Last week I had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented and inspiring ladies. I collaborated with Women & Whiskies + Love & Victory to put together a wonderful summer cocktail party featuring drinks with Glen Grant Scotch, Forty Creek Whisky, and Wild Turkey Bourbon. Beautiful flower arrangements graced every table thanks to RoseHip Floral, and 50+ women mingled over sips of elegant whiskey cocktails in the sundrenched garden of Tuffet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
I can't thank everyone who was involved or all the lovely women who attended enough, you all truly made that night as special as it was. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Each and every one of you is the reason why I love what I do. Can't everyday be a garden party with whiskey, friends and edible flower garnishes?
I've included recipes for all the cocktails that I made for the party incase you'd like to recreate them at home.
Pretty in Pink
1 oz Glen Grant Scotch
1 oz Aperol
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz hibiscus tea syrup
edible flower garnish
In your shaker add lemon juice, hibiscus tea syrup, Scotch, and Aperol. Shake with ice and strain into a wine glass, top with sparkling wine, stir, and garnish with an edible flower.
To make Hibiscus Tea Syrup, steep 2 Hibiscus tea bags in 1 cup water for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of sugar, and stir. Let cool, stirring periodically to dissolve sugar. Refrigerate.
1 1/2 oz Wild Turkey Bourbon
1/4 oz Honey Syrup
1/4 oz Giffard Crème de Pêche de Vigne
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
lemon twist garnish
Build all ingredients in double rocks glass with ice, Old Fashioned style. Stir and garnish with a long lemon twist.
3/4 oz Forty Creek Whisky
3/4 oz Giffard Pamplemousse Rose
3/4 oz Averna
3/4 oz lemon juice
Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Here are some photos from the event by Amber Gress Photography.