Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Labor-Less Labor Day with Hornitos Lime Shot

After laboring year round, everyone has earned a special drink and some additional time off. Whether you’re planning for a final summer hurrah or a relaxing weekend at home, Hornitos® Tequila wants to help you toast the unofficial end of summer without much work.

Have yourself a labor-less Labor Day with Hornitos® Lime Shot, which takes all the work out of the tequila shot occasion by combining Hornitos® Plata 100% blue agave tequila with the refreshing taste of lime and a hint of salt. No need to worry about using salt, lime and knives, this innovative spirit transforms the salt + tequila + lime ritual into a single bottle that is great tasting and convenient all in one.

If you’d rather sit back and enjoy a cocktail, there is no need to exhaust yourself by fixing drinks that require a lot of shaking or muddling. Hornitos® Tequila has a few easy to mix cocktails that contain just a few ingredients and are still delicious, proving again that Hornitos® is Not Just Any Tequila.

·         1 ½ parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
·         1 lime, quartered
·         3 tsp. sugar
·         Club soda

Preparation: Place lime and sugar into an old fashioned glass and muddle the ingredients. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add Hornitos® Plata. Top with club soda and serve.

Juan Collins
·         1 ½ parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
·         1 part agave nectar
·         Splash of freshly squeezed orange juice
·         Club soda

Preparation: Add tequila, agave and squeeze fresh orange juice into a glass with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with orange and a basil leaf.

Cheers to the holiday weekend!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Funko Pop! Custom: Jason from 'True Blood'

This is my first custom Funko Pop! vinyl figure -- Jason Stackhouse from True Blood!


The series just ended this weekend, but these awesomely cute Pop!s will keep the spirit of these beloved characters alive. 


Funko PR: Pop! Marvel: Dancing Groot & Howard the Duck

From Marvel's wildly popular Guardians of the Galaxy, we bring you Dancing Groot and Howard the Duck!

We know you've all been waiting to get your hands on a Dancing Groot Pop!
We are excited to be the first to present you with the opportunity to have the adorable extraterrestrial tree being!
Haven't seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet?

Don't fret...
You can watch the delightful Dancing Groot scene right here!

Put on some music and get ready to dance with Groot!

Howard the Duck is also available for the first time from Funko!
He's free from The Collector's cages and looking to spread his wings!


Available in December!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Funko PR: Sci-Fi Mystery Minis

Science Fiction Mystery Minis
Science Fiction fans will love our new set of Mystery Minis!
All of your favorite Sci-Fi characters have been miniaturized into tiny fantastical figures!

A few of your favorites even made it in their variant forms...
Check out that Stealth Predator!
Take a better look at the crew here!
Rarity Scale:
Available in September!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Series Finale of 'True Blood' airs tonight - drink up!

True Blood, the fantastic HBO series that has aired every summer for the last seven years, comes to an end tonight at 9pm. To help deal with the loss of one of my favorite shows, here's a bloody good cocktail I like to call C-Positive.

I mixed Skinnygirl White Cherry Vodka with some seltzer, a squirt of Skinnygirl White Cherry Water Enhancer, and a splash of Dr Pepper. For an extra special touch, this drink is served in screen-accurate Fangtasia glasses.

Let's cheers to an amazing show and all the citizens of Bon Temps! 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Celebrate Summertime's Last Hoorah with Skinnygirl® Cocktails

As the summer comes to a close (boo!!), Labor Day is your last chance to soak up the sun and relax before the busy fall season arrives. To make the most of summer’s final holiday, Skinnygirl® Cocktails is serving the most refreshing cocktails of the season!

These fun and easy recipes are the perfect addition to your summer celebration. Gather your guests and raise your glasses to tan lines and good times!

If you want to spend more time enjoying the party and less time laboring over your cocktails this Labor Day, serve new Skinnygirl® Sweet’arita and Skinnygirl® 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!

Sunshine Sipper
·         5 parts glass of Skinnygirl® Pinot Grigio
·         2 parts frozen lemonade
·         1 part soda water
·         Lemon twist for garnish
Preparation: Blend ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a flute glass. Finish with soda water and garnish with a twist of lemon.

Tropical Tea-se
·         1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Cucumber Vodka
·         6 parts green tea OR diet green tea
·         Pineapple wedge for garnish
PreparationPour ingredients over ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and enjoy!

Sea Breeze Spritzer
·         1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka
·         2 parts lemon-lime soda
·         2 parts club soda
·         Lime for garnish
Preparation: Pour ingredients over ice and stir. Garnish with lime.

Hope y'all had a fantastic summer!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Toast to the VMAs with Sauza 901!

To kick of the biggest night in video music awards, let Sauza® 901® help you dance the night away with your friends with these creative cocktail recipes.

Make sure to toast to Sauza® 901® co-founder Justin Timberlake for his nomination in Best Choreography for “Love Never Felt So Good.”

Sauza® 901® is the perfect accompaniment to your MTV Video Music Awards viewing party with these fun and easy cocktails:

Mexican Mule Recipe:
·         1 part Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         2 parts ginger beer
·         Juice of ½ lime

Combine all ingredients. Add ice. Shake well. Strain. Serve over ice in highball glass. Garnish with fresh lime wedge.

901® PM:
·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         2 parts grapefruit juice
·         2 parts club soda
·         ½ part lime juice

Combine all ingredients. Stir well. Serve over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with fresh lime wedge.

Sauza® 901® Tequila Fun Fact
Sauza® 901® is a super-premium tequila and marks a  new collaborative effort on behalf of Sauza Tequila, one of the world’s top premium tequila brands, and singer, actor and entrepreneur Justin Timberlake.  The co-branded offering blends the creativity and one-of-a-kind personality of its founder with the quality and history of iconic Sauza Tequila for a dynamic new lifestyle spirits brand. Sauza® 901® is named for the time when the night gets interesting and a nod to Justin Timberlake’s hometown area code in Memphis, Tennessee.

I can't wait to see Beyoncé and Maroon 5 perform this year!

Who are you most excited to see at this year's VMAs? Tweet me @OhHellYes!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Funko PR: Pop! Television: The Walking Dead Series & Pop! Book Volume 3

Pop! Television: The Walking Dead Series 5

Season 5 of AMC's The Walking Dead is upon us!

Everyone's favorite post-apocalyptic television show is returning on October 12th!

We have a brand new series of The Walking Dead Pop! to usher in the season premiere.
This cast of characters includes both survivors and adorable walkers.
Well Walker didn’t make it out of the well in one piece…
So he won’t be making it out of our warehouse in one piece either!
Our first awesomely gross pull apart Pop! Vinyl Figure!

Take a look at the exciting Season 5 trailer here!


Available in September!

World of Pop! Book Volume 3
We have a brand new World of Pop! book available!
This book showcases all of our newest Pop!'s.
Here's a sneak peek image from the book!

Photo by Chuck Gamble

Available in September!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review: Funko Pop!: Walter White from 'Breaking Bad'

I am not even a fan of Breaking Bad (I've never seen it; can you imagine?! I must...), but I just had to have this Funko Pop! Vinyl figure because it is just so perfectly iconic.


This is Walter White, the main character of the hit series that recently ended its five-season run. Many other characters were made into adorable Pop!s, and they can be found on Amazon and Entertainment Earth as well as your local comic book shop, where I found this guy.

Review: Funko Pop!: Loot Crate Exclusive Groot

This month, the themed mystery box subscription service, Loot Crate, came with an exclusive Funko Pop! Vinyl figure, and it was awesome!

From the new hit Marvel movie Guardians Of The Galaxy, this Groot bobblehead Pop! is mossy and has a glow in the dark arm. See the pictures below for the glowing action and more details of this fine figure!


To find out more and to join Loot Crate, click here