All posts tagged: cocktails

Holiday Cocktail Recipes by a World Champion Bartender

Photo by ETSchindler Photography Last week, we celebrated the exciting launch of Crafthouse by Fortessa, the new line of modern barware made in collaboration with World Champion Bartender, Charles Joly! For the gift that keeps on giving, Charles concocted two custom holiday cocktail creations for you to try at home. He also included the barware to go with it, so go on and give it whirl. Let us know how it goes! Custom Cocktail Recipes by Charles Joly You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Jigger, Bar Spoon, Julep Strainer, Coupe Cocktail Glass, and Ice Bucket with Ice Scoop. Prep: Pour prosecco into coupe cocktail Read More

Everything Barware

From Happy Hour to Party Time to Sunday Funday one thing’s for sure – your home needs to be stocked with all the barware essentials. Now that it’s officially time to graduate from red cups, our barware guide has everything you need for a necessary upgrade and a stellar soirée. What is it? Barware consists of everything you could need to serve alcohol to yourself and your guests. Wine glasses, mugs, shot glasses, champagne flutes all fall under this category. Do I need this? Yes! It’s time to retire your party cups and upgrade to glass barware. How many do I need? This Read More

Friday Faves

It’s almost the weekend! To make this day sail by a little faster, we’re bringing you inspiration for all parts of your life. From delicious pina coladas to delicate flower crowns, we’ve rounded up our favorite things from the blogosphere this week for your viewing pleasure. Happy Friday! Outdoor Chandeliers  We loved the lighting at this outdoor summer wedding in Santa Barbara. This couple decorated a patio with string lights and added a touch of timeless elegance with these chandeliers. Frozen Pina Coladas  There’s really something special about pina coladas in the summer. The perfect island drink can be brought straight Read More

Seasonal Sips: Springtime Cocktails

It’s spring and that means one thing – time to play outside! There’s nowhere we’d rather be right now than soaking up some rays at a rooftop bar or lounging on a restaurant patio. But for those nights when staying in is way more appealing, try concocting one of these seasonal beverages and embrace the taste of spring. Just be sure to take it outside (hey, a fire escape counts!). Blueberry Mojitos The combination of tart berries and cooling mint is unbelievably refreshing. Try serving up these Blueberry Mojitos to your girlfriends in the Billy Cotton Water Goblets so that the pink color really Read More

Our Favorite Spicy Drinks

Sometimes the best way to cool down is to heat up with a spicy cocktail. Here at Zola, we love putting a new spin on classic drinks so we put together a list of our favorites for you to try yourself. If you’re feeling adventurous, these flavorful cocktails are anything but boring and will leave your tastebuds dancing! Spice up your next garden party or bartend your next date night with one of these exotic recipes. Just remember, when it comes to these hot drinks, a little spice can go a long way. Try building the flavor by adding a little spice at a time until you Read More

Friday Faves

TGIF. Kick off your weekend early by perusing with this week’s edition of Friday Faves. We’ve picked our favorite wedding and lifestyle posts from the blogosphere to inspire your special day and your many days of newlywed life together thereafter. Sophie Hunter’s Wedding Gown Even though Sophie Hunter & Benedict Cumberbatch got married back in February (yes, on Valentine’s Day), we’ve been waiting to catch a glimpse of her Valentino dress until now, and boy is it stunning! A Colorful Wedding Neon confetti is just one way this Green Wedding Shoes couple incorporated color into their wedding at Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Check Read More

Home Bar Boot Camp: 9 Essential Techniques To Master

Now that the weekend’s in full swing, we figure it’s okay to ask a classic question: what are your plans tonight? While you two might be staying in together with a movie or on the flipside dining out (two options we can totally get behind), if you’re entertaining tonight (or just like to in general), then listen up. Master these bartending techniques from our friends at POPSUGAR Food just in time for your guests to arrive. If you’ve resolved to master your home bar in 2015, then look no further; take cocktails from basic to brilliant with indispensable bartending techniques that go beyond Read More

Friday Faves

Happy Spring! To celebrate the new (and warmer) season, we’re theming this week’s Friday Faves around spring finds. From bright home decor accents to National Proposal Day snapshots (yes, that’s today), we’ve got treats to inspire a cheery mood in everyone. Nothing can dampen our spirit – not even the snow flurries forecasted for NYC! Bright & Cheery Rooms There’s something about about merry and bright accents that instantly lifts our mood. Get inspired from these 5 colorful living rooms featured on Domaine Home, and style your registry accordingly, here. National Proposal Day There must be something about the first day of spring that stirs up a Read More

Friday Faves

From alternative honeymoon ideas to wedding and home decor touches we love, get inspired by this week’s Friday Faves for newlywed life together. Details From A Carnival Inspired Wedding We love to celebrate the kid in us at Zola, which is why we appreciated this elevated but fun black tie Sonoma Valley wedding on Style Me Pretty. Browse more of the gorgeous photos taken by Jessica Burke here. Your Next Dinner Party Dessert We’re drooling over this Peach Split with Goma Praline recipe from The Sugar Hit. Use the next time you entertain guests as an excuse to indulge your Read More

5 Smart Ideas For Your Wedding Bar

What makes a wedding memorable (and sometimes overwhelming to plan) are the little details that speak to who you two are. So, we’ve brought in the experts to share their tips on planning one of the most fun parts – the wedding bar! Read up on Wedding Party’s advice on how to make the drinks at your wedding just as special as the big day itself. 5 Smart & Creative Ideas to Elevate Your Wedding Bar You’ve been planning for your wedding day for months, and after you’ve walked down the aisle and said your “I Dos”, the most important part of your big Read More