We’re experts on the taste of donuts, Real Housewives, how to dress casually to any event and provide the excuse, “Oh, dressing up just doesn’t fit our ‘aesthetic,'” the artful use of the word aesthetic in everyday conversations, and the power of kittens. Oh, and soup dumplings. We’re definitely experts on soup dumplings.
We are not experts, however, in matching sweets and treats to cocktails. That’s where our new friend, Beau Ciolino, of Probably Baking comes in. Because, he is.
And, ANNOUNCEMENT, we collaborated with him for the entirety of this post 😛
When Beau reached out to us a month ago, we hadn’t heard of his blog at the time… AND SLAP TO OUR FACE for that. Because, it’s so beautiful. And funny. And witty. And cute. And now, we’re obsessed. See the following quotes:
“I haven’t strayed much from my dessert roots on this blog yet, but it’s 2015 and I’m feeling alive.”
“I don’t think I would have been nearly as upset if it weren’t for there being weird time constraints that keep me from baking whenever I please. (read: I hate school. so. so much.)”
He’s so funny.
Like… that feeling when you’re reading something funny and you accidentally snort laugh, choke for a quick second, and think to yourself, I could have just died, that was so funny.
No, that hasn’t happened to you? No, yeah, us neither. (Us neither? Is that grammatically correct? Who cares!)
Back to the post.
We love a great cocktail. And to that note, we love Chelsea Sidecars. And… wait for it… we chose it for the grand reason of us being in NEW YORK RIGHT NOW. No, really. WE’RE IN NEW YORK RIGHT NOW. So, when Beau paired them with his delicious White Chocolate + Blood Orange Blondies, our faces looked like this. The both of us. We both had that face, looked at each other, and we’re like,
YASSSSSSS. BlOoooooOOOoOOoD ORANGE BlondieSSSSSSS!
For the White Chocolate + Blood Orange Blondies, check them out at Probably Baking right here.
For the Chelsea Sidecars, here’s what you need:
2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
Preparation: Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with the lemon peel. Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist. Enjoy. Repeat.