Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals in Memphis After Party

Memphis's own Cynthia Daniels has created an amazing event to celebrate urban business elites in Memphis. The Top 40 under 40 is just one of the ground breaking events that Cynthia has created for the city of Memphis. Remember Memphis Black Restaurant Week, she did that too!

The Top 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professionals Awards honors African-American in Memphis who offer unique and innovative solutions to social problems, as well as those who shine in their respective professions. This awards gala serves to not only spotlight these remarkable Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals and their outstanding achievements, but to also raise funds and awareness for the initiatives of Cynthia Daniels & Company, a small business founded to bring consciousness in the community through event planning. Now while the awards gala is SOLD OUT, you can still attend the after party. 

Cocktail attire is suggested for the after party. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes because DJSwagg Memphis will be there for the turn up. In addition to that, Hors d'oeuvres will be  provided by Chef Shanon with Chef 4 A Day Catering, and there will be an open bar complete with signature cocktails, 
  Tickets for the after party can be purchase at 40 Under 40 After Party

Congrats to all the award recipients and to Cynthia Daniels for another fabulous job well done. 

Top 40 under 40 urban Elites.

Recipe of the day-Valentine's Day Cocktails

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a great cocktail. As Valentine's Day approaches I have decided to share a few delicious, sexy, and romantic cocktails to help you have a lovely evening. 

Up first a drink made for a Queen

Queen of Hearts

8 oz. Raspberry puree
4 oz. St. Germain Elderflower liqueur 
1 bottle (750ml) Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial Champagne
Fresh Strawberries or Raspberries for garnish
In a small pitcher pour raspberry puree and St. Germain, mix well.
Pour raspberry mixture to fill the bottom of each flute glass, top with Moet Rose Imperial Champagne, garnish with raspberries and serve.
Raspberry puree
In a small saucepan mix 1 cup raspberries, ½ cup sugar, and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Let cool and pour through a fine sieve or strainer into a pitcher. Puree will keep refrigerated up to 1 week.

Love struck
Serves 4
8 oz Roca Patrón Reposado
4 oz Averna Amaro Italian liqueur
2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
4 dashes Orange Bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. Stir and strain into chilled cocktail glasses.
Garnish with orange peel. Enjoy with someone special.

Valentino's Delight

1 1/2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. ruby port, the sweeter the better
1 oz. Kahlua
1 1/2 oz. heavy cream
Ground nutmeg

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add liquids and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a large chilled martini glass. Gently sprinkle nutmeg on top.

Bailey’s Cool Raspberry
2 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream
8-9 raspberries
Crushed ice
Place 4-5 raspberries at the bottom of a rocks glass and lightly muddle them.
Top with crushed ice.
Add Baileys Irish Cream.
Garnish with three speared raspberries.

Enjoy your cocktails and drink responsibly.