November 29, 2016

Festive Cranberry and Ginger Mojitos

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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it’s time to start planning for December Holidays! Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, for the next month we will all be scrambling to buy gifts, decorate and cook for the many gatherings that will be happening to celebrate.

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Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa.. these Festive Cranberry Ginger Mojitos are sure to get you in the spirit and knock the socks off of your friends and family.

Here’s what you need:
-Gingeroo Old Spicy New Orleans Cocktail Mixture
-white rum
-fresh cranberries
-fresh mint
-fresh lime
-ice

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Here’s what to do:
1) To your rocks glasses, add some fresh mint leaves and cranberries. Measure 1/2 oz of rum to each cocktail glass on top of mint and cranberries.

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2) Use a muddler or wooden spoon to crush and muddle the cranberries and mint.

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3) Add ice to each glass, filling about 3/4 of the way.

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4) Fill up your glass the rest of the way with the Gingeroo Cocktail mix. Garnish your glasses with lime slice, and add a straw for sipping.

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How delicious is that? The red of the cranberries and the green of the mint, limes and gingeroo make this cocktail the ultimate Christmas libation.

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Dreading those family get togethers? Throw back a few of these and you will have no problem discussing politics and religion around the dinner table.

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That’s all… See you next week!

xx, Abby
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November 28, 2016

Our favorite PARTY BOX yet!! (Hint…it involves BUBBLY!)

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It’s that time of year…we haven’t even fully digested Thanksgiving dinner yet, and the Christmas/New Years rush is upon us! Seems like it happens earlier and earlier every year. If you are smart, you have already ordered your Holiday Party in a Box for your kiddos class party at school…right? Don’t wait any longer…those class parties will be here before you know it! Now, what about New Years Eve – you didn’t think we would forget that one, did you? This year take some stress out of planning with our New Years Eve Party in a Box.

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Since launching Little Miss Party in a Box, this has been our most successful box each year, and this year we included even more fun stuff! You are going to LOVE this one. Check out what’s inside :  My absolute favorite part of this box are the POP THE BUBBY balloons! How genius, right? This holiday is all about the bubbly, after after all. These 16″ gold letters can be strung up over a doorway or on a wall with string, or simply taped up over the bar!

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My second favorite part of this box is the confetti party balloon set. You get 12 balloons, tons of confetti, and a whole lotta fun! You can simply blow them up in a bunch or style them to look like champagne bubbles like we did here!

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How sweet are these POP FIZZ CLINK cocktail napkins?

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We’ve added our signature chevron bamboo cocktail pics.
and paired them with these amazing gold confetti start shaped plates.

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Your drinks will look delicious, and cleanup will be a cinch with these chic plastic tumblers and gold foil straws.

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Our glitter star toppers can be used as appetizer skewers or even cupcake toppers. Either way, they’re super festive and sure beat regular old toothpicks!

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No New Years Eve Party is complete without silly glasses and gold party horns!
We are loving this collection and we know you will too! Place your orders now, quantities are limited!

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Photos by Maggie Antalek

xx, Michelle
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November 22, 2016

Harvest Apple Cider-itas

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Its so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only a few days away! My family is deep in prep mode for a whole slew of people to come over for the big feast, and my grandmother asked me to come up with a fun cocktail to serve on Thanksgiving Day.

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After doing some searching and mixing around, I decided on this beauty, the Harvest Apple Cider-ita! After the recipe was set, Seri helped me out by making, styling and shooting this beauty while I was out of town.

Here’s what you need:
-your favorite tequila (we used Patron silver)
-fresh apple cider
-simple syrup
-lime juice
-cinnamon sticks
-fresh apples
-fresh rosemary
-cinnamon, sugar and kosher salt mixture
-fresh lime
-ice
-a flat plate

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Here’s what to do:
1) Take your flat plate, and stir together a mixture of kosher salt, cinnamon and sugar.  Using lime wedge, wet the rim of your cocktail glasses.  Place wetted rim in mixture and turn in a circular motion until whole rim is garnished.

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2) To each garnished glass, add 1.5 ox tequila, 1/2 cup apple cider, 1 oz. fresh lime juice, and 1 tsp. of simple syrup.  Stir.
3) Add ice to each glass, filling to just below the brim.
4) Add in slices of apple, cinnamon sticks and rosemary sprigs to each glass for garnish.

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And boom, that’s it! I love how Seri styled the Cider-ita’s with a flannel runner, bright flowers and our favorite owl vase! This whole setup is so festive, and the cocktail is beyond perfect to serve on Turkey Day, or for any other occasion this fall/ winter season.

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You know what the best part of this cocktail is? It can be served cold OR hot! I know, right?! To make a hot version, simply remove the ice, and mix together apple cider, lime juice and simple syrup and a cinnamon stick in a saucepan.  Heat on high until boiling, then remove from heat and let cool down for about 5 minutes.  Pour mixture into your garnished glasses, and add in 1.5 ox of tequila.  Garnish as you would with apple slices, cinnamon sticks and rosemary.

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You can take the garnish one step further by charring one of your cinnamon sticks and using it to stir into each cocktail, for an added smoky flavor.

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Pretty awesome, huh?

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Until next week…

xx, Abby
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November 16, 2016

It’s the Holidays so LET’S PARTY! and a GIVEAWAY!

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Sure, we may party a lot in the summer and even a good amount in the fall and spring…but all that partying pales in comparison to the Holiday partying we do from October 31st through January 1st. It’s a good thing it’s cold in NY during the months that follow — gives everyone time to hibernate, re-energize and build back up their partying stamina! Whatever the occasion this holiday season, we have a Party in a Box for you. Check out our latest, a Limited Edition Winter Cocktail Party in a box. It’s a pretty gorgeous setup, right?
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Here is what you get :
“Be Jolly” cocktail plates in assorted colors, 12 gold foil party horns
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POP! BANG! SNAP! Confetti cannons filled with multi -color foil confetti streamers
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Confetti balloon kit with white foil and white tissue stars
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Black paper cocktail napkins with gold foil print and cocktail picks printed with gold foil chevron detailing
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Square plastic cocktail glasses and blue metallic drinking straws
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And as a super-cool / super-useful / super -amazing add on, a Brooklyn Slate cheeseboard that comes with a wooden knife and soap stone pencils – if you don’t own one of these boards, you are missing out!!
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There is no doubt this is one of our favorite boxes! And we want you to have one ON US! Just head to our Instagram feed and tag someone you are thankful for this Holiday Season. We will pick a winner the end of next week…Good Luck!
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Last but not least, for anyone who purchases our Winter Cocktail Party in a Box by this Friday 11:59pm EST we will throw in a FREE set of vintage glass bud vases! Go! Shop now!

xx, Michelle
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November 8, 2016

The Nasty Woman: Cocktail Version

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Oh boy guys… it’s the big day! The political madness will (hopefully) be coming to an end, and us US citizens will find out who will be our next president.  GULP.  This election has been like a big old trainwreck, and I know that we are all very ready for it to be over.

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Over that past few months, I have seen many clever things come to life inspired by the infamous presidential debates that we have all been watching.  My new favorite? The ‘Nasty Woman’ cocktail. Yep. A very clever cocktail maker at Mother Jones created this drink after Drumpf’s not-so-nice name calling of Hillary at one of the debates, and I am beyond excited to share my adapted version with you guys!

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Here’s what you need:
-unflavored vodka
-simple syrup
-fresh basil leaves
-fresh lemons
-fresh lemon juice
-soda water
-ice
-cocktail shaker

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Here’s what to do:
1) Add 4 oz of vodka and 5 basil leaves to your cocktail shaker.  Muddle basil leaves to release flavor into vodka.  Let sit for 5 minutes.
2) Add ice, 1 oz. of simple syrup, 1.5 oz of lemon juice to cocktail shaker.  Shake well.
3) Add ice to your cocktail glasses, filling halfway.  Pour mixture from cocktail shaker over ice.
4) Garnish with fresh lemon wedges and basil leaves.

Serves 2.

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I recommend enjoying several of these babies tonight, after you have done your part and voted! I know I will definitely be needing several cocktails to get through all of the suspense.

I hope you enjoy, and please, everyone, get out and vote! Until next week…

xx, Abby
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