Posts Tagged ‘California’

Strawberry Basil Smash with Diplomático Rum

Game, set…SMASH! It’s official, Spring has sprung, and with it all of the fresh fruits and blossoms and herbs are bursting at the seams here in California. And my severe seasonal allergies to it all can prove it! You know what I’m not allergic to? Sipping on delicious rum drinks whilst playing table tennis in […]

Blinking Owl is Orange County’s First Distillery Since Prohibition

Being the first of anything is always a challenge. Blinking Owl Distillery co-owners, husband and wife, and longtime Santa Ana residents, Brian and Robin Christianson know that all too well. After setting aside their careers and devoting nearly four years to conceptualizing, researching and planning the business and build-out of the first craft distillery in Orange County, they’ve finally opened […]

Barefoot Bubbly’s Fruit in a Flute Cocktails & Event!

A couple weekends back I was part of a phantasmagoric, technicolor dream deep in the Hills of Beverly… There were synchronized swimmers bedecked in the most adorable caps and suits… …photogenic poofs of cotton candy, brightly colored flower crowns, and allll of the beautiful people. So, what was the purpose of all of this California whimsy and multicolored […]

It’s Negroni Week! Make a Negroni Snow Cone!

Negroni Week officially starts TODAY! Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, this seven-day celebration of all things bitter, ruby-red and delicious is also all for a great cause. Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. From […]

Cocktail Crush, California Edition: Ventana Inn’s Basil Gimlet

I’m not going to lie. The moment captured above looks ALMOST as enchanting as the actual experience itself. No wonder I fell head over heels for this smooth operator. I mean, it didn’t hurt that I had some of my favorite ladies with me or that Big Sur, California is the definition of magic (seriously, […]