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06

Nov

Party animals, it’s time to celebrate the end of another campaign season! Get your political process and election day cocktails on today! 
(You’re going to need a drink after all of those California propositions…)

Party animals, it’s time to celebrate the end of another campaign season! Get your political process and election day cocktails on today! 

(You’re going to need a drink after all of those California propositions…)

02

Nov

Happy Halloween (en Francais)

Vous, le vin, le fromage et Henri. Joyeux Vendredi.

(Source: youtube.com)

19

Oct

Sometimes there are no words.
But there’s always a cocktail.

Sometimes there are no words.

But there’s always a cocktail.

12

Oct

Things you should know:
1. The longest longhorn measuring competition took place this week in Fort Worth.2. That’s really a thing. 3. This sassy cocktail is an Austin original.4. 9 a.m. is not too early to have a beer.5. Cheering against Texas this weekend? No queso for you! (And if your name rhymes with Roreen Ro’Ronnor, you may want to change your citizenship to reflect “non-Texan.”)

This concludes the annual pro-Longhorn edition of Happy Friday!

Things you should know:

1. The longest longhorn measuring competition took place this week in Fort Worth.
2. That’s really a thing.
3. This sassy cocktail is an Austin original.
4. 9 a.m. is not too early to have a beer.
5. Cheering against Texas this weekend? No queso for you! (And if your name rhymes with Roreen Ro’Ronnor, you may want to change your citizenship to reflect “non-Texan.”)

This concludes the annual pro-Longhorn edition of Happy Friday!

28

Sep

You know how you’ve always had that dream of a cat and dog bar where dogs and cats hang out sipping martinis while jazz plays in the background? And Wesley the Shih Tzu bartender pours your drink (and usually spills half of it on the counter)? And Thursdays are DJ night with DJ Scratchy Scratch?  No?…
Well, for those who may just be looking for a four-legged drinking companion, not a full cat and dog bar “experience,” this weekend is the time to adopt as LA County Shelters are celebrating their 75th anniversary by offering reduced rates on adoption fees ($19.37 instead of the usual $30-$50) So, check out the adoption list and pick up a new furry friend! (Who you may or may not wish to open the most amazing bar ever with.)
Like who you see in the photo*?Boxer: female, 1 year old. Adoption #A4492668Terrier: female, 8 months old. Adoption #A4489224Maine Coon kitty: female, 1 year. Adoption #A3939432Collie: male, 3 years old. Adoption #A4493103Kittens: male, 3 months old. Adoption #A4491099Persian: female, 6 years. Adoption #A4485197
*Animals in photo not to scale, but all are available for adoption. And I’ll let you guess how many “Cat DJ” videos I watched on YouTube.

You know how you’ve always had that dream of a cat and dog bar where dogs and cats hang out sipping martinis while jazz plays in the background? And Wesley the Shih Tzu bartender pours your drink (and usually spills half of it on the counter)? And Thursdays are DJ night with DJ Scratchy Scratch?  No?…

Well, for those who may just be looking for a four-legged drinking companion, not a full cat and dog bar “experience,” this weekend is the time to adopt as LA County Shelters are celebrating their 75th anniversary by offering reduced rates on adoption fees ($19.37 instead of the usual $30-$50) So, check out the adoption list and pick up a new furry friend! (Who you may or may not wish to open the most amazing bar ever with.)

Like who you see in the photo*?
Boxer: female, 1 year old. Adoption #A4492668
Terrier: female, 8 months old. Adoption #A4489224
Maine Coon kitty: female, 1 year. Adoption #A3939432
Collie: male, 3 years old. Adoption #A4493103
Kittens: male, 3 months old. Adoption #A4491099
Persian: female, 6 years. Adoption #A4485197

*Animals in photo not to scale, but all are available for adoption. And I’ll let you guess how many “Cat DJ” videos I watched on YouTube.




14

Sep

This is not Jon’s ham. 

Now about that cocktail…

This is not Jon’s ham

Now about that cocktail

07

Sep

It’s gonna be a hot one. Heed Smokey’s advice and be safe out there this weekend and remember to stay hydrated!
And shake up that summery Paloma with smoked sea salt on the rim.

It’s gonna be a hot one. Heed Smokey’s advice and be safe out there this weekend and remember to stay hydrated!

And shake up that summery Paloma with smoked sea salt on the rim.

24

Aug

A baby donkey in a pink cast? Yeah, Primrose, you’re adorable. Cheers to stronger legs and rosey cocktails.

You take the good you take the bad you take them both and then you have….

27

Jul

The Olympics are here! And while this news is significantly less exciting than the World Cup, March Madness, Incredible Dog Challenge, Ninja Warrior, the rings at Santa Monica beach or virtually any other competition, we’ll still prepare to throw out a few “USA! USA!”s and ‘Merica. Celebrate the games with a host of American cocktails, because we’re a country of individuals. And a country that was smart enough to create its own Museum of American Cocktails (even if the majority of said museum lives online).
Pick your poison:Mint JulepMartini  Old Fashioned

The Olympics are here! And while this news is significantly less exciting than the World Cup, March Madness, Incredible Dog Challenge, Ninja Warrior, the rings at Santa Monica beach or virtually any other competition, we’ll still prepare to throw out a few “USA! USA!”s and ‘Merica.

Celebrate the games with a host of American cocktails, because we’re a country of individuals. And a country that was smart enough to create its own Museum of American Cocktails (even if the majority of said museum lives online).

Pick your poison:

Mint Julep

Martini 

Old Fashioned

20

Jul

This is one of those weeks when you really need a Happy Friday. Heat waves, drought, political bickering, and then that senseless a-hole ruined movies for everyone. 
You need some positivity. You need some good news. (Like a slideshow featuring Siberian Tiger cubs!) It’s time to unwind and give thanks for good friends and happier Fridays ahead.  

This is one of those weeks when you really need a Happy Friday. Heat waves, drought, political bickering, and then that senseless a-hole ruined movies for everyone. 

You need some positivity. You need some good news. (Like a slideshow featuring Siberian Tiger cubs!) It’s time to unwind and give thanks for good friends and happier Fridays ahead.  

29

Jun

There’s nothing more American than an English bull dog nursing some sweet kittens.
Cheers to you, Molly. Cheers to America. And cocktails.

There’s nothing more American than an English bull dog nursing some sweet kittens.

Cheers to you, Molly. Cheers to America. And cocktails.

08

Jun

Donna isn’t interested in jubilees. All she really cares about is ‘football’ and a refreshing Pimm’s Cup that she can really wrap her trunk around.
Watch out, though. She’s got a mean side tackle.

Donna isn’t interested in jubilees. All she really cares about is ‘football’ and a refreshing Pimm’s Cup that she can really wrap her trunk around.

Watch out, though. She’s got a mean side tackle.

01

Jun

Don’t worry. These guys are not going to chew your face off.
They are, however, going to tempt you with lots and lots of fresh, strawberry basil margaritas. Mmmm….strawberry basil margaritas….

Don’t worry. These guys are not going to chew your face off.

They are, however, going to tempt you with lots and lots of fresh, strawberry basil margaritas. Mmmm….strawberry basil margaritas….

20

Apr

Happy Friday and happy Willie Nelson day! It’s about time the guy gets his own statue. I mean, he’s given the world so much, and no one (and I mean NO one) can rock denim on denim like this guy. (FYI, that video link may not be 100% “office appropriate.” Because Willie doesn’t care about offices.)
Let’s be honest; cocktails aren’t Willie’s first choice. But if he was planning to indulge in a cold one, this refreshing Austin-crafted libation might be of interest. And if not, well, I’m pretty sure he’ll find a way to celebrate the occasion.

Happy Friday and happy Willie Nelson day! It’s about time the guy gets his own statue. I mean, he’s given the world so much, and no one (and I mean NO one) can rock denim on denim like this guy. (FYI, that video link may not be 100% “office appropriate.” Because Willie doesn’t care about offices.)

Let’s be honest; cocktails aren’t Willie’s first choice. But if he was planning to indulge in a cold one, this refreshing Austin-crafted libation might be of interest. And if not, well, I’m pretty sure he’ll find a way to celebrate the occasion.

13

Apr

French cats are so much more artistic… Open a bottle of wine and share it with your fluffy, feline friend.