By: Marisa on October 22, 2014
Halloween is officially upon us and we couldn’t be more excited. Now we know you’d rather be lounging poolside in your resort wear with a nice cold beverage rather than feel the temperature take a dip, however, we may have the answer for your monokini blues. The first step? Embrace autumn. Think pumpkins, falling leaves, vibrant colors, & our favorite, Halloween. Then picture yourself wrapped up in a blanket near the fireplace, sipping on…….a cocktail! Nothing better to get you through the long autumn nights than a delicious fall-inspired beverage. Here are our Top Halloween Drink Recipes for 2014.
Nothing screams autumn more than a tasty caramel apple. Gooey caramel coating a gigantic juicy red delicious. Yum. But why not take those flavors and throw them into an adult beverage? In this version of a classic appletini, combine the rich flavor of Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream, with Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka and voila, perfection in its finest form.
1 uz Baileys Caramel Irish Cream
1/2 oz Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka
1 apple slice
1 tsp caramel
Add Baileys & Smirnoff together.
Shake w/ ice and strain into a pre-chilled martini glass.
Garnish with the apple slice and caramel drizzle.
This drink is hot. Literally! Warm up any autumn evening with this Captain Morgan concoction. Four ingredients, one step, and one delectable cocktail.
1 1/4 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
6 oz hot apple cider
1 TBS sugar
1 TBS cinnamon
Add Captain Morgan and hot apple cider to a glass pre-rimmed with sugar and cinnamon.
The Great Pumpkin
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin protein shakes. This fall season, pumpkin has officially taken over. So why not transform this fantastic flavor into a savory sweet blend? This creamy cocktail is full of fall flavor. Make sure you shake hard to get a decent frothy foam.
2 ozs pumpkin beer
1 oz Bonded rye
1 oz Apple Brandy
0.5 ounce Maple Syrup
1 whole egg
Whole nutmeg for garnish
Add pumpkin beer, rye, apple brandy, and syrup to a mixing glass.
Swirl for 30 secs.
Add egg and shake (no ice!) until foamy.
Add ice, shake well, and strain into chilled glass.
Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Everyone’s favorite Halloween candy is now in cocktail form. The sweet flavors of candy corn and schnapps add to this delicious mix, perfect for any Halloween get together.
1 ounce Tequila
½ ounce butterscotch schnapps
½ ounce Crème de Cacao
2 ounces fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon dark cocoa
4-5 pieces candy corn
Rim a martini glass with OJ then cocoa powder.
In a shaker, add butterscotch schnapps, tequila, crème de cocoa and more OJ.
Add ice and shake well.
Strain into chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a piece of orange & toothpick of candy corn.
The rich, spicy warmth of chai is a perfect drink for a cold winter’s day — and it’s made even more warming with the addition of a bourbon like Maker’s Mark, whose notes of clove, vanilla, and caramel marry perfectly with the ingredients in the chai.
FOR THE CHAI:
6 cups prepared Chai tea
6 cups unsweetened almond milk
⅓ cup honey or agave
1 cup spice-forward bourbon, like Maker’s Mark
Make the chai: In a 4-quart saucepan, combine tea pod with 6 cups hot water.
Simmer over medium-high heat and add almond milk & honey or agave, whisking quickly.
Remove from heat, & steep 10-15 minutes.
Ladle chai into individual mugs and portion 1 oz. bourbon into each.
Hopefully these recipes will get you through those long, chilly nights. Just remember that swimsuit season will be back around in no time.
Nothing says October like a good Frankenstein reference. Sure to be a hit at any Halloween gathering, this cocktail has notes of melon and its anagram counterpart, lemon. Simple and saucy, this recipe is sure to serve up a kick this Halloween season.
1 ounce. Midori Melon Liqueur
2 ounce sweet and sour mix
1 ounce lemon juice
Pour all ingredients into a glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a lemon wedge.
The perfect drink to kick off any Halloween party. This drink was created in the late 1930’s trying to cure a hangover! After reading the ingredient list, we have no idea how it could. At least four different rums combine for this deliciously daring drink. We wish you luck.
1/2 oz white rum
1 1/2 ozs golden rum
1 oz dark rum
1/2 oz 151-proof rum
1 oz lime juice
1 tsp pineapple juice
1 tsp papaya juice
1 tsp sugar
Stir together all the ingredients except the 151 and pour into a 14-ounce glass 3/4 full of cracked ice.
Float the 151 ontop (by pouring it into a spoon and gently dipping it under the surface of the drink).
Garnish with mint and/or fruit.
Try out these few recipes and before you know it, sexy swimwear season will be upon us once again.
Which Fall drink recipe are you most likely to make?
By: Marisa on October 21, 2014
Introducing CA by Vitamin A Swimwear—the new collection of bikinis and beachwear to rock your socks this 2015 summer season. CA is a new style remix: Cutting-edge Cali cool with a dash of global street-style culture. It’s the bad-girl beauty with salt water in her messy waves, a slash of liquid eyeliner, and a wicked smile on her face. Prismatic prints and textured stripes meet pops of color and sexy silhouettes. Reversible styling , mix-and-match palettes, and day-to-night beachwear give a girl endless ways to switch it up. Oh, CA by Vitamin A, I love you. How much you ask? Let me count the ways. 1. The insanely stylish Jinx collection of sexy bikinis. The best part about this cutting edge design is the metallic shimmer fabric used. Not only is it fresh and fun, but you can shimmer in the sunlight without having to become a vampire. It's a win-win. 2. Urban ... read more!
By: Marisa on October 20, 2014
By now, we all know that the newest craze in fashion jewelry are Flash Tattoos. We've seen them popping up everywhere within the past few months, from runway shows to festivals, to every day run-of-the-mill trips to the beach. It's fashion's hottest accessory right now, and we're here to introduce a new temporary tattoo brand to the game. What is LULU DK? LULU DK is a lifestyle shop derived from the original artwork of artist and designer Lulu de Kwiatkowski. From this great shop, come LULU DK tattoos, which are the hottest up-and-coming accessories of the season. These affordable jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos shine and shimmer under the summer sun giving your skin a unique glimmering design. What makes this metallic temporary tattoo art so trendy are the chic designs and wild shine. Nevermore do you need to risk losing your beach jewelry. Instead, make these flash temporary tattoos and jewelry ... read more!
By: Marisa on October 15, 2014
Listen up, ladies! Halloween is right around the corner and we know that sometimes the idea of putting together a costume is draining. Costumes are flying off the shelf and the last thing you want to do is show up to a party and see eight girls wearing the same thing as you and leave any originality at the door. It’s time to get creative! Let loose this year and come up with a resourceful idea that’ll knock everyone off their feet. Or for that matter, let us come up with a few ideas for you. Problem solved. Here is an easy way to combine two important elements of a Halloween costume, sexy appeal and style. Take a look at what we have come up with for some quick ideas to solve your costume woes. Hot Devil For the inner devil in us all, this 2015 Tavik Swimwear favorite is sure to ... read more!
By: Marisa on October 14, 2014
It's that time, people. The time where we spotlight some of the fabulous designers we carry and will be carrying through the 2015 season. This week, we're shining a fantastically well-deserved light on Gorjana Jewelry. Gorjana jewelry and handbags are designed to effortlessly collaborate with the chic, modern woman’s wardrobe. All pieces are handcrafted and made from high-quality sterling silver or 18k gold plating. Staying classy has never been easier: these styles are perfect for a hot date or a night out on the town with your girlfriends. The brand definitely knows how to add shimmer and shine to complete any outfit without causing a hole in your pocketbook as well. Gorjana jewelry has provided women with stylish yet affordable accessories since 2004. This jewelry not only complements your natural skin tones, but it also goes with just about any outfit. The jewelry pieces are also versatile and can easily ... read more!
By: Marisa on October 9, 2014
As you all know, the 2015 swimwear season is about to be in full swing and designers across the globe are releasing their highly anticipated collections. We've already seen such a huge response to 2015 Agua Bendita and Maaji collections, as expected. But it's time we focus a bit less on the veterans and a bit more on the newbies. By newbies we mean no disrespect, of course. We're actually quite thrilled to have a few NEW brands to add to the mix. Some favorites in the California area are heading down to sunny Miami, and we want to be the first to show you why these collections are so effortlessly cool. Get stoked for Beach Riot Swimwear. Nicole Hanriot & Beach Riot Swimwear Newport Beach Blonde bombshell, Nicole Hanriot, grew up in the action sports world, interning for Volcom and E! Entertainment before heading to FIDM for production development. Straight ... read more!