Despite his use of brown sugar simple syrup, Scott's version of the Lemon Drop was more tart than the standard — not a bad thing for a drink with a cloying reputation. My favorite tweak was his version of the cocktail's sugared rim garnish, which employed honey, crushed lemon candy, and sea salt for a pluckier finish. For a more playful take on the traditional tipple, read more.
Five contenders — Ryan Scott, Jen Biesty, Mattin Nobila, Erik Hopfinger, and Laurine Wickett — made original cocktail recipes that incorporated the use of Fiji Water, a sponsor for the event, and I had the pleasure of guest judging the competition. In the end, Top Chef: Chicago's Jen Biesty came out on top with a well-balanced cucumber cocktail.
Jen Biesty named her cocktail The Fiji Facial after being inspired by a famous San Francisco spa. Her zen-like cocktail incorporates health-minded ingredients like ginger juice and organic cane sugar. To score the refreshing recipe — and check out photos from the event — read on.
There were so many highlights during our weekend in the Rockies, but one of my true favorites was a five-course dinner sponsored by Fiji Water. The occasion, held at local haunt The Wild Fig, featured a special guest in the kitchen: Rob Wilson, the executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, and a roaring afterparty, where the wine, cocktails, and, of course, Fiji Water, were flowing.
Steve Mundinger for Fiji Water
I almost don't know why I'm bothering with this one. Your responses are probably going to be "Too Easy!" or "Who?" - either way I think it's a fun photo, so I had to share.
Guess which chef was seen rocking his Fiji water at the Parsons 8th annual Line Debut Fashion Show? To find out, read more
Ever since her No Doubt days, I have been a fan of Gwen Stefani. I always thought she got her smokin' bod from all that dancing she does on stage, but I had no idea she was a health-nut too. Be it health-nut diva who has a thing for the color white, a health-nut nonetheless.
Along with at least 30 bottles of assorted water (Fiji, Vitamin Water, Fruit Water), TMZ reported that she also has a rather long list of organic vegetables, fruits and other healthy items on her tour rider -- the list of "artist demands" for their backstage dressing room.
2- 3 Packs Silk "Very Vanilla" Soy Milk Individual Serving Sides
1- Hot Tea set up to include, Tea Kettle, Organic Honey, Spoons, Fresh Lemons, 1 Box Twinnings English Breakfast Tea - Decaffeinated, 1 Box Organic Peppermint Tea, and 1 Box Organic Chamomile Tea...
1- Organic selection of whole vegetables to include: 3 cucumbers, 1 bunch beets, 1 bunch organic carrots, 1 bag pre-washed spinach, 1 bunch flat leaf Italian parsley, 1 bunch celery (all must be organic)
1- Bowl of organic grown whole cashews
1- Bowl of organic grown whole almonds
1- Organic veggie tray with organic ranch dressing/dip
1- Organic fresh fruit tray - to include seasonal berries, melons, fruits, a tropical assortment also welcome
1- Organic fruit bowl - to include organic bananas, plums, apples and pears