June 30, 2015 |
GOOP teamed up with bartender Forrest Hudes to reinvent our favorite classics cocktails and boy do these sound good! From a floral twist on a Sidecar to a surprising beet simple syrup, here are 5 fun Paltrow approved cocktails to try this summer:
1. The Way Back When
2. Moses Supposes
3. The Hank
4. Jitterbug Perfume
5. Dorian Gray
Source & photos: GOOP
February 23, 2015 |
Whether it’s for a planned dinner, unexpected company or an impromptu party, signature cocktails are always a good look. And the thing is, signature cocktails don’t need to be a whole fancy to-do. You can make really beautiful and tasty cocktails with the new Simply Juice Drinks.
These last few weeks I’ve been working with Simply Juice Drinks to celebrate the launch of their latest all-natural flavors made with simple ingredients – Fruit Punch, Tropical and Mixer Berry – and came up with three signature cocktails using the new juice. Negroni? Margarita? Caipirinha? Yes, yes and yesss! Here’s how to make them:
February 19, 2015 |
The Academy Awards are this weekend which is the perfect excuse to invite a few friends over to sip cocktails and judge the red carpet.
The last few years I served champagne cocktails and/or martinis but this season I’m feeling inspired to swirl up some sidecars. The cognac is so smooth and the classic cocktail just feels appropriate for a night of Hollywood glamor. Doesn’t it?
Here’s how to make it:
In a shaker full of ice add:
2 parts Cognac
½ part Orange Liquor
¼ part Lemon Juice
Swirl, pour, garnish with lemon wedge. Cheers!
To watch a video on this recipe head right this way!
p.s. any wagers on best dressed?
December 29, 2014 |
I for one LOVE a sparkling champagne cocktail on New Year’s Eve (more here, here AND here). The bubbly just feels so appropriate! Especially during the final countdown.
If you’re looking for something festive to serve this year, check out this Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer recipe.
Photos: A House In The Hills
December 4, 2014 |
The bar nook in your home should be a place of sophisticated socializing and fun. Instead of just stashing my bottles and glasses away haphazardly, I like this space to be glamorous and creative. After all, holiday party is here and this easily gets to be the most popular area of the house! I’m a big believer in tiny details making a great impact, follow these 3 simple steps to creating an amazing home bar:
1. Keep A Fully Stocked Bar
When I know that I’m entertaining there are a few staple alcohols, mixers, garnishes and glassware that I always have in stock. It helps you become more creative with the drinks you whip up, and you’ll have something for everyone. Watch this video to see everything you need to stock your bar in less than 1 minute.
2. Add Pretty Details
Again, it’s all in the details! The smallest change, like adding a few gemstones or flowers to the space, can lively everything up. I personally love these gemstone bar accessories (P.S. they’re great gifts too!) and gemstone-adorned tray. Pick a cool color scheme and get creative, it’s the perfect way to showcase your personal taste!
3. Use A Chalkboard!
Ok, I’m a big fan of using chalkboards around the house. I especially love them in the bar area because you can write down a quirky quote or even a menu of specialty drinks if you’re having friends over. They always add a cool, homey touch to my space. If you want to make your own chalkboard menu, here is a step-by-step video on how to get started.
Photos: The Classy Issue, Remodelista and Style Me Pretty