Dee BrunAward Winning Author, Libations of Life, A Girls Guide to Life One Cocktail at a Time. Resident Cocktail’ista on The Steven and Chris show on CBC. Home entertaining columnist Toronto Star & Yourhome.ca. Cocktail Chef & Stylist, Menu Development, Home Entertaining Guru, writer, humorist, wife, mother of 4, TV Junkie, shoe-aholic, boarder line George Clooney stalker..hmm what else...I am old enough to remember making “Mixed Tapes” from the radio...My fave vacation spot is anywhere with a beach bar...and when I grow up I want to be Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City and marry George Clooney...IT COULD HAPPEN!
Need a Signature Cocktail or Hostest with the Most’est for your event? Then I am your Cocktail’ista…Contact me with the deets…have shaker will travel!
I Talk…a lot…and some say I am very good at it…Have a Talkie?? Need a Talker?? I’m your Girl…especially if their are Drinkies after all the Blah Blah Blah
I am my Brand & work with so many Amazing ones…Have a Brand that needs a Slightly wrinkled face? Brand need a Make Over? Let’s Chat…I am ALL about Brand(y)ing !
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STUFF Here is where you will find FAB Recipes, Videas, Links and all around general FUN STUFF... Clink around...Cheers
10 ounces Vodka
4 ounces Triple Sec
5 ounces Raspberry Liqueur or syrup
1 L Cranberry/Blueberry Juice
1 L White Grape Juice
1 small tin pineapple juice
Fave Fresh Fruit
Make this fun punch up well before hand to save time. Add orange slices and fresh blueberries to the bowl. Be sure to have lots of ice for your guests and enjoy.
3 Low Cal Faves…
Drink Yourself Pretty!
Making Beer Sexy
Kitchen Sink Martini…
Cucumber Raspberry Mojito…
Cotton Candy Martini
Smokin Wasabi Caesar…
My Favourite Wines
My Fave Wine…
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Banrock Station, Unwooded Chardonnay, 2011
Astrolabe, Sauvingnon Blanc , Marlborough, New Zealnad
Santa Margherita- Pinot Grigio,
Jean Bousquet- Organic Malbec Argentina
RUFFINO- Riserva Ducale – Italian Chianti
Rosemount Diamond , Shiraz, Australia
Ravens Wood, Zinfandel, California
Terra Noble, Carmenere, Chile (like drinking velvet)
Pink- by Yellowglen
What She Said...
One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to stock up on all the latest magazines for my flight. I love flipping through the pages and seeing all the latest fashion and design trends or reading the latest celebrity interview. However there is a HUGE downside to this love of mags… They are heavy and expensive…
I would easily drop over 20$ on 3 or 4 magazines and they would make my carry on bag not so ‘carry’ friendly.
This is where my NEW FAVOURITE thing comes in…
Our signature cocktail receives a maritime makeover; lightly spritzed with an oyster shell infused ‘sea spray’ essence, the GREY GOOSE Martini De La Mer invokes aromas of the open sea and is beautifully garnished with mirco-shiso, amaranth and capers.
2 parts GREY GOOSE vodka
2 spritzes of ‘Sea Spray Essence’ (Noilly Prat dry vermouth infused with oyster shells and a touch of fleur de sel)
A futuristic cocktail, the Cosmonaut is a refined and elegant blend of GREY GOOSE La Poire, ginger liqueur, fresh lime and cardamom bitters built over ‘planetary’ ice-spheres. Inspired by the sleek stylisation of the film, the space-candy rolled grape adds some playful glamour.
2 parts GREY GOOSE Le Poire
1 part fresh lime juice
3⁄4 parts ginger liqueur
1 dash cardamom bitters
Method: Build over a large ice sphere in a spherical rocks glass. Garnish with space-candy dusted grape.
A sophisticated twist on the most popular drink of the 60s, the Harvey Wallbanger, this downtown classic is a unique blend of GREY GOOSE L’Orange, seasonal blood orange juice and liqueur, with a slight drizzle of aged balsamic to give a intriguing gritty bite.
1 part GREY GOOSE L’Orange
2 parts freshly squeezed blood orange juice
1 bar spoon orange flavour cognac liqueur
1 drizzle of aged balsamic
Method: Build the Grey Goose L’Orange and blood orange juice, then float the liqueurs on top. Garnish with a slice of blood orange and a drizzle of aged balsamic.
GREY GOOSE LE FIZZ
GREY GOOSE signature celebratory cocktail for all occasions.
Already an Awards Season favourite, the sparklingly elegant GREY GOOSE Le Fizz is the perfect cocktail for raising a toast to the world’s best in film.
1 1⁄2 parts GREY GOOSE vodka
1 part ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur
3⁄4 parts fresh lime juice
2 parts chilled soda
Method: Pour all ingredients except soda water into a cocktail shaker. Shake briefly over ice and double strain into a chilled flute. Top with soda water. Garnish with a stirrer.
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I was on stage at the GTA Home Show this weekend and was mixing my way out of the winter blues…
It is time to THINK SPRING!!! or as I like to say…..DRINK SPRING!!!
It is no secret I love a good deal..and I also love way to re-purpose and re-use items..
I am all for a little upcycling DIY…
When you don’t have to buy new why would you? It’s a win for your pocket book and a win for our planet.
This is why I love Minitrade a new website designed for parents that sells new and once loved brands for up to 70% off retail…
I wish this site was around last year when I was doing My Familes Stuff Diet…
The inspiration for Minitrade.ca came from ‘Mompreneur’ Isabelle Doucet, who, like many parents, didn’t want to sacrifice quality or style when dressing her own quickly-growing little ones.
It’s a great place to find all the extra things you need that your kids lose at school or get worn so quickly.
There is never an Off Season
on Minitrade. You can find all your summer clothes for vacation during the winter and save money doing it.
If your New Years resolution is to save money and get organized…You can do them both with this site.
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o Fill it with clean items to ‘sell’ (ensure these items meet the strict quality control criteria)
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Just leave me a comment below telling me how you up cycle or plan to up cycle this year. Be sure that you are signed in so I can reply back if you win. That means no Anonymous comments will qualify….Winner will be picked by Random.org. Canadian residents only. Contest Closes Saturday February 8 2014 at Midnight.
*** I received nothing for doing this post…I just really like the whole idea of this…Cheers ***
I LUV me some Bubbles…Morning, Afternoon or Evening, there is always time for bubbles.
One of the most common questions I get asked, aside from what George Clooney is like as a husband…
Is what is the difference between, Prosecco, Sparkling Wine and Champagne…and it short…the answer is…LOTS!
Let’s break down the Bubbles…