Summer Cocktail Series 2011

Watermelon Mint Margaritas

No Comments 31 August 2011

By Hairee Lee

Watermelon is a wonderfully light and fruity summer flavor, great on it’s own but especially wonderful incorporated into cocktails. Here it’s been enhanced by the addition of mint for a seriously refreshing summer libation.

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Summer Cocktail Series 2011

Cocktail #8: Martini (& Gibson)

No Comments 25 August 2011

By Hairee Lee

My Love of Gin Has It’s Limits

But, you might ask, isn’t the martini a perennial cocktail? Why on the Summer Cocktail Series? Isn’t it one that’s just as appealing in the middle of winter as it is in the summer?

For me it has to do with oysters and oyster festivals that all happen in late summer. And oysters are often paired with this classic beverage.

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Summer Cocktail Series 2011

Cocktail #7: The Cure

No Comments 11 August 2011

By Hairee Lee

“Beer…now there’s a temporary solution.” – Homer Simpson.

Like Homer’s beer, The Cure, isn’t actually a permanent fix for anything. But let’s focus more on the “solution” rather than the “temporary.” Because while a great cocktail lasts, it’s pretty fantastic. It does seem to solve (or dissolve) things, like your worries, a foul mood, the bleak outlook of the days and years ahead, the meaninglessness of work, relationships, life…. Bartender!

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Summer Cocktail Series 2011

Cocktail #6: Cosmopolitan

No Comments 04 August 2011

By Hairee Lee

Carrie: Hi, I’d like a cheeseburger, please, large fries, and a Cosmopolitan.

Need I say more? I mean, this is my kinda a gal. Carrie Bradshaw, the heroine in the acclaimed television series played by Sarah Jessica Parker–who made wearing underwear in public high fashion, one-night-stands an amoral imperative, and loyal-to-a-fault girlfriends the must-have in any urban woman’s survival kit–is someone I can totally see myself sipping cosmos with while wolfing down a burger. And talking about sex.

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