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by Roselyn Sebastian One of the best parts of imbibing during the summer is being able to do it alfresco. Chilling by the pool or heading to the beach call for refreshing summer drinks. But nobody wants to spend their time chained to the blender while everyone else is getting their tan on.  So cool off with these easy thirst quenchers. Elderflower Cosmopolitan Ingredients: 1/4 parts Red Stag by Jim Beam® Black Cherry 1/2 part Triple Sec 2 parts Pineapple Juice 1 part Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice 1/2 part Cruzan® Black Strap Rum Preparation: Build over ice in highball glass. Pour ingredients in order listed and stir until well chilled.... CONTINUE READING 6



Maybe you miss those egg hunts now that you’re no longer a kid, but grownups do get the best bonus of all: You get to make springy cocktails! These replace the freshly ground spices of wintertime with freshly squeezed juices and sliced veggies, and look beautiful served in a bell jar. Serve them with an Easter brunch or sip on... CONTINUE READING 14


Instead of ending dinner with dessert and a cocktail, why not simply combine the decadent vices into one magical recipe? We picked five delectable drinks to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Cruzan Cheesecake from Cruzan Rum Ingredients: 1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Vanilla Rum 1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Raspberry Rum 3 parts Cranberry Juice Directions: Combine all ingredients over ice. Chocolate Marshmallow from Smirnoff Ingredients: 1.5 oz.  SMIRNOFF FLUFFED MARSHMALLOW 1 oz. chocolate liqueur 1... CONTINUE READING 14

5 St. Patrick's Day Drinks for Beer Haters

Ah, St. Paddy’s day, a time to celebrate the Irish and fill your guts with booze. Hmm, what’s that? You don’t like beer? (Gasp!) Check out these five sans-beer cocktail recipes to serve up at your Paddy's Day party or order at your local boozing grounds. Cheers to all those chicks opposed to green beer! -Kenia Mazariegos The name may at first conjure up... CONTINUE READING 7


Our favorite low-calorie cocktails make us feel even lighter than the bubbly and alcohol naturally does on its own. With fruity ingredients like fresh raspberries and flavorful additions like mint leaves, these skinny cocktails are hard to resist -- and why should you? Smirnoff Citrus Sunset From Smirnoff Ingredients: 1 oz. Smirnoff Citrus 0.5 oz. Captain Morgan Parrot Bay® Coconut 2 oz. cranberry juice 2 oz. pineapple... CONTINUE READING 6


This may shock you, so we hope you’re sitting down. Sometimes, you don’t need alcohol to have fun. Mind officially blown? Joking aside, it’s so easy to enjoy a nice, refreshingly cold cocktail on a hot day without getting wasted. Maybe you’re with his parents, or your grandmother, or you don’t want to be the drunk intern at your first... CONTINUE READING 7


Can’t bear the thought of gnawing your way through another kale salad? Yeah, neither can we. We kind of wish we could give up on veggies and just eat chocolate all day (or fried chicken), but that whole “healthy living” thing is more than a little important. Most of our favorite veggie-fused recipes are pretty easy to make. We prep our... CONTINUE READING 24


February is National Grapefruit Month, and that means it’s time to give the oversized citrus its time in the spotlight. Don’t be afraid of its tart reputation! A single glass of juice from this bright fruit can give you more than 100% of your daily vitamin C allowance. It also has only 100 calories in every 8-ounce glass, fewer than... CONTINUE READING 9


This Valentine’s Day, give your sweetie a custom-tailored buzz or toast to the good life with your single compadres with libations curated by the arrow-slinging God himself. Best of all, Cupid sorted them all by your desired degree of intoxication. Cheers! - Sunny Montefiore Three Sheets to the Vino-Infused Wind If Cupid’s infamous arrow hit three vintage bottles, these would be them: 1) Estancia’s... CONTINUE READING 9

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Chocolate. It’s been there for us though our worst breakups, our happiest celebrations and all the times we just wanted to indulge. We always thought this sweet treat deserved its own holiday, so we’re super excited that January 31 is designated as National Hot Chocolate Day. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up 7 unique, delicious hot chocolate recipes that... CONTINUE READING 9


It’s your birthday again, but you just can’t bear the thought of eating your way through a giant celebratory cake (ours always sits in our kitchen for a week afterward, tempting us at every meal). But think about it — who decided that you absolutely had to have a cake for every birthday? Why not celebrate with something else, like flavored... CONTINUE READING 11