#VocabPoolParty Instagram Giveaway

IMG_3482Have you heard?! I’m cohosting a summer pool party in honor of Vocabulary Boutique‘s 7th Birthday at the Westgate Hotel next Saturday August 13th. As a thank you to our loyal readers and followers, my cohosts and I are giving away TWO FREE TICKETS to the party. Head on over to my Instagram to enter!

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{ All photos by Bryan Miller }

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You’re Invited: Summer Pool Party at The Westgate Hotel

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For those of you in the San Diego area, I hope you’ll join me for a pool party on Saturday, August 13th at The Westgate Hotel downtown. The Westgate’s rooftop pool is straight up paradise and most importantly, the cocktails will be flowing thanks to resident mixologist Irving Gonzalez. Chef Fabrice Hardel will be serving up French Riviera-inspired dishes (in addition to a poolside seafood and raw bar) and DJ Aleko will be providing all the summer vibes. I look forward to meeting you!

Details and tickets here.

IMG_3619{ My co-hosts, from left to right: Kali, myself, Cecelia and Krystel }

IMG_3823IMG_3811-2{ All photos by Bryan Miller }

 

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Bartender Know-How: The Essential Glassware & Bar Tools

 I’m excited to finally present a comprehensive, collaborative guide to the essential bar tools and glassware any home mixologist should have. In partnership with Thirty3Club.

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1. Coupes and/or Martini glasses for drinks served up…

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 5.39.08 PMDistillerista tip: Use a coupe anywhere you’d use normally reach for a martini glass. Their curved lip is infinitely better at keeping the drink in your glass and not all over your new suede pumps. Love these from Anthro.

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 5.40.03 PMDistillerista Tip: Yes, the stem keeps your body heat from warming the drink but again, those new suede pumps. Alas, if you’re a fan of the classic conical shape then try a stemless version. Just be sure to hold it from the bottom to keep contents nice and cold!

 

2. High Ball glasses for tall drinks served over ice…

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Distillerista tip: These are my go-to cocktail tumblers. If you want a more traditional shape, these are also gorgeous.

 

3. Rocks glasses or tumblers for short drinks served with or without ice. Also called a DOF, or double old fashioned, glass…

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Distillerista tip: I’m a big fan of a heavy bottomed rocks glass. Maybe it’s just me but the substantial weight of the glass in my hand makes me feel like I’ve secretly infiltrated some swanky men’s club. Win-win!

 

4. A mixing glass & shaker tin (or a traditional 3-piece cocktail shaker) for creating cocktails that call for shaking…

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Distillerista tip: This is my favorite all-in-one bar tool kit including a great Boston shaker-style tin and mixing glass. P.S. Brush up on when to stir and when to shake.

 

5. A jigger for measuring spirits and other ingredients…

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Distillerista tip: I used to think I could eyeball everything but once I started using jigger, my cocktails were infinitely better. My favorite basic jigger, here.

 

6. A muddler & strainer

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Distillerista tip: When using a Boston Shaker you’ll need a Hawthorne strainer (shown above). When using just a mixing glass (for stirred drinks) I prefer to use a julep strainer. My favorite dishwasher-safe muddler.

 

7. Bar Spoon

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I hope you enjoyed learning about the essential bar tools and glassware for mixing phenomenal, craft cocktail bar-worthy cocktails at home. A couple of other essentials I keep around: a sharp knife, small cutting board, vegetable/fruit peeler for making citrus peel garnishes and a handheld citrus squeezer. Please comment below with your favorite bar tools and glassware!

{This article originally appeared on Thirty3Club’s Cocktail Education Blog}

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Bartender Know-How: When to Shake and When to Stir

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Before you can find a cocktail menu, the bartender appears in front of you, drops a napkin on the bar top, and looks at you with eyebrows raised. You tell the bartender you want a cocktail, but you’re not sure what kind.  And if he or she is worth anything at all, they will respond with assistance instead of annoyance, guiding you Socratically toward the perfect drink for that moment, which inevitably begins with some form of the question: “shaken or stirred?”

There are plenty of ways you can mix a drink: you can build it in the glass, roll it or carbonate it, you can throw it over your head and catch it behind your back if you’ve got a mind to. But the two most common ways, by far, are shaking and stirring. So what’s the difference? Why not just pour the ingredients on ice and be done with it, like a rum and coke?

Here’s why: there is a secret ingredient in every cocktail you’ve ever enjoyed, and it’s not salt or sugar or St. Germain, it’s water. When we’re talking about ice, there is no chilling without dilution, and vice versa. Ignore the bartender who tells you that his ice chills without diluting, because he’s wrong. Big ice cubes dilute slower, but also chill slower: use them to keep a low temperature rather than attaining one.

Cocktails are meant to be diluted. It’s implicitly built into the recipe. So when you stir or shake, you are melting the ice, lowering the temperature of your drink, and diluting it all at once. Additionally, when you shake, you’re aerating it, thinning the texture and making it feel lighter. This is an enormous difference, and there’s little to no wiggle room. If someone stirs my margarita, I know they don’t know what they’re doing. If they shake my Sazerac, I’m walking out.

And so, the difference: 

Stir when all the ingredients in the cocktail are alcohol, i.e. no mixers, no juice, no cream, no eggs. Manhattans, Old Fashioned’s, etc. Stirring is gentle and maintains the silky viscosity inherent in such drinks, which is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable parts about them. It renders a cocktail with roughly 30% water.

Shake when there’s juice, cream, eggs, or some kind of other mixer. Shaking aerates as well, thinning the texture and making it brighter and lighter, and makes the final drink roughly 40% water.

{ This article originally appeared on Thirty3Club’s Cocktail Education Blog // top image via }

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Everything You Need to Know About Cocktail Subscription Service Thirty3Club

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Ever since I started Distillerista, I’ve kept a Google Doc a mile long with names of like-minded companies and brands to reach out to for content ideas or partnerships. Cocktail Subscription Services (think Birchbox meets Blue Apron, but with booze!) and specifically Thirty3Club, were high on that list of contemporaries to get in touch with. Thanks to a busy schedule, that Google Doc doesn’t always get the love it deserves, but lucky for me the folks at Thirty3Club beat me to it! When their co-founder Lisa reached out to chat distilling and collaboration ideas I was over the moon. Thanks to our newfound friendship, there’s a ton of exciting Thirty3Club-sponsored content in the pipeline for you but before we jump in, let me introduce you!

  1. What is Thirty3Club?

Thirty3Club is bridging the gap between the bar and your home, bringing the craft cocktail experience to your kitchen. We are a purveyor of craft cocktails, aiming to elevate any drinker’s repertoire through education on spirits, recipes, and techniques steeped in tradition and being invented every day.

  1. Explain more about cocktail subscription services.

Each month we deliver two craft cocktail recipes with step-by-step directions, instructional videos, all of the ingredients required to mix four drinks at home, and the latest and greatest from the industry. To keep it fresh we continuously partner with top bars, bartenders, and distilleries – we don’t even know what’s coming next!

  1. How the idea for Thirty3Club came about?

Thirty3Club stemmed from two successful startups we admire – Blue Apron and Birchbox. We love the experience of discovering tasty recipes, learning new cooking techniques, and creating something ourselves from the Blue Apron meal kit boxes. Birchbox, on the other hand, offers sample sizes, an element of surprise, and an online store to complement the monthly subscription. Thirty3Club is the Blue Apron for craft cocktails combined with Birchbox’s forced exploration and comprehensive online store. We do not just want to offer education, but also house a repository of recipes, tools, glassware, and spirits online creating a single hub for all things cocktails.

  1. Tell us about your team! Who’s behind Thirty3Club?

Humans are naturally curious creatures with a thirst for mastery. Bartending has been a craft reserved for those who dedicate their careers to it, but Thirty3Club is challenging this notion. We began as four friends who enjoyed fancy drinks, but as we started to ask questions, dig, research, and ask more questions, we quickly realized there was so much more than a cocktail sitting in front of us. Whether an industry professional looking to expand your palate, or a novice as we were, there is always something new to discover. And we have not stopped discovering. What’s really unique about Thirty3Club’s founding team, is none of us come from the industry, so we are constantly crafting the experience for likeminded subscribers. All of us come from corporate America (advertising, engineering, sales, and data science), so we are constantly networking and finding new talent to work with from the industry. This makes for a more diverse experience, that incorporates different perspectives and personalities into each cocktail.

  1. What does an average day look like for you and your team? Do you all still keep a “day job?”

The average day is hectic, but we have made enormous strides to streamline processes and are more organized each month. At the moment, all four of us work traditional 9-5 day jobs, and spend the majority of our mornings, evenings, and weekends working on Thirty3Club. Fortunately, our jobs do grant us the flexibility for calls, meetings, and other areas of the startup needing attention during the daylight. Before launching we were in research mode – experimenting with shipping, polishing packaging, and working with lawyers on the legal hurdles in the very heavily regulated space. Now we are focused on the backend, to set us up for success when we scale, and the front end to fill the pipeline for upcoming months. Our team tirelessly searches for the best partners to bring the highest quality product to market.

  1. How long did it take from idea inception to actually shipping your first box?

From the late evening laying in bed when the idea struck, to shipping our very first for-revenue box, it took roughly a year. The first few months were casual market research, but it quickly became obvious we were onto something. We then transitioned into legal mode, teaming with lawyers and domain experts to pick their brains on rebottling spirits, selling the alcohol, and shipping boxes. Once the idea was validated and proven legal, we had about three months of prototyping and beta testing. Then the first few glorious boxes were delivered in November 2015.

  1. Starting any alcoholic beverage-related business is tough. Restrictions, regulations, red tape, etc. are rampant. What was the most challenging speed bump on the road to launching Thirty3Club?

Thirty3Club targets to not just introduce subscribers to new craft cocktail recipes, but also new brands, because the final concoction is truly a sum of its parts. Therefore, we wanted to focus on the highest quality products, local companies, and all things craft. Before we started Thirty3Club, the only sample sized bottles of spirits we could get our hands on, were from the big name brands drinkers are familiar with. Our first two months we went the simple route of working with these spirits, but since have transitioned to working with smaller craft distilleries, who’s love and passion is poured into every bottle. This required navigating the regulations regarding bottle sizes, rectification, labeling, and procuring, but also working hand in hand with these craft brands that are entering unchartered territory as well. Fortunately, the alcoholic beverage-related industry is a unique community, and we have been welcomed and supported to date. Each company has their own objectives and priorities, but there is clearly a sense of camaraderie and known fact we will go further together.

  1. I love Thirty3Club’s focus on education and technique. What was the inspiration behind this aspect of your company culture?

As we began forming Thirty3Club, competitive research identified a clear gap in the marketplace. For example, recipes across the internet consist of 1 part this, 2 parts that, and do not compare to the food norm, where you will find detailed, step-by-step cooking instructions. How would beginner bartenders know to dry shake some ingredients, while muddling and stirring others? Does the order matter? How about a floral verse herbal gin? It always matters, and the best bartenders carefully curate their craft cocktails. Ultimately, it was essential to focus on education and technique, but it also creates a better experience. We like to say it’s like learning a new language, except you get a buzz.

  1. How involved are bars and bartenders/mixologists with the development of each box?

Our partners are integral to the development of each and every box. We contemplated having an in-house bartender formulate each box, but then realized the diverse cultures we would glance over, the local twists we would never discover, and the amazing stories that would never be told. Before we launched the company, we met a gentleman so bright and motivated, he could have excelled in any profession. We were interested to learn why he chose to dedicate his life behind the bar. This man was no bartender though, more of a magician, bringing to life old traditions and dreaming up new ones. Mixing foreign ingredients with funny tools, he concocted an elixir of amazing smells, textures, and tastes, served with an incredible tale of history and culture, worth the price alone. This is a craft cocktail, and these masters of the craft exist in every city. Thirty3Club is determined to share their wisdom, and we hope that brings an unparalleled experience to your home, each and every month.

  1. How important is the craft liquor industry to Thirty3Club’s mission? Do you try to feature craft spirits in your boxes? If so, why?

Making craft cocktails with poor ingredients is analogous to putting an average car’s engine in a Ferrari. It appears fancy and worth the extra money, but is missing the heart and soul. Craft spirits are the heart and soul of cocktails. Each distillery has a unique twist and story that adds an essential layer to the Thirty3Club experience. For this reason, we go the extra mile to pair recipes with the best craft spirits, and make them accessible and convenient.

  1. Do you plan to continue featuring California-specific craft spirits?

Sunny San Diego will forever be Thirty3Club’s birthplace, and we will strive to support the community as it has done for us. Southern California is becoming the craft distillery Mecca as it already is for breweries, which makes it a no brainer for getting off the ground. While the craft spirit movement may be most heavily concentrated here, we would not be doing our subscribers justice if we neglected the rest of the great distilleries spanned across the nation. We are already branching out of Southern California, and will have many surprises down the road, so stay tuned!

  1. In terms of a hypothetical anonymity – to – mainstream spectrum (On a scale of 1-10, 1 being “completely unknown” and 10 “house hold notion”), where do you feel the American “Craft” Distilling industry is today and how would you describe this phase we’re in? 

The craft cocktail boom is already here. According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S., beer has continued to loose shares of US alcohol revenue over the last six years. The Wall Street Journal writes, “The liquor industry – once the pariah of the alcohol world – has been steadily gaining popularity due to a major cocktail renaissance…because of fickle young drinkers.” And now supply is ramping up to meet this demand. In a Harvard Business Review Interview with Aviation Gin, founder Thomas Mooney lays it flat out; “there are probably around 300 craft distilleries today. Is that a lot? Well, there were 5,000 distilleries in the US at the end of the 19th century. So it took Prohibition to make that go away, and maybe we’re just starting to work our way back to historically normal numbers. There are over 2,300 craft breweries.” You cannot open a hip, trendy restaurant nowadays without a solid craft cocktail program. However, that’s just craft cocktails, not craft spirits, and excludes those who live outside the reach of urban trends. Therefore, we would put the American craft distilling industry at a 4. The industry is on the precipice of becoming more mainstream in large part due to the craft cocktail boom. This is where Thirty3Club has a unique opportunity, since we have the ability to introduce craft cocktails and distilleries to an audience who otherwise may not have access.

  1. What’s on the horizon for Thirty3Club? Where do you see the company in a year?

Thirty3Club is at an exciting point in the lifecycle of a company, as we are still constantly learning about our product and target demographic. Everyday new opportunities present themselves, and several major pivots may yet exist in the future. In a year we see Thirty3Club being a major player in the craft cocktail and spirit conversation, playing an important role in the expansion and mainstream adoption. We hope to reach this goal by continuing to produce an amazing product and experiences that highlight what this industry is all about.

  1. Why should someone subscribe to Thirty3Club?

If you enjoy drinking, discovering, and doing, then Thirty3Club is for you. You could order text books, spend hours chatting with your local bartender, or you could sign up for Thirty3Club. All of the knowledge to become your own bartender, find your favorite spirits, and order better drinks than James Bond is now accessible, delivered right to your doorstep.

  1. Who is the ideal person who should be subscribing?

Thirty3Club is targeting adventurous drinkers who are looking to elevate their repertoire through education on spirits, recipes, and techniques. We have all too often heard the New Years resolution of cutting back on alcohol, but we suggest making a goal to drink better instead, and Thirty3Club will show you the way.

  1. What can we look forward to in the next box(es)?!

As Thirty3Club becomes a household name in the industry, expect more unique brands and partnerships. Additionally, it is a priority to both expand our store with more premier products and craft spirits not available in your local liquor store, and of course, be a hub for education to become a knowledgeable drinker and bartender. If you think craft cocktails, recipes, products, etc., and Thirty3Club is not your first stop, then we have failed.

Thanks very much to Lisa and her team for this interview. Be sure not to miss this Friday’s post where I try my hand at one of Thirty3Club’s cocktails from their February box, The Bee’s Fuzz, featuring Liberty Call Gin!

 

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Bloody Valentines with Vocabulary Boutique

Bloody-Valentines-Distillerista-1I’m not one to get all that hyped on Valentines Day but when Cecelia asked to collaborate on a V Day-themed cocktail and matching photo shoot, I just HAD to say YES! You guys remember Cecelia from Vocabulary Boutique, right? Well… thinking up fun and creative ideas for blog posts and impromptu photos shoots is pretty much her calling. Everything she creates is beautiful and inspiring, and her ideas always get my creative juices flowing.

When Cecelia suggested we collaborate on a Valentines Day cocktail we both agreed – it had to be pink! Peek-of-their-season blood oranges were the obvious choice to achieve the hue of our dreams. I mean… how festive and striking is that color!? From there my mind wandered to the theme of the shoot, the romanticism of the season, all the accoutrements that go along with the holiday and I knew then that I wanted the drink to have a floral element. I’ve been having fun playing around with rose water in drinks at home lately and figured it’d be just the thing for a Valentines cocktail. What’s V-day without roses after all?

Although Cecelia requested that we coin this drink the Love Potion No. 9 (nailed it!), I thought the My Bloody Valentine pun was just too good to pass up. C also requested the drink be easily made into a mocktail, a concept I uhhh… am not too familiar with. Nonetheless, when it comes to entertaining it’s important to be mindful of all guests, and the option to opt-out of imbibing should always be graciously provided. This lovely concoction makes it easy by combining all the non-alcoholic ingredients together and leaving the vodka a la carte. Just make sure to provide a 1.5 oz measure/shot glass/jigger so your guests don’t free-pour you out of house and home. 😉

Both the batched nature of this drink and the alcohol-on-the-side aspect make it the perfect signature drink for a baby shower, family barbecue, romantic picnic with bae or (my favorite!) a besties’ V-day brunch. Have fun with this one friends!

Bloody-Valentines-Distillerista{ Anthro tumblers | Kate Spade striped plate (s/o 4) | Bottega Louie Chocolates }

Bloody Valentines. Makes 8-10 cocktails or mocktails.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh blood orange juice (juice from bright pink Cara Cara oranges would also be gorgeous)
  • 1 750 mL bottle of your favorite sparkling water
  • rose water and/or orange blossom water  to taste, I’d recommend starting with 3 to 4 teaspoons total and going up from there, one dash at a time
  • your favorite orange or citrus Vodka – I like St. George California Citrus Vodka (1.5 oz per drink)
  • edible flowers frozen into ice cubes for garnish, optional of course 😉

Directions:

  1. In a large glass pitcher or drink dispenser combine blood orange juice, sparkling water and rose or orange blossom water
  2. Stir gently and taste – if the floral note is too subtle, add a dash or two more of rose water. Keep in mind a little goes a loooooooong way with rose water.
  3. When serving, fill glasses 2/3 full with ice. Add 1.5 oz. vodka if desired and top with the blood orange mix.
  4. Give a little stir with your festive paper straw and enjoy!

Don’t have a juicer? Your local Whole Foods will juice any produce for you for a flat $3 fee.

Bloody-Valentines-Distillerita-3{ Gold rimmed bowl & paper straws available at Vocabulary Boutique }

Bloody-Valentines-Distillerista-5 { This dainty diamond “X” necklace would make the sweetest V Day gift }

Bloody-Valentines-Distillerista-4 Bloody-Valentines-Distillerista-2Bloody-Valentines-Distillerista-6 To purchase any of the jewelry, blouses or denim featured in this post, email Cecelia at VocabularyBoutique@gmail.com or pop into Vocabulary Boutique on 414 West Cedar in Little Italy!

P.S. Check out my previous collaborations with Vocabulary Boutique here and here!

A VERY Happy Valentines Day to all my lovely readers! Xo

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Join Distillerista for a Holiday Happy Hour!

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Calling all San Diego friends: We’re co-hosting a Holiday Happy Hour with Vocabulary Boutique this Friday, December 18th! Please join us for shopping discounts and specialty cocktails crafted by yours truly featuring local San Diego spirits. Enjoy a festive drink, finish up that last bit of holiday shopping and support local entrepreneurs – what could be better?! Hope to see you there!

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Holiday Happy Hour Details:

When: Friday December 18th 5:30-7pm

Where: Vocabulary Boutique – 414 West Cedar Street San Diego, CA 92101 – in the heart of Little Italy!

What: Festive Distillerista Craft Cocktails & Shopping Discounts!

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Distillerista Holiday Gift Guide 2015

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I love skimming through the gift guides featured in/on my favorite magazines and blogs during the holiday season. I almost always find the perfect thing for that someone – or myself! – amongst the glossy and carefully curated lists of ideas. Considering gift giving for most can be excruciatingly difficult – myself included – I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring this season and feature a few of my favorite things. While I usually prefer to give simple but thoughtful homemade gifts like infused vodkas, liqueurs or baked treats, I can’t imagine any of my loved ones being mad at one of these gems showing up in his or her stocking this year. Enjoy!

1. Carry On Champagne Cocktail Kit. The latest in a series of DIY craft cocktail kits for the frequent flier. By W & P Design. Also available: Moscow Mule, Old Fashioned and Gin & Tonic. $24 each.

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2. Jonathan Adler Bourbon Pop Candle. The gorgeous reusable bronze vase/tumbler is worth the price alone, not to mention the rich and moody scent! Also available: Vodka & Champagne. $42 each.

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3. The prettiest Apple, Plum and Cinnamon Cordial from the UK’s Belvoir Fruit Farms. Makes a stunning Hot Toddy when paired with red wine, whiskey or rum. You’re welcome. $15.

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4. The cutest Animal Shot Glass Set that made this year’s list of Oprah’s favorite things. $50 for a s/o 5.

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5. Have you been naughty or nice? Keep ’em guessing with this sweet Moscow Mule Simple Syrup Duo, $26.

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6. An Imbibe Magazine Subscription. For the booze nerd in your life. $20.

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7. The PERFECT Manhattan Cocktail Cherries. By Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. $16.

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8. St. George Spirits Gin Gift Set. Enjoy a tasting flight of St. George’s three signature gins. Throw in a 4-pack of Fever Tree Tonic and you’ve got the perfect hostess gift. $32.

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9. Festive & seasonal Mulberry Gin. So much better than just giving a bottle of wine plus, THAT LABEL THO! $27.

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10. Elegant Blush Stone Coasters with an on-trend brass stripe. $39 for a s/o 4.

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P.S. Be sure to check out my favorite fall bar accessories for more great gift-giving ideas! Happy Holidays!

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Three Big Batch Cocktails to Please ALL the Relatives

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{ All photos by Megan Burgess }

Umm, real question: How is Thanksgiving only two days away? If you’re anything like me you still haven’t been to the market, nor are you particularly sold on what to make! We’re having Thanksgiving with some family friends this year and I’m in charge of the stuffing and the cocktails (typical). Lucky for me, I’ve at least got the drinks on lock and you can too! Below are three of my favorite big batch cocktail recipes. Scroll down for simple to make, crowd-pleasing batched drinks for a group that will surely get the conversation flowing this holiday!

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1. Grapefruit Lavender Gin Punch. Guys. This is the definition of crowd-pleasers. I’ve made this drink for so many parties and get-togethers now, I can’t keep track. It gets tons of compliments and we ALWAYS run out so I’ll casually suggest double batching. If you’re guests appreciate pretty drinks and/or you’re fortunate enough to spend the holiday in a mild climate, this is the Thanksgiving drink for your crew. P.S. Swap half the lavender for rosemary to create a more seasonally-appropriate version. Your craft cocktail snob cousin will surely approve.

2. Luke’s Bourbon Cocktail. This is one of those drinks that’s just a leeeetle bit dangerous. The cider and citrus juices create an oh-so-easy to drink cocktail but beware, the Bourbon comes back to bite! Make this if you want to get Grandma a little tipsy. Also, the fall spices make for a balanced, fall-appropriate treat. Even your “I-only-drink-IPAs” brother will love this one.

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3. Red Sangria. We all know Pinot Noir is a textbook wine pairing for turkey. Spice it up a little with some fresh winter citrus, cranberry or raspberry liqueur and sparkling water. It’s a great way to stretch a buck and who doesn’t like sippin’ on a little Sangria?! Just make sure Mom and the aunties don’t drink it all.

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As a holiday bonus, here are a few more of my favorite Thanksgiving-appropriate cocktails from around the web!

The Harvest Sparkle | Fed + Fit

Pear Rosemary Cocktails | Colorful Eats

Spiced Pear Mule | The Kitchy Kitchen

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Into It… Fall Bar Accessories

 

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It’s well known I have a bit of bar cart obsession and with fall finally here, I’m feeling a revamp. Here are eight chic bar accessories updates I’m currently coveting.

Fall-Bar-Accessories-Distillerista-1{ 1. Gilded Plume Bottle Opener | $7, Anthro ON SALE! }

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{ 2. The coolest knotted branch bar tool set | $78, Anthro }

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{ Nifty acacia wood Orb Bar Tool Set | $1-10, Crate & Barrel ON SALE! }

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{ Kitchy but cute “May You Never…” Shot Glasses (S/o 4) | $29, Pigment }

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{ A copper-topped Bitters Bottle would be the perfect vessel for homemade syrups | $35, Pigment }

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{ Love my Mason Shaker but this Copper Cocktail Shaker is on point | $25, Crate & Barrel }

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{ Gorgeous vintage Jadeite Cocktail Tumblers (S/o 4) | $50, One Kings Lane }

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{ The prettiest Metallic Lace Cocktail Glasses (S/o 4) | $29, One Kings Lane }

Hope you enjoyed this round up! What are your favorite spots to look for new barware? Tell me in the comments below!

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