Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up :: The Tequila Rose

Some of the best parties and projects we’ve worked on at Camille Styles have been fiestas — we just love this traditional concept for colorful outdoor parties! This year, we wanted to give our favorite theme a new twist with a drink that incorporated tequila, but wasn’t a traditional margarita. With a little help from… read more

Bottoms Up :: Lavender Lillet Cocktail

Even if you’re not the one hosting Easter brunch, you could definitely win points for “best guest of the year” by offering to bring a refreshing cocktail that kicks off the festivities. Sure, you could supply OJ and bubbly for mimosas without complaints… or you could really wow ‘em by bringing just a few ingredients to whip up these… read more

Bottoms Up :: Sunshine Smoothie

Last week, I returned from the ultimate getaway to Cabo San Lucas with girlfriends and sunshine galore. And let’s be real: I’m still in denial that reality has recommenced. Back in the Camille Styles office, I’m  attempting to infuse vacation (or staycation) mode into the air with this fruity sip that takes me back to… read more

Bottoms Up :: Tepache Cocktail from Qui

For a month devoted to hometown love, what could be more worthwhile than sussing out the recipe behind the cocktail recently crowned the “official drink of Austin“? Every year, our city’s best mixologists go head-to-head in a fierce battle behind the bar, and only one comes out on top. We asked our friends at Qui… read more

Bottoms Up :: Latte with Bailey’s and Orange

There’s a firm dividing line in the Camille Styles office between coffee drinkers, and non-coffee drinkers. We caffeine addicts huddle around the Nespresso first thing in the morning and again after lunch, and dodge one another as we dart to grab mugs, spoons, milk and sugar… all for that first, hot sip. As an ode… read more

Bottoms Up :: Super Bowl Shandies

The most unprecedented rivalry between the Broncos and Seahawks is going down this Sunday evening, so a celebration is clearly in order. And whether or not you’re a team groupie, it’s evident that after 30 seconds into the first quarter, football fans ultimately value a cold beer over game stats. A shandy provides the perfect balance… read more

Bottoms Up :: Blueberry & Ginger Smoothie

You should probably know that as I type this, my lips are smurf-blue… and it has nothing to do with the wintry temps outside and everything to do with the very tall glass of this blueberry & ginger smoothie I just downed. I’ve been doing my own modified (i.e. less hardcore) version of a detox… read more

Bottoms Up :: Citrus-Honey Hot Toddy

‘Tis the season for cozy drinks that warm chilly hands just in from the cold… and warm insides with a toasty shot of bourbon that’s guaranteed to get the festivities started. It was only recently that I tasted my first hot toddy, and I couldn’t believe that it combined the comforting flavors of my daily… read more

Bottoms Up :: Black Licorice Delight

If you know me at all, (or if you’ve read my “Essentials”) you know that I have a penchant for black. So when I sat down to brainstorm a fun Halloween cocktail, I was overcome by an onset of inspiration from Lord Licorice himself to create a drink that’s dark and sinister… Hence: the Black… read more

Bottoms Up :: Spiked Ginger-Apple Juice

You guys, my ginger addiction is getting serious (exhibit a and exhibit b… see what I mean?) And now that autumn has arrived, fresh ginger’s sweet-spicy kick is such a perfect complement to what’s in season that I find myself adding a grating of it to everything from pumpkin bread to oatmeal to Asian-inflected marinades.… read more