Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Don't Eat Detergent! Try Our Recipes Instead!

Whether you've been following the news or remain blissfully unaware, young people have been eating Tide laundry detergent pods as a dare. Misguided adults trying to be cool can't be far behind. Don't eat detergent! Try our detergent-inspired recipes instead! Fresh!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Mocktail Monday: Spice Trader

It's Mocktail Monday and today's drink has an ingredient we just discovered: Emollient Drink, from Peru! Paul found it at our local international grocery, but if your supermarket has a well-stocked international section, check there first and save yourself time. I love this drink, not only for the days I'm abstaining, but also for those times when I want another drink, but I don't want the booze. Not too sweet and just a little spicy!

Friday, January 26, 2018

A Backup Plan

Social media can be a harsh mistress. It loves when you upload content and will happily allow you to post anything that doesn't violate their terms of use, but the dark side is that they can toss you off their platform at any time without warning. It's still their platform, no matter how much you might personalize your page.

I had a little scare last night when I couldn't access our Facebook page - our primary platform and where we post all of our updates, host live videos, etc. Fortunately I can get back in (for now, anyway - cue ominous music), but it really made me think about a backup plan. I don't want to be dependent on anyone else, especially since next Tuesday's episode could be a little controversial. So here's the plan, should we ever get tossed from a platform:

1. We post all of our episodes (other than live videos) to both Facebook and YouTube and at least truncated versions on Instagram. If one platform boots us, it will be on another.

2. In the unlikely, but still remotely possible, event that everyone simultaneously boots us, we'll post our videos directly to our website, which is here. It's a bit out of date, but we're planning an upgrade in the not too distant future, which will be fun!

Here are all of our social media links, just in case:


I have to admit this is is actually kind of fun. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Good News for Facebook Folks!

For a variety of reasons that we don't need to go into at the moment, I'm pleased to report that we will be doing our live broadcasts on Facebook from now on! We may do the occasional live broadcast on YouTube, but for the most part it will be Facebook all the way. Not only is a lot easier to set up a live broadcast on Facebook, but Facebook has shown us a lot more love than YouTube ever will. We will continue to post our Monday and Tuesday episodes on YouTube (as well as Facebook and Instagram, of course) and, again, perhaps the occasional live broadcast, but the real fun will be on Facebook! Here's the link to our Facebook page in case you're not already following us there.

Coming this week on all of our social media platforms: highballs and snacks inspired by "Grease" and Thursday's live broadcast will be a celebration of all things Tony Manero! And I mean all, not just "Saturday Night Fever." It may just be our cheesiest live broadcast to date and that is really saying something!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Glendora is Back!

Our favorite cousin is back with recipes to help you cope with winter's deep freeze! It's time to tap that box of wine!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mocktail Monday: Cherry Teatime

It's Mocktail Monday! Today's libation is a fantasia of white tea and tart cherry juice. It's the perfect way to kick off the week! Hope yours is fabulous!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Live from New York, it’s Thursday Night!

Here's last night's live broadcast! The video goes inexplicably wonky in the last few minutes. Just pretend you've had a few cocktails and go with it!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Chocolate Cocktail with Deadhead Rum!

Today's treat is a chocolate concoction with Deadhead Dark Chocolate Rum. It's like a liquid hug - perfect for a winter happy hour!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Decking the Halls...for Winter?!

We put away most of our Christmas decor over the weekend, a process which is slightly traumatic for me because there is just so much of it, not to mention the fact that I'm always a little sad to see the holidays end. That's why I've taken, in recent years, to leaving selected items in place. It makes the frozen hell that is New York right now seem a little less gloomy. Today is Elvis Presley's birthday, so the Elvis tree remains in place at least until the end of the week:

The snowman blow molds are also sticking around for the season. They not only make us happy, they're a valuable source of light on a gray day like today!

I've also kept a pink tree in place, which I'll be decorating soon for Valentine's Day. I haven't quite decided what to do for March yet. A Mud Season tree? Maybe a green tree, for St. Patrick's Day? Stay tuned!

Mocktail Monday: Black (Tea) Monday

It's Mocktail Monday once again! How did it get here so quickly? Today we have a virtuous concoction of black tea and fruit juices that you can sip straight through the workday without getting hammered. I'll drink to that!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy Hour Live!

Our happy hour episode is live this week and we had so much fun that we might just do it again next week! Watch the video for FOUR cocktails to enjoy when you're sick, or simply when it's cold outside!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Cocktails & Veggie Slider Recipes Inspired by Elvis!

January 8 is the birthday of one of the greatest entertainers of all time, Mr. Elvis Aron Presley, and we're ready with cocktails and sliders worthy of the occasion!