love who you want, and drink wine
Happy Birthday to us! It's been a helluva year.
Last February, two sisters had an idea to document their lives: the good, the bad, the disastrous. We have a similar sense of humor and outlook on life and we wanted a fun and creative outlet to share our ideas, our experiences, and our obsessions. We wanted a place to post our blogs, things we think are funny, things we think are important, and share it all with people who would be entertained by it.
One year later, we've posted (if we've done our math right) 36 blogs and 1 guest blog (thanks, honorary Disaster Sister Meredith!). We've got followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, and we've met some pretty cool peeps via all these platforms. We're a couple of busy chicks who live 4 hours away from each other, but we wanted to do SOMETHING to celebrate our one-year anniversary. So in typical Disaster Sisters fashion, we celebrated by drinking special cocktails just for the occasion!
DisasterKenz was working her final shift at Felicia's Atomic Lounge in Ithaca and had a drink created especially for her!
Felicia's is known for its infusions (rosemary vodka, cucumber gin, ginger Jameson - yum!) so clever bartender Alex crafted a unique and delightful cocktail with caraway-infused vodka, blood orange liquor, elderflower syrup, a little cava, and a twist and squeeze of orange.
The pungent caraway vodka was balanced well by the bubbly cava and not-too-sweet elderflower. The orange gave it all a well rounded kick. This drink has enough warmth to drink on a cold winter night in Ithaca, but it's light enough to be perfect for a summer day by the lake. All in all, it's a drink worth celebrating!
DisasterHP did not happen to be barbacking on our birthday, so she created her own drink. She happens to know a thing or two about good cocktails.
DisasterHp's drink had many of her favorite things: vodka, seltzer, an emulsion of freshly grated ginger and a little dried cayenne pepper, fresh cilantro, and frozen raspberries picked fresh in Ithaca in July...
The pepper made it hot, the berries made it sweet, the ginger made it a little bit of both, and the cilantro made it fresh. It was a goooood cocktail.
So Disaster Sisters are excited to see what exciting things happen in the next year and we want to know: What are you celebrating? What are you looking forward to? What can we toast to for you?
Tell us about YOUR favorite cocktail recipe! We want to know the story behind it, the reason for drinking it, and anything else that's special enough to share.
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