Monthly Archives: May 2013

Summer Drinks: Watermelon Rum Soda & Spiced Blueberry Cocktail

Sometimes we create drinks that were made to be served in a mason jar. Here are two summer cocktails we created for BevMo! that seem to fit right in with afternoon picnics and BBQs. Both cocktails require a white rum … Continue reading

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Summer Drinks: Mango Vodka Cocktail Recipe

In today’s video we feature an incredible mango vodka cocktail recipe that includes blueberry simple syrup and cinnamon. I had to remake it today because unfortunately at the end of the video shoot we drank all the supplies before photographing … Continue reading

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Cocktail Video: Mango Blueberry Martini (we think)

The name of this drink is up for grabs, so we challenge you to make this cocktail and name it. It’s ridiculously good and perfect for warm weather entertaining. Click on the photo or here to watch the video. Happy … Continue reading

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Hard Lemonade (with Raspberry!) Cocktail Recipe

I’ll admit it was a hot day, which is why the container of raspberry lemonade sitting inside the refrigerated juice shelf of the fruit and vegetable aisle at the supermarket looked like it was begging to be combined with a … Continue reading

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The 6 Best Mixology Tools for Summer

I use these tools every single day. They make the entire process of making drinks easy and quick. The products you see here all came from a Sur la Table which is right near my house, but you can find … Continue reading

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Drink Video: Frozen Strawberry Vodka Cocktail Recipe

Watch our how-to video to make this drink! Use vodka, strawberry simple syrup, and frozen strawberries to make this wonderful summer cocktail. Add a little blue curaçao at the end and you’ve got yourself a festive patriotic cocktail. Need to … Continue reading

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Low Calorie Summer Cocktails with Dole®

We’re heading into summer here and shedding the bulky sweaters for lighter, more revealing clothing. SWIM SUITS! Men and women at beaches, pools, and lakes across the country will be pleased to know that we’ve partnered up with BevMo! and Dole® … Continue reading

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Creative Entertaining: Cantaloupe + Vodka + Salt

Serve your friends this delicious treat as an appetizer, side dish, or dessert. It doesn’t take much time to prepare and the final product is so rewarding that you’ll find yourself making this tasty cantaloupe vodka snack even when you … Continue reading

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Patriotic Cocktails: Red White & Blue Jell-O Shots

I don’t know what it is about vodka Jell-O shots but they make everyone so dang happy. I’m being serious. This weekend, stand by your front door to greet your guests with a tray full of these and you’ll witness … Continue reading

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The Spare Room – Old Hollywood Style

Step into the Spare Room at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California and you’ve stepped back in time to the Prohibition Era. It’s not just the decor but the people there who make you feel like you’ve walked onto the … Continue reading

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Cocktail News: May 2013, Week 4

Jordan Named Drink Expert for Answers.com There’s a real person behind those wiki answers, and for Answers.com drinks it’s your very own This Girl: Jordan Catapano. Jordan will be covering topics ranging from how-to’s, recipes, the history behind certain drinks … Continue reading

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Camarena Knows Tools for the Margarita

We recently received a package from Camarena Tequila called the “Tipple Tool Kit.” When a big part of the current mixology trend includes molecular gastronomy, reconfigured soda stream bottles, and thousand dollar martini shakers, it’s nice to know there’s a … Continue reading

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Beautiful Cocktails: Raspberry Vodka with Mint

Summer is here and nothing is tastier than a fruity cocktail. With this one we cheated a little bit by not using raspberry simple syrup to flavor plain vodka, and going straight to raspberry flavored vodka. You’ll enjoy either version- … Continue reading

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Tuaca, Born Again

  Tuaca was always that bottle that sat on the top shelf of the bar, undisturbed. Once in a while someone would order it, but that person was usually my grandfather’s age. Well, Tuaca wised up and refreshed their image … Continue reading

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Jordan Interviewed by Zane Lamprey!

Today I was very excited to be interviewed by Zane Lamprey of “Three Sheets” fame on his current show, Drinking Made Easy. The topic of discussion centered around my creation of cocktails for two of my favorite companies, BevMo! and … Continue reading

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How the Make Patriotic Sangria

Memorial Day is shared with family and friends and filled with lots of great food and delicious drinks. This white wine sangria tastes amazing and is a festive table center piece. Ingredients (serves 10-12) 2 bottles white wine 2 cups … Continue reading

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3 Tips For a Successful Picnic

The good weather is here. Time to move the meals outside to take advantage of sunny skies and barefoot dining. Many people find the entire process of picnicking relaxing and hassle free, contrary to what they’ve imagined. Here are a … Continue reading

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Bartending Basics: The Cherry Pitter

Cherries are in season and the only thing keeping some people from using cherries as an ingredient in their cocktail is the darn pit. But you no longer have to worry about that. We’ve found the Leifheit 37200 Cherrymat Cherrystone … Continue reading

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Jell-O Shots for Mother’s Day? $#!%@ Yeah

Maybe mom needs to get in touch with her inner party girl on Mother’s Day. Maybe mom needs to remember what it was like back before the kiddo’s (obviously less happier times). Maybe mom understands that Mother’s Day usually ends … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Menu – Download!

Throwing a Mother’s Day breakfast, brunch, or lunch? Offer these three crowd-pleasing cocktails on our predesigned menu for an extra special touch. Mimosa Bloody Mary Bailey’s & Coffee Print it out for .99¢ to frame, tack to your refrigerator, or … Continue reading

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Dessert Cocktails: Happy Hour Shake

Happy Hour Shake! 2 ounces milk 2 ounces Kahlua 2 scoops vanilla ice cream 1 large scoop peanut butter Put all of the ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth. Garnish with whip cream! Watch it here on Vine: … Continue reading

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The Best Gifts for Mother’s Day 2013

Mama needs something special. Here’s a bit of what we want, and what our mom will get.  The Homemade Gin Kit This gift is for the woman who is part crafting goddess, part nuclear physicist. The kit comes with everything … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Cocktails: White Grapefruit & Gin

There are so many beautiful gin bottles on the market right now that will make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day. For those of you who are wrapping-present challenged, it’s a gift that doesn’t even need wrapping. Heck- we’ll go … Continue reading

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Cocktails for Mother’s Day: Blueberry Mint Crush

The cocktails you serve on Mother’s Day should be flat out gorgeous. We’ve got several to share with you this week that will upstage cards and bouquets, and leave mom feeling extra special (and maybe a little buzzed). Ingredients 2 … Continue reading

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Downloadable Cinco de Mayo Margarita Menu

Throwing a Cinco de Mayo party today? Offer these three Margaritas on this predesigned menu. Print it out for .99¢ to frame, tack to your refrigerator, or post on your front door. Menu includes: Classic Margarita Raspberry Margarita Frozen Strawberry … Continue reading

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