Ah, rhubarb everything. Thanks, Ben, for demo-ing this awesome cocktail for me. And man, it was delicious. The trick appears to be creating a nice rhubarb base and then voila – a high quality, very seasonal cocktail guaranteed to impress your friends.
Rhubarb puree, cooked down with sugar and not strained
1/2 oz Aviation Gin
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/3 oz orchard apricot
Dash Bittermeins Amere Sauvage
So delicious. Can’t go wrong with Firebox.
In addition, I’d like to include a little write up of a great event I attended last night – First Thursday at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The Wadsworth hosts First Thursday – on – you guessed it – the First Thursday of every month, with a different theme, movie, crafting activity, and other interactive events. This groovy, 70s edition was a heck of a lot of fun. I wasn’t planning on dressing up, but I happened to be at Venom Vintage today shopping looks for the Ct Music Awards on Tuesday (spoiler alert: I found an awesome 90s get up and I can’t wait to rock it). Long story short, Dina found out where I was headed and proferred a pair of very groovy, very vintage pants.
I attended the party with Amanda and Jade
Pictured here with the one of the Wadsworth’s awesome marketing staff, Sarah (left to right: Jade, me, Sarah, Amanda)
This First Thursday was entirely out doors (continuing my resolution to do outdoor things this summer! yay!) And featured a very swaggy VIP patio, sponsored by Yelp Hartford:
Pictured: Mz. Yelp herself, Emily Cahill. Killing it in a crop top
Pictured: awesome photo opps on the weird yet amazing plastic Yelp couch.
Amanda also looked adorable blowing bubbles at the Yelp lounge.
In addition to Yelp, there was a wonderful clothing rack from the brand new add here. I spazzed out on the clothes and didn’t take adequate pictures of their wares, but that’s ok, because I’ll be back soon to shop their new location.
Not spazzing at all and taking all the adequate photos: Mr. Nick Caito. Working it for Ctnow.com
Ted’s Montana Grill was also onsite, slinging delicious, free bison and beef slider burgers to the VIPs
And photobombing all the pictures. Thanks Conor. Bonus points because he looks like he might be growing out of Amanda’s shoulder due to the angle.
Due to Amanda and my’s Mommy Status, we didn’t get to stay as long as we would have liked. Which means we only got to peep at the block party, which featured a fantastic, energetic crowd and line dancing
Yes, line dancing! So fun
But that was ok as we 1. had a terrific time and 2. left at just the right moment to see the sun setting on the large sculpture outside the Wadsworth.
Hurray for long summer night and parties in art museums. All good things.
RIP Grandma Iacobucci