Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a few final farewell sips to savor the season. During this year’s fashion week the Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar returned to NYC. Celebs flocked to the New York’s go-to glam spot where top stylists, makeup artists, and manicurists were on hand with complimentary services including: a make-up station with an emphasis on lipsticks to help guests find their whitest smile.
After the celebs (like Kristin Cavallari, Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Rutherford to name a few) got super beautified they were able to really relax with a few fun cocktails. In my opinion, when all else fails or you’re having a funky face or hair day, turn to a cocktail (or two). Below is my fave recipe from this serious night of NYFW beauty!
2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Lime Juice
Orange or Berry Popsicle garnish
Pour vodka, cranberry juice and lime juice into a shaker filled with ice.
Shake and strain into an ice filled wine glass.
Top with Cointreau.
Slip in a popsicle for an added bit of flavor and a sweet treat!
Summer is swiftly moving out and fall is on its way in. In just a few short months we’ll be bundled up sipping a hot toddy instead of lounging by the pool with an ice cold brew. In order to savor the last few days of summer I decided to find the perfect cocktail to accompany an upcoming Labor Day BBQ. My cocktail of choice? The Four Roses Bourbon ‘Georgia On My Mind’. Continue reading
Nothing says summer like a rum cocktail. Even if you’re stuck in the city you can instantly be whisked away to paradise by pouring yourself a island style cocktail.
Some rum can be so sweet it’s hard to really savor. You end up crashing from all the sugar before you can truly enjoy yourself! Luckily, Flor de Caña, an award-winning, slow-aged rum prides themselves in using no additives or fillers to make their world-class Nicaraguan rum. So you get a pure, slightly sweet rum that is easy to enjoy in a summer sip. This high-quality rum will let you have fun without the heavy hangover that follows when drinking other rums that use chemicals and artificial ingredients! Continue reading
It seems like everything has a holiday these days. National Cookie Day, National Dog Day, National Eat Kale Until You Become Kale Day…. the list goes on and on. But some of these celebratory days are extra exciting and deserve a proper nod, or should I say toast!
August 25th is National Whiskey Sour Day. A day where we can bask in the comfort of a classic whiskey cocktail and say cheers to this sweet libation. There’s no better way to celebrate this cocktail’s history than with a traditional Whisky Sour recipe — and the premium spirit Four Roses Bourbon. At its most basic, the Whisky Sour includes three simple ingredients: Four Roses Bourbon, lemon juice, and simple sugar. Making it perfect for parties or quick get togethers where you don’t want to spend the entire night behind the bar. The simplicity of this classic cocktail is what keeps patrons ordering it over and over again. While the sophisticated taste of Four Roses Bourbon keeps it completely classy.
Whether you’ll be bar hopping this Whiskey Sour Day away or staying cozy at home with a few friends be sure to enjoy a Whiskey Sour with Four Roses Bourbon to make it a true party.
It is officially my second favorite month of the year! While December and all it’s Christmas glory still win first place in my book, July is a very close runner up. July feels like the official start of summer. The temps rise, we get to watch fireworks, BBQs fill up our calendars like crazy, ::cough:: it’s my birthday month ::cough:: and everything just feels very beachy.
Growing up in California my entire life I’ve been spoiled by perfect summers of not too hot and not too cold days. This means most of my summer soirees take place outside so that every meal comes with a healthy helping of sunshine (just remember your SPF!). If you’re looking for a few fun things to add to your Fourth of July gathering I’ve compiled a simple festive cocktail along with a firecracker-esque dessert that is sure to light up the night!
The Red Pocket Square
2 oz Malibu Red
4 oz Tonic
Splash of Cranberry Juice
Lime Wedge (garnish)
Red, White and Blue(berries)
Follow this quick and easy Betty Crocker recipe for white chocolate dipped strawberries.
After dipping the berries, while the chocolate is still wet, dip them into a bowl of blue sprinkles for a perfectly patriotic dessert!