Drink of the Day: Tropical Itch

Aloha fellow drinkers!  Spring is just around the corner, meaning its almost time to get your bikini on =)  I just

ordered one of Hawaii’s popular drinks on the shores of Honolulu…the Tropical Itch.  This fruity cocktail will definitely get you inching for more.  So grab some friends, head to the beach, and sip on a taste of Hawaii.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz light rum
  • ½ oz orange curaçao or Grand Marnier
  • 3–4 oz passion fruit juice

Instructions

Combine in a shaker with a cup of ice. Pour, with ice into a double old fashion or collins glass. Top with additional passion fruit juice if needed.

Cheers!

-Hala, Social Media Marketing

Deal of the Day: Dave and Buster’s

Dave and Buster's bar

Looking for a happy hour on this fine Wednesday? Well look no further because Dave and Buster’s is the place to be to get your drink on and act like a kid again while playing arcade games!

Their happy hour on Wednesdays are at 4:30pm-7pm with plenty of deals for anyone to enjoy. Dave and Buster’s happy hour include 1/2 off selected appetizers, 1/2 off mixed drinks, $2.50 for domestic beer, and $1 off wine. The deals don’t stop there! Only on Wednesdays all day is 1/2 price games from open to close. This offer is only for a limited time so make sure you take advantage of this ridiculous deal.

Dave and Buster’s is the perfect place to relax and unwind while sipping on your favorite drink and playing your favorite childhood arcade game. So bring your friends and your ‘A’ game and come down to Dave and Buster’s this Wednesday because there’s no doubt you will have a good time.

Cheers!

-Christine, SEO/Analytic 

Source: Dave and Buster’s 

The Edison: “A Hidden Gem”

Have you ever wanted to go back in time? To a different place, a different era. To experience a culture very different from your own. To get completely lost in a moment, to forget where you are, what day it is, and to simply enjoy and reminisce upon the past. Well, have I got the metaphorical time machine for you! The Edison in downtown LA, deemed “One of LA’s Swankiest night spots” by Conde Nast Traveler, is an inexorable treat. A feast for the eyes, ears, and taste-buds, this unique “industrial cathedral” is set in LA’s first private power plant which was built in 1910. This place will literally sweep you off your feet and transport you to a different era. The Old Hollywood Glamour atmosphere invites guests to dress the part and have a simply lovely time. 

This place is a bit pricey, but they have a spectacular Happy Hour which is Wed-Fri, 5-7pm. You can indulge in up to 40% savings on selected drinks and food items. Take advantage of their 35 cent martinis and $5 food specials such as the sliders with fries.

They also have special events, performances, and you can even host your own party. On a Wednesday or Thursday, to reserve a table the “per person minimum” is only $25. This minimum jumps up to $50 on a Friday or Saturday (and don’t forget about the 18% gratuity), but I must say this is one place you just HAVE to experience.

I went with a group of friends and we reserved a table in the Tesla Room. I ordered “The Mistress” which is a vodka drink with hibiscus liquor and other exotic flavors (as shown in the picture to the right, it’s the pretty pink drink), “The Edison” which features bourbon and pear brandy, and the “Eye of the Beholder” which is a blend of tequila, lemon, and jalepeno (a spicy, unique cocktail indeed). We also ordered some of their absolutely delicious food. I had the fresh baked Bavarian pretzel which is served with a fluffy white cheese sauce for dipping. Some of the other things ordered include the Truffled Mac n Cheese and the Corn Fritters.

As if what we ordered wasn’t enough, we had to get a bottle of Absinthe from the Absinthe Fairy. A lovely young lady wearing gilded fairy wings wheels around a cart of diverse bottles of absinthe (featured in the photo, it’s the bottle topped with the cork) available for purchase. So, we all shared a shot of absinthe and it really set the night off.

This place is truly something memorable. It is literally hidden in an alley, so be sure get directions ahead of time. If you are ever in downtown LA or just want something fun to do check out The Edison, see what all the buzz is about! It is located at 108 W 2nd St #101 Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Also, check out their AMAZING website. If my post doesn’t get you in the mood to visit this extraordinary place, the website definitely will. Check it out! http://www.edisondowntown.com/

I definitely want to go here again soon and hopefully you will want to experience this place too!

Cheers!

Angela Wagner, Editor

Source: http://liveentertainmentla.com/2011/11/edison/

http://www.edisondowntown.com/

Drink(s) of the Day: Whiskey Variations

It’s a Whiskey Wednesday! WooHooo!! Here are a few fancy yet relatively easy recipes for you to create. If you are a whiskey lover, you are in for a treat. The video below features five whiskey recipes that are sure to WOW you or anyone you are trying to entertain for. Make sure you check it out!

The one I will include in today’s Drink of the Day is the first one featured which is the Old Fashioned:


Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix sugar, water and bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.

I hope you enjoy the fancy video I included in this post and have fun mixin’ those drinks!!

Cheers!

Angela Wagner, Editor

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Deal of the Day: Sinbad Cafe and Hookah Bar

Every four years we are given an extra day in the month of February,  We call  this phenomenon Leap year!

Take advantage of today’s beautiful day and drive yourself down to the heart of Pacific Beach(PB). There in PB, you will find a place called Sinbad Cafe and Hookah Bar serving up a mean Wednesday happy hour from 11am-8pm. Drink specials include $3 mix drinks, $2.50 for all shots, $2.50 draft beer, and $9 Hookahs. There are over 30 different delicious flavors of tobacco… But if you’re not into Hookah, make sure you at least stop by for their cheap drinks and relaxing atmosphere.

We won’t see another Leap year until the next four years, so be sure to celebrate today right by stopping by Sinbad Cafe and Hookah Bar! It’s the perfect place to kick back and chill with your friends. Happy Leap Day everyone!

Cheers!

-Christine SEO/Analytic  

Source: Sinbad Cafe and Hookah Bar

Deal of the Day: La Puerta

It’s Wednesday and it’s time to get your happy hour on!

In the Gaslamp district in Downtown San Diego, La Puerta serves up one of the best happy hours in town. On Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm, drinks and appetizers are half off. From 10pm-2am La Puerta offers half off wine, frozen drinks, and draft beers.

Between 10pm-2am be sure to try their famous frozen mojito for only $3. The cool, minty drink will make you want seconds. Also, please make sure you order their carne asada fries! During happy hour, the carne asada fries are only $5 and the portion size gives you plenty to go around. I know what you’re thinking, the carne asada fries can’t be that good…. But trust me, they’re THAT GOOD!

Cheers!

Christine, SEO/Analyst

Deal of the Day: Casa de Pico

Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant

Is your wallet hurting from yesterdays Valentine’s day festivities?  Well have no fear, Casa de Pico is here!

The Casa de Pico in San Diego has a bomb happy hour from 3pm-7pm, serving over 50 of the most popular tequilas for about $5-10. Their house margaritas are delicious and come in many different flavors such as lemon-lime, strawberry, raspberry, peach, or banana. Wells drinks, variety of beer, and cocktails are all at special happy hour prices.  The deals don’t stop there! If you purchase any CANTINA drink, you get access to their complimentary snack buffet. So while you’re getting your drink on, unlimited snacks are provided!

If post Valentine’s day got you on a budget, Casa de Pico is the answer to your problems. See you there and Happy Wednesday!

Cheers!

-Christine, SEO/Analyst

Source: http://www.casadepico.com/#