Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

January 16th, 2008
Folk Music, Hot LA Shop, Grey Goose Cocktail Recipes!

Diva-roos! :) How is everyone today? Well after a fortifying Classic hot chocolate from Bittersweet, I am ready to share some gorgeous thangs with you…

1. Lisa Gatewood: Ooooh, a great new chanteuse of the original, acoustic folk variety. This Wisconsin woman will surely get you tapping your feet, and thinking, too. Check out Lisa Gatewood‘s debut album, "I’ve Read Salinger". And catch her in Waukeesha, Wisconsin, at the Main Stage on January 29th.

2. The Store By Girlie Designs: LA’s newest, hottest boutique. Owned by designer Canadian Diva Linda Antwi, who "believes in empowering women and following the call on your life," the t-shirts are rad and the jewelry is to-die-for!! The next time you’re in West Hollywood, check out The Store By Girlie Designs.

3. Grey Goose Yummy Winter Cocktail Recipes! Delicious! Warm yourself with these cocktails, and don’t skimp on the vodka, Dahlink!

–Peppermint Froth:

  • 1 1/2 parts Grey Goose Vodka
  • 1 part peppermint schnapps
  • 1/2 part simple syrup
  • 1/2 part cream
  • candy cane or peppermint patty for garnish

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Strain into rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with candy cane or peppermint patty.

–Ginger Snap Martini:

  • 1 part Grey Goose La Poire Vodka
  • 1/2 part Disaronno Amaretto
  • 1/2 part simple syrup
  • 1/2 part molasses
  • 2 1/4 part thick slices of fresh ginger
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of clove
  • pinch of allspice
  • crystallized ginger for garnish

In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, place the ginger, molasses, simple syrup and spices;  muddle well. Add ice and the rest of the ingredients. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Strain into prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with ginger.

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