I don’t know what the situation is for you guys, but I just received some vital intel from my cousin and it looks like my Girl Scout cookies will arrive by mid-February. Thank the snacked out heavens! And after coming across a list of recommended booze pairings for a variety of Girl Scout cookies on FirstWeFeast.com, I’m even more excited about receiving the goods next month. Thin mints and bourbon? Yes, please.
Don’t get me wrong, BYOB paint classes are cute and all, but eventually they get kinda been-there-done-that. There’s only so many times you can paint a bottle of wine and a bunch of grapes or a boxy cabin sitting beneath snow-capped mountains. There is good news though for those of you in the Atlanta area. They’re holding another Drank ‘n’ Paintclass in the city this week, January 22 to be exact.
Unlike other boozy paint classes, Drank ‘n’ Paint is a street art painting class. In addition to your admission to the two-hour class you’ll also be able to check out the “Hard In The Paint ATL” art exhibition and partake in a mild turn up during “Snap Or Die,” the official Drank ‘n’ Paint after party.
There are a variety of ticket options for Drank ‘n’ Paint. You’ll have to check out their website for more details on that, but for $30 you’ll receive admission for one to the paint class, art exhibit, after party, and a free specialty cocktail or glass of wine.
Drank ‘n’ Paint begins at 6 PM on January 22 and takes place at Department Store on Edgewood Ave.
So, this was originally a drink recipe I didn’t plan on adding to the blog. I merely wanted to create something quick and tasty for the Playoff games yesterday. But given that the recipe was pretty popular on Instagram, and the Seattle Seahawks quite literally smashed the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter, it seemed only right to share my “Seattle Smash” drink recipe with you guys. It’s a pretty simple cocktail to make and the blueberry/lime garnish should be perfect for any Super Bowl party given the blue/green color combination.
Speaking of which, do you guys have any favorites for the Super Bowl? I’m a Falcons fan, but I’ll personally be rooting for the Seahawks. I mean, you you can’t deny the epicness of the trio that is Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, and Marshawn Lynch.
Check out the “Seattle Smash” recipe below!
1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka
3 oz. Simply Lemonade
3 oz. Minute Maid Tropical Punch
Fresh Lime Juice
Build ingredients (vodka, lemonade, and tropical punch) in a highball glass. Stir and top with a splash of fresh lime juice. Add ice and garnish with a lime wedge and blueberries.
A couple of months ago I purchased the #Lushworthy necklace pictured above from Bauble Bar and it’s easily my most loved accessory. It’s pink and gold, it represents my blog, and it’s just pretty dope overall. Customized jewelry can take a few weeks to make, but if you look hard enough or even hop on Etsy you can find a plethora of booze-inspired jewelry pieces.
In fact, I’ve compiled a short list of my favorite booze-inspired jewelry finds on Etsy. Check ‘em out below!
Jameson Irish Whiskey Bangle – When I was in Aruba a few years ago I can’t tell you how many times I saw wine and liquor bottles shaped into cups and vases. But I’ve never seen glass bottles made into bracelets. It really is a brilliant idea. And that signature green from the Jameson bottle makes this Jameson Irish Whiskey Bangle a pretty nice statement piece.
Things harder than finding half price specials on craft cocktails: locating a leprechaun and his pot of gold, beating Level 482 on Candy Crush, taking a selfie with Beyonce…You get the point. Needless to say, finding cheap craft cocktails is no easy feat. That’s why I’m a big fan of Whiskey Wednesdays at downtown Decatur eatery, The Pinewood Tippling Room.
Every Wednesday, the restaurant offers their whiskey cocktails, which are normally $10 to $12-ish, at half price. Sometimes this offer does change a bit. They might only feature select whiskeys, but despite any minor stipulations, the cocktails are always half off. And we’re talking about some darn good cocktails too, folks. I can’t speak on the food too much since I haven’t sampled a lot, but the cocktails at The Pinewood are definitely on point.
Let’s be honest here, I’m sure we can all make room for a Hot Toddy any day of the year, but today in particular is an ideal day to indulge in this boozy, steamy drink given that it’s National Hot Toddy Day. Yes, National Hot Toddy Day. No need to head to Target to cop mugs for loved ones or send your neighbor a “Happy Hot Toddy Day” card to celebrate this Lushworthy holiday, but you can check out one of the Hot Toddy recipes below to take full advantage of National Hot Toddy Day. Cheers!
Bulleit Hot Toddy (Pictured Above)
1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
1 tsp. fine grain sugar
2 small clove(s)
1.5 oz. boiling water
Add Bulleit Bourbon, fine grain sugar and cloves in a mug. Add boiling water. Stir.