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A Beer of Champions (Think Breakfast Cocktail!)

Don’t let the bourbon deter you from serving this beverage as a brunch cocktail, a lunch cocktail, or an all day game day cocktail. When combined with an ice cold Bud Light and a little juice, the bourbon mellows out … Continue reading

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New Video: How to Make a White Russian

A White Russian is a ridiculously easy drink to make and only requires three ingredients. Watch the how-to video on our YouTube channel here! Related posts: Cristie Norman: Sommelier Extraordinaire It’s not every day that you meet a young and… … Continue reading

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Bar Review: Laurel Tavern in Hermosa Beach

Not too far from where the sun meets the salt water sits the ideal restaurant and bar.  The beer drinker, craft cocktail connoisseur, foodie, sunbather, dog walker, tourist, and local will all find something to love about Laurel Tavern in … Continue reading

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Fireball Whiskey – You’re Not the It Girl Anymore

It sucks to lose star power. It was October of 2012 when I took my first sip of Fireball whiskey. Forty minutes before my first taste my friend had called and said, “Jordan. Stop what you’re doing and go to … Continue reading

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Hurry Up and Get Your HOOCH

One free drink every day. How’s that sound? That’s the motto of Hooch, the subscriber-based app that encourages you to leave your couch and your comfort zone to find a few new watering holes in your neighborhood. And what better … Continue reading

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How to Make Star-Spangled Sangria!

This was a recipe on our blog way before we included it in our cocktail recipe book, Cocktails for Cougars & Cowgirls. It has evolved a bit over the years but continues to be a drink we get great feedback … Continue reading

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Cristie Norman: Sommelier Extraordinaire

It’s not every day that you meet a young and talented female sommelier who also happens to work at Spago, one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles, or as many would argue, the world. We met Cristie Norman last year … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sangria for the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. Even my youngest child was singing a made-up Thanksgiving song last night while coloring, and it covered all the things about the day that make a child happy: family, mashed potatoes, pie, ice cream, pie, … 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 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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How to Make Electric Lemonade!

Remember when you were a kid and the ocean looked so blue and refreshing that you wanted to just scoop it into a glass and drink it? And maybe you even tried to extreme disappointment? If the ocean was a cocktail, … Continue reading

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Wine Review: Pacificana Wines

Cost: $15.99 (on sale from $18.99) Place of Purchase: Whole Foods Once again, the design on the bottle jumped out at us as we shopped for white wine for a summer pool party. We couldn’t have found a more thematically … Continue reading

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3 Beautiful Rosé Cocktails for Summer

Yesterday we were reading about the French Rosé called Rock Angel from the Château d’Esclans winery. It is supposed to taste gorgeous, pair perfectly with a wide assortment of cheeses, and be the pink wine of the summer. It retails for … Continue reading

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Lunch in Los Angeles with Loire Valley Wines

Look no further for your summer wine list than Loire Valley. We had a chance to sample eight bottles from France’s West to Mid Region and feel darn excited to have such a perfectly balanced and varied list land in … Continue reading

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Kikori Whiskey Event at Nobu Beverly Hills

Japanese whiskey paired with gourmet sushi is our definition of a happy meal. Thursday night in Beverly Hills we dined at Nobu, bathed in happiness, drinking cocktails made with Kikori Whiskey and eating like queens. Those of you who follow … Continue reading

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Bolthouse Farms American Glory Cocktail

July 4th is hands down our favorite holiday. We rise early for a local 5K/10K race, gather with family and friends for an enormous brunch, swim until our hair turns green and our tan lines are established, and lounge around … Continue reading

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