Author Archives: This Girl

3 Fancy Cocktails for 3 French Cheeses!

It doesn’t take much to get us to try a new French cheese, so when we had the opportunity to pair three cocktails with three French cheeses, we did not pass on the opportunity! As many of you know, Jocelyn … Continue reading

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Yummy Mockails for Your Halloween Party!

Don’t be caught with your hand in your kid’s Trick-or-Treat pumpkin on Halloween, grabbing around for candy. Fill your tummy with these yummy mocktails we made for In Shape Health Clubs. They are super delicious and even sweet without all … Continue reading

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A Beer of Champions (Think Breakfast Cocktail!)

Don’t let the bourbon deter you from serving this beverage as a brunch cocktail, a lunch cocktail, or an all day game day cocktail. When combined with an ice cold Bud Light and a little juice, the bourbon mellows out … Continue reading

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Beer Cocktails for Baseball!

Baseball and beer fit together like a hand in a glove…a well-loved, well-worn baseball glove that is. This tailgating season, step it up a little with these three beer cocktails that are definite crowd pleasures. Fire up the grill, pop … Continue reading

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This Girl’s Book Club: Barrel Strength Bourbon

Our August book selection for This Girl’s Book Club is Carla Harris Carlton’s new book, Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America’s Whiskey. This easy-to-read book is chock-full of gorgeous photos and loaded with well-researched insight to the rise … Continue reading

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New Video: How to Make a White Russian

A White Russian is a ridiculously easy drink to make and only requires three ingredients. Watch the how-to video on our YouTube channel here! Related posts: Cristie Norman: Sommelier Extraordinaire It’s not every day that you meet a young and… … Continue reading

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Bar Review: Laurel Tavern in Hermosa Beach

Not too far from where the sun meets the salt water sits the ideal restaurant and bar.  The beer drinker, craft cocktail connoisseur, foodie, sunbather, dog walker, tourist, and local will all find something to love about Laurel Tavern in … Continue reading

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Fireball Whiskey – You’re Not the It Girl Anymore

It sucks to lose star power. It was October of 2012 when I took my first sip of Fireball whiskey. Forty minutes before my first taste my friend had called and said, “Jordan. Stop what you’re doing and go to … Continue reading

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6 Skinny Drinks for Summer

Our skinny drinks posts continue to be some of our most popular on the blog, especially during the summer months when the weather is warm and our readers are out with friends or entertaining more at home. We’re big proponents … Continue reading

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Hurry Up and Get Your HOOCH

One free drink every day. How’s that sound? That’s the motto of Hooch, the subscriber-based app that encourages you to leave your couch and your comfort zone to find a few new watering holes in your neighborhood. And what better … Continue reading

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How to Make Star-Spangled Sangria!

This was a recipe on our blog way before we included it in our cocktail recipe book, Cocktails for Cougars & Cowgirls. It has evolved a bit over the years but continues to be a drink we get great feedback … Continue reading

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Product Spotlight: Bundaberg Brewed Drinks

Up until a few weeks ago, our only experience with the Bundaberg brand was using their ginger beer for making Moscow Mules. Then they sent us three other flavors and after tasting them we practically did backflips in the kitchen. To … Continue reading

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Cristie Norman: Sommelier Extraordinaire

It’s not every day that you meet a young and talented female sommelier who also happens to work at Spago, one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles, or as many would argue, the world. We met Cristie Norman last year … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: San Simeon Sauvignon Blanc

This has been one of the coldest springs in a lonnng time. We’ve suffered enough! We’re now praying for a warm summer here in SoCal after record rainfall and sixty-degree days (yeah yeah, poor us). Enough with the June gloom … Continue reading

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Florida Nightlife…Here We Come!

What do you do when the guys plan a trip to New York for a concert, some steak dinners, and a ball game? You plan a trip to Florida with the girls! Florida’s cities have always been known for their … Continue reading

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Creative Cocktails

As you can probably guess, Cinco de Mayo is one of our favorite holidays each year for obvious reasons. It’s practically a requirement to drink tequila at some point during the day (Tequila Sunrise to get started anyone?) and an excuse to … Continue reading

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1915 Organic Juices and Smoothies…the Perfect Post Workout Drinks!

On a recent Sunday afternoon, we rolled into Prevail Boxing in Los Angeles to serve up some delicious cocktails using 1915 Organic Juices and Smoothies. This was another fun Flex Fit Club that we were part of, where a couple … Continue reading

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Bar Review: The Nickel Mine

If you’re looking for a bar with open-air seating, board games, a piano, a living room-like lounge area, flat screen TVs, a speakeasy, the best pizza west of the 405, a full bar with an impressive international whiskey selection, and … Continue reading

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17 Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations!

For all you die-hard St. Patrick’s Day fans who will not have a chance to get to a pub or bar before there’s a line out the door, snaking around the block, we have seventeen, easy-to-make recipes that you can … Continue reading

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Rich Chocolate Cake with Jameson’s Irish Whiskey

Change things up this St. Patrick’s Day by making a decadent chocolate cake made with Jameson Irish whiskey! It’s the perfect way to end a day of beer guzzling and whiskey shots, and may also prove to be an excellent morning after hangover … Continue reading

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How to Make a Frozen Leprechaun

Is there anything better than having a legitimately frivolous reason to make a green drink? St. Patrick’s day allows us to let down our hair, set aside the pretense of drink-making, and have some fun by creating ridiculously good green cocktails. … Continue reading

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Introducing This Girl Walks Into a Bar Bartending Services!

If you had told us in 2010 that we’d be launching a bartending company in seven years, we would have laughed. Hard. Our first book, written to help women get bartending jobs, was about to hit the shelves and we … Continue reading

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Not Your Average Bottle of Wine: Vaso di Marina

We have not received product nor been compensated for this post. All opinions and photos are our own.  How many times have you eyed that giant bottle of wine in the store but talked yourself out of the purchase because you … Continue reading

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I. Love. You. {A Valentine’s Day Cocktail}

Which category do you fall into for Valentine’s Day? Category One: Hopeless Romantic Rose petals on the bed, a bath drawn with pink bubbles, a heart-shaped box of chocolates, and a gift that may or may not include something lacy … Continue reading

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A Long Bay Iced Tea That Will Make Everyone Happy!

If you’re a fan of the Long Island Iced Tea, or the Long Beach Iced Tea, then you’ve just discovered your new favorite drink. Created specifically for @BevMo’s blog Thirsty Times, this cocktail is a winner on game day no … Continue reading

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