As Shown Above (top left to bottom right): Jacques Lucite Coffee Table by Jonathan Adler, Jack Cocktail Table by Arteriors Home, Santiago Iron Cocktail Table — Burnt Brass by Arteriors Home, Zena Oval Cocktail Table by Arteriors Home
Whether looking for a cocktail or coffee (table that is), it is more than acceptable to go with a bold piece! This is the focal point of conversation when entertaining and sitting at your sofa and accent chairs. Brass is a versatile classic look to aid in blending other metals in a room. When paired with mirror, Lucite or glass they take on a shining personality! Brass has a warm feeling, like the piece is a collectible in your family for years.
- The Jacques Lucite Collection also offers an Etagere and a 2-Tier Table
- The Zena Collection also offers a Side Table and a Room Screen
- Santiago comes in a Side Table
Now, for something delightful to serve on your delicious table! Below is a mind-blowing brassy recipe we found by Chef Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster in Harlem. Move over Mimosa and Bloody Mary, there is a new brunch beverage in town! BACON BOURBON COCKTAIL!
(above photo & recipe courtesy of marcussamuelsson.com)
- 1/2 bottle (375 ml) bourbon
- 5 strips bacon
- 1 carton blackberries
- Bitters of your choice
1. Cook the bacon in a medium-sized skillet and reserve 11/2 ounces of rendered fat. Pour the bourbon in a glass container and add in the bacon fat.
2. Let stand at room temperature for at least 4 hours. Place the container in the freezer until the fat is solidified at the top.
3. Skim off fat with a slotted spoon and strain the bourbon into a separate glass container using a fine strainer. I recommend using a coffee filter to get the clearest bourbon.
1. With a lemon juicer, squeeze the blackberries until you have 1 ounce of juice (8–10 blackberries).
2. Muddle 4–5 blackberries in a rocks glass and fill with ice. Add 2 ounces of bourbon, 1 ounce of blackberry juice, 2 teaspoons of honey and 2 dashes of bitters.
3. Stir and garnish with blackberries and a bacon swizzle stick.
Cheers, you brassy thing you!