Stand Together: A Party to Benefit Puerto Rico

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On October 17th, with less than 2 weeks notice, we put together a cocktail party fundraiser to help recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico with my pal, Crystal Orraca. Crystal grew up in Puerto Rico and was fortunate enough to be able to bring her parents here to New York about a week after Hurricane Maria, but she wanted to be able to help from afar. 

Crystal (on the right) and I

Crystal (on the right) and I

We partnered with the stellar cocktail bar, Dirty Precious in Gowanus, Brooklyn which donated its space and labor for the cause. With their help, we threw a sold out cocktail party for over a hundred people. All told, we raised over 16K (!) which was donated directly to ConPRMetidos.

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Katipai Richardson-Wilson, owner of Dirty Precious

Katipai Richardson-Wilson, owner of Dirty Precious

Thank you, thank you to all of the very generous people in our community who rallied and came out to support the cause. Scroll through for a peek at photos of the crowd by our friend, the talented Malorie Campinoti

I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all of the brands who showed their support and donated product on very short notice to a neighborhood event. Booze was hauled all around town to make it all come together, and I so very grateful. I am indebted to Campari, Chairman's Reserve, Four Pillars, Great King Street, Hangar 1, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Sixpoint Brewery, and Yolo Mezcal. And I am ever grateful to my friends who rallied to give gift certificates, merchandise and services to help us raise more money! Thank you to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cookies for a Cause, Tarte handbags, Founder's Workspace, C. Toal Jewelry, No. 7 Restaurant, Lot 2 Restaurant, Mission Sportswear, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Amber Sather of Southside Coffee and Lot 2, Re/Press jewelry, Fit4Mom, Brooklyn Children's Theater, Lavazza, Rodan & Fields, Cleaning Brooklyn, and Della Restaurant. You guys are my heroes.

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Cocktail Pins in the Imbibe Magazine Holiday Gift Guide

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Big thanks to Imbibe Magazine for featuring our Cocktail Pins in their holiday gift guide. They are an excellent stocking stuffer for your favorite cocktail lover or bartender.

To celebrate, we'll be including a copy of Imbibe — our favorite magazine about all things quaffable — with all glassware orders from now until Christmas.

xo meg

Seven Deadly Cocktails

Big thanks to Mary Wyatt over at Carpenter Hill — an amazing site full of housewares, jewelry and more all made in the USA — for this series of gorgeous videos inspired by and featuring our Seven Deadly Sins glasses.

The series was directed and edited by Caitlyn Greene, the cocktails designed by Harry McNamara and Max Moore of Two Parts Spirits, and the photography directed by by Nick Perron-Siegel.

Check them out, and you can find all the recipes here! You can get a set of the glasses through Carpenter Hill here.

xo meg

Imbibe Magazine Giveaway

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Hi, Friends!

I love a Friday GIVEAWAY, don't you?! And I love Imbibe Magazine — it’s a smart, beautifully designed cocktail magazine that’s great for industry folks and cocktail-lovers alike. And we’re giving away a subscription!

To enter, head over to our Instagram feed.

We’ll also be giving away free Holiday issues of Imbibe with all of our glassware orders! While supplies last (I always wanted to say that!).

And there's more! For the month of October, Imbibe is giving $5 of the cost of each magazine subscription to benefit victims of the California wine country wildfires, so it's a great time to subscribe.

xomeg

Drink Bee's Knees

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My friends over at Caledonia Spirits and Liquor.com are pairing up this week for Bee's Knees Week to raise money to save the bees and simultaneously bring awareness to the Bee's Knees cocktail. I remember my first Bee's Knees — at the East Village bar Niagara back in maybe 2001. They had no honey, and we had to run to the bodega to fetch some for them (OMG were we those customers!?).

I love this cocktail for its simplicity. I always have the ingredients in the house, and I love gin. Make one for yourself...

BEE'S KNEES

2 oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz honey syrup (1 part honey to 1 part hot water. Cool and use.)
long lemon twist

Shake ingredients with ice, strain, and serve up in a coupe glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

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