If you don’t get enough of me on this blog…

You can catch me thrice more (that means 3 times) this week in various capacities.  Now folks, this is very important stuff and please listen up carefully.  If you live in the New York metropolitan area, you’re in luck for two of these.  If not, please make an effort to visit somebody in the New York metropolitan area so you can see me.  But, if you live in or are planning on visiting New Orleans next week for Tales of the Cocktail, you get brownie points from me, and I beg you to say hi to me and make me look like I have many friends.

Okay, here’s the deal:

1) Tuesday, July 8 in Manhattan’s East Village:

Tomorrow I will be helping out my good friend H. Joseph Ehrmann, Square One Vodka Brand Ambassador, in making some signature Square One cocktails at the Indy Spirits Expo at Astor Center in Manhattan.  It should be fun, with booths set up by wonderful artisanl spirits brands to taste and sample their products.  I will be making one of my newest summer creations, The Vanderbilt Avenue Martini, served at The Campbell Apartment Terrace (recipe below). 

Vanderbilt Avenue Martini

1 oz. Square One Organic Cucumber Vodka

1/2 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice

2 sage leaves (1 for muddling, 1 for garnish)

Directions: Lightly muddle the sage leaf in the bottom of a mixing glass.  Add remaining ingredients and shake very well.  Strain into a chilled, vanilla cane sugar-rimmed martini glass.

Garnish: Sage leaf

2. NBC’s “I Do” – A wedding reality show

What does this have to do with me, you may ask.  I will be appearing in this Saturday, July 12th’s episode as the wedding cocktail expert.  A bride-to-be will be visiting me at one of my bars, The World Bar, in search of her perfect wedding signature cocktail.  Be sure to catch me at 7pm on NBC (channel 4 – only broadcast in NY metro area for now – nationally later in August, I think).  Oh yeah, you may catch some guy who claimes to be my father as the Wine expert in the same segment, too.

3. Dinner Cocktail Pairing at 7 On Fulton in New Orleans

On Thursday, July 17th, the second day of the 5-day long Tales of the Cocktail celebration, I will be ‘bar cheffing’ it up at a wonderful NOLA restaurant called “7” at 8pm.  Enjoy traditional cajun food, as well as cocktails that I’ve come up with to complement these culinary flavors. 

Check out the menu and the cocktail pairing that I’ve come up with and to make reservations, click here.

Enough with the barage of opportunities to see me, right?  Truthfully, all 3 of these events are worth checking out.  Not just saying that. 




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