Saturday, January 30, 2016

Happy Birthday JT! Celebrate 35 Years with JT's Exclusive Birthday Cocktail Recipe

On January 31, Justin Timberlake will celebrate his 35th birthday! To toast to the occasion, JT’s personal mixologist, Eddy Buckingham, created an exclusive, one-of-a-kind Sauza® 901® Tequila cocktail, inspired by the founder – The Three Five. 

The Three Five is a unique blend of sweet and tart, and of course, triple-distilled, super-smooth, Sauza® 901® Tequila. The oils in the flamed orange peel garnish open the aromatics of the cocktail, making it truly enjoyable for any occasion. 

Each ingredient was inspired by JT’s personal cocktail preferences and is perfect for any celebration!

The Three Five
  • 2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
  • 1 part Grand Marnier®
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • Dash orange bitters
  • Dash agave syrup

Preparation for The Three Five: Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake and strain over ice in double rocks glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sizzle Your Way Through Cooling Temperatures with Skinnygirl Cocktails

Stirred, shaken or…spicy? As the temperatures begin to drop, Skinnygirl Cocktails is here to ease the chill and turn up the heat with spicy recipes! 

Skinnygirl Cocktails is warming up these cold-weathered months with a little kick of chili pepper and hot sauce! Give your cocktail of choice a spicy boost this season with a Skinnygirl Firecracker or Skinnygirl Mulled Wine

Looking for a cute way to add more flavor? A chili powder rim makes any margarita more fun, and our pick for a touch of spice in your drink is Skinnygirl Spicy Lime Margarita. It’s ready to serve and makes entertaining so easy!

Skinnygirl® Firecracker 
·         2 parts Skinnygirl®  Cucumber 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
·         Lime for garnish
·         Cucumber for garnish

Preparation: Mix all ingredients, pour over ice and garnish with cucumber and lime.

Skinnygirl® 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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cocktail Recipes To Keep You Warm As Temperatures Drop from Sauza 901

It looks like winter is finally here with these frigid temperatures!

Here are some delicious and warming cocktail recipes on behalf of 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 CafĂ© (pictured at the top)
·         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.

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Resolution: Make It Stick with Tips from Bethenny Frankel

Setting - and keeping - a New Year’s resolution may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. As you ring in 2016, set yourself up for success with a resolution you’ll be inspired to keep for the long haul. The original Skinnygirl® Bethenny Frankel and Skinnygirl® Cocktails have compiled simple resolution tips along with easy low-cal cocktail recipes for toasting a new year and a new you!

·         Make it realistic – Choose one resolution and make it specific. For example, instead of saying you’ll exercise more, resolve to go to the gym at least once a week. And if you can’t make it to the gym, don’t be hard on yourself. Fit in your workout whenever you can, like a yoga video at home.
·         Write it down – Put your resolution in writing. For added motivation, post it on social media and enlist your friends for encouragement. 
·         Set a date – Give yourself a deadline, and set mini-goals throughout to track your progress. 
·         Don’t get discouraged – Not everything goes as planned, and sometimes things take longer than expected. Say yes to yourself, and embrace the setbacks as a reminder to stick to your guns!
·         Just go for it – Don’t be desperate or obsessive in achieving your goals, but make sure you’re passionate about it. Want it, and don’t be deterred from going out and getting it.
·         Reward yourself – Everyone needs an incentive! Celebrate when a mini-goal is reached, and treat yourself to something special (like a glass of Skinnygirl® Pinot Noir) once you’ve completed your resolution.

Resolution Refresher 
·         1 part Skinnygirl® Cucumber Vodka
·         ½ part vermouth 
·         ½ part lime juice
·         Cucumber slices, thinly sliced
·         Splash of seltzer 

Preparation: Muddle thinly sliced cucumbers in a glass with lime juice. Add ice and pour in Skinnygirl® Cucumber Vodka and vermouth. Top with seltzer. 

Pink Lemon Ball Drop  
·         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.