Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Fashionably Bombed Favorites


Favorite Fashionably Bombed Cocktail
Flannery: "I chose Lemon Meringue Pie Drop because it was so tasty that I could NOT put it down!  We usually don't get drunk while creating recipes, but this one was just too good..."

Lemon Meringue Pie Drop


Katherine: "Our Cherry & Vanilla Bean Mojito is by far my favorite cocktail!  It tastes so good, we should call it 'The Cherry Bomb!'"
Cherry & Vanilla Bean Mojito
                                                              
Favorite Fashionably Bombed Photo Shoot
Flannery: "Katherine surprised me by making these amazingly beautiful headdresses and I just loved mine so much that I didn't want to take it off!"
Thanksgiving

Katherine: "Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite artists, so I made sure that we got in at least one Frida photo shoot this year!  Besides, who doesn't love Uni-brows???"
Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

Favorite Episode of Fashionably Bombed
Flannery:  "I laughed so hard I cried the first time I watched our Dia de los Muertos episode!"
Dia De Los Muertos
Katherine: "I chose the Snowtini episode because I loved being both a rapper and a backup dancer!"
Snowtini

Favorite Fashionably Bombed Outfit
Flannery: "My gold Kate Spade dress because, well, it's GOLD!  And it's super festive!"
Rudolph Royale

Katherine: "My purple Diane Von Furstenburg dress.  It fits me like a glove!"
New Year's Eve
Favorite Moment in Fashionably Bombed History (so far) 
Flannery: "When I realized that some of our Facebook fans were people who didn't know us!  They actually "liked" us of their own free will!"
Katherine: "When we drove to San Francisco for the BlogHer conference, blasting my mixtape (which I made especially for the occasion!)"
Cheers!
Thanks to everyone who reads our blog!  We hope it's as much fun to read as it is to create!  Until next year... The Fashionably Bombed Girls

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #12- Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

WE DID IT!!!!  Christmas Cocktail #12 is finally here, and the 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails are complete!  We hope you enjoyed them!  We'd love to hear which cocktails you tried and how they turned out!

So by now you know us well enough to know that we couldn't create 12 original cocktails without including something Mexican!  So we created our own Fashionably Bombed version of Mexican Hot Chocolate, and HOT DAMN is it chiloso!

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Makes 2

1 ounce high quality unsweetened chocolate (we used Scharfenberger chocolate for this recipe)
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ vanilla bean (seeds scraped out)
Pinch of salt
¼ teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
1 cinnamon stick
2 tablespoons chocolate liqueur
2 tablespoons dark rum
1 tablespoon Original Cinn schnapps
Whipping cream
Ground cinnamon

Roughly chop chocolate and add to a saucepan.  Stirring constantly, add milk, brown sugar, vanilla bean seeds, salt, chili pepper flakes and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil.  Once chocolate is melted remove from heat and stir in rum, cinnamon schnapps and chocolate liqueur.  Garnish with whipped cream and a dusting of ground cinnamon.

Now what does one wear while disfrutando Mexican Hot Chocolate?  We got our fashion inspiration from our favorite Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo!










!Feliz Navidad!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #11- Snowtini

Christmas Cocktail #11 is a video post!!!  But before you can watch it, you must prepare yourself by watching this first:



We know that was painful!!!  But trust us, it was totally worth it!  Because NOW you're ready...


Snowtini

Makes 2

1/3 cup coconut cream (should be settled at the top of a can of coconut milk)
¼ cup marshmallow creme
3 tablespoons vanilla vodka
3 tablespoons white chocolate liqueur
2 tablespoons half and half
1 miniature bottle of Malibu rum
¼ cup coconut
2-3 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Ice
1 package of Hostess Snoballs to garnish

Add all ingredients to blender and blend, Baby, blend!!!  Keep adding ice until you get a nice, slushy, snow-like consistency.  Garnish with Snoballs!


"12 Inches of Snow" baby!!!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #10- Hot Asian Apple Cider

Who doesn't like HOT ASIANS, uh, I mean Hot Apples, uh, I mean Cider Hotties???  You see, we tried to make regular Hot Apple Cider and it was just so freakin' BORING!  So we stayed up waaaaay past our bedtime and created our own "Asian" version by adding freshly grated ginger and ginger liqueur!  Remember when Jim and Cindy Walsh finally moved to Hong Kong?  This drink is EVEN better than that!


Hot Asian Apple Cider

Serves 6

6 cups apple cider
1 cup ginger liqueur (we prefer Domaine de Canton for it's intense ginger flavor!)
3 whole cinnamon sticks
1 apple (sliced)
1 orange (sliced)
6 cardamom pods (crushed)
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

In a medium saucepan, heat apple cider, apple slices, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and ginger. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove from heat; pour in ginger liqueur . Strain into a pitcher; discard solids. Serve in mugs, garnished with cinnamon sticks.  Enjoy!

So what does a lady wear while enjoying a HOT ASIAN (the drink, people!)
Louis Vuitton Spring 2011

And now for your viewing pleasure...a little of that Asian Persuasion!!!
Jason Momoa
Keanu Reeves
This Color Splash dude has GOT to be part Asian!


 Daniel Liu
 And the NUMBER 1 HOT ASIAN AWARD goes to...TYSON!!  He counts as Asian- Right???

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #9- Rudolph Royale

We, here at Fashionably Bombed, have recently fallen in LOVE with a blog called Mrs. Lilien!  There are no words to descibe the beauty of this blog!  Reading it whisks you away to a land where everyone and everything is rich and beautiful!  Which we (cue Oprah voice) "LOOOOOOOOVE!!!"  All we can say is that it is just SOOOOO Fashionably Bombed!!!  She describes her blog as "an eye-candy showcase devoted to the pursuit of visual brilliance" and we couldn't agree more!  So imagine our delight when she suggested a collaboration!  Seriously, we just about fainted!  A few smelling salts later and VoilĂ ! we present to you, our chic little collaboration creation...

Click here for a printable recipe card!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #8- Holiday Sangria


Armed with a bottle of delicious Twin Poms pomegranate wine, an abundance of seasonal fruit, and a Spanish great-grandmother to make proud, it became quite obvious what we needed to make- SANGRIA!!!  And talk about a party drank!!!  A couple of sips of this stuff and you'll be lisping like a Spaniard in no time! 


Que botella bonita!
 
Holiday Sangria

Makes 8-10 glasses


One 750 ml bottle of pomegranate wine (We like Twin Poms because it's tasty and because, well, who doesn't like TWINS?)
1/2 grapefruit (sliced into circles)
1 lemon (sliced into circles)
1 orange (sliced into circles)
1 persimmon (sliced into circles)
4 kumquats (sliced into circles)
½-1 cup dark rum
Seeds of 1 pomegranate
Juice of 2 oranges (Appx. ¾ cup)
Juice of 2 lemon (Appx. ½ cup)
1 cup Star Anise Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
Club soda (to top)


Slice grapefruit, lemon, orange, persimmon and kumquats. Add fruit to a bowl, including the pomegranate seeds. Pour in one 750 ml bottle of pomegranate wine.  Next add dark rum and ½ of the Star Anise Simple Syrup (reserve the other half for guests to adjust the sweetness of their individual drinks). Briefly stir mixture and chill for at least 2 hours (overnight is best), to allow for the flavors to fully develop. Serve with a star anise, a little bit of fruit, and a fresh citrus slice in each glass. Just before serving top off each glass with club soda (if not using club soda, reduce amount of simple syrup to taste). Give each glass a stir.
Note: feel free to replace any of the fruit with other seasonal fruits such as: apple, pear, blood orange, etc.

Star Anise Simple Syrup
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
4-5 star anise pods


Add all ingredients to a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and stir until sugar disappears. Turn off stove and let the mixture steep and cool for one hour (or overnight, if you make it ahead of time).

We both LOVE Spanish-influenced fashion.  Really, who could resist the bright colors, lace, polka-dots, ruffles and sexy bolero jackets???  So what does one wear while sipping sangria?  Take a peek...

Christian Lacroix



The Real Deal
 

Rami Al Ali


 
Christian Lacroix


Vicky Martin Berrocal






Christian Louboutin
 As we say in Spain, "Salud!"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #7- Kumquat & Meyer Lemon Mojito

We know that YOU know that we LOVE mojitos!  And, yes, we found a way to sneak one into The 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails!  What can we say?  Mojitos are what kicked off this whole crazy Fashionably Bombed adventure!  And boy have we come a long way!  Remember this? And this? And, who can forget, this?  WOW!  That was painful to watch (minus the Chia part-that was fun!)  We were so serious back then!

Well this mojito is different!  Instead of limes, we're using kumquats and Meyer lemons which are currently growing all over the place here in California.  They are nicely complimented by the fresh ginger and mint.

Is your mouth watering yet???

Tropical vacation??? NAH!  All you need are a couple of these babies!

Kumquat & Meyer Lemon Mojito

10 mint leaves
4 kumquats
2 ounces white rum
1½ ounces freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
Club soda to top off
Crushed ice

Slice kumquats into rounds and add to a highball glass.  Next add lemon juice, sugar, mint leaves and ginger and muddle ingredients together. If you don’t have a muddler, you can use any flat utensil with a handle, such as a spoon.  Next add white rum and stir. Add crushed ice and top off with club soda.

Get crazy, get wild, get crazy, get wild and garnish with a stacked kumquat and mint cocktail skewer! 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #6- Candy Cane-tini

Attention F. Bombers! (That's your new nickname, by the way!)  Wondering what to serve your holiday guests to get them good and relaxed?  Well we just happen to have invented the ultimate Christmas cocktail and we challenge you to find anything more festive! 
That, my friends, is a white chocolate & crushed candy cane rim!

Now that's a grocery list!

Candy Cane-tini
Makes 1


3 ounces half & half
2 ounces white chocolate liqueur
1 ounce vanilla vodka
1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract (We like Nielsen-Massey's because the flavor is fabulous and the label is just so chic!)
White chocolate
Peppermint flavored hard candy (preferably red)
Crushed ice


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously!  In a double boiler, melt white chocolate and dip rim of glass into it.  Immediately dip rim of glass into plate of crushed red peppermint candy.  Garnish with a candy cane! 


Dressing for this cocktail is easy!  Red? White? Red and white stripes?  Yes!  All of the above!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #5- Lemon Meringue Pie Drop

Hold on to your santa hats!  This may very well be the most amazingly delicious cocktail we've EVER made!  Believe it or not, IT TASTES JUST LIKE PIE!  And it's so simple!  We took the classic Lemon Drop (vodka, sugar, lemon) and tweaked it ever so slightly.  We replaced the regular vodka with vanilla vodka, and added a gorgeous meringue to float on top!  Brilliant!  So when life hands you lemons...make a cocktail and get Fashionably Bombed!
Highly appropriate lemon-picking attire!
  

It's a pie and a cocktail all rolled into one!

Lemon Meringue Pie Drop
Makes 1

2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
1½ ounces Vanilla Vodka
1 ounce simple syrup
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
Crushed ice

To a cocktail shaker add all ingredients.  Shake vigorously until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker. Garnish with a homemade meringue floating on top!

Meringue Topper

Makes 6

2 eggs
½ cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

Separate egg yolks from egg whites. (Put egg yolks aside for another recipe). Beat egg whites on high speed. Add cream of tartar and gradually mix in sugar until dissolved. Once your egg whites form stiff peaks, they are ready. Place a large piece of parchment paper onto a baking sheet and draw out 6 circles (we used round cookie cutters). Make sure the circles will fit your martini glasses. Spoon meringue mixture into a pastry bag with a large round tip (or a ziplock bag with one 1/2 inch corner cut off). Squeeze the meringue mixutre into circular shapes on your parchment paper. Bake at 275 degrees for 30 minutes to one hour. The longer you bake them the browner and crisper they will get.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bollywood Photo Shoot

What did we do over the weekend???  Why we made a big batch of Spiked Christmas Chai and channeled our inner Bollywood Goddesses, OF COURSE!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #4- Eggnog

Now how could we have a Fashionably Bombed Christmas without eggnog?  It is, afterall, the quintessential Christmas cocktail!  But first watch as we run around the farm chasing chickens and doing our version of "The Chicken Dance"!  Apparently we'll do anything for a laugh...

On Katherine & Flannery: Sweaters by J.Crew

Eggnog

Makes 2 large cups

2 eggs
4 tablespoons sugar
1¼ cups whole milk
½ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon bourbon
2 tablespoons cognac
½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped, seeds reserved
pinch of salt
freshly grated nutmeg

Separate egg yolks and whites. Whip whites with an electric mixer and add 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Set aside. In a separate bowl whip egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of the sugar with a wire whisk. In yet another bowl, lightly whip heavy cream and add remaining 1 tablespoon of the sugar and vanilla bean seeds. To yolk mixture add milk, bourbon, cognac and a pinch of salt. Stir well. Fold egg whites and whipped heavy cream into yolk mixture. Chill for at least an hour. Top each glass with freshly grated nutmeg.

Cheers mate!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #3- Spiked Christmas Chai

So what do these two goris (white chicks) know about India?  Well one of us (that would be Katherine) knows more than your average Indian!  With a BA in South Asian Studies from UC Berkeley and an MA in South Asian Studies from Cornell, she speaks several Indian languages and even taught Hindi at Yale and UC Davis.  She also lived in India for two years where she learned her DELICIOUS chai recipe!  Now Indians don't normally spike thier chai, but HELLO!  This is Fashionably Bombed!  So make a batch, put on a sari and bust some Bollywood moves around the Christmas tree! 


DAMN!  That's a lot of flava'!


It's even tastier than it looks!

And, as always, dressing appropriately for cocktail hour is key to living a Fashionably Bombed lifestyle! Fortunately, Katherine came home from India with suitcases FULL of these gorgeous, hand-embellished silk scarves!


How do you say "Just Clownin'" in Hindi?


Spiked Christmas Chai


Makes 2


1 cup water
1 cup whole milk
2 black tea bags
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
5 cloves
5 cardamom pods (slightly crushed)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vodka
1 tablespoon Bailey's Irish Cream
2 teaspoons cinnamon schnapps (we like Original Cinn by Hiriam Walker because it tastes like a cinnamon roll!)


In a saucepan combine water, milk, tea bags, ginger, cloves and cardamom pods.  Bring to a boil and stir continuously.  Turn stove to low and add sugar.  Keep stirring for 3-4 minutes until it's a light brown color.  Remove from heat and strain.  Stir in vodka, Bailey's and cinnamon schnapps.  Garnish with a cinnamon stick. 


Now raise your glass, and as we say in Hindi...oh wait...there is no Hindi word for "Cheers" because drinking in India is a no-no!  DOH!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #2- Thin Mint-tini

Remember the good ole days of hustlin' Girl Scout cookies?  Yeah, we tried to block out those bad memories too.  But ANYTHING's better than the nightmare that was the Jog-A-Thon! Seriously???  Why would your next-door neighbor want to pledge a dollar for every time you ran around a track?  But back to the cookies...we would certainly never block out the deliciousness of those classic Thin Mints!  And now that you're all grown up you can stop making everyone else rich and start enjoying the finer things in life, like a cocktail version of that infamous cookie! The 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails continues with The Thin Mint-tini, a seriously decadent treat.  And trust us, there's nothing "thin" about it!  It is a thick, chocolatey, minty dream come true. And that cookie crumble rim???  Well there are no words...


The Goods


 
Dip, Baby, dip!
 
VoilĂ !  The Thin Mint-tini
 
Now we often get asked, "What should I be wearing while drinking one of your fabulous cocktails?"  Here are two minty ensembles to get those fashion juices flowing... 


On Katherine: Cashmere sweater and leather belt by J.Crew,
Silk top by French Connection
On Flannery: Cashmere Sweater by Ralph Lauren Black Label

Thin Mint-tini

Makes 1

1½ ounces heavy cream
1 ounce Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce Hershey's Chocolate Syrup (plus extra for rim)
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract (We like Nielsen-Massey's because the flavor is fabulous and the label is just so chic!)
10 Chocolate wafer cookies (smashed with a rolling pin)
Ice

Add chocolate liqueur, vodka, chocolate syrup, peppermint extract and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until a frost forms. Dip rim of glass into a plate of chocolate syrup and then dip into a plate of crumbled chocolate cookies.  Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a jaunty sprig of mint!  
And remember: A-B-C. A=Always, B=Be, C=Closing. Always be closing, always be closing.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #1- A Partridge in a Pear-tini

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails!!!  Sing it with us: "On the first day of cocktails my true love gave to me..."  That's right, it's a Partridge in a Pear-tini!  Get it???  This festive green concoction takes fresh to a whole new level!  You're gonna want to bust our your juicer and make a BIG batch of these babies!!!  But don't worry, they're not TOO healthy!  Merry Christmas!


On Katherine & Flannery: Dresses by Forever 21

Partridge in a Pear-tini

Makes 2

2½ ounces freshly juiced pear
2 ounces vodka
1½ ounces freshly juiced kiwi
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce Star Anise-Infused Simple Syrup
Ice

To a cocktail shaker add ice. Next add all other ingredients and shake. Garnish with a floating star anise and  a thin slice of pear. Imbibe!

Star Anise-Infused Simple Syrup

½ cup sugar
½ cup water
5-6 star anise pods

Combine water, sugar and star anise pods in a medium saucepan. Boil until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Let sit for at least one hour.  Let cool, strain and store in refrigerator.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails

Get ready!  The 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails starts tomorrow!!!  Here's a little sneak peak of The Fashionably Bombed Girls getting in the Christmas spirit!
Let's get this party started!


Look at these faces!  We take cocktails VERY seriously!




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