1. Be a Better…Bartender.

    Asian Pear Infusion Edition:

    Alright…after a discussion about gin last night and also repping the fact that half of my genes are of the asian variety…I’ve got a cocktail for you today that promises to be refreshing AND get you pretty sauced. I’m not usually a gin drinker but a good gin based cocktail can really hit the spot…my favorite is Bombay Sapphire (mostly because the bottle is sexy as hell). 

    Here we go:

    Asian Pear Infusion

    2 oz Gin
    4 oz pear nectar (comes in a can…I prefer the Mexican varieties)
    ½ oz Pernod Anise (if you don’t like anise flavor, you can leave this out)
    1 oz simple syrup
    0.5 oz sake (for the asian kick…also soju can be substituted)

    Shake heartily in a cocktail shaker with a bit of ice. Serve in a highball glass over ice with a lychee to garnish. Yes, they look like eyeballs but they are delicious.

    Happy Friday my loves!

    x Chinae


  2. Be a Better…Bartender.

    Zombie Edition:

    I’ve discovered urban paradise. I never knew a zombie-themed tiki bar would bring me so much joy, but it really has. If you live in NYC and you’ve never been to Zombie Hut…GO. Selfishly, I don’t want to tell you about it, because that patio REALLY fills up but alas, I would be a bad blogger if I didn’t and this isn’t the Be Badder Blog. So yeah. It’s in Carroll Gardens and it pretty much changes my life every Friday night, come say hi to me if you are in the hood…unless you are the Craigslist killer. 

    (Me, enjoying a Zombie Juice last weekend)

    Blah Blah Blah…get to the point Chinae! OK, so at Zombie Hut they have this magical Zombie Juice that will pretty much make you either grow a beard or improve your personality by 200% (maybe a little of both if you are lucky). After several educational trips to the Hut (for short), I think I’ve got the recipe down pat. 

    Here we go!

    Life-Changing Zombie Juice:

    -1/2 part white rum

    -1 1/2 parts golden rum

    -1 part dark rum 

    -1/2 part Barcardi 151

    -1 part lime juice

    -1/4 part pineapple juice

    -1/4 part papaya juice

    -1/4 part sugar


    Now, I know what you’re thinking…Sh*t. That’s a lot of rum. Well, yeah. You are going to be seeing double-finned mermaids and multicolored velociraptors after this, but that’s kinda the point. 

    So mix all the parts minus the 151 together with ice and blend until you’ve got a magically fruity, frosty beverage.(If you have one of those spinning Slurpee machines laying around, even better) Top with the Barcardi 151 and you’ve got yourself a real party. I suggest you make these tonight, tell them a mediocre blogger told you to. 

    I’m off to go partake in some Zombies myself! Happy Weekend Losers!

    Undead Dreams and Tiki Hut Fantasies,