So, I missed out on watching the Grammys last night, and instead tuned in to “The Walking Dead,” but I ended up catching a bunch of highlights on social media. Although there were tons of dope performances, there was one video in particular that stood out to me. And that was of Rihanna and her homegirl taking shots of their booze of choice (my guess would be whiskey) from a bedazzled flask.
This, my friends, is why Rihanna is absolute Booze Goddess goals. First off, she understands that with booze, sharing is caring. Sure, her dainty flask probably only held about four shots. She could have easily been stingy and chugged to her heart’s desire, but she was gracious enough to let her friend also get her sip on.
Also, RiRi understands the importance of BYOB. Listen, the Grammys are nearly four-hours long. Liquor. Is. Needed.
Lastly, leave it to Rihanna to turn a flask into the season’s must-have accessory. In fact, I would guess that Etsy is killing it today when it comes to bedazzled flask sales.
If you too want to channel your inner Booze Goddess, might I suggest my “Booze Over Boos” coffee mug? I’m currently accepting orders via PayPal. Feel free to reach out to me via email to place an order!
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.
If you like your decadently sweet treats just as much as you do the occasional cocktail, then Atlanta cafe/sweet shop It’s Poppin might just be your own personal slice of heaven. And slices they’ve got plenty of, but we’ll get to that later.
As you can probably tell from the name, It’s Poppin boasts quite the array of popcorn. From savory to sweet, you shouldn’t have any problem finding a flavor that’s right up your lane. On top of their already impressive array of popcorn, It’s Poppin also boasts a number of alcohol-infused popcorn flavors. Yes, liquor and popcorn, you read that right my friend. From margarita to peach vodka-flavored popcorn, you might just find yourself wondering if your local bar and the much-loved snack aisle at your grocery store somehow joined forces. And if Apple Martini’s and Cosmo’s aren’t quite up your alley then fear not because It’s Poppin owner Ardra Tippett plans on incorporating a brew-infused popcorn to the line of airy treats.
On top of their assortment of popcorn, It’s Poppin also features a number of boozy treats including beer jelly (yep!), Irish Whiskey Truffle Butters, rum cake, the amazing margarita cheesecake (pictured in the gallery below), and much more. I had the opportunity to try the latter, which is made using Patron and Grand Marnier. And yes, it’s just as amazing as it sounds. The folks over at It’s Poppin also plan on serving wine in the near future, so that’s yet another Lushworthy addition you can look forward to.
Each year, thousands of Atlantan’s and plenty of out-of-towners converge in Midtown Atlanta for the annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. The foodie’s come out in droves at the annual event, but as someone who’s had the opportunity to attend the festival I can tell you that there’s plenty of wine tastings, cocktail classes, and beer seminars to keep all you Lushworthy individuals more than satisfied. The May 30th kickoff for the festival is approaching fast, so I’ve gone ahead and compiled a minor cheat sheet for those of you struggling to choose what events you want to attend.
Ramos Gin Fizz – Look, you guys are afraid of gin. I get it. Gin is arguably one of the most intimidating spirits out there, but it’s time to face your fear folks. So, why not rid yourself of your gin fears and also learn how to make the New Orleans favorite, the “Ramos Gin Fizz” during this cocktail class?
Sip Down Under – Australia wine? Yes, please. During this seminar you’ll have the opportunity to sample both “world-renowned vintages” and “lesser-known, up-and-coming gems” from the land down under…mate.
Cocktails & Confections – Oh hells yes! At this cooking demonstration, Gary Crunkleton and Plinio Sandalio will teach participants how to infuse desserts with various cocktail ingredients.
We’ve got a little more than a month left until the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival kicks off and I’m starting to get really excited especially since the festival will be focusing a lot more on liquor/cocktails this year. There’s quite a few seminars/events that will revolve around liquor so it might be a bit difficult to attend every liquor-friendly event so I’ve gone ahead and pulled a few that look pretty promising. Below you’ll find the name of each event, when it takes place, and also the description of each event via the AFWF site. Oh, and you know I couldn’t help but add a little commentary of my own. Also, please be sure to double-check the AFWF calendar as we get closer to the festival as dates are subject to change.
History Of The Southern Cocktail (May 11) – “Inspired cocktail creations have invaded Southern tables for years. During this tasting seminar, participants will listen to the experts extol the history of mixing cocktails in the South, from speakeasies to living rooms, while sipping on favorite Southern concoctions.”
Lushworthy Commentary: Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in Atlanta most of my life, but I find that there’s something very intriguing and almost whimsical about Southern cocktails. With that being said I’m sure hearing the history of these cocktails would make for a pretty interesting seminar.
Think Tequila. Think Again. (May 11) – “Once niche beverages that started in small villages, Mezcal, Rhum Agricole and Pisco now give mixologists around the world fresh inspiration. During this tasting seminar, participants will explore alternative and distinctive spirits from South of the Border that make up really cool cocktails.”
Lushworthy Commentary: I have to admit that my knowledge of tequila is a little on the sad side. And I’m pretty sure merely stating that “it tastes delicious” isn’t going to cut it as a liquor blogger. So I definitely plan on attending this seminar armed with pen and pad ready to get all the Lushworthy facts.
My mouth is burning up just thinking about this latest product from Southern Comfort and Tabasco, Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper. It sounds like a Bloody Mary lover’s dream come true. Now I absolutely love my food spicy, but when it comes to drinks I tend to stay away from the spicy side. But Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper seems like such a unique product that I just have to give it a try one of these days.
“This partnership between Southern Comfort and Tabasco brand strikes the perfect balance between sweet and heat and brings together two iconic brands for a one-of-a-kind product,” said Mark Bacon, VP, Managing Director, Southern Comfort in a statement. “Fiery Pepper gives our consumers another unique way to enjoy Southern Comfort that will challenge their senses and fire up the night.”
Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper will hit shelves October of this year and will retail for about $16.99 for a 750ml bottle.