Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Best Long Island Iced Tea and Long Beach Iced Tea Cocktail Recipes

The long Labor Day weekend will be celebrated from coast to coast with insane cocktails and mouth watering burgers. We may not be able to party on both sides of the USA at once, but we can certainly drink as … Continue reading

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So Many Cocktails for Brunch!

We’re happily contributing cocktail ideas to BevMo’s Thirsty Times Blog for all of your weekend brunch needs. This one is a drink that’s been around for almost as long as the bees. To find out how to make a Bee’s … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Baco Mercat

It’s clear why Jonathan Gold deemed Baco Mercat worthy of #14 on his LA Times 101 Best Restaurants list. Every single thing from the Copper Fix cocktail (bourbon, angostura bitters, honey, and lemon juice) I ordered while waiting for our … Continue reading

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SortedFood: The Online Hub for Beginners & Pros

Our friends over at Sorted, an online hub for recipes, cooking tips, and how-to’s, have graciously written a spotlight on This Girl Walks Into A Bar! Check out their informative website and books, and learn what they think about us! … Continue reading

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Cocktail Culture: Shakespeare Liked Him Some Aqua Vitae

The morning of Juliet’s arranged marriage to Paris, her nurse walks into her chamber and discovers her charge “stiff and stark and cold,” just as Friar Lawrence had promised young Miss Capulet she would be after drinking a vial of … Continue reading

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Cocktails & Confections: Marshmallow Caramel Martini

There are only so many times that you can pass up the giant jar of marshmallow caramels at the checkout counter in Sur la Table. At some point you buckle and buckle big. Besides a few new kitchen gadgets and … Continue reading

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Beer of the Week: Boatswain American I.P.A.

One beautiful Sunday afternoon (yesterday) we popped open a few beers that were actually brought over by company several weeks ago. With a full bar in the house you sometimes feel guilty drinking something that doesn’t require assembly…like beer. But … Continue reading

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Weekend Brunch Menu

Are you pulling together a last minute weekend brunch to celebrate a birthday or honor a friend? Here are some simple ways to make a nice presentation without slaving away in the kitchen for hours (or having to get up … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Blue Plate Taco Santa Monica

Nothing is worse than having to cross a good restaurant off the list because of the service. This was our second visit to Blue Plate Taco in Santa Monica and I was hoping that the inattentive service was just a … Continue reading

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Batch Drinks: Cucumber, Orange, Lime & Vodka Cocktail

Once this batch of amazingness is complete, the finished product may remind you of those large refreshing canisters you see at the spa that are filled with water, cucumbers, and a variety of citrus. Swap the water for some vodka … Continue reading

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Make a Batch of Watermelon Basil Patch

Put together a Watermelon Basil Patch cocktail and your kitchen will smell like a summer garden. We’ve mapped out the steps for this multi-servings cocktail over on Thirsty Times, the BevMo! blog. You will love how this drink tastes and … Continue reading

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Shellback Rum Tasting with celebrity chef & mixologist

We were so happy to be included in a fantastic event on Friday night in honor of National Rum Day, hosted by Shellback Rum and Tony Abou-Ganim, three time Iron Chef winner and author of Modern Mixology: Making Great Cocktails … Continue reading

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Make Monday Happy Hour: Casino Cocktail

After imbibing a Casino Cocktail, you’ll be walking sideways. This drink is a stiff as they come and will leave you satisfied for hours. Maybe days. If you can’t find orange bitters just use the regular bitters- it will still … Continue reading

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National Rum Day: Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

In honor of National Rum Day, we are putting the Mai Tai cocktail on a throne. A pineapple throne. This rum-based drink just never lets us down, no matter which variation of the Mai Tai recipe we choose to use. … Continue reading

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Summer Drinks: Dragon Fruit Cocktail Recipe

The color alone is amazing enough to make you want to spend the rest of your life on an island surrounded by dragon fruit plants. It’s beautiful on the inside and the outside. The dragon fruit we purchased wasn’t as … Continue reading

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Cocktails & Confections: Banana Coconut Macaroon Cocktail Recipe

Today we’re launching a new series that matches cocktails to your favorite desserts. Email us a description or photo of a treat you’d like to drink and we’ll make something divine! Today’s confection is a banana coconut macaroon, made by … Continue reading

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OM Summer Event at The Peninsula

The OM event at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills occurred on a ridiculously gorgeous Southern California night and was attended by  LA food writers, foodies, mixologists, and tastemakers. OM, which stands for Organic Mixology, launched its two newest flavors: OM … Continue reading

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Make Monday Happy…Hour: Fireball Minis

We just stocked up on these bad boys for those rough Mondays when nothing sounds better than getting home and into a pair of sweats. Crack open one of these 50ml bottles and Monday will be but a distant memory. … Continue reading

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Summer Entertaining: Coconut Jell-O Dessert Bowls

Keep dessert lite this summer. And jiggly. And potent. These Jell-O dessert bowls serve up lots of flavor and look as good as they taste presented in coconut bowls and adorned with edible flowers. Ingredients 2 ounces Jell-O powder (any … Continue reading

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3-Ingredient Cocktails: Coconut Gimlet Drink Recipe

Add some summer to this timeless Gimlet martini recipe by mixing in a little fresh (or store bought) coconut milk. And if you’ve got enough time to drill holes in a bunch of coconuts in order to collect the milk … Continue reading

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Patrón Tequila Bar Spotlight: The Strand House, Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles is a quintessential beach town, with sprawling sandy beaches and a boardwalk path (better known as the strand) that connects it’s pier to the other beach cities piers, Hermosa and Redondo. At the Manhattan Beach … Continue reading

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Mixology 101: How to Muddle

These questions come up a lot from people who are just beginning to explore the world of cocktails and mixology. “What does muddling mean?” “How do I muddle?” “Can I muddle too much?” The answers are easy. When you muddle an ingredient … Continue reading

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St. Vincent Meals on Wheel’s “Evening on the Beach”

Last Thursday over 600 people gathered at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica for the annual fundraiser An Evening on the Beach to raise money for the St. Vincent Meals on Wheels program. St. Vincent Meals on Wheels delivers over … Continue reading

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Blended Cocktails with Patrón Tequila

I mean….who doesn’t like a blended cocktail? We’re venturing out of the norm and concocting original and dynamic blends of ingredients. This is something you can easily do yourself with some experimentation, or by taking aspects of your favorite smoothie … Continue reading

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Summer Cocktails: Rye Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

This ye whiskey cocktail recipe is so good that you’ll be making it by the batches for all your parties the rest of the summer. It’s also insanely easy, which we think is important when it comes to entertaining. If … Continue reading

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