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Patty's Kloset Blog Feature

Good afternoon Real Cocktailers! Reporting in to share that we were just featured on one of our very favorite lifestyle blogs, Patty's Kloset! Patty is an amazing fashion blogger based out of New York with an affinity for the beautiful and glamorous. Check out the all of the wonderful things Patty had to say right here: http://www.pattyskloset.com/2015/11/cocktail-fridays.html?

Linwood Wine & Liquor Co Tasting Event

Hello again Real Cocktailers! This past weekend we held a tasting event at the lovely Linwood Wine & Liquor Company in Fort Lee, NJ and it was an absolute blast! We're going to be announcing a bunch of new tasting events soon, so keep an eye on our Events page and stay tuned for more info!

Cranberry Orange Cosmo Muffins

This fantastic recipe for Cranberry Orange Muffins from Sally's Baking Addiction may not call for alcohol, but that doesn't mean it won't pair exceptionally well with our Real Cosmo premixed cocktail! The citrusy notes of the orange in particular tend to really come through after refreshing your palate with a little bit of Cosmo. Give this recipe a shot and let us know what you thought on our Facebook page!

Real Cocktails participates in Bella New York Magazine's Hamptons White Party

We had the extreme pleasure of attending the annual Bella NY Magazine White Party in the Hamptons this past weekend, and what a lovely time it was! The team at BELLA went above and beyond to make sure they were delivering incredible gift bags to their guests. Everyone was dressed to the nines and having a total blast with plenty of Real Cocktails in tow. We were even graced with the presence of several celebrities, including: Lisa Vanderpump, husband Ken ToddKyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medley, and Eileen Davidson! Check out some of the photos from the event below and don't forget to catch the event feature on OK! TV tonight:

Additional photos by Vital Photography and Teresa Pyskaty.

Lemon Lime Margarita Pound Cake

Hello cocktailers! This weekend we decided to try our own take on this fabulous Tequila-Lemon-Lime Margarita Pound Cake recipe from the kind folks over at Creative Culinary! As always, we subbed out the tequila in favor of our Real Margarita premixed cocktail, and boy is it delicious! 

No Bake Margarita Cheesecake

You'll be sure to turn a few heads and raise a couple eyebrows with this savory recipe for a no bake margarita cheesecake via The Food Network. As always, just make sure you swap out the tequila and Grand Marnier with some Real Margarita for even better results! :)

How To Plan A Cocktail Hour On A Sailboat

1. Grab a decent-sized cooler and put your Real Cocktails on ice.

 

2. Get non-breakable drinkware and garnish glasses with salt or sugar.

 

3.  Cut fruit into slices, then place pieces in food storage containers with lids immediately. If you are using both lemons and limes, store them in separate containers.

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4. Shake a serving over ice, pour your drinks, kick back, and enjoy the view!

As always, please drink responsibly :)

Margarita Ice-Cream Sandwiches

In celebration of National Ice Cream Day, we present you with this recipe for margarita ice-cream sandwiches from First Look Then Cook. These tasty little morsels may not call for actual tequila or margarita mix, but that just means the kids can enjoy the deliciousness too! There's nothing wrong with washing it all down with a Real Margarita afterwards either :)

A Real Cocktail Party

When hosting a party, it's important to keep things simple and convenient for both yourself and your guests. Enjoy these easy entertaining ideas and party supply suggestions for any future festivity!

 

- Margarita/Cosmo Dispenser

Best Ways to Rim Your Cocktail Glass

We know just what you're thinking, "How many ways could you possibly rim a glass?!" Well, there actually happen to be a couple different options based on what you're using as a garnish, and with a little help from this wonderful article by Serious Eats, we're going to show you how!

The biggest misconception when starting this process is that you must use water, turn your glass upside down, and spin in a circle until completely covered, but this is not the best method. This approach will only cause the excess garnish on the inside of your glass to fall into your drink and potentially ruin your beverage. Ideally you want to use egg whites or corn syrup in order to ensure the garnish stays in tact and stuck to your glass.

Next, you're going to grab your glass by the stem, tilt it down toward your plate or saucer at a 45 degree angle, and slowly turn your glass so that only the very outer rim is touching the liquid. Make sure you have a napkin handy, that way you can moisten the top quarter inch of the glass with the rest of your bonding liquid. Repeat that same process with your garnish plate, and let sit for several minutes to dry. We personally like to rim half of the glass when prepping for parties, in the event your guest(s) aren't fond of garnishes on their glasses. 

Additionally, try using a fruit juice in place of water or egg whites to accentuate certain flavors that already exist within your cocktail. If you're using a fancier garnish such as sprinkles, candy, or even cereal, you're going to want to use something with stronger bonding support like cake icing or fondant. That's about it, so give some of these ideas a shot, impress your guests, and keep it Real!

The History of the Cosmopolitan

Just finished reading this wonderful article on the history of the Cosmopolitan and the birth of craft cocktail culture, check it out! Hop over here to read the story behind Real Cocktails and how our idea for good and convenient cocktails became a reality!

Margarita Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Mayo and Arugula

Feast your eyes on this jaw-dropping, mouth-watering recipe for Margarita Fish Tacos from the fine folks over at MyRecipes.com! Who knew Tequila and Halibut went together so well?! Serve this to your guests with a Real Margarita and they'll name you the hostess with the most!

Margarita Ice Cream Recipe

We couldn't believe our eyes either once we stumbled upon this fantastic recipe The Galley Gourmet created for Margarita Ice Cream. Simply sub out the tequila and triple-sec with Real Margarita and it'll taste that much better! Fair warning: you may need to pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming after this one!