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Summer Cocktail Series – Blackberry Dusk Flip

Summer berries are always bountiful and begging to be used in anything we make. Blackberries are one of our favorites and this Dusk Flip featured on FoodAndWine.com is perfect for sharing the blackberry love.

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This creamy cocktail is the perfect substitution for a heavy dessert. Make sure you’ve got a glass big enough to handle it with a heavy base, here are a few of our favorites.

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William Yeoward’s Fanny Collection features a goblet with a heavy sculptured stem, perfectly sized for a drink like this.

Summer Cocktails - Blackberry Dusk Flip

The Eleanor Collection by William Yeoward goblet also has a heavy base, but adds a little style up top with a bit of classic textured details.

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And then there’s just cutting out the middle man altogether. The Barre Goblet by Simon Pearce features a wide base and tall glass for a steady and solid look.

FoodAndWine.com has the full recipe for this seasonal scotch recipe on their site. If you test out this drink, make sure you send us photos of your delicious results on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (just tag us and use #MichaelCFina in your posts!)

Summer Cocktail Series – Frosty Lemon Martini

September may have arrived, but that doesn’t mean summer is over just yet. We’re still looking out for you by sharing fantastic cocktails to help you celebrate the season of summer.

First up in September we’ve got a Frosty Lemon Martini. Tart and cool, it’s sure to keep you going at the end of a long summer day.

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As always, we’ve got your style covered, too. Take a look at our picks to serve these concoctions.

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If you’re not as handy with a lemon rind, let your glassware take care of the pizzazz. Simon Pearce’s Stratton Martini glass features a unique stem containing a beautiful detail.

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Looking for a bit more of a modern style? Moser’s stemless Pebble Martini glass is an amazing combination of refined and rugged with a cut base that gives it a wonderful textured accent.

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Finally, with style and history, these vintage sterling silver martini from Michael C. Fina’s Vintage Silver collection show off your discerning taste.

MyRecipes.com has the full recipe for this seasonal scotch recipe on their site. If you test out this drink, make sure you send us photos of your delicious results on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (just tag us and use #MichaelCFina in your posts!)

Summer Cocktail Series – Donal Brophy’s Lonely Planet

As summer is on its last legs, we begin to round out our Summer Cocktail Series with a few final mixes. Today we’re featuring the Lonely Planet, created by Donal Brophy, former Co-Owner and Bartender at Mary Queen of Scots in New York City.

Inspired by the approach of fall, Brophy created this drink in aspiration of capturing the late summer mornings where you can feel the beginnings of autumn. Although it’s not your basic cocktail, we think it’s worth a shot to try your hand at it.

A drink like this calls for a worthy goblet. Here are three picks from us to give you a little inspiration.

You can’t go wrong with the Harcourt collection by Baccarat. Its goblet is the perfect balance of beautifully cut crystal and stunningly structured design.

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William Yeoward’s Calypso Goblet is fun twist on what would otherwise be a standard style. The swirling lines surround this glass creating shapes as it turns.

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The Lady Hamilton Goblet by Moser seems as though it were made just for royalty. A style reminiscent of the times of dynasties and palaces, the gold rim adds a fitting touch to this regal collection.

Esquire.com has the full recipe for this seasonal scotch recipe on their site. If you test out this drink, make sure you send us photos of your delicious results on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (just tag us and use #MichaelCFina in your posts!)

Out Of The Ordinary Gift Giving

When it comes to gift giving, sometimes you need to stand out from the crowd. Of course, you’re not trying to one up anyone, just trying to inject a little fun into someone’s life. Whether its a birthday, wedding, graduation, or a even a widely celebrated holiday, everyone needs to smile every once in a while. Why not be the one to put a smile on someone’s face with a quirky gift that they’re sure to love?

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For the bold and brash, we’ve got the “Do Not Disturb” Door Hangers by B. Home Interiors. These luxe accessories are solid and tasteful, in pops of colors like red, yellow, and royal blue. Buying these for yourself is one thing, but the act of making them a gift definitely says something unique!Michael C. Fina Gifts
If the you’re looking for a gift for a business minded individual, try this Jac Zagoory Designs Bear Staple Remover. We think it says “fun, but tough.” Let them show their lighter side while still letting everyone else know who’s boss!
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For those who can let their guard down, take the fun up a couple of notches! This Brass and Marble Tic Tac Toe set by Jonathan Adler is the most stylish version of the game that we’ve ever encountered, the perfect addition to any office or parlor. Who knows, maybe they could even put it in the library, everyone needs a reading break sometimes.

For more great gift ideas, take a look at our selection here.

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.