LOVE + VOODOO : craftcocktails

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LOVE + VOODOO : craftcocktails



Paris would be the metropolis of affection however a New Orleans’ Valentines to Mardi Gras week could be each a love potion & a curse, very similar to over-ripe fruit with its quixotic perfume. We needed to postpone & put our 5 senses on maintain final yr within the planning of ‘Viking Lounge NOLA’

at Cochon’s Calcasieu after we lastly discovered methods to pronounce Tchoupitoulas CHOP UH TWO LUSS! And we’re not speaking concerning the Minnesota type – the Valkyries, horned-helmet, mead consuming type.

However that is one other story, so at the moment allow us to Throw you somethin’ Mista – a bone or two about some Love + Voodoo. We have now Zodiac Love Spells + Sharing-the-Love Love Spells additionally meet Tales of the Cocktail’s “2018 Dame Corridor of Fame” & Eater New Orleans Bartender of the Yr – Ms. Abigail Gullo as she enchants us together with her mixology compendium! Plus a lagniappe to carry out your inside voodoo youngster…

Laissez les bons temps rouler!



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Seattle’s Classic Micro-Perfumery for the Fashionable Period

VOODOO QUEEN a fragrance impressed by Marie Laveau,”probably the most well-known Voodoo Queens of New Orleans. She was born a free lady of shade within the early 1800s and made a reputation for herself as a hairdresser to rich white aristocrats. Utilizing the data she gleaned from consumer gossip & a strong community of ‘spies’ she was in a position to turn out to be high priestess in a metropolis overrun with them. Apart from providing spells and potions, she was additionally a humanitarian and recurrently cared for the sick in addition to these condemned to the gallows.” This perfume carries notes of Black Cardamom,

Palo Santo, Sage, Saffron, Jasmine, Rose and Cedar.


We have been honored to partake in #LOVEONEANOTHER video shoot – Love Notes marketing campaign with John Legend’s nephew Tay Da Prince & mates! Spreading the LOVE – here is the video & Love One One other Basis


“Zodiac Love Spells”




Trend pictures proven above are by Photographer Eric Nehr from his ‘Voodoo Youngster’ story in 10 MAGAZINE. Make-up Artist Isamaya Ffrench, Hair by Ramona Eschbach & Trend Stylist Hector Castro Article right here



BAR PARIS, State Lodge in Seattle

You grew up in New York and pursued a profession in theater – are you able to inform us about your pivotal second going from off-Broadway to falling in love with mixology?

“It most likely occurred earlier than I used to be even a theatre nerd. My grandpa taught me methods to make a Manhattan after I was 7 years previous and I turned obsessive about cocktails. I’d accumulate diner placemats after I was a child and save them in scrap books. By the point I turned 21, I’d fairly drink Gimlets and Gibsons than do kamikaze photographs. However the second I wished to make the drinks myself was most likely the primary time I noticed Audrey Saunders behind the bar at Pegu Membership. That’s after I knew I might be a mixologist too! No Mustache be damned!”

What’s your favourite Broadway Play off all-time? And what can be your dream position to carry out on Broadway?

“The primary Broadway Musical I ever noticed was Large River starring a younger John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig from Hedwig and the Offended Inch) and I like the music in that present by Roger Miller. And provides me a very good old school Comden & Inexperienced musical like On The City.”

Whereas I’m often known as a musical comedy actress, I at all times wished to play Masha in Chekov’s Three Sisters.

In your opinion what’s the most effective bar in New York Metropolis?

“Oh geee! That’s too exhausting. Can I predict that the most effective bar can be Gage & Tollner Downtown Brooklyn? They have been nearly to resurrect this historic land marked Victorian period restaurant when Covid hit. When it opens, will probably be the primary NYC bar I saddle as much as.”

The place was your very first bartending stint?

“Working the interval on the bar in The Gate Theatre in Dublin, Eire. See, Theatre and Bartending go hand in hand.”

In 2012 you moved to New Orleans – touchdown as Head Bar Chef for SoBou after which Head Bartender at Compere Lapin – what was one in all your favourite signature cocktails you created there?

“The Gentleman Caller. Girls need one, Males need to be one. And its tremendous good with oysters.”

The Gentleman Caller

1 ouncesdry gin

1 ouncesfino sherry

0.5 ouncesAperol

0.5 ouncesDolin Génépy le Chamois Liqueur

6 drops Bittermens Burlesque Bitters

Stir over ice, Pressure right into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with a lemon twist.

Do you’ve gotten a New Orleans’ voodoo story you can share with us?

“New Orleans is a robust base for the sacred African diaspora. Voodoo isn’t just a standard Afro-Haitian faith, it’s a worldview encompassing philosophy, drugs, justice, and spirituality. It additionally represents a lifestyle that could be a connection to your neighborhood. And I felt that connection each time I set foot in New Orleans. Some priestess should have solid a loving spell on me as a result of when I’m in New Orleans, I’ve by no means felt extra attractive, witty, stunning, comfortable, beloved, and so on… its just a few nice magic.”

Give us your high three go-to cocktail lounges in New Orleans?

“Jeeze! Solely three?!? Jewel of the South for brand new wave French Quarter goodness, Latitude 29 for tiki and The Columns Lodge for traditional New Orleans.”

Your go-to tune that reminds you of New Orleans?

“Do whatcha wanna by Rebirth Brass Band and Large Chef (Professor Longhair model) is at all times the primary tune I take heed to Mardi Gras morning.” Pay attention HERE

Greatest mixing a cocktail scene in a film?

“Nick Charles shaking a drink to Foxtrot in The Skinny Man” SEE HERE

You have received many accolades all through your mixology profession – are you able to inform us extra?

“I believe the years I spent as a trainer and actor led to success in cocktail competitions. Typically, they’re on the lookout for somebody with expertise, confidence and magnificence to current their drinks in a exact and educated method. And it helps that I’ve enjoyable and my drinks style scrumptious too! The true worth in these competitions was not at all times the win, however with the ability to meet different like-minded bartenders from round he world and develop my neighborhood of people who find themselves enthusiastic about drinks and taking good care of visitors. I’m so grateful that my work has taken me to distilleries in Eire, resorts in Puerto Rico and even on the At the moment Present. Subsequent I need to have my very own present and be the Julia Youngster/Rick Steves of the Cocktail world!”

Now, as Bar Supervisor at Ben Paris in State Lodge, Seattle – Have you ever continued your New Orleans’ influences in your cocktail profiles?

“How can I assist it? Cocktails have been just about perfected in New Orleans and the hospitality scene there’s nonetheless know world wide as probably the greatest. And there are plenty of similarities between Seattle and New Orleans, each cities on the sting of America with thriving immigrant populations that provides tradition and approach to the delicacies. It’s a really thrilling time to be right here.”

How has Seattle influenced you as a mixologist?

“I’ve a deep love for sherry and sherry cocktails. They occur to pair properly with recent seafood, oysters and crab so the bounty of Puget Sound has actually been an inspiration.”

Are you able to share a cocktail recipe for a positive fireplace “LOVE POTION” to combine up on Valentine’s Day?

“We have now a cocktail on the menu that has some aphrodisiac properties. It has cinnamon, grapefruit and a spiced rum that incorporates Bois Bande, a well-liked Caribbean pure Viagra (it actually interprets to Good Wooden). The cocktail is known as Seafair Shenanigans, so I totally intend on entering into some shenanigans this Valentine’s Day!”

Seafair Shenanigans

1 ouncesSpiced rum

1 ouncesRhum Agricole

1 ouncesamontillado sherry

.75 ouncescinnamon vanilla spiced syrup

.75ounceslime juice

1 ouncesGrapefruit juice

Swizzle in a tall glass with crushed ice, serve with a wedge of recent winter citrus and a crown of Peychaud bitters.

Come get some drinks…to go! Go drinks at the moment are a factor in Seattle! Its this New Orleans Gal’s dream come true! Subsequent can we get Go Cups?

Thanks Abigail!!!



Jimi Hendrix Statue – Seattle



Unify Marketing campaign + Actual Kindness

Share the Quantity Love is an consciousness marketing campaign across the

United Nations’ World Objectives. Between now and Valentine’s Day when you share your quantity a donation can be made for every put up to Unify. UNIFY orchestrates Globally Synchronized Occasions that encourage community-driven motion campaigns for world peace.

We partnered with Katrina Eileen Actual Property, a boutique actual property agency who’s united behind all efforts to eradicate poverty, MDRNALT a sustainable style firm, and Xola Music(Xola Malik aka Child Sensation)emerged onto the hip hop scene as a bunch member of Grammy Award successful artist Sir Combine-a-Lot – to share the quantity love.

To share some love with us discover the quantity that aligns together with your coronary heart right here: GLOBAL GOAL # HERE

Share your quantity anyway you need…write it in your hand, maintain up an indication or get as artistic as you want…

(ours is #14 – Life Beneath Water)

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See ya at SPRING TRAINING – subsequent month concern with “THE WAK” Don Wakamatsu – former skilled baseball participant, scout, coach, supervisor and present Bench Coach of the Texas Rangers.


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