In the next few weeks The Fussy One will be in it’s 2nd year! Hooray! To mark another year of drinking, traveling and blogging I thought I would put up my stats for last year. For those who are interested below is The Fussy One 2013 annual report. It makes me so happy to see how many new people visited this site last year, even though I didn’t have a chance to work on it as much as I usually like.
Thank you to all my faithful fussy followers, be sure to keep reading this new year! Click on the link to read the stats put together for me by wordpress 🙂
Click here to see the complete report.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Today is officially my 1 year BLOGGERVERSARY!!! WOO HOO!!!! I have been posting for one whole year as of this moment. 🙂
Ironically, this post is not about me so much as it is about my darling partner Greg Bryson
. I wanted to write a little post for him because I am very proud of his achievements this past year also. He has successfully begun running two bar programs (one in Santa Monica and the newest in Venice Beach, California), created a huge selection of new drinks for his cocktail menus and a few weeks ago his St-Germain cocktail recipe was selected as a runner up for the 5th
annual Can Can Classic cocktail competition out of 13,000 applicants.He created a delicious drink recipe called ‘Oaxcan in Paris’ (recipe to come soon)
This morning he received a custom St-Germain roadster bicycle and an accompanying bottle of St-Germain. I am told the bike was featured prominently in the Wall Street Journal, Cool Hunting, WWD, and a score of other publications and is a great looking piece of equipment that i’m super jealous is his! I love St-Germain as a product, it reminds me of Summer in England when I used to drink Elderflower cordial. For those who don’t know, St-Germain is a sweet liqueur crafted in the artisanal French style from elderberry flowers, it is currently made in Paris.
Loving Greg’s bike which has cork handle bars, leather straps to hold a bottle of St.Germain on a road trip and an old fashioned European feel to it. Anyway, here’s me showing off my boyfriend! LOL
Don’t forget to join me for drinks at Hostaria Del Piccolo in Venice tonight to celebrate a day of alcohol related achievements. Hooray!
The Fussy One xx
The Fussy One
- 2oz Rum Blanco
- 3/4oz Lime Juice
- 3/4oz Vanilla syrup
- 3/4oz Fresh Beet juice
Garnish: Lime wheel
Next week sees some big achievements for me. On Monday 28th January I will have been living in the States for 5 years…then on 30th January I will be celebrating my 1st ‘Bloggerversary’. Yep, this little blog will be one year old on Wednesday!
The above drink recipe was created lovingly by my Beverage consultant boyfriend Greg Bryson, as a nod to me…and my fussiness! This drink is nothing short of delicious, and perfectly fits my personality. The use of beet juice gives it an almost healthy taste and vegetive flavors, for some reason the beet reminds me of carrots at times too. When Greg first met me (read about me) I would never have eaten a vegetable by choice, so incorporating it in a drink with my namesake is pretty smart and somewhat amusing.
This drink has everything I love combined. It has Rum as the base (my favorite), it’s Sweet, Strong, Pink, Fruity and Girly. (Add a dash of crazy and it would be describing my personality!)
In essence this drink could be described as a Vanilla Beet Daiquiri, but I prefer to call it by it’s new name… “The Fussy One” 🙂
Head on down to Greg’s new Venice location of Hostaria Del Piccolo on Wednesday for a drink to celebrate. Greg will be making this recipe as well as loads of his other creations, it’s going to be a fun night.
A big thanks to all my readers, keep following and commenting. I love your suggestions and feedback!
Here’s to many more years of eating, drinking and blogging…
The Fussy One xx