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White Chocolate Strawberry Martini

By Melvin Browne

strawberries-and-cream-newestTGIF! It’s been a long stressful week and now begins the summer weekend madness! Instead of the normal throwing of vodka and chasers into a red cup on some ice, get in into a tasty and rich cocktail for a change. While scouting some venues for an Exclusive HomoCouture Experience, I had the pleasure of tasting a White Chocolate Strawberry Martini. This cocktail contains some of my favorite flavors all in one martini glass. I’m sure this martini will quickly become a favorite and HomoCouture special. So while you luxuriate this weekend (because you deserve it) ask your favorite bartender to hook you up with one of these fab and delicious delights.

White Chocolate Strawberry Martini

Ingredients:

1oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

.5oz Strawberry Liqueur

1oz Crème de Cacao

1oz Simple or Vanilla Vodka

Muddles Fresh Strawberries

Crushed Ice

Directions: Add the strawberry slices to the shaker and muddle. Then add the chocolate liqueur, crème de cacao, strawberry liqueur and vodka. Add the ice to the shaker, shake until frothy and strain into a martini glass! Garnish with two strawberries and close your eyes for the first taste. Enjoy and Drink Responsibly!

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Myx Fusions Moscato

By Melvin Browne

myx-kissingnickis_ltrhd1-e1370458648284-1024x699Do you drink wine??? Just to seem cool and classy many of us hard liquor drinkers will have to lie and say YES. We all will someday have to endure that bitter taste of moscato, one of the most common wines known to this “emerging” generation. Who’s in the club poppin bottles of moscato?

Well Myx Beverages has found the back door into the wine industry and into the hands of distributors all over the country. Brace yourself for the moscato of our generation… Myx Fusions Moscato! The face and part owner of Myx Fusions Nicki Minaj wants you to #GetInTheMyx. This all natural and refreshingly carbonated, moscato comes in three delicious flavors – Coconut, Peach and Original Moscato.

Nicki Minaj Myx 3The signature cobalt blue bottle is easy to open which provides the casual occasion of beer, while the beautifully designed package and premium quality beverage delivers the elegance of wine. No more pretending to drink those bitter moscato’s just to seem sophisticated! Turn Up and #GetInTheMyx!

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It’s all in the Signature!

By Thomas-Mychael

It’s here! HomoCouture’s Official Signature Cocktail. This drink will leave you wanting more. The combination of premium vodka and island rum, gives you an explosion of taste all on its own. These two ingredients fused together with pineapple juice to make it easy to swallow. With an added splash of grenadine, this drink is complete with HC’s defining provocative color.

Think Aruba meets New York City, a glass full of Swag with a Splash of Sunshine. Keep it current and indulge in the next cocktail hour by trying HomoCouture’s Signature Drink, HC on the Rocks! After one glass, you’ll be hooked!

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Ingredients:

  • Ciroc Coconut
  • Malibu Rum
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Grenadine
  • Cherry and Lime garnish

Instructions:

Simply pour the Ciroc Coconut and Malibu Rum over ice.

Add Pineapple Juice and a splash of grenadine.

Throw in a cherry to play around with while you drink, and garnish with a lime. and Enjoy!

Indecisively Malibu

By Thomas-Mychael

The summer is finally here! Although the temperature seems to teeter between sizzling heats to minute warmth, the trait of indecisiveness shouldn’t be in this season.  No matter how inconsistent the temperature wants to be, one thing that remains decided is enjoying a deliciously well-made drink. A drink that puts you in the right state of mind and send good ‘ole mister indecisive packing.

Of course at the top of the list for summer drinks are Piña Coladas, Daiquiris, and Margaritas. It’s an unwritten tradition for this time of the season.  For you guys who think these drinks are girly, they are not “sissy” drinks because they can be laced with a heavy amount of dark liquor or just the right touch to get you buzzed. Colorful in name and design and packs a punch in taste! Here is a classic recipe with a twist of modern taste.

Red Margarita

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Parts Malibu Red
  • 1 Part Lime Juice
  • 1 Part Agave syrup or grenadine

Instructions: Simply mix all the ingredients together in a shaker. Pour into Cocktail Glass with Sea Salt Rim and Garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!

Defiantly Delicious

By Thomas-Mychael

Bulldog London dry Gin is a multi-award winning premium gin, described as defiant and delicious. Hailed to be vegan friendly as well as kosher. I can see where its characteristics of defiant come from already. I can’t believe it’s kosher!

Launched in 2007, it’s the brain child of a new attitude co-existing in a new era. This approach was hatched by a former investment banker, Anshuman Vohra, who wanted to revolutionize the already traditional conservative super-premium gin world.  With inspiration for the love of a more balanced gin and all things British, a passion for gin was born. The bottle itself signifies the “bold philosophy” behind its contents, “a revolutionary approach to a spirit category that is experiencing resurgence.”

Proclaiming not to be your grandfather’s gin, its versatile taste makes it perfect to mix with cocktails or to drink on its own. Having a backing from various locations, this gin seeks to become the pre-eminent gin of the world!

Here is a signature cocktail from their site to add to your repertoire.

Lady in Red

  • Bulldog Gin
  • Ginger Liqueur
  • Strawberry
  • Simple Syrup
  • Champagne

Directions:

1.) Muddle strawberry with the simple syrup.

2.) Add Bulldog Gin and ginger liqueur.

3.) Shake well and strain into a martini glass.

4.) Top off with a final touch of champagne and strawberry to garnish.

Lemonade with a Twist

By Thomas-Mychael

So it’s now come to the time again when the weathers nice, the heat and humidity is elevated and summer is near focus.  Although weeks away, you still need a drink to go with the moment that you are living in now. Beach wear and board shorts are a still a ways off, however it seems that lemonade goes perfect with this feeling and excitement. Here is an Official HC toast to embrace what is to come. There are numerous ways to perform a toast however; performing it with HC trusted brand of premium vodka is the correct way. So here is to where we started and where we are headed!

Ciroc Diddy

Ingredients:

  • Ciroc Snap Frost
  • Lemonade

Simply pour the Ciroc, the one with the blue icon, in some nice homemade lemonade. Over the rocks and saturated in lemon peelings. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to think this one up, it just take some simple and quick thinking. Enjoy and Drink Responsibly!!!

Grapefruit Weather

By Thomas-Mychael

The weather is changing for the best and heading out with the crew is on everyone’s mind. Looking good, smelling sexual and putting your best foot forward is top priority. It goes without saying that having a quick handy drink to heighten the feeling is needed. Grapefruits are one of my favorite fruits and as soon as I saw this commemorative Absolut cocktail by Swedish House Mafia. I just had to highlight it and take it up under my wing. A simple drink with a grapefruit taste is hard to pass up in my book. Unique and Absolut indeed once you try it will definitely be in your recipe book for revisiting.

Absolut Greyhound Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:

1 part Absolut Vodka

3 part Pink Grapefruit Juice

1 Grapefruit wedge

Simply add all ingredients over the rocks and garnish.  Add the grapefruit garnish to top it off.

Raising the Temperature

By Thomas-Mychael

They usually say when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. However, when life gives you a cocktail you have to indulge. Whether the weather, the gym, or a special someone has got you in a good mood, this cocktail would put you on a higher level.

Life may give you lemons; this recipe gives you raspberries and a pinch of chili powder. Upon the first sight of the ingredients, I thought to myself chili powder. My curiosity was immediately sparked and my taste buds enlightened. It may not be one the regular to-drink-list, but it is definitely worth trying.

Thanks to Svedka Vodka for giving us something worth exploring, while we explore the joys of this sudden raise in temperature.

Hot Bot

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Svedka Raspberry Vodka
  • 4 parts Cranberry Juice
  • 1 part Fresh Lime
  • Pinch of chili powder

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients into shaker with ice and shake like your life depends on it. Strain into a martini glass and add only a pinch of chili powder. If you overdue the pinch, you just might ruin this whole cocktail.

Drink Responsibly

Stilletto – With two “L’s”

By Thomas Clark

What good is a wine and spirits column if the spotlight is only on vodka? This week shifting the light to a more sugar-cane originated alcoholic beverage. We visited vodka and dabbled in wine. What about their brother, good ol’ fashion rum. This week spotlight is centered on Bacardi.

 In this cocktail mix you’re going to be using two signature Bacardi flavors, Bacardi O and Bacardi Razz. The former brings you a sweet orange taste, while the latter is more of a tangy and sweet raspberry. Don’t let the name get to you guys, either way this drink is sure to pack a punch. Hold the vodka in this mixture and enjoy!

Bacardi O Stilletto-O

Ingredients:

  • Bacardi O
  • Bacardi Razz
  • Cranberry juice
  • Orange Juice

Simply pour the mixture over ice and tall glass. The garnish with an orange wedge.

Drink Responsibly!

New Orleans Hurricane

By Thomas Clark

Mardi Gras is the talk of the week down in the City of New Orleans. The time of year, in which you can hit Bourbon Street with some bourbon in your cup.  For those of you that never experienced it or won’t be able to travel, you can still have a piece of Mardi Gras with you at home. It’s as simple as shaking up a cocktail, throwing some beads around your neck and enjoying the festivities.

For all you reckless drinkers take this mixture slow. This dangerous concoction is a combination of both light and dark rum, so the effects can be devastating. Devastating enough to make you want to revisit it twice!

Ingredients:

  • White Rum
  • Jamaican Dark Rum
  • Bacardi 151 Rum
  • Orange Juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Grenadine syrup

Mix all ingredients and shake vigorously. Then simply pour over crushed ice. It’s said to be best enjoyed through a straw and the garnish is optional. In all honesty, after two of these the last thing on your mind will be a garnish.

Remember to drink responsible and Enjoy!

Peachy Infatuation

By Thomas Clark

I have been drinking a lot of peach flavored vodka lately! So I felt the need to highlight my new drink infatuation. Of course we all know the leading peach flavored vodkas, mainly Absolute and Ciroc. Different mixtures create a wide range of great taste. I need some peachovation! And I bet you do as well! So try out this Ciroc Recipe:

Ciroc Georgiapolitan

  • Ciroc Vodka Peach Flavor
  • Triple Sec
  • Cranberry Juice

Enjoy and Drink Responsibly!!!

Absolutly Inspired!

By Thomas Clark

After the premier of the new season of Ru Paul drag race, I felt “absolutly inspired” to pick up a bottle of Absolut Vodka. Maybe it was because of the punch lines that were in the commercial or the constant brand naming that was in the show. To be honest, I have to chalk it up to the fact that I haven’t picked up a bottle of Absolute in a while. So after it was thrown in my head I had to follow up with a drink and express my absolute inspiration.

After I scoured the site for my inspirational drink, I came across the White Cosmopolitan. This drink is a variation of New York’s signature drink thanks to Sex and the City. Easy to make with no effort and the result is Absolut bliss. A combination of sweet and sour fruits and is a perfect cocktail choice of for 6:00pm drinks.

White Cosmopolitan

Ingredients:

  • Absolut Citron
  • White Cranberry Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Triple Sec
  • Orange Garnish

Fill the shaker with ice and then add all the ingredients. After shaking, you’re going to strain into a cocktail glass. Top this drink off an orange garnish.

Simple. Easy. Inspiring!

Infusion of Premium and Harmonie

By Thomas Clark

This week we are going to take quick break from the wine life experience. Although our walk just started, you still need to have your dose of premium vodka. The toast and buzz of the week is Harmonie a new flavor introduced by Hypnotiq. A nostalgic feeling arises while coming across this new adaption of premium vodka from Hypnotiq. Being very familiar with the original flavor we would assume we know what exactly to expect. Making a statement like that you’re forced to admit that you should have bitten your tongue and indulge in your thoughts!

The new flavor of Hypnotiq is pulling all the stops. Khloé Kardashian hosted the launch, bringing in some names such Christina Milian, Rocsi Diaz, Kelly Rowland and Meeka Claxton. Who would have thought Meeka would have stepped foot in another club after that Tami incident.

Although it’s a fresh face, Hypnotiq Harmonie still has its roots in premium French vodka. The site hails that it is also infused with “natural berries, violets, lavender and a touch of cognac”. This combination alone distinguishes it apart from the original, not to mention its new ambient lavender appearance.

Of course with this ready to drink mixture we can serve it by itself chilled or on the rocks, or if you prefer add it to a mixture of lemon-lime or club soda. Even throwing it in some vodka and cranberry or champagne of your choice can add for an exciting twist of flavor. Here is a Hypnotiq Harmonie Cocktail that’s more than worthy of trying…

Coco Berry Bliss

Ingredients:

  • Hypnotiq Harmonie
  • Premium Coconut Vodka

This simple mixture is very self-explanatory. As for the premium coconut vodka, the only one that comes to mind is Ciroc Coconut. A combination of the best for the best!Quickly pour this double dose of premium on the rocks and as the title puts it, transport yourself to a state of bliss! & Remember to drink responsibly and enjoy!