The Feminine Persuasion
Something in Red Sangiovese by Belle Meade Plantation
The country music legend not only supports the American Heart Association’s GO RED FOR WOMEN campaign but also puts her money where her mouth is both on stage and off. As an avid cook who love to entertain with wine, Moore collaborated with the Belle Meade Plantation Winery in Nashville to produce Something in Red, a food-friendly American Sangiovese .
“I love the dry, cherry and herby flavor of this wine,” Lorrie says. “It’s so food-friendly and works with meals that can be tricky, like dishes containing tomatoes or acidic tomato sauces. Sangiovese goes beautifully with white beans, mushrooms, and grilled red meats. I love it with buffalo burgers and I’ve recently been reading a lot about the health benefits of this lean meat! It may seem surprising, but occasionally I’ll pair my wine with fish, especially grilled or roasted.”
Barbara Fairchild, author/veteran Bon Appetit editor, stands out as a foodie pioneer with appearances on NBC’s Today Show and Dateline NBC, CNN, Biography and The Food Network. As one who unwaveringly stays up on what’s cool without sacrificing sophistication, she designed this cocktail for her recent book launch.
2½ oz Tru Lemon Vodka
2½ oz fresh pineapple ginger juice (see recipe below)
Green tea crèma (see recipe below)
Toasted Pistachios finely chopped
Shake vodka and juice vigorously. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Gently spoon a teaspoon of crèma on top of the cocktail. Sprinkle with toasted pistachios.
Fresh pineapple ginger juice: Two cups fresh Pineapple, two cups of pineapple juice and three tablespoons of fresh chopped ginger. Honey optional.
Green tea crèma: Mix a cup of heavy cream with four tablespoons of sugar until is thick but pourable. Brew three packs of green tea in 8 oz hot water and steep. Cool, add cream, and beat until the desired thickness is achieved.
Canton Ginger Kick
Dworaczyk globetrots from Celebrity Apprentice to the runways of Balenciaga and Versace to notoriety as the first 3D Playboy Playmate of the Year to Best Buddies advocate/mentor. Inspired by celeb-chef Susan Feineger’s STREET, Dworaczyk pours her heart into this global cocktail at home.
1 oz ginger-infused vodka
1 oz Hennessy cognac
½ oz triple sec or orange liqueur
¼ teaspoon freshly grated young ginger
½ lemon, cut into chunks
ice, and splashes sparkling water and ginger syrup
Place lemon in a cocktail shaker and muddle. Fill shaker with ice, vodka, cognac, orange liqueur, ginger syrup, and grated ginger. Shake, and pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling water.
Russian Standard Moscow Mule
Actress and fashion icon Annette Benning likes to drink and entertain at home the way she dresses when meeting her public and fronting her favorite charities—clean, classic and timeless. In many ways, the Russian Standard Moscow Mule embodies her spirit, enduring but also refreshing with a decidedly modern twist.
1½ oz of Russian Standard Vodka
¼ oz Fresh Lime Juice
Splash of Ginger Beer
1 lime wheel, for garnish
Build the cocktail in a Collins glass or copper mug starting with Russian Standard Vodka and lime juice. Fill with ice and top of with ginger beer. Drop in the lime wheel and stir gently.