Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Kimye Wedding Cocktails from Sauza

With the Kanye West and Kim Kardashian wedding around the corner, the world is watching as these two A-listers get ready to tie the knot!

This much-anticipated event has the world buzzing- from what dress(es) will the bride-to-be wear, to which stars will make the guest list, to what will guests be sipping on at the impending nuptials??

Looking for a cocktail option quicker to make then it takes to say “I do”?   Just open and serve new ready-to-serve Sauza Sparkling Margarita Watermelon over ice for a bubbly twist on the classic margarita!

Tying The Knot
·         1 part Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         ¼ part orange liqueur
·         1 part passion fruit juice
  • 1 part soda water
·         ½ part agave nectar
·         Lime juice
  • Lime peel (garnish)

Preparation: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients and shake vigorously. Pour over ice and garnish with a lime peel (optional).

Happily Ever After
  • 1 part Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 part cranberry/raspberry juice
  • ½ part lemon-lime soda
  • Peach slice and mint for garnish

PreparationCombine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Serve chilled over ice. To create a layered cocktail, pour ingredients in order given into individual glasses filled with ice. Do not stir. Optional: garnish with a peach slice and a sprig of mint.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

FUNKO Pop! Television: True Blood

New line of True Blood® Pop! Vinyl Figures of fan-favorite characters available at stores nationwide in July 2014
EVERETT, WA – May 20, 2014– This summer, the HBO® phenomenon True Blood will bid farewell to fans in its seventh and final season. To celebrate the success of the series in its closing days, Funko and HBO Global Licensing® are excited to announce a new line of True Blood® Pop! Vinyl Figures.
This series will include some of the most popular characters from the show. Each super stylized True Blood® Pop! Vinyl Figure will stand 3.75” tall and come in a window display box. The figures are Ages 17+.

True Blood® Pop! Vinyl Series
· Sookie Stackhouse
· Eric Northman
· Alcide Herveaux
· Lafayette Reynolds
· Pam Swynford De Beaufort
· Bill Compton*
The final season of True Blood will debut June 22, 2014 on HBO.
*The Bill Compton figure will arrive a few weeks after the initial series launch.


About Funko
Funko is a pop culture licensed-focused toy company located in Everett, WA. Funko prides itself on being purveyors of all things pop culture. Funko has licenses with over 150 television shows, movies, and video game and pop culture titles. For more information, visit

About HBO Global Licensing:
HBO Global Licensing officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network's award-winning programming. With products created around hit series like Game of Thrones® and True Blood® as well as classic series like The Sopranos®and Entourage, items include fashion apparel, figures, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, prop and costume replicas, games, books, and beverages, as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands. Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City. HBO Global Licensing products are also sold internationally across Europe (, Asia and Australia.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Mix up these Memorial Day shots from Hornitos

This Memorial Day weekend, master the art of cocktail-and-food matching—and just in time for all the warm-weather backyard festivities. If you’re interested, your readers can fire up the grill with Hornitos® and try some of these seamless pairings of mouthwatering food and thirst-quenching cocktails.

Hornitos® Lime Shot takes the process out of the whole tequila experience. No need for blenders or the lick it-sip it-suck it ritual, this shot already combines the salt + tequila + lime!
Serve the shot chilled and in a salt-rimmed shot glass for the ultimate Memorial Day experience.

Patriot’s Plata - This cool, sweet drink offsets spicy heat of your summer barbecue
·         1 ½ parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
·         ¾ part Lime Juice
·         ¾ part Pineapple Juice
·         ¼ part Agave
·         Pinch of Cilantro leaves

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nickelodeon & Funko Expand Multi-Year Licensing Deal To Include 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-Themed Vinyl Figures, Bobble Heads and Mini-Figures,
 Hit Shelves this Summer!
NEW YORK – May X, 2014 – Nickelodeon and Funko prepare to spread Turtle Power this summer, with the launch of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed products. The new product line includes vinyl figures, mystery mini-figures; bobble heads and Hikari vinyl figures featuring series favorites, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Splinter, Shredder, April O’Neil, Bebop, Rocksteady, and more. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles joins Funko’s roster of Nickelodeon licenses which includes an extensiveSpongeBob SquarePants product line.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is hotter than ever and we are so excited to expand our partnership with Funko to offer die-hard fans and collectors an opportunity to interact with their favorite characters from the iconic series with this cool stylized line of figures,” said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys and Publishing, Nickelodeon Consumer Products
“Working with the team at Nickelodeon on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles projects has been amazing. They let Funko do what Funko does best, and that is create crazy, whimsical and cool items for the Turtles brand.” said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles product line includes:
· Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series 2 Pop! Vinyl
    Available this July, each super stylized Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pop! Vinyl Figure will stand 3.75-inches tall and come in a window display      box. Featured characters include: Bebop, Rocksteady, April O’Neil and Foot Soldier.
· Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hikari Japanese Vinyl Figures    |
    Available this July, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hikari is a highly collectible line of clear Sofubi vinyl inspired by Japanese Vinyl Figures. Each         piece will be hand numbered and limited edition. Featured characters include: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo in various color         ways.
· Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wacky Wobblers
    Available this August, each Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wacky Wobbler will stand 7-inches tall and come complete with heads that bobble.         Each Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wacky Wobbler will stand on a base with the character’s name.  Featured characters include: Leonardo,         Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, Splinter and Shredder.
· Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mystery Mini-Figures
    Available this September, these 2.5-inch figures will come individually packaged in blind-box form with a 1/12 chance to get each stylized figure.     Featured characters include: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, Splinter, April O’Neil, Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, Foot Soldier,             Krang and Casey Jones.
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered Sept. 29, 2012 and was an instant hit, drawing almost 12 million viewers during its premiere weekend. Year to date, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ranked as one of the top five series across all TV with kids 2-11, reaching more than 23 million total viewers. Funnier and with more ninjutsu than ever before Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesexplores the companionship of four teenage brothers learning to rely on themselves and one another as they unravel the mystery of their existence and grow to become the heroes in a half-shell that they are destined to be. The series airs regularly on Nickelodeon,Sunday mornings at 11a.m. ET/PT.
About Funko
Funko is a pop culture licensed-focused toy company located in Everett, WA. Funko currently holds more than 150 licenses including, but not limited to; Lucas Films, Marvel, Hasbro, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, DC Comics, NBA, Sanrio, and Disney. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible in the world with over 10.5 million units sold in the last three years.
About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit  Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mystery Minis

These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.5" Mystery Minis are totally tubular, dude!
All four of your favorite teenage turtles are here from the storm sewers of New York City!
In addition to the four crime fighters, we also have April O’Neil, Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, Foot Soldier, Krang and Casey Jones!

The pieces have a 1/12 rarity scale, making the chances for each character equal!

These fantastically designed Mystery Minis will be available in July for only $6.95 each!

Take a better look at all the radical Mystery Minis here!

Pop! Television: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series 2

In follow-up to our popular Pop! Television: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series 1...
We bring you...
Pop! Television: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series 2!

Series 1 was so wicked that we couldn't resist giving you Series 2!
This time around we have April O'Neil, Foot Soldier, Bebop, and Rocksteady!


These Pop!'s will be in stores this July!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wacky Wobblers
For the first time ever...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wacky Wobblers are here!

We've had a lot of requests for these and we finally have six totally cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wacky Wobblers for you!

Righteous!These Wacky Wobblers will be in stores this August!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Skinnygirl Cocktails Welcomes Summer During Memorial Day Weekend

Whether you’re planning a poolside BBQ with friends or just kicking back at the beach, take advantage of the unofficial kick-off of summer by mixing up some refreshing Skinnygirl® Cocktails’ recipes to keep you cool this Memorial Day.

Just in time for outdoor entertaining, Skinnygirl® Cocktails is pleased to announce two new ready-to-serve offerings – Skinnygirl® Sweet’arita andSkinnygirl® Sparkling Margarita. These super easy, fun twists on the classic margarita allow you to raise a glass to summer without having to raise a finger – just open, pour and enjoy!

Looking to mix up your own cocktails without breaking a sweat? The recipes below are simple to make and perfectly refreshing for summertime sipping!

Seashore Spritzer
·         1 part Skinnygirl™ Prosecco 
·         1 part light rum 
·         2 parts frozen lemonade
·         1 part seltzer

Preparation: Blend ingredients with a little crushed ice and pour into a flute glass.

Poolside Prosecco Punch
·         2 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
·         2 parts limeade
·         Lime wheels for garnish (optional)
·         Sweetener (optional)

Preparation: Add all ingredients into a stemless wine glass and stir. Garnish with a lime wheel (optional).

Summertime Sipper
·         1 ½ parts Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
·         Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec
·         Splash of diet lemon-lime soda
·         Cherry or lemon slice for garnish
Preparation: Mix vodka and triple sec in a glass with ice. Top with a splash of diet lemon-lime soda. Garnish with cherries and a lemon.

Very Berry Lemonade
·         1 ½ parts Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
·         2 parts sugar-free strawberry lemonade
·         Muddled blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
·         Splash of sparkling water
·         Blackberry or lemon wedge for garnish

Preparation: Mix vodka, lemonade, and muddled berries in a glass. Top with a splash of sparkling water and add ice. Garnish with a blackberry or lemon wedge.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother's Day Cocktails For Toasting Yo Mama ;)

It’s nearly time to raise a glass and toast to one of the most important woman in your life – your confidant, best friend, therapist (when needed), or as we like to call her, mom.

After a week filled with late nights, never-ending to-do lists and countless meetings, what better way to celebrate mom than with the best meal of the week – brunch.

Skip the big lines and crowded spaces this year, and instead turn your kitchen into a brunch retreat filled with homemade cocktails that pair perfectly with eggs and pastries.

This Mother’s Day, take time to toast the hardest working woman around.  The recipes below are perfect springtime sips for celebrating mom in style!

Is mom a margarita fan?  If so, opt for new Skinnygirl® Sweet’arita and Skinnygirl® Sparkling Margarita- these fun twists on the classic margarita are ready-to-serve so even on her day off, even mom can open, pour over ice and enjoy!

Brunch Time Bloody Mary
·         2 parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka
·         2 parts low-sodium tomato juice
·         Splash of fresh lemon juice
·         Squeeze of fresh lime juice
·         Dash of Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
·         Dash of hot sauce
·         Sprinkle of celery salt
·         Cucumber for garnish

Preparation: Shake ingredients well in a shaker filled with ice. Strain into a glass. Garnish with cucumber wheel.

·         1 part Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
·         1 part Light Rum
·         1 tsp. agave nectar
·         3 parts lime juice
·         Splash of lime flavored sparkling water
·         3 sprigs of mint

Preparation: Shake rum, lemon juice and agave nectar in cocktail shaker with ice. Top with Skinnygirl™ Prosecco and pour into tall Collins glass. Muddle in mint leaves and enjoy!

Sunday Sipper
·         1 ½ parts Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka
·         6 parts orange juice
·         Orange slice for garnish
Preparation: Add Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka in ice-filled glass and top with orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice.

Blissful Bellini
3 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
2 parts peach puree

Preparation: Place ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a flute glass and enjoy!

Grapefruit Margarita
·         1 Part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         1 part club soda
·         Juice of 1 fresh grapefruit
·         1 ½ part raspberry ginger ale soda
·         Grapefruit wedge for garnish (optional)
Preparation: In a shaker filled with ice combine all ingredients. Shake well and pour into glass over ice. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Sauza® Sparkling Margarita Watermelon
Packed with bold melon flavor and flirty effervescent bubbles, just pour over ice and enjoy.