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Well, I made it back from the Big Apple, mostly in one piece.  I’ve never played so hard in my life.  There was sight-seeing, food eating, drink…um…drinking.  You name it, we did it.

This pretty much sums up the whole trip.  Ahem.

We rented an apartment while we were there to save some money and it ended up being right on top of this hip and trendy spot called Swing 46.  The bartender, Jake, made it his mission in life to have us try every drink under the sun and the vast majority of them were super tasty.  He was kind enough to share the components of the drink with me (and you) but left the quantities out, forcing me to experiment.  Darn him.  Luckily, I had a girlie session last night that gave me the perfect opportunity to play around with the ingredients until I got as close as I could probably get.  It was most definitely a team effort and after about the fourth try we were pretty sure we had the recipe. 

Honeycomb by Jake Wesley Stewart, adapted by Parsley Sage 

You will need:

1/2 squeezed lemon (Jake’s recipe says ‘lemon juice’)
30 ml honey (Jake uses Sourwood Honey Syrup)
25 ml gin
30 ml Lillet Blanc wine

  • Combine the lemon and honey first (we found this out the hard way)
  • Add the gin and wine
  • Shake with ice
  • Strain and serve 

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That’s Jake’s on the left with my attempt on the right.  This is one of those dangerous drinks.  It’s a little too good, if you know what I’m saying 😉

And while we’re here, I have some catching up to do!  Before I went on holiday, Elyse at The Cultural Dish very kindly awarded me the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!  Woo hoo!  Big, big thanks to Elyse and trust me when I say she totally deserved the award she passed on.  She’s got some tasty stuff on her site.  Anyhoo, as part of the deal I need to share 7 things about myself and I’m gonna pass the award along to 7 other bloggers that I dig.

Hmmm…where to start?

1) I love comic books.
2) I’m a classically trained ballet dancer.
3) I went to high school in Germany.
4) Bacon is my favorite flavor.
5) I’m a PADI certified open water diver.
6) I’m a volunteer with Cayman Wildlife Rescue and in addition to managing the organization’s social media, I spend a few weekends a month tending to our recovering Cayman parrots.
7) I’m a radio reporter in my grown-up job! 

Phew. Now that the tough bit is out of the way I’d like to pass this award onto 7 must-see blogs

Angie’s Recipes
I Love To Cook
All Day I Dream About Food
Baking My Way Through Germany
My Creative Flavors

Definitely swing by the incredible blogs for some tasty recipes and fun stories!

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  1. Years ago friend of mine used to rent an apartment in that building first floor above the bar. I stayed there many times. Was never in that bar, we tended to hang out closer to the village. Small world..

  2. Anything with Lillet Blanc hits the nerve, so to speak.:} Great cocktail. Will plan on it to kick off summer. Thanks! Glad you gals had a great time.

  3. very creative, no wonder why you got an award!

  4. Love it, way to live it up. Aren't boozy cocktails the best kind.

  5. Well, there you go kiddies. Straight from the horse's mouth

  6. 1.5 oz Gin
    .75 oz Lillet
    .75 Honey Syrup (1/3 Real honey 2/3 Simple)
    .5 oz Lemon Juice
    Shake and strain
    Garnish with an orange peel

    🙂 Yes, it's dangerously boozy
    Thanks for the mention.

    Best Wishes,

    Your neighborhood bartender

  7. What a fun post!!! So…. I”m guessing the ballet moves didn't come out on the bar??? 😉 (couldn't help myself sorry!!) I love that you had so much fun! You took me back about 20 years, my friend Gail and I had many such weekends. Somehow, kids but a damper on that.
    Love the drink! I've passed that on to my personal bartender (my husband ) and I can see this featured at our summer parties. Thank you and Jake!!!

  8. Your trip to NYC sounds quite similar to one I took with the girls in Acapulco…crazy times many years ago. My tummy was more equipped for trying out scrumptious beverages ;o) Now…I trek carefully…sigh.

    Nice to know that you had so much fun and that you re-created such a tasty drink.

    Congrats on getting a well deserved recognition.
    It was very nice of you to appreciate my culinary journey as well ;o)
    Now, I'll grab my award and run. LOL

    Ciao for now,

  9. Congrats on your awards ! I loved the cocktail very much !

  10. welcome back! seems like you had a great time.
    the cocktail sounds a little too good 😉
    congrats of the well deserved award

  11. Congrats for receiving the award :-). Love the Honeycomb recipe – it would probably taste great with the honey cake I just baked. I wish we could swap some :-).

  12. You seemed to have a wonderful time there :)! And yum…! the cocktail sounds lovely!

  13. Good to know that you had enjoy the vacation tremendously :-)) Love gin-based cocktail.
    Thanks for Award!

  14. Love the drink and it seems like you had a great time!

  15. Love it!!! Was waiting for this blog post.
    Def have to try that drink!!!

  16. Looks like my kind of vacation!

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