A couple of years ago (geez, has it been that long!), a young lady approached me as I was slinging drinks at The Campbell Apartment for commuters catching their 6:32 Metro-North trains. (As a side bar, if you haven’t been over to this magnificent prohibition-era cocktail lounge, you’re missing out. There is not other space like it in the city, and the cocktails are pretty damned tasty – not that I’m biased or anything.) So, getting back to this young lady who approached me at the bar. She ordered a drink, a gin martini, I think, and proceeded to intently study the pic that which was holding her 3 pimento-stuffed olives. She called me over and asked me where I get my cocktail pics from. Hell if I knew. They’re just there. They’ve been there since I started. Never really thought about it. What’s your obsession with olive pics, I thought. She proceeded to hand me her business card, and as it turns out, cocktail pics is her business. And guess what? I should be paying more attention to what kind of cocktail pics I skewer those olives, or cocktail onions, or whatever, on.
Allow me to tell you a little bit about this woman’s interesting products. Janet Torelli makes these lovely sterling silver designer cocktail pics. And that’s not all! She also makes servers, spoons, and sugar tongs. If I had known about her terrific website when I was betrothed, I would have registered for her goods. Yes, she does wedding registries, too. Make me happy and click this link to go to her website. You’ll be amazed at the hand-crafted art that is sure to add flair and luxury to your cocktails.
Now doesn’t this Manhattan look ten-times better with Ms. Torelli’s cocktai pic:
(photo courtesty of martinipic.com)
Get with the trends. Skewer your garnishes.