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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tonight I'm Gonna Party Like It's 1976

I have to hand it to the Southern Comfort Corporation. Back in the 1970s, at least, they were certainly prolific with the free cocktail guides that one could pick up in liquor stores. We have a bunch of them, with themes ranging from the singles scene to astrology, although the cocktails were steadfastly identical. The one I'm enjoying today is the Spirit of '76 Happy Hour Barguide (published in 1975, but whatever). It was picked up at Haxton's Tollgate, in Warwick, RI, (the name is stamped on the back) which means it most likely comes to us via my mother-in-law, and is a delightful time capsule of cocktails. Here are a few select pages, including "the Secret of the 'pros'" for making drinks (hint: use SoCo) and "recipes for the newest hit drinks!"

Now I'm thirsty!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tomorrow is National Margarita Day!

February 22 is National Margarita Day and we're ready with THREE new recipes! Is there anything a margarita can't improve? Happy National Margarita Day!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Get Ready: Glendora Is Due For A Comeback!

We're hard at work on our next music video and the star of this one will be none other than Glendora! She's been laying low as of late, but she has a lot to say and it can only be expressed through music. Look for it by mid-March! She's ready for her closeup!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Blue Cocktails! So Pretty and So Blue!

Blue cocktails don't have to taste like they were made in a garbage can at a fraternity party! Cocktail snobs may balk, but most people secretly love a blue cocktail if it's made well. Blue cocktails get their pretty hue from blue curaçao, a liqueur made from soaking the skins of a fruit known as the laraha, the trees of which were the unintended result of planting Valencia orange trees in Curaçao. The oranges were far too bitter to eat, but the mutant fruit they produced proved perfect for liqueur! Used with a light touch (and you only need a little blue curaçao to make your cocktail extremely blue), it can add a lovely note to a drink! I've created a playlist on our YouTube channel with fun blue cocktails for all occasions. Here's to libations that are both delicious and lovely!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cocktail Recipe: Blue Vodka Cocktail with Glitter

Happy hour at last! Today we have a pretty and potent blue libation designed for the fabulous folks at REVRY, the world's first LGBTQ streaming platform! We're delighted to be featured there with so many amazing creators! To subscribe, visit revry.tv!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

When Your Home Is Also Your Set

We took a production design class at the YouTube Space here in New York the other night, which was really great, since I've been thinking that we need to refresh our "set" for the show for a while now. However, our set also happens to be our living room (and occasionally our dining room or kitchen)! I'd love to create a fantasy bar space, with fabulous mid-century bar stools and whatnot, but 1) we still need to live in our living room and 2) our living room is approximately the size of a cracker box. However, sitting in that class, it came to me - exactly what I want to do with our space! Because the changes I want to make are so big, it also involves redoing at least one other room, but that's okay. We'll be keeping our bar (my favorite piece of furniture), but pretty much every other piece of furniture is going to shift into another room. This will take both money and time, so it won't all happen at once, but I'm inspired! Here are some gratuitous shots of seating that I would love to add, along with a fabulous mid-century bar to keep me inspired.

I would love to pick up one of the fabulous MCM sectionals on the market, but they wouldn't even fit into our room!

Wish me luck! I'm going to be busy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017