Whiskey Sour Remix with La Diva Cucina at ISES!

Is that a gun in your pocket or are you happy to see me?  La Diva clowning around with Spencer and pal from A Hot Party Entertainment!

 Darlings! In the words of Mizz Boxer, I's be BIZZY!  The Miami Party/Social/Arts season has begun!  And to tell the truth, I've not had a whole lot of time to bloggity blog!  In fact, my poor sister has been trying to get hold of me all week, I've been out each night , working or WORKING IT as well as preparing multiple proposals and events each day.  I've currently got bookings for throughout the end of the month and FOUR within a week beginning of December.  I even had to postpone our housewarming party!  But I'm not complaining....this is what I started my business for and I LOVE this time of year in Miami!

Recently yours truly had a chance to demonstrate for a group of event industry movers and shakers, ISES (International Special Events Society.)  

The event was held in the beautifully refurbished Cruz Building, an absolutely stunning event space that is now available for hire.  (DO click on the link, the building is absolutely exquisite!)

The bar on the second level is ornate and gorgeous.  The glass door with the gold frame is actually an elevator!

This is the second floor, my demo was to the right where tables were set up and there are comfy lush dark red leather booths.

La Diva in her retro cocktail dress before the demo!  More hip than Mad Men's Betty Draper, fo' sho'!

An animated La Diva makes for an engaging demonstration.   I did a brief intro about the four basic cocktail styles before launching into how to make the classic whiskey sour before about 30 guests.

Attendees were given recipes for a classic whiskey sour and then encouraged to make their own version of a sour cocktail.

On each table was a spirit, either rye whiskey or vodka, an assortment of sour juices like lemon, lime, pomegranate, tamarind and guava along with mango and passionfruit puree.

La Diva also brought home made ginger, chili and mint sugar syrups along with powdered sugar, egg whites and an assortment of flavored teas to inspire the guests' creativity!

La Diva goes to each table to check on the guests and everyone is eager for me to try their cocktail creations!  I happily oblige, the attendees came up with some fabulous ideas!

EVERYONE had a blast creating their own cocktails!  La Diva Cucina offers this demonstration as a team building event for corporate groups.  The night was a huge success!

If YOU want to have La Diva create a FUN and UNIQUE experience for your next event, contact me by clicking HERE.

Ciao for now, darlings!


Dzoli said...

You are busy all right.But all fun:))

Intuitive Eggplant said...

You go girl! Wishing you a bizzy holiday season!

Boxer said...

Are you watching Iron Chef this season? Last week one Chef said "it's not deconstructed, it's remodeled".

I want to deconstruct a caramel apple for Thanksgiving dessert.

Aunty Belle said...


Is ONE gal allowed to have so much fun?

Thrilled fer ya, La Diva C!

smashin' photos too.

Velva said...

What a great post! What a fun evening! Looks like you are rocking. I raise my cocktail glass to you.


moi said...

I swear, you have more personality in your pinkie finger than some folks have in their entire bodies. These folks look like they had a blast!

I love a retro cocktail: whiskey sour, Harvey Wallbanger, Tequila Sunrise. Just as long as it doesn't contain Midori.

LaDivaCucina said...

Thanks, Dzoli, funny how I worked out my career, isn't it?

Thanks, Eggy!

Hai Boxer! I rarely watch Iron Chef but I do like watching the old Japanese episodes that are slightly mysogynistic. (ever notice how stupid and insipid the woman's commentator's comments are? All she says is "ooh" and "wonder what he's making?" while the men all offer up their opinions. Cracks me up!) I look forward to hearing about your deconstructed, er, remodeled, caramel apples, as long as it's well plated! (don't forget the deconstructed potato skins!)

Aunty, thank you, doesn't seem quite fair that I get to do this for a living, does it?

Cheers, Velva! Some of the best cocktail combos were made with mango/chile and the flavored teas!

Awww, thanks, Moi! A Harvey Wallbanger! Wow, does anyone drink Galliano anymore? Thanks for your comments everyone, now I'm off to write a prop for the same teambuilding event for 75 people~Yes, 75!!! Eeek~

Thombeau said...

Looks like a blast! And how fun to see fabulous you next to your fabulous logo. Love it!!

Boxer said...

I'm also thnking of making deconstructed martinis.

Jill said...

That onyx bar is just beautiful and you look fabulous!!

Melissa said...

MAN! You are so cool! Love it all!

LaDivaCucina said...

Thanks, Melissa, I DO hope you are feeling better! Happy Thanksgiving! x

Banan Republic said...

love the banana it spread around my back yard