You Can Judge A Booze By Its Cover

It would come as no surprise that I judge almost everything by its "cover," be it books, makeup or organic foodstuffs.  This predilection becomes quite dangerous when entering a liquor store.  But craving danger, I headed to Astor Wines on Friday and went mad, buying up anything with a beautiful bottle.  I'd done something similar at Spuyten Duyvil Grocery the week before.  The resulting aesthetic alcoholic madness displayed above: Wellies Sauvignon BlancDomaine de Canton, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, St. Peter's English Ale, Barons of Australia Lager, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva, The Glenrothes Select Reserve Single Malt, Hendrick's, Bulleit Bourbon, Chartreuse, Pernod, Mikkeller Danish Beer and Lillet.  
An absinthe cocktail (tastes like Good + Plenties).

Went to 21 for a glorious birthday lunch on Wednesday and picked up this adorable jockey bottle opener to commemorate the event. They also have little jockey hat bottle openers and Limoges boxes.


  1. The St. Germain is DELICIOUS shaken with gin and a little orange juice.

  2. the domaine de canton bottle is insanely gorgeous!

    love this post.

  3. Anonymous says:

    the st germain and gin cocktails we had were too delicious, and they made me
    A) draw 200 dollars out at the cashpoint at the airport...for what?
    B) buy a bottle of hendricks at the airport
    C) Get talking to a guy at the bar at the airport
    D) Fall asleep on the plane for 6 hours.
    I've ordered my bottle of St Germain tonight.

  4. Kee, so happy to grease your wheel so effectively. I went wild later and did one shot Hendrick's, half shot St. Germain, dash orange bitters topped off with a little bubbly. So $%@$@$@ good. Also had absinthe cocktails, about 132 units of beer and a glass of Scotch. I'm sure I was a) very friendly, b) very, very friendly that evening.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The Glenrothes is pretty good. It will keep you warm.

  6. You could be warming up for Mardi Gras!

    I'm a big fan of Hendrick's and St. Germain. A little bar near my house makes them with its own tonic.