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Monday, November 17, 2014

We All Scream For Ice Cream

Ice cream is great all year round.

We All Scream For Ice Cream

Say it once, say it a hundred times, summer brings the heat. These hot and sweltering months have everyone searching for the best ways to cool down, relax and have fun. The question is, what’s better than the cold, sweet taste of ice cream on sticky summer days? The obvious answer is to enjoy it with friends by hosting an Ice Cream social! Ice cream’s delicious on its own, but now is the perfect time to go the extra step and set out some fun toppings (from sprinkles to fruit) for a custom sundae, grab flavored waffle cones and bowls to add a crunch, and really turn it out with some adult milkshakes! For your non-lactose friends, get a pint of the dairy-free ice cream. We all scream for ice cream. Try the SMIRNOFF Summer Milkshake,...Read More
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Fall Home Decor

Target does have some cute stuff.

Fall Home Decor

FALLING FOR DECOR.   With the end of summer, comes the ultra decadent fall collection from  Target .  The Target home decor collections have always offered a good mix of modern and eclectic with hints of a vintage aesthetic.  This fall, the Threshold and Nake Berkus collections deliver this and so much more.  I’ve rounded up my favorites coming to a store near you. 1  Threshold Glazed Mugs  \\ 2  Nake Berkus Rug  \\  3  Threshold Bar Cart  \\ 4  Nate Berkus Dinnerware  \\ 5  Threshold Tray  \\ 6  Nate Berkus Wing Bowl  \\ 7  Threshold Photo Frame  \\ 8 Nate Berkus Lamp  \\ 9  Threshold Pouf  \\...Read More
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Lushworthy Creations: “Rum & Coke Float” (Made...

A coke float not for the kiddies...

Lushworthy Creations: “Rum & Coke Float” (Made...

The first time I ever had a Rum & Coke Float I was at Seven Lamps , an eatery here in Atlanta. My friend Talaia (of WholeYum.com ) and I developed a mild obsession with their off-the-menu burger, so we were there to happily get our carnivore on. I decided to order a Rum & Coke Float to sip on before our burgers came out and my goodness, it was delicious! I’ve never been a big fan of floats, but I decided to take a chance on Seven Lamps’ float since it had rum in it. I mean, what normal person says “no” to desserts with rum in them? Mind you, all of that was nearly two years ago. And out of nowhere this week, I decided that I wanted to create my own Rum & Coke Float. So, I put my bottle of ...Read More
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Dance into the Changing Seasons with a Cîroc®...

On the fence with this one.

Dance into the Changing Seasons with a Cîroc®...

Think that the summer excitement is over? Well the fun has only just begun. You can Boot, Scoot, & Boogie this fall with the delicious Cîroc® Amaretto!This deliciously rich cherry almond flavored vodka carries a touch of vanilla and maintains a silky smooth finish. Give it a try along with some fresh lemonade and orange juice. The acidic flavors of the juices complement the vodka perfectly and are great for an afternoon treat, or a party starter. Time to get shaking! First, build an ice-filled mixing glass and pour in 1.5 oz. of Cîroc® Amaretto, 1 oz. of lemonade, and 0.5 oz. of orange juice. If you want to take the drink to the next level, try using freshly squeezed orange juice and homemade lemonade. The fresh acidic flavors can...Read More
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Apple Picking Party!

Hmm, I'll just attend the afterparty.

Apple Picking Party!

Feel like you have run out of things to do with your friends or loved ones this fall? We know the perfect compromise. Get a group together and hit up the apple orchards! Make sure to scoop up some delicious baked treats, or even a pumpkin along the way! Other fun fall ideas include: Spice things up: Making homemade classic or spiced applesauce with your freshly picked apples. Go on a picnic: Bring some blankets, a picnic set, and delicious treats and enjoy a beautiful day relaxing under the apple trees. Get creative: Make your favorite caramel apples by dipping freshly washed apples into melted caramel, and let them sit out to cool. Warm things up: by making a classic apple walnut bread…yum! Sip a spiked hot cider: Pour...Read More
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Treat Yourself This Halloween with Smirnoff®...

This might have been intended for Halloween, but it's a tasty drink for any occasion.

Treat Yourself This Halloween with Smirnoff®...

You can skip the candy and satisfy your sweet tooth with Smirnoff® Amaretto La Dolce Vita. This drink is simple to make, and can take the ultimate Halloween festivities to the next level. Just follow these simple steps and you are on your way to a spooky cocktail! Ingredients: 1.5 oz. of Smirnoff® Amaretto 3 oz. of ginger ale 1 squeeze (s) of lime juice 5 dash(es) of bitters In a highball glass, pour all ingredients over ice. Stir, and garnish with a lime wedge. If you’re feeling extra spooky, garnish with your favorite candy or even a decadent red/orange sugar rim. Cheers! Disclosure: I am working in partnership with the thebar.com brand and I am receiving rewards for my participation in this campaign. All...Read More
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Are You Geared Up for the Cold Weather?

If by geared for cold weather, they mean still wearing flip-flops, then yes.

Are You Geared Up for the Cold Weather?

Here are a few things to keep you warm this season: Throw blankets – you can never have too many! Throw blankets are the perfect way to cozy up once the weather gets a bit chilly. Candles – for those of us who don’t have the luxury of a fire place, a mixed arrangement of candles can give off warmth and aromas that awaken any room. Hot chocolate – bring back your inner child and warm up some hot cocoa; put on a movie, kick back and relax! Chocolate Chip Cookies – let’s face it, there are few things more delicious in the world than a warm cookie on a brisk day.Keep a roll of dough in the freezer to slice and bake any time! Nothing beats enjoying a tasty cocktail when you’re nice and toasty, so whip up some Egg Nog!  1 oz....Read More
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DIY: Maple Cider Apple Cups

Warm your insides up on a cold day.

DIY: Maple Cider Apple Cups

If you love a DIY project with a fun twist, we’ve got just the one for you! Making a Maple Cider Apple Cup is the easiest way to crank your favorite cold-weather drink up a notch. What You’ll Need: 1 apple 2 cinnamon sticks 1.5 oz. Crown Royal® Maple Finished Whisky Apple cider A glass/mug What Next: First, carve the perimeter of your apple, then using a spoon scoop out the core and extra liquid from the bottom When the apple is ready, grab a separate glass and pour 1.5 oz. of Crown Royal® Maple Finished Whisky with 2 oz. of hot water. Shake ingredients, add a splash of hot water, and then slowly pour drink into carved apple. Garnish with two cinnamon sticks, and top it off with a half pat of butter Disclosure: I am...Read More
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Enjoy Oktoberfest without Ever Leaving Home

Goodbye, Oktoberfest, I missed you by a mile.

Enjoy Oktoberfest without Ever Leaving Home

Every year during the month of October, people from across the globe get together to celebrate Oktoberfest with their families and of course their friends. Instead of buying the next ticket to Munich, save some cash and head out to your backyard to start your own festival! There are a lot of fun ways to celebrate Oktoberfest while entertaining! Break out some fun appetizers like kabobs, and warm salted pretzels served with dipping mustard. Keep true to the German traditions, and research other great German rooted dishes, such as Bratwurst with sauerkraut. Pair that with a great drink—the combinations are endless! Now to the good stuff! We know that Oktoberfest is driven around the German beer market, but who’s to say you can’t...Read More
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Best Brunch Cocktails during the Cold Weather...

Look like I'll need to schedule brunch soon :-)

Best Brunch Cocktails during the Cold Weather...

The cold weather tries to keep everyone inside, but we believe you should get out and about this winter! Here are a just a few of our favorite brunch cocktails to enjoy. Whether you enjoy them with friends at your place, or in a restaurant or café brunch, consider these great options! Bloody Mary with Smirnoff No. 21® Vodka (1 serving) 1 oz. Smirnoff No. 21® Vodka 3 oz. tomato juice 2 dash(es) red hot sauce 2 dash(es) green hot sauce 1 dash(es) Worcestershire sauce 0.5 oz. lemon juice 1 pinch(es) salt 1 pinch(es) pepper 1 stalk(s) celery How to Mix Hot Maple Chocolate with Cabin Fever™ Maple Flavored Whisky (1 serving) 0.5 oz. Cabin Fever™ Maple Flavored Whisky 0.5 oz. Baileys® Original Irish...Read More
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