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Thursday  September 22, 2016

Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka Recipes

Yes, we are having a love affair with Deep Eddy Vodka right now. (Did you see our Deep Eddy Peach Vodka recipes yet?) The bottle in the photo is almost empty and we’re FREAKING OUT!

Now we’d like to introduce our latest recipe, Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka Granita! Watch the YouTube video here and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel.

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Sunday  September 18, 2016

The 3 Best Deep Eddy Peach Vodka Cocktail Recipes

We’re hanging onto summer as long as we can, and that means drinking Deep Eddy Peach Vodka as long as we can. As fans of the brand’s flavored drinks already know, this vodka is basically a freeze and pour kind of beverage. You really don’t need to do much more than drink it chilled straight up, maybe with a splash of fresh citrus to break up the sweetness. For those of you looking for other ways to use this brand, try our easy recipes at home.If you ever need help, ask us on Twitter, or check out our YouTube “how-to” videos.

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Deep Eddy Peach Vodka Granita
½ cup Deep Eddy Peach Vodka
½ cup water
¼ cup orange liqueur
1 cup orange juice
½ homemade sweet and sour
Fresh or frozen peach garnish

Directions
Combine all of the ingredients in a freezer baking dish or pan and stir. Freeze for 30 minutes, then freeze again. repeat this process three more times, or until the mixture is too frozen to stir. Freeze for at least 4 – 6 hours before serving for best results.

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Deep Eddy Peach Vodka Cosmopolitan
3 ounces Deep Eddy Peach Vodka
½ ounce triple sec
1.5 ounces cranberry juice
¾ ounce lime juice
Lime wedge or wheel garnish

Directions
Combine each ingredient in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime and serve.

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Deep Eddy Peach Vodka Mint Sour
2 ounces Deep Eddy Peach Vodka
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce lime juice
1 ounce mint simple syrup
3 ounces club soda

Directions
Fill a highball with ice, and add each ingredient. Stir to mix, garnish with peaches and mint leaves and serve.



Friday  September 2, 2016

Hatch Chile Margarita Recipes…And More!

It’s Friday afternoon and officially Labor Day Weekend! Is there a better feeling in the world right now? We’ve stocked up for some beach days, BBQ nights, and plenty of pool time. How are we ever going to fit it all in!

As you already know, we develop recipes for a variety of clients including BevMo! for you West Coasters (sorry Arizona friends…not trying to rub it in!) and wanted to make sure you’re not missing our posts over on the Thirsty Times blog. Check it out here to catch recipes like the Hatch Chile Margarita and many more!

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Wednesday  August 31, 2016

I Don’t Need Your Mansplination…

Women fly jumbo jets now. And they run for president. They win gold medals, push human babies out from between their legs…sometimes half a dozen or more at a time, and operate on human brains. They fight wars, write books about business, and manage families.

It should therefore come as no surprise that women can also drink whiskey.

As a cocktail book author, drinks blogger, and ex-bartender, I frequent events around the country in the wine and spirits industry. I love attending these tastings, lectures, and seminars, even after nineteen years in the business, because it’s important to me and our company to stay informed about innovative products, methods, and people.

When I’m at these gatherings, I do assume that those in attendance are like-minded individuals with a similar baseline of knowledge. I’d never look around the room and make judgements about other people’s level of expertise based on their age, ethnicity, weight, hair color, or gender. Yet as a woman, it happens all the time.

The most recent offense was at the global Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans. One of the events Jocelyn and I attended was Meet the Distillers at the Sheraton hotel. About fifty or so distilleries from around the country set up sampling booths with their latest and greatest products for attendees who paid $85.00 a ticket to be in the room.

The gender ratio was disproportionate as usual, with men easily outnumbering women 9:1. A few of the event’s photographers were even shadowing us for a while, not because they were confusing us with anyone important, but because they probably needed documentation for future marketing that this wasn’t a “men’s only” tasting event.

We made our way around the grand ballroom, tasting labels we loved and trying new ones that caught our eye. Even though the pours were minuscule, we were over it after about eight tastings. Yes, we love whiskey, love bourbon, LOVE rye…but after three days in New Orleans and one day to go, we needed to pace ourselves. Plus, we had 8:30 dinner reservations that would surely include more cocktails.

This is probably why the batch cocktail at the Michter’s table called our name. The drink canister was filled to the top with whiskey and peaches and ice, and the women at the booth warmly invited us to try the beautiful cocktail. But as soon as we put the little sample cups up to our mouths, a male representative literally came running over to stop us. Like, running.

“Let me tell you something about whiskey. Always drink it neat first. Don’t ever drink it in a cocktail before you taste it neat. Whiskey is meant to be experienced without anything added into because blah blah blah blah blah..”

He said a lot that I don’t remember. My blood was beginning to boil because I was once again being lectured to for no reason other than being a woman.

Fiiiinally, he stopped talking.

“Why are you assuming that I know nothing about whiskey?” I asked.

He looked shocked and stumbled over his words. “I”m…I’m not assuming that.”

“But you just told me how to drink whiskey. If I was a man would you have gone into that explanation about how to drink whiskey? I don’t think so.”

“Listen, 42% of women now make up the bourbon drinking market blah blah blah lecture lecture lecture…”

Yep. He seriously tried to get all statistical on us.

Jocelyn and I looked at each other and smiled. I stepped away for moment to toss the cocktail that turned out to be super gross and agreed to try the whiskey neat. He shared some more tasting notes. We listened, but he had lost us forever. And he knew it.

As Jocelyn pointed out during the walk back to our hotel, why put a cocktail out if you don’t want anyone to drink it? Why begin a conversation with an arrogant scolding if your purpose is to attract new customers? Why assume that we were two random people who wandered off the streets of New Orleans into a Tales of the Cocktail sponsored event created for industry professionals and not two industry professionals who happened to be women?

Spirit brands need women if they want to continue to grow their market, yet we are continually talked down to and treated as if we’ve all been drinking wine coolers and Jell-O shots our whole life.

We don’t base our beverage purchases on feminine packaging, pretty liquids, ads featuring laughing millennials in floral dresses and skinny heels, or the fact that 42% of women are drinking it (whatever that 42% represents). We buy based on quality, sustainability, mixability, and a brand’s ability to not somehow insult our intelligence along the way.

Please assume that we have a basic knowledge of spirits whether we are at a drinking convention or sitting at a bar. The average woman probably can’t list the legal differences between bourbon and whiskey, or walk you through the different stages of distillation. But she does know whether she likes her whiskey neat or in a cocktail, depending on what she feels like drinking.

When you treat us with respect, we’re willing to listen to what you have to say. And if what you have to say is less lecture and more conversation, you might even win our loyalty for life.



Thursday  August 18, 2016

How to Make Lemon Granita!

We’ve been on a Granita kick all summer long and will be rolling out all the recipes over the next few weeks. Granita is really just shaved ice, and can be made with or without alcohol. We prefer it spiked because life is too short to eat it any other way! Ok, and also because it makes a great summer post-dinner dessert that looks fancy. Your guests will “ooooo” and “ahhhh” but it’s SO easy to make! Need help along the way? Tweet us @GirlWalksIn2Bar.

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Lemon Granita
¼ cup Manderine Napoléon
¼ cup Ginseppe Alberti Limoncello
1 cup water
2 cups lemonade
¼ cup simple syrup

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Directions
Combine all of the ingredients and pour into a freezable baking pan. Put the pan into the freezer and set your timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes and without removing the pan, stir the granita mixture. Repeat this step 2 – 3 more times. Mixture should be frozen after about 4 hours depending on the depth of the pan.

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Tuesday  August 16, 2016

Back-to-School Cocktail Book Special!

School is back in session, at least for half the country. The rest of America is sadly counting down the days until Labor Day weekend rolls in and puts a tragic end to these long, warm, carefree days of family time. And then of course there’s a teensy weensy tiny part of you that is not at alllllll sad that summer is over and that those precious little angles will be handed off to a teacher for a darn good chunk of the day.

In the spirit of back-to-school shopping, and in preparation for my most beloved parenting duties like packing creative yet healthy lunches that won’t be thrown away, “helping” with common core math homework without stabbing pencils in my eyes, and putting children to bed without also falling asleep, we are offering a cocktail book special for all the moms and dads out there who will need one hell of a stiff drink throughout the month of September.

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When you order one book from our website, you get two. Not sure who to give that second book to? Here are some suggestions:

  • The Teacher. She/he will need a cocktail book, not because of your angels of course, but because of everyone else’s angels. And the after school meetings with other teachers. And the paper grading. And the low pay. And to get something other than a Starbuck’s gift card because most of them never ever want to see another one of those in their lifetime.
  • The Room Mom. She’s the filter between you and the teacher, and is working hard to save you from yourself all year long. You know…asking the question that has already been answered numerous times, replying all, forgetting to show up with the cupcakes after bragging about how good yours are…that sort of thing.
  • The School Nurse. She’s the one who helps your child come to the conclusion on his own that he’s not actually sick and is just trying to avoid a test, thus saving you from jumping through hoops to leave work early only to discover that you’ve been duped, leading you to take away his iPad for the month which only further punishes you for doing nothing wrong. Totally not speaking from experience.

Those those of you who might benefit from gifting all of these people, we have an extra special special. When you buy two books, you get an additional copy for free, along with our etiquette book. The etiquette book is a great little handbook to tuck into your purse for all those class parties and fundraisers. Although we don’t have a rule about how to gently coax a twerking mom off the gym dance floor, we have lots of other gems of advice that you’ll love.

Click on the books link and order now! You can also find out books at Barnes & Noble and Amazon…you just don’t get the same deal. This special will last until September 30, 2016 and is valid for US residents only.

Happy New School Year!!!!

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