GABBY CIRIGLIANO, @THECURLYCUCUMBER, BLOGGER

 

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF:

My name is Gabby Cirigliano. I am a recent Virginia Tech graduate and lover of all things food and outdoors. I live in Stamford, CT and enjoy trying new restaurants and spending my days outside running, hiking or at the beach.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE YOU HAVE COME UP WITH USING AN AJC PRODUCT? WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND IT? 

One of my favorite ways to spend a weekend over the summer is eating brunch outside surrounded by sunshine, great friends and laughter. As the summer winds down, here is one last brunch inspired drink to make at your next gathering to hold onto the summer just a little bit longer.

 

The Summer Bellini

3.0 oz Sofia Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine

1.0 oz Harriet Peacher Stowe

0.5 oz Guava Ginger Ale

 

Combine all ingredients in glass and stir gently. Be careful when combining sparkling wine and peach juice to avoid carbonation overflow. Garnish with either rose petal or ginger cube.

 

WHEN YOU ARE COMING UP WITH NEW RECIPES, DO YOU HAVE A SOURCE(S) FOR INSPIRATION?

I get inspiration from other food bloggers and also from walking around the grocery store. Each time I go grocery shopping, I try to find one item I do not generally buy and try to incorporate it into a meal! It is a fun way to try something new.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BAR, WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK DO YOU RECOMMEND IT, AND WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE CAN A VISITOR EXPECT?

My favorite bar is in Blacksburg, Virginia where I went to college. It is a typical college bar and has been in town forever but is always full of so much energy and spirit. The best time to go is right after a football game!

 

FAVORITE AJC FLAVOR?

Harriet Peacher Stowe