Drinking Cognac in Cognac!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1 No tags 0

I recently got back home from a super stellar, tasty, luxurious, jam-packed, fun trip to Cognac! I partnered with Atout France once again (remember my trip to Burgundy?) and got to explore a region in southern France that I had never traveled to and always been curious about.

Cognac is something I obviously know of, but it’s not something I drink often. I was amazed at all of the things I learned about this beautifully aged and complex spirit and the history and tradition of it, and by the end of the trip I had totally fallen in love with Cognac.

I’ve been drinking it with friends and as a night cap at home since I returned. Check out both of the videos we shot while there, maybe you’ll learn a thing or two as well, and hopefully get excited to drink more Cognac and maybe even plan a trip there. Bonus tip – Bordeaux is a just about an hour drive away. Two for one!



Thank you to all of our partners and sponsors and all of the kind, generous, and funny people we met along the way. Full thank you’s in the credits of the videos and in the description box on YouTube!

Lazy Bitch: Dirty Gin Martini with Ancient Olive Trees

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 0 No tags 1

I’m feeling super sophisticated (and a little dirty, of course) with this martini. Such a simple drink and a classic, I don’t know why I don’t make it more often! I’m a gin kinda lady, but feel free to use vodka if that’s your thing. But to keep this thing dirty, we must use the olive juice. And not just any old olive juice, this beautiful stuff from Ancient Olive Trees. Loving this premium addition to my martini! It’s super luxurious, but won’t break the bank ($25), and is so worth it.


 

Watch the full video above or here for the lazy bitch approved recipe and some martini 101 basics!

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Crushed Ice (Almost) Always

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1 No tags 1

I have a thing for crushed ice. I have yet to find a beverage that it does not improve. My love affair began in grade school, when I would tuck into a booth at the soda fountain in the rear of my neighborhood pharmacy, Wheeler’s. I would get a griddled hot dog and an ice cold root beer over an enormous amount of crushed ice pebbles. It was heaven. It still is heaven. I’m lady that enjoys simple pleasures. And let us not forget that I am a Kentuckian, that the mint julep is practically our state cocktail, and it cannot exist with mounds of crushed ice. I could go on and on, but the main evidence has been presented.

Since I don’t own a fancy fridge that can easily spit out crushed ice by the millisecond and I’m lazy (and abhor crushing ice with a mallet in a bag by hand), I was THRILLED when W&P Design came out with their new line of Peak Ice Works ice cube trays. Their recent addition? Crushed ice trays! I squealed when I got it in the mail. The mold is shallow and thin, so the water freezes fast and crumbles easily right into your glass.

If you need to find me, I’ll be in the kitchen drinking just about anything I can over this ice. Like, say, a crisp G + T with lots of lime.