Cocktail Kingdom

Mariana Velasquez styled these 3 heroic shots for Food & Wine, shot by Antonis Achilleos.  There's a real art to making a dish stand out as the hero shot - it has to be almost perfect because nothing else on the page matters.  Add to the fact that food is a medium involving several senses - taste, sight, smell and touch - and you've got a complex recipe for artistic success.  I can tell you from experience, it pays to spend time on set with Mariana.  That drink tasted as good as it looks!  It's like Mariana always says: "Eat with your eyes."