• food,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Summer Party Cocktail Recipes with Sparkling Ice

    Summer is almost here, I guess you are searching for some summer party recipes. No matter it is for a big friends group party or just a party by yourself, it’s all fine, all you need is a glass of good drink! Sometimes, a good cocktail doesn’t need a lot of ingredients. What you need is pretty simple, but at least, you should have a bottle of Sparkling Ice by hand!

    Spicy Sparkling Margarita


    2 parts Blanco Tequila
    ½ part Cointreau
    3 slices of Jalapeño pepper
    Juice of 1/8 lime
    1 ½ parts Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

    Lola’s Lavender Lemonade

    Shake Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and peppers with ice. Pour into rocks glass with salted rim and lime wedge. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime.


    1 bottle Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
    Fresh lemon juice
    Lavender syrup (homemade or store-bought)
    Dried lavender flowers, for garnish
    Lemon slice, for garnish

    Fill a glass with ice. Add Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade until almost full. Add honey, lemon juice and lavender syrup to taste. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with dried lavender flowers and garnish with a lemon slice.

    Pomegranate Margarita


    2oz tequila
    2oz pomegranate juice
    1oz lime juice
    1oz simple syrup
    Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
    Vanilla flake salt rim, for garnish
    Lime wedge, for garnish

    Rim glass with a lime and dip into salt, fill glass with ice and set to the side. In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and shake. Strain into glasses and top with Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade, stir lightly to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge.

    Cranberry Ginger Mockmosa

    Get in the holiday spirit with this festive mocktail made with Sparkling Ice Cranberry Frost.

    4 oz orange juice, chilled
    3 oz Sparkling Ice Cranberry Frost
    Orange peel

    Grab your champagne flute, add chilled orange juice, and Sparkling Ice cranberry frost. Garnish with an orange peel twist.

    Orange Mango Sunrise

    1 lime wedge|
    1 oz tequila
    1 oz triple sec
    Sparkling Ice Orange Mango
    1 orange slice

    In a cocktail shaker, muddle orange and lime slice. Add tequila, triple sec, and ice and shake. Pour into a margarita glass and top with Sparkling Ice Orange Mango. Garnish with an orange slice and serve.

    Sparkling Ice® is a fruityflavorful sparkling water—without all the sugar. If you want to put a little sparklein your sip, look no further. With over 16 fruit flavors, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find the one for you.

  • New York,  WorldWide


    Here’s a new take on cocktails for spring, summer and beyond. If you’re like the millions of Americans who insist on a “clean” and healthy diet, you’ll want your refreshment to be simple, organic, and free of ingredients you can’t pronounce. But if you’d like to kick the pleasure up another a notch or two, Beetology has the answer.

    Introducing Beetology cocktails and mocktails, starring the latest trend in superfoods: the sweet, wholesome, and insanely delicious beet. For a mind-blowing new way to toast spring, summer or any occasion, just start with Beetology’s 100% natural craft beverage blends.

    Beetology harvests and cold-presses the best-tasting organic beets from around the world, blends them with just a handful of good-for-you products like fruit, veggies, and ginger, and sends them straight to the grocer’s refrigerator in convenient, grab-and-go bottles.

    Here are some fun ways to enjoy each of Beetology’s 5 different hand-crafted blends. (Recipes follow.) Be sure to have plenty of ice on hand for maximum refreshment.

    • Beet + Lemon + Ginger = Beetology Zinger
    • Beet + Veggie = Beety Bloody Mary
    • Beet + Tropical Fruit = Tropical Beet-a-Colada
    • Beet + Berry = Berry Beet-a-Rita
    • Beet + Cherry = Bourbon Beet-It

    For mocktails, just leave out the alcohol and add a spritz of seltzer or mix with your favorite non-alcoholic sparkling cider. But don’t stop there – the combination of concoctions is limited only by the mixologist’s imagination. It’s your party, create your cooler as you like!

    Beetology coolers are so crisp and satisfying, you might forget they’re good for you. Beets are bursting with essential nutrients that have been linked to improved blood pressure, energy levels, liver function, eye health, younger-looking skin, and even brain function. Best of all, you can feel good about serving Beetology. Every variety is 100% non-GMO, U.S.D.A. Certified Organic, and Certified Fair Trade. They are non-soy, non-dairy, and certified OU kosher, with no preservatives, additives, artificial colors, or flavors.

    Beetology is produced by Kayco, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of kosher food products. “Beets are the new pomegranate,” said Charles Herzog, Chief Beetologist and VP of New Business Development at Kayco. “Chefs, foodies, health-conscious folks, and even athletes have been tapping into the versatile beet in creative new ways. We can’t wait to see the exciting new coolers our consumers come up with Beetology as their inspiration.”

    Distributed exclusively by New Jersey-based Kayco, Beetology is available in the refrigerator section at health food, specialty, grocery, and kosher food marketsFollow Beetology on FB https://www.facebook.com/mybeetology/ and Twitter @mybeetology. For additional information about all Kayco products visit www.kayco.com.

    The sky’s the limit with Beetology. Try these refreshing cocktails at your next party, holiday meal, or get-together.

    Beetology Zinger

    3 oz. Beetology Beet + Lemon + Ginger

    1.5 oz. Gin

    Candied ginger and lemon peel garnish


    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Beetology and gin.

    Shake until chilled, strain and garnish with a lemon peel and candied ginger.

    Bourbon Beet-It

    3 oz. Beetology Beet+Cherry

    1.5 oz. Bourbon

    1 dash bitters

    Spiced Cocktail Cherry (recipe below) or your favorite store bought maraschino cherries

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Beetology and bourbon.  Shake until chilled, strain and garnish with a cocktail cherry.

    Cocktail Cherry Recipe

    ½ cup sugar

    ½ cup Beetology Beet + Cherry

    1 stick cinnamon

    ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

    Pinch of salt

    1 cup Bourbon

    1 pound stemmed and pitted cherries


    In medium saucepan, combine sugar, Beetology, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Bring to a low simmer, stirring until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and add bourbon, and stir to combine.  Add cherries and stir until coated with syrup.  Let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate before serving.


    3 oz. Beetology Beet + Berry

    2 oz. Silver Tequila

    ½ oz. lime juice


    Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add Beetology, lime juice and tequila.  Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds, and serve in a glass with or without salt.

    Beety Bloody Mary

    4 oz. Beetology Beet + Veggie

    1/2 tsp. grated horseradish

    2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

    1 dash hot sauce (more if you want it extra spicy!)

    2 oz. Vodka

    Celery stalks for garnish


    In a tall glass, add Beetology, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce, stir to combine.  Add ice to fill the glass, vodka and stir.  Garnish with celery stalk.

    Tropical Beet-a-colada

    4 oz. Beetology Beet + Tropical Fruit

    2 oz. coconut cream

    2 oz. dark rum

    2 oz. coconut rum

    1½ cups ice

    Pineapple slice for garnish


    Put the ice, Beetology, coconut cream and rums into a blender. Blend until smooth and frosty. Pour the drink into 2 glasses and garnish with pineapple slices. Makes 2 drinks.


  • New York,  WorldWide

    It’s show time! Game Day Cocktails and Bites for Friends Sport Time

    No matter what team you’ll be rooting for, we’ve got you covered with the best boozy cocktails and delicious apps to enjoy from start to finish. If you’re an Eagles fan, Slow & Low Whiskey is made in Philly after all! Easy to make at home or tote with you to a friend’s football shin dig, these are the perfect drinks and bites for the big game.

    Topsy Turvy (by Jeremy Oertel)
    This cocktail features a liqueur made from real coffee so you can finish the game with as much energy as you started.
    2 oz Carpano Antica Formula
    1 oz Lock Stock & Barrel Rye 18 Year
    1 tsp. Borghetti Coffee Liqueur
    1 dash Mole Bitters
    Method: Stir, Strain
    Glass: Nick & Nora
    Garnish: Orange Twist

    Pats City
    2 oz Templeton Rye 6 Year
    .5 oz Fernet-Branca
    1 bar spoon Coffee Syrup
    3 dashes Scrappy’s Orange Bitters
    Method: Stir & strain into a large rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

    Slow & Low Rock and Rye 100ml Cans ($4.99 per can): The Slow and Low 100ml can is the next step in the evolution. Cooper Spirits took a proper 84 proof bar cocktail using a historic recipe and is not only introducing it in a different vessel, the can, but is doing so in a portable, convenient and novel size. Perfect for your outdoor pursuits, from camping to BBQs to sporting events, tailgates and concerts, the 100ml can is versatile and makes for just the right sized packaging.

    Half-Time Show (Greg Mayer of Academia in Austin, TX)
    This cocktail features a MVP Vodka, launched by two former football pros, and is a lively drink to enjoy during the always-entertaining halftime show.
    1.5 oz MVP Lemonberry Vodka
    .75 oz Lemon juice
    .25 oz Real cranberry juice
    .50 oz Aperol
    .50 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
    2 Mint leaves
    Method: Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin and shake vigorously until properly diluted. Strain the cocktail using a Hawthorne and fine mesh strainer into a coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.

    Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha ($3.99 per can): Novo Fogo, a USDA-certified distillery that produces organic cachaças from fresh sugarcane, is highlighting the national spirit of Brazil in an accessible way by introducing the first ever Sparkling Caipirinha in a can. It’s fresh, natural, flavorful, and carbonated, making the world’s most popular cocktail by consumption sparkle and shine in a way that is easy to enjoy.

    Smoky Eagle
    2 oz Crystal Head AURORA
    4 oz Lemonade
    3 oz Fever Tree ginger beer
    Smoked orange wedges
    Method: Add Crystal Head AURORA, lemonade, and smoked orange wedges into a shaker with ice.  Shake very well then pour into a tall glass

    Half-Seas Cocktail Cans ($16-20 per 4-Pack): Half-Seas offers elevated versions of the canned cocktail, available in Daiquiri, Paloma and Bramble. These all-natural, effervescent cans are as stylish as they are delicious.

    Fire and Rye– Avila’s El Ranchito (Laguna Beach, CA)
    1 ½ oz Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Whiskey
    2 pressed Jalapeños
    2 oz pink lemonade
    Splash soda water
    Lemon twist garnish

    Adult Milkshake (Péché in Austin, TX)
    This adult milkshake is a rich and creamy with warm, spiced notes and is a perfect post-game treat to celebrate a win or comfort you through a loss.
    2 scoops vanilla ice cream
    1 oz banana liqueur
    .5 oz Zaya Rum
    Method: Combine ingredients in a blender and blend. Pour into glass and garnish with cinnamon.

    Canned Cocktails (available at select retailers nationwide)
    Not looking to whip up cocktails on the fly? Save your energy for sweating it out over the game and chill these canned cocktails.  Easy, tasty, and arguably better than beer (for some!) These cocktails in a can are sure to keep the fun going and are easy to dance with during that Half Time show!!

    Stella Rosa Aluminum Singles, $4.99 –  Our new 8.5 oz aluminum single-serves serve the purpose for wine anytime, they’re easy to carry, easy to pack, easy to drink, look stylish, can go anywhere with you and you’re going to love them!  Find them at your local retailers or come by our winery to have a taste and pick up a case.  Find location and hours at SanAntonioWinery.com.  Stella Rosa aluminum single-serve wine comes in our most popular flavors, Black and Platinum and Pink!

    Easy apps to keep your guests happy all game long:

    Guacamole from La Loncheria (www.loncheriabk.com; Brooklyn, NY)
    Chef/owner Danny Mena just opened La Loncheria, a casual Mexican luncheonette in Brooklyn offers a super simple recipe for guacamole that your friends will rave over at your Big Game gathering.
    2 Chile serranos (seeded and deveined)
    1/2 onion
    Cilantro chopped fine
    2 roma tomatoes chopped fine
    Juice of 1 big lime or 2 small limes
    2 tbsp of salt
    8 avocados
    Directions:In a food processor, mix chilies and onion until to a fine texture. Then, in a large bowl

  • New York,  WorldWide

    Two easy-to-make cocktail recipes with Cabrito Tequila

    This year, National Tequila Day falls on a Monday. But that’s not a bummer, the truth is that there’s no wrong time to enjoy tequila! High temperatures across the country may be enough excuse to sip on some refreshing cocktails with moderation. To help you celebrate, below you can find 2 great cocktail recipes created by the Cabrito Tequila family. 

    Remember that if you want to make great memories, all you have to do is start with some tequila.

    Purse Strings


    • 1 ½ oz Tequila Cabrito Blanco
    • 2 oz Grapefruit juice
    • ½ oz Cinnamon Syrup (Monin or house-made)
    • ¼ oz Lemon Juice
    • ½ oz Kombucha (Synergy Trilogy)


    1. Shake and strain tequila, syrup and juices over fresh ice into a rocks glass.
    2. Top with Kombucha and gently stir.
    3. Garnish with grapefruit wheel* (if desired) and grated cinnamon.

    *Citrus can be dehydrated by slicing into wheels and placing into a 200-degree oven on a wire grate for 2-3 hours.

    Two Cents


    • 2 oz Tequila Cabrito Blanco
    • ¾ oz Lime Juice
    • 1 oz Honey Habanero Syrup*
    • 2 drops of Orange Flower Water
    • Maldon Sea Salt (to rim the coupe)

    *Dilute one part water with one part honey and stir to incorporate. Chop one habanero pepper into quarters and add it to the honey water syrup for 15 minutes. Remove peppers and store syrup in a sealed container.


    1. Shake and strain all ingredients.
    2. Garnish with a lime.


  • Los Angeles,  New York,  WorldWide

    Sip On Spring ‘Beer Cocktails’ from Peroni Nastro Azzurro

    With Spring upon us, I’m excited to share some delicious Peroni infused cocktails to celebrate the season. Shawn Shepherd, mixologist at Palihouse West Hollywood, has put together the below – perfect for those looking for a refreshing drink that still incorporates the desired beer taste.


    Pictured from left to right: The Amaro Al Fresco, The Capri Meets Manhattan, 

    The Gold Rush

    Below: The Capri Meets Manhattan



    Peroni Nastro Azzurro

    2 Figs

    ½ oz. Honey Syrup

    ½ oz. Lemon Juice

    Dash of Walnut Bitters

    Lemon Peel

    In a cocktail shaker, muddle Figs with Honey Syrup, add Lemon Juice and ice and shake vigorously. Fill tall glass with new ice and add Peroni gently, add 3 drops Walnut Bitters (or Angostura), garnish with lemon peel.



    Peroni Nastro Azzurro

    1 oz. Aperol

    ¼ oz. Fernet Branca

    ½ oz. Dry Vermouth

    Orange Peel

    In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice except Peroni and shake vigorously. Fill tall glass with new ice and add Peroni gently, strain ingredients over Peroni gently and garnish with orange peel.



    Peroni Nastro Azzurro

    ½ oz. Sweet Vermouth

    Bar Spoon Cynar

    Bar Spoon Balsamic Reduction

    2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

    Luxardo Cherry

    In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice except Peroni and shake vigorously. Strain ingredients into a chilled cocktailglass and top with Peroni gently, garnish with Luxardo Cherry.