Build a Better Bar Cart: Drink it! Ginger Slipper


Friday confessional: I am secretly compiling all my home grown cocktail recipes for a soon to be published book (in my dreams!). Until then, I will continue to share them with you in our ever expanding Build a Better Bar Cart series. 


My liqueur du jour is Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur. Little bit sweet, tiny bit spicy, all around delicious. It's the perfect addition to classic cocktails, and just what you will crave on a chilly winter night.


This is a recipe born out of a few taste trials by husband and I while snowed in.


Ginger Slipper


2 oz cognac
1/2 oz rich simple syrup
1 oz Domaine de Canton
1 tsp lemon juice


Shake all ingredients over ice, strain into a champagne coupe, and top with champagne. If you want to get fancy, toss some crystallized ginger into the coupe/flute and let is dance around in the bubbles while you sip.



Music for the Valentine's Lovers & Haters


Valentine's Day.

 You either love it or hate it. 


Tunes to play while wining and dining your special someone.


Tunes to play while you get drunk and celebrate that you are not with someone.





Last Minute & Local Valentine's: Ladies vs. Gents

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Quick. Local. And/Or locally available for my last minute Valntine's gift guide. Because I know you haven't done your shopping yet. Not to worry, this is a judgement free zone.
You're welcome.




1. Aesop Moroccan Neroli shave kit** (Aesop- check out their recently opened shop on Newbury St.)
2. Harry's of London Simon shoe (available locally at Louis in a bevy of spring hues)
3. Authentic 8 oz camo bow tie (Ball and Buck)




4. Jennifer Chun Iris Deco combo dress (available locally at Louis)
5. Maison Close Villa Satine garter and corset bra (available at Harvard Square shop Forty Winks)
6. Jennifer Meyer gold 'Love You' necklace (via Barneys, Copley Place)


** Aesop shave kit Mr. MPChouChou tested & approved