Monthly Archives: January 2013

This Girl’s Thursday Threads: Super Bowl Party Attire!

We are very excited to announce our new blog series titled, “This Girl’s Thursday Threads.” Our expert Sara Neal will offer fashion tips, spotlight the latest trends, and provide guidance for parties with an unavoidable theme…like the Super Bowl!  Now … Continue reading

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Welcome Our Newest Team Member!

Tomorrow we will launch a new semi-monthly blog series called “This Girl’s Thursday Threads” with a focus on what’s fashionable when you’re out on the town. We love Sara’s style, her San Francisco boutique, and all her fashionable wisdom. Here’s … Continue reading

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Dude Approved Super Bowl Sunday Shopping List

If we’re being really honest with each other, and I think we usually are, it’s fair to say that there won’t be too many groups watching the Super Bowl made up entirely of women. We are NOT being sexist or … Continue reading

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Go Super Bowl Accessory Crazy!

Sunday is the day when you get to bust out all that football paraphernalia you’ve been storing since your last Super Bowl party. And this is the week that you get to treat your inner QB to a few new … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Whiskey Cocktails

Don’t miss the drinks we created for BevMo! using The Original Moonshine Clear Corn Whiskey and Bulleit Rye American Whiskey. I think you may enjoy the recipes for a Pomegranate Whiskey and a Whiskey Sour with grilled sweet n’ sour. … Continue reading

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3-Ingredient Cocktails: Hangar 1 Lime & Sour

Even a mixologist needs to cut corners now and then. That’s when a vodka like Hangar 1 comes into play. The lime taste reminds me of 7Up with half of a fresh lime squeezed in – the party drink of … Continue reading

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Smokin’ Bar Ingredients & Garnishes

I am waaaaay behind on the trend here, maybe years, but I’m finally buying a smoker. Just ordered it. Last weekend I grilled lemons and limes to make a homemade sweeten n’ sour mix while there was a speck of … Continue reading

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Vodka Pomegranate Cocktail

We are taking advantage of pomegranate season and putting the powerful fruit into everything we can, especially cocktails. If you have the time to muddle fresh pomegranate, the texture of the juice will be a little thinner and the taste … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Valentine’s Day Advice

Buy. Her. The. Ring. Gentlemen. Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away and you need to know that your girlfriend is secretly consumed by what’s planned for February 14th.  And so is her mom. And her sister. And all … Continue reading

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Bar & Drink Coasters

Now that the holidays are a distant memory, and you’ve got a Super Bowl party and Valentine’s Day on the horizon, maybe it’s time to switch out the old coasters for a new set with personality. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Basic Bar Bites: Eggplant Parmesan

The Meal: Eggplant Parmesan The Drink: A bottle of pinot noir A slice of eggplant parmesan is the perfect bar appetizer. Add a few more slices, a side of pasta, a little bunch of broccoli florets and you’ve got yourself … Continue reading

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3-Ingredient Cocktails: Vanilla Whiskey Soda

It’s the dead of winter and we’re on a whiskey kick. High proof, low proof, flavored, rye, unaged…the list goes on and on. But let’s keep it super simple with this delicious, slightly sweet cocktail. 2 ounces Basil Hayden’s 80 … Continue reading

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Product Spotlight: Heilala Vanilla

Heilala Vanilla, pronounced hey-la-la, is a new kitchen staple in our household. It’s a cocktail ingredient, a coffee sweetener, a pancake dresser, a greek yogurt desourer (desourer: v to make something not sour), a salad dressing component, a dessert topper, and … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit for A Fresh Low Cal Cocktail

Muddling fruit with vodka is very easy. You don’t even need a muddler (Jocelyn always laughs when I use that word). Just use the tip of a wooden spoon or a meat pounder. Click here for the recipes for the … Continue reading

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A Star-Studded Introduction to Casamigos

By now you may have seen the video of George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Cindy Crawford in bed together. No, it’s not the sizzle reel for their next feature but the promo for their joint business venture: Casamigos. I had … Continue reading

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George Clooney & Rande Gerber Launch CASAMIGOS

Today we get to join the BevMo! team at the Los Angeles launch of George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s new tequila, Casamigos. We cannot wait to taste it, and of course, meet you-know-who. The two men have released this edgy … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Caitlin Stansbury

We are very excited that the fabulous book Wineocology, written by Caitlin Stansbury and Heidi Shink, is now available to wine-o’s across the globe. This book will help you make sense of the volumes of information about wine and even earn … Continue reading

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Naturally Low Calorie Cocktail Classics

This is our blog’s 3rd “New Year” and one request that frequently surfaces in January is for “skinny” drinks. As a rule of thumb, if you stick to 1 to 1.5 ounces of alcohol and use fresh juices as mixers … Continue reading

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Basic Bar Bites: Steak Fajitas

The Meal: Steak Fajitas The Drink: Agave Lime Margaritas The Meat 2 pounds of steak (we asked the Whole Foods butcher for the best option) The Steak Marinade (based on the Joy of Cooking recipe) 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Pick of the Week: OXO’s Beaker Set

OXO Good Grips Mini Measuring Beaker Set was made for the mixologist. For as low at $10.00 you can have the equipment you need to make amazing cocktails in the comfort of your lab…I mean kitchen. A lab coat and … Continue reading

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Home Bar Signage

My big sis and I share the dream of having a full fledged bar in our own homes some day. Whether it’s in our future shared mountain cabin or beach house, this bar will be fully equipped, ready for entertaining … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: How I Got My Bartending Job

Shift after shift I watched the bartenders rake it in as I waited on tables. What really got me was the lunch shift. The bartender had maybe served four customers at the counter, handed over ten or eleven to-go meals, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Ski Cocktail: Toasted Almond

It’s that time of year again. We’re in the mountains enjoying long hours on the slopes. I’ve got my fancy new snowboard, a cute new Burton jacket, and a headache to prove that I’m not as immune to altitude sickness … Continue reading

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Happy 2013!

As we enter another fabulous New Year, we want to wish you all the best in 2013. We love hearing your feedback, your comments, your stories, and your drink requests. Please keep them coming and cheers to the great year … Continue reading

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