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With Halloween season upon us naturally this week’s cocktail has a spooky theme! Caribbean folklore legend has it that La Diablesse who appears as a beautifully elegantly dressed woman on nights of a full moon, preys on wayward men (having possibly spent too much time at the local rum haunt) who stop to speak with […]
Tassel Twirler I’m not ready to let go of the summer just yet which is why this week I’m drinking tequila! As things start to cool off, this cocktail brings me back to those hot, sweaty, balmy nights that will be a distant memory in a few months. I use reposado tequila here, giving the […]
All Hail the Queen! This week’s cocktail pays homage to badass British dancer and actress Lydia Thompson often dubbed  the “queen of burlesque” who took New York by storm in 1868 with her performance troupe the British Blondes. Thompson and the Blondes made waves with audiences on their tour with performances combining comedy, satire, racy […]
Sultry Summer Spritz Summer is in full swing which can mean only one thing in the land of booze…it’s Spritz weather! I’m addicted to the Spritz in it’s many forms and they are so easy to make, it’s the perfect drink for sipping in the sun by the pool. Ours adds watermelon juice for that […]
Fearless Mabel’s Iced Tea This week I was inspired to make a drink in celebration of Mabel Stark, the world’s first female tiger trainer and subject of Leslie Zemeckis’ new award winning documentary ‘Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer.’ Mabel was born in Tennessee and early on in childhood moved to Kentucky, the birthplace of bourbon, the […]
LA TROPICANA Inspired by one of Cuba’s most emblematic cocktails the Daiquiri and the whimsical, over- the- top cabaret institution, the Tropicana in Havana, our cocktail will transport you to the island with every sip! Some of my favorite flavors to play with during these warmer months: rum, pineapple and coconut. Salud y Buen Provecho!! […]
  Tempest Storm. I enjoyed meeting and interviewing Tempest Storm for both my film and book of the same name “Behind the Burly Q.” She was a gracious, forthright, smart lady. Born into poverty in Georgia, the young Annie Blanch Banks picked cotton. She began her stage career in the 1940 under the tutelage of […]
THE FLIP TEASE Two of my favorite low-alcohol cocktails, the Aperol Spritz and Sloe Gin Flip have a baby! This cocktail is frothy and fun and tastes like a boozy creamsicle. Perfect for a early afternoon treat or those times you want a cocktail without getting too light in the head….Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 oz of […]

Dardy Ginsky Dedicated to Dardy Minsky who recently passed but loved her Martinis back in the day! This is a twist on a classic Vesper which is a Martini that breaks all the rules: mixes gin and vodka, is shaken and not stirred and uses a Lillet Blanc rather than a dry vermouth. Our Dardy […]
Heidi Singer is the Beverage Director for Eataly Flatiron’s upscale restaurant, Manzo in New York City. A world traveler, she has a focused expertise in wine and spirits from Spain, Greece, France and Italy. When she’s not creating cocktails, tasting wine, or working the floor, she teaches and performs Fusion Belly Dance with Solstice locally and around the country with women […]