Entertain In A Flash With This “Cherry Fizz” Prosecco Cocktail & Cucumber-Jalapeno Salsa

Voveti 1

I truly enjoy entertaining, but let’s face it, by the time you’ve finished prepping, pouring, and plating, it’s likely that you’ll end up feeling like a drowsy zombie. And that’s no good if you actually plan on enjoying time with your company. To help you guys out a smidge with your at-home-entertaining, I’ve come up with a prosecco cocktail, and appetizer recipe that will have you out of the kitchen in about 10 minutes or less.

Voveti 2

The cocktail I created calls for VOVETI prosecco and maraschino cherry juice. For those of you who aren’t familiar with VOVETI, it’s a chic, modern Italian prosecco that embodies affordable luxury and classic style. As an added perk, VOVETI is upscale and affordable, ideal for everyday pairings or chic entertaining with friends. My cocktail, which I’ve dubbed the “Cherry Fizz” is perfect for a girl’s game day get-together, Sunday brunch, or any other gathering with friends. It’s sweet, tart, and has a nice amount of fizz thanks to the addition of VOVETI, which is a collaborative effort between the Collavini family and the Ferrer family. Each family brings four generations of sparkling wine expertise to the table.

Read more

Ciroc Apple Cocktails To Pucker Up To

CIROC Apple Martini

Well, that came out of nowhere. Pleased to meet you, Ciroc Apple Infused Vodka. Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, Ciroc has welcomed yet another flavor to its portfolio. According to a press release, Ciroc Apple Infused Vodka “boasts a vivid green apple flavor infused with a touch of ripeness and a subtly smooth, crisp finish.” Be sure to check out these cocktails when you do get your hands on a bottle of Ciroc Apple Infused Vodka. Cheers!

Garnish: Apple Wheel

Shaken with ice and double-strained

3oz. Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
Garnish: Apple Slice

3oz. Club Soda
Twist of Lime
Garnish: Lime Wedge

3oz. Apple Juice
Garnish: Lime Wedge

You’ll Also Like: Lushworthy Creations: Perfectly Peachy Punch (Made Using Ciroc Peach)

Whiskies Of The World Brings Its Boozy Expo To Atlanta

Whiskies Of The World

If whiskey was a person, it’d probably be a combination of Rihanna and Ryan Gosling. I can’t quite explain that analogy, but I can assure you that it’s pretty factual. Needless to say, whiskey, as smooth as it is, has arguably the biggest personality of all the spirits.

Last week, I had the opportunity to sample this spirited spirit, and quite a variety of it during the Whiskies of the World expo here in Atlanta. The expo makes stops in a handful of cities each year and brings with it a bevy of whiskies. We’re talking upwards of 200 expressions. It’s heaven for whiskey lovers.

I’m not gonna lie to you guys, there’s only so much whiskey I can drink straight up, so after sipping on Glenlivet, Russell’s Reserve, and other potent (though delicious) whiskies during Whiskies of the World, I soon opted for some lighter sips (Crown Royal Apple, a bevy of Bird Dog Whiskey flavors, etc). I was also really hoping to get my hands on a whiskey-based cream liqueur. You know, with it being egg nog season and all, but no such luck.

Read more

Four Times Diddy’s Ciroc Promotion Was A Little Extra

Diddy Ciroc Promotion

Diddy a.k.a Puff Daddy rakes in some serious dough when it comes to Ciroc Vodka. Quite honestly, if my association with a brand brought in that much money, I’d be extra too. Thankfully though, Diddy has gifted us with some hilarious moments during the times when his promotion for the brand has gone a little left.

That Time He Became A Ciroc Tyrant…

During a club appearance in Atlanta, Georgia years ago, Diddy quite literally threatened to smack the taste (of vodka, I’m assuming) out of a Grey Goose drinker’s mouth for sipping on the competition. I guess you have to appreciate the man’s dedication. I guess…

That Time He Jumped Over A Bull…

Bad Boy Records founder turned vodka slinger turned bull wrangler? Well, not quite. In a video promoting Ciroc, a CGI Diddy swan-dived over a bull. Yes, swan-dived. Quite the elegant swan-dive too. Definitely a quirky, albeit extra way to promote the “perfectly smooth” Ciroc.

That Time Ciroc Time Traveled…

Although I can’t say that Diddy was fully behind this move, I will say that it takes guts to break the rules of space and time to promote your brand. During the premiere of VH1′s CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, bottles of Ciroc were spotted on the wall of a bar, during a scene with Left Eye. Only problem is the scene took place in the 90s, and Ciroc was reportedly introduced to the U.S. market in 2003.

That Time His “Downton Abbey” Spoof Featuring Ciroc Wasn’t Really Funny…

Err…better luck next time? Appearing as “the first black cast member” on “Downton Abbey,” Diddy poured rounds of Ciroc, expressed his love for numerous women, but didn’t really make us laugh [sad face].

You’ll Also Like: Lushworthy Creations: Perfectly Peachy Punch (Made Using Ciroc Peach)

The Spookiest, Ghouliest Halloween Cocktails

Plundering Pumpkin 2

As much as I enjoyed receiving free candy from random neighbors as a kid, you have to admit that Halloween is pretty darn amazing as an adult. You still get to dress up. And as an adult there’s the endless parties. Oh, the parties! From ghoulish house parties to more frightening affairs, you’re bound to find some fun to get into this Halloween. And if you plan on throwing your own Halloween celebration, you need to A. Invite me and B. Check out these frighteningly delicious, Halloween-inspired cocktails from Captain Morgan, Snow Leopard Vodka, DeLeon Tequila, and more!

The Plundering Pumpkin (Pictured Above)


1 oz. CAPTAIN MORGAN® Original Spiced Rum
3 oz. Pumpkin Beer
1 oz. Ginger Ale


Combine ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice, garnish and stir.

Basil Hayden's Pumpkin Bourbon Cider

Basil Hayden’s Pumpkin Bourbon Cider


2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
¾ part Fresh Lemon Juice
½ part Sweet Vermouth
¼ tsp. Superfine Sugar
¾ part Pumpkin Puree
6 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 parts Dry Hard Cider
1 piece of Fresh Nutmeg (for garnish)
1 Cinnamon Stick (for garnish)


Combine pumpkin puree, superfine sugar, sweet vermouth, bitters and lemon juice into a mixing glass. Stir until sugar is nearly dissolved. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and ice. Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with dry hard cider. garnish with grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Read more

Five Of The Absolute Best Three-Ingredient Fall Cocktails

Fall Cocktails Main Pic

It’s fall! Time for sipping on boozy treats, rocking killer boots, and snuggling up to a good 1.5-star movie on Netflix. With that being said, there clearly isn’t enough time to do all that and slave away at your bar cart making cocktails with extensive ingredients lists. So, I’ve compiled a list of five, three-ingredient fall cocktails that are definitely the move this season. Check ‘em out below. Cheers!

Apple Cider Sangria – Red wine, Crown Royal Apple, and apple cider.

Apple Cider Sangria

So, last year my cousin and I started what’s likely going to be a new tradition, and that is a Thanksgiving Sangria Battle! We each make our own sangria and let the fam choose who the winner is. I think I lost last year. Haters. But my Apple Cider Sangria was on point!

Spiked Nutella Hot Chocolate – Wild Turkey Spiced Bourbon, Nutella, and milk.

Read more