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Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts $70 and Under

This Thanksgiving, arrive with something more than just a bottle of wine. Here are four of our favorites this year! #1 Recipe Box $34.95: While it is true that a lot of us look up recipes online, it seems that once we’re done … Continue reading

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Easy Drinks: 3 Star Anise Cocktails

This star anise simple syrup was inspired by the black jelly bean and it will make you rethink your entire weekend cocktail menu. It’s seriously so good and so easy to make that you should whip some up just to … Continue reading

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The Restaurant Diaries: Page Two

The names of the people and businesses in this blog series have been changed to protect their identities and the integrity of this project. A lot about this project is catch-22. You can’t get the business plan together until you … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Throwing the Ultimate Bourbon Tasting Party

Throwing a bourbon tasting party is fun, easy, and appropriate for any and all seasons. We recently co-hosted a tasting for a group of forty people in the back yard of a beautiful Los Angeles home, and thought we’d share … Continue reading

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California Vacation Destination: Malibu Beach Inn

A recent wine tasting took us inside a beachfront hotel just a few miles from home on the coast of the Pacific. We’ve passed Malibu Beach Inn many times on our way up and down PCH and always had the same … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

We hope that you and yours have a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day weekend, filled with amazingly delicious crowd-pleasing cocktails! xoxo Jordan & Jocelyn No related posts.

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The Restaurant Diaries: Page One

The names of the people and businesses in this blog series have been changed to protect their identities and the integrity of this project. There’s this restaurant in Los Angeles that is the definition of a diamond in the rough. … Continue reading

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Easy & Delicious Drinks with 1915 Bolthouse Farms™ Organic Juices

We have a new set of favorite cocktail mixers around that you might already have in your fridge: 1915 Bolthouse Farms™ organic cold-pressed juices. These juices weren’t made specifically for cocktails…they just happen to taste great when used for libations … Continue reading

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Tequila Cilantro Lemonade Cocktail (It’s Soooo Divine!)

You will lose your mind over this drink. There’s really nothing else to say here other than go buy the ingredients ASAP and make it like…yesterday. It will take you about 15 minutes to put together (the laborious part is … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Silver Cups for a Mint Julep

The Kentucky Derby is May 7th this year, and if you can’t be one of the 160,000 people watching in person at Churchill Downs, you can certainly get into the spirit at home for the “most exciting two minutes in … Continue reading

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Classic Drinks: How to Make a Kamikaze Cocktail

A Kamikaze cocktail is one of the easiest to make and tastiest drinks ever, but it’s easy to forget about because it’s kind of an ancient drink. Drink it as a shot or as a full cocktail. Just be sure … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Making Great Cocktails in Your Hotel Room

  Vacationing is already expensive enough. Don’t let your cocktail consumption make you wish you never left home in the first place. Here are five steps to creating great vacation cocktails without the resort price tag. Secure the Mini Fridge … Continue reading

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Jump Into Spring with a Gin Zippy Cocktail

In love with this drink. It’s so simple to make yet it tastes like it took three hours to put together. Make this drink this weekend and we promise you, you’ll  fall in love too. Gin Zippy 2 ounces City … Continue reading

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3 Recipes with Paddy’s Devil’s Apple for St. Patrick’s Day

Do NOT wait until St. Patrick’s Day to pick up a bottle of Paddy’s Devil’s Apple Irish Whiskey. Buy a bottle as soon as the weather shifts in September and you need a scarf around your neck at night. It’s a … Continue reading

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A Visit to San Francisco’s Distillery No. 209 Gin

We’ve been fans of Distillery No. 209 gin for a long time now, but when we went to visit their facility recently and walked into a room throbbing with the beats of Lil’ Wayne, we knew that this is a relationship … Continue reading

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Make a Blueberry Margarita 4 Nat’l Margie Day!

February 22nd is National Margarita Day! We’ve never shared a recipe for a blueberry Margarita before, which is kinda amazing considering that our cousins own a blueberry farm in upstate New York. Every summer for about 15 years we’d visit our grandparents … Continue reading

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3 Recipes with Pisco Portón: Peru’s Spirit Gem

We sat down with Jonny Schuler, Pisco Portón’s Master Distiller, at the Viceroy in Santa Monica not too long ago to learn more about the famous spirit from Peru. We’ve known about this popular brand for a while now but we … Continue reading

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Our 6 Favorite Bubbly Splits for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. You hate it. You love it. You want chocolate. You hate flowers. You need a special card or it’s a deal breaker. You can’t stand the “Hallmark Holiday” and will shred anything with even a hint of schmaltz. … Continue reading

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3 Chocolate Vodka Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

She still wants a box of chocolates of course, but to put things over the top, make your sweetheart a few decadent, chocolate vodka cocktails too. These recipes are three of our favorites and we’d like to be so bossy as … Continue reading

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Product Spotlight: Wine Bottle Bendy Straw

Over the years we’ve covered many products made by Fred & Friends, but this wine bottle bendy straw could top the list as one of our favorites. Come on….how many times have you ended a work day so wiped out … Continue reading

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How to Make THE BEST Skinny Margarita!

If you love the Margarita as much as we do, then it’s not a drink you’re willing to give up if your watching you’re figure. Yet between the tequila, the triple sec, and the Margarita mix, a classic Margarita tips … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood’s BARocker Winners!

Last week, bartenders from Hard Rock Cafes across the Central and Western regions of the United States gathered in Hollywood to compete in the semi-finals for a chance to become the Global BARocker Champion of 2015. I was thrilled to be part of … Continue reading

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A Delightful Taste of Mirassou Wine

A few weeks ago we were treated to an amazing dinner hosted by Mirassou wine and head winemaker Victoria Ferguson. Tucked away in a private room at Faith & Flower in downtown Los Angeles, our small group of writers and … Continue reading

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How to Make the BEST Skinny Cosmopolitan

The Cosmo is one of the best drinks ever created. It’s soooo perfect. Since January is the month of resolutions that often include healthier eating, we thought that sharing our favorite “skinny” cosmopolitan recipe might be appropriate. For the record, we’ve … Continue reading

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3 Skinny Cocktails for the New Year

October to December is all about over-indulging. Candy. Cake. Kettle corn. Cookies. And plenty of highly caloric cocktails to top it all off. Normally we’re not proponents of diet anything. We try to eat as healthy as possible but don’t … Continue reading

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