Thursday February 23, 2017
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 were trying to wrap our heads around how to even start a blog. We never imagined that our company would grow into a thriving multi-faceted business, or that one day we’d not only be helping women to prepare for work behind the bar, but hiring women to work behind the bar. Needless to say, this new development is a natural fit for us. After years of making drinks for private events across the country, we’re excited to send out a staff of beautiful, talented, and friendly bartenders as our ambassadors to your next party. Just click on the bartending tab above to get started.
Jordan & Jocelyn
Thursday February 16, 2017
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How many times have you eyed that giant bottle of wine in the store but talked yourself out of the purchase because you didn’t want to come across as a cheap and greedy drinker? Even if it’s just to the checkout guy? Unless you’re shopping in a specialty wine store, most extra large bottles sold in supermarkets are the low-budge labels, and no one wants to show up to a party looking cheap. Well, imagine the best of both worlds: a fantastic wine in a cool big bottle!
Meet Vaso di Marina, the wine in a milk bottle. Most wine bottles hold 750 mL of liquid inside (about 25 ounces) but this one holds an additional third for a full liter! How fabulous is that?! So when you’re sharing a bottle with a friend, you can go ahead and fill up your glass without worrying that someone will get gipped on their second glass.
This bottle travels really well and proves easy to open with its chunky twist-open cork. If you watch a few of their videos on their Facebook page, you’ll also notice that the bottle is easy to wash and reuse. Fill it up with your favorite red or white for your next trip to the beach or outdoor concert. And if you’re a bride with an outdoor weddings coming up, how lovely would each table look with a cluster of these in the middle? Visit their website if you’re interested in purchasing or learning more.
Monday February 13, 2017
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 are all musts. Anything less from your sweetheart and you’ll not only hold a grudge for the next 364 days, you’ll expect a couple of diamonds thrown into the next V-day gift exchange. It’s not that you’re high-maintainence, you just think that this is the one day that your love for one another should be demonstrated in tangible, edible, or wearable ways. Once a year you like to feel just a little bit more special than every other day and are perfectly comfortable dropping multiple hints to make it happen.
Category Two: Meh
You definitely believe that Valentine’s Day has been manufactured to sell cards and candy but if one of those items landed in your hands you wouldn’t complain. Little lacy numbers and long love poems have never been your thing but you’d take a good bottle of wine with a romantic comedy (and a cuddle) any night of the week. If your sweetheart brings you jack (not the alcohol), you’re OK with a simple “I love you.”
Category Three: February 14th is Dead to Me
Valentine’s Day is the worst day ever created. Cupid is evil, romance is dead, and love sucks. The sooner that stores can purge their cheesy red, pink, and white displays you can start shopping again, and if you hear one more engagement ring commercial on the radio you’re going to pull the car over and vomit. Your heart isn’t permanently broken, but you’ll bitch-slap anyone who dares to ask ONCE AGAIN if you’re dating anyone. No, you’re not and yes, leave it alone.
Regardless of which category you fall into, we are sending you some love in a recipe. You might drink it with someone you love or you might drink it by yourself on another day. Just know that 1) it tastes good and 2) we ♥ you.
I. Love. You.
¾ ounce 100 proof bourbon
¼ ounce cranberry liqueur
¼ ounce black raspberry liqueur
Squeeze of lime juice
Start will chilled ingredients!
Fill a martini shaker with ice and add each ingredient. Shake to chill, then strain into a shot glass and serve. Double, triple, and quadruple for additional shots.
Saturday February 4, 2017
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 matter who wins the game! Click here for recipe.
Long Bay Iced Tea
1 ounce Tito’s Vodka
1 ounce Patrón Silver Tequila
1 ounce Bacardi White Rum
1 ounce Distillery No. 209 Gin
½ ounce Chambord
1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
Combine all of the ingredients in a martini shaker and add ice. Shake several times, then strain into a highball filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice and serve.
Tuesday January 10, 2017
Join us at Carbon38 in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, January 11th, for some fabulous shopping, a cocktail or two, and enough inspirational nourishment to feed your soul for the rest of the year.
Located on Robertson Blvd. in Beverly Hills, Carbon38 is a fitness and lifestyle clothing store disguised as a fashionista’s corner boutique. They have everything from sports bras to swimwear to dresses but it’s all streamlined with a specific look (think glamorous meets comfort ♥).
We’d love to see you there! → RSVP@Carbon38.com
During the evening we’ll be raffling off a dynamite gift basket filled with all of all these goodies. You will not want to miss this evening!
Saturday January 7, 2017
New Year, New You, right?
During one of our recent partnerships with 1915 Organic we were introduced to Playlist Yoga in West Hollywood, California. Have you been? If the answer is yes, then you know that this place is AMAZING!
Basically, Playlist Yoga has turned yoga on its head by pumping beats into the studio while you do your yoga thang. The sound system is incredible. Think dance club in Las Vegas in your favorite yoga pants. While I was there, Beyonce’s beats were pulsing through the building with an intensity only matched by long held Adho Much Svanasana. If you’re a Soul Cycle devotee on the brink of bicycle burnout, you should definitely sub in one of these workouts every now and then just to change things up without losing intensity and workout vibe that you love. (Unfortunately there’s only one location for now, but I’m guessing you’ll see this fitness business popping up all over the country.)
After the sweat came the refreshments, courtesy of 1915 Organic Juices and Smoothies. I made two big batches of two of my favorite drinks: the famous Farmarita, and the non-alcoholic Strawberry Fields. Needless to say they were a hit with these gorgeous babes too.
4 ounces 1915 Bolthouse Farms Grapefruit juice
1 ounce silver tequila
½ ounce grapefruit liqueur
¼ ounces simple syrup
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Run a lime around the rim of the glass to moisten, then dip the glass into a shallow layer of Himalayan salt. Gently shake off the excess. Fill the glass with ice, then strain the mixture into the glass. Garnish with strawberries and serve.
1915 Strawberry Fields Cocktail
2.5 ounces 1915 Strawberry juice
2 ounces vanilla cream soda (I used Henry Wenhard’s brand)
½ ounce raspberry cinnamon simple syrup
¼ ounce lemon juice
Strawberry & lemon garnish
Raspberry Cinnamon Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh organic raspberries
2 cinnamon sticks
Bring contents to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 – 20 minutes, or until liquid has the consistency of syrup. Remove from the heat and pour the ingredient through a strainer. Allow to cool before using in your drink.
Combine the 1915 Strawberry juice, raspberry cinnamon simple syrup, and lemon juice in a martini shaker. Shake well to mix, then add the vanilla cream soda. Gently stir inside the shaker, then transfer to a rock glass filled with ice. Garnish with a strawberry and lemon and serve.
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