The Mixer – Drink of the Day: Woodford Candy Cane

23 12 2009

Christmas is only two days away, but you can warm your heart and satisfy your sweet tooth tonight with this delicious concoction that uses Woodford Reserve Bourbon.

Woodford Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

Continuing with our holiday drink series, the Woodford Candy Cane Hot Chocolate recipe is as follows:

Drink Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Woodford Reserve
  • ½ oz peppermint schnapps
  • 4 oz hot chocolate

Drink Recipe Preparation:

  • Combine ingredients in mug and stir.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and a candy cane.

Holiday Gift Guide for Guys

18 12 2009

The holidays are quickly approaching.  And if you’re still looking for the perfect gift, here’s a few guy-approved products that are guaranteed to please.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS1 Waterproof Camera: For the novice and professional photographers alike, this new camera from Panasonic has some of the best features available on a camera today.  It is the world’s first waterproof, shockproof and dustproof digital camera to also feature AVCHD Lite High Definition (HD) video recording capabilities. And because it is waterproof to a depth of 10 feet, shockproof from falls up to 5 feet, and dustproof, you can feel confident taking this on your next cruise or camping trip. The LUMIX DMC-TS1 is available in silver, green and orange.
Retail Price: $399.95,

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS1 Digital Camera

Soho HD Camcorder, Luxe Collection: The Soho 720p HD Camcorder, part of the new Luxe Collection from DXG, combines high-definition technology and style in one camcorder that is hip, hot and haute. The Soho 720p HD Camcorder comes in a blue argyle design that is inspired by the latest trend in fashion.  The Soho 720p HD Camcorder records real 720p high-definition video, and captures still pictures up to 8MP image resolution.  So whether you’re on the runway, or sitting around the fireplace with family and friends, you’ll be able to capture all your holiday memories.
Retail Price: $149.99,

Soho HD Camcorder

CLEAR HARMONY™ Noise Canceling Headphones from AblePlanet: If you or someone on your list love to jam out to music as if no one else is around to watch as you mouth the words to your favorite GLEE songs, these are the must-have headphones.  Featuring award-winning patented LINX AUDIO® technology for the best sound quality, you’ll hear every detail in your favorite songs and movies.  And when you want to block out even more noise – these are perfect for your flight home to see the folks – simply flip on the headphone switch to cancel out virtually all other noise around you.
Retail Price: $299,

CLEAR HARMONY Noise Canceling Headphones

Jawbone Prime Earcandy Edition: If a new cell phone is on your wish list this year, so should this chic bluetooth headset.  Available in an array of candy colors, the Jawbone Prime Earcandy Edition features NoiseAssassin® to reduce background noise, as well as an industry-first digital wind filter, meaning you can say goodbye to conversations that make it sound like you’re in the middle of a blizzard; even if you are.  Bonus features allow the user to customize the fit and connect two phones simultaneously.
Retail Price: $129,

Jawbone Prime Earcandy Edition

191 Unlimited Apparel: Whether you dress them up with slacks or opt for jeans for a more casual look, the collection of solid, woven and flannel shirts from 191 Unlimited are perfect for any occasion from a casual dinner with friends to a big holiday bash at the office.  And for all orders placed between now and midnight on December 22nd, 191 Unlimited is offering a 40% discount and complimentary overnight shipping when you use the promo code “holiday”.    Retail Price: $89,

191 Unlimited Bottle Rocket Shirt

Every Man Jack Holiday Shave Kit: If the economy has you feeling less like Santa and more like Scrooge, turn that scowl into a smile with this budget- and eco-friendly gift set from Every Man Jack.  Featuring a massive collection of full-size products – Face Wash, Shave Gel, Face Lotion, Bonus SPF 15 Face Lotion and Lip Balm SPF 15 – the kit is value priced at just $10 to ensure that every guy on your shopping list is covered, especially when it comes to getting a great shave and smooth skin for all their holiday festivities.
Retail Price: $10,

Every Man Jack Holiday Shave Kit

GAGE FOR MEN® Responsible Style™ Gift Box: This handsomely packaged gift box, brand new for the holidays, features GAGE FOR MEN® Hydrating Hair & Body wash, GAGE FOR MEN® Daily Conditioner, as well as the GAGE FOR MEN® Shampoo Brush, which offers a unique experience by deep cleansing and exfoliating the hair and scalp.
Special Holiday Price: $19.95, Call 1-866-B-BRIGHT to order,

GAGE FOR MEN Responsible Style Gift Box

Diesel Only The Brave Limited-Edition Bunka Bottle: Diesel has teamed up with Bunka – the visionary artist behind some of the most coveted designer toys developed by Artoyz – to produce the limited-edition bottle for Diesel’s iconic Only The Brave fragrance.  The graffiti-inspired explosion of color is inked with words describing the power and courage of the fragrance, in a chaotic, vivid expression of what it means to be brave.
Retail Price: $65,

Diesel Only The Brave Limited-Edition Bunka Bottle

Disclaimer: The brands listed above provided samples in exchange for editorial review.

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

12 02 2009

Your special someone has been dropping hints for the past week, but you – being like most guys – have waited until the last minute to pick up a Valentine’s Day gift.  Unless you want to end the night alone, I suggest you run out today, or head online to pick out a few essentials.  Here are some suggestions that are guaranteed to put a smile on her face.

godiva_chocolate_valentines-dayExclusively for Valentine’s Day, Godiva has partnered with renowned pastry chef Norman Love to create the G Hearts Collection.  Including limited-edition flavors like Apple Pie, Bananas Foster, Lemon Drop and Caramel Macchiato, each piece conjures sweet memories and will help lead to a sweet ending.  15 pieces will cost you $50.00.

sweet_fur_you_magnificent_monkeyFor some reason, women love teddy bears; I find them a little creepy.  If you want to “monkey around” in the sack, stop by your local Build-A-Bear first to make your sweetheart a Sweet Fur You Magnificent Monkey.  Sporting a tux with box of chocolates in hand, this cuddable creature can be stuffed with musical sounds or accessorized with a Rose Bouquet and an I Love You Message Hugger™ Pillow.  All this for just $44.00 (additional for sounds and accessories).

martha_stewart_petite_valentines_dayNo Valentine’s Day is complete without some flowers; women go crazy for this stuff.  Long stem roses are a classic staple, but it seems like a bit of a waste to spend hundreds of dollars when the economy is going down the drain (correction; already there).  Leave it to Martha Stewart to create an affordable option with her Petite Valentine’s Bouquet from  Placed in a Silver Julep Cup, the mixed arrangement of red roses, red Gerbera daisies and red tulips is value priced at $49.95.  You may even score extra points for coming up with something different this year.

booty_parlor_turn_me_on_vibrating_pantiesChocolates.  Stuffed Animals.  Flowers.  With all these gifts for her, what’s in it for you?  What about some lingerie?  Only this year, try something a little more interactive.  I’m “buzzed” about the new Turn Me On Vibrating Panties from Booty Parlor.  The lace panties come with a vibrating bullet that tucks away in the secret compartment.  The best part is that it comes with a wireless remote so you can turn her on with the touch of a button, even if you’re across the room.  These will set you back $99.00, but I think you and your girl will agree that it’s money well spent.

Photo Sources:


Martha Stewart Petite Valentine’s Bouquet

Turn Me On Vibrating Panties