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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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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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Sunday  August 14, 2016

Sip, Sample, See Event this Thursday!

This Thursday night, please join us for a private shopping event on the Westside of Los Angeles. Enjoy complimentary cocktails from our book Cocktails for Cougars & Cowgirls and mingle with friends. Bring home a gorgeous floral arrangement by Serendipity Floral Design, some new skincare from Beauty Counter, a new bracelet from Deity Jewels, or a new cocktail book from us!! Email us at ThisGirl@ThisGirlWalksIntoABar.com to RSVP.

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Saturday  August 6, 2016

Product Spotlight: The Uncommon Green Cocktail Glass

We were sent one glass sample for review. We only review products we like. 🙂  All opinions and photos are our own.

We’re always looking for special gifts for the host or hostess who has everything, and you can add this lovely find to our list of suggestions.

The Uncommon Green makes glassware with your hometown map etched into it. If you’re on your way to stay with friends in San Francisco, St. Louis, or Cape Cod, plan ahead and have a set of tumblers made. No time to plan ahead? Send a set as a thank you gift once you’re back home. They look fantastic on a bar cart or nestled between bourbon bottles in the home bar. The Uncommon Green can also etch maps of your alma mater’s city or your first marathon route onto a variety of glassware choices with additional personalization.

We’re thrilled to have a new option for a creative and thoughtful hostess gift.

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Thursday  August 4, 2016

The 5 Best ( and easiest!) Cachaça Cocktails Ever!

During all my years behind the bar I never made one drink with cachaça. Not one. I’d love to know the last time you ordered a drink with the potent sugar cane spirit, or were with someone who ordered one, and by the way… being anywhere south of the United States does not count.

I do remember the first time that I tasted cachaça and it was not love at first taste. It tasted earthy and raw and harsh, and hardly resembled rum to me. But over time, I learned to like it and appreciate it. Cachaça is so wildly different than all the usual spirit we’re used to being served in bars and restaurants. Now, as we gather to watch the Olympics in Brazil each night, it seems like sipping on one of these drinks is a must.

If you’re new to the spirit, start with the cachaça mojito or the batida. They quite the abrupt taste a bit more and will leave you curious enough to be bolder in your next drink choices. The caipirinha is a fantastically classic Brazilian drink that you absolutely must try.

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Caipirinha Cocktail
2 ounces cachaça
1 teaspoon of sugar or ½ ounce simple syrup
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
Chopped lime

Directions
Combine the cachaça, sugar, and lime juice in a shaker filled with ice. If you’re using granuated sugar instead of simple syrup, you need to let it dissolve first. You can coax that process along with muddling or stirring. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with crushed ice and top with chopped limes.

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Caipifruta Cocktail
2 ounces cachaça
1 teaspoon of sugar or ½ ounce simple syrup
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
Chopped fruit

Directions
First best results, infuse the cachaça first with your collections of fruits. Once ready, combine the cachaça, sugar, lime juice, fruit, and ice in a pint glass. Pour the drink into a shaker and then back again to mix. Repeat if necessary before serving.

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Cachaça Margarita
2 ounces cachaça
¾ ounce triple sec
2 ounces limeade
Salt for rim
Lime wheel for garnish

Directions
Combine the cachaça, triple sec, and limeade in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake well, then strain into a glass rimmed with salt and filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

Batida

Batida
2 ounces cachaça
3 ounces coconut milk
½ ounce coconut milk fat
1 ounce simple syrup
1 cup ice

Directions
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and mix on high until smooth. Serve immediately.

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Cachaça Raspberry Mojito
2 ounces cachaça
1 mint spring
1 ounce raspberry simple syrup
1 ounce lime juice
2 – 4 ounces club soda

Directions
Muddle the mint in the cachaça until the cachaça turns light green. Strain the mixture into a martini shaker filled with ice. Add the raspberry simple syrup and lime juice. Shake to mix, then strain into a highball. Add the club soda, garnish with mint, and serve.



Saturday  July 30, 2016

Chambord Hosts Blogger Event in Los Angeles

When a PR rep invites you on a Chambord Party Bus outing that will last from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, you say “yes!” When she tells you that the bus will be making several stops to secret locations around town, you bring your video camera to capture every exciting moment.

Watch what transpired during the event on our YouTube channel!

You can also click on the YouTube tab above to find this video, and many more!

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