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Friday
Mar092012

recipe: lucky leprechaun

3 oz lemonade, or sour mix
1-1/2 oz vodka
1 oz limoncello
1/2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 tsp simple syrup
a squeeze of a lemon
a drop of green Crème de Menthe
garnish with good luck

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2. Shake until it’s so cold you can’t hold onto the shaker—when it gets frosty on the outside.
3. Strain into a martini glass and garnish—with a four-leaf clover if you’ve got one.

Friday
Dec302011

happy new year!

Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year, from all of us at CB2.

Friday
Dec092011

how to: set four unique tables

For a bright brunch, focus on cheerful colors and personalized elements. Wrapping paper makes a low-cost, high impact table cover and a travel mug doubles as a placecard. Live greens, sliced branches, and organic shapes recreate a natural habitat. Small plants can be less expensive than a fresh flower centerpiece while lasting longer—and push the envelope with eco wood bath mats as the table cover. Mix different styles, textures and period references to add interest. The labra candleholder is perfect to set the tone of this modern baroque table—especially when contrasted with angular white porcelain plates and a rich red bouquet. Mix different shapes, materials and finishes in shades of grey. It creates an urban, sophisticated look and becomes the ultimate blank canvas which can accommodate a variety of layers for a unique setting.

Thanks to stylist and photographer Bobbi Lin for setting these four tables featured at cb2.com/idea central.

Wednesday
Dec072011

watch: gifts for the host

Tuesday
Jun282011

recipe: orange sparkle punch

6 C chilled orange juice
2 C vodka
1 C sparkling soda
2 tblsp sugar
2 tblsp Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
ice cubes
2 oranges, thinly sliced