Last weekend, it was Jelly Shots all around! We attended our fantastic girl-tastic book club on Saturday afternoon, and later a summer kick-off bash on Saturday evening hosted by friends M and S (also members of the original core group of JSTK testers!). For book club, we prepared tiny Jelly Shot squares for sampling, as we are all responsible adults with weekend agendas . . . For the party, however, I took things a few steps further. Photos follow - you must forgive the low tech, non JSTK Annie quality photos, as I was flying solo with only my Blackberry camera!
Long Island Iced Tea Jelly Shots, skewered and sassy with a lemon peel
French Lemonade Jelly Shots (why yes that IS a Chambord layer - YUM!)
Fan favorite, Vodka Pink Lemonade Jelly Shot rides again!
A glass of delightfulness, compliments of Bradstreet Crafthouse Restaurant
Tuesday evening, I attended a mixology seminar at Bradstreet Crafthouse Restaurant in Minneapolis. For those who have not visited Bradstreet, it is something special, a big-city bartender-y oasis here in our little hamlet. And what fun it was. . . on the tasting menu were four classic cocktails - Gimlet, Dark and Stormy, Margarita, and Old Fashioned, which had been stripped down to their chassis and rebuilt with house-made bitters, syrups and pristine fresh juices per the cocktail stylings of our hosts: Toby Maloney and Jason Cott of Alchemy Consulting.
Aviation Jelly Shot, blissfully unaware of its narrow escape from rampant authorial editorializing
In our last post, we covered the creative process and its sometimes unfortunate effects on our fashion choices, and but only touched on its effect on our grasp on reality/appropriate humor, etc. (Don't worry, this is not a PG 13 post.)