Monthly Archives: April 2013

How to Make Fig Infused Whiskey

Jocelyn and I grew up with a fig tree in our backyard. The feeling of a freshly picked fig is still clear in my mind: the sap from the stem, the sweet flavor punctuated by a hundred seeds, the almost … Continue reading

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Spring Cocktails: How to Make VodkaMelon

Vodkamelon is a fruit we think you’ll enjoy. It doesn’t grow from the ground although we’re working extremely hard on the formula for that seed. In the meantime, here’s an easier formula to get started with: Chop sliced watermelon into … Continue reading

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How to Make Homemade Sweet & Sour

  Homemade sweet and sour is very easy to make and will make a world of difference in your cocktails. We use it all the time (just type homemade sweet & sour into the search box on the right to … Continue reading

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Wedding Day Cocktails for the Bride (and her gals)

Getting married or know someone who is? Here are three cocktails we created for BevMo! that are meant to be enjoyed before the wedding even starts. I remember those few hours before the ceremony that I spent with my mom, … Continue reading

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Spring Cocktails with Basil

Spring is here, summer is coming, and people want to taste that freshness in their drinks. Basil, whether muddled or used as a simple syrup, adds a crisp and quietly sweet flavor to your cocktail. It pairs wonderfully with citruses … Continue reading

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Cocktail News: April 2013

Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep The world’s most exclusive cocktail returns to the Kentucky Derby for the 8th year with a golden touch. 89 total cups are available with a unique set of gold-inspired ingredients including gold-filtered ice, gold-dusted mint leaves, Woodford Gold … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: Bartender vs. Mixologist

What is the difference between a bartender and a mixologist? This question comes up all the time. It’s a trendy topic but ultimately irrelevant. If I would have referred to myself as mixologist during my bartending days, customers would have … Continue reading

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Product Spotlight: Herb Crystals® & Flower Crystals®

We were recently sent a few packages of Herb & Flower Crystals® from a delightful company called Fresh Origins. These little sugar crystals add a hint of flavor and a layer of natural color to your drinks. It’s flavored sugar with natural, good-for-you … Continue reading

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Single Serving Champagne

Before I discovered single-serve sparkling wine, I never kept more than two bottles of chilled Champagne, Prosecco, or Brüt on hand unless I knew we’d be celebrating a special occasion and needed a lot more. And I definitely can’t remember … Continue reading

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This Girl’s YouTube Channel

Today we launch our YouTube Channel! Every week (we’re thinking Tuesdays) we’ll share a new video that highlights a mouthwatering cocktail recipe, a mixology tip, or a basic bartending “how to.” We’d love your feedback and would doubly love your subscription. … Continue reading

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Fireball Whisky Cocktail Recipes

I discovered Fireball Whisky only last summer. At the rate that I’m using it for cocktails, I think that this is a good thing. For more recipes like a Fuzzy Fireball, Fireball Razzyade, and Fireball Cherry Tree, click here. For the … Continue reading

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Spring Cocktails: Rum Berry Crush

I’ve never had so many bottles of rum at the home bar. Aged, dark, white, and spiced rums are finding their way into all sorts of drinks. Judging from conversations I’ve had about rum it seems that people don’t think … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Thursday Threads: Picnics & BBQs

Fashion Alfresco By Sara Neal Candito Spring is in the air. This week has been filled with warm sunshine & blue skies in the city by the bay. I can’t help but fantasize about picnic outings & backyard barbeques in … Continue reading

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Moonshine Whiskey Lemonade

Our love affair with white whiskey continues. To us, this drink signifies the season of picnics, pool parties, and long days at the beach. It will make a great punch too, whether you use a crystal bowl to serve it … Continue reading

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Easy Cocktails: Vodka with Fresh Strawberries

We’re being teased with an 80* day tomorrow but by the kick over the top of the waves in Santa Monica Bay this morning, I’m calling the weather forecaster’s bluff. I’m desperate for 70º days and stayed up until the wee … Continue reading

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Reusable Party Cups?

Up until now, we’ve taken a strong stance against the use of red party cups, unless you live in a dorm, a Greek house, or are throwing a white T themed party. Our position was based on the belief that … Continue reading

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Our Customized Cocktails for DOLE®

I am very excited to share six special cocktails that I’ve created for DOLE® using their delicious frozen single-serve fruit cups and BevMo!’s infinite inventory of cocktail ingredients. The fruit doubles as ice and the recyclable containers serve as your cup, … Continue reading

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Mason Jars = Cocktail Glasses

As you learned last week with our post about the Mason Shaker, mason jars can be put to all sorts of amazing uses. Our favorite way to utilize these beautiful jars is simple: as a vessel for cocktails. We’ve found … Continue reading

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