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.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Have a "Pitcher Perfect" Labor(less) Day!

If you’re entertaining this Labor Day weekend, Sauza Tequila has the tips you need to maximize the celebration and ditch the unwanted labor. To spend more time at the party and less on back and forth trips to the kitchen, think pitcher-style cocktails

A pitcher of refreshing “Bittersweet Summer” or “Labor Day Lemonade” is sure to keep your crowd happy and keep you relaxing poolside. Check out the pitcher-style recipes below. 

To make sure cocktails are photo-ready, arrange the pitcher and drinks on a bright table cloth with vibrant garnishes to add context!

Bittersweet Summer
·         1 cup Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         3 cups grapefruit soda
·         ½ cup lime juice
·         Grapefruit wedges (optional)

Preparation: Add tequila into tall glass with ice. Fill remainder of the glass with grapefruit soda. Squeeze juice of lime and garnish with grapefruit wedge (optional). Enjoy!

Labor Day Lemonade
·         1 cup Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         1 cup lemonade
·         1 cup ginger beer
·         1 cup water
·         1 teaspoon honey
·         Lemon slices or peels (optional)

Preparation: Combine lemonade, ginger beer, tequila, water, lemon slices and ½ teaspoon of honey in a glass filled with ice. Stir well to combine. Garnish with a lemon slice or peel (optional). Enjoy!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Liven Up Your Lemonade

Next Thursday, August 20th, is National Lemonade Day! To celebrate, Hard Rock Cafe has some great recipes to jazz up the summer classic:

Strawberry Basil Lemonade
2              Strawberries
2              Lemon wedges
4              Basil leaves
½ oz.      Agave nectar
6 oz.       Lemonade

Directions: Combine Strawberries, basil leaves and agave nectar and muddle. Squeeze lemon wedges into glass. Add lemonade and shake with ice. Garnish with basil sprig and strawberry.

Back Porch Tea – 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

Raspberry Mint Lemonade
3              Fresh raspberries
3              Fresh blueberries
4              Mint leaves
1 oz.       Simple syrup
1 oz.       Raspberry vodka  
½ oz.      Gin
½ oz.      Elderflower liqueur
1 oz.       Lemon juice
Splash   Lemon-Lime soda
1              Lemon wedge
1              Mint sprig

Directions: Muddle fruit with mint and simple syrup. Add liquor and lemon juice.  Shake and strain over fresh ice. Top with lemon-lime and garnish with lemon wedge and mint sprig

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Funko PR: Hail to the Pumpkin King!

Pop! Disney: The Nightmare Before Christmas

We have some new additions to our
The Nightmare Before Christmas line!
Jack Skellington returns in his Pumpkin King costume just in time
for Halloween, when he joins the land of the living!
Our latest Sally figure includes her jar of deadly
Nightshade and her black cat from “Sally’s Song”!

Coming in September!

Mopeez: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange?
Our The Nightmare Before Christmas Mopeez are coming soon!
The series features Jack Skellingon, his ghost dog, Zero, and his beloved Sally!
Jack also comes in his Pumpkin King costume, as well as the Mayor of Halloween Town!
Don’t forget to add Vampire Teddy and Oogie Boogie to your collection, too!
These four and a half-inch plush figures are weighted on the bottom
to retain a slouchy posture and adorable frustration.
Mopeez are available for pre-order in the form of a PDQ or as individual pieces.
Each PDQ comes with the below assortment of 12 pieces.

Coming in October! 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Tips to Step up Your Personal Style from Skinnygirl Cocktails

Personal style goes far beyond the clothes on your back, and any Skinnygirl® should be equipped with a few secrets to add her own flair. The original Skinnygirl® Bethenny Frankel recently shared a first look at her new home in Bridgehampton and gave fans some insight into the style inspiration that helped her transform her space into “the first real home” she’s ever had.

Skinnygirl® Cocktails would love to share tips for developing – and owning – your personal style, including everything from home design to drinks and entertaining. 

·         Pick a signature color – Choose a signature color and incorporate it into your home décor, wardrobe and even your cocktails. For Bethenny, “Skinnygirl red” made sense for her and she incorporated red accents throughout the house. The Red Hot Summer recipe below is inspired by Bethenny’s go-to hue. 
·         Choose a theme – Whether it’s vintage glam, rustic romance or modern chic, pick a theme to carry throughout your style. Bethenny’s casual chic country house was designed to be low-maintenance, casual and serene.  
·         Give it some character – Your theme doesn’t need to end with décor – spruce up your next party with a creative theme and wow guests.  Roaring 20s, garden party and black & white bash are all fun options that can align with your home design.  
·         Prepare to entertain – Keep entertaining in mind, and adapt both your décor and menu to make it as stress-free as possible. Bethenny’s outdoor bar built from reclaimed wood is a great piece that invites guests to gather and relax with a signature cocktail in hand. Keeping a few go-to simple drink recipes on hand can help make entertaining a breeze. If you’re planning a casual soirée, below you’ll find a few easy to make drinks that take the hassle out of entertaining. 
·         Pick your playlist – Choose a theme song for inspiration, whether you’re working on a DIY project, redesigning your wardrobe or planning a party. In the effort to make it her own, Bethenny’s new home was inspired by an empowering 2000 throwback track. We’ll toast to “independent women” with the cocktail below! 

Red Hot Summer
  • 1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka
·         1 part pomegranate juice 
·         6 parts club soda or sparkling water
·         Orange wheel for garnish
Preparation: Pour ingredients over ice, and garnish with an orange wheel.
Bethenny’s Bliss
·         2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
·         Splash of dry vermouth
·         Fresh olives for garnish

Preparation: Shake liquids with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh olives.

Laid-Back Lemonade 
·         1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka
·         2 parts sugar-free lemonade 
·         Splash of club soda
·         Orange for garnish (optional)

Preparation: Shake well in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour over ice. Top with club soda, and garnish with an orange slice (optional). 

Independent Women
·         2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka 
·         1 part club soda 
·         Watermelon balls, frozen 
·         Toothpick/mini umbrella
Preparation: Shake vodka with ice. Pour into martini glass and top with club soda. Spear frozen watermelon with a toothpick and drop in glass.