What About Lychees?

While my alcohol intake is not as high as my prime college days, a day like I had today would lend me to give into a delicious lychee martini or mojito! My favorite place in NYC to get a Lychee Martini is the local martini bar/lounge Cibar (Irving Place between 17 and 18 sts.)

Picture of Lychee Martini Recipe Photo: Lychee Martini Recipe
Total Time:
2 min
2 min
2 servings


  • Ice cubes
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces lychee juice
  • Splash vermouth
  • 2 lychees, for garnish


In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add vodka, lychee juice and vermouth. Shake until chilled. Pour into 2 martini glasses and garnish with lychees.

Both aren’t the healthiest of drink options as they carry a lot of sugar, an occasional treat for yourself is never a bad thing! You should make sure that with any alcohol consumption, you should eat a proper meal to balance it out. As Patti Stanger says, “keep it to a two drink maximum!”

Recipe via Food Network

Last Day To Catch City Bakery’s Hot Chocolate Festival!


Happy Leap Day! Take advantage of this extra day in February to walk over to The City Bakery (18th Street between 5 and 6 Aves) and get the Leap Year Hot Chocolate – the last and final hot chocolate offered in the 2012 Hot Chocolate Festival!

Celebrating its 20th anniversary of the festival this month, The City Bakery takes pride in their big mugs of rich hot chocolate! (Let’s not forget to mention their amazing homemade marshmallows!) I was able to catch the festival in the early portion of the month where I had the Banana Peel Hot Chocolate (see above — or what was left of it!)

Can’t make it today? Don’t feel too bad because they offer their delicious hot chocolate everyday in big mugs or shot form. They also have an amazing variety of homemade cookies and other delicious desserts (and prepared foods) that you can enjoy!

Visit their website to check out the other unique flavors you may have missed this month. Maybe if you contact them enough they will bring back the variety of flavors over the rest of the year!

Snack With the World At 12PM Tomorrow!

[Creme Brûlée dessert, Le Cirque NYC Restaurant Week]

Are you a foodie? Do you take pictures of yourself and/or your food when dining out or cooking a delicious meal? (As you can see from my previous posts, I definitely fit the profile!)

Art House Co-op has created a shared community of food lovers and wants you to join in! Tomorrow, February 24 at 12PM EST, they will post pictures of individuals who have submitted their favorite food pictures and create the largest global snack!

The campaign was created to recognize the global hunger issue as well as emphasizing the food issues we face here at home. They have made a priority to put focus to Action Against Hunger by moving people to donate and learn more about what they can do in their communities.

Sign up today so your picture can be included in this amazing concept – it will be the biggest meal that I’ve ever seen!

Superbowl Dill Dip (and other light game treats!)


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Firstly, I must give a congrats to the NEW YORK GIANTS for their big win against the Patriots!!!! Instead of indulging myself in parties where I’d be facing a “wings” bar, nachos & cheese, 7-layer dips and the whole enchilada … Continue reading