Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lithe Barres, Grooms Heads, and Cocktails

Sweet Freedom cookie sandwiches and brownies are sold at Di Bruno Bros in Rittenhouse. So what's next? I am thoroughly in love with their Magic Bars, which the ladies and token men at my bridal shower made short disappearing work of. Now I hear that  Alison Lubert of SF is creating a gluten-free/dairy-free Lithe "barre". She's a Lither and I've been fitting in a Lithe class weekly in addition to my workouts and can testify to sweet results from both parties. Lithe Method + Sweet Freedom thrills on occasion = Twiggy Delight.

The bridal shower involved pin the bowtie on the groom, flowers from Beautiful Blooms, some random decor from Eclatante's giftshop, feathers from a vendor at Fashion Weekend, my Master Cleanse Cocktails and homemade sangria, and catering from A Full Plate (peanut noodle stuffed cucumbers, tortellini and tomato skewers, tofu skewers with peanut dipping sauce, and tea sandwiches.

You didn't think I was this fem? It's not that bad.

Here is the cocktail that Josh developed for me after trying the sake version at Pure Food and Wine:

Master Cleanse Cocktail

* 3/4 oz. Bluecoat Gin
* 1/2 oz. Maple Syrup
* 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
* 2 dashes Bitter Truth Grapefruit Bitters
* 1/8 tsp. ground cayenne pepper

Shaken and fine strained into a cocktail glass.

And here I am making it for Lauren via her blog.  We love this thing. Just give us Magic Bars and MCs and it's a good time.


Lauren said...

I think I want to become a major lush this summer and just drink delicious cocktails. And eat Magic Bars.

Seems healthy?

Kelly said...

It sounds reasonable. My current schedule is:

magic bars once a week
cocktails twice a week
high intensity interval training or lithe method three times a week

Oh yeah, and shaking cocktails totally counts as interval training