“Drink 2 That” [HOLIDAY CHEERS]

Everyone could use a drink (or 2) to get them through the holiday season, whether it’s meeting the in-laws for the first time, spending it alone, or getting through the madness at the mall. There’s a drink for any and every occasion! Here are 5 simple and easy drink recipes for you or your holiday party. With you hosts, Lisa Linh + Sheridan Street, featuring special guest, Francis Kenneth.

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Recipe Details:

“Berry Thankful”

  • 2oz Chambord
  • 8oz Champagne
  • cranberries garnish

 

“Mariah Carey”

  • Fill a shaker with ice and add
  • 2oz Gin
  • 4oz apple juice
  • shake
  • pour into glass
  • top with soda
  • garnish with a sprig of rosemary

 

“Feliz Navidad”

  • Fill a shaker with ice and add
  • 4oz spiced rum
  • 4oz Rumchata
  • cinnamon stick
  • shake and pour over ice
  • garnish with cinnamon stick and/ or powdered cinnamon

“Peppermintini”

  • crush candy canes down to basically a powder (small pieces)
  • using a martini glass, coat the rim with simple syrup and dip in the candy cane mix.
  • in an ice filled shaker fill
  • 3oz vodka
  • 2oz Baileys
  • 1oz simple syrup
  • shake for 8-10 seconds hard and strain into the martini glass
  • garnish with a mint sprig.

 

“Christmas Wish”

  • in an ice filled shaker add
  • 4oz Remy
  • 2oz apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • shake and strain into a short glass
  • garnish with a apple slice and a cinnamon stick.

 

Lisa Linh
Lifestyle + Fashion Blogger
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Sheridan Street
Food Blogger + Chef
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Francis Kenneth
Menswear Blogger
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“Drink 2 That” (everyone has a reason)

When you and your friends all have different careers and passions but the few things you have in common are growing pains and drinking, a dope web-series is born: “Drink to That”.

Some may call this alcoholism, we call it, group therapy. This is a new, fun and honest series. Lifestyle Blogger, long time amazing friend, my muse and Host, Lisa Linh, and myself, teamed up with Menswear Fashion Blogger, Francis Kenneth, on Episode 1 to make our real life scenarios into something to drink to! Whether it’s dealing with a break up, finishing college, or your worst embarrassing moment to tell, see what drinks fit these common (or uncommon) situations. Shaken by me!

Note: This episode was unrehearsed and unscripted, just a few kids, winging it in DTLA, pouring our hearts into our glasses. Expect better by Episode 2. Honesty is the best policy, with or without tequila.

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Make sure you follow these amazing individuals and let us know in the comments why else we should “Drink to That“.

The Re-In-Carnation

The second of three drinks manifests from Melissa’s neutral, creme and floral printed, daring, two piece. I love how versatile it is! Whether it’s both pieces together or one statement piece transitioning from day to night, it was one of my favorite looks and inspired me to make the drink exactly that. Multi-faceted.

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The Re-in-carnation is a mint julep inspired cocktail, that you can sip on under the spring sun or serve up for friends during a night cap. Light sweet notes of peaches and the rich oaky flavor of Jamison, with the cooling refresher of ginger beer and mint, this drink represents the perfect balance for any situation. Here’s how its made.

The Re-in-Carnation

  • In an empty shaker, place 4-6 mint leaves 1/2oz triple sec and 3 peach slices and muddle for flavor. 

  • Add 2 oz of Jamison. 

  • Pour into an ice filled Collins or Pub glass, stir with a spoon or straw and top off with ginger beer (served as a mint julep).

To check out more of Melissa’s chic 70’s style in this go-to spring/ summer outfit, head over to LiveClothesMinded to see more! Plus don’t you live this lipstick?!

”Kiss My [wine] Glass” Feat. Lucy Aguilera

Who would have thought that wine and lipstick have so much in common?! Maybe it’s because I’m a foodie and a wine-o so any excuse is a GREAT one! Nothing completes an everyday glam look than with a pop of color like a sexy red similar a bold Merlot; or a saturated nude, much like a creamy Chardonnay. This post is perfect because like wine, lipsticks come in so many varietal types from lustrous to matte types, and like wine, it’s spicy and oaky – to light and fruity flavors can compliment. It was only fitting to talk about it all with my glam girl and style aficionado Lucy Aguilera over a few glasses of wine. So let’s take a look at some of our 3 favorites from both sides of the glass! Get your lips ready for some fun!

Lucy’s Picks:

  1. Pink Decoy – by Buxom Cosmetics found at Sephora.

What it does:

Swipe lips with this vividly graphic, ultra-bold lipstick. It delivers intensely pigmented, one-stroke color in an ultra-lightweight gel formula. Featuring moisturizing matte and satin finishes, it leaves lips with a modern, daring look. 

Wine paired: Merlot – dry, oaky, spicy, yet fruity bold flavor.

2. Ruby Woo – by Mac. Found at MAC.

Very matte vivid blue-red, retro matte, often known as Rihanna’s go-to color. 

What it does: It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with strong, cool blue undertones and a matte finish. The texture is extremely dry and stiff, which makes it harder to apply as it really pulls at the lips. It was intensely pigmented, but it really takes a lot of effort to get it on. Once on, it lasts for hours and hours and leaves a stain behind, though it is quite drying for me. This shade has been part of the permanent range for years.

Wine paired: Riesling, dry white yet hint of sweet, white wine.

3. Kinda Sexy by Mac found at MAC.

Neutral pinky-rose, matte.

 What it does: It’s a softened, medium rosy beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had fairly opaque color payoff, and the texture was really creamy, so it was easy to apply, though it didn’t go on as evenly. On me, this shade stayed on for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Wine paired: Liefman’s berry brut beer (champagne): Fruity, light, airy with bubbles and intense sweetness.

Sheridan’s Picks:

  1. Neon Orange by MAC.

What it does: Bold, vivid, thick orange, as if a shade before red. Super bright and dense. Does stain the lips so you have to commit to this color for a good chunk of your day, but this statement color is great to live by.

Wine paired: Cabernet Sauvignon – dry red wine.

2. Myth by MAC.

What it does: A rich and creamy neutral nude. Under layer is a rosy peach color with a satin sheen finish. I noticed that it doesn’t last long so reapplication is needed often or you lips will eventually just look ashy.

Wine pairing: Pinot Grigio – a fruity sweet wine that still has subtle bitterness unlike Moscato.

3. Stone by MAC.

What it does: A soft brownish-purple, neutral, creamy, matte color. Probably one of my favorites to wear all day long as it transpires from day to night effortlessly.

Wine pairing: Liefman’s berry brut beer (champagne): Fruity, light, airy with bubbles and intense sweetness.

Thank you for hanging out with us and and reading up on how we feel about great tasting wine and the lipstick that kisses the glass!

Every woman has her essentials. For some it’s jewelry and perfume. Others it’s a sexy pair of heels and a mani pedi. It’s the little things that compliment you the most, that help your confidence shine bright. For me, lipstick is always my go to. I can wear neutral makeup and go from day to night with the switch of a lipstick shade. I can pick any color to match my mood, and trust me, I have a lot of lipsticks lol.  Let us know your lipstick and wine picks in the comments below!

Until next time! 

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XOXO & Vino, 

Sheridan and Lucy