Rachael Ray Lemonade
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Here Are Rachael Ray’s Best Lemonade Recipes (Even the Beyhive Would Approve)

Originally posted 04/26/2016 12:17PM

She’s not “Becky with the good hair,” but Rachael Ray can still make a mean lemonade.
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Draper James Lemon Set
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This Spiked Lemonade Sweet Tea Recipe Has Us Dreaming of Summer

Originally posted 04/11/2016 05:54PM

It may be spring but this unpredictable weather has us dreaming of summer, when sunny days are pretty much a guarantee and we can confidently step outside without our winter coats.

To prep ourselves for bathing suit season, we’re skipping the gym in favor of sipping a drink: spiked lemonade sweet tea. Sophisticated and refreshing, it’s the kind of beverage that puts you in a warmer, happier place, no matter what the temperature is outside.

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RECIPE: ‘El Sol’ from Kocktails with Khloe

Originally posted 03/24/2016 03:48PM

El Sol
3 large ripe mangoes, peeled, seeds removed and roughly chopped
¼ cup agave
½ cup coconut water
4 oz. blanco tequila

1. In a high speed blender, add mango, agave and coconut water. Puree until smooth. Pour into a pitcher, add tequila and mix well.

2. Pack a round scoop of shaved ice. Add ice to coupe glass. Pour mango puree over entire ice cube. Garnish with slice of lime, cilantro, and sliced red chili pepper, if you wish. Serve with a straw.

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RECIPE: ‘Treasure Cocktail’ from Kocktails with Khloe

Originally posted 03/24/2016 03:32PM

Treasure Cocktail
Assorted edible flowers, Lavender, Mint, Juniper berries, Raspberries
Filtered water
2 limes
1 cup basil, cleaned and dried
5 strawberries, sliced in half
1 bottle of high quality Vodka
¼ oz. simple syrup

1. In an ice cube mold, in each cube add lavender, raspberries, rose petals, juniper berries, herbs, edible flowers. Fill with filtered water. Squeeze lime juice over tray. Freeze overnight.

2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool. Can keep in the refrigerator for 1 week.

3. In a pitcher, add basil and vodka, making sure to cover basil with all of vodka. Basil will turn slightly brown. Infuse for 1 day. Then add strawberries to basil and vodka. Marinate for 1 more day. Strain vodka back into bottle, removing basil and strawberries.

4. In a cocktail shaker, add 1 ounce vodka, simple syrup, and juice of half a lime. Shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass filled with flavored ice cubes. Serve.

Shelton
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Blake Shelton Introduces New Brand of Vodka: ‘I’m Excited for Everyone to Finally Taste’

Originally posted 03/01/2016 02:51PM

The only thing more country than being a country artist is introducing a line of Arkansas-made vodka.

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Toast This Year’s Best Picture Oscar Nominees With These Delish Specialty Drinks

Originally posted 02/25/2016 11:02AM

Sure, come Sunday night, only one movie can take home the Best Picture Oscar statue. But over at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, next door to the award show’s Dolby Theatre and a bustling hub of activity in the days leading up to Oscar Sunday, every film’s a winner. To celebrate this year’s Best Picture nominees and keep, well, spirits high, the Loews has created fun Oscar-themed specialty cocktails (Life on Mars, anyone?). Here’s how to serve up a little bit of Hollywood cheer while you toast this year’s nominees on Sunday.

The Front Page (inspired by Spotlight)
1 oz. rum
3 oz. pinot noir
¾ oz. triple sec
¾ oz. agave syrup
orange & pineapple juices
1. Build in all ingredients into glass with ice. Add equal parts of orange and pineapple juices. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

Oscars
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Life on Mars (inspired by The Martian)
1 ½ oz. tequila
½ oz. aperol
¾ oz. grapefruit juice
½ oz. agave syrup
½ oz. lemon juice
1. Build in all ingredients into glass with ice. Tumble then pour back into glass. Garnish with lemon slice.

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Bubble Burst (inspired by The Big Short)
1 oz. black raspberry liqueur
1 oz. pineapple juice
¾ oz. agave syrup
¾ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. prosecco
1. Add all ingredients into mixing glass. Add ice and shake. Strain into flute glass. Top off with Prosecco. Garnish with blackberry on rim.

RELATED: Culinary Stars Share Their Favorite Recipes to Serve at an Oscar Viewing Party

Oscars
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Bear-ly Alive (inspired by The Revenant)
2 oz. bourbon whiskey
½ oz. orange-flavored liqueur
1 oz. pineapple juice
½ oz. agave syrup
strawberries
1. Add 4 strawberries and agave into mixing glass. Muddle well. Add ingredients, ice and shake. Strain into glass and garnish with mint leaf.

Mission of Spices

Mission of Spices (inspired by Bridge of Spies)
2 oz. gin
½ oz. ginger-flavored liqueur
¾ oz. agave syrup
¾ oz. orange juice
mango
jalapeno
1. Add 2 slices of mango and 2 thin slices of jalapeno into mixing glass. Muddle well. Add ingredients, ice and shake. Strain into glass and garnish with jalapeno slice on rim.

RELATED: How to Make Award-Worthy Sugar Cookie Statues for the Oscars

–Lizz Leonard

FILED UNDER: Academy Awards , Cocktails

DRAKE
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Drake Is Launching His Own Whiskey Brand So You Can ‘Celebrate with Class’

Originally posted 02/17/2016 02:38PM

Champagne Papi just might have to change his nickname.
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Watch Taye Diggs Twerk for His Drink on Kocktails with Khloé

Originally posted 02/17/2016 01:12PM

When it comes to her “kocktails,” Khloé Kardashian makes the guests on her talk show work for their reward.
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Pour Up a Glass of Love for Valentine’s Day with This Fizzy, Gold-Dusted Cocktail

Originally posted 02/12/2016 12:29PM

If you’re staying in this Valentine’s Day and are looking for a romantic drink to mix at home for your sweetheart, try this cocktail from a New York City hot spot that’s hosted the likes of Eva Longoria, Kendall JennerSelena Gomez and the Jonas Brothers.
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Alex Guarnaschelli Blogs: How to Up Your Cocktail Game (Think Watermelon Ice Cubes)

Originally posted 02/09/2016 04:39PM

Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of Old-School Comfort Food and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurants. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Tuesday to get her professional cooking tips, family-favorite recipes and personal stories of working in front of the camera and behind the kitchen doors. Follow her on Twitter at @guarnaschelli.
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