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Fuzzy Navels, Michelin Stars & Lux Workwear

Updated: Feb 12


The Cocktail of the Week for Episode 52: CRN-a-versary! is the Fuzzy Navel and paying homage to our home state of choice, Florida, which grows some 14.6 BILLION pounds of oranges each year! This drinkie is courtesy of chowhound.com and all you need is one or two juicy oranges and lots of sweet liquor!. Reportedly, The Fuzzy Navel cocktail was invented in the 1980s by Ray Foley, a bartender and the founder of Bartender Magazine. But first The Fuzzy…according to punchdrink.com, “The crudest era in cocktail history begins with a man pruning his peach trees in Florida in the early ’80s. The gentleman in question is Earl LaRoe, a flavor scientist for National Distillers, a wine and spirits company that, at the time, was struggling mightily. In an effort to turn around sagging sales on the heels of a wave of anti-alcohol sentiment, executives at National Distillers asked him to help develop a lighter, sweeter, lower-proof product. Why not peach liqueur? he thought.


DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps was inauspiciously released in the early fall of 1984, two years after the first wave of “fruity” schnapps had hit the American market to decent success. A buddy of LaRoe reminded him the best drinkies are simply prepared and not complex. The super easy to make, Fuzzy Navel was such an immediate hit that DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps became the ninth best-selling alcohol in America moving over 12 million bottles in its first year on shelves. It was the fastest-selling new alcohol product since Prohibition!


Ingredients

2 ounces peach schnapps

6 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice

Orange slice


Directions: Add a handful of ice to a highball glass. Pour in the peach schnapps, followed by the orange juice. Stir, and garnish with the orange slice.


Bonus facts: Add 1 ounce of vodka and it becomes a Hairy Navel!

Photo Credit: Liquor.com/Tim Nusog


Bougie Bible

Tiffany's Bougie Bible fav this week is two Michelin Starred Chef, Akira Back newly opened restaurant in the sexy Ray Hotel. Drawing on inspiration from his Korean heritage and travels around the globe, chef Back has created a menu that blends modern Japanese cuisine with authentic Korean flavors. Tiffany is totes obsessed with the Cow Wow Roll and swears that the the Lichi Martinis are worth every boozy calorie! Locations: Toronto, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, Bangkok, Hanoi, Dallas and Delray Beach. Check them out at akirabackdelray.com


Alice and Olivia #TeamAO

Mia's BB obsession this week is fashion brand Alice and Olivia. Founder and powerhouse Stacey Bendet pulls inspiration from her love of vintage and all things feminine to design clothing that juxtaposes the whimsical and flirty with the sexy and sophisticated. Ornamented fabrics, colorful prints and ultra-flattering fits provide today’s modern woman with options for every day and every occasion. The brand is a Hollywood favorite with celebrity fans including Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gigi Hadid and Jessica Alba. Mia is obsessed with their SS2022 line. The collection is bold with eye-poping, pantone colors of the season. Check them out at Aliceandolivia.com. You can sign up for their mailing list and save 15% which will come in handy as their suits start at about $800. Photo Credit: Aliceandolivia.com




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