Photos by Kelly Lovemonster and Caitlin Donohue
Thank y’all for rolling through the AHDM4U Heartthrob Issue Release Party! Needless to say, it was the cutest. Special thanks are in order to our celebrity bartender Crystal Sykes who mixed up a delicious Mongolian Heartthrob — a Soyombo Vodka punch (recipe below.) Performance artist and drag celeb Mica Sigourney a.k.a. VivvyAnne ForeverMORE graced us with a thought-provoking piece about parking lots and various drugs. Burlesque dancer Kitty Von Quim dazzled us with her hips, and DJ and visual artist Primo Pitino curated the psychedelic sounds and amazing cat art solo show that set the tone for the party at Alley Cat Bookstore. City Hall babe Sunny Angulo captured the first AHDM4U Reader’s Choice contest — she won an interview with AHDM4U on how amazing she is. Missed out? We captured a lot of the cuteness for you below.
Thanks again to our sponsor Soyombo Vodka, the only premium vodka produced in Mongolia. Hey, why not try Crystal Sykes Heartthrob Soyombo Vodka punch at your next shindig?
~ recipe by Crystal Sykes ~
1 liter ginger beer
500 ml apple juice
500 ml vanilla vodka (more or less depending on taste)
4 limes (2 juiced, 2 cut into wedges)
1 apple (thinly sliced)
1 piece ginger (peeled and thinly sliced)
vanilla extract (a couple of drops)
black walnut bitters (a couple of drops according to taste)
As for preparation: just throw all ingredients (except slices of fruit/ginger) in a large punch bowl and stir. Add ice to chill punch. Add fruit and ginger slices. Serve immediately.