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In the mood for something tart and tasty? Then it’s time to try out this elegantly simple recipe for Cranberry Champagne. Perfect for holiday parties, this drink is sure to bring good tidings to everyone this season.

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Chyanne
Served with Chyanne dress sandals

WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 1)

1 ounce of cranberry juice
5 ounces of Champagne
Frozen cranberries
Lime wedge

HOW TO MAKE

In a chilled Champagne flute, add cranberry juice and just a squeeze of lime. Top off the glass with the Champagne and garnish with a few (or more) cranberries.

Good vibes are flowing this season, with a little help from this refreshing winter wonder. Say hello to our Minty Hot Cocoa: there’s seldom something better than a good ol’ cup of classic hot cocoa, but this little peppermint twist does the trick. Perfect for get-togethers and definitely worth a try during this holiday season!

Minty Hot Cocoa with Annabelle (click here for details)Anabelle

WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 2)

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces peppermint schnapps
2 ounces tequila

HOW TO MAKE

  • In small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Stir in milk, heavy cream, and vanilla; heat on low and stir until well blended. Remove from heat and add peppermint schnapps and tequila.
  • Top with whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick and mint leaves. Enjoy!

Winter is coming, so we’ve prepared ourselves a little libation to keep us warm throughout the coolest of seasons. Sweet, tart, and traditionally a summer drink, this twist is a must-try for rum lovers everywhere: it’s time for us to share the Winter Mojito.
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Thirsty thurs - Queenee

Serving suggestion: pairs well with Queenee.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves one)

8-10 Mint leaves
6-8 Cranberries
1/4 oz. Lime juice
1 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1 3/4 oz. Dark Rum

In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass filled with ice, combine all ingredients and shake/stir until well mixed. Strain the contents into a highball glass with fresh ice. Finish by garnishing with mint leaves and cranberries, and enjoy!

November 20, 2014

Guess who’s getting into the Thanksgiving spirit.

…And by spirit, we mean vodka. Turkey day is just around the corner and we’ve got cranberries on our minds and in our glasses. Check out this super simple recipe for a Crantini, an all-year round staple that’s even more satisfying during this festive season.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

2 ounces vodka
2 ounces cranberry juice
Fresh, frozen or dried cranberries for garnish
Slice of lime for garnish

HOW TO MAKE

Pour the vodka and juice into a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with 2 ice cubes. Shake vigorously (or stir cautiously) for several seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Float cranberries and/or a slice of lime at the rim for garnish. Serve!

It’s cold and we want warmth! ShoeDazzle headquarters might be based in sunny southern California (so we might be a little bit spoiled), but the average daily temperature has dropped a WHOLE 5 DEGREES since summer, and we have no intentions of catching a cold. 65° is not exactly freezing, but it’s about time we finally have that first mug of mulled apple cider of the year: if not for warmth, then AT LEAST to be festive…

Speaking of which: it’s party season!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 6-8)

2 quarts apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
2 whole allspice berries
2 whole cloves
1 whole anise star
1 orange, thinly sliced

HOW TO MAKE

Bring all ingredients to a slow simmer in a large saucepan. Divide and pour the cider among mugs and serve hot.

OPTIONAL: a shot of rum for each mug. ;)

Travel season is upon us, and we can’t help but daydream about our dream destinations. There’s nothing better than completely immersing yourself in a new culture, so it’s not surprising that we’re taking this to heart and starting early with a deliciously smooth beverage.

Meet the French Monaco: a super simple drink that all the cool-kids, up & down the River Seine, are sipping on. With an ingredient list consisting of just a few, fine flavors, it’s the perfect drink to help loosen your tongue as you brush up on your French. Simply, c’est si bon.

The French Monaco paired with Jasmyne:
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1 oz. pomegranate syrup
2 oz. lemonade
6 oz. pale lager

HOW TO MAKE
Add syrup and lemonade to an ice-filled shaker; shake and strain into a chilled beer glass. Top with beer.

Halloween festivities are an all-night affair, so get it started with a little caffeine kick! Perfect for fall, the Cappuccino Sausalito is a deliciously rich blend of coffee, cocoa, cream, and amaretto. And depending on how much fun you have this Halloween, you may find yourself pouring a cup (or two) the next morning…

Pictured: Chiquita booties (click here)
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 1)

1/2 oz Amaretto Liqueur
1/2 oz Kahlua Liqueur
1/2 cup Coffee
1/2 cup Hot Cocoa
Whipped Cream

HOW TO MAKE

Mix liqueur, coffee, and hot cocoa in a coffee mug. Garnish with a snowy mountain of whipped cream. Enjoy~

If you’re going to have a Halloween party, you’re going to need a Halloween drink. Go full-spooky with this Blood Red Apple cocktail, served in an adorably festive apple tumbler. It’s really simple too, so it’s especially perfect if you need a quick cocktail for your upcoming sinister shindig.

Bonus: would look great with a Sleeping Beauty costume. Shop festive looks now!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 1)

2 oz apple cider
2 oz rum
1 tsp grenadine or maraschino cherry syrup
1 large apple
1 lemon
ice

HOW TO MAKE

To create the apple tumbler/cup the drink will be served in, take a large apple and horizontally cut the smallest, level portion possible from the bottom of the apple so that the apple will sit flat (careful not to cut too much, or the drink will seep through the bottom). Cut from the top as well, making sure that the cut will create the widest opening for the cup. Scoop out the core and the insides of the apple, and squeeze a lemon over the exposed fruit to ensure the color does not turn.

Pour all liquid ingredients into a separate mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until well mixed and chilled, and then pour into the apple tumbler. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve.

Hosting a Halloween party? Looking for a simple cocktail to serve to your spooky guests? Well, look no further, because it’s scary how easy it is to make this Supernatural Sangria.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
serves 4-6

1 Bottle of red wine
2 Cups ginger ale
1 Orange cut into wedges or circles
1 Lemon cut into wedges or circles
1 Apple cut into wedges or circles
1/4 Cup sugar
A few drops of grenadine syrup
Cinnamon sticks for garnish
Ice

HOW TO MAKE

Squeeze the juice from the lemon and orange wedges into a large pitcher and pour in the wine. Add the fruit wedges and sugar. Chill overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Add ginger ale, grenadine syrup, and ice just before serving. Enjoy!

The thirst isn’t always strong and sometimes knocking back a few isn’t what you’re looking for. Scale it back bit and sip on something warm like this deliciously invigorating Pumpkin Spice Hot Toddy. Super easy to make and perfect for when the weather gets a little nippy: you’ll love having this simple drink around for relaxing autumn evenings.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

2 ounces brandy
6 ounces hot brewed pumpkin spice tea
1 teaspoon honey

HOW TO MAKE

Combine ingredients in a mug, give it a stir, and enjoy.