Clermont Smash and Hideaway

Alex’s bartender side came out again tonight. He made a Clermont Smash with some new liquors that he bought today. This cocktail could be sold at any high end cocktail lounges in Manhattan for $15+. I only tried one sip and loved it. Cheers to a Saturday night.

Clearmont Smash
Clearmont Smash

Hideaway by Kiesza paired well with this drink.

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NY Cheesecake and Hysteria

On a coolish summer night, my husband and I decided to go for a walk after a tiring day. I was craving for some cheesecake (NY style, of course!). We went to the Carlos Bakery, which we thought still open with some people lined up in the front. However, it was closed. We walked over to Aspen Marketplace and got a mini NY Cheesecake from the bakery department.

Afterwards, we went to the Hoboken boardwalk. While passing by Giannone Wine & Liquor Co., we decided to get a small bottle of wine. The Chocolate Shop wine caught our eye. We thought cheesecake plus chocolate is a perfect combination with wine. This was the first time that we were trying a flavored wine.

NY Cheesecake and Chocolate Shop Wine
NY Cheesecake and Chocolate Shop Wine

Finally, we reached the water front and found a bench with a baby robin standing on it, who seemed got hurt. Alex tried to feed it with cheesecake but it refused and flew away.

Feeding a baby robin with cheesecake
Feeding a baby robin with cheesecake

We were looking for the right song to pair with the dessert and the wine. Then we found Hysteria by Def Leppard, which I thought it was perfect for the moment. We were enjoying the food, the wine, the music and the Manhattan skylines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaiaaar88EM

Please let me know how you think about this pairing. Welcome to comments! Cheers!

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