Diana Yen

Diana Yen is founder of The Jewels of New York, a food styling and consulting studio that combines the love of cooking with the beauty of everyday things.
Recipe: Spiked Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
On cool fall days, there’s nothing like a splash of spiced creamer for your coffee or after-dinner cocktail. And if you’re still riding the iced coffee train on the last of these lingering warm days, this creamer will be must-have too. This homemade pumpkin spice creamer, spiked with bourbon and flavored with pumpkin purée and spices, turns coffee into an after-dinner treat.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Layered Candy Corn Punch
Nothing says fall and Halloween like classic candy corn. If you are a fan of these fun striped candies, this is the perfect cocktail for you. It pays homage to these delightful little treats with a colorful layered combination of juice, booze, and cream that transforms into a tropical punch when poured. You might be wondering if you have to be a skilled mixologist to create the layers in this colorful punch. Fear not — the secret ingredient is actually gelatin!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Swamp Monster Sherbet Punch
Murky, green, and swampy, this punch is sure to conjure up monstrous images of Swamp Thing. If this creepy-looking cocktail has your tastebuds worried, don’t fret — the spooky green coloring comes from tangy lime sherbet, so it’s a hit for ice cream-lovers (basically everyone). This party-friendly punch is spiked with vodka and makes a huge batch to power your fright fest. It only takes a few minutes to toss together, so mix it just as the guests and ghouls start to arrive.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Glow-in-the-Dark Jello Shots
Is there anything that spells party more than glow-in-the-dark jello shots? When lit up by a black light in the dark, these spooky shots look like a mad scientist whipped them up in a laboratory. You might think that this requires some spooky alchemy, but the secret ingredient is so simple and easy: tonic water, which contains quinine that lights up under UV light. This jello shot is a twist on the classic gin and tonic with a hint of lime juice and splash of rosewater for a floral finish.
May 1, 2019
5 Gloriously Spooky Drinks and Cocktails for Halloween
Halloween is here and it’s time to turn up the campy factor. We can’t think of a better way to do that than by dressing up your drinks! In this collection of spooky cocktails and punches, the Halloween kitsch is dialed all the way up — because what other time of year gives you the green light to shoot glow-in-the dark gin-and-tonic jello shots, serve a boozy swamp punch, or sip on a tropical pitcher drink that looks like a giant candy corn?
May 1, 2019