Posts Tagged ‘cocktails’

Fourth of July Essentials: LIQs’

The perfect Fourth of July essential this year! Whether you’re poolside with friends, on a yacht, or at a family BBQ, LIQs’ premium innovative cocktail shots are the perfect packaged goodie to celebrate Independence day! The brand has created an on-the-go concept, ready to be enjoyed anywhere, anytime!unnamed
Flavors include: Tequila Cinnamon Orange, Vodka Cucumber Lime, Vodka Lychee Grapefruit and Vodka Kamikaze.


LIQs is currently being sold in retail locations across South Florida and will be traveling it’s way up the Florida map this June, and across the nation by Fall 2014.

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Stylish Sips Cocktails at @TheLondonNYC

I was invited to The London Bar at The London NYC hotel last week to try cocktails from their “Stylish Sips” menu. The London NYC was the Preferred Hotel of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, so it was only fitting that they offered a special, runway-inspired cocktail list throughout the month of February.

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THE BAR
Even though MBFW had just wrapped up the week before, there was no shortage of chic and fashionable clientele at the sexy, luxurious bar. It’s the type of place where you could bump into a celeb at any moment, but somehow manages to pull off being welcoming and unpretentious. It’s the type of place that’s super swanky, but you can have round after round of perfectly-crafted cocktails, great conversation — and completely lose track of time. The night I went, it was the perfect escape from the work week on a cold night in NYC.

 

THE DRINKS
It was hard for me to choose from the menu, but I decided on the Glamazon and The Red Carpet.

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The London Red Carpet
Fresh raspberries, Stoli Vodka, blood orange and lime juices, agave nectar, topped with Thai chili pepper-infused oil

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Glamazon ($20)
Pisco 100, Solerno Blood Orange Liquor, Cointreau, St Germain, fresh lime juice

 

THE VERDICT
I love the swanky, Sex and the City vibe, great service and perfect drinks. Stylish Sips is over at the end of the month, but The London Bar’s signature cocktails, like The London Bloom and Pink Panther, look incredible and they also have an amazing wine list. This is a must-do for NYC.

 

The London Bar
151 West 54th Street, NYC

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Event LOVE: Nail Polish HEAVEN! #QuoByOrly @QuoCosmetics @OrlyNails

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We were invited to an event, that could called a nail polish and nail art lover’s dream event! Shoppers Drug Mart invited us to an exclusive preview of the Quo by ORLY fall collection, which featured special guests ORLY founder, Jeff Pink and celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees. And. It. Was. FABULOUS!

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We sat attentively as Jeff Pink gave us the juice on ORLY’s new at-home Gel Nail Colours and tools, as well as introduced us to the new Quo by ORLY Smart Gels LED Lamp- the newest way to achieve a professional gel manicure without having to leave the comfort of your home! It’ll be available in mid August at Shoppers Drug Mart, and will retail at $85. Then Kimmie Kyees told us all about she started doing manicures as a little girl for her family and friends, to becoming one of the most sought out celebrity manicurists in Hollywood.

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After the presentations were over, we were free to mix and mingle, sip cocktails, snack on tasty hors d’oeuvres, and we even got to get our nails by the amazing manicurists of Pinky’s nails. The best part though? We were given an empty paint tin can, and told to fill it up, then we were given an LED lamp, that we could get customized! It was awesome-sauce!20130626_163350

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Where does one start when there’s so much goodness to get into?!20130626_161219

It was a beautiful sunny day, and the view was EVERYTHING!!20130626_165809

There was just so much nail polish I couldn’t contain myself.
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Kimmie Kyees has done everybody’s nails! From Rihanna to Katy Perry, she’s given them all fabulous manicures!

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“This fall Quo by ORLY is expanding its offerings by adding new over twenty new shades to its core colour portfolio, including the Quo by ORLY GelFX Duo-Chrome lacquers. Available in four shades, Quo by ORLY GelFX Duo Chrome contains colour shifting pigments that change in hue, creating a multidimensional two-toned manicure. From pastels and neutrals, to bright hues and neons, to shimmery and glittery shades, Quo by ORLY Gels has a colour to suit every season and occasion.  New core shades, $10 each. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart in mid-August, 2013″

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 Even Jeff Pink got his nails done!

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But check out his manicurists fabulous nails!!

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This lady was super busy making everyone’s LED Lamp’s cuter 🙂20130626_170152

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Can you tell how happy we all were with our new nail polishes???
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Took a moment to get my nails done 🙂20130626_155844

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“With its intelligent design, the Quo by ORLY Smart Gels LED Lamp folds flat for a hand-held portable gel manicure or extends and locks for a hands-free option. With a pre-set timer of 15, 30, and 60 seconds and long-lasting battery with USB charging cord, the Quo by ORLY Smart Gels LED Lamp offers a new level of convenience for women who want a glossy, chip-free manicure that lasts up to three weeks.”

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Even the flowers got their “nails did” kinda…20130702_064611

Went home and basked in the glory of my new Quo by ORLY nail polishes!20130702_064603

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Pleased with my manicure!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for inviting us to such an awesome event! I had such a great time, and I can’t wait to try out all the fabulous colours and the new LED lamp!

Bella

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Event LOVE: Exclusive Re-launch of @CasaBacardi

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It was a warm sunny day and we were hanging out on the terrace of the Deq Lounge at the Ritz Carlton celebrating the re-launch of Casa Bacardi It was nice out so this was the perfect way to enjoy the sunshine while sipping on some of the most unique cocktails. I got to try a number of the cocktails, I think I would have been a hot ass mess if I tried them all, but the ones I had were delicious. And the food? Lawd the food was so good. The margherita pizza? Heavenly. The risotto balls? Damn… so damn good! It was definitely the perfect way to end the day!

IMG_20130605_194304“Live like you mean it!”

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I had the classic mojito, missionary’s downfall, deq signature mai tai, sapphire cherry bramble… um yeah 🙂20130605_191111

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Oh. My. Gawwwwd. These were amazing!

Thank you for inviting us.

Happy Tuesday!

Bella

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It’s My Birthday – with @IntoxicatedZ

I’m a Virgo–My birthday was September 11. I know, I know–bad birthday. But, I still always enjoy my day and often have an extended celebration starting from the weekend before.

Of course, I am a true Virgo all year, but this year I also had some paraphernalia and delicious cocktail recipes to go along with my Virgo attitude, thanks to the Intoxicated Zodiac. Gwen Sutherland Kaiser, owner of Intoxicated Zodiac, is a mixologist, specializing in astrology. She creates delicious cocktails with ingredients suited to each sign. Her website has drink recipes, baroscopes and zodiac sign gear.

I first ran into Gwen at the Under the Stars with Susan Miller & Todd English preview event and she was nice enough to send me a couple Virgo items:

Virgo Beach Bag (Photo credit: Selina Chan)

Virgo Wine Glass with Stem Charm

Virgo Candle in a Shot Glass

The Virgo Woman

One thing you need to know about a Virgo woman – she has guts and lots of them! It doesn’t mean that she is not as shy and as reserved as she seems to be. It’s just that she can do anything and everything for the people she loves. By love, she means real love, no other type of love exists for her. A Virgo female is a complete woman! She has all the charms and tricks that any other female has, but she is not weak. Infact, she has quite a determination and can do anything if she sets her mind to it.

Visit Intoxicated Zodiac for zodiac inspired cocktail and gear.

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Refreshing Hawaiian Cocktails from Halekulani

Right about now, I’m starting to itch for a tropical trip. It’s been six months since I was last in Miami and nearly a year since the three months that I spent living in Cancun. I’m going through withdrawal! But I just found out my cousin will be based in Hawaii for his new flight attendant gig, and I am already plotting my trip in which I will be crashing his pad!

In the meanwhile, I’m going to try out these delicious, refreshing cocktail recipes from Halekulani, Waikiki’s legendary beachfront hotel, and wanted to share them with you.

Along with Halekulani’s signature Mai Tai, which was invented and still served at the hotel, these summertime concoctions are available at the award-winning Orchids restaurant, by the pool and of course, while enjoying traditional Hawaiian entertainment at Halekulani’s famed outdoor gathering spot House Without a Key, which is immortalized in a 1925 Charlie Chan novel.

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Cachaca Samba

1 ½ ounce Cachaca
½ ounce Cedilla Acai Berry Liqueur
3 lime wedges cut in halves
½ ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce rock candy syrup
Method: Place the lime wedges in a mixing glass and muddle briskly with juice and rock candy syrup, then add cachaca and 1 scoop of ice and shake well. Pour into a double old –fashioned glass (do not strain), add more ice if needed and serve with a float of Cedilla.
Garnich: Orchid


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mango Mint Freeze

1 ½ ounce Malibu Rum
2 ounce Mango Puree
1 ½ ounce Sweet n Sour
4 Mint leaves
Method: Add all ingredients to blender with ice and blend thoroughly. Pour into rocks glass
Garnish: Dehydrated mango slice and mint sprig


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Charlie Chan

1 ½ oz Barsol Pisco (Primero)
½ oz Orchid Guava Liqueur
½ oz Strawberry Puree
½ oz Lime Juice
Method: shake all ingredients with ice. Serve straight up into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish: half strawberry on the rim and kafir lime leaf.

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