There was a huge gap in my blog posts, and thats primarily because I felt suffocated at my post in The Ocean. Good news is that I’ve resigned from my position there, and will be starting a new job soon. Yay!
While I polish up some articles that have been stuck in limbo since forever, have a gander at some new entries in my Original Recipe section
Mis Dos Pequenas
Future Present Passed
I’ve added three new cocktails to my Original Cocktails list. Have a look, make it at home or at work (assuming of course your place of work allows drinking on the premises) , and let me know what you think!
Cocktail Concept: Her Eyes
Cocktail Concept: Il Sale Della Vita
Il Sale Della Vita
Cocktail Concept: Caribbean Espionage
Now that I’m back in HK, I’ve been trying to get my original cocktail page up to date by filling in the pages with photos of the cocktails. I’ve updated the Madam Marguerite and Bohemian Sour with a cocktail photo.
Since these cocktails were contributions to the menu of a consultation client, I had the shoot at that very same bar, but I’ll be honest, the bar isn’t the best for photographs. Poor lighting, odd backdrops, an tiled bar that doesn’t look great in a closeup… It doesn’t help that the cocktail garnishes hasn’t been very well implemented after I signed off on the project; management made an odd choice in glassware, the accessories are the wrong size, or the wrong type all together. If I have time, I’ll try and do a shoot again with the garnish and glassware faithful to the image I had in my head.
On the plus side, I’ve learned a valuable lesson. Even if you provide a detailed description and set of instructions for someone, its not enough to ensure that they follow through on your concept. Everything, and I mean everything, even the things you think should be taken for common sense, should be provided on a sliver platter.
So I’ve been pottering around Shanghai after my trip to Europe, but I’m still trying to catch up on all the writing I’m supposed to be doing about the distilleries I visited over there. In the mean time, I’ve added seven new cocktails to my list of original recipes, which you can see in the tab above, or in the links below. Unlike my previous cocktails, these were all designed to be on the menu for some bars and restaurants. If you’ve seen them on the menu, or decide to try it for yourself, let me know how you find it!