Happy 4th of July, 2015

We’ve lived on the East River for nearly three years, but 2015 was the first that the city decided to hold the fireworks right outside our apartment. We took advantage of the opportunity to have people over … which of course meant creating some summery cocktails from pina coladas to white sangria to lemonade to daiquiris. Enjoy the fireworks — they were truly spectacular.

Happy New Year 2015

Back from our adventures out west (as of yesterday), Brian and I rung in 2015 at the “New York Eve” party put on by Bowery Collective.

Christmas at Whitefish Lake Lodge

Happy holidays, everyone, from Whitefish Lake Lodge!

Presenting Olson-Kroski swanky holiday cocktail recipes and snacks

With the holidays quickly approaching, as well as our Holiday-Party-Unintentionally-Turned-Engagement-Soiree, I figure it’s as good a time as any to share the holiday cocktail recipes and foods I’ll be making for our shindig. (Many of the cocktail recipes came from the 2011 Holiday Spirits Bazaar at the Astor Center.)

The Epic Mad Men Party

To celebrate the return of Mad Men‘s fourth season and our move from the Upper East Side to Midtown West, we threw a Mad Men party with favors and decor that would rival Betty Draper’s. Selections from our cocktail menu listed below.