Entertaining

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?

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

We just stumbled on this incredible recipe for Cranberry Pumpkin Bread from the folks over at Taste of Home and holy cow is it amazing! Pair this delicious treat with our Real Cosmo and your tastebuds will be forever grateful, we know ours still are :)

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!