Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mark Your Calendars for the Dole Summer Cook Off on June 28th!

Yesterday afternoon, Jordan visited Dole® HQ in Westlake Village, California, to officially kick off the countdown for the annual Dole Summer Cook Off competition. She and Chef Ben Ford mingled with employees on the beautiful patio and signed copies of … Continue reading

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Freda’s Martini (a California Black Olive Original)

Ms. Freda Ehmann was the mastermind behind the creation of the California black olive. We’re celebrating Ms. Ehman’s innovation with a slight twist on the classic dirty martini. If it weren’t for her willingness to try something different and new, … Continue reading

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A Dill and Black Olive Infused Gin For all Seasons

Our assignment for California Black Olives was to incorporate the famous fruit in four original cocktails. Using black olives as a garnish is a natural choice, but we wanted to see how we could use them in other, maybe slightly … Continue reading

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A Unique Gift Idea for Father’s Day

Father’s Day always sneaks up on us and although I know our Dad appreciates the Amazon gift card he gets every year, maybe this year we should all think outside of the box, and into the bottle. If you can … Continue reading

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The Perfect Summer Wine: Apothic Rose

Many consider Memorial Day weekend to be the official start of summer. We’re quite happy to go along with this theory because the sooner summer starts, the sooner we can begin making excuses to buy new swim suits, a few … Continue reading

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Party Drinks: Holiday Hard Rum Lemonade Recipe

Please the crowd this weekend with a batch of delicious and festive hard rum lemonade. We chose to load the glasses up with blueberries and raspberries in addition to lemon in order to make our cocktail especially festive for the … Continue reading

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Easy Entertaining: Cali Brunch Cocktail with California Black Olives

Three-day weekends bring with them three great reasons to celebrate: 1. A four-day work week 2. Activities with friends and family each day and all day 3. Brunch cocktails! We can actually think of a dozen more reasons to get … Continue reading

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Cherry Pie Martini Recipe with Gin!

If you’re looking for a great drink to make for dad on Father’s Day, the Cherry Pie Martini is an awesome place to start. BevMo! gave us the idea and Distillery No. 209 gave  us the gin. We used Dole® … Continue reading

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Sorbet Float Cocktails…Just in Time for the Heat

If you missed the April issue of Women’s World Magazine featuring our sorbet float cocktails that we created for BevMo!, here are the recipes for you to recreate at home. It will be 97º here in Los Angeles today, and we … Continue reading

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Mixology 101: How to Make Vanilla Simple Syrup

Vanilla simple syrup. It mixes well with every darn spirit you’ve got and is a fantastic substitute for that plain ol’ boring simple syrup that’s called for in so many cocktail recipes. Budget about 10-minutes to cook up the syrup … Continue reading

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Food Lovers Unite!

Food, wine, new friends, a spectacular setting, and of course…cocktails. What could be a better way to spend a weekend? We were honored to have been asked to do a This Girl Walks Into A Bar cocktail bottling demo at … Continue reading

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A Unique Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Bottled Cocktails

Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to be limited to flowers! Give the gift of your presence by sitting down with your mom and enjoying a cocktail, pre-made by you with This Girl’s Bottling Kit. Find out what her favorite is … Continue reading

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Raspberry Chipotle Margarita Time!

For something a little different than your run-of-the-mill Margie, try making a Margarita that uses fresh raspberries (not too crazy) and chipotle (a little crazy). Tabasco® sent us a collection of sauces to try and their raspberry chipotle had Margarita … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch: Easy Baked Egg and Cheese Soufflé Recipe

For your next weekend brunch, give your guests a fresh take on scrambled eggs. Bake a lovely little egg and cheese soufflé . It’s fantastically easy and you can dress the soufflé up any way you please. We kept half … Continue reading

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