Posts Tagged ‘Vodka’

Wild Roots Distillery Taps Pacific Northwest Flavors, & Two Fruit Forward Summer Sippers

When I think of my childhood summers in the Pacific Northwest, I remember never-ending days outside, playing make-believe for hours on end, building forts in the woods (this is before we thought we’d get murdered there), scream-running through sprinklers, and roller skating. Lots and lots of roller skating. And those days always involved foraging and […]

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 […]

Getting Into the Oscars Spirit with The Sparkling Limoncello Drop

Oh, hello darlings, I didn’t see you there… Now that I officially live in La La Land, I’m pretttttty Hollywood. I mean, I lounge around all day in my velvet robe and sip on fresh citrus and bubbly cocktails without a care in the world. My meals are mainly variations of avocado toast and the occasional […]

The Gwynnie Bee Spritz

Hey, all you curvaceous ladiez out there! Do you know about Gwynnie Bee? It is a monthly fashion subscription service (think Netflix for designer clothes!) that is dedicated exclusively to women size 10 and above. Pretty brilliant, right? Not surprisingly, they’ve amassed a lot of fans since launching a few years back, and they totally recognize that their members’ community is a major part of […]

Summer Cocktails for FreshDirect

If you live in the New York metropolitan area, including parts of New Jersey, Connecticut and Philadelphia, you know ALL about FreshDirect, an online grocer that delivers fresh and prepared food to your door. It’s pretty much a godsend for anyone entertaining, cooking for a group or planning an event, because no one, and I mean NO […]

The Harvey Wallbanger Slushy

The Harvey Wallbanger is one of those cocktails that people don’t really order anymore. But in the golden days of disco, this drink was huge. In the 1970s, every stone fox in town thought this drink was far out, out of site…copacetic, ya dig? Ok, maybe not EVERYone loved this cocktail (or talked like that), but it […]

Rose de Noël

I’m dreaming of a….pink Christmas. The Rose de Noël is a take on one of my favorite festive cocktails, the French 75: Vodka replaces the gin, pink peppercorn syrup takes the place of simple syrup or a sugar cube, and a sparkling rosé is used instead of reg ol’ bubbly. And, a dusting of sugar and crushed […]