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How to Make a Rusty Nail Cocktail

You’ve probably heard of Drambuie, and may have even spotted it at your local watering hole, but I’m going to bet there’s a strong chance that you’ve never tried it. What is Drambuie exactly? It’s a flavorful liqueur with a … Continue reading

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We ♥ Our Bartenders

When This Girl Walks Into a Bar went into business with our bartending services last August, we predicted that the months of September through December would be busy. You’ve got Labor Day BBQs, Halloween parties, swanky Thanksgiving dinners, holiday celebrations, … Continue reading

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Mocktails for Dryuary: January 8th

One of the BEST virgin drinks of all time is a vodka-free Bloody Mary. I don’t think I’m alone when I say I prefer this drink alcohol-free. Be sure to load it up with what we call a “garden”…spicy green … Continue reading

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Mocktails for Dryuary: January 7th

If you started dryuary on January first, tomorrow marks one week down. GREAT JOB! Tonight we’ve got the Golden Globes to watch and this is the perfect mocktail to sip during the show. The only Best Picture film that I’ve … Continue reading

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Mocktails for Dryuary: January 6th

How’s it going out there? Are we there yet? Last night I enjoyed a superb no-sugar iced ice tea at a Mexican restaurant in San Diego while my friends slurped down some mighty fine Margaritas, and tonight I guzzled my … Continue reading

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Mocktails for Dryuary: January 5th

I hope all the pregnant women out there are taking notice of these mocktails because they are darn good (and there will be 31 of them!!). I don’t remember drinking anything but club soda and water with lemon during pregnancy … Continue reading

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Mocktails for Dryuary: January 4th

Last night I tucked in with a cup of peppermint tea and turned on my recording of the Rachel Maddow show, ready to unwind (as if watching a political show can be relaxing these days). Since it’s still winter break … Continue reading

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Mocktails for Dryuary: January 3rd

While reading articles about the health benefits of drying out in January, one theme seemed to reoccur more than others: avoid social situations. Dryuary veterans stress the importance of having a plan in place when those tempting offers to grab … Continue reading

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Mocktails for Dryuary: January 2nd

1 day down, 30 to go!!! (Yes -those are exclamation points of sarcasm) They say it’s easier to wake up in the morning when you haven’t gone to bed with a glass of wine in your belly, but since it’s … Continue reading

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Mocktails for Dryuary: January 1st

This might come as a surprise but we have decided to participate in the growing trend of abstaining from alcoholic beverages for the month of January. Yes. We’re nuts. But even cocktail bloggers need to take a break once in … Continue reading

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Stillhouse Whiskey: A Canned Christmas

I’m a procrastinator. Not with work or tasks at home. I’m the neighbor who is outside her house at 7AM on December 26th sawing up her Christmas tree because she can’t stand the looming burden of putting all the Christmas … Continue reading

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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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