When Passover rolls around next Monday night, serve up some fun cocktails to go with the gefilte fish as a change from the same old wine year after year. Distillery No. 209 has unveiled the world's only kosher-for-Passover gin, aptly named No. 209 Kosher for Passover Gin. They've even thrown in some cocktail recipes to get you through the week.
The Seder Sour created by Jordan Mackay. Besides being kosher for Passover, this cocktail incorporates several of the flavors and symbols of the Seder meal.
1.5 oz No. 209 Kosher-for-Passover Gin
.5 oz warmed honey
Dash of Kosher for Passover horseradish
1 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Tiny pinch of kosher salt
Add all the ingredients into a mixing tin. Either shake or stir the contents without ice to make sure the honey dissolves into the solution. Add crushed ice, cover and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass, top with a dash of soda water, and garnish with a sprig of parsley.
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- JustLuxe | Author Blog Posts – Sat, Apr 23, 2011 1:22 AM EDT
When Passover rolls around next Monday night, serve up some fun cocktails to go with the gefilte fish as a change from the same old wine year after year. Distillery No. 209 has unveiled the world's only kosher-for-Passover gin, aptly named No. 209 Kosher for Passover Gin. They've even thrown in some cocktail recipes to get you through the week.Read More »from Passover Cocktails from Gin 209 for a Kosher Holiday
Didn't get an invitation to the Royal Wedding ? Not to worry - you can still raise a glass to Prince William and Kate Middleton courtesy of Grey Goose, the super-premium vodka blended and bottled in the celebrated Cognac region of Western France.Read More »from Grey Goose Vodka Releases Royal Wedding Cocktails
Whether you're hosting your own Royal Wedding viewing party or just want to toast the future King and Queen of England on the historic occasion, the luxe spirit's mixologists have a suitable tipple.
The first cocktail (above left) references Kate's approaching ennoblement - she'll become a Duchess on her wedding day - while the second (right) pays homage to what the aristocratic assemblage, including royalty and heads of state, will be wearing at Westminster Abbey on April 29:
The Blushing Dutchess
2 parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka
3 wedges peeled and seeded grapefruit
Turbinado sugar for rimming the glass
1/2 tsp sugar
1 part triple sec
Rub the grapefruit around the outside edge of the glass and then roll in the Turbinado sugar. Place the
- JustLuxe | Author Blog Posts – Sat, Apr 23, 2011 1:17 AM EDT
Read More »from Healthy Recipes From the Chefs at Miraval Resort & Spa in Arizona
With spring in full swing and much of the country thawing out from the cold winter months, the Arizona desert begins to beckon to travelers with the luxurious Miraval resort.
Located in the warm Arizona sun and nestled in the warm foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson, Miraval is a top-rated all-inclusive destination resort and spa.
The Miraval resort offers many ways for guests to get away from the cold, whether they want to stay in and relax with a spa treatment or enjoy the natural beauty of the desert resort. Take a hike through scenic mountains or engage in a fitness class or other physical activity.
And of course with the new climate comes the urge to look and feel good, from the inside out. Part of the reason guests come back to Miraval is their dedication to healthy and sustainable living. The resort's Executive Chef Chad Luethje, has created a menu of savory, satisfying, yet nourishing plates that keep
The weather is beginning to warm up a little and that means the season of hat hair is officially over. Instead of covering up your mane attraction, show it off with spring's hot hair trends.Read More »from Spring's Hottest Hair Trends
Hair accessories have moved from the playground to the boardroom. Everything from headbands to barrettes and funky clips can be worn to hold hair in place or just to add a little something extra to an otherwise ordinary 'do. Clip bangs out of the face or use them with up-do's; either way they're a small accessory that can make a big impression.
Ponytails are often thought of as just for the gym, but spring's ponytails are high and low and everywhere in between. They can easily be taken from day to night and from casual to elegant. With the option to go sleek and sophisticated or deliberately tousled, ponytails are a definite do, so start stocking up on elastic bands.
Feathers were featured on many runways and can add something a little daring and different to hair, while still remaining on the
- JustLuxe | Shine Food – Mon, Apr 11, 2011 6:48 PM EDT
Cellar360 San Francisco opened its doors to the public in the heart of the newly renovated, historic a Ghirardelli Square on October 15, 2007, to acclaim from a broad scope of guests from around the world.Read More »from Cellar360: San Francisco's Ultimate Epicurean Experience
With a wide selection of wines for tasting and purchase, a wine and culinary education center, a gourmet charcuterie, and al fresco dining, Cellar360 strives to reflect the best of the epicurean experience.
Cellar360 is open daily and features more than 200 wines from the most renowned wine regions across four continents, providing customers an international wine country experience without leaving the heart of San Francisco.
The charcuterie and culinary education center offers a variety of delicious dishes and culinary encounters to complement the ever-changing selection of wines available at the tasting bar - which is considered to be one of the city's longest. Tasting flights are organized to inform guests about regions, varietals, or winemaking styles, and many are available
- JustLuxe | Fashion – Mon, Apr 11, 2011 6:46 PM EDT
There was quite a stylish commotion on Melrose Avenue on Wednesday night as what seemed like all of L.A. stopped traffic to warmly welcome Vivienne Westwood to town and toast her first flagship store in the U.S.Read More »from Vivienne Westwood Celebrates Store Opening in Los Angeles
The evening drew the likes of Dita von Teese, Kristin Davis, Marilyn Manson, Malin Akerman, Liberty Ross and more. Christina Hendricks, the face of Westwood's 'Get a Life' Palladium jewelry collection, also stepped out for the celebration to launch the collection.
Resplendent in an intricate cream-colored crochet floor-length mermaid-style gown, the designer, (who told us that she never leaves Los Angeles without a trip to the Getty Museum), made a grand entrance and was greeted by friends, fans and doting admirers from near and far. "I'm really pleased everyone's so excited and that people like the store. I want to make it better actually! It should have a black ceiling and all kinds of things, but I'll improve it later!" she shared with a wink.
"L.A. is a great place to
- JustLuxe | Fashion – Mon, Apr 11, 2011 6:44 PM EDT
On Tuesday night, plenty of well-heeled ladies headed over to West Hollywood hot spot Eveleigh for a soiree celebrating celebrity stylist Jessica Paster.Read More »from Celebs Support New JustFabulous Chief Stylist Jessica Paster
She is the new Chief Stylist of JustFabulous, a monthly VIP membership program that grants shoe and handbag lovers access to expert style advice coupled with the hottest trends.
Lucky guests including Marcia Cross, Jordana Brewster, Kimora Lee, Dakota Fanning, Rebecca Romijn, Lisa Edelstein, Nia Vardalos and more were gifted a new pair of shoes that night.
Popular styles included colorful platform heels, versatile peep-toe pumps, sexy suede wedges and plenty more! Romijn, who worked with Paster all day before the event stepped out fully accessorized in the collection to show her undying support for her personal stylist.
"I think Jessica has a terrific eye and is great at what she does. I would trust her with my life!" the actress, who sidled up to hubby Jerry O'Connell, affirmed graciously.
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You may not know that April is Grilled Cheese Month. And while many restaurants will feature different versions of the ooey-gooey treat, what better way to celebrate the delectable sandwich than with your own homemade rendition ?Read More »from The Grilled Cheese is All Grown-Up
But these aren't just any old grilled cheeses. Check out these recipes for a luxuriously delicious take on the classic kid's favorite that is all grown-up:
Grilled Cheese with Duck Fat
Leftover duck fat
High-quality bread (French or sourdough is best)
Choice of sliced cheese (I prefer gruyere)
Allow duck fat to become room temperature, then smear it onto two slices of bread as you would butter. You can then salt the duck fat, if you like. Place plenty of cheese between the bread, but don't have so much that the cheese sticks out. Grill on the fat-smeared sides until golden brown. To help the cheese melt, you may want to cover the pan. Serve hot immediately.
"The Gossip Grill" Grilled Cheese
This $50 sandwich was
When Janie Brooks Heuck's brother Jimi passed away unexpectedly in 2004, he left behind a promising Willamette Valley winery, Brooks Wines, and his young son, who already knew he wanted to be a winemaker .Read More »from Brooks Wines of Amity, Oregon: A Family Legacy
At the time, Janie had no connection to the wine industry, but when she learned that Jimi's son Pascal now owned the winery, she rolled up her sleeves to keep the business afloat. With the guidance of a group of local winemakers, Janie took a few courses at UC Davis and has managed the winery for the past six years, and plans to continue until Pascal comes of age.
But the story of Brooks Wines is more than a story of treading water. In 2005, Janie asked Chris Williams, who had assisted Jimi, to become Brooks' winemaker. Together they work according to Jimi's guiding principle: to keep the earth alive and the ecosystem intact while achieving the greatest depth, flavors,and balance in the wines. Organic and Biodynamic farming practices are paramount at Brooks, with the conviction
- JustLuxe | Shine Food – Sat, Apr 2, 2011 2:15 AM EDT
The most expensive bottle of Champagne ever sold in London fetched £80,000 at a new members' club last Thursday.Read More »from The Most Expensive Bottle of Champagne Sold in London for Â£80,000
New Park Lane's OneForOne Park Lane opened its doors to a host of celebrity guests, including Amber Le Bon, Alice Dellal, Sadie Frost, Jasmine Guinness, Jade Parfitt, Goga Ashkenazi, Lisa B, Suki Waterhouse and Tali Lennox. However, in a sign that London still has its fair share of affluent individuals, a record was broken with the most expensive bottle of Champagne ever purchased in London, being bought by an unknown European businessman.
The bottle in questions was an £80,000 bottle of Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades) Champagne, called a "Nebuchadnezzer", there are only two of these bottles in the world. Each one takes six months to make, being hand crafted by eight expert glass artisans.
OneForOne only took delivery of the bottle the afternoon before it was sold and needed two staff members to carry the bottle and three staff members to pour every time someone wanted