St. Patrick’s Day is less than a week a way, so it’s probably time to start talking about celebrations for this fun, super-lively holiday – and we know there will be a lot of them! Today on Real Simple: Celebrations, I posted some tips & ideas for St. Patrick’s Day drinks – from the all-important […]

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Vodka never looked so pink…or so chic! I have to admit that Pinky Vodka has their packaging down pat – this pretty bottle and pink-hued beverage would fit right in at a Parisian bridal shower, lingerie shower, bachelorette party, or really any type of girlie cocktail party. Recipe quick links from thenest.com: Chocolate Pinky Valentini […]

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Game Day is almost here! If you’re still fine-tuning your party menu, here are a few especially "yum-o!" looking ideas from Everyday at Rachael Ray … Recipe quick links: Mini Hot Dots Pulled Chicken Sandwiches Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn Beer Margaritas

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Jazz up your midnight toast this year with some festive, toast-worthy recipes from cocktailtimes.com: Lava Lamp Cocktail Junior Lava Lamp (Non-Alcoholic) Rising Star and this extremely yummy-looking Blackberry Bellini *All recipes above except for the Junior Lava Lamp are champagne-based. To create mocktail versions of champagne-based cocktails, substitute ginger ale or lemon-lime soda for the […]

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I stumbled on some wonderful holiday inspiration in the most unexpected place the other day – my grocery store’s website! I was trying to figure out if something I needed was sold at a regular grocery store, so I went to the VONS website, spotted a little section called “Inspired Holidays“, clicked on it, and […]

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Looking for a fun signature drink to serve at your Labor Day bash this weekend? Here are some cool ideas from Food Network : {pictured above, clockwise from top left} Golden Daquiri , Plum Caipirinha , Summer Watermelon Situation , and Gin & Tonic Gellies Or..if you’re planning on doing an "all-white" labor day party […]

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It’s been overly hot and humid here lately…so these frosty-looking berry cosmo and mango freeze cocktails that were featured in Rachael Ray’s newsletter this morning are sounding especially good! Super easy recipe too: only 3 ingredients each and no blender required. nice ;) Mocktail version: substitue fruit juice or ginger ale in place of the […]

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Cool Cocktails: Watermelon Crush and Raspberry Collins Easy Breakfasts: Mini Blueberry Turnovers and waffles topped with berries and whipped cream Feeling gourmet? Tempt your guests with these impressive eats: Napa Valley Basil Smoked Burgers and Beer-Battered String Beans! For a sweet finish: Red, White & Blueberry Cupcakes and Oat Crisps with Blueberries and Créme Fraiche […]

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Festive fruit garnishes are an easy way to add some 4th-of-July-flair to your Independence Day beverages. This simple carambola (starfruit) garnish a great example – and the perfect accent for your red and blue themed drinks!

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Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching this weekend! And I’m guessing a lot of you are planning to celebrate with the must-have cocktail of the holiday: the margarita of course! One of my favorite cooking gurus – Sam the Cooking Guy – has a recipe for one heck of a margarita – dubbed “Sammy-Boys Margarita […]

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Brides.com is a wealth of inspiration – whether you’re planning a wedding or not! Check out these gorgeous cocktail/mocktail presentations – just a few images & ideas from a stunning online drinks & cocktails gallery that features lots of differenty artsy drink displays and garnishes. (Those cool cube-things in the 2nd row of the image […]

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Reasons why I love CBJ: 1. The obvious: they even spell “Jenn” with 2 “n”s!! 2. The individual little bottles are just way too cute. 3. Adorable packaging with built-in carrying case (no gift wrap needed!) 4. Chocolate + Peppermint = YUM. Cheers! {available at most grocery stores for around $14.99/4 pack}

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Get your Starbucks™ fix in a whole new way for the Holidays! Here are some yummy holiday cocktail recipes – and fun signature drink ideas for your next party – using Starbucks™ Coffee and Cream Liqueurs. I have to say the Coco Café sounds particularly good now that the cold weather is here! (yes – […]

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Boxed wine has never looked so good! These adorably-packaged premium French wines by French Rabbit come in an eco-friendly Tetra Pak™ container – so they’re environmentally friendly too – I’ll toast to that! {via fishtank}

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In the past few years , the Mojito – a lime flavored rum cocktail garnished with fresh mint sprigs – has seemed to garner a popularity and status that rivals the oh-so-chic (thanks to the Sex and the City girls) Cosmopolitan – or “Cosmo” for short. From an entertaining perspective, what I personally love about […]

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Looking for a conversation piece to add to your bar? Then strike it up with this Bowling Ball Ice Bucket and Bowling Pin Cocktail Shaker! With their witty concepting and cool minimalist design, these clever fab finds are guaranteed to get noticed! **Great idea for a “host” gift or bachelor pad housewarming!** (although as a […]

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This fabulous circles tabletop collection with coordinating "fab bachelorette" beverage napkins and invites makes a great foundation for a very mod bachelorette party! The palette of lime, green, purple and chocolate is an fresh change from the usual pink and black and looks great with pink cosmos served in clear plastic martini glasses or these […]

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The STAR Martini:• Start with a classic Blue Curacao Martini: – 3 oz vodka – 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur – Dash of Angostura Bitters®• Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake well.• Strain the cocktail into a clear or blue martini glass rimmed with red cocktail rimming sugar.• For the […]

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