Monthly Archives: October 2012

More Halloween Drinks in ModernMom Magazine

We have a few more drinks for you in the October issue of ModernMom Magazine. Subscribe to the monthly publication and you’ll have access to our other Halloween recipes and much more than just cocktails (cooking, crafts, parenting, fitness, life … Continue reading

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The Cocktail Menu for Halloween: Option #1

Our Halloween tradition involves several families gathering together for a big pizza dinner, cocktails, and then of course, trick-or-treating. Although the venue this year has changed (we get to host!), the simple dinner and drinks will stay the same. The … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Pick of the Week: HOST Adjustable Aerator

We’ve found the most amazing little device here with Host’s Adjustable Aerator. Those of you who know wine understand that different wines benefit from different lengths of air exposure. Because wines with more tannins typically need more time to breathe, … Continue reading

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Halloween Cocktail Ingredient: Blk Water

In the spirit of Halloween, add a few ounces of blk (pronounced B-L-K) fulvic-enhanced all-natural mineral water to your spiked elixir for a dramatic, festive effect. It is just water and when you use it in a cocktail you have … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: The Perils of Intextication

Early on in my bartending days I heard a story about a bartender who took the keys of a customer that was so drunk he could barely stand. While the bartender was calling a cab, the customer said he was … Continue reading

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Blackberry Vodka Sour

It’s October here in LA and 95 degrees. I’m trying to get in the mindset of the rest of country by making drinks to match the season, but I’ve got one foot in summer and the other in fall. I’m … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: Los Angeles Costume Ball

On Wednesday, October 31st starting at 8:00 PM, fans of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick can gather in costumes to experience an exclusive preview of the director’s scripts, set models, movie wardrobes, props, and items spanning his successful career. Party the … Continue reading

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Weekend In Wine Country

This past weekend was my first trip to the Napa Valley wine country. I’ve been to other wine regions in Cali but never to Napa, which made me feel like a painter who had never seen the Louvre, or a … Continue reading

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What Your Drink Says About You

Written By Guest Writer Anna Leslie We’ve all had those moments where we’ve watched our friend order something unusual or out of character at a bar to try and a) impress the bartender, b) impress their date or c) just … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead Corkscrew

Purchase this wine opener for Halloween, for Cinco de Mayo, or to satisfy your dark side. It’s a steel, old-school style corkscrew that was cleverly (and creepily)  designed by Ariel Rojo and Stephanie Suarez for Kikkerland in a competition with North America’s … Continue reading

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Vampyre Vodka

The bad news is that this gloriously red vodka tastes like nothing. The good news is that it tastes like nothing. You won’t be wedded to sickly syrupy drinks and can actually still enjoy a vodka soda or martini without the … Continue reading

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