Last Updated on August 16, 2020 by The 'Noms.
Hey all, another in our series of Mixologist Mondays! This time with CocktailCrafty, Nikki! Based in Baltimore, Nikki is a food and booze photographer. I have so enjoyed seeing her research into cocktails and her great info!
So, here’s Nikki!
Tell us about yourself! How did you get into cocktails?
I had a blog in 2008 called Tipsy Nikki. It was mostly my musings about life with the occasional cocktail recipe. People seemed to really like the recipes so that soon became my focus.
Unfortunately, due to health reasons, I wasn’t able to keep up with the site and eventually let it go. When craft cocktails became popular in Baltimore I got back into recipe creation. In 2014 I started Cocktail Crafty to share my drinks.
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Top 3 favorite cocktails
- Gin + Tonic
I love dry and bitter cocktails.
How do you come up with drinks? What is your inspiration?
Most of my drinks start off as a twist on something and I build from there. I love flipping through old cocktail books and recreating drinks from the past. I always remember to keep it simple when developing drinks.
Tell us one fun/interesting or weird fact about yourself
During quarantine, my 3-year-old and I became obsessed with My Little Pony. We’ve even started re-watching episodes. Pinkie Pie is our favorite.
If you could have a drink with anyone in the world who would it be?
Aisha Tyler. I love a smart and funny lady who also loves whiskey.
Tell us 3 Instagrams or blogs that you love to follow
- @foodnomad keeps me socially informed while shouting out great restaurants.
- Currently, fascinated with the sophisticated photos of @gentlemanontherocks
- Just discovered @thenickb. His educational videos are like sesame street for imbibers.
Have a Recipe to Share with Us?
(adapted from the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, 1935)
2 ounces Plymouth Gin
.5 ounces Dry Vermouth
Dash or two of Absinthe
Stir ingredients with ice.
Strain into a chilled coupe.
Garnish with lemon peel.
Check out our other Mixologist Monday Posts!
- The Social Sipper
- Mr Muddle
- High Proof Preacher
Thanks, Nikki! More Mixologist Mondays to come soon!
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