Cocktails and Barware

Photographers Cyndi & Laura certainly know how to mix up some serious craft cocktails in our Global Views barware. They were kind enough to share their recipes so we can serve our friends and family with style. When a drink is visually pleasing, it is sure to taste even better.

blackberry mule craft cocktail

blackberry mule craft cocktail

Barbara Barry Solstice Glassware- midnight blue

Blackberry Mule

Ingredients (serves 8):

* 1/2 pint fresh blackberries

* 1/2 bunch (1.5 oz) fresh mint

* 1 1/2 cups vodka

* 8 limes, juiced (about 1 cup)

* 2 (16.9 oz) bottles Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Preparation:

* 1 Muddle blackberries and mint in a large container

* 2 Mix in vodka and lime juice

* 3 Add ginger beer and gently stir

* 4 Serve over ice, garnish with blackberry and mint sprig

Photo Credit: CLstudios.com

PineappleJalepeno

Double Old a Fashion 2 Band Drinking Glasses, boxed leather tool set.

Pineapple Jalapeño Rum

Ingredients (1 serving):

* 3ozrum

* 3 oz pineapple juice

* 1 oz fresh lime juice

* 2 slices fresh jalapeño

* 1 slice pineapple

* 1 lime wedge

* sriracha/chili salt

Preparation:

* 1 Run a wedge of lime around the glass rim and then dip rim in salt

* 2 In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, muddle one jalapeño slice and pineapple

* 3 Add rum, lime juice and pineapple juice

* 4 Shake well, pour over ice

* 5 Garnish with one thin slice of jalapeño

Photo Credit: CLstudios.com

detail of bourbon apple pie craft cocktail

detail of bourbon apple pie craft cocktail

Malachite flute and decanter, Linked Mirror Tray

Bourbon Apple Pie

Ingredients (1 serving):

* 1 1/2 oz bourbon

* 1 tsp minced ginger

* 1 1/2 oz. apple juice

* topped with Fever Tree Ginger Beer

* 1 apple slice (use a mandolin slicer for thinner slices)

* ground cinnamon

Preparation:

* 1 In a glass with ice, stir bourbon, ginger and apple juice

* 2 Top with ginger beer

* 3 Garnish with apple slice, dusted with cinnamon

Photo Credit: CLstudios.com

blueberry basil margarita craft cocktail

blueberry basil margarita craft cocktail

Honeycomb Ice Bucket & Double Old Fashion Glasses

Blueberry Basil Margarita

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 2 oz tequila

* 1 oz agave

* 5 blueberries, plus garnish

* 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice

* 2 basil leaves, plus garnish

Preparation:

* 1 In a shaker filled with ice, muddle blueberries, lime juice and basil leaves

* 2 Add tequila and agave, shake well

* 3 Pour over ice and garnish with blueberries and basil

Photo Credit: CLstudios.com

A GUIDE TO HOLIDAY GIFTING (Part II)

With only a little more than a week to wrap up that Christmas shopping list, we figured we’d offer a little last-minute inspiration with another fabulous gift guide! This one’s for all of those décor-savvy folks on your list… the self-proclaimed decorista, the friend who changes his living room layout seemingly once every other month, the sister who reupholsters her dining room chairs twice a year. We’re all familiar with the type. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that this particular gift guide will inspire a personal wish list for many of us!

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1. Luxe Gold Leaf Boxes – Studio A

2. Urchins – DwellStudio by Global Views

3. Candlesticks

– Studio A

4. Ginkgo Leaf Objet – Global Views

5. Chrysanthemum T-Lite Holders – Global Views

6. Triangle Stripe Box – DwellStudio by Global Views

7. Tubular Burst Sculpture – DwellStudio by Global Views

P.S. You can always search for a local retailer by using our handy-dandy store locator!

A GUIDE TO HOLIDAY GIFTING (Part I)

Christmas is just two short weeks away, people… it’s time to do some shopping! We’ve made it easy for you this year with a series of no-fail gift guides full of fabulous Global Views and Studio A finds. A good guest never arrives empty handed!

GIFT GUIDE 1

1. Lab Martini Pitcher – Studio A

2. Gemstone T-Lite/Bud Vase – Global Views

3. Quatrefoil Footed Compote – Studio A

4. Malachite Champagne Flutes – DwellStudio by Global Views

5. One Legged Bowls – Global Views

6. Script Oval Trayif a girl takes viagra what happens Global Views

7. Ocean/Moonscape Jar Candles – Studio A

P.S. You can always search for a local retailer by using our handy-dandy store locator!

HAVE A JOLLY OLD SAINT NICHOLAS DAY!

Although Christmas festivities are still a few weeks away for those of us here in the states, the celebration is already well underway in Poland! Today is St. Nicholas Day, the day many European countries celebrate the holly jolly saint with a reputation for bringing gifts. photo 1 Mikolaj (a.k.a. Santa Claus) was certainly good to our product development team this year! An abundance of gifts was waiting for the team at the Polish art glass factory this morning. photo 2 So very grateful for the kindness and hospitality of our partners in Poland. It may only be the 6th of December, but it’s never too early to get into the spirit of giving! What are you most excited about giving this year?

LAST MINUTE, BUT NOT TOO LATE! (3 Simple Ways To Dress Your Holiday Table)

Thanksgiving is upon us! Tomorrow we all gather with family and friends for one of the biggest feasts of the year… and we can hardly wait! However, for those of you playing host or hostess this year, the stress and anxiety of impending festivities may have you feeling a little less than enthusiastic. Don’t fret! Here are a few simple ways to bring some last-minute holiday cheer to your table. Time may be running out, but these little additions only take minutes and are sure to get you back in the spirit! Dress Your Holiday Table with Global Views and Studio A 1. Floral – Everyone knows that having something fresh and floral on the table can instantly brighten up a meal. Of course, this doesn’t mean you need elaborate centerpieces or professional arrangements. A simple grocery store bouquet goes a long way when broken up into smaller vases. You can even go out into the yard and clip some rosemary or beautiful fall foliage. Global Views for DwellStudio Sea Star Vase in Matte White 2. Candles – The simplest way to create a warm atmosphere for your holiday gathering? Light a candle! Luckily, many of us already have a votive or two sitting around the house. If not, simply add them to your last-minute grocery list. Eating by candlelight, even during the middle of the day, always feels like a special occasion. Studio A Whaleback Luminary 3. Found Objects – Need a conversation starter? Wanting to add a personalized touch to your place settings? This can be accomplished with just a little creativity and resourcefulness. Just about any small, natural object (or fabulous Global Views or Studio A accessory!) can be turned into a unique place holder. Pine cones, pumpkins… even acorns! Simply add a little shot of floral, a pretty ribbon, or a handwritten note.Tomorrow may be all about the turkey and cranberry sauce, but these little details can really make it special. Wishing you the happiest Thanksgiving! Get the look… Floral: Bronze Nugget Bud Vase, Antique Gold Sea Star Vase, White Sea Star Vase Candles: White Artichoke T-Lite, Small Whaleback Luminary Found Objects: White Artichoke, Pair of Metal Peacocks, Small Twig Ball