Cheers! Rica, Carol, Humberto, Danielle Chang (LUCKYRICE's founder) and Bettina
The mixologists at Fatty 'Cue making the Drewish Princess: vodka, elderflower liqueur, Cocci Americano, lemon and absinthe
The Kimono at Frankies Spuntino: whiskey, grapefruit, and ginger honey syrup
The Madam's Nashi at Madam Geneva: Bombay Sapphire and simple syrup. You mix in the pear and ginger compote (in the spoon) before you drink!
The Bergamot Martini at DANIEL: Bergamot juice, simply syrup, bergamot compound Amoretti and pear vodka served in an ice balloon!
Chem class or cocktail? Shades of Jade at WD-50: Shiso tequila, cucumber juice, Damiana Liqueur, simple syrup, lemon juice.
The Ay Hue at Má Pêche had shallot-infused vodka and Sriracha!
Humberto and Carol with Jeffrey Steingarten and his wife, Dr. Caron Smith!
Humberto and Jim
Matt and Andrew
Carol and Phillip
Andrew and Carrie
Carol and Bettina
Tuan and Huy, the brothers behind An Choi, an OC favorite!
Brian and Michelle
All in the family! Humberto with his sister, Rica
Humberto with our Luckyrice giveaway winners, Eugene Hu and his lovely girlfriend!
LUCKYRICE, Lucky Us: Carol and Humberto Host Opening Cocktails
Last night at The Bowery Hotel, Carol and Humberto hosted Opening Cocktails, an evening of Asian-infused drinks artfully concocted by the city's best mixologists.
Never have we seen Asian flavors like ginger, lychee, yazu juice and shiso put to a better use. Some of the OC team's favorites included: the Shades of Jade at WD-50 (made with their own shiso-infused tequila, which tasted like watermelon!); the Shinkansen by The Bowery Hotel (a zesty mix of jalapeño-infused tequila and agave with a lovely shiso garnish); and Má Pêche's Ay Hue (it had shallot-infused vodka and Sriracha!!).
The Summit Bar's Two Thai-Mer and Fatty 'Cue's La Va Jay Jay won for Best Name. Most Beautiful (if you can say that about a drink?) went to the DANIEL Bergamot Martini, served in a balloon made of ice!
Best of all, a slew of OC friends dropped by to sample and sip with us. Check out the pics!