Selena Ricks

A sipper of fine spirits and specialty cocktails, Selena Ricks writes and is a former nightlife editor and currently works in PR. She also happens to be friends with some of NYC's finest mixologists.   Selena  is making a real name for herself with all the innovative ideas she has for today's ever-changing cocktail culture.  With a varied background and big plans ahead, Selena Ricks is a name to know. She has loved her time so far in the industry, especially because of all the connections she has made.

Not only is Selena known for her writing, but she it renowned in the New York area for her exceptional events. In 2010, Selena focused on industry parties geared toward New York bartenders and bar professionals, brand-sponsored brunches for New York bloggers and food writers and larger parties for all fans of the cocktail.

You can also read about Selena in an interview written by Sara Gorelick.

Punch Recipes for Halloween and Fall - Selena Ricks - October 2011

Gather your guests around the punch bowl this fall for easy entertaining. Whether you are hosting a spooky Halloween party or simply celebrating the season, these punch recipes will satisfy your guests without forcing you to stand behind the bar all night.

Summer Reading List - Selena Ricks - July 2011

Summertime is all about lounging, and reading a good book while sipping a cool cocktail is a relaxing way to enjoy the season. By now, you may have read all the novels on your summer wishlist, so if you're looking for inspiration, check out these cocktalian tomes now on bookstore shelves. Best to read them with a drink in hand.

Sip and Tell - Selena Ricks - April 2011

Rene Valdez has one of the most coveted jobs around. As Director of Training and Education for Jose Cuervo, he travels the world to educate the thirsty masses on the tasting profiles of Jose Cuervo's robust portfolio. He shares the story of the brand's vast history as the only tequila distillery of significant size that is still run by Mexicans who are all direct decedents of the Cuervo founder of 1758.


What Could Be Better Than Butter and Whisky - Selena Ricks - March 2011

About two years ago, I had my first fat-washed cocktail, a butter-infused concoction made by NYC mixologist Maxwell Britten made with Highland Park whisky.

Quick Fix: Low Calorie Cocktails - Selena Ricks - February 2011

Temperance is a dirty word for most cocktail enthusiasts, but for me, the health benefits of abstaining from alcohol for a few weeks were obvious. After just a week off the sauce, I had a slimmer waist and clearer skin, and that was without making any other drastic changes to my diet or exercise routine...

Warm Winter Cocktails - Selena Ricks - January 2011

The weather outside is frightful, you say? Make it all the more delightful with a comforting cup of your favorite cocktail, served warm.