All posts filed under: Glassware

New House

I read somewhere that when you first move into a house, it is best to perfect one room at a time rather than stressing about trying to decorate the entire house. I have inherited a lot of traditional and Asian style decor and furniture but I still need to purchase a lot of furniture to fill the house. Right now, the dining room, master bedroom, kitchen, and foyer are relatively complete. Since moving in, we have changed plugs, switches, and their covers. We have installed light fixtures, hung paintings and pictures, installed and changed cabinet knobs, removed curtain rods, and touched up some of the walls and cabinets (it has been tricky identifying paint colors). My parents brought our belongings that had been stored at their house for the last five years and they worked on some of our projects. We have gotten a lot done so far but there are many projects planned. Eventually, we’d like to paint the walls and trim, install a new tub, and replace some of the flooring, windows and …

Bar Cart Updates

Once the holidays were over, I took down the door swag hanging over my bar cart. The old French doors looked really plain and so I decided to reframe and mat an old picture of Matt’s. I found a new 16 x 20 frame and had double mat made. In addition to filling the blank space over the bar cart, I think the picture makes the bar cart look a little more masculine. Of course, the polkadot straws and the overall arrangement of barware may counteract the added masculinity. The frame is actually a grey brown with a little metallic sheen. The mat is ecru and the inner mat is called “Tuscan Brown.” I think Matt’s mom found this picture at a garage sale. It appears to be really old. Over the holidays we bought a set of pilsner glasses, some cocktail napkins with an Asian-inspired design, tan and white polkadot straws, and a neat bottle of water from Trader Joes.     Save Save

Cocktails

Apple Cider Bourbon My mom sent me an article which mentioned an apple cider whiskey drink served at a bar here in town. This inspired us to make our own apple cider cocktail. We failed to come up with a creative name for the drink. Ingredients (Serves 2) Ice Cubes 2 shots Bourbon 1 Packet Apple Cider Powder Mix 2- 3 shots Simple Syrup Crushed Apple Cinnamon Straws (optional) Directions Follow instructions on package to prepare apple cider and allow to cool. If you don’t have prepared simple syrup, mix equal parts water with sugar and heat until sugar dissolves. Cool before using. Crush apple cinnamon straws in a bowl, wet rim of a glasses and press into bowl to line rim. Place ice, bourbon, simple syrup, and apple cider in a cocktail shaker and mix. Pour mixture over ice and serve. Delicious! Sweet Blackberry Whiskey Once we got our bar cart set up we decided to make a drink with the limited liquor selection we  had (and currently still have). This was our first drink which is a modification …