Pink Flamingo Cocktail-13855

Pink Flamingo Cocktail

Most cocktails at a party are like broken records. You keep seeing the same classics over and over again – Coke & Rum, Mimosa, Manhattan. It’s time to change things up. How about adding a fun (and a bit cheeky) signature drink to your next event? Take for instance, this fabulously retro Flamingo themed backyard party. Colorfully kitschy, this shindig calls for an equally tongue-in-cheek libation. So, try out our inspired Pink Flamingo cocktail and take a gander at this addictively fun affair. Photographer Marc Edwards walks us through all the immaculate details: PINK FLAMINGO    INGREDIENTS 1 ounce Organic Pink …

Rosa Picante named Patrón Margarita of the Year-13549

Rosa Picante named Patrón Margarita of the Year

Growing up in Los Angeles amongst family and friends of Mexican heritage, Cinco de Mayo was always one of my favorite holidays of the year. The city lit up with cultural pride, amazing food, endless dancing, and, of course, margaritas. Although it’s been years since I’ve celebrated the joyous holiday in L.A., I still make a point to raise a glass (preferably a salt-rimmed one) to the occasion wherever I am. And since I have had my share of the classic, ice-blended margarita, I’m always on the lookout for innovated takes on the traditional drink to serve as my Cinco de Mayo centerpiece. …

2016 Spring Cocktail Recipes-13367

2016 Spring Cocktail Recipes

One of the many perks of my job is that I get sent free booze all the time. Yes, I know it’s awesome. Firstly, it is very important to note that I drink responsibly and I highly encourage you, my spectacular reader, to do so as well. Of course, I do not take this lovely perk for granted. I am so very lucky to sample these wonderful libations from some of the best drink brands around and pinch myself that this is my day job. To the delight (and sometimes, chagrin) of my friends and family, I like play mixologist …

Home Brewing-12995

Home Brewing

If you’re immersed into the craft beer scene, then you’ve probably contemplated home brewing more than once. It’s kind of a rights-of-passage for the artisanal hops lover, but can quickly become an overwhelming process. And if you’re not careful, just getting the hobby going can cost a few hundred dollars. So today we have taken the initial step for you and found three excellent (and affordable!) home brewing starter kits. Take a look below and then scroll down to see a brew-inspired wedding shower that will sure to get your craft beer wheels turning… Man Crates: Home Brewed Kit ($150) …

Picnic Champagne Guide-12468

Picnic Champagne Guide

Unless you are a card-carrying member of the Lonely Hearts Club, then you’re all too aware what is happening this upcoming Sunday.  It’s Cupid’s big day and we intend to help you get prepared… whether or not you’re actually prepared.  So, don’t have anything planned for your Valentine just yet?  How about an impromptu picnic?!  Get inspired by today’s dreamy couples photos of gorgeous husband and wife, Hope and Justin, during their trip to Paris.  So find an ideal setting, fill your basket with a French loaf and some cheese, and pick up one of these bubbly bottles from our Picnic …

Terlato Wines & Camille Styles-12007

Terlato Wines & Camille Styles

Are you looking to spoil your girlfriends for your upcoming bachelorette weekend? Or send newlyweds a special treat to welcome them home from their honeymoon?  Then you’re going to want to pay close attention to today’s post.  Terlato Wines has teamed up with published entertaining author, Camille Styles, to create the dreamy wedding inspiration kits.   To our delight (and farm animal-like squeals), we received two of these packages.  Filled to the brim with thoughtful details, these kits take a wedding theme to the next level.  Curated by Styles, each kit highlighted a different milestone, from a summer bridal shower …

Woodland Brandy Cocktail with Libbey Glass-12017

Woodland Brandy Cocktail with Libbey Glass

    Baby it’s cold outside… so why not cozy up to the fire with loved ones and a unique cocktail in hand?!  With all the family get-togethers, secret Santas, and rendez-vous under the mistletoe, it’s a great season to show off your mixology skills.  As a frequent party hostess, I make sure that every event has a signature cocktail to go along with the night.  Not only is it a fun way to incorporate a theme, it also serves as a memorable conversation starter for your guests.  That’s why I was thrilled to team up with Libbey Glass for …

Bites by Chef Quezada-10371

Bites by Chef Quezada

Oh boy, do we have a special treat for you today!  Chef Sandra Quezada of Tunnel Bistro in Texas is sharing with us some of her favorite summer dishes.  And the best part?  She’s even given us some of the delectable recipes.  From an ingenious tequila shot in a hollowed out cucumber slice to a mouth-watering shrimp cocktail served in a coconut, these are the dishes that warm-weathered dreams are made of.  So get ready to jot down these exclusive recipes and feast your eyes on these scrumptious plates, it’s time to sit poolside with Chef Quezada! TAMARIND MARTINI     INGREDIENTS 1 …