Spring Fling: The Lavender Lemon Drop Martini

Spring is in the air! We’ve sprung our clocks forward and now we’re ready to soak in some of that new found sunshine – with a new cocktail in our hands! We all know that spring is a time to look forward to beautiful flowers, longer days and the beginning of backyard entertaining. In order to welcome this time of year with open arms, we introduce you to a cocktail that may become your official Read more ...

The Perfect Irish Whiskey St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail

St. Patrick’s Day gives all of us a chance to get into that Irish state of mind. What better way to celebrate than with a bottle of Irish whiskey and a new cocktail? We’re going classic here—no green dye required. Derived from a Gaelic term meaning “water of life,” Irish whiskey is one of the oldest distilled beverages in the world. Irish whiskey’s unique flavor is due to the fact that Read more ...

Shake Up a Valentine’s Day Martini, James Bond Style

Bond. James Bond. This British secret agent embodies all things sexy and mysterious. For an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, we introduce you to a martini straight out of a 1953 James Bond novel, Casino Royale, called the Vesper Martini. For some secret agent background on this Bond girl libation, here are two of the spirits you’ll need to celebrate Valentine’s Day Bond-style. 1. LONDON DRY Read more ...

Crowd-Pleasing Super Bowl Cocktail

by Gidget + LaRue Your 2014 Super Bowl party deserves a great cocktail that doesn’t anchor you to your bar mixing drinks. So if you have a crowd watching the game at your house, how do you serve an amazing drink and still be able to enjoy the party? Answer: THE HURRICANE. By adding this recipe to your pre-game routine, you can make the entire batch before your guests arrive. Better yet, Read more ...

The 200-Calorie Cocktail: Diet-Friendly & Delicious

Everyone who made a promise to work on shedding those extra holiday pounds, raise your hand. Our hands are in the air right there with you. Let’s be honest and admit that, while weight management is important, so is having a delicious cocktail on a Friday night with your friends. While alcohol is fat-free and low in carbs, calories in cocktails add up quickly. Here’s a Cocktail Calories Pocket Read more ...

HOLIDAY COCKTAILS: How to Make Simple Syrup

by Gidget + LaRue The holiday season has arrived in force and that means two things dear to our hearts—entertaining and giving.  Luckily we know how to make one easy concoction to help you with both. Simple syrup is an essential addition to your home bar and the best way to add the pure sweetness of sugar to any cocktail recipe. Have you ever tried to add a spoonful of sugar or drizzle honey Read more ...