k i c k - t a i l !

You know those grey, rainy mornings that feel totally romantic and all you want to do is put on your favorite yoga pants, really comfy socks, curl up on the couch and binge watch netflix?  yeah, those are our favorite days. since kristina and i have started this company we tend to spend many afternoons curled up on the couch working and drinking (far too much) coffee.  around 5pm (read 3pm) it's cocktail hour and we’re not quite ready to give up the caffeine.  so we came up with this combo caffeine cocktail that was just PERFECT for that late afternoon pick me up.  

ingredients for cocktail:

4oz stumptown cold brew

2oz patron xo cafe

1oz kahlua

ingredients for rim:

3 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon

1tbsp trader joes pumpkin spice coffee grounds

quarter lime

garnish with donut hole of choice

1. mix all ingredients for the rim on a large plate until they are well blended.  zest your glass by running your lime along the rim of the glass creating an ‘adhesive’ for your rim mixture.  once your glass has been zested turn upside-down and place rim in sugar, cinnamon, and coffee mixture.  make small circles with the glass so that all edges are covered equally.  fill with fresh ice.

2. mix all liquid ingredients in shaker with ice, shake until mixture looks slightly frothy, then strain cocktail over fresh ice, and garnish with donut hole of choice.  enjoy!


over the moon

oh man we have been totally OVER THE MOON WORKING ON ALL THESE FUN PROJECTS.  WE DID A GIVE AWAY A FEW WEEKS AGO AND PUT TOGETHER A REALLY WONDERFUL PACKAGE OF WEEKEND GETAWAY ESSENTIALS.  IT HAS BEEN REALLY FUN COMING UP WITH FUN GIFTS FOR YOU GUYS AS WELL AS MEETING SOME REALLY REMARKABLE WOMEN WHO HAVE HELPED GUIDE AND SUPPORT US THROUGH THIS GROWING PROCESS.  IT CAN BE REALLY NERVE WRACKING CHANGING CAREERS BUT WHEN IT'S FOR SOMETHING THAT HAS YOUR WHOLE HEART IN IT IT FEELS SO MUCH LESS LIKE WORK.  WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SHARE OUR WORK AND PROJECTS WITH YOU GUYS.  THANKS FOR COMING ALONG FOR THIS RIDE - WE PROMISE TO MAKE IT A REALLY PRETTY ONE.


fig & whiskey go on a picnic

this weekend we met up to talk about a few things we have up our sleeves like a girls night in, a gift bag give away, and a bigger bash we are pretty excited about planning.  sometimes its hard to carve out time for a sit down meeting (we are both pretty much always on the go).  so when we can have a full day meeting we want to make sure we do it right.  we made these delicious cocktails which were perfect for that summer heat and some equally delicious sandwiches for a backyard picnic meeting.  the cocktails were SUPER easy to make and look simply adorable. we picked up some fresh mint and cucumbers from the farmers market and the elderflower rose lemonade from our local grocery store.  

we used vodka and gin since we each prefer one or the other (even though I prefer vodka I think the gin version may have taken the cake).  see the recipe below:

1 1/2 oz** gin (or vodka)

2 oz Elderflower Rose Lemonade

4 large mint leaves

garnish with cucumber slice and a bunch o’ mint

top off with cucumber spritzer from trader joes (not pictured)

** we didn’t use a jig to measure and tend to have heavy hands so really, you do you on the measuring side because hey, you’re the one enjoying it!

don't forget your sunnies and go heavy on the ice, it's hot out there! CHEERS!