Monthly Archives: July 2013

SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape Vodka Cocktail Recipe

If you are having a love affair with moscato like we are, you’ll be thrilled to know about SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape Vodka. This is one of those drink-from-the-bottle spirits that you’ll soon start calling “your drink.” And by drink … Continue reading

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Caribbean Champagne Cocktail Recipe

A banana in your champagne glass? The ingredients in this famous cocktail shockingly come together to form one tasty, tropical, bubbly drink. We put the recipe together for BevMo!’s Thirsty Times. See it here! Then get everything you ever wanted (except … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: Promise Wine’s Rosé, The Joy

You know when you bring home a bottle of wine that’s supposed to be amazing and everything has to be perfect before you drink it? You don’t want to waste it on bad food, a bad mood, or worse, bad … Continue reading

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Summer Sangria Recipe with Rosé

Summer is the season to really take advantage of the sweet and juicy goodness of fruit. That’s why a sangria might make the perfect batch cocktail for your next shin dig. A cool and refreshing sangria blanca is especially satisfying … Continue reading

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Rum Peach Punch Cocktail Recipe

We created this recipe for BevMo’s Thirsty Times blog, and think you’ll get a lot of mileage out of it for the rest of the summer. With August looming, we’ve got to squeeze out as many fruit based, summery cocktails … Continue reading

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Summer Cocktails: Hot Lemon Drop & El Diablo Cocktail Recipes

Electrify your taste buds this summer with a little heat or some zing. The Hot Lemon Drop and popular El Diablo will please your palette and quench your thirst. The next time you’re out and don’t know what you “feel … Continue reading

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Great Gift Idea: Bottle Stoppers

If you’re looking for a last minute hostess gift going into the weekend, a set of bottle stoppers might just be the perfect choice. There are SO many out there to choose from, online and in stores, that you’re bound … Continue reading

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Strawberry Thyme Punch with Patrón Silver

    Summer entertaining should be as enjoyable for you as it is for your guests. The less chaos and running around in those final moments before the party starts the better, which is why punch cocktails work so brilliantly. … Continue reading

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3-Ingredient Cocktails: Vodka Cherry Cocktail

Grab that bag of cherries that’s calling your name from the corner of the produce section and turn it into a refreshing cocktail at home. De-pit 6 cherries and add them to a shaker. Add the vodka and orange liqueur, … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL Love’s The Portable Bar!

If you have the space in your home, a portable bar can be an elegant addition to your dining room or that empty corner in the kitchen. You might not actually wheel it around, but there’s something very charming about … Continue reading

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Summer Cocktails: Vodka Peach Martini

Ever since we received a package of Royal Rose Simple Syrups, we’ve been experimenting with all the cocktail possibilities. There are a lot. This is what we’re enjoying this evening on this warm summer night. Vodka Peach Martini 2 ounces … Continue reading

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Summer Cocktails: Blueberry Mojito Cocktail Recipe

To make this drink right, it does take a little prep work. It’s probably best to make it all a few hours before your guests arrive, store it in the fridge, and then wait to add any ice until it’s … Continue reading

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Evening on the Beach

August 1, 2013 The summer’s most anticipated culinary event returns to Santa Monica. Featuring some of LA’s hottest chefs, relax with tempting morsels off the grill, vintner tastings, specialty cocktails, great music and crackling fires as the summer sun sets … Continue reading

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Southern California Bar Spotlight: Terranea Resort

If you find yourself in Los Angeles, and feel like checking out the incredible coastline, be sure to stop for lunch, afternoon drinks, or a romantic dinner at Terranea, an incredibly gorgeous resort in Palos Verdes, on the southern tip … Continue reading

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Royal Rose Cocktail Syrups…Mixology Made Easy!

We’ve been introduced to a simple syrup company called Royal Rose that was founded in 2010 and we’re thrilled with the product. As you know, we usually make our batches of simple syrups on Sunday afternoons so that we have … Continue reading

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Coffee Cocktail Recipes with Patrón XO Cafe

Coffee with a splash of something special is a decadent way to end a long day or a good meal. Just this past weekend we facilitated a private mixology party that culminated with participants enjoying a rich coffee cocktail made … Continue reading

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The 6 Best Rosé Cocktail Recipes for Summer

Not to take anything away from rosé; it’s delicious all by its lonesome. But by having so much of it in the wine cooler, we couldn’t resist exploring what it would taste like with a few of the spirits we’ve … Continue reading

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Summer Drinks: Ginger Plum Vodka Cocktail Recipe

This vodka cocktail recipe is extremely mellow. There’s no bite, zing, heat, or fizzle. It’s just a simple and soothing cocktail for a beautiful summer day. If you do want to punch it up a little, just add a tad … Continue reading

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Bar Spotlight: Shutters on the Beach

This summer we’ve been on a mission to find Southern California’s best beach front and roof top bars. Our list has been hit and miss — not every ocean view venue guarantees a stellar cocktail menu. One boutique coastal hotel … Continue reading

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Cocktail Shakers Galore

As we begin to expand our product line to include some really fantastic barware sets, we’re having fun perusing what’s out there, and came across an array of really cool cocktail shakers. Some are handmade, some are new, and others … Continue reading

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Tequila Infusions: Orange Rind & Kiwi

This summer we’re all about infusing our favorite spirits. It’s such an easy way to enhance the subtle notes already present in the spirit, and doesn’t require a lot of prep work or complicated instructions. Start by choosing your ingredient, … Continue reading

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Summer Cocktails: Single Serving Skinny Sangria

Sangria gets an unfair rap as a party drink. Well what if you’re a party of one? It seems pointless to make a large batch of this wine cocktail that you’ll never finish in a night, let alone a week. … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: Pizzolato Moscato Dolce

We grabbed a bottle of this wine from Whole Foods last week. Then we went back the next day and grabbed as much as we could carry. Yes, it’s that good. Moscato is basking in popularity this summer and with … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Thursday Threads: Fourth of July Fashion

By Sara Neal Candito OMG, how is it 4th of July already?!? Did any one else wake up this morning with this thought quickly followed by, what the heck am I going to wear? Whether you’re off to a backyard … Continue reading

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Patriotic Adult Popsicles with Vodka

When there’s nothing more refreshing sounding than an afternoon cocktail and and popsicle, this is the solution.  These patriotic popsicles that are perfect for your all your Americana weekend festivities. Granted they take a bit of pre planning, with three stages of freezing … Continue reading

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