Hello From the Cocktail Chicks!
Hail all fellow Cocktailians!
In The Land of Cocktails.com is here. Silly, informative, serious and much, much more. Like a good restaurant it will evolve over time as we learn what the heck we are doing and as we listen to you.
Our web site, internet TV show – I never even know what to call it – was inspired by the book my cousin Lally Brennan (the other Cocktail Chick) and I released a year ago. But it was stirred up, invented and molded by some dear friends of mine in L.A. who are TV producers and writers. Apparently during the writers strike they had too much time on their hands and our book handy. As they made their way through the book (possibly the idea also incubated during one rollicking weekend visit to New Orleans) their crafty little brains began percolating. Never one to pass up a difficult, expensive, and risky undertaking, I was in.
The marvelously mad and talented group is led by my dear longtime pal Georgia Ragsdale who brought along a bevy of creative, experienced, crazy gals that now lead the In The Land of Cocktails gang: Nancylee Myatt, Paige Bernhardt, Angela Hartman and Courtney Rowe. This group inspires me with their zeal for this project and their entrepreneurial hubris. And – they like our drinks!
Next they pulled into our orbit the ladies of Clockwork – Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker who have far too much experience and too many awards creating some of the country’s best websites, including major national retailers, to be putting in the time and effort to make our site slick and functional. But – heh – they liked the cocktails too!
So that’s the Reader’s Digest version of a busy but fun road to the launch of www.inthelandofcocktails.com.
We hope we can be your source for cocktail info, recipes, instruction on cocktail making from our own gang as well as dozens of the foremost authorities on cocktails. Along the way we hope our mini webisodes are both entertaining and practical. But we can’t help but come to you from our own perspective which is a New Orleans perspective. With that as a restaurateur we won’t leave out food, cooking demos, the culture of New Orleans, music – and did we say food?
Welcome – and as we say OogyWaWa!
That’s cheers in Zulu