Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Best Frozen Strawberry Margarita Cocktail Recipe

We’re basking in the glow of summer. Actually this is a lie. We’re hot, pissed off, and thirsty. Luckily there’s something to fix all three problems at once and it’s called a Frozen Strawberry Margarita. Make this drink, find some … Continue reading

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Pineapple Mojito Cocktail Recipe

This summer cocktail recipe will take you about 15 minutes to make at the most (I’d say ten but I don’t want you to rush and chop off your hand). Make sure your pineapple is very ripe so that it’s … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Cocktail Recipes

    On any given day you can find a farmers market within a ten mile radius of my front door. This gives me no excuse not to incorporate the freshest and best ingredients into the cocktails I’m making at … Continue reading

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Success for the Galley Girl’s Reunion & Fundraiser!

If you missed the event in Santa Monica on Sunday at the The Galley Restaurant and Bar, here’s a snippet of what took place:   Thanks to everyone who came to the 1st annual Galley Girl reunion and who contributed … Continue reading

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Atypical Pink Drinks for Your Summer Parties

These are serious pink drinks that are far from frilly. The complex flavors of the simple syrups perfectly compliment the smoothness of the Patrón Tequila.  The taste of these cocktails is light and well suited for a midday or afternoon … Continue reading

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A Skinny and Post-Workout Cocktail? YES!

This week we created two cocktails for BevMo! that we like to think of being on the calorie-conscious side of things. The first uses Voli Light Lemon Vodka and the second has bananas and peanut butter. What’s your excuse?! Click on … Continue reading

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Summer Mocktail Recipes: Lemon Grapefruit Soda

When you’re in the mood for a festive beverage without any wine or spirits in the recipe, a mocktail fits the bill. It’s important for the mocktail to taste great and to look a little fancier than a regular glass … Continue reading

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Ways to Stay Trim with Summer Cocktails!

If you’re wondering about ways to stay trim during the summer months while still enjoying a good cocktail, I’ve got a few suggestions for how to do it. Jump over to my Answers.com article, Gaining Weight Through Alcohol, and learn a … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice 2013 Cocktail Recipes

    We wanted a visually stunning drink to capture the beauty of the Southern California sky on the longest day of the year. We’re not going to let a second of daylight go to waste, which means making the … Continue reading

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Dude Approved: Jefferson’s Bourbon

Recently we gave a bottle of Jefferson’s Bourbon to our good friend Dean to try. We like to get a man’s perspective on our blog and thought that he’d be up to the challenge. Well, we asked the right guy … Continue reading

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Our Favorite So Cal Patrón Tequila Cocktail Recipes

Jocelyn and I grew up in San Diego and the Latin influence in our family’s cuisine was strong. We loved eating fresh fruit sprinkled with pico de gallo seasoning, a spice made of chili pepper, lemon salt, and sugar. We … Continue reading

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Review of Fabio Viviani’s New Cookbook

On Saturday I was excited to meet Fabio Viviani and hear about his new cookbook, Fabio’s Italian Kitchen. Actually, “hear” isn’t the right word because he cooked for us too – three delicious selections from his book, which he says … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Cocktail Recipes

You woke up this morning in a panic because you have no gift for Dad. You want to give him something creative, imaginative, and unusual. Today we shared a couple recipes on the BevMo! blog that are sure to meet … Continue reading

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How to Make a Coconut Cup!

If you’d like to serve a cocktail out of a coconut, it’s easier than you may think! Most coconuts come with a blade line around the center of the fruit, almost like an equator. If you smash along that line, … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Drinks with Patrón Tequila

Sunday is Dad’s special day and we’ll be living it up with a Father’s Day brunch. It probably involves a little viewing of the PGA’s major golf tournament, the US Open, but as long as Dad is happy, we’re happy. … Continue reading

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Jelly Donut Cocktail Recipe

Once you’ve tasted 360 Glazed Donut Vodka, there is no going back. It’s insanely sweet and ridiculously delicious. For Father’s Day, we came up with a Jelly Donut Cocktail. If you’re like us, it’s nearly impossible to pass up a … Continue reading

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The 6 Best Gifts for Father’s Day 2013

Father’s Day is this Sunday and we’ve rounded up the best gifts for dad. Some of our suggestions are highfalutin and others are just silly fun. We know that dads are guys who are happy just getting a card, but … Continue reading

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3 Summer Fireball Whisky Cocktail Recipes

Fireball Whisky is taking the world by storm…or maybe we should say by cinnamon. People are flat out crazy for this spirit and with good reason: it’s awesome. Although it really doesn’t need much more than a few ice cubes … Continue reading

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Drinks for Your Backyard BBQ

Don’t miss the two recipes that we created for BevMo! They’re celebrating ways to “Love Your Summer” and we have a feeling that you might be too! Check out the Lemongrass Cocktail and Hard Pink Limonade, and start planning your … Continue reading

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The 6 Best Picnic Blankets for 2013

We’re not so fancy as to say that a blanket is a requirement for a great picnic (read our tips here). Some of the best picnics take place on a sweatshirt or a paper bag. But since summer has only just … Continue reading

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YOU Are Invited! Galley Girl Reunion and Fundraiser

In 2001 I applied for a job at a neighborhood joint, The Galley, that was mostly frequented by locals, and my interview went well. I sat down with owner Captain Ron Schur but before I could get the job I’d have to … Continue reading

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Cocktail Classics with Patrón Tequila: Tequila Mojito & Tequila Sunrise

    You know how passionate we are about the Margarita. But sometimes, even she’s a little greedy with the limelight. There are two other fantastic classics that deserve center stage because of their outstanding taste and beautiful presentation: Tequila … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Gift Grand Slam

Father’s Day is just around the corner and we want to give you time to order this before panic sets in and you’re driving around like mad searching for the perfect gift that is always impossible to find when you’re … Continue reading

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How to Make a Paloma…in 3 Stylish Ways

    The Paloma is an exceptionally refreshing drink, traditionally made with tequila and grapefruit soda. But we’ve taken it a step further by creating three delicious versions of the Paloma for you to enjoy all summer long. Pool Side … Continue reading

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This Girl Introduces Tequila Summer!

    Today we are excited to announce our summer partnership with Patrón Tequila. Join us here as we create and taste the most delicious Patrón Tequila cocktail recipes, find the best rooftop and beach-side bars, and design cocktail pairings for … Continue reading

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