Summer Cocktail Series – Bourbon Slush

Summer Cocktail Series – Week 10

It’s August! We’re truly in the dog days of summer now and we’ve found just the cure. This Bourbon Slush takes the traditional and makes it fun. Sweet tea, lemonade, and bourbon come together in frozen form to cool you off on the sunniest of days.

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While the preparation for this cool concoction takes a little bit of time, the refreshment is worth the work. Just make sure you’ve got this one prepped and ready before the party starts this weekend.

When the time comes to serve this frozen drink, Michael C. Fina has a few recommendations for glassware.

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Baccarat brings an inimitable element of class and style to the table with their Harcourt collection. The Harcourt Double Old Fashioned is no exception with graceful curves and a refined design.

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If you’re looking for something a little more modern, try Iittala’s Aarne Double Old Fashioned. It’s thick base and flared shape give stark style a fashionable update.

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Of course, the classics are always a necessity. The Ralph Lauren Brogan Double Old Fashioned has the classic look perfected, and no one can tell us otherwise.

For the full details on this sweet and bold drink, head over to FoodNetwork.com, try your hand at this recipe, and make sure you send us your delicious results on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (just use #MichaelCFina in your posts!)

Summer Cocktail Series – Zen Green Tea Sangria

Summer Cocktail Series – Week 9

July is almost at an end (can you believe it?) and we’re trying to slow down the summer as much as we can with a sweet and unique sangria. The best way to make things interesting is to do the unexpected, and that’s exactly what Kerry Simon did with this Zen Green Tea Sangria.

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This Asian-style sangria is sure to refresh your palate and surprise you in a fun way. Of course, if green tea vodka isn’t really your cup of tea, you can switch it out for a plain or citrus flavored vodka. All’s well that ends well, right?

We’re pairing this drink up with one of our favorite collections, Corinne – American Bar by William Yeoward. A classic look that everyone can agree on.

Sangria - Summer Cocktails - Michael C. FinaFirst up, serving. William Yeoward’s Corinne Jug is sturdy but stylish, perfect for this lighthearted cocktail chock full of fruit.

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The Corinne Tumbler stands out in this collection, featuring a rounded base, but keeping with the overall style of the glassware collection.

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For a bit of flair, turn to the Corinne Tall Cocktail Tumbler. The tall, thin glass gives your drink a touch of heightened style. Plus, you can always pair the two tumblers. Their opposing shapes contrast while the linear styling of the collection pulls it all together.

For the full details on this fun sangria head over to Delish.com, try your hand at this recipe, and make sure you send us your delicious results on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (just use #MichaelCFina in your posts!)

2015 Summer Tableware – Top Picks

If our previous picks weren’t really your style, don’t worry, we’re back for more. Blues can’t get you down when they’re meant for summer. Whether they remind you of skies (day or night!), seas, or even summer flowers,  we’ve coordinated a perfect assortment of blues that will make you grin.

Seychelles Sea Blue by Phillippe Deshoulieres

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Phillippe Deshoulieres’ Seychelles collection is tranquil and cool, transporting you poolside where ever you may be. Its shagreen inspired pattern is as elegant and indulgent as the tropical islands it is named for.

View the collection here.

Blue Fluted by Royal Copenhagen

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Royal Copenhagen’s Blue Fluted reminds us of a clear sky at night. Summer is perfect for parties at all times of day and when your table mimics the blue of the night sky as you sit underneath it enjoying a meal with family and friends, well it just doesn’t get much more lovely than that.

View the collection here.

Jardin De Louise by Robert Haviland

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Robert Haviland’s Jardin De Louise is a wonderful stroll through a garden on a summer day, blue and green playfully linked with a hint of golden sun to brighten up your table.

View the collection here.

If you missed it, take a look at our last installment of our favorite Summer Tableware collections.

Summer Cocktail Series: Passion Fruit Hurricane

Summer Cocktail Series – Week 7

It wouldn’t be summer without a hurricane, right?  Food Network shared this simple and sweet recipe for a brilliant Passion Fruit Hurricane, but don’t worry, it’s still got plenty of kick!

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Here’s a few of our picks to get your party started in style this weekend.

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Juliska’s Colette Delft Blue Goblet is whimsical and fun, a bright color to pique some interest in your party.

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The Lenox Tuscany Classic Collection is the perfect everyday set, yet versatile enough to show off when company comes around (and these drinks are flying faster than you can whip them up!)

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Where should you look for style that’s a little bit out of this world? Schott Zwiesel presents the Tritan Collection. Modern with the just the right touch of classic curves make it an obvious choice.

For the full details on this cool cocktail head over to FoodNetwork.com and make sure you send us your delicious results on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (just use #MichaelCFina in your posts!)

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

2015 Summer Tableware – Top Picks

Summer is the perfect time to change up your style, especially when it comes to tableware. Michael C. Fina has the most comprehensive collection of fine tableware on the East Coast and we’ve curated a selection of the most stylish summer looks for any taste.

Hollywood by Haviland

summer tableware - michael c. finaHaviland’s Hollywood is for the style savvy. Designed by multi-award-winning interior designer Maryn Lawrence Bullard, the collection is an elegant combination of inspiration from the geometric shapes of the 1960s and 70s and  the tribal patterns of African and Samoan tribes.

View the collection here.

Emerald by Vista Alegre

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Vista Alegre took Art Deco and turned it on it’s head with the rich combination of the dark green hue and it’s golden counterpart in their Emerald collection. The opulence of this collection is apparent but not to excess, elegantly stated in shapes true to the era.

View the collection here.

Voyage en Ikat by Hermès

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Designed by Damian O’Sullivan and Benoît-Pierre Emery, the iconic Voyage en Ikat collection by Hermès is vibrant and exciting, inspired by the exceptional weaving and dyeing technique originating in Asia. 24-carat matte gold accents bring the bold color graphics to the next level, creating a truly unique design.

View the collection here.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Next week we’ll introduce three more collections  in our Summer Tableware feature series.

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.

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