Monthly Archives: November 2012

Non-Fiction Friday: A Memorable Introduction to Wine

I experienced my first sip of wine at the luxury hotel El Minzah, located in the heart of Tangier, Morocco. I was sitting at dinner with my best friend Jenn who was an international traveler well before this celebratory college graduation … Continue reading

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10 Holidays Trends via Miz Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker put out their list of the top ten holidays trends this season and we’re very impressed with what a company pushing 100 deems trendy. Our favorites are the Chocolate Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake with bitters and the Sparkling Ginger … Continue reading

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Agave Peach Cocktail

Yesterday we raved about our new favorite liqueur, Mariposa, and continued to create new cocktail recipes with it. Today’s drink would be delicious at any moment but served as punch at a holiday brunch could be the perfect setting. Agave … Continue reading

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Mariposa Agave Nectar Liqueur

This agave liqueur is so good that you can drink it chilled straight, add it to ice tea, or mix it with the spirit of your choice. For the past two weeks I’ve used Mariposa to replace triple sec in … Continue reading

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Holiday Glassware Courtesy of Etsy

In a search for some interesting tumblers I found a treasure trove of beautiful, hand-crafted glasses on the crafty website Etsy. All of the glasses I found were reasonably priced, completely different from anything I’d seen in a store, and … Continue reading

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The Hottest Drink Trends? The Classics

Click here to jump over to the BevMo! blog where I share recipes for some of the most popular drinks on the cocktail scene today. You might be surprised by how familiar they are. And your grandfather will be thrilled … Continue reading

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Daring Tumblers or Just an Obscene Price?

The Barneys catalog arrived today and instead of immediately recycling it like I usually do, I took at peek at all the $3,500 containers for lip gloss, pens, loose change, bobby pins, bubble gum, and credit cards, commonly referred to … Continue reading

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Eggnog & Rum Cocktail

I’ve barely made a dent in my carton of eggnog and it doesn’t expire until January. This means I’ll have time to create enough eggnog cocktails for every holiday season through the next decade (not entirely sure this is good … Continue reading

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New York Mouth… Customized Gifts Galore

Here are the possible scenarios: You were supposed to bring the pies and unfortunately scraping them off the passenger side floor mat won’t cut it. You’re the asshole who forgot to bring a hostess gift because you drank it. You … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Vanilla Whiskey Cocktail

I live in Southern California in a home that is only 30 years old, yet somehow each morning it feels like we accidentally left the roof off all night. I run to the heater, crank it up, and run back … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar

Jump over to BevMo!’s new blog to read about how to set up the perfect Bloody Mary bar. Besides providing your guests with an amazing cocktail, you’ll keep them busy and out of the kitchen. Win win! No related posts.

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Warm Eggnog Cocktail

The busyness of the day is winding down, the heater has just been cranked up, and the kids are occupying themselves with something other than your constant attention. It’s time to carve out 20 minutes for yourself (that’s all you … Continue reading

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Fireball Whisky = Liquid Candy

Remember when you were a kid and couldn’t wait to be an adult? Fireball Whisky is one of the many (MANY) benefits of being on the grown-up side of 21. Growing up, the snack shop at my Bobby Sox softball … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Pomegranates are in season and an excellent addition to more cocktails than I have time to drink (shocking, right?). And besides the fresh, bitter sweet juice to use as an ingredient, there is also a delicious pomegranate liqueur called Pama … Continue reading

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BevMo! Launches New Blog Today

A huge congratulations to BevMo! on the launch of their new blog, BevMo! Tasting Room. The new site will feature daily posts about wine, beer, cocktails, and even cooking recipes for easy entertaining. Jordan is thrilled to be involved as … Continue reading

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A Sweet’N Low Cocktail for the Holidays

Hear me out. I’ll admit that adding a sweetener to a cocktail sounds unusual but with all the low calorie, skinny, and diet spirits and alcoholic mixers out there, Sweet’N Low could be the original formula for a skinny cocktail. It’s … Continue reading

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Product Spotlight: Karlsson’s Gold

We were lucky enough to use Karlsson’s Gold during our shoot for Setting the Bar and it has turned up in many of our cocktails ever since. It’s a Swedish vodka and family-made from fine Virgin New Potatoes, a tender heirloom … Continue reading

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We’re Featured on Bourbon Babe!

We are very excited to be featured on Carla Carlton’s popular Bourbon Babe Blog today in an exclusive interview. Click on over to Carla’s blog to read it and subscribe to her tumblr feed once you’re there. You’ll gain an … Continue reading

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Current Events: Inglewood Open Studios

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A Game You Will LOVE: Pub Trivia

Last weekend family taco night turned into an impromptu game night. I’m usually not a huge fan of trivia games because quite frankly I’m terrible at them. I loved school and did well in college, but ask me for hard … Continue reading

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Shop With True Fabrications!

Clearly we are fans of True Fabrications and have been ever since we stocked up on their “Wine More” gift bags last year. Their collection of products are some of the most clever and humorous and and unique gift ideas we’ve … Continue reading

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The Presidential Election of 2012

The battle is on and it is fierce. Here are the drinks we’re serving tonight. It could be a long one. There’s a story behind these ingredients but I don’t have time. Got to get back to CNN to see … Continue reading

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A Sweet & Spicy Homemade Bloody Mary Mix

I’m constantly hunting for great Bloody Mary recipes and pre-made mixes. My criteria for a good batch is simple. It should be savory, spicy, tomato or brick red, and almost chewable. Preferably I’d like the heat to be intense enough … Continue reading

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Beer Glass Binge

Hooray! It’s November! No more Halloween radio ads, candy corn inspired drinks, or gelatin cocktails. It’s time for some serious libations, full-bodied wines, and craft beer. So on that note, we’re stocking up on a fresh supply of beer glasses. … Continue reading

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Next Vacation Destination: Bourbon Country

People often talk about the pleasures of visiting wine country. I was in Napa a few weekends ago and cannot wait to go back to those long country roads and rolling green hills leading to and encompassing breath-taking wineries. But … Continue reading

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