Stir Crazy by Julia Walck

Apparently I collect these now? It just sort of happened... I have a full set of the flamingo, palm trees (and another set not pictured), but most are quirky one-off vintage ones I find that make me laugh or have good typography. The SPATS hat stirrer, I got for free at the Long Beach Flea Market from a super nice vendor who thought it matched my hat too perfectly to not be taken home by me. 

In total, I have 45 of these babies. Good thing it's Friday, and I can use them to stir my 45 drinks. 

Bottoms Up! by Julia Walck

Let me just say that craft cocktails are my favorite kind of cocktails. I don't mean to sound pretentious, but I like when there's effort put in to something, where you can push the boundaries and experiment. I have a book called Craft Cocktails that gives recipes and alongside them shows beautifully styled photos of drinks. While flipping through it the other day I had a strong urge to draw some... and then drink some.

Gin and Tonic

The Tiffany & Co. Cocktail

The Standard

In case any of these look appealing to you, here are some recipes below. Enjoy! 

  1. Gin and Tonic
    1. 1/16 tsp. raw quinine powder
    2. 1 oz. fresh lime juice
    3. 1 1/2 oz. cane sugar simple syrup
    4. 1 1/2 oz. Tanqueray No. Ten gin
    5. 1/2 oz. sparkling water
  2. The Tiffany & Co. Cocktail
    1. 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
    2. 1/2 oz. cane-sugar simple syrup
    3. 1/2 oz. Grey Goose pear vodka
    4. 4 oz. Ruffino Moscato D'asti
    5. 1/4 to 1/2 oz. Alize Bleu Cognac-Vodka Liqueur
  3. The Standard
    1. 4 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters No. 6
    2. 1 oz. fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
    3. 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
    4. 3/4 oz. yellow chartreuse
    5. 1 1/2 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin