Monday, October 31, 2011

A Dia de Los Muertos Disaster!

Tomorrow the Dia de Los Muertos festivities begin!  We're kicking off the celebration by showing you this classic Fashionably Bombed video that we made in honor of the holiday! 

We would give you the Vampiro recipe, but after watching that, we're pretty sure that you don't really want it...

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Cocktail Guide

OK, OK, OK, you're planning your Halloween party and you need some cocktail ideas!  Look no further, we've compiled all of our creations for you in one convenient place:

Bloody Eye Hemorrhage:

Bloody Eyeball Garnish:

Candy Corn Infused Vodka:


Candy Corn Martini:

Reese's Peanut-tini:

Lemonhead Infused Vodka:

Lemonhead Drop:


Smarties Infused Vodka:

Smarties Mojito:

Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake:

We can't wait to hear all about your Halloween cocktail adventures!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Drink This, Wear That: Dia de los Muertos!

We can get down with just about any holiday, and occasionally we go overboard (who, us???) but one of our favorite holidays has to be Dia de los Muertos. It's just so different from anything that we grew up with. Americans have a hard time celebrating the dead, much less dancing with skeletons and decorating sugar skulls! We didn't grow up celebrating this spectacular 2-day Mexican event, but we're making up for lost times now! So what do you drink? Preferably something in the shape of a skull like Crystal Head Vodka! And what to wear??? Well, this gorgeous necklace by Betsey Johnson is certainly a good start!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Making Halloween Cocktails LIVE on CBS 47!

In case you missed the live version, here we are on Channel 47 making Halloween cocktails!!!

Click on the links below to get the recipes!

Bloody Eye Hemorrhage
Bloody Eyeball Garnish
Candy Corn Infused Vodka

And check out Jenny Toste's blog for some behind-the-scenes pics!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

DIY Tuesday: Bloody Eyeball Garnish!

Bloody Eyeball Garnish

Step #1: Get yourself an Evil Eye Ring
Step #2: Adorn your arms with gem encrusted bangles (Katherine got these on her most recent trip to India)
Step #3: Gather your ingredients: lychees, blueberries and strawberry jam
Step #4: Take a lychee and fill the hole with a teaspoon of strawberry jam
Step #5: Take a blueberry and push it into the hole, making sure to rub some of the jam into the cracks of the lychee
Step #6: Go make yourself a Bloody Eye Hemorrhage and use your new eyeball to garnish it!

Here's lookin' at you! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bloody Eye Hemorrhage

You've probably heard of the classic Brain Hemorrhage cocktail, well this version is based on personal experience!  We were inspired after Flannery had a blood vessel burst in her eye last year.  It was the grossest thing either of us had ever seen!!!

Bloody Eye Hemorrhage

2 ounces lychee syrup (from can)
2 ounces of any red berry flavored liqueur (We recommend Okanagan's Cherry Liqueur)
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce Irish cream

To a shaker add ice, lychee syrup, red liqueur, lemon juice and vodka.  Shake, shake shake!  Strain into a clear glass and carefully pour Irish cream into glass on the back of a spoon. Garnish with a bloody eye (recipe coming tomorrow...) Who's thirsty???

Friday, October 21, 2011

Smarties Giveaway Winner!!!

Cori Kesler!!!
 She said, "Entering to win a year's worth of Smarties makes me a super Smartie!"

Congratulations Cori!  Please contact us at
Special thanks to Smarties and to everyone who entered!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Smarties Mojito

Smarties Mojito

Makes 1

10 mint leaves
3 ounces Smarties Infused Vodka
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
3 rolls of Smarties
Club soda

Combine mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup and two rolls of Smarties in a highball glass and muddle ingredients together. Add Smarties Infused Vodka and stir. Add crushed ice, top off with club soda and add a sprinkling of remaining Smarties.

PS: Don't forget to enter our giveaway of a YEAR'S supply of Smarties!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Candy Cocktail #3: Reese's Peanut-tini "The Remix"

In case you missed it, last Halloween we dressed up as cocktail glasses and invented the Reese's Peanut-tini!

We've learned a lot in the past year- when it comes to videos, shorter is better, and when it comes to cocktails, simpler is better! We really liked the flavors of this drink, but it just had waaaay too many ingredients. We wanted to make it less complicated, so we came up with this easier and even tastier version!

Reese's Peanut-tini: The Remix

Makes 1

¼ cup peanut butter (with salt)
¼ cup milk
½ ounce vodka
1 ounce Crème de Cacao

Chocolate wafer cookies
Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter cups

To a blender add peanut butter, milk, vodka and Crème de Cacao. Blend. Pour mixture into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake! Strain into a martini glass rimmed in chocolate cookie crumbs and garnish with a stack of peanut butter cups!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DIY Tuesday: Smarties Infused Vodka

Smarties Infused Vodka

Step #1: Put on a sparkly vintage rhinestone ring in a gorgeous shade of pastel yellow
Step #2: Wrap your arm in a bundle of baubles
Step #3: Add 6 rolls of Smarties to a small mason jar
Step #4: Fill jar to the top with vodka and tightly close lid
Step #5: Let mixture sit for a few days or until Smarties dissolve, shake frequently
Step #6: Go enter to win a year's supply of Smarties HERE!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bloggers We Love: Alison & Gail Rubke

Alison & Gail Rubke are the dynamic mother-daughter duo behind the très chic lingerie boutique, Faire Frou Frou in Los Angeles!  They also feature all things sexy and lingerie-inspired on their blog Frou Frou Fashionista! While we haven't met Gail yet, if she's anything like her daughter, we are sure to love her!  We met Alison at a super swanky girls slumber party in Palm Springs where we played dress up and drank Fabulosi-tinis all night long! We recently got the chance to talk to Alison about three of our favorite things- fashion, cocktails & lingerie!

Fashionably Bombed: We love Frou Frou Fashionista! It's so fun and glam! How long have you been blogging and how did you get started?
Alison Rubke: Frou Frou Fashionista started about 5 years ago on a whim. We had already established our boutique and online store, Faire Frou Frou but wanted more personalization with our customers and to share things that weren’t shown in our weekly newsletters and website. The blog started simply as a forum for sharing parts of the luxury lingerie world that inspire us!
FB: It really is inspirational! We are always ready to go lingerie shopping after perusing your blog!

FB: Since your blog and store are all about lingerie, what would you say is the perfect boudoir cocktail?
AR: The perfect boudoir cocktail…that’s a tough one, but for some reason we are sold on anything mixed with Cointreau! One of our favorite customers is Dita von Teese and she’s the spokesperson for Cointreau liqueur, and if you’ve ever seen the packaging she’s done for the brand or any of her advertisements for it, you’d be convinced it makes the perfect boudoir drink too! She makes a pretty drink called the Blush which is basically an improved version of a Greyhound (which happens to be one of our favorite Summer cocktails).
FB: Good choice! We love Cointreau in margaritas too!

FB: If you were going to dress The Fashionably Bombed Girls up for a boudoir photo shoot what would you put us in?
AR: The Fashionably Bombed Girls would look adorable in bright, fun lingerie! Maybe those fun neon lingerie sets from this Summer from Cosabella would be the perfect choice. Or any of the rompers or babydolls from Zinke would be a good match. The bottom line is something that’s fun and sets the tone for celebration!
FB: LOOOVE IT!!! That totally sounds like us!

FB: As you know, we LOVE fashion! So we have to ask you to describe your favorite outfit for us!
AR: My favorite outfit is pretty much something I would wear to work at Faire Frou Frou, which is typically pretty undergarments (like Fifi Chachnil or Vannina Vesperini) layered underneath a knee-length skirt, a tank top or camisole, and a sweater. I am pretty much a J.Crew shopper, so most of my clothes come from there. Of course I love to accessorize with my Christian Louboutin heels and chunky jewelry. There’s a certain chunky turquoise necklace that I own and love to wear!
FB: HA! Oh we know ALL about that certain turquoise necklace!!! (Side note: Flannery and Alison were shocked to discover that they both have the exact same turquoise necklace! In fact, all three of us have many of the same items in our closets!)

FB: When you're at a bar do you ever order a drink to go with your lingerie?
AR: I am ashamed to say that I’ve never ordered a cocktail to match my lingerie…but now you have put that on my to-do list!

FB: Is there a particular Fashionably Bombed cocktail that speaks to you?
AR: Oh my goodness, so many of the Fashionably Bombed cocktails are favorites of mine because they are such show-stoppers! Two favorites that I’ve made are The Skirt and the Fabulosi-tini (served for Mother’s Day!). Pretty much any cocktail that involves Cointreau, St. Germain or Chambord work for me (I like my sweets!), otherwise I’m a tequila gal!

FB: Is there anything else we should know about you and/or your blog? Got any exciting things in the works that you care to share?
AR: Faire Frou Frou has 2 blogs; Frou Frou Fashionista for all luxury lingerie-related topics, and Little Frou Frou Fashionista which is simply inspiration photos of all kinds (mainly fashion). We’re going to begin a new series of blog posts featuring how to wear or layer your lingerie with your outerwear. It’s something we encourage our customers to do, and we thought the blog would be a great place to provide examples of how to do it. We really want ladies to see the potential of lingerie as an accessory…so that’s what the new series will be about.
FB: YAY! We love lingerie as outerwear! In fact, we did a photo shoot recently where we wore brightly colored bras underneath lace tops!

Special thanks to Alison & Gail Rubke! Cheers Ladies!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Photobooth Friday: Smarties Giveaway!!!

We had the pleasure of meeting Liz Dee, fifth generation candy maker and Co-Owner/Director of Digital Media for Smarties this summer at the BlogHer conference in San Diego.  It was a brief meeting, but we were completely fascinated as she told us about her life literally growing up in Candy Land. And when she mentioned partnering up to do a Smarties giveaway for Halloween??? Well you can imagine our delight!   As you know (remember this post?) we are HUGE candy lovers.  And this isn't just any old giveaway!  We're talking about a year's supply of Smarties!!!

All you need to do is "like" us and Smarties on Facebook (you can do that
here and here) and leave a comment below telling us what makes YOU a Smartie!  Here's an example: "My blinged out nerd glasses make me a Smartie!"

Entries must be posted by Friday, October 21st at 9am PST*,and one winner will be chosen at random.

{*Sorry, limited to US residents only. Winner will be contacted once comments close and announced on October 21st. Good luck!}

Stay tuned for Smarties-inspired cocktail recipes next week!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Drink This, Wear That: The Glow-in-the-Dark Edition!

We've been obsessed with glow-in-the-dark FOREVER!!! As a kid, Flannery's favorite thing was her glow-in-the-dark shoelaces, while Katherine's was her Playskool Glo Snail. Now that we're all grown up (sort of) we've moved on to more sophisticated things that glow-in-the-dark like booze and clothes! Today we're featuring the delicious Taboo Absinthe which just happens to come in a glow-in-the-dark bottle! And can you believe we found this...wait for it...glow-in-the-dark dress? Seriously! We're all over it!!!

Oh, and if you're looking for a tasty and unconventional way to use your absinthe, try our Absinthe Mojito!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake

Last fall, only a few months into our new cocktail blogging adventure, we got a little ballsy up in the lab and invented the Bumpkin (Bacon + Pumpkin) Pie-tini. At the time adding bacon, cinnamon schnapps and pumpkin puree to a cocktail really seemed like a good idea!  Fortunately for you, we decided to go with a simpler approach to a fall-themed beverage this year.  Now we're not saying you shouldn't give the Bumpkin Pie-tini a try, we just have a feeling that you might like our new and improved concoction just a teensy weensy bit more!

Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake

Makes 1

4 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 ½ ounces Vanilla Vodka
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg
Pinch ground ginger
Pinch cloves
Whipped cream to garnish
Cinnamon stick to garnish

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend!  Pour into a hallowed out mini pumpkin, top with whipped cream and garnish with a cimammon stick.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DIY Tuesday: Lemonhead Infused Vodka!

Lemonhead Infused Vodka

Step #1: Paint your nails with our new favorite nail polish, Crush Worthy by Face Stockholm and put on a fabulously fruity ring!
Step #2: Wrap several brightly colored necklaces around your arm
Step #3: Add 1/4 cup Lemonheads to a small mason jar
Step #4: Fill jar to the top with vodka
Step #5: Let mixture sit in a dark place for at least one week and filter before using

Use your new concoction in our super lemony Lemonhead Drop Martini!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Candy Cocktail #2: Lemonhead Drop

Lemonheads happen to be one of our absolute FAVORITE candies of all time!!! They are sweet and sour and super lemony in a chemical-y kind of way that takes us right back to childhood! This is a very tasty cocktail that would be perfect to serve at your Halloween party!

Lemonhead Drop

Makes 1

2 ounces Lemonhead Infused Vodka
2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup Lemonheads

In a shaker with ice add vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and lemon zest. Shake vigorously until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker. Add Lemonheads to the bottom of a martini glass, then pour drink on top. Garnish with a lemon wedge!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fun Fact Friday: We Heart Scary Movies!

About this time every year we feel the need to get ourselves good and scared!  And now that we can't sleep at night, we've got lots of extra time to work on the blog!  These are our top five scariest movie favorites.  But let us know if we missed any good ones!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Drink This, Wear That: The Black & Orange Edition

We are all about the Halloween spirit this year!!! And although we've got lots of crazy costume ideas, nothing is classier than a chic black and orange ensemble. We just adore this silk pleated dress by Bottega Veneta! And it wouldn't be Halloween without a sleek black bottle of Absolut 100!!!

PS: Have you tried our Candy Corn Martini yet?
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