Monday, June 30, 2014

More 4th Of July Recipes To Celebrate

We’re only a few days away, but it’s not too late to start planning your 4th of July celebration! You can impress your family and friends by mixing up a pitcher of the Strawberry Fireworks or salute them with Hornitos® Lime Shot.

No matter what the preferred option is, Hornitos® Tequila is sure to spark the fireworks this 4th of July and show you why Hornitos® is Not Just Any Tequila!

Strawberry Fireworks
·         3 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
·         Handful of fresh strawberries
·         Juice from 1 lime
·         2 teaspoons superfine sugar
·         Fresh pepper
·         1 cup club soda

Preparation: Put strawberries in a small pitcher and mash to your desired consistency. Add juice, club soda, Hornitos® Plata and combine along with 4 good grinds from the pepper mill. Fill 2 glasses halfway with ice and divide drink among glasses. 

Or just have one BIG delicious drink to celebrate my birthday ;)

Hornitos® Lime Shot takes the process out of the whole tequila experience. No need for blenders or the traditional tequila ritual, this shot already combines the salt + tequila + lime! Serve the shot chilled in a glass for the ultimate Lime Shot experience.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Celebrate the birth of me & our country with Skinnygirl & Sauza this 4th of July!

Every birthday deserves a celebration and America’s is no exception! 

Whether you’ll be enjoying a poolside party, beach BBQ or fireworks fiesta, these recipes are perfect for toasting to the birth of our nation.  Added bonus: they’re low-calorie so you can indulge in a cocktail without having to stress about your bikini body!

Want to keep the celebration low-key and low-cal?  Try new Skinnygirl Sweet’arita or Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita for ready-to-serve, refreshing twists on the classic margarita.

Strawberry Sparkler
·         1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
·         2 large strawberries
·         3 – 4 basil leaves
·         Splash of soda water

Preparation: Muddle strawberries and basil leaves.  Add ice and vodka, top with soda water.

Patriotic Prosecco
·         2 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
·         2 parts limeade
·         Sweetener (optional)
·         Lime wheels for garnish (optional)
Preparation: Add all ingredients into a stemless wine glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Stars and Stripes Sipper
·         1 ½  parts Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
·         Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec
·         Splash of diet lemon-lime soda
·         Raspberries or lemon slice for garnish
Preparation: Mix ingredients in a glass with ice. Top with diet-lime soda. Garnish with raspberries and a lemon.

Fireworks Fizz
·         1 part Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka
·         4 parts sparkling water
·         Splash of all natural pomegranate juice

Preparation: Combine vodka and sparkling water over a glass of ice. Finish with a splash of pomegranate juice.

Happy Birthday to me! :)

With the 4th of July around the corner, toast the U-S-A with the patriotic red, white and blue recipes below.  The summertime sips are perfect for every Independence Day occasion, whether you’re firing up the grill, sipping poolside or packing a picnic.

Looking to enjoy the day off without having to mix up a cocktail? Sauza’s newest sparkler is just the cocktail for kicking back and relaxing this summer- just pour new Sauza Sparkling Margarita Watermelon over ice and enjoy!

Blue Salute
  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½  part DeKuyper® Blue Curacao
  • 2 parts frozen lemonade
  • 2̷3 parts light beer 
  • Cherries (for garnish)
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with cherries and a lime wedge and enjoy!

Rocket’s Red Glare
  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 part frozen limeade
  • 1 ½ parts light pomegranate juice (no sugar added)
  • 1 part vanilla creme soda (or diet vanilla creme soda)
  • Cherry (for garnish)

Preparation: Combine limeade, pomegranate juice, tequila and vanilla creme soda in a glass filled with ice. Stir well to combine. Garnish with cherry.

Frozen Firecracker
  • 1 ½  parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 ½ parts frozen piña colada mix
  • 1 ½ parts mango sorbet
  • 2 parts ice
  • Coconut shavings for garnish (optional)
  • Pineapple slice for garnish (optional)

Preparation: In a blender, combine tequila, frozen piña colada mix, mango sorbet, and ice until smooth. Optional: Rim your cocktail glasses with coconut shavings and garnish with a pineapple slice. Serve immediately.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Welcome To The Hellmouth: Funko Announces 'Buffy' Pop!s

Pop! Television: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

If the apocalypse comes, beep me.

We have more exciting news for Joss Whedon fans today!

The Chosen One and her crew are ready to navigate the treacheries of Sunnydale!

Are you Team Buffy and Angel or Team Buffy and Spike?
You decide!
Luckily, we made both Angel and Spike Pop!'s so you can have it your way.
Willow, The Gentleman, and Oz are also here to help you relive the magic of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

There's more!
  Be on the lookout for the Vampire Spike chase piece!

Available in September!

I am soooo beyond excited for these!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Friday the 13th Cocktails

For the first time since 2000, Friday the 13th and a full moon will align this Friday, June 13, 2014, so you might be thinking that it’s a good night to stay in ;)

But don’t let superstition get in the way of indulging in some spook-tacular cocktails! Here are some cocktail recipes to get you in the Freaky Friday spirit -

Lucky 13
  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ¼ part DeKuyper® Pomegranate Liqueur
  • ¼ part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
  • 3 parts pomegranate juice
  • 1 part coconut water
  • ½ part lemon juice
  • ¼ tbsp. sugar (to rim glasses)
  • 1 lime wedge for garnish
  • Pomegranate seeds

PreparationRim your glass by running a lime wedge around the rim and dipping in sugar. In a shaker filled with ice, combine pomegranate juice, coconut water, tequila, liquors and lemon juice. Shake and pour into prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and 13 fresh pomegranate seeds.

Superstitious Sipper
  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ lime
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • 2 sage leaves (plus more for garnish)
  • Soda water
  • Cucumber slice (for garnish)

Preparation: Muddle together sage and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass. Squeeze in juice from half a lime, add tequila and ice.  Stir and pour into glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a sage leaf and cucumber slice.

Midnight Moon Margarita
  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 4 parts sparkling blackberry soda
  • ¼ cup fresh blackberries
  • ¾ part fresh lime juice
  • ¼ part simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)

Preparation: Place 2-3 whole blackberries in your glass. In a blender, puree the rest of the fresh blackberries with lime juice and simple syrup. Strain into a cocktail shaker, add the Tequila and ice and shake to chill. Pour your glass ⅓ full with the blackberry-lime-tequila mixture. Top with chilled blackberry soda. Garnish glass with a lime wedge. Salud!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Funko Pop! Disney: Frozen

Pop! Disney: Frozen

For the first time in forever...
Frozen Pop!'s are coming!

We are excited to finally announce our brand new Frozen Pop! Series!
We have had many request for this series and we couldn't wait for the line to make it's debut!
The Oscar-winning film is the highest grossing animated film of ALL TIME!
Frozen's soundtrack was also the best-selling digital soundtrack EVER!

Do you want to build a snowman?
Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven make the perfect Pop! companions! 


Available in July!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Al Fresco Brunch Cocktails Courtesy of the Original Skinnygirl, Bethenny Frankel

Summer is in full swing and there’s no better way to celebrate with your friends than with the best meal of the week – an al fresco brunch!

A meal that simply tastes better with friends, and conveniently doesn’t start till noon, just got even tastier. The original Skinnygirl, Bethenny Frankel, shares her must-have al fresco brunch cocktails and recipes that are guilt free, easy to make and pair perfectly with brunch favorites like avocado, mozzarella and tomato salad and whole-grain French toast.

So gather your pals, get outside and toast with delicious cocktails and even more delicious conversations!

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.

Marvelous Morning Mojito
·         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!

Sassy Wine Slush
·         2 parts Skinnygirl™ California White wine
·         2 parts frozen lemonade
·         1 part soda water
Preparation: Blend ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a flute glass. Finish with soda water.

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.