Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Want It Wednesday: You're Under Arrest!


Today we are officially in love with these handcuff necklaces by ASOS! Talk about a conversation starter! But watch out, you might just get arrested for being too hip!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Taste Test Tuesday: Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs



Today's Taste Test is a bit sad for us because we REALLY, REALLY wanted to like this chic hot pink can of bubbly fun (there's even a straw attached)! Although it isn't technically champagne, it's sparkling wine, it actually tasted more like beer. DUD! High marks for packaging and presentation, but there's no way this little thing could ever replace actual champagne!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Morning Eye Opener: St. Germain Strawberry Lemonade



On a recent trip to New Orleans we learned that a morning cocktail is called an "Eye Opener," although have one too many and your eyes will start to close again!  This is the first in our new series of breakfast cocktails.  Gooooooood morning world!!!

St. Germain Strawberry Lemonade
Makes 1

3 strawberries
1 ounce St. Germain
1 ounce Lemon juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup
1 ounce Vodka
Club soda
Crushed ice

In a glass muddle strawberries, lemon juice and simple syrup.  Add vodka and St. Germain and stir.  Fill glass with crushed ice and top with club soda.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Orange You Glad It's Friday? Fizz





It's been a loooooong week, but we made it!  Apparently you did too, and for that you deserve a drink!  This is a super tasty cocktail that makes good use of all those oranges hanging out in the backyard!

Orange You Glad It's Friday? Fizz

4 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
2-3 ounces vodka
1 tablespoon Thyme Simple Syrup (follow this recipe, but replace the rosemary with 1/4 cup of chopped thyme)
Squeeze of lemon
Club soda
Orange zest
Ice

To a highball glass add orange juice, vodka, Thyme Simple Syrup and a squeeze of lemon juice. Stir well. Add ice and top off with club soda. For an extra kick grate some orange zest into the drink.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Drink This, Wear That: National Margarita Day!



Well it looks like we really did it this time... How could WE, of all people, miss National Margarita Day??? Apparently it was yesterday! Oh well, in our world every day is National Margarita Day! So we're choosing to celebrate it today by featuring one of our all-time favorite creations, our Peach & Black Pepper Margarita. It sounds a little wild, but if you haven't tried it yet, you're seriously missing out! It is SOOOOO tasty! And speaking of tasty, this slinky orange number by Lanvin and these Pop Orange Patent heels by Diane Von Furstenburg aren't too shabby either!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Want It Wednesday: Neon!


We are so totally over this cold (OK, so compared to most of the country it's not actually cold here in Central California, but still!) and depressing weather, so we're injecting our lives with a whole lot of our favorite thing- bright color! Check out these fabulous neon watches by La Mer! They're sure to add a hint of sunshine to any weather!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras!

It's that time of the year again and we can't wait to start the celebration! Happy Mardi Gras!


Check out our Hurricane recipe here.

Monday, February 20, 2012

President's Day Mojito!

So if George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were to have a cocktail together to celebrate this fabulous holiday, this would surely be their drink of choice!



President's Day Mojito

Makes 1

2 ounces El Presidente brandy (get it???)
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
10 mint leaves
2-3 sliced strawberries
10-15 blueberries
Silver edible glitter stars

In a glass muddle lime juice, simple syrup, mint, strawberries and blueberries.  Add tequila and stir.  Fill glass with crushed ice and top off with club soda.  Garnish with a skewer of strawberries and blueberries and sprinkle edible glitter stars on top. Now go party like a president!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Flashback Friday: Guns N' Rose Water Mojito

At this time last year we were honoring one of our all-time favorite bands, Guns N' Roses! Because citrus is in season and this recipe is so delicious, we thought it was worth sharing again! Oh, and there's always the fabulous photo shoot that went along with it!!!


Guns N' Rose Water Mojito

Makes 1

2 ounces gold or dark rum (We used Appleton Estate Reserve)
1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
10 mint leaves
2-3 drops of rose water
1 blood orange slice
Blood orange zest
Club soda

Combine blood orange juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, rose water, blood orange slice and mint leaves in a highball glass.  Muddle ingredients together. Add rum and stir. Add ice and top off with club soda. Garnish with a sprinkling of blood orange zest!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Drink This, Wear That: The Post-Valentine's Day Edition


Anyone else getting nauseous staring at that empty red box that was once full of Valentine's Day chocolates? Are those red roses starting to wilt? Got pink and red overload??? We feel ya'! That's why this week's Drink This, Wear That post is dedicated to the anti-Valentine's Day color- Black!!! We haven't tried Dr. McGillicuddy's Black Licorice Schnapps, and frankly, we're not sure want to, but the bottle is about as opposite as pink champagne as you can get!  Oh, and this black dress by Alice + Olivia says, "I'm ready for a wild night out on the town with no one in particular!"  And those Valentino heels? Well they're just about as badass as lace shoes can get!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Want It Wednesday: SodaStream


We truly believe that bubbles make everything better! So when Katherine treated herself to a SodaStream home soda maker a few months ago a whole new world of drink ideas began swimming in our heads! We had always talked about making our own sodas, and this nifty little device made it all possible! One of our favorite soda creations combines freshly squeezed lemon juice, water and our Honey Lavender Syrup! YUM!!!

PS: We'd love to hear about your soda creations!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

DIY Conversation Heart Necklace












Conversation Heart Necklace

Step #1:  Put on a festive and tasty ring like this heart-shaped ring pop!
Step #2:  Draw a large heart onto cardstock and cut it out.
Step #3:  Trace the heart onto a piece of felt and cut it out.
Step #4:  Punch two holes in the top of either side of the felt heart.
Step #5:  Arrange the conversation hearts and glue them to the felt heart.
Step #6:  Select a fun, brightly colored ribbon and tie it in both holes.
Step #7:  Go rock your new Valentine's Day "eye-candy"!

PS: Looking for something a little naughtier to do with conversation hearts??? Go here!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Chocolate Rose Martini

This Valentine's Day you can combine two gifts into one tasty cocktail- chocolate and roses!!! If you love interesting flavor combinations, this is your drink!



Chocolate Rose Martini

3-4 ounces of milk
1 ounce creme de cacao
1 ounce Vanilla Vodka
1-2 drops rose water
Ice

Add ingredients to a shaker and shake! Strain into a martini glass. For rim, melt chocolate on a plate and dip glass in, then dip glass into sprinkles. Cheers!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Foodie Friday: Conversation Heart Bark

Need a quick Valentine's Day snack for you and your sweetie? This is a tasty and festive treat!



Conversation Heart Bark

White chocolate
Conversation hearts
Sprinkles

Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  Remove and stir.  If not completely melted, microwave for another 30 seconds.  Spread onto a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.  Add conversation hearts and sprinkles to the chocolate.  Place in the fridge overnight.  Y-U-M!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Drink This, Wear That: The Sexy Edition!


Ever since we first laid our eyes on this perfectly pink bottle of Pinky Vodka we knew it needed to be featured in a Drink This, Wear That post! According to the company, it is "hand blended with violets, rose petals, and ten other botanicals to create a flavor kissed with the delicate fragrance of a midnight garden." Well now, that's quite a statement! We'll have to do our own taste-test and see if we agree...And now on to what to wear! With Valentine's Day quickly approaching you're sure to need something sexy to wear, and we found it!!! This gorgeous lingerie set by Lascivious is sure to make your partner just a little weak in the knees! Don't do anything we wouldn't do...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Want It Wednesday: Heart Shaped Sunglasses

Ummmm...How freakin' cute are these heart shaped sunglasses from Urban Outfitters??? You'd better get yourself a pair- your Valentine's Day ensemble won't be complete without them!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

DIY Tuesday: Honey Lavender Syrup






Step #1: Put on a sparkly bee ring (similar one here!)
Step #2: Adorn your arms with these tortoise shell bangles by Ted Baker!
Step #3: Gather your honey and dried lavender.
Step #4: Combine 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir. Add 1 tablespoon of dried lavender and bring to a gentle boil.
Step #5: Let cool and pour into a mason jar. Strain before using. Now you're ready to make yourself a Fizzy Bees Knees! Yum!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fizzy Bees Knees

The Bees Knees cocktail is a classic, but we wanted to add a little something that we think makes everything better- bubbles!!! Tomorrow we'll show you how to make the tasty Honey Lavender Syrup for this drink!



Fizzy Bees Knees
1 ounce gin
2 1/2 tablespoons Honey Lavender Syrup
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Club soda

Add gin, Honey Lavender Syrup and lemon juice to a glass. Stir well. Add ice and top with club soda. Cheers!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Foodie Friday: Popcorn Party!


We love popcorn, in fact we could eat it every night for dinner! We're always experimenting with new recipe ideas, so since Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend we thought it would be the perfect time to share our favorite creations!  Enjoy!  And if you need a tasty beer beverage to accompany your popcorn, try our savory Michelada!


Indian Popcorn:

Freshly popped unsalted popcorn
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Chat Masala (This tasty Indian spice can be found in many South Asian markets)

Add vegetable oil to popcorn and stir well.  Sprinkle Chat Masala over popcorn and stir well.


Chewy Toffee Popcorn:

Freshly popped unsalted popcorn
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium saucepan melt butter.  Stir in sugar and salt.  Mix well.  Once thouroughly mixed, remove from heat and stir in milk and vanilla.  Pour over popcorn and stir well.


Mexican Popcorn:

Freshly popped unsalted popcorn
2 tablespoons Tapatio hot sauce
Salt to taste

Pour hot sauce over popcorn, add salt and stir well.  *Warning! This popcorn gets soggy if you let it sit for too long!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Drink This, Wear That: Valentine's Day Edition!


Today's post is a Valentine's Day extravaganza! Inspired by Forrest Gump and this festive holiday, we invented the uh-mazing Box of Chocolates Martini and we even did a photo shoot to go along with it! Pair it with this gorgeous angora sweater by ASOS and you're ready for romance!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Want It Wednesday: Bedside Beauties!


Nothing seems more important than a big glass of water on your nightstand the morning after a wild and crazy night!  Are we right???  So why not make it beautiful to look at as well?  We found these gorgeous handmade pitchers on the super chic Branch website and we can't stop thinking about them! Their beauty might even help you forget about that hangover!
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