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Dried Hibiscus Flowers

You're probably wondering why on earth we're showing you these Dried Hibiscus Flowers ($7/lb). Well, what if we told you that you could make hibiscus margaritas or a hisbiscus margarita sorbet with these? Then you'd be all over them, right? Well, feast your eyes and... [More]

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You Tell Us/Aqua Vitae: What shall we name Outblush's new signature cocktail?

Hey faithful readers! Remember the dulcet tones and awesome face of Goldenspell? How could you forget? Well, he was pretty excited to be featured on Outblush, and when he contacted us to say thank you, we learned that on top of awesome faced-ness and music... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Scorpion Vodka

Got a dude who fancies himself Indiana Jones? Delve into a personal game of Dare from time to time? Sample some Scorpion Vodka (£18) and test your luck. Not that there is actually any danger in drinking it but you would look so badass doing... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Pimm's Cup

It's a week later and you're still craving Will and Kate? Welcome to The Pimm's Cup - it's easy, it's delicious, it's about as close to a Royal Wedding nod as this Outblusher can go; because the Brits - they love this concoction! James Pimm,... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Aperol Spritz

Our fearless leader, EB, shared she was making the delightful Aperol Spritz for an upcoming desert camping trip. So, a. we need to find out which desert and meet her there, and b. you need to make these delicious cocktails at home, asap. Aperol is... [More]

 

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Aqua Vitae: Pisco Sour

Raise a glass, as we join our Peruvian friends in celebrating their National Pisco Sour Day. The Pisco Sour is a delicious and controversial drink, as Peru and Chile battle for the rights to call it their own, each claiming they invented the drink. The... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Egg Nog

Before the Christmas tree, before Santa, before a national holiday, this country celebrated the holidays with a little thing... called egg nog! Evidence of egg nog in Colonial America comes to you today courtesy of the Old Farmer's Almanac. And not just any old author,... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: The French 75

The holidays are upon us ladies, and we here at Outblush want you to be the hostess with the mostest this year. We've already hooked you up with the best outfits, decor and music, but let's not forget what gets the party really started... the... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Hot Toddy

Believe it or not, Usher and Jay-Z did not invent the Hot Toddy. They might, however, have reminded us of our love of this delicious cold weather treat! While we have no scientific proof to back this up - we're pretty sure they cure colds... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Chambord

If you've never had the immense pleasure of peering into your liquor cabinet and seeing the beautifully elegant bottle that houses Chambord ($26), you're missing out, kids. Originating in the Chambord region of France, it's been made by Charles Jacquin Et Cie for about 300... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Caipirinha

The national cocktail of Brazil, the Caipirinha, made with Cachaça, is as simple and classic as a cocktail comes. Cachaça, the most commonly distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil, is a sugarcane derivative like rum, but unlike rum, which is made from molasses, this alcohol results... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: White Sangria

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, no doubt you'll be in full grilling, entertaining and drinking mode, and we'd like to arm you with a summer cocktail staple - with a twist, of course. You might have noticed a delightful Art Deco bottle behind the bar... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Cinco de Mayo

Just as St. Patrick's day has nothing to do with green beer, Cinco de Mayo has nothing to do with tequila - like that's ever stopped us! Brief history lesson - The fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Kentucky Derby Edition

Gentleman, start your engines! Oops, wrong race. Since 1938, the Mint Julep has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Over the course of the two-day festivities over 120,000 will be served at Churchill Downs - a feat that requires over 10,000 bottles of... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Assouline's Vintage Cocktails

We're shopping on retro row in preparation for our antique cocktail party coming up, and we'll be all set with the Assouline's Vintage Cocktails ($32) book safely stashed behind our bar. Nix the guessing game, and get the proportions right for the all the simple... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Earth Day Edition

Sipping cocktails and helping the planet may seem like conflicting ideas, until some genius finds a way to do both! In the spirit of Earth Day, Aqua Vitae is dedicated to greenness in oh so many ways. VeeV ($30), The World's First Açaí Spirit®, is... [More]

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Aqua Vitae - Vodka Mojito

This week we have the perfect way to quell that wicked faux summer weather - The Vodka Mojito! Flavored vodka has been THE big thing on the liquor market over the past few years and there seems to be no end in sight. We imagine... [More]

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Aqua Vitae: Aviation

"When alchemists first learned how to distill spirits, they called it aqua vitae, the 'water of life,' and far from considering it the work of the devil, they thought the discovery was divinely inspired." - Gene Logsdon, Good Spirits Welcome to Aqua Vitae - an... [More]