Sunday, December 13, 2015

3 Holiday Cocktails to Make Your Guests Merry



While the temperatures begin to drop, keep spirits high with a round of delicious holiday cocktails on behalf of super-smooth, super-premium Sauza® 901® Tequila, founded by Justin Timberlake. 

All recipes were created by Justin Timberlake’s personal Sauza® 901® mixologist, Eddy Buckingham. 

Chocolate Caliente 
·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         1 cup whole milk
·         2 oz. dark chocolate bar, chopped
·         Pinch cayenne pepper
·         Pinch of cinnamon
·         Splash agave syrup
·         Whipped Cream for garnish
Preparation: Heat milk and chocolate on hot stove and stir. When chocolate is fully melted, remove from heat and introduce other ingredients. Pour into mug and top with whipped cream.

Mexican Café 
·         1 ½  parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         1 part vanilla liqueur
·         ½ part coffee
·         ½ part heavy cream

Preparation: Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

Mexi Toddy
·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         1 part honey syrup
·         1 cup hot water
·         ½ part agave syrup
·         Lemon wedge
·         Cinnamon stick
·         Cloves
·         Star Anise

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in large mug. Stir gently and allow the cocktail to steep for two minutes.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Very Merry Holiday Cocktails and Gifts from Skinnygirl

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year and whether you’re preparing to entertain or searching for the perfect gift, Skinnygirl® Cocktails has everything you need to get in the holiday spirit. 

At your next holiday get-together, greet your guests with a seasonal signature drink. Party-perfect cocktails like the Very Merry Mulled WineWhite Winter Cosmo, Holiday Cherry Cheer or Candy Cane Cocktail are a delicious way to get the celebration started.

Looking for some simpler sips? These delish, low-cal options can easily be placed on a festive bar cart, and guests can serve themselves without holiday waistline worry – bonus: they make great gifts!

·         Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka is the perfect base spirit for mixing up tasty, guiltless cocktails
·         Skinnygirl® Pinot Noir contains flavors of dark cherry, toasted oak and vanilla, and at less than 100 calories per serving, makes a guilt-free gift for any wine lover 
·         Skinnygirl® Chardonnay offers aromas of white peach, a hint of French oak vanilla and a whisper of orange blossoms, making it the perfect complement to holiday meals


Very Merry Mulled Wine
  • 1 bottle of Skinnygirl® Pinot Noir
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • ¼ part whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 whole nutmeg, cracked with the side of a chef’s knife into a few pieces
  • 1 orange peel
  • Agave nectar to taste
  • Lemon slice for garnish
  • Star anise for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Preparation: Pour wine into a large saucepan and cook over low heat. Make a sachet with the spices by tying them together in cheesecloth and put the sachet into the saucepan. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Add agave nectar to taste, then pour the wine through a strainer and serve in a heatproof glass. Garnish with a lemon slice, star anise and cinnamon sticks. 

White Winter Cosmo
·         1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
·         2 parts white cranberry juice 
·         ½ part fresh lime juice
·         ½ part DeKuyper® Triple Sec
·         3 frozen cranberries for garnish

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with three frozen cranberries. 

Holiday Cherry Cheer 
  • 1 part Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka
  • 1 ½ parts DeKuyper® Triple Sec
  • ½ part DeKuyper® Cherry Brandy 
  • 2 parts orange juice
  • 2 parts cranberry juice
  • Cherry for garnish

Preparation: Shake all ingredients except brandy in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in a martini glass and drizzle cherry brandy over top the other ingredients. Garnish with a cherry.

Candy Cane Cocktail 
·         1 part Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
·         1 part DeKuyper® Peppermint Schnapps
·         1 part fat-free sweetened condensed milk
·         Candy cane for garnish

Preparation: Shake liquids with ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice. Garnish with a candy cane.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Raise a Glass for Bethenny's Birthday!



Bethenny Frankel’s birthday is tomorrow, November 4, so channel your inner Skinnygirl and raise a glass in her honor!

While this year’s milestones included returning to primetime, unveiling Skinnygirl® Pinot Noir and Skinnygirl® Spicy Lime Margarita and starting a new home, this birthday is sure to kick-off another adventure-filled year.  We invite you to join in the celebration with these delicious cocktail recipes.  


The B is Back 
·         2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
·         5 muddled blueberries
·         2 muddled blackberries
·         Splash of club soda
·         Lime for garnish

Preparation: Mix vodka with muddled fruit, top with club soda and garnish with lime. 

Savvy Skinnygirl
·         1 part Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka
·         1 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec
·         ½ lime
·         Splash of cranberry juice
·         Orange twist and pineapple for garnish 

Preparation: Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour over ice. Garnish with orange twist and pineapple.  

Bethenny’s Bliss 
·         1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
·         ½ part DeKuyper® Triple Sec
·         ½ part fresh lime juice
·         ½ part simple syrup
·         2-4 fresh or frozen raspberries
·         Lemon wheel for garnish
Preparation: Muddle raspberries in a cocktail shakerShake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel on the rim.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Adele premieres new song/video for "Hello"



Adele is back!!!! From the upcoming album 25, Adele has proven that absence really does make the heart grow fonder... "Hello" is a triumphant and beautiful song that will surely usher Adele right back to the top of the charts. SO EXCITED!


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Spooktacular Sips from Skinnygirl


Halloween will sneak up on you, and what’s scarier than zombies, witches, and monsters? Celebrating without a killer cocktail! 

Whether you’re hosting a costume party or looking for something to sip on during a scary movie marathon, Skinnygirl® Cocktails has brewed up some spooktacular drink recipes to help you celebrate the most frightening night of the year. 
Skinnygirl® Spooky Sipper 
·         1 part Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka
·         ½ part grenadine
·         1 part orange juice
·         Splash of pineapple juice
·         Orange slice for garnish
Preparation: Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice, pour over ice and garnish with an orange slice.

Fright-tini 
·         1 part Skinnygirl®  Cucumber Vodka
·         1 part DeKuyper® Pucker Sour Apple Schnapps
·         Squeeze of fresh lime
·         2 parts seltzer
·         Apple slices for garnish

Preparation: Shake all ingredients except seltzer vigorously with ice. Pour mixture into a cocktail glass, top with seltzer and garnish with apple slices.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Three Sinfully Delicious Cocktail Concoctions for your Halloween Bash



Pick your poison this Halloween and craft a batch of creepy cocktails (cauldron optional) created by Sauza® 901® Tequila, founded by Justin Timberlake. These spooky sippers are sure to impress guests and raise spirits at any Halloween bash. 

Sauza® 901® Tequila
Sauza® 901® Tequila is a super-premium tequila created by Justin Timberlake and Sauza® Tequila, one of the world’s top premium tequila brands. Perfect for a celebratory occasion, Sauza® 901® is a triple distilled, 100% agave tequila offering a smooth taste crafted using only the finest Blue Weber agave.

Recipes
All recipes were created by Sauza® 901® mixologist, Eddy Buckingham.

Corazón diablo
  • 2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
  • 1 part Crème de cassis
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 part coffee liqueur
  • ½  part simple syrup

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in mixing glass. Shake vigorously over ice. Strain over ice into martini glass. Garnish with sliced fig to mimic an “evil heart.”

Walking Zombie
        1 part Sauza® 901® Tequila
        1 part coffee liqueur
        1 part espresso or strong black coffee
        ½ part simple syrup
        Chocolate espresso beans for garnish

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled rocks glass. Garnish with chocolate espresso beans.

The Hot Blooded
  • 2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
  • 1 part triple sec
  • ½  part agave syrup
  • ½  part sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 strawberries

Preparation: Muddle strawberries in mixing glass. Add all other ingredients and shake vigorously over ice. Strain into salt rimmed cocktail glass.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a PINK Drink


In honor of the upcoming National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Hard Rock’s 16th annual PINKTOBER campaign, Hard Rock Cafe locations are serving up sweet support with a beverage offering that raises funds and awareness for the cause.

Now through October, guests can enjoy Hard Rock Cafe’s non-alcoholic Wildberry Smoothie – a frozen blend of blend of fresh bananas, piña colada mix, orange juice and Monin Wildberry. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Caron Keating Foundation.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cheers to National Guacamole Day with Sauza Tequila!


Holy guacamole!  National Guacamole Day is September 16th and Sauza Tequila is giving thanks for the delightfully delicious super food with a “Good to be Green” avocado cocktail and a side of mouth-watering, Artichoke Guacamole with Toasted Pine Nuts.

Fun facts about our favorite fruit:
  • Avocados have been cultivated for more than 10,000 years
  • Avocados pack even more potassium than a banana!
  • Nearly 105 million pounds of avocados were consumed during the 2014 Super Bowl – bring on the guac!

Good to be Green  
·         1 ½ parts Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         2 parts limeade concentrate
·         ½ parts triple sec
·         ½ ripe avocado, chopped
·         ½ cups ice
·         Avocado slice for garnish

Preparation: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve in a salt rimmed glass. Add an avocado slice for garnish. Enjoy!

Artichoke Guacamole with Toasted Pine Nuts
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped white onion
  • 2 tsp. minced jalapeño or Serrano chilies (Optional: remove seeds and membranes)
  • ½ tsp. teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2  large ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
  • 1 small plum tomato, cored, seeded, and finely chopped 
  • 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice 
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts

Preparation: 
  1. In a medium size bowl, use the back of a spoon to mash 1 tablespoon of the cilantro, 1 teaspoon onion, 1 teaspoon of minced chili, and ½ teaspoon salt together against the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Add the avocados and gently mash them with a fork until chunky-smooth. 
  3. Add 1 cup of marinated artichoke hearts chopped with ¼ cup of toasted pine nuts and stir.
  4. Fold the remaining cilantro, onion, and chili into the mixture. 
  5. Stir in tomatoes and lime juice, taste to adjust the seasonings.
  6. Serve with warm corn tortilla chips.  

**Makes 4 Servings

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Portal to Halloween Town is Open!


Mystery Minis: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Our second series of The Nightmare Before Christmas
Mystery Minis are coming!
The set includes the elusive Pumpkin King, the lovely Sally,
and inhabitants of Halloween Town like
Oogie Boogie’s henchman, Lock, Shock, and Barrel!
Each figure has a 1 in 12 rarity! Which figure will you get?!


Coming in October!


TNBC Vampire Teddy Pocket Pop! Keychain
Jack Skellington’s Vampire Teddy Pocket Pop!
Keychain is only a little evil!
Add the mischievous creature from The Nightmare Before Christmas
to your keyring to keep a little piece of Halloween Town close by!


Coming in November!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Welcome Fall With Cozy Cocktails from Skinnygirl

Before you know it, the warm weather will be over, and it’ll be time to switch up your clothes, décor and go-to cocktail! 

Pack up the frozen drinks and reach for something more cozy with these recipes from Skinnygirl® Cocktails featuring seasonal flavors. They’re perfect for a tailgate, bonfire, or relaxed night in. 


Pumpkin Spice Martini 

·         1 ½  parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
·         1 part canned unsweetened pumpkin
·         ¾ part fat free sweetened condensed milk
·         ¾ part unsweetened almond milk
·         ½ tbsp pumpkin pie spice

Preparation: Shake ingredients with ice, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Crisp Apple Cooler 

  • 1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
  • ¾ part apple juice
  • ¼ part agave syrup
  • Apple slice for garnish
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Preparation: Stir agave syrup with vodka in the base of a shaker until the agave syrup dissolves. Add apple juice and shake thoroughly with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an apple slice and mint leaves.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Recreate 'The Fallon' Cocktail Featured Last Night on The Tonight Show


On Wednesday’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Justin Timberlake and his personal mixologist, Eddy Buckingham, were on-hand to introduce a one-of-a-kind Sauza® 901® Tequila cocktail inspired by the late-night TV host – The Fallon.

The Fallon is a unique blend of “sweet and heat” using jalapeño-infused Sauza 901 Tequila. A triple- distilled, super-smooth tequila, Sauza 901 lends itself to being a fantastic mixer and ideal for infusing spicy flavors. 

The Fallon was enjoyed by Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake and Questlove, and was declared “SO GOOD, SO GOOD, SO AWESOME!” 


Sauza 901 Tequila
Sauza® 901® is a super-premium tequila created by Justin Timberlake and Sauza® Tequila, one of the world’s top premium tequila brands. Perfect for a celebratory occasion, Sauza® 901® is a triple distilled, 100% agave tequila offering a smooth taste crafted using only the finest Blue Weber agave.

Recipe
All Sauza® 901® recipes are created by Sauza® 901® mixologist, Eddy Buckingham. 

The Fallon 

Cocktail Ingredients:
·         2 parts Jalapeno-Infused Sauza® 901® Tequila (see below for directions)
·         1 part maple syrup
·         2 dashes Angostura® Orange Bitters

Preparation for The Fallon Cocktail: Stir all ingredients and jalapeño-infused Sauza 901 Tequila in a rocks glass. Top rocks glass with ice. Stir. Garnish with a Small Skewered red Jalapeno

Jalapeño-Infused Sauza® 901® Tequila Ingredients:
·         1 bottle of Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         1 tsp. agave syrup
·         Four jalapeño peppers
·         Pinch of salt

Preparation for Jalapeño-Infused Sauza® 901® Tequila: Rough chop four jalapeño peppers. Combine the chopped jalapeño peppers with one bottle of Sauza 901 Tequila, teaspoon of agave syrup and a pinch of salt. Stir and allow to sit for up to one hour. Fine strain back into the Sauza 901 Tequila bottle.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Toast to Summer's Sendoff with Delicious Cocktails from Skinnygirl!


Whether you’re staying home by the pool or going on a weekend getaway this Labor Day, it’s hard to deny that summer is slowly coming to an end. There’s no better way to give the season a proper sendoff than by surrounding yourself with family, friends, and hassle-free cocktails!

Skinnygirl Cocktails® ready-to-serve cocktails take the work out of cocktailing – simply pour and enjoy! 

·         If you’re craving a little a spice in your cocktail, be sure to try Skinnygirl® Spicy Lime Margarita. It finishes with a bright lime flavor and lingering subtle heat for those hot summer nights.
·         Cool off with Skinnygirl® Sweet’arita! It features an aroma of lime complemented by notes of peppery tequila and orange for a sweet settling finish. 
·         Trying to find the perfect fruit-flavored cocktail? Sip on Skinnygirl® White Peach Margarita! The flavors of sweet and juicy peach complemented with notes of silver tequila will keep you satisfied regardless of the weather!

If you’re up for mixing a few cocktails yourself, you’ll find easy-to-make recipes that include a last taste of summertime flavors below.



Summer’s Kiss Goodbye  
·         2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
·         2 large, muddled strawberries
·         3-4 pieces of basil
·         Splash of club soda

Preparation: Pour all ingredients except club soda over ice. Muddle strawberries and top with club soda.

Summer’s End
·         1 ½  parts Skinnygirl®  Cucumber Vodka
·         3 – 4 parts soda water  
·         Cucumber for garnish

Preparation: Mix all ingredients over ice.  Cut the cucumber into thin slices and garnish.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Heat Wave: 3 Spicy Cocktails from Sauza® 901® Tequila


Happy hour just got hotter! With summer in its prime, it’s time to mix up spicy cocktails sure to compete with the heat wave. You are bound to serve the best cocktails on the block with these three unique recipes on behalf of Sauza® 901® Tequila, founded by Justin Timberlake.


Picante Verano
·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         2 parts coconut water
·         ½ part triple sec
·         Splash pineapple juice
·         Splash grapefruit juice
·         Cayenne pepper

Preparation: Rim rocks glass with cayenne pepper and fill with ice. Combine all other ingredients in cocktail shaker over ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into prepared rocks glass.

Spicy Piñata
·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         1 part pineapple juice
·         1 jalapeno, sliced

Preparation: Combine all ingredients over ice in cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain over ice into rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple spear and jalapeño slice. If desired, for extra heat muddle jalapeño.

The Hot Blooded

·         2 parts Sauza®  901®  Tequila
·         1 part triple sec
·         ½ part agave syrup
·         ½ part Sriracha hot sauce
·         2 strawberries

Preparation: Muddle strawberries in mixing glass. Add all other ingredients and shake vigorously over ice. Strain into salt rimmed cocktail glass.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

RHoNY 100th Episode Special


'The Real Housewives of New York City' will air its 100th episode special on Bravo on Thursday, September 19, 2015 at 9pm. Past & present Housewives, including Bethenny Frankel, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Kristen Taekman, Dorinda Medley, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, and Aviva Drescher, will be interviewed by 'Watch What Happens Live' host Andy Cohen.