Gift Guide for the Night-Life Loving Girl on Your List

Haven’t gotten a Christmas gift for your drunk bestie yet? No worries. The ladies at Awkward Vodka have got you covered. The lush in your life is sure to love any of the below products…

Hakuna Some Vodka Workout Shirt

This shirt is #1 on the list for a reason – it’s awesome. Buy here.

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Wine Glass Socks

How cute are these? They’re affordable and adorable, perfect for your wine-loving Secret Santa. Buy here.

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Lipstain

ColorStay Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm is a must-have item for any nighttime purse. You only have to put it on once, and your lips will look great all evening. Buy here.

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Hydro Flask Insulated Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Water Bottle and Beer Growler

For the girl who’s not feeling like downing liquor on a night out, try the trusty beer flask water bottle. Double wall vacuum insulation keeps beer and water cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. Buy here.

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Everpurse

There is nothing worse than your phone dying when you’re out on the town trying to meet up with friends. Everpurse charges your phone on the go, so you don’t have to worry about being stranded and disconnected. Buy here.

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Urban Decay Eye Make Up Primer

I was introduced to the Urban Decay Primer a couple months ago, and it changed my life. It guarantees more vibrant eyeshadow that lasts for 24 hours and never creases! I love it. Buy here.

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Flask Bangle

If you’re still trying to decide what to get me, this is it. A flask bangle! It’s super cute and holds 3 oz. of liquor. Only negative? The price. It’s $225.00. But did I mention it’s cute and holds liquor? Buy here.

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Scotch Nails – Nail Polish

Scotch Naturals is a safe and eco-friendly alternative to conventional polish. Colors are creatively named things like Hot Toddy and Smokey Martini. Buy here.

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Lipstick Flask

If you’re like us, you’re always trying to figure out new, creative ways to sneak alcohol into events – sporting events, concerts and even the bar. The lipstick flask is the perfect way to do that! Buy here.

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If you’re girlfriend loves hosting wine & cheese nights (and Wisconsin), she’ll love the Wisconsin-shaped cutting board. I’m sure they make them for other states, but, let’s be honest, we love Wisconsin. Buy here.

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Happy National Vodka Day!

It’s like Christmas for Vodka lovers – National Vodka Day!

Here are some ideas of how to celebrate:

1. Try out a new vodka drink, like this delicious one.

2. Get a tattoo of the word “Vodka”

3. Go to happy hour after work. Drink lots.

4. Play a fun drinking game like Ring of Fire or the iPod Game.

5. Black Out.

6. Do a taste test between different types of vodka. Be sure to try out a new kind you’ve never had before.

7. Take artsy photos of Vodka bottles, martinis and other delicious vodka drinks and post on your Instagram, Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter. Extra points if your chugging straight from the bottle in the pic.

8. Drink like a 21-year-old.

9. Order a vodka shot when you’re out tonight. Just vodka – nothing extra.

10. Stay out celebrating until at least 5 a.m.

For those of your who love everything awesome – it’s also National Taco Day!

BEST. DAY. EVER.

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New Fave Drink: Vodka + Water + Special Ingredient

Vodka diet coke has been my favorite drink since I started drinking. It’s so easy and delicious. However, everyone likes to try out something new every once & awhile.

My new favorite drink: vodka water.

Well not just vodka water, but vodka + water + a squirt of MiO water flavoring

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Why I love this drink:

  1. Water – Since the drink is mostly water, you don’t get as dehydrated when drinking it. It’s the perfect drink for a day-party.
  2. Delicious – It’s so good. So far I’ve had strawberry and mango, and both are really yummy.
  3. Choices – You can change the flavor of a regular drink by adding lemons or limes, but this drink really gives you options.
  4. Low Cal – There are zero cals in MiO and water, so the only cals you’re drinking is from the Vodka.
  5. Gut Rot-Free – After a day of drinking something delicious and fruity like a strawberry daiquiri or cosmo, you probably get a bit of a tummy ache. That totally doesn’t happen with this drink! So awesome.

So try it out! You’ll love it.

Favorite Summer Drink: The Michael Phelps

The Michael Phelps: Weed & Water

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Named after our favorite rebellious Olympian, the Weed & Water is a combination of Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka and water with a slice of lemon if you’re feeling fancy.

Other similar drinks to try this summer:

  • The John Daly – Combination of lemonade, iced tea and bourbon or lemonade and sweet tea vodka
  • Beer-Tini – Citrus vodka mixed with beer, lemonade and a splash of pineapple juice
  • Strip & Go Naked – Mix 6 cans of beer with 12 oz. of vodka and 12 oz. of lemonade concentrate. It may sound weird, but it’s really good – a great party drink!

What’s your favorite summer drink?

SUMMERTIME! It’s Finally Here…

Each year I seem to have one great weekend – spent mostly outdoors – that just tells me that summer is here. This year I didn’t think it would ever happen, but it finally did!

IMG_2826On Saturday I was in Milwaukee to see Eric Church and Kenny Chesney in concert at Miller Park. Nothing screams summer like country music, drinking outside, tailgating and baseball (stadiums).

We arrived in Milwaukee early on Saturday morning, drank a bunch ‘o Vodka at the hotel and were on our way to Miller Park for tailgating. Lucky for the three of us on the left in this photo, the child on the right is still 20 so we had ourselves a DD all evening.

Tailgating was interesting since we didn’t have a grill, chairs, tables or any actual meal-like food. So we snacked on chips & salsa, chocolate-covered pretzels, veggies & dip and popcorn. Nom Nom. We also played the iPod Game and Ring of Fire – which helped us get nice and drunk before heading into the concert.IMG_2831

Before heading into Miller Park for the concert, A-squared took a quick beer bong to make sure they were sufficiently wasted… They were.

IMG_2837The show was AMAZE-BALLS. It was so good. It was my first time seeing Eric Church, and he did not disappoint. He sang all my faves: Smoke A Little Smoke, Guys Like Me, Creepin’ and Lotta Boot Left to Fill.

I’ve seen Kenny Chesney a few times, and he’s fantastic. He puts on an awesome show – extremely entertaining. I never realize how many great songs he has until I see him in concert and know all the words to every song. He definitely could have performed for an extra hour or two.

So – after this weekend – I am able to say that it is officially SUMMERTIME.

Now go get yourself a drink and find some place nice outside to sit…

Thanks Champagne!

We love Champagne! Why? Because it’s perfect for some of our favorite celebrations: birthdays, weddings, engagement parties, promotions, bubbles, anniversaries and puttin’ on the ritz.

Here are some of our favorite champagne drinks:

  • Our favorite champagne drink is the brunch classic: Mimosa! Just mix your fave champagne (we’re poor so we drink Andre) and a splash of orange juice, ratio of 1:5.
  • A Bellini is the perfect summertime drink. Mix ripe peaches (or peach syrup) with champagne. Throw in some sugar for extra sweetness. I’m totally craving one of these right now…
  • An easy drink that looks fancy? Champagne Punch. Just cut up your favorite fruit – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries – and throw it in the champagne. This is perfect for a fun brunch!
  • This drink is based off my favorite shot – Liquid Cocaine. The champagne drink is made with 30 Ml of Vodka, 3/4 a glass of champagne and Redbull! Delicious.
  • And for a non-drinkable recipe: Champagne Cake. Two of my favorite things mixed in one. You can’t go wrong. All you need is a box of super moist strawberry cake mix, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 3 egg whites and 1 1/4 cups of champagne. Mix together and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F. Add some additional champagne to your frosting for an extra special treat.

What’s your favorite champagne recipe?

Life Beyond Vodka

Vodka is clearly my drink of choice. However – during my recent 10 day drinking bender – I drank out of my comfort zone, enjoying beergaritas, Irish Coffees and a number of different wines. Here are some of my favorite new recipes that – gasp!! – don’t include vodka:

Beergaritas – Since I was too busy binge drinking this weekend to actually write a post leading up to Cinco De Mayo, a post-Cinco De Mayo post highlighting my favorite drink of the evening will have to suffice. To make this delicious concoction you mix:

  • 1 can of Limeade (we found it at Target)
  • 1 can of Sprite Zero
  • 1 can of tequila
  • 1 light beer

Sounds weird, but it’s super delicious. This will definitely be a must-have drink this summer

Irish Coffees – Not a huge fan of drinking coffee black or of whiskey, but the two together make a yummy drink.IMG_2539

  • Hot Coffee
  • 1 shot of Irish Whiskey
  • A cube of sugar
  • Topped with thick whipped cream

I only wish I could drink these coffees every morning…

WINE – I love wine. I’ve gotten a new appreciation for it, although I’m still really cheap, so you have to balance taste with cost. Three of my favorites:

  • Dancing Bull Red Zinfandel
  • Yellow Tail Sweet Red
  • Grgich Cabernet Sauvignon

The Grgich is a little more pricey, but it was really good!

It feels wrong to even talk about another liquor besides vodka on our blog, but what’s your fave non-vodka drink?