whiskey moscow mules.

after quite the exciting football sunday, we now know who will play in super bowl 49. in just two short weeks.

the new england patriots vs the seattle seahawks.

although I have no significant attachment to either team, I do to the super bowl. it’s a holiday, on my calendar. and holidays must be planned properly + executed flawlessly well. so, this week I will be sharing with you how I plan for the big game. all you need to satisfy football + commercial fans alike. let’s get started ..

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

I am an advocate for signature cocktails at parties. [in addition to the staples, beer + wine]. it’s another fun way to help tie into your theme. when I think super bowl, I think beer. but that just would not do. a traditional moscow mule is quite refreshing and makes you think of summer. since I’m in the midwest, in january ..I didn’t think that was appropriate. by switching out the vodka for whiskey, you’ve hit the nail on the head. my dad always says on very cold days, typically when outside tailgating whiskey warms you up from the inside out.

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

I may be the host, but I want to watch + enjoy the game too. so, I set out everything my guests will need to make their own whiskey moscow mules. including the recipe. they can help themselves + I can keep my rear on the couch. or by all of the scrumptious dips. my weakness.

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

more tips + recipes for hosting a super bowl party to come this week. stay tuned ..

be my bridesmaid.

wedding wednesday // LLinaBC.com

a pre-wedding discussion, [J] & I had shortly after our engagement was our wedding party. we initially spoke about not having one. we’ve both been in weddings before, and know it’s not just “yes, I’ll wear a fancy outfit & be there on your big day”. it’s requires a larger commitment; both financially + physically. and we were already asking a lot having our wedding out of the country.

“how about a small one?,” I later asked.

the friends who have been there for us through thick + thin. always. we agreed. and decided two each. and this is how I asked ..

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

custom champagne bottles + flutes and woven bracelets.

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

I even got my own custom champagne flute.

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

and our entire wedding party, in whiskey + champagne bottles .. :)

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

my bridesmaids [kristy + courtney] & my fiance.

I feel so blessed to have them both in my life. they’re gems + mean so much to me. I truly thought I’d have to beg them to pack their bags & come to the dominican republic with us. but they both said “yes” without hesitation. throughout our friendships, I’ve always been able to count on them ..and this time is no different.

never mind that they’re the two people in my life I know will tear up the dance floor with me. and make [J] & I’s “special day” even better.

I can’t freakin’ wait.

ps. happy wedding wednesday.

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‘kiss me I’m Irish’ week: the irish red.

I enjoy beer. some people do not. and sometimes I’m just in the mood for something with a little more kick. so, on st. patrick’s day if your beverage craving goes beyond {green beer} ..I have a great party starter for you.

meet the irish red.

the irish red: whiskey drinking. perfect for st patricks day.the ingredients.

the ingredients

I, of course, used a {not-so-dainty} glass for this cocktail. specifically, the margarita glass.

not so dainty stemware collection: margarita glass

the steps.

the steps

the steps

the steps

the steps

the steps

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the irish red. using irish whiskey and ginger beer

makes 1 cocktail.

ingredients:
2 oz [2 parts] Irish whiskey [I used Jameson’s].
3 oz [3 parts] ginger beer [I cannot get enough of this stuff].
1 oz [1 part] lime juice [I used bottle, but you can use freshly squeezed].
splash of grenadine.
limes [for garnish].

directions: 

  1. build the cocktail, over ice, in a separate glass. add 2 oz irish whiskey3 oz ginger beer. 1 oz lime juice. and a splash of grenadine.
  2. stir and strain into your cocktail glass.
  3. garnish with a lime wheel, if you please.
  4. enjoy!

the irish red: whiskey, ginger beer, grenadine, lime juice. cocktailhappy hump day!

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