Monthly Archives: June 2012

THIS GIRL’S Basic Bar Bites: Chicken with Bourbon Peach Butter

Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Bourbon-Peach ButterSource: Cooking Light Ultimate Chicken CookbookTinkered With: NoStart-2-Finish Time: 6 hoursDeliciousness: 2/5 Stars If you love sweet sauces, then this recipe is for you. For me it was missing even a hint of bourbon, and … Continue reading

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Weeknight Wine Party with ZinZig

Wednesday night my neighbors and I gathered together for an evening of amazing wine, gourmet cheese, and a game of ZinZig. I have one fabulous group of girlfriends who are ready to rally at a moment’s notice, even at 8:00 PM … Continue reading

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Summer Cocktails : A Simple Mezcal Mix

During the summer I often find myself as a spontaneous hostess. Neighbors will come by for a late afternoon swim, my sister and I will end up working well into the evening, or my husband will call ahead to say … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’s Hot Pick of the WEEK: Govino Glasses

Everything you need to know about this glass is in the name: Govino: Go Anywhere Wine Glass. Completely shatterproof, it’s beyond perfect for your next pool party, roof-top fiesta, or lakeside picnic because it’s made out of plastic and has … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Basic Bar Bites: Guacamole

When it comes to the perfect appetizer, guacamole may be it. Served with some salted tortilla chips and a good Margarita, it’s a dish that’s appropriate for the most casual or sophisticated gathering. This recipe was passed along to me … Continue reading

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Baby Shower Cocktails!

Written by Guest Writer Lauren Wallace Serving alcohol at a baby shower can be a delicate matter.  Approval from the mommy-to-be is a must, and if she would prefer to forgo the booze, think about crafting one of these.  BUT, … Continue reading

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Angel’s Envy Bourbon Drink

Angel’s Nectar2 ounces Angel’s Envy bourbon1 tablespoon organic agave syrup1 tablespoon lemon juice1/2 teaspoon ginger juiceGinger peel to marinate and garnish Mix this drink well and chill with an ice cube or two. It’s perfect for a night when you … Continue reading

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Wedding Drinks for Today’s BevMo Twitter Party!

Remember to join in today between 12:00 and 1:00 PST as @BevMo and I (@GirlWalksIn2Bar) discuss the best tips for your wedding reception! Here are a few drinks to start: Blushing Bride2 ounces Voli Vodka2 ounces MIXT All Natural Pomegranate MartiniSplash … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: BevMo Twitter Party This Wednesday

If you’re planning a wedding then you know that decisions about the bar have a big impact on the quality of your event. Is an open bar a must? How many spirits should be served and how do you plan … Continue reading

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La Costa Resort: San Diego

One of the best Bloody Marys I’ve had to date was poolside at La Costa Resort in San Diego. It was so perfectly made that once I finished it, I left my book, my sunshine, and even my flip-flops to … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: Bad Bar Design = A Downer

Working in this bar would piss me off too. Seriously. Look at it. Going to work every day means going to battle with a 4x4x4x4 shelving unit in the middle of your office. I sat down at the corner of … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Basic Bar Bites

Recipe: Chicken SpaghettiSource: Cooking Light Ultimate Chicken CookbookTinkered With: YesStart-2-Finish Time: 1.5 hoursDeliciousness: 5/5 Stars For the first recipe in our new Basic Bar Bites series, this is no quickie. But you can save on the actual cooking time by making … Continue reading

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Ginger Drop Cocktail

Ginger Drop2 ounces vodka1 ounce homemade sweet and sour1/2 ounce triple sec1/2 ounce ginger juiceSugared rim Mix ingredients together and shake hard with ice. Strain into a martini glass and serve. Subscribe to our blog or follow us on Facebook and Twitter! No … Continue reading

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Bar Review: West in the Hotel Angeleno

The expression tossed around town when this old Holiday Inn was transformed into a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel was “pig with lipstick.” Located smack next to one of LA’s busiest transportation arteries and forever tied to the infamous polyhedron shape, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: American Museum of Natural History

Photo by James Carrier June 13th at 6:30 PM the American Museum of Natural History in New York will host their Adventures in the Global Kitchen series on the Arthur Ross Terrace. Rum expert Jeff “Beachbum” Berry will guide guests … Continue reading

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Mixology 101: Mint Simple Syrup

Of all the simple syrups you’ll make, this one lends itself the best to an abundance of cocktails. Add it to bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin…virtually every spirit, and you’ve got the beginnings of a great drink. Ingredients 1 container or … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Pick of the WEEK: HOST Deluxe Aerator

In my quest to find simpler ways to allow my hard-earned evening glass of wine to breathe, I’ve discovered HOST’s Deluxe Aerator and Pourer distributed by True Fabrications. The aesthetics and sophistication of a crystal decanter is unquestionably a lovely addition to … Continue reading

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Mango Tango Mocktail with Plum Organics

For you ladies planning a baby shower, or you gents who get the evil eye from your pregnant wife every time you pour yourself a cocktail, this drink will make all parties happy. Try this same recipe with different fruit … Continue reading

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2012 Saveur Magazine Blog Awards party

Winners and finalists for Saveur Magazine’s annual Best Food Blog Awards convened in New York City on Thursday night to celebrate great culinary writing, food photography, cooking videos, and recipes. This group of bloggers and a smattering of photographers, journalists, … Continue reading

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