercorn.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

This was my favorite drink at NYC’s ElsaMercy of a Rude Stream: Lemongrass-Pink Peppercorn vodka, vanilla, honey, lime, mint, and baked apple bitters. It was a complexly sweet and peppery cocktail. You only had to pop of of the floating beads in your mouth to find instantly it was indeed a peppercorn.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Dec 2
11:33 am
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I’m going to take you through my visit to Elsa in NYC’s East Village, drink by drink. This was most indefinitely the best bar I have ever been to. It’s the definition of mixology. Completely inventive drinks with unique ingredients made by master tenders of bar. The lighting is very low, relying mostly on tea lights, so forgive my crumby photography. I was more into the drinks than the documentation.
Shown here is Broken Mirror. Pernod Absinthe, green chartreuse, mint, lime, and dandelion-burdock bitters. I sware there was more to it because it took the guy 10 minutes to make. It was a masterpiece of light licorice flavor, and mint with a hint of citrus.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

I’m going to take you through my visit to Elsa in NYC’s East Village, drink by drink. This was most indefinitely the best bar I have ever been to. It’s the definition of mixology. Completely inventive drinks with unique ingredients made by master tenders of bar. The lighting is very low, relying mostly on tea lights, so forgive my crumby photography. I was more into the drinks than the documentation.

Shown here is Broken Mirror. Pernod Absinthe, green chartreuse, mint, lime, and dandelion-burdock bitters. I sware there was more to it because it took the guy 10 minutes to make. It was a masterpiece of light licorice flavor, and mint with a hint of citrus.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Dec 1
11:31 am
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I had the pleasure of seeing The Cure play their first three albums in their entirety (Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, and Faith) at the Beacon Theatre in New York City this past Saturday night. They must have known I was coming because they had a signature drink created and named after a Cure song! It was almost worth the $16.
M (off the album Seventeen Seconds, The Cure)+ Grey Goose vodka+ St. Germaine liqueur+ cranberry juice+ splash of lime
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I had the pleasure of seeing The Cure play their first three albums in their entirety (Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, and Faith) at the Beacon Theatre in New York City this past Saturday night. They must have known I was coming because they had a signature drink created and named after a Cure song! It was almost worth the $16.

M (off the album Seventeen Seconds, The Cure)
+ Grey Goose vodka
+ St. Germaine liqueur
+ cranberry juice
+ splash of lime

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Nov 28
1:46 pm
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