Month: April 2013

Create a Tasteful, fun Bar Cart for your guests!

It’s not hard to create a Tasteful   Mobil cart in your apartment or house.  Now is the time to recharge to full energy and check off all the boxes that you’ve wanted to do for some time now.  It’s the time of year to really get motivated to start new exhilarating projects and actually finish them.

After much entertaining and being entertained in 2012, I’ve noticed that nothing makes more of a statement at an intimate gathering than the hosts ‘bar’.  This is because it’s not just a place to make a cocktail or pour a glass of wine, but yet it’s a time when you are interacting with other guests and can ‘make a drink’ and even a friend at the bar.  How many times have you said,  “Want to make another drink”?  I’m sure plenty.   Your bar is your chance to show your guests your personal style and since it is the center focus of your party, wouldn’t you want it to be a masterpiece?

As we  have entered  into 2013 it is time.  Time to clean up your ‘bar’, get rid of the clutter and start with a clean slate filled with fabulous wines going into 2013. So wipe off the lingering champagne drops from your  previous party, get ride of those half full bottles and start fresh with a stylish yet tidy bar (get rid of clutter!).

 Here is some great   interior décor,  few ideas on prepping your bar for another  amazing year!

Essentials for creating a ‘Tasteful’ bar!

  1. Always have Pellegrino glass bottles
  2. 2 bottles of nice champs (Veuve Cliquot, Louis Roederer, Ruinart, Moet etc.)
  3. Add fake or real limes in a nice dish
  4. A pop of color can add a nice touch to your bar. Try adding a colorful flower in a vase
  5. Incorporate some sort of interesting glassware
  6. Throw a few fab crystal wine stoppers on for decoration or slices of geode coasters in a fun color to go with flowers
  7. Come up with a theme and make sure everything complements each other. We  love working with metallics, such as gold with a bright pop of color of fuchsia or cobalt blue
  8. Keep out Clutter!!

 

Volia! What do you think?

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Beachcomber Tropical Cocktail Recipe

The Beachcomber cocktail recipe is definitely beach-worthy!

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Shake 1 1/4 oz. Hanger One Vodka  , 1/4 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum  , 1/2 oz. pineapple juice, 1/2 oz. orange juice in a shaker with ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange slice.

Patron Invites Fans to Give the Brand’s Iconic Bottles a second life

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“The Art of Patron” Contest Celebrates Original Artwork Inspired by Patron Tequila Bottles

From the moment Patron tequila was first introduced, its glass bottle quickly became a symbol of the brand and its premium craftsmanship. It also has inspired artists to transform Patron bottles into handmade visual and functional arts. Recognizing the growing popularity of repurposing Patron bottles, “The Art of Patron” contest encourages fans and artisans across the country to share their artistic vision using Patron’s signature tequila bottles as inspiration for a chance to win $10,000 and national exposure.

“Expertly handcrafted, hand numbered and made from recycled glass, each Patron bottle is truly a work of art unto itself and can be utilized well after the spirit inside has been enjoyed,” said Jennifer Pisciotta , Patron’s vice president of marketing. “‘The Art of Patron’ contest is our first competition that officially recognizes and rewards the ingenuity of artists and innovators who are giving the brand’s distinct glass bottles a second life.”

About “The Art of Patron” Contest

From elaborate chandeliers to elegant vases, artists have reimagined and reworked Patron bottles into visually stunning and functional artwork for years. Now through April 30, Patron fans, who are 21 and older, can visit ArtofPatron.com and discover how they can showcase their original Patron bottle artwork.

To enter “The Art of Patron” contest:

  • Create an original work of art or functional item that contains, is made from, or depicts any Patron bottle or component thereof
  • Visit ArtofPatron.com and follow the links to the contest entry page
  • Register for free to become a Patron Social Club member (required to enter contest)
  • Complete and submit the required information
  • Upload a photo and a short essay (50 words or less) describing the artwork and the inspiration behind the piece
  • No purchase of Patron is necessary or required to enter or win the contest

A panel of judges will select up to 25 semi-finalists using the following criteria: overall creativity; unique use or representation of the Patron bottle; visual appeal; and the persuasiveness and appeal of the essay. Semi-finalists will be featured on the contest website for public voting to help select up to 10 finalists.

Each of the 10 finalists will receive $1,000. One lucky participant will be deemed the Grand Prize winner and will receive $10,000 and an opportunity for national exposure for their work of art.

For more information and to read the official rules, visit ArtofPatron.com or scan the contest QR code located on Patron displays at participating retailers nationwide.

About Patron

Simply Perfect in every way, Patron tequila is an ultra-premium luxury white spirit that’s delicious on the rocks, and mixes flawlessly into most any cocktail. From the highest-quality Weber Blue agave plants grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, to the centuries-old distillation process, to the signed, handcrafted glass bottles, Patron is produced with unparalleled attention to detail. Imported and marketed by The Patron Spirits Company, brands in the portfolio consist of Gran Patron Burdeos, Gran Patron Platinum, Patron Silver, Patron Reposado, Patron Añejo, Patron XO Cafe (coffee liqueur), Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa (coffee and chocolate liqueur), and Patron Citronge (extra fine orange liqueur), as well as Pyrat Caribbean rums, and Ultimat ultra-premium vodka. For more information, please visit http://www.patronspirits.com.