Drinking with Dear Wendy: Black Irish

The world is on fire, the plague is upon us, and many of us are about to see our lives get disrupted in lots of big and small ways, but St. Patrick’s Day is next week and people still have their vices, so I made up a new cocktail. It’s called a Black Irish and it’s only three ingredients: Guinness; Jamison; and Mr. Black, which you may recall from my viral (it wasn’t viral) Martini Espresso video. It’s super easy to make, very delicious, and full of caffeine, striking the perfect balance of taking the edge off while also putting a little fuel in your engine. It got me through the dark…

Drinking with Dear Wendy: Mr. Black Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini 1 ounce of Tito Vodka 1 ounce Mr. Black coffee liqueur 1 ounce of freshly brewed espresso 1 tablespoon simple syrup This drink will wake you up (and fuck you up; that’s its motto!). To make: add all ingredients to a martini shaker filled halfway with ice, shake shake shake, strain into a chilled glass, top with a few coffee beans. For freshly-brewed espresso at home, I recommend this n’espresso maker which has never failed me in six years together. Cheers!

Drinking with Dear Wendy: Bourbon and Ginger

I’m taking a break from drinking until the end of the month, but I made this video a couple weeks ago when I was still over-indulging. It’s based on a drink I discovered at my friend’s wedding in June and subsequently enjoyed most for the summer. I’ve since added bubbly and apple cider to make it a fun larger scale harvest punch, but I will have to share that recipe with you another time. For now, this super simple bourbon and ginger could not be easier to make and it goes down dangerously well. I love it as a transitional summer-to-fall cocktail, and I hope you will, too! Bourbon and Ginger 3…

Drinking with Dear Wendy: Pimm’s Cup

Pimm’s Cup 1 Persian cucumber, thinly sliced 1 Cup Pimm’s 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup Fever Tree ginger beer Sliced seasonal fruit like: lemons, oranges, strawberries, and rhubarb Muddle half the cucumber in a cocktail shaker, add the Pimm’s, lemon juice, and some ice. Cover and shake, shake, shake. Strain into two ice-filled, chilled glasses, about 3/4 full. Top with ginger beer and stuff with fruit and additional half of the cucumber. Amaze and be amazed.

Drinking with Dear Wendy: Pink Ladies!

If you’ve enjoyed watching these DWDW videos but haven’t actually tried any of the recipes yourself yet, I urge you to break the trend and make this one. It’s loosely inspired by a drink served at a restaurant in our neighborhood that I’ve always loved. I watched how the bartenders made it β€” with vodka, aperol, among other ingredients β€” and tried to replicate it at home with no luck. Then, unrelated, I had an idea to mix gin and cappelletti, along with some lemon juice and honey syrup and club soda. I played around with ratios until I finally had something undeniably delicious. And then it dawned on me – even…

Drinking With Dear Wendy: Old Flame

If you follow my stories on Instagram, you probably already know that I’ve been working on a couple new Drinking with Dear Wendy cocktails and videos for winter, and I’m excited to share the first one of 2019 with you today. (Full disclosure: it’s amazing!) I took one of my favorite summer drinks β€” an Aperol Spritz β€” and winterized it with some bourbon, I added a twist of lemon and a little sweetness to balance the bitter, and after a little tweaking I dare say I have the perfect cocktail to enjoy on a cold day (preferably next to a fireplace if you’ve got one). After much deliberation and crowd-sourcing, I…

Drinking With Dear Wendy: The Perfect Gin & Tonic

I may have already had one or two Gin & Tonics when I filmed this newest episode of Drinking with Dear Wendy… Ingredients: 2 ounces of good gin (I like Hendricks) 3 ounces of good tonic (Fever-Tree or Q Tonic) Slice of cucumber Lemon rind Oh, and this is the lipstick (in Nahz Fur Atoo – satin-matte blood crimson). πŸ™‚ Related: How to Make a Bailey’s Martini and How to Make Honeydew Vodka

Drinking With Dear Wendy: A Nasty Woman Cocktail

Don’t let the elephant sweater fool you β€” I am not voting Republican in this election (or any election). I’ll be voting for the nasty woman and I’ve created a cocktail to help ease the stress and anxiety in these final hours of this nasty election season. I call it a Nasty Woman and it’s delicious. Careful though β€” it’s strong and goes down smooth and kind of sneaks up on you. Fingers crossed we’ll be drinking it in celebration come late Tuesday night and not drowning our sorrows. (If the latter is the case, feel free to skip the cocktail and just chug the bottle of bourbon instead.) A Nasty Woman…

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