Summer Cocktail Series: Summer Blues

Summer Cocktail Series – Week 6

Last week we had you covered for the 4th of July with red, but this week we’ve gone blue. Specifically, blueberries! So grab some fresh fruit and get to mixing up a delicious drink for the 4th, your guests are sure to love it. Alternatively, you could impress fellow partygoers with this simple recipe at a friend’s place, it’s just that easy.

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You won’t actually have the blues when you’re refreshing with this sweet drink (with just a touch of bite, thanks to the freshly squeezed lemon juice.) Fresh blueberries, white rum, a bit of lemon juice and simple syrup will have you sipping and saying “Ahhhh” in no time at all.

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Straight out of the gates we love this Baccarat Sapphire Mosaique Tumbler. Bright blue and ready for your 4th of July party, this glass is fun for all.

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For a little more of a laid back approach, but still with a great style, we suggest NasonMoretti’s Gigolo Blu Avio Tumbler.

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Finally, this Orrefors Intermezzo Blue Tumbler fits the bill for this cocktail, with a blue bubble accent featured in the base of the glass. A fun way to accent this blueberry drink!

For full instructions on this simple cocktail, head over to FoodAndWine.com. There’s also a few other Independence day indulgences you’re sure to love!

And of course, you can always browse our full stemware collection at MichaelCFina.com.

Summer Cocktail Series: Pom-Berry Bellini

Summer Cocktail Series: Week 5

America’s birthday celebration is almost upon us, so this week we’ve got something a little more patriotic in mind for a cocktail recipe. Represent the red, white, and blue with this festive Pom-Berry Bellini. Become a true bar master when you whip up this impressive recipe for your guests this 4th of July.

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Make it a real party with Baccarat stemware! Of course, everyday is a Baccarat Day, but these Mille Nuits flutes truly make it a celebration. The perfect red, white, and blue additions to your festivities, these elegant and detailed champagne flutes fit the bill.

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A little bit of work for a huge reward in a fun and elegant cocktail, find the full recipe on HGTV.com. Make sure to tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you try this recipe and share it with your friends. We love to see our readers trying out these fun recipes!

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And of course, you can always browse our full stemware collection at MichaelCFina.com.

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Instagram Proposals: June 2015

Nothing makes us happier than seeing a happy couple! That’s why we’re so thrilled when couples share their engagements on Instagram. It’s the perfect place to show the world your love, and the ring!

(PS: If you think your amazing proposal and story belongs in the next edition of this blog, be sure to tag your photo with #MichaelCFina and tag us in the photo @MichaelCFina!)

1. lisaaa___xox‘s fiancé went the romantic candlelit route, and really spelled it out for her!

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2. We’re in love with this hand lettered addition by natasja_cee! A great big story in a tiny Instagram frame.

3. A little bias went into this pick, Space Mountain is my favorite mountain! A little Disney magic is a fun way to show off the ring, good job kdose88.

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4. viv_ianp got a romantic getaway AND a ring! Talk about lucky.

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5. eric_bienvenidos knows that Paris is always a good bet. Can’t go wrong with the Eiffel Tower!

6. Looking out over the water is a beautiful setting for an engagement. We’re sure odeyods agrees!

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7. Some guys go above and beyond, emphasis on above! A romantic ride in the clouds can really set the scene for a perfect engagement, as annaphamxo can attest to.

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8. And finally, engagements aren’t always about grand gestures and big surprises, sometimes simply genuine is the route to choose. Instagram user jen_jenmarie_busterthehusky‘s fiancé turned a camping trip and hike into the most memorable moment! Try to tell us the top of a mountain isn’t romantic, we dare you!

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Summer Cocktail Series: Cucumber Fizz

Summer Cocktail Series: Week 4

We love our sweets, who doesn’t? Of course, we shouldn’t over do the sweets this summer and that’s why we’ve chosen this next summer cocktail this week. Cucumber-Ginger Fizzes, by way of MarthaStewart.com.  This light and bubbly drink is the perfect mix of fresh and fun, not to mention a great way to surprise guests who are expecting something a little bit more traditional.

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Since you’re refreshing your style concerning your bar skills, why not refresh your glassware as well? We’ve picked out a few tumblers that are new and fresh, great for a summer style pick me up.

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The Corinne-American Bar Barrel Tumbler by William Yeoward is classically styled, curves in all the right places and structured lines creating a beautiful silhouette.

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With a name like this, why would you go with anything else? The Perfection Tumbler by Baccarat is just that, perfect. Simple and sweet is often the best fit for any situation.

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Looking for something as new and refreshing as your new summer cocktail? Look no further. The Geo Tumbler by Simon Pearce stands out, a stylish update for any table.

Visit MarthaStewart.com for the full recipe here.
Browse Michael C. Fina’s entire glassware collection here.

Summer Cocktail Series: Peach Punch

Summer Cocktail Series: Week 3

Our Summer Cocktail series continues, this week we venture into sangria territory!

Sure, you could have some beers at your backyard BBQ, but come on, been there, done that, right? You can put a little oomph in your outdoor meal with just a little bit of effort! We found this perfect peach punch recipe that’s just the right amount of refreshment.

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A simple recipe that’s sure to please your guests, this drink pairs thyme and lemon juice with sweet peach puree and agave nectar. In fact, this punch will probably be so popular you’ll want to prepare enough for the whole crowd. Make sure you’ve got all your bases covered and fill a carafe or pitcher for everyone to share! Here’s a few of our picks to get you inspired.

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The Iittala Kartio Carafe keeps the focus on the fun cocktail with clean and simple lines. Its modern shape is just enough to keep things interesting.

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William Yeoward keeps things classic with their Country Pitcher. Make everyone feel at home with soft lines and familiar shapes, not to mention the perfect summer cocktail contained within.

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Of course, if you’re feeling whimsical, Juliska’s there for you. Their Ella Pitcher is just the right balance of form and function, decorative accents adorning the base and handle while sticking to clean lines for the overall shape of the vessel.

Find the full recipe for this summer cocktail click on over to The Food Network.

Of course, if you’re making this summer cocktail for you and your guests, send a picture or note our way! We’d love to see how much of a hit it is at your party this weekend!  Send us a Tweet or tag us on Instagram using @michaelcfina, or feel free to check us out on Facebook and leave us a message there.

Summer Cocktail Series: Kerasi Cocktail

Summer Cocktail Series: Week 2

Our Summer Cocktail series continues on, even though NYC has been treated to some gloomy weather this week. Cheer up with some cherries this summer, sweet and simple.

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This Kerasi cocktail recipe from Delish.com is an easy way to jump right into summer cocktails. The ingredients are simple enough and something everyone will love! This recipe from Philip Pepperdine of Barbounia, New York is sure to be a hit at your next BBQ.

Bubbles and all, this drink requires the right vessel and we’ve got the perfect pairings for flutes to serve it in. Let’s dive right in!

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The Ambassador Champagne Flute by Lobmeyr is as stylish and modern as it gets, and since something this sweet makes an impact in simple lines, a perfect choice for this summer cocktail.

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If you’re looking for something a little less modern, try the Greta American Bar Champagne Flute by William Yeoward. The curves on this flute are classic and soft, with a little accent detail to keep things updated.

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Now for the fun part. This Gigolo Viola Champagne Flute by NasonMoretti is colored and textured, hitting all the notes you like to see when you want to go big or go home. Try mixing and matching colored champagne flutes for maximum impact.

Click here to shop Michael C. Fina’s entire collection of champagne flutes for your favorite bubbly summer cocktail.

Of course, if you’re making this summer cocktail for you and your guests, send a picture or note our way! We’d love to see how much of a hit it is at your party this weekend!  Send us a Tweet or tag us on Instagram using @michaelcfina, or feel free to check us out on Facebook and leave us a message there.

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