The Aviary: From the Windy City to New York City

On October 4th, the Alinea Group debuted their much anticipated cocktail bar named, The Aviary, located in Columbus Circle, New York City. The Aviary is a highly experimental cocktail bar hailing from Chicago run by three-Michelin-starred duo, Chef Grant Achatz and partner Nick Kokonas. Lucky for us east-coasters, the immediate success of this bar lead … Continue reading “The Aviary: From the Windy City to New York City”

Jersey Drafts and Crafts Festival

On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, iPlay America will be hosting Jersey Drafts and Crafts Festival from 12:00-4:00PM. Everything at the festival ranging from beer to beef jerky will be grown or made locally in the Garden State. Benefits from this festival will be donated to the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild, representing the small breweries … Continue reading “Jersey Drafts and Crafts Festival”

A Pint of Beer a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

We can thank beer for our salsa dance moves when no one else is dancing, for giving us liquid courage to be able to talk to our future soulmate, and for making our college experience forgettable…unforgettable? Right. Well, contrary to what our parents tell us growing up, beer in moderate consumption can actually be beneficial … Continue reading “A Pint of Beer a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!”

Jersey City Opens Waterfront Lutze Biergarten

The Mack-Cali Corporation celebrated the grand opening of Lutze Biergarten last Friday on the Hudson Waterfront in Jersey City. This biergarten is Mack-Cali’s next step in their plan to “activate the Harborside.”   The 23,000-square foot biergarten offers 3 distinct seating areas, several fire pits, games, and an event stage to host local, live entertainment. Lutze … Continue reading “Jersey City Opens Waterfront Lutze Biergarten”


Fresh herbs in a cocktail add flavor, beauty, and depth. As the weather warms up, there is nothing I want to do more than to sit outside, enjoy the view, and sip on a delicious cocktail. If there are fresh herbs in that cocktail, it adds an earthiness character to that drink which makes it … Continue reading “SPRINGTIME HERB COCKTAILS”

New Jersey’s Premiere Whiskey & Bourbon Event

Bottom of the Barrel Saturday, June 17th, 2017 Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey is hosting Bottom of the Barrel on Saturday, June 17th 2017. This whiskey & bourbon event will have over 30 of the finest bourbons and whiskeys to taste. There will also be an exclusive bottle engraving station, food trucks, and a … Continue reading “New Jersey’s Premiere Whiskey & Bourbon Event”

Let’s Celebrate National Amaretto Day!

Amaretto is a bittersweet almond-flavored Italian liqueur made from the base of apricot pits, almonds, or both! Amaretto derives from the Italian word amaro, meaning “bitter”. This bitter flavor in Amaretto comes from the mandorla amara which is the bitter almond.  The sweet almond was born as a natural mutation due to the lack of … Continue reading “Let’s Celebrate National Amaretto Day!”

Bacon And Beer Classic

The Bacon and Beer Classic has returned to Citi Field this April the 29th and 30th. Explore Citi Field and taste unlimited bacon and craft beer while playing games and winning bacon eating contests! There are four different types of tickets you could purchase for Saturday and Sunday. There are general admission, early access, power … Continue reading “Bacon And Beer Classic”


Egg white cocktails are by far my favorite drink to order, no matter what liquor is in the concoction. Egg whites make any drink silky, light, fluffy, and elegant. Traditionally all sour drinks were made with egg whites including my two favorites: Pisco Sour and Whiskey Sour. Although, most places don’t put egg whites in … Continue reading “EGGY CONCOCTIONS”

Boozy Easter Eggs

Easter egg Jell-O shooters are a fun and creative way to turn your family get together into a party! Traditionally there aren’t any alcoholic beverages that are a staple on Easter. Some Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s after church, a little wine with dinner, maybe some nice cocktails…but we want fun and colorful! So, make some … Continue reading “Boozy Easter Eggs”