pinapple whipped cocktail
I hate to overuse the word obsessed but this drink calls for it. Get ready: make plans to create this super simple drink and then have the best time sipping. If you haven’t tried Pinnacle’s Whipped Vodka, you and I (well me until recently at least!) clearly have been living in hiding. When I mentioned to a few friends I’d be partnering with Pinnacle this summer, no less than three went nuts over their love for the whipped vodka. I can see why.

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summer time punch

May 21, 2014

Hop Skip and Get Naked

With Memorial Day weekend nearly here, I’m counting down to relaxing by the pool at the beach, or even just on my couch. Mama could use a break. I also envision some neigh hood hangouts, a barbecue and very little cooking. It’s how I roll on the weekends.
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watermelon vodkatini

August 1, 2013

It might be Thursday but we totally have Friday at 5 pm on the brain, and can’t help but dream about the Watermelon Vodkatini we deliciously sampled at PGA National Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. last weekend. It’s part of its lower cal spa refresher spa-tinis menu, with cocktails that pair with spa services. We mixed it up by trying the dreamsicle massage (the custom blended cream/oil combo was moisturizing without being oily… need it). I’ll fill you in more next week about its beautiful spa — it’s the perfect staycation! — but now we must get to the critical: the watermelon votkatini. I’m talking about this beauty:

Watermelon Vodkatini

Thanks to The Spa at PGA National for generously sharing the recipe, which is not only delicious, it only has 90 calories and has its health benefits!

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star spangled martini

June 28, 2013

Ah, 4th of July! Love how it’s one of those holidays that unites everyone: smiles get bigger, people say hello more readily, and everyone looks pretty darn cool in our red, white and blue. Let’s not forget the spectacular fireworks, and the little important thing called food and drinks. Bonus points for anything red, white and blue, of course.

When I learned that one of my favorite restaurant clients, Tin Fish in Downtown West Palm Beach, was preparing a few Independence Day-themed cocktails available at the restaurant and upstairs at its Top of the Fish through the 8th, I knew I had to break my little rule of not mixing the PR firm with TAGG — these were just too good not to share. This Star Spangled Martini made by the bartender, Kelsey Simon, who by the way is the sweetest and most talented gal, is so easy to prepare (plus I can’t get enough muddling after making this), and totally offers the wow factor this 4th! Enjoy… and if you’re too lazy, stop by to see Kelsey. Get the chowder and the salmon on slaw, too. It’s so good, with a slaw that’s vinegar based instead of mayo. They need to package it. Obsessed.

Star Spangled Martini
4-5 muddled raspberries
2 oz (1 1/2 shots) of citrus vodka
1/2 oz of lemonade
1 oz blue curacao
Granulated sugar for the rim.

Dip the rim of a martini glass in a shallow dish of water, then into granulated sugar. Pretty!

Muddle the raspberries in a separate glass, crushing until broken down, and then transfer into martini glass with a spoon.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine citrus vodka and lemonade. Shake well. Gently pour over raspberries.
Hold a spoon upside down over the glass near to the liquid. Carefully and slowly pour chilled blue curacao over the back of the spoon to create a separate layer on top of the vodka.
Serve immediately.
Tip: do not wait a long a time between each step, otherwise the layers will mesh together. 

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