Apple and Cucumber Cooler Recipe by Girl Cooks World

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Nothing is better on a warm summer day than a light and refreshing beverage. The Apple and Cucumber Cooler by Cate of Girl Cooks World is a healthy and incredibly easy way to quench your thirst. Cate’s been kind enough to share the recipe for this delicious two ingredient wonder with us and I can already hear your taste-buds thanking her!

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3 Summer Mocktails (or cocktails) for Each Time of Day

Lemon Berry Dreamsicle (Image Credit: Brailey Lisath)

Lemon Berry Dreamsicle (Image Credit: Brailey Lisath)

There is a lot to love about summer. The sun is finally out, you can enjoy an array of outdoor activities, and it’s the season for vacations. However, one of my favorite things about summer is that it’s also the season to get fancy with your drinks. Because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love a nice morning, afternoon AND evening pick-me-up? Here are three mocktails (or cocktails if you’re a bit more adventurous like me) to try this summer, and the time of day they are best received.
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Chrissy Teigen Shares Her ‘3 Freaky Facts’ and ‘Freaky Teigy’ Cocktail Recipe!

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Model Chrissy Teigen partied it up with the widely known alcohol beverage Captain Morgan in Miami to throw, what looked like, a completely fun Sunday RumDay bash. Guests and bartenders at the event were even in on a Teigen’s not-so-secret signature cocktail, the Freaky Teigy! Okay, so we all Teigen as John Legend’s wife, a stunning model or one who does not have a filter on anything! But, check out the video below for “3 Freaky Facts” you may not have known about the star. (I know, we couldn’t believe the Star Wars thing either.) Continue reading

Featured Recipe: Berry Mint Gin Smash by We Are Not Martha

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(Image Credit: We Are Not Martha)

Summer is here and what better time to try out a new cocktail? Well, We Are Not Martha has just the drink that I can’t wait to try, the Berry Mint Gin Smash. I have to admit, I’m not a big gin drinker – like, at all. I pretty much only stick to wine, the occasional mimosa and margaritas. Every now and then I’ll give a new cocktail a try, but I pretty much stick to the basics.

However, when I came across this recipe back in April, I knew it was the perfect drink to try out this summer. Berries!? Count me in. I love berries, I mean, who doesn’t? And when gin is masked by other flavors like berries and simple syrup, I’m totally on board. This drink will be perfect for a summer BBQ with friends or even an afternoon brunch.

Check out the full recipe over at We Are Not Martha, as well as all of their other amazing recipes and Happy Summer everyone!

Cheers!

Featured Recipe: Capri Sun Vodka Coolers by Cooking with B.S.

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(Image Credit: Cooking with B.S.)

Long gone are the days of your sweaty soccer games on the elementary school field, when Mom’s cooler of Capri Suns was almost sweeter than the victory of a scrimmage match. But you can get that feeling of sweet victory again – this time with an alcoholic twist. Capri Sun vodka coolers, created by Brian Staffield of the blog Cooking with B.S., are just the fix.  And just to be clear, Staffield would like to clarify that he does not endorse “childhood drinking.” Check out his blog for more recipes! And remember, you’re an adult now, so drink responsibly.

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Ketel One Pumpkin King (Image Credit: Ketel One)

Have a very merry holiday with pumpkin, cranberry and ginger cocktail recipes from Ketel One!

Ketel One Pumpkin King (Image Credit: Ketel One)

Ketel One Pumpkin King (Image Credit: Ketel One)

If you’re looking for some tasty and fun cocktails to serve with your Holiday feast, look no further! Whether you’re a fan of pumpkin everything or just want to put a little twist on a more traditional cocktail, we have the perfect selection of seasonal Ketel One recipes that will compliment the turkey and pie, and have your guests giving thanks. Try these out and let us know what you think in the comments! Continue reading

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Perfect Cocktail Pairings for Your Favorite TV Show

SCANDAL (Image Credit: ABC)

SCANDAL (Image Credit: ABC)

What’s better than sitting down to watch your favorite TV show? Sitting down to watch your favorite TV show with perfect adult beverage to go along with it. Just as you can pair fine wines to the foods that will best enhance their luscious flavors, woody undertones and tannins (whatever those are, I’m no Frasier Crane), there’s a cocktail out there that will match the mood of any show and highlight all of its best attributes. Check out our perfect pairings below! Continue reading

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Enjoy World Cup Inspired Cocktail Recipes from Ketel One

KETEL ONE CLERICO (Image Credit: Ketel One)

KETEL ONE CLERICO (Image Credit: Ketel One)

In case you haven’t been following the World Cup, here’s all you really need to know: U.S.A. lost in a blaze of glory against Belgium 2-1. Germany put a beating on Brazil on Tuesday afternoon with a score of 7-1. Now, the world turns their sights towards the semi-final match of Argentina vs. Netherlands.

However, we know soccer isn’t for everyone. Some people just watch because their dad, boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, mother, etc., has it on non-stop. Fortunately, we have something that will help those hesitant watchers, and those who have the unfortunate task of being on the low side of the scoreboard, smiling all evening long.

Let Ketel One take your senses on a libation vacation with these Argentina and Netherlands inspired spirits.

Argentina

KETEL ONE CLERICO

1 bottle BV Coastal Estates Sauvignon Blanc
6 oz. Ketel One Oranje
3 oz. Grand Marnier
3 oz. pomegranate juice
3 oz. orange juice
2 oz. white grape juice
3 oz. lemon juice
2 oz. simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher half filled with ice. Stir. Pour into a wine glass filled with ice. Garnish with raspberries and pomegranate seeds. Serves 8-10.

KETEL ONE ORANJE NATIONAL (Image Credit: Ketel One)

KETEL ONE ORANJE NATIONAL (Image Credit: Ketel One)

Netherlands

KETEL ONE ORANJE NATIONAL

1.25 oz. Ketel OneOranje
1 oz. ginger liqueur
1 oz. fresh lime juice
2 barspoons orange marmalade
2 drops orange bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange peel.

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Lemon Berry Dreamsicle (Image Credit: Brailey Lisath)

3 Summer Mocktails (or cocktails) for Each Time of Day

Lemon Berry Dreamsicle (Image Credit: Brailey Lisath)

Lemon Berry Dreamsicle (Image Credit: Brailey Lisath)

There is a lot to love about summer. The sun is finally out, you can enjoy an array of outdoor activities, and it’s the season for vacations. However, one of my favorite things about summer is that it’s also the season to get fancy with your drinks. Because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love a nice morning, afternoon AND evening pick-me-up? Here are three mocktails (or cocktails if you’re a bit more adventurous like me) to try this summer, and the time of day they are best received.
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The 100 Cocktail (Image Credit: La Dolce Vita)

The 100 Cocktail Recipe by La Dolce Vita

The 100 Cocktail (Image Credit: La Dolce Vita)

The 100 Cocktail (Image Credit: La Dolce Vita)

Who says you have to drink green beer to celebrate St. Patty’s Day? While everyone else is chasing Irish Car Bombs and throwing back Guinness, why not sip on something a little lighter with a lot of class? The quintessential Beverly Hills restaurant, La Dolce Vita, has the perfect option- The 100 Cocktail! Made with Stoli 100 Proof Vodka, Lemon and Champagne, The 100 Cocktail will leave you feeling like you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Try shaking up this refreshing option this weekend! Continue reading

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Have a Snow Day Party with Cocktail Recipes from Ketel One!

Ketel One Midnight Snowstorm (Image Credit: Ketel One)

Ketel One Midnight Snowstorm (Image Credit: Ketel One)

With just about 5 more weeks until Spring officially begins, and what seems like no end in sight to all of this snow, everyone is looking to cure their cabin fever. Ketel One® has three great cocktail recipes to warm you up and make your snow days a little more interesting. Try your hand at mixing up the three recipes below and turn being snowed in into a special occasion!

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Chefs Nick Roberts and Brooke Williamson / Provence Gin Cocktail (Image Credit: Chad Bell)

VIDEO: Smokey Bourbon & Provence Gin Cocktail Tutorials with Chefs Nick Roberts & Brooke Williamson

Chefs Nick Roberts and  Brooke Williamson / Provence Gin Cocktail (Image Credit: Chad Bell)

Chefs Nick Roberts and Brooke Williamson / Provence Gin Cocktail (Image Credit: Chad Bell)

Chefs Nick Roberts and Brooke Williamson, owners of Hudson House in Redondo Beach, CA and The Tripel in Playa Del Rey, CA recently sat down with us for a fabulous interview where we talked their restaurants, new endeavors and Top Chef. When we were all done, they were gracious enough to teach us how to make, not one, but two of Hudson House’s signature cocktails, the Smokey Bourbon and the Provence Gin!

Watch the exclusive tutorials below to learn how to make your own, and if you’re in the Redondo Beach area, be sure to stop in at Hudson House to see how yours measures up against the experts!

Reporting by Emily Parsons | Camera & Production by Chad Bell | Written Content by Ashley Gebhardt

The Daily Quirk would like to thank Chefs Nick Roberts and Brooke Williamson for sharing their wonderful cocktail recipes and teaching us how to make them! To find out more about Nick, Brooke and their restaurants, visit Hudson House and The Tripel.


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Roman Love Letter Cocktail by Kris Doyle of Trattoria Neapolis (Image Credit: Trattoria Neapolis)

Roman Love Letter Cocktail Recipe by Kris Doyle of Trattoria Neapolis

Roman Love Letter Cocktail by Kris Doyle of Trattoria Neapolis (Image Credit: Trattoria Neapolis)

Roman Love Letter Cocktail by Kris Doyle of Trattoria Neapolis (Image Credit: Trattoria Neapolis)

Looking for the perfect cocktail to celebrate Valentine’s Day? We might just have the drink for you! It’s called the Roman Love Letter, and it will make the perfect addition to that fancy dinner you’re preparing. Created by Kris Doyle, bartender at Trattoria Neapolis in Los Angeles, CA, this aromatic cocktail with hints of cinnamon and lemon, topped off with a rose garnish, is pretty much Valentine’s Day in a glass. If you decide cooking dinner isn’t a realm you’re willing to venture to, mix together this drink after your date that evening, and it’ll still be a wonderful treat. Just take the time to be together, and indulge in this classically romantic cocktail.

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Quirky Item of the Week: Whiskey Stones

Whiskey Stones (Image Credit: Teroforma)

Whiskey Stones (Image Credit: Teroforma)

Andrew Hellman’s love of scotch made him search for a way to keep his drink cold without diluting it and… Voila! Whiskey Stones were born. Carved from natural Vermont soapstone, Whiskey Stones maintain a stable temperature over extended periods of time. They’re actually derived from an old Scandinavian tradition of using rocks to chill drinks in storage. Continue reading