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Summer’s Best Beer Cocktail – Friday Night Bites

Summer's Best Beer Cocktail - Friday Night Bites

It’s Friday night and tonight we’re toasting to a great summer and the upcoming holiday weekend!   Elizabeth’s Beer Cocktail So this is what I’ve been sipping on all summer. I was looking for something refreshing but not sweet.  I’ve never been a huge beer drinker, but I discovered the perfect twist that makes it a little more special – add some lime and tequila (yes, that’s right!)   (serves 1) Ingredients 12 oz. beer (I […]

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Skinny Mojito and Colada Cockail Recipes

Skinny Mojito and Colada Cockail Recipes

Skinny Cocktails For Toasting This Summer’s Final Celebration! I can’t believe Labor Day weekend is just two weeks away, and the summer is coming to an end.  It’s sad to see summer go, but I love celebrating its last weekend by hosting and attending BBQs and parties.  Since, I’ve been celebrating a little too much this summer, I’m looking to cut calories where ever I can this year.   If you’re like me, you’ll love […]

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Exclusive New York Fashion Week Cocktails #NYFW #MBFW

Exclusive New York Fashion Week Cocktails #NYFW #MBFW

New York Fashion Week will be held September 5th – 12th this year.  The city will be buzzing with parties hosted by the best designers and celebrities will toasting next season’s hottest looks and trends! Don’t have an invite to the shows or parties? No worries, most of us don’t, so make your own fun and invite your fashionista friends over to join in the festivities by sipping on exclusive cocktails designed by Polar Seltzer.  […]

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Peach Cobbler Martini and Just Peach Cocktail Recipes!

Peach Cobbler Martini and Just Peach Cocktail Recipes!

Today we’re toasting National Peach Month and this succulent, summer fruit, by sharing two totally amazing cocktails recipes with you.  They’re both made with Sparkling ICE  – a zero calorie mixer and are perfect for your summer celebrations! Enjoy and please remember to drink and serve responsibly. Just Peachy   Ingredients: 1.5 oz Sparkling ICE Peach Nectarine 2 oz Bourbon 0.5 oz Ginger Liqueur Garnish with Basil Directions: Place basil leaves into a shaker and […]

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Peach Cocktails From VOGA Wine

Peach Cocktails From VOGA Wine

Happy National PEACH Month! That’s right, August is the month of the peach and in honor of this deliciously succulent summer fruit, we’re sharing some mouth-watering peach cocktail recipes with you from VOGO Italia Wine.  Hope you enjoy! Enjoy and please remember to drink and serve responsibly.   Frozen Peach Sparklers    Ingredients: One Bottle of VOGA Sparkling 2 shots Triple Sec 1 pint peach sorbet Garnish with Raspberries Directions: Place 4 scoops peach sorbet […]

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Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

The Tequila Sunrise Cocktail was born in Tijuana in the 1920s. After prohibition ended, the recipe was brought north of the border and to this day it can be found on the majority of American bar menus. It remains one of the most well known and well loved cocktails, not only for its great taste but for its one-of-a-kind presentation. As the denser ingredient, grenadine slowly settles in the glass, it creates gradations in color […]

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Watermelon Sangria Recipe

Watermelon Sangria Recipe

Mouth-Watering Cocktail! I’m digging this recipe out of the archives of Food & Wine Cocktails and dusting it off. It deserves a fresh look and now is the perfect time of year to mix up this cocktail. Watermelons are available domestically May through October, with May – August being peak season. They are grown in 44 of the 50 United States so you should be able to get this produce locally – that means a […]

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Royal Tea Cocktail – Cheers to the Royal Baby!

Royal Tea Cocktail - Cheers to the Royal Baby!

Cheers to the birth of a future KING!  The birth of a baby is cause for celebration, and we love to find reasons to celebrate life.   Many blessings and congratulations to William and Kate and all our friends across the pond! Royal Tea Cocktail Recipe Royal Tea Cocktail Recipe from Beefeater Gin Ingredients 2 parts Beefeater Gin 2 parts brewed and chilled Earl Gray Tea Squeeze of lemon juice Spoonful of sugar lime wheels […]

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Cool Off With A Raspberry Mojito Royale

Cool Off With A Raspberry Mojito Royale

WOW it’s HOT – NYC is in the middle of a summer heat wave!  It’s been a 100 degrees in many areas of NY and NJ this week.  And when the temperature rises, I start dreaming about the ocean breeze and a cold cocktail.  There is nothing like it when you need to beat the heat.  So next time you are ready to indulge, try this winner from Soy Chiever,  Head Mixologist at Ava Lounge […]

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Summer Sunset Pomosa Cockail Recipe

Summer Sunset Pomosa Cockail Recipe

Here’s the perfect way to say cheers to summer! This “layered” cocktail inspired by a ruby red, orange sunset sets the mood for a special evening with its sexy look and effervescent nature. Party Bluprints Sunset Pomosa Cocktail (Makes 2) Ingredients 2 oz. Blood Orange Juice 1 doz. pomegranate seeds 10 oz. chilled champagne (you can substitute Prosecco) Instructions Place 6 pomegranate seeds in the bottom of each flute. Add 1 oz. Blood Orange juice […]

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Slim and Sparkling™ Summer Cocktails!

Slim and Sparkling™ Summer Cocktails!

Celebrate the warmer weather with some cool cocktails! Here is a great recipe line-up for Slim and Sparkling™ Summer Cocktails from Sparkling ICE.   These are an awesome alternative to beer, wine, and sugar-filled cocktail mixes.  Sparkling ICE is a delicious, has zero calories, and combines fresh spring water, natural fruit juices, vitamins and antioxidants.  Cheers to that! Raspberry Rave 1 oz. Makers Mark Bourbon ½ oz. Dry Vermouth 2 Bourbon Cherries Top off with Black […]

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10 Cocktail Popsicle Recipes For Summer!

10 Cocktail Popsicle Recipes For Summer!

    Summer is hot, so try out this fun and festive twist on party cocktails. Treat your guests to the coolest cocktails – literally.  Below is a round up of some of my favorites, but try your hand at freezing your favorite cocktail – the only limit is your imagination.  Please make sure to be a considerate host and be mindful that although these pops look like kids play, they do contain alcohol.  Make […]

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3 Amazing Watermelon Cocktails For Summer!

3 Amazing Watermelon Cocktails For Summer!

Watermelon tastes like summer, and is the perfect flavor for summer cocktails.  Please enjoy the three recipes below from Casa Noble Tequila.  With 3 watermelons you can WOW your guests by creating a Watermelon Tequila Bar at your next party! The Noble Smash with WATERMELON FRUIT ICED CUBES Ingredients: 2 oz. Casa Noble Crystal 2 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice 2 oz. Cranberry Juice ½ Watermelon Directions: Cut watermelon into workable pieces. Remove seeds and the […]

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Fourth Of July Cocktails with Fewer Calories!

Fourth Of July Cocktails with Fewer Calories!

Feel free to enjoy the summer holidays with these lower calorie cocktail recipes shared by Cascade Ice. Did you know that one regular Margarita is over 600 calories per serving?  By using Cascade Ice’s skinny cocktail mixers and zero-calorie waters, you can knock that down to just around 55.  Below are a few festive drink recipes that I’m happy to share, each will help you keep the calories down, while still allowing you to celebrate in style! […]

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3 Perfect Summer Cocktails With Patrón

Elizabeth and I love Patrón Silver Tequila, it’s our drink of choice at parties.  We enjoy it icy cold and neat, but this summer we are mixing it up with these three perfectly awesome cocktails. Patrón Mojito 1 1/2 oz : Patrón Silver 1 cut lime 1 oz : simple syrup club soda 6-8 : fresh mint leaves lime wedge for garnish METHOD In a tall glass, muddle mint leaves, lime, and simple syrup. Add […]

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The Best Long Island Iced Tea Lemonade Recipe

The Best Long Island Iced Tea Lemonade Recipe

Disclosure:  Bigelow Tea is a client of Party Bluprints Inc. digital publishing as part of the Live SoFab ezine. Here’s our ode to a summer classic – fresh brewed iced tea. Remember, when you were a kid and a sure sign of summer was iced tea steeping on the counter? Well, we sure do and we’re bringing back the fun of fresh brewed iced tea by showing you how to “dress it up” for your […]

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Beer Cooler Cocktail Recipe

Beer Cooler Cocktail Recipe

The perfect pick for a Memorial Day Party Cocktail. Beer Cocktail’s are perfect for Summer’s Patriotic Holidays and this recipe is our twist on the English favorite a Beer Shandy.  Years ago, it was commonplace to find people sipping lemonade and shooting the breeze on their front porch or in the yard on a summer day.  While our version of a nice tall cold one is more than lemonade, we’re all about kicking back with […]

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4 Fabulous Mother’s Day Cocktail Recipes from Godiva Spirits

4 Fabulous Mother's Day Cocktail Recipes from Godiva Spirits

   Disclosure: Party Bluprints Inc. received free product and an invitation to this event. The opinions expressed in this post are strictly our own. As bloggers, Elizabeth and I get treated to some very special events.  The Godiva Spirits Mother’s Day Celebration was definitely one of them.  The decadent luncheon for bloggers (who happen to be Moms too) was held at NYC hot spot, A Voce Columbus.   Executive Chef, Missy Robbins presented elegant appetizers and […]

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5 Fabulous Great Gatsby Cocktails!

5 Fabulous Great Gatsby Cocktails!

Cheers to The Roaring 20′s! In anticipation of this week’s Great Gatsby premiere, we thought you’d love these five fabulous recipes for Prohibition-era cocktails.  Jay Gatsby’s West Egg wonderland wouldn’t be complete without a flirty flapper accessorized with a tall gin highball. In fact, the gin rickey is the only cocktail called by name in the drinks-soaked classic The Great Gatsby. Despite an abundance of bootleg imitators, it’s rumored that the social set continued to […]

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8 Sensational Signature Cocktail Recipes For Your Party From CÎROC!

8 Sensational Signature Cocktail Recipes For Your Party From CÎROC!

When you’re hosting a party, holiday celebration, or casual get-together, a signature cocktail makes your guests feel special.  Below are 8 amazing cocktail recipes from CÎROC – each worthy of being the STAR of you BAR! Summertime Fruit Punch Lemonade Coconut & Strawberry Lemonade Pomegranate Passion Lemonade Signature Peach Lemonade Sparkling Lemonade Coconut Limeade Agave Lemonade Red Berry Lemonade Please remember to drink and serve responsibly.

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Mint Julep Recipe – Kentucky Derby Cocktail!

Mint Julep Recipe - Kentucky Derby Cocktail!

The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. Early Times Kentucky Whisky has been a part of that tradition, and The Early Times Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail has been “The Official Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby” for more than 18 years. Each year, almost 120,000 Early Times Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at […]

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Eco-Friendly Cocktail for Earth Day!

Eco-Friendly Cocktail for Earth Day!

Cheers to Mother Earth and Earth Day ! The 360 New Leaf was created by 360 Vodka, the world’s first eco-friendly luxury vodka. This cocktail is not only a special way to pay tribute to the Earth, it’s a great cocktail that can be enjoyed for any reason in any season. Mint and Lime are a really refreshing cocktail combo and one of my personal favorites – hope you give the is drink a try. […]

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Mother’s Day Sangria Punch – VOGA Wine

Mother's Day Sangria Punch  - VOGA Wine

Here’s a great cocktail for Mother’s Day Brunch.  I love all the fresh fruit in this recipe, it makes for a pretty presentation and a delicious cocktail for Mother’s Day.   Plus it’s the perfect cocktail for hosting a larger crowd because you don’t need to mix individual cocktails and cutting the wine is always a budget-friendly.  CHEERS MOM! Mom’s Sangria 1 Bottle of VOGA Italia Moscato Wine 12 oz passion fruit nectar or juice […]

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Fashion To Sip And Wear This Spring – Cocktail Dress!

Fashion To Sip And Wear This Spring - Cocktail Dress!

Four Fabulous Party Pairings! I had lots of fun today pairing some of my favorite cocktails with gorgeous dresses. The cocktail recipes are from Godiva Spirits – each is fabulous and deserves a party of its own.  The dresses are from Piperlime, my go-to online site for fashion.    If time allowed, I would host four Springtime Soirees so that I could feature each signature cocktail and have a chance to wear each dress.  However, […]

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Wine Sisterhood Gathering 2013 Napa

Wine Sisterhood Gathering 2013 Napa

Post and images by Elizabeth Dawn and I were honored to be two of the 50 Wine Sisters (there were also 3 Wine Misters) in attendance at the 2013 Wine Sisterhood Gathering in Napa earlier this month. We love Napa, food & wine, a good party and we knew we would love sharing it all with our Wine Sisters! The 2013 Wine Sisterhood Gathering was such a rich experience on so many different levels. We […]

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How To Make Irish Coffee

How To Make Irish Coffee

Simple and special, just the way we like it and it’s a great alternative to Guinness on Saint Patrick’s Day.  Plus it’s great anytime of year as a substitute for dessert. Irish Coffee Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey 1 tsp brown sugar 6 oz hot coffee whipped cream Directions: Combine whiskey, sugar and coffee in a mug and stir to dissolve. Float cold whipped cream gently on top. Do not mix.  As an […]

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Oscar Cocktail Recipes – Sensational Sips!

Oscar Cocktail Recipes - Sensational Sips!

  These cocktail recipes deserve an Oscars® nod of their own based on taste, appearance and positive reviews. While you may not agree with all of this year’s Academy Award winners or red carpet looks, some good Oscars®-themed cocktails make this Sunday’s show more special!  Thanks to Smirnoff for sharing. You can find more recipes at Smirnoff.com> Please enjoy and drink responsibly. Golden Statue 1 oz. SMIRNOFF® Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodka 0.5 oz. Goldschlager 1.5 oz. […]

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National Margarita Day – Cupcake and Cocktails!

National Margarita Day - Cupcake and Cocktails!

National Margarita Day is February 22nd (my birthday).  I want this cupcake and cocktail to celebrate! Margarita Cupcake Recipe: Makes 24 Ingredients for the cupcakes: • 2 sticks butter, softened • 2 cups granulated sugar • 4 large eggs, plus 1 large egg white as room temperature • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1 teaspoons salt • […]

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Sunset Pomosa Cocktail Recipe

Sunset Pomosa Cocktail Recipe

Here’s a perfect way to toast to LOVE this Valentine’s Day. This “layered” cocktail inspired by a ruby red, orange sunset sets the mood for a special evening with its sexy look and effervescent nature. Party Bluprints Sunset Pomosa Cocktail (Makes 2) Ingredients 2 oz. Blood Orange Juice 1 doz. pomegranate seeds 10 oz. chilled champagne (you can substitute Prosecco) Instructions Place 6 pomegranate seeds in the bottom of each flute. Add 1 oz. Blood […]

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Peruvian Pisco Sour Party Recipe

Peruvian Pisco Sour Party Recipe

Peruvian cuisine is HOT!  It not only topped the National Restaurant Associations – What’s Hot for 2013 list, it was our #2 pick for the Top 20 Trends In Home Entertaining.  So, when partaking in this foodie trend, the obvious cocktail to complement this cuisine is the Peruvian Pisco Sour. Although the Peruvian Pisco Sour was invented by an expat Mormon from Utah named Victor Morris, in the early 1920′s, it was first served, originated, […]

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12 Dragon Cocktail Recipes To Celebrate 12/12/12!

12 Dragon Cocktail Recipes To Celebrate 12/12/12!

Ron Abuelo rums asked 12 mixologists throughout the U.S. to create signature cocktails as a special way to toast to this 2012 holiday season and celebrate the occurrence of the same month, date, year as one of the luckiest days of the year.  Below are a dozen delicious cocktail recipes for doing just that.  Mix up your favorite and toast to 12/12/12.  I’ll be toasting with the “Fire of the Dragon” #10, I love fresh […]

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The Holiday Cocktail Lineup with CÎROC®!

The Holiday Cocktail Lineup with CÎROC®!

Cheers to CÎROC®  for sharing this awesome Holiday Cocktail lineup of recipes with us. I personally can’t wait to make the Peach Cobbler, as peach seems to be my passion lately.   The recipe is below, along with the others you see featured above.  Try something NEW this year with a signature cocktail. It’s a great way to make your holiday celebration special.  You can find more delicious recipes at http://www.ciroc.com/  and join the cocktail conversation […]

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The Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

The Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

History of the Hurricane : “The creation of this passion fruit-colored relative of a Daiquiri drink is credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O’Brien. In the 1940s, he needed to create a new drink to help him get rid of all of the less popular rum that local distributors forced him to buy before he could get a few cases of more popular liquors such as scotch and whiskey.[1][2] He poured the concoction into […]

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Lady Lemon Cocktail Recipe

Lady Lemon Cocktail Recipe

Here’s a cool (and girlie) cocktail to refresh the ladies.  Women love the bubbles and fresh lemon -it makes this cocktail perfect for a “Ladies’ Night In”! Invite your best girlfriends over to sit outside on a summer night, sip these delicious cocktails and catch up on life.  Simply put out some dessert and that’s all it will take to enjoy a special night and some much deserved girl-time. Lady Lemon Cocktail – makes 6 […]

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Red White and Blue 4th of July Cocktails from Van Gogh Vodka!

Red White and Blue 4th of July Cocktails from Van Gogh Vodka!

Cheers to the Red, White, and Blue!  Here are 3 simple and special cocktails for your 4th of July celebrations from Van Gogh Vodka. Crafted in Holland, Van Gogh produces 22 vibrantly-flavored vodkas including the newest flavor, PB&J! You can follow Van Gogh Vodka on facebook or twitter! Patriotic Cooler (pictured above) Mixologist: The Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash 1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka 1 oz. Pomegranate juice 2 oz. Ginger Ale or […]

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