Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Funko PR: Pop! Disney: Frozen Series 2 and Mystery Minis



 
Pop! Disney: Frozen Series 2
Don't let it go!
We have a brand new series of Frozen Pop!
We are adding Young Elsa and Anna along with Coronation Elsa and Anna!
And we couldn't resist adding another Olaf to the collection...
SUMMER OLAF!

 


 


Available in February!

Pop! Disney: Frozen Series 2
Frozen goes miniature!
Who knew it was possible to make the characters of Frozen even more adorable?
Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, Marshmallow, and the Troll are all featured!
Check out the rarity scale below!





Available in February!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bethenny Frankel and Skinnygirl Cocktails Check Donation to Dress for Success

Skinnygirl® Cocktails, the industry leader in premium, great-tasting low-calorie cocktails, and the original Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel got into the holiday spirit by donating $150,000 to Dress for Success®, accepted by Joi Gordon, CEO, Dress for Success®, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Skinnygirl Cocktails/AP Images)
Bethenny Frankel, the original Skinnygirl, and Skinnygirl Cocktails got into the holiday spirit by donating $150,000 to Dress for Success, a not-for-profit that helps disadvantaged women find financial independence. 

Frankel and Skinnygirl Cocktails donated $150,000 to Dress for Success at the organization’s graduation ceremony for the Going Places Network. Over the course of the three year partnership, Skinnygirl Cocktails has donated more than $700,000 to Dress for Success.

SKINNYGIRL® COCKTAILS AND BETHENNY FRANKEL SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER WITH $150,000 DONATION TO DRESS FOR SUCCESS®

Skinnygirl® Cocktails Continues Ongoing Partnership with Dress for Success to Help Women 
Succeed in Work and Life 

DEERFIELD, IL – December 18, 2014 – Skinnygirl® Cocktails, the industry leader in premium, great-tasting low-calorie cocktails, and Bethenny Frankel, the original Skinnygirl, are getting into the holiday spirit by donating $150,000 to Dress for Success®, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women. 

“Dress for Success is so important to me, so on behalf of Skinnygirl® Cocktails, I am honored to help deserving women achieve their dreams,” said Frankel. “These women are an inspiration to everyone, and we’re happy to help their cause of establishing and growing their careers.”

On Dec. 17, Frankel and Skinnygirl® Cocktails presented a check for $150,000 to Dress for Success at the organization’s graduation ceremony for the Going Places Network, a program that has helped over 10,000 unemployed women secure employment by teaching professional skills, accelerating their job searches and building confidence through weekly training programs, career coaching and ongoing networking. Over the course of the three year partnership, Skinnygirl®Cocktails has donated more than $700,000 to Dress for Success.

“Skinnygirl® Cocktails is an empowering brand whose mission is to allow women have it all without compromise, and in Dress for Success, we have found a partner who shares that vision by helping women find personal, professional and financial success,” said Megan Frank, Senior Director of Skinnygirl® Cocktails. “This donation is our way of saying thank you to Dress for Success for the exemplary work they do all year long.”   

“Skinnygirl® Cocktails has been our trusted partner for the past three years and their support and generosity is always appreciated,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. “With their help, Dress for Success is reaching a broader audience and empowering women worldwide to work towards self-sufficiency.”

For additional information on Skinnygirl® Cocktails, please visit www.facebook.com/skinnygirlcocktails@Skinnygirl on Twitter or Instagram or www.pinterest.com/skinnygirl/.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tequila Named Top 5 Food Trend by Pinterest Top 100



The results are in! According to the just-released Pinterest Top 100 list, tequila  was the most sought after spirit for cocktail recipes – beating out vodka! No longer your salt and shot occasion, tequila is more mature, more refined. 

In 2015, Sauza® 901® Tequila, the co-branded partnership between Sauza® Tequila and Justin Timberlake, wants to remaster your cocktail order with these unique tequila alternatives on classic cocktails.

Moscow Mule
In the New Year, try a “Mexican Mule” that uses tequila to kick things up a notch, in a good way.
                
Mexican Mule
·         1 part Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         2 parts ginger beer
·         Juice of ½ lime

Preparation: Combine Sauza® 901® Tequila and lime juice in a highball glass. Add ice. Pour ginger beer into glass. Garnish with fresh lime wedge.

Cosmopolitan 
This time around, consider a cocktail that embodies the class of a martini without the “Sex and The City reruns. Sauza® 901®’s “Last Night” cocktail is a great alternative for a hint of mystery and suave. 

        Last Night
·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         1 part Maraschino Liquor
·         1 part Green Chartreuse® Liqueur  
·         1 Part lime juice

 Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Shake well. Double strain and serve in a martini glass.

Old Fashioned
You love the classics but maybe you need a little edge. Sauza® 901®’s take on the traditional cocktail changes things up to appeal to a younger crowd looking for something a bit more sophisticated than a Red Bull and Vodka – try “The Contemporary.”

The Contemporary
·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         ¼ part agave nectar
·         2 dashes Angostura® bitters
·         2 dashes Angostura® orange bitters
·         Orange peel for garnish

 Preparation: Combine all ingredients in mixing glass.  Stir well. Pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a piece of orange peel.

Now that you’re prepped and ready for the biggest trend for the New Year, mix these up!
All drinks were created by Sauza® 901® Tequila’s mixologist, Eddy Buckingham.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New Year's Eve and Holiday Cocktails from Skinnygirl


This New Year’s Eve, countdown to midnight without having to count calories with stylish sips from Skinnygirl Cocktails! 

Nothing says New Year’s like some bubbly, so add some sparkle to your party with the new Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita!  A festive way to enjoy all the popular flavors of a margarita with less calories, this chic new sipper is perfect for toasting. If you’re feeling ambitious, mix up some cocktails – we’ve included recipes below for inspiration!





Midnight Kiss 
·         1 part Skinnygirl® White Cherry Vodka
·         1 part Skinnygirl® Prosecco
·         4 parts cranberry juice

Preparation: Combine vodka, cranberry juice and ice in a martini glass. Top with Prosecco and enjoy!

Countdown Cocktail
·         2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
·         Splash of dry vermouth
·         Fresh olives to garnish

Preparation: Shake with ice, pour into a martini glass and garnish with fresh olives.


Berry Merry Mistletoe
·         2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka 
·         4 parts cran-raspberry juice 
·         ¼ part fresh lime juice 
·         Raspberries (for garnish) 
·         Rosemary sprig (for garnish) 

Preparation: In a shaker filled with ice, shake together the cran-raspberry juice and vodka.  Add the lime juice. Serve on the rocks. Garnish with raspberries and fresh rosemary sprig. 

Maple Syrup Martini
·         2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka 
·         2 parts club soda 
·         Dollop of warm maple syrup 

Preparation: Shake vodka and maple syrup together with ice. Top with club soda and pour into martini glass.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cocktails for American Horror Story: Freak Show


Ladies and gentlemen, guys and gals, AHS viewers of all ages!   Now announcing Sauza Tequila’s performance in the latest season of American Horror Story: Freak Show!

You’ve watched all season long and experienced first-hand the dual personalities of Bette and Dot, the fame-hungry Elsa, and Jimmy’s need for normalcy. With one episode left, the plot is as thick as Ethel’s beard!

Can’t get enough of this season’s troupe of curiosities?  Take a seat and watch this week’s finale unfold with a show-inspired cocktail. 

Lobster Claw Crush 
This tequila take on a Bloody Mary has a fun garnish that will also come in handy as a post-cocktail snack

·         1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         7 parts tomato sauce 
·         1 squeeze of Sriracha Chili Sauce
·         3 dashes fresh black pepper
·         2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
·         Dash of celery salt
·         Dash of paprika
·         Dash of cumin
·         Juice of 1 lemon
·         2 olives, for garnish
·         1 lobster claw, for garnish (optional)
Preparation: In a shaker filled with ice combine all ingredients. Shake well and pour into tall glass over ice. Garnish with olives and a lobster claw (optional).

Twist-tea the Clown 
A classic, refreshing drink that will take you back to 1952 

  • 2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 black tea bag
  • 4 parts water
  • ¼  cup sugar
  • Sprig of fresh mint for garnish
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Preparation: In a medium saucepan bring water, tea bag and sugar to a rolling boil. Stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Remove tea bag and pour into a glass with lemon. Cool sweet tea in refrigerator for several hours. When the tea is cool, add the Tequila. Pour over ice and garnish with a lemon wedge and a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

Bette & Dot  
Just like the twins, this drink combines two different personalities – sweet and spicy – for one delicious margarita

·         2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         1 part frozen limeade
·         2 parts pineapple juice
·         1-2 dashes chipotle hot sauce
·         Chipotle peppers for garnish (optional)

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a chipotle pepper.


Jupiter Juice 
Warm and sunny, with a dark twist, just like the famed city where Freak Show takes place

·         2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
·         2 parts orange juice
·         2 dashes grenadine
·         Lemon wedge for garnish

Preparation: In a glass filled with ice, stir together orange juice and tequila. Pour the two dashes of grenadine down the side so that it settles to the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Add Sparkle to Your Holiday and New Year's Eve with Sauza® Tequila

Time to ring in the New Year and toast to a fresh start with a bubbly drink in hand! 

Sauza® Sparkling Margarita is a perfect alternative to champagne and comes in four delicious ready-to-serve flavors- Original Lime, Wild Berry, Mango Peach and Watermelon

Still looking for something to serve at your holiday gathering?  ‘Tis the season to indulge in food, fun and festive cocktails. Spread holiday cheer and salud to these merry recipes below!

From Sparkling Margarita to Mexican Eggnog, Sauza® Tequila will help make your New Year’s Eve and holiday celebration effortless and enjoyable.


Strawberry Sparkler 
·         1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         ½ part DeKuyper® Strawberry Liqueur
·         ½ part (chilled) rose champagne
·         ½ part limeade
·         3 strawberries 
·         1 tbsp. sugar
·         1 wedged lime 

Preparation: Wash, stem, quarter and freeze strawberries for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead). Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your champagne flute and dip in a plate of sugar to coat rim. Place a frozen strawberry at the bottom of the flute. Open champagne and pour glass approximately 2/3 of the way full. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liqueur. Shake. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired. Top glass with the cocktail and serve immediately.

Mexican Eggnog 
  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila 
  • 1 part Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 3 parts egg nog 
  • Dash of cinnamon

Preparation: In a shaker filled with ice combine egg nog, tequila and bourbon. Shake to combine and serve chilled with a dash of cinnamon on top.

Chocolate Peppermint Margarita 
  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila 
  • ½ part peppermint schnapps
  • 6 parts milk
  • 1 part hot chocolate powder
  • Candy cane 

Preparation: In a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients and shake. Pour into your most festive glass and garnish with a candy cane. Enjoy! 

Cranberry Margarita 
  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
  • 1 part cranberry puree
  • Sanding sugar for garnish
Cranberry Puree:
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice, about 2 oranges
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • 4 ounce package of fresh cranberries 

Preparation: 
To make the cranberry puree: In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the sugar in the orange juice. Add the cranberries and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Set aside and let it cool. Blend cranberries in a blender, then strain. 

In a shaker add crushed ice, 1 ½ part of Sauza® Blue Silver, ½ part of JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur, 1 part cranberry puree and shake to mix. Pour drink into a sugar rimmed martini glass.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Deck the bar with 3 signature cocktails sure to bring good cheer!


Tis the season! There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a good cocktail.

Sauza® 901® Tequila, the co-branded partnership between Sauza Tequila and Justin Timberlake, wants to make sure that you are prepped to get through the holidays – in style. Save the tinsel and sparkle for home d√©cor, these classic cocktails have just the right amount of holiday spirit without being cheesy.



Honey Tee-quila
Sauza® 901® Tequila’s Honey Tee-quila is a refreshingly smooth cocktail, perfect for adding just a touch of the holiday spirit. The candied ginger cubes offer a sophisticated alternative to those “sugar plums.”

·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         1 part honey syrup
·         2 dashes ginger juice
·         ½ lemon juice

Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Shake well. Strain and serve over ice in rocks glass. Garnish with slice of candied ginger.

First Class
Hitch a ride on the polar express with this first-class holiday cocktail. Forget the candy canes; a sugar rim gives a festive appearance without being too over the top.

·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         1 part Orange Curacao
·         1 part fresh lemon juice
·         ¼ part agave nectar
·         1 dash Angostura® orange bitters

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.  Shake well for 10 seconds.  Strain and pour into a martini glass.  Rim glass with sugar.

Mexican Mule
The favorite cocktail of Sauza® 901® Tequila’s founder, Justin Timberlake. We all know “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” will be playing at some point of the night, so why not mix up a toast?

·         1 part Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         2 parts ginger beer
·         Juice of ½ lime

Preparation: Combine Sauza® 901® Tequila and lime juice in a highball glass. Add ice. Pour ginger beer into glass. Garnish with fresh lime wedge.

All drinks were created by Sauza® 901® Tequila’s mixologist, Eddy Buckingham.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Toast the Holiday Season with Festive Cocktail Recipes from Hard Rock Cafe

The holidays are right around the corner, so let Hard Rock Cafe help you celebrate in style with some unique and innovative cocktail recipes that embrace the spirit (and flavors) of the season!

Nothing complements a festive family get-together like a signature drink and this year, Hard Rock is introducing a line of limited-edition cocktails that will get guests ready to raise a glass and make the holidays all the merrier.

·         Coco Press – a warm twist on Hard Rock’s new press cocktails; features a mix of Amaretto, Bacardi Oakheart and Hot Chocolate, served in a coffee-press vessel over whole marshmallows
·         Pumpkinpalooza – a homemade Milkshake blended with Pumpkin puree and Maker’s Mark, topped with Whipped Cream and Caramel Syrup
·         Pumpkin Smash – this non-alcoholic blend of milk, vanilla ice cream and pumpkin puree and is a perfect seasonal treat for the whole family!
·         Pomegranate Prosecco – add a little sparkle to your party with this bubbly mix of Prosecco, White Sangria Mix and Pomegranate Seeds with a rosemary sprig for garnish

Create some fun memories at home or at your local Hard Rock Cafe with these cocktail creations!

Cocoa Press:
Ingredients
1 oz.                       Amaretto
2 oz.                       Bacardi Oakheart
3 oz.                       Pumpkin real puree
14 oz.                    Hot Chocolate
5                            Marshmallows

Directions
·         Place 5 marshmallows (regular size) into bottom of press
·         Add the first three ingredients then fill with hot chocolate
·         Insert depressor and lid
·         Slowly press the depressor to the bottom of French Press to smash marshmallows


Pumpkinpalooza:
Ingredients
2 ½ oz.                  Makers Mark
2 ½ oz.                  Pumpkin real puree infused syrup
4 scoops               Vanilla ice cream

Directions
·         Blend ingredients
·         Garnish with Whipped Cream and Caramel Syrup

Pumpkin Smash:
Ingredients
1 ½ oz. Pumpkin real puree infused syrup
4 oz.                       Milk
3 scoops               Vanilla ice cream

Directions
·         Blend ingredients
·         Garnish with Whipped Cream and Caramel Syrup

Pomegranate Prosecco
1 tbs.                     Pomegranate Seeds
1 oz.                       Finest Call White Sangria Mix
2 oz.                       Santa Margarita Prosecco
1                              Rosemary Sprig

Directions:
·         Add Pomegranate Seeds and Sangria Mix into Champagne flute
·         Fill with Santa Margarita Prosecco
·         Garnish with rosemary sprig