Monthly Archives: September 2012

Our New Website is Here!

We are beyond thrilled to debut our new website this week! Our visitors can finally stay in one place while reading the blog, buying books and accessories, watching cocktail videos, learning about upcoming events, and leaving us comments and questions. … Continue reading

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Fig & Thyme Cocktail

The figs I brought home this week were extremely tender, unusually sweet, and provided the inspiration for a few Fall cocktails. Here’s one for today: Fig & Thyme Cocktail3 ounces vodka1 ounce simple syrupSqueeze of lemon4 dashes orange bittersFresh, organic … Continue reading

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The Taste Test: Blue Ice Multi Grain Vodka

We had the opportunity to share Blue Ice Multi Grain Vodka with friends this week and it was a hit. Let’s just start with the fact that it’s made in America and considered multi grain. If that doesn’t get you feeling … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Basic Bar Bites: Jambalaya

Prepare this meal when you’re in a pinch for time or want to guarantee yourself some leftovers. I’ve adapted this Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya recipe from Cooking Light Magazine and will make if for casual family dinners and pot lucks.   … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Pick of the WEEK: Hi*Ball Sparkling Water

This soda slash energy drink was discovered Saturday on the sidelines of a 5-year-old’s AYSO soccer game. It’s definitely an unusual place to see a mom drinking from a can with the same name as the popular cocktail glass called … Continue reading

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Raspberry Lemonade Whiskey

This is a very simple drink to make, especially if you buy the pre-made, store-bought lemonade that I did. Otherwise you can create a homemade mix with equal parts fresh lemons, raspberries, sugar, and water. Using clear corn whiskey makes … Continue reading

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Lost Feedburner Subscribers

Dear Email Readers,Due to an error with Feedburner, all subscriptions have been lost. We hope that Feedburner fixes this problem on their end soon and that on Monday our blog post is delivered to your email box once again. This … Continue reading

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Mixology 101: Strawberry Simple Syrup

This strawberry simple syrup tastes like the fresh version of the syrup that accompanies frozen sweetened strawberries. I like to add it to vodka and bourbon drinks, but you can always use it as a regular syrup over pancakes, ice … Continue reading

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Strawberry & Blueberry Whiskey Cocktail

My rum and gin has been pushed to the back of the bar for a break while we focus on whiskey, scotch, and bourbon. I can’t yet shake the desire to include fresh fruit yet, so for the rest of … Continue reading

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The Menu for Fall Mixology Parties

Fall seems to be nowhere in the air here in Southern California but that hasn’t stopped dozens of people from landing at our blog after conducting “Halloween drinks” and “candy-corn martini” searches. We have several private mixology parties lined up … Continue reading

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Clementine Vanilla Cocktail

I don’t know if it’s the heat here or the endless supply of clementines in my fruit basket that have me on a mission to find cool, refreshing citrus drinks. Clementines are so sweet you can basically add them to … Continue reading

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Setting The Bar: Filming Has Started!

Amanda & Crew Filming for the cocktail-themed show Setting The Bar has started! Jordan will be co-producing this fun series with Amanda Salem, her cocktail video partner for the AOL Patch series you may have seen. Last week the crew … Continue reading

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End of Summer – PICNIC STIX

One of my favorite memories from last summer was enjoying an outdoor concert in the grass at the Huntington Library lawn in Pasadena, CA. Everyone brought lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and a stash of goodies including wine. If only I … Continue reading

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End of Summer Picnic – STACKED WINES

I’m sorry, but this product is genius. GENIUS! Stacked Wines has come up with a wine bottle comprised of four individual glass servings of wine (187ml), all stacked up on each other, perfect for a party of four, a picnic or … Continue reading

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End of Summer Picnic – CORKCICLE

Our friend Beth introduced us to Corkcicle, a useful gadget that helps keep your white wines chilled from the inside of the bottle. Say you’re entertaining outdoors, and rather than hauling a bucket of ice with you, simply insert this … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’s Pick of the WEEK

There are skid marks from my shopping cart on the Whole Foods floor where I first spotted Tommy’s Famous Maragarita Mix. I’m constantly hunting for a store-bought mix that can rival a homemade batch of sweet n’ sour. This one … Continue reading

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15 Tips for Planning the Bar… at your Wedding

Not too long ago I discussed these wedding tips during a Twitter party with BevMo. But my recent conversation with a dear friend about her wedding this Fall made me remember how much planning goes into a wedding, and many … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for The Taste of Los Angeles

Jocelyn & Jordan On Saturday night we went to one segment of The Taste, an annual event sponsored by The Los Angeles Times. Jocelyn and I always have a blast together, even when the function we’re attending isn’t topping our “Best … Continue reading

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