Thursday, June 11, 2009

Blondie's Libations: Cool Hunting Party at the Thrillist Loft

Absolut Stingray
I cannot lie, is one of the best websites/newsletters out there. They know all the cool kids, throw chill parties, and tell you some of the things you need to be doing or buying. I am a loyal NYC and national newsletter reader; it's one of my many ways to keep up with the latest everything. This week, they're teaming up with Absolut Vodka and throwing parties in the Thrillist Loft, and I chopped at the bit when they held raffles to get on the daily lists. I got in, and Moniker, vodka-lover that she is, came with.

Making this night's painting
We got in to Cool Hunting's night, the full list is here. It's a loft like any other, freight elevator, huge main room, gigantic windows, a shower in the bathroom, two bars, and an great DJ. Oh, and filled with fantastic stuff that's been highlighted in one of their emails. A painter against the far wall was memorializing this night just like another had done the night previous-Best Week Ever's night.

The DJ was playing late 80s/early 90s hip-hop and dance jams, completely up Moniker's and mine alley, but the crowd appeared too young to really get into it. That's very unfortunate since she was really amazing with her selections.

Moscow Mule
Absolut showcased four drinks there, each had its own station. Our two favorites were the Stingray-Absolut Citron, Licor 43, sage syrup, lemon juice, egg white, and aromatic bitters. It was on the sweeter side, but the bitters didn't make it feel girly. It's the one at the top of this post; this other one was the Moscow Mule.

Absolut Mandarin
The other was a drink involving Absolut Mandarin. It didn't have a sign, but did involve an orange, sugar, and mashing. This happened to be the first time I've had Absolut Mandarin in almost 7 years, the last time involved a dare and 10 shots lined up. That didn't end pretty. This drink though did, it tasted like a nighttime screwdriver, or the drink we should be having at brunch.

A vodka mural
I'd like to say thanks to Thrillist, Absolut, and Cool Hunting for a great ladies night out!


Moniker said...

And thanks to you, Blondie!

Cakespy said...

This is so awesome. It's guaranteed to be a party when Blondie is in attendance--and it looks like the Thrillist Loft is as cool as the site!