Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Showing Off My Sauza Pitcher Pics

As you know, Sauza has launched a new summertime campaign where they're encouraging people to upload pictures of their homemade pitchers of Sauza margaritas and cocktails on social media. Well, I  just HAD to join in on the fun, and I had a GREAT time mixing up some fresh margaritas and snapping some #SauzaPitcherPics!

Above was my classic citrus margarita using Sauza's Blue Silver Tequila, and below is my spicy margarita with cucumbers, jalapeños, and a cayenne pepper rim. I used Sauza's NEW Cucumber Chili Tequila for this one, which is delicious!

Finally, using Sauza Blue Reposado Tequila, I made a delicious grapefruit margarita with a vanilla-sugar rim. So delicious!

Don't forget to mix up some of your own creations and share your Pitcher Perfect Pictures on Instagram and Twitter using the #SauzaPitcherPics hashtag!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Pitcher Perfect! Get in on the #SauzaPitcherPics fun!

With the weather warming up, social media is abuzz with beautiful, crave-worthy cocktail photos. From tequila sunrises tagged poolside to martinis at your favorite rooftop bar spot to a pitcher of margaritas at home with friends, cocktails practically beg to be photographed.
To celebrate, Sauza Tequila will be promoting a Pitcher Perfect Picture campaign, which will uncover the art of taking the "pitcher-perfect" picture. Everyone is encouraged to mix up a pitcher of margaritas and snap & share using the #SauzaPitcherPics hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Here are some interesting stats related to Sauza's Pitcher Perfect campaign, which starts today:

  • More than half (51 percent) of cocktail drinkers in America who are active on social media are eager to snap photos of their drinks and share them with friends and family. It completes the experience!

  • Margaritas are the most popular cocktails to order in pitcher form with friends (80 percent) compared to other drinks like daiquiris (53%) or sangria (49%). Margaritas also reign supreme on social—almost two in three social media users (65 percent) are more likely to share a photo of a margarita than any other cocktail. 

  • People are far more likely to share a cocktail photo to record or celebrate an occasion (63 percent) than to make others jealous (14 percent); however, more than twice as many men as women (20 percent vs. 9 percent) admit their motivation is to evoke envy amongst their friends or followers. 

  • Nearly a quarter (22 percent) of cocktail paparazzi have played the role of “photo editor” by rearranging the table setting or lighting, forbidding friends to take a sip or ordering garnishes to make the drink look more appealing. 

  • Nearly three times as many respondents say they post cocktail photos to recommend the drink to their friends or followers (39 percent) rather than show off (14 percent).

  • Americans are most likely to “favorite” or “like” a cocktail photo on social media because it looks appetizing (29 percent) or is being enjoyed by the people in the picture (22 percent), rather than if the description sounds appealing (10 percent).

Say tuned to Oh Hell Yes! this weekend for more #SauzaPitcherPics!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

To-TEA-lly Awesome Summertime Cocktails from Skinnygirl

Skinnygirl Cocktails is making a toast to the dog days of summer by adding a new twist to the beloved warm weather classic – iced tea! 

Whether you’re sipping poolside or under the umbrella at the beach, treat yourself and your company to some refreshing tea cocktails! The recipes below are a delicious reminder as to why this season is to-tea-lly the best.

Skinny Tea Twister  
  • 2 parts Skinnygirl®  Bare Naked Vodka
  • 1 part lemonade
  • 1 part iced tea
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Preparation: Mix all ingredients, pour over ice and garnish with a lemon wheel. 

Green Tea Cooler
  • 1½ parts Skinnygirl® Cucumber Vodka
  • 6 parts green tea (water steeped with tea bags OR diet green tea)
  • 2 Lemon wheel for garnish

Preparation: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, strain and garnish with two lemon wheels.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

JT Shares His Summer Cocktail of Choice for the ACC Celebrity Golf Tournament

For the first time ever, Justin Timberlake will join the ranks of celebrities teeing off at the 26th Annual American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament taking place July 14-19 in South Lake Tahoe.  To celebrate, official tequila of the American Century Championship, Sauza® 901® Tequila, has created a cocktail exclusively for the event!

Whether you’re watching the tournament with friends or hosting a viewing party, recreate Justin Timberlake’s summer cocktail-of-choice during the American Century Championship with the Sauza® 901® Club (see below). The Sauza® 901® Club is the official cocktail of the tournament and will be served throughout the week-long event.

Sauza® 901® Club
·         1 part Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         2 parts iced tea
·         2 parts lemonade
·         ¼ part agave syrup

Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Stir well. Serve over ice in tall glass. Garnish with mint sprig and lemon wedge.

All Sauza® 901® recipes are created by Sauza® 901® mixologist, Eddy Buckingham.
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, such as the Annual American Century Championship, Sauza® 901® is a triple distilled, 100% agave tequila offering a smooth taste crafted using only the finest Blue Weber agave.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Beat the Heat with New Summer Cocktails at Hard Rock

Hard Rock Cafe is shaking up some refreshing cocktails to help guests beat the heat. Whether enjoying poolside or at a local Hard Rock Cafe during a night out on the town, these fresh adult-only beverages are the perfect summer accessory!

Whichever way you stir it, sip on some unique mason jar mixtures from Hard Rock Cafe, including:
  • Summer Splash Daiquiri – BACARDI Limón Rum, amaretto, Finest Call Mango Puree, sweet and sour mix and strawberries 
  • Hard Rockin’ Mai Tai – Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, BACARDI OakHeart Spiced Rum and amaretto mixed with made-from-scratch lemonade, pineapple juice, grenadine and splash of Sierra Mist®
  • Summer Fizz – BACARDI Gran Reserva Maestro Rum and Cointreau Orange Liqueur shaken together with muddled fresh raspberries, Black Cherry Reàl and lime
  • Summertime Blues – fresh blueberries, mint and Blueberry Reàl muddled together with made-from-scratch lemonade and topped with Red Bull Yellow Edition
  • Back Porch Tee – BACARDI Superior Rum, Bombay Sapphire Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, iced tea, made-from-scratch lemonade, muddled basil and mint with a hint of Monin Cucumber

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Make a Skinnygirl Splash with Cocktails to Match Your Swimsuit

Summer is here, and the only thing more refreshing than a dip in the pool is a summertime cocktail! For the best of both worlds, host a pool party with some fun swimsuit-inspired drinks.

Skinnygirl® Cocktails has a tasty, guilt-free cocktail for every poolside fashion. These bathing suit-themed drinks are sure to make a big splash at your next pool party!

Tropical Tankini Colada
·         2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
·         1 part Pineapple Juice
·         1 part Coconut Milk
·         Pineapple slice for garnish 

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a dusting of fresh ground nutmeg and a slice of pineapple on the rim through a toothpick. 

Chic Cut-Out Cooler
·         2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
·         2 parts Coconut water
·         1 part Cranberry Juice
·         Splash of Club Soda
·         Pineapple slice for garnish 

Preparation: Build in order over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice on the rim.

Itsy Bitsy Bikini-Tini 
·         1 part Skinnygirl® Cucumber Vodka
·         1 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec
·         2 parts grapefruit juice
·         Flower for garnish

Preparation: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, pour and garnish with a flower.