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Cocktail Recipe Thursday: Frozen Spicy Raspberry Margarita

Pearl Frush Pinup on the beach red swim suit sombrero Mexico

Summer is sadly coming to an end, unofficially. School has started up again here in Southern California, and Labor Day is just around the corner. Do not that let stop you from embracing the fact that summer is still here, don’t get so ahead of yourself. Before you know it we will all be drowning in pumpkin spice, so don’t rush it.

Today’s Cocktail Recipe is easy peezey, and to me, summer in a glass. The frozen margarita does not get the love it deserves most of the time. It is almost an adult slurpee, but a little more sour, which is what I like in a cocktail. This version of the frozen margarita has lime of course, but gets a little more pucker power from the raspberries and heat from jalapeno peppers! Oh my. These would be perfect for a South Of The Border themed party, or just a last hurrah before the coats and mittens are thrust upon us all.

frozen spicy raspberry jalapeno margarita

4 oz. frozen raspberry purée (see recipe below)
2 oz. Blue Nectar® Silver tequila
Lime wheel, for garnish
For the purée:
1 package frozen raspberries (8 oz.)
Fresh jalapeño slices, to taste (start with four, adding more as desired)
6 oz. fresh lime juice
4 oz. triple sec
Purée berries and jalapeño slices in a blender; once at desired level of spice (keep in mind that Blue Nectar Silver has peppery spice notes, as well) stir in fresh lime juice and triple sec.

Make the purée; then shake over a portion over ice, together with Blue Nectar Silver. Pour into glass, and garnish with lime wheel.

You might want to warn your friends that there is an added kick to their delicious summer sun filled margaritas. While very yummy, they may not appreciate the heat if not warned ahead of time. Or you could also just wait to see their reactions.


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Easy Sunday Morning Breakfast

ozery bakery morning rounds and egg for breakfast

Sundays are my favorite morning. This is usually when I am able to take a moment from whatever excitement I had the night before, pour myself a nice cup of tea, and take my time getting breakfast. This weekend, some of us in the house were recovering from a lot of fun from the night before. This easy breakfast, with Ozery morning rounds, filled the bill of an easy, delicious, and even healthy breakfast fast to make up for the night before.

ozery bakery morning rounds

With the Ozery morning rounds, you can either get the snack size, that I especially like since they are only 70 calories each, or the regular sized morning rounds. These are about the size of an english muffin. I like to cut mine in half and toast them, but you can also warm them in the oven, or even use them as the base for french toast (OMG good).
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Shag’s “Ukulele Kahakai” Ukulele & Print Set Release at Tiki Oasis

Josh Agle New Print Ukelele Kahakai

Check it out my little bees! Artist Shag, Josh Agle, has a limited edition print and ukulele available at Tiki Oasis this weekend in Southern California.

Want one? You can pick one up at Tiki Oasis in San Diego. The Shag Store in Palm Springs will have a pop up store that the tiki event.

From the Shag the Store newsletter:

SHAG Store Pop-up store at Tiki Oasis 2014 – San Diego (in the Kona Coast Room – off the Grand Hanalei Foyer) this coming weekend Friday, August 15th – Sunday, August 17th, 2014.

Official Release of “Ukulele Kahakai” Limited Edition Professional Ukulele & Accompanying Serigraph Print at Tiki Oasis (at the Tiki Oasis Art Show in the Grand Hanalei Foyer) Saturday, Aug. 16th, 2014 beginning at NOON!

This Amazing Set Includes both a Pro Ukulele & a Print!

Details of the Ukulele:

1 Professional Eukele manufactured by Luna
Screen Printed Front of Ukulele by SHAG
1 Vinyl Zippered Carrying Case in Box
Regular Edition of only 125 Ukulele’s

Details of the Print:

“Ukulele Kahakai”
7 Color Hand-Pulled Serigraph Print
26″ x 21″
Edition of 150
#’s 1-125/150 come with the UKULELE
(#’s 126/150 are sold as FRAMED Prints Only at SHAG the store)


SHAG the store Pop-up store ITEMS at Tiki Oasis:
“Ukulele Kahakai” Limited Edition Ukulele & Serigraph Print Set
2 New T-Shirt Designs on 2 different colored shirts each
New Pins & Pin Set (at SHAG store but not yet available online)
Tiki Themed Throw Pillows (3 different colored Tiki Pillows)
Holiday Card Sets
(it’s never too early to stock up)
Tiki Themed Tall Glass Set of 4 (Mai Tai, Zombie, Blue Hawaiian & Scorpion)
LEMi Tiki Mug’s (very few left)
Plus other great SHAG items & Prints!!!

Special Event Pricing on “Ukulele Kahakai” Limited Edition Ukulele/Unframed Print Set Available at the Tiki Oasis on Saturday, August 16th & 17th (while supplies last)!


Price: $625 through this email!!!
(see detailed pictures below & Buy Now button)

NOTE: Price is $650 after the event (if any remain)

If you get one of these, consider yourself lucky. This is one of the LARGEST TIKI EVENTS in the States. And most of Shag’s limited edition, collectible items sell out immediately. I’d LOVE to see a pic you with and your uke if you get one!

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Beatnik Themed Tiki Oasis Hits San Diego This Weekend

Tiki Oasis 2014 Beatnik Tiki poster


Tiki Oasis Hits San Diego

Dig that crazy scene, daddio. San Diego is going to be invaded by beatnik tiki fans this weekend and it is going to be a happenin’ time.

Every year, Tiki Oasis takes over San Diego with the biggest Tiki Weekender in the world, and every year there is a new theme.  This year it is beatnik themed, so expect a lot of cigarette pants, stripes, and berets in addition to the leis, tropical flowers in lovely ladies’ hair, and sarongs.  It’s going to be quite a cra-zy mash-up of styles all over Southern California.

While most of the events for Tiki Oasis require tickets, there are a few events that are open to the public and are free!  The car show that starts Saturday and art show that begins tonight.

Tiki Oasis 5th Annual Art Show Beyond Squaresville

Beyond Squaresville tiki oasis art show 2014
Free Admission – Open to the Public. All original artwork is for sale.

Exhibition Dates:
Friday Aug 15th – Sunday Aug 17th
10:00AM – 5:00PM Daily

Artist Reception:
Meet the Tiki Oasis Artists and the Winner of the Miss Tiki Oasis Pageant

Live music by The Amanda’s and cocktails by DeadHead Rum

Date: Saturday Aug 16th
Hours: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Grand Hanalei Foyer, Crowne Plaza
2270 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 297-1101

Tiki Oasis 6th Annual Car Show!
FREE to the public

Saturday August 16th – Sunday August 17th
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Location: Parking Lot, Crowne Plaza
Live music by The Kilaueas
10:00AM & 2:00PM, Saturday August 16th
Live music by The Boss Fink
11:00AM & 2:00PM, Sunday August 17th
The Car Show, Sunday August 17th, will also feature Food Trucks
View video of previous Tiki Oasis Car Shows here!

Still not quite sure what Tiki Oasis beatnic theme is all about?  Check this out…

Tiki Oasis’ “Beat-Tiki” weekender offers a unique pairing of the Beatnik and Tiki ethos. Like the Beat Generation of legend and lore, today’s Tiki aficionados are drawn to primitivism and thirst to reconnect with the primal past, celebrating it in a modern context. Spend a carefree weekend in an urban oasis amidst fellow barefoot bohemians, reveling in the kind of art, music, literature and mixology that is sure to flip your lid! []

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Shark Week Cocktail Recipes – Absinthe, Cognac or Vodka

Dad bee being attacked by inflatable sharks during shark week

Dad Bee is really getting into Shark Week

Being a Southern California lifestyle blogger, shark week is almost every week. Especially if you live near the beach like I do.

Shark Week is going strong, and now is the time to expand our Shark Week cocktail recipes. Today, I have THREE more shark themed cocktails, Absinthe, Cognac or Vodka based, for you and your friends to enjoy while watching Shark Week on TV.


Have a few of these, add dinner on your nautical plates, and you have a party in the making! Entertaining your guests really is easy when the theme is sharks.  You can even make some tuna sandwiches, or stop by and pick up sushi, and dinner is served!

Shark Week Cocktails

Blue shark week cocktail  Sobieski Cytron Vodka hammer head

Hammer Head
I got a request for a BLUE shark week cocktail, so here it is. If you wanted to emphasize the shark fin look, you could cut the orange Wedge in half to look like a fin. Chomp!

2 ½ oz. Sobieski Cytron Vodka
2 oz. blue curacao
1 oz. orange juice
Orange wedge for garnish
Serve in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange wedge.
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a fishbowl. Garnish with an orange wedge.


Lucid Absinthe shark week cocktail coffee flavor

Oh I love a good pun. This espresso martini packs a bite! (haha)

1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
1 oz. coffee liqueur
1 oz. crème liqueur

In a rocks glass, combine Lucid Absinthe, coffee liqueur and crème liqueur.

CAMUS VSOP Cognac shark week cocktail chumtini
The key to selling this one with the name is crushed ice. It will give your cocktail texture.

1 ½ oz. CAMUS VSOP Cognac
1 oz. cranberry juice
½ oz. tonic water
Mint for garnish

Add all liquid ingredients into a rocks glass with ice. Stir and garnish with mint and serve.

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