Last Wednesday, we partnered with Flaunt Magazine to host a party at IDG’s trendy new LA hotspot, Chi-Lin. 150 guests, including a fantastic turnout of editors, stylists and bloggers, all came out to check out the new restaurant and party with HUDSON and Flaunt. With MK and Lindsay Luv on the 1s and 2s, and DeLeon and Grey Goose cocktails flowing all night, everyone had a blast celebrating the opening of this stunning Chinese restaurant.
In honor of the launch of the HUDSON Cabaret we have pulled 3 variations of the Cabaret Cocktail.
2 Parts Gin,
2 Parts Dry Vermouth
1 Part Benedictine
1 Part Angostura Bitters
Garnish with Maraschino Cherry
3 Fresh blackberries, divided
1.5 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 oz St. Germaine Liqueur
2 oz Brandy
1.5 oz sweet vermouth
0.5 oz lemon cellos,
Dash of peach bitters, Garnish with a lemon twist
While we enjoy our 4th of July backyard BBQ’s & Beachside Sippers we thought it would only be right to share recipes for delicious Red, White & Blue refreshers! Enjoy responsibly!
WHITE SAND SUMMER
2 1/2 oz. Prosecco (or other white bubbly)
1 oz. Cachaca (“Ca-SHAH-sa” a liquor made from fermented sugarcane juice)
1 1/2 cup lemon sorbet (Add the amount that you desire)
1 fresh mint leaf for a garnish
BLUE MOON FROZEN MARTINI
2 Blue Curaçao
1 Vanilla Syrup
1 fresh orange juice.
1 Whipping creams adds a hint of creamy texture to the drink.
AMERICAN PIE COCKTAIL
1 part Whiskey
1 part Apple Liqueur
2 parts Cranberry juice
Sliced apple, for garnish
Kicking of Bullrun Rally 2012 with Team Hudson Jeans
We left from Hollywood Blvd at 1030 am, 60 exotic cars took off – first destination Pismo beach. Through speed and great navigation we came in first place. The next car came in 20 seconds later. Then we set off for San Francisco. We decided to use some back roads and then the full use of the GTRs Top speed to place 1st again in!! A brilliant day.
We left lake Tahoe, everyone turned left. We went right. After driving like crazy we arrived in Virginia City NV in First place for the first check in. We beat everyone by at least 20 mins. We then all left for Reno Fernley raceway and we also got first place at that check in. Final destination was Boise Idaho. We had two issues. Cops pulled us over and our front diffuser came off. But we still came in in 5th Still a really good day.
Today wasn’t so good in terms of results. Left Boise heading to Mitchell Oregon. We were out front and got pulled over 30 miles from the check point. We then came in 9th. Next leg was Mitchell to Portland Oregon. Incredible scenery, great roads, again we were out front but pulled 3 times!! In the end we fought our way back to 4th place. Pretty good.
TO BE CONTINUED….
Today officially marks the 1st day of Summer! We have 4 Summer Sippers recipes that will refresh any poolside get together!
The Cucumber Gin Cooler
8 oz gin (like Hendrick’s, which has a slight cucumber flavor)
8 tbs fresh lime juice (from about 4 limes)
1/2 cup thinly sliced Persian or Kirby cucumber, scrubbed but not peeled
Lime wedges, for garnish
1 bottle dry white wine
¾ cup watermelon schnapps
½ cup white cranberry juice
2 cups freshly scooped watermelon balls
2 limes, cut into half-wheels
6 cups chopped watermelon
1 pint strawberries
6 limes, juiced
1 tablespoon agave nectar
10 oz white tequila (or to taste)
4th of July Punch
4 cups cranberry juice
1 1/2 liters of vodka
4 cups pineapple juice
2 liters ginger ale
blueberries to garnish