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Monday  February 13, 2017

I. Love. You. {A Valentine’s Day Cocktail}

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.

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I. Love. You. 
¾ ounce 100 proof bourbon
¼ ounce cranberry liqueur
¼ ounce black raspberry liqueur
Squeeze of lime juice

Directions
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.

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Saturday  February 4, 2017

A Long Bay Iced Tea That Will Make Everyone Happy!

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

 

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

Directions
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

Renew Refresh Restart in 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

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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!

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Saturday  January 7, 2017

Stretching into the New Year with Healthy Living

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.

Farmarita
4 ounces 1915 Bolthouse Farms Grapefruit juice
1 ounce silver tequila
½ ounce grapefruit liqueur
¼ ounces simple syrup
Raspberry garnish
Himalayan salt
Lime

Directions
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.

Directions
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.

Although we have been compensated for our time, all opinions, recipes, commentary, reviews, and photographs are our own. 



Friday  December 16, 2016

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 decorations away.

I’m a shopping procrastinator. I hate it. The parking, the crowds, the wrapping of the presents, the fear of the return line when the gift doesn’t work out…all of it. And now it’s December 16th and I’ve only made one purchase: a pair of slippers for my son which he has already found hidden in the closet. Awesome.

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But! I have found the perfect gift for the 21+ person in your life in the form of a can filled with Stillhouse® Whiskey. It’s not just any can. It’s a 100% stainless steel can with zero welds. And look at how shiny and red the “bottle” is?! It’s like a giant flask made just for Santa. You don’t need to fight crowds at the mall because it’s sold right around the corner at your local grocery or specialty beverage market, you don’t need to wrap it because the visual presentation is so spectacular, and it won’t be returned because DUH IT’S WHISKEY!

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Each can of clear corn whiskey, charcoal filtered and distilled to perfection, retails for around $29.99. In addition to their original flavor, Stillhouse offers Apple Crisp Whiskey, Peach Tea Whiskey, Coconut Whiskey, Mint Chip Whiskey, and Red Hot Whiskey. Amazing, right?

Check out all their recipes at www.Stillhouse.com and follow them on Instagram & Twitter: @StillhouseUSA

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This is not a paid endorsement; however, we have received complimentary product (best job ever!!!). All opinions, recipes, commentary, reviews, and photographs are our own. 



Thursday  December 1, 2016

Pick a Polar Pear Cocktail for the Holidays

It might seem counterintuitive to make a frozen drink for the holidays, but if Santa walked into a bar, the Polar Pear cocktail would definitely be his libation. Yes, it looks like a Christmas tree got tangled up with a snowball, but it tastes like a cocktail you’d sip on a remote tropical island in June, meaning…it’s amazing!

We’ve been working with 1915 Bolthouse Farms all year and continue to learn how versatile their organic cold-pressed juices are. Yes – most people gravitate towards these darling little bottles because they’re filled with fantastically healthy ingredients. Of course we like them for this reason too, but also because each juice is extremely mixable with our favorite spirits (type 1915 Bolthouse into the search box for more recipes!). We’re all about easy entertaining, and having this many ingredients together in one place means less work for us. Yay!

If you’d like to dress this recipe up for the holidays even more, consider swapping out the banana chips for frozen whole cranberries, or dusting the top of the drink with a little red and green sugar.

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Polar Pear Cocktail
1.5 cup frozen cubes 1915 Bolthouse Farms Pear Smoothie
2 ounces coconut milk
2 ounces vodka
Sweetened banana chip garnish

Directions
Combine the frozen cubes of 1915 Bolthouse Farms Pear Juice, coconut milk (shake the can well prior to opening to properly mix the coconut milk with the rich coconut milk fat), and well-chilled vodka. Blend until it has the consistency of a milkshake.

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Although we have been compensated for our time, all opinions, recipes, commentary, reviews, and photographs are our own.