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Thirsty Thursday: May Day Margarita


It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

The early days of May are chock-full of toast-worthy celebrations: Since today is May Day and Monday is Cinco de Mayo, combine the celebrations with this Lavender Margarita where our favorite south-of-the-border cocktail combines with a spring-centric floral aroma.

A botanical lavender simple syrup brightens a classic pitcher of silver tequila, Cointreau and lime. Rim the margarita glasses with dried lavender petals and sugar for a stunning result. Ole!

Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: Silk Sheets Cocktail

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

This sweet and dreamy cocktail is ideal for those looking for adventure in every sip. Since you’re probably reading up on how to make kimchi or tackle molecular gastronomy, you might as well make your next cocktail hour an enterprising endeavor.

This springy Silk Sheets Cocktail pairs strawberries with sweet, tangy balsamic vinegar and gin. For a modernist twist, the mix is topped with silky, luxurious St.Germain foam, which could potentially give you a floral milk mustache. The cocktail is delicious without the foam, so even if you don’t have a nitrous oxide cream charger (which, let’s face it, is likely), you should shake some up while strawberries are at their juiciest.

Bottoms up, folks!

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Thirsty Thursday: Basil Berry Cocktail


It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

As soon as birds chirp and flowers bloom, the scent of spring is in the air. With a huge sigh of relief, we can throw open a window and enjoy the gentle breeze, preferably with a cocktail in hand. Pop open a bottle of chilled, fizzy lambrusco for this Basil Berry Cocktail that mimics spring’s crisp and refreshing air.

This spring-centric cocktail is comprised of muddled fresh basil and strawberries topped with a bit of bubbly. The herbaceous and fruity notes in this cocktail reminds us of the warmer days to come.

Bottoms up, folks!

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Thirsty Thursday: Me So Corny (Um, Kettle Cornucopia) Cocktail

For those who are like me and could consume a bag of kettle corn in about two seconds, try this boozed-up, unconventional way to get your kettle corn fix.

This liquid gold from Alie and Georgia tastes just like the seductively buttery, salty caramel corn we crave.  They start with bourbon, a corn-based whiskey, for a bit of smokiness, and then they add butterscotch schnapps and simple syrup infused with fresh kettle corn.  To top it all off, a coupe glass is rimmed with a sugar and salt mixture to mimic the salty-sweet duo of kettle corn.  Smoky, buttery, sweet and salty — it’s hard to go wrong with this perfect balance of flavors.

Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: A Beer-ly Legal Cocktail

Beerly Legal Cocktail

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Crazy fun names are always harbingers of crazy awesome cocktails, and Alie and Georgia’s Beer-ly Legal Cocktail proves the rule. Brought to life with fresh tangerine juice and orange aperitif, the cocktail gets topped off with a splash of light beer. Get the recipe and watch them find their inspiration for the libation in the humble hotdog (which also gives rise to several wiener jokes.)

Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: Grape Expectations

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Classy Ladies‘ Alie and Georgia will send you on a sugar high with their Grape Expectations Cocktail.

The duo channel their inner children for a lesson from soda aficionado John Nese at Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in L.A. Then it’s time to put on the big boy pants and create a cocktail reminiscent of a grape cream soda, complete with silly straws and the ultimate candy garnish.

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Thirsty Thursday: The Drunken Donuts Cocktail

Drunken Donuts Cocktail

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too.

Last week we shared a recipe for our Silk Sheets Cocktail; this week we’re back with something even edgier.

All this nippy weather has us pining for warmer days, too, but rather than resent the heavy sweaters and itchy scarfs, embrace the cold by coddling a drink that truly embodies the season. With espresso vodka and coffee liqueur, Alie and Georgia’s Drunken Donuts Cocktail isn’t only exactly what you’ll want, it’s exactly the sort of concoction you’ll need this time of year. Sweet, boozy and supped up with a donut for garnish, don’t be surprised if you find yourself reaching for a few more round guys to dunk in. Bottoms up, folks. 

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