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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

margarita mania

There are a lot of reasons to throw house parties these days. First, since there is an increase in crimes within the city, it is probably a lot safer to throw parties at your home and have your friends sleepover as well. Second, the weather is very unpredictable, so staying indoors is a huge advantage. Third, we just celebrated Margarita Day last week (February 22) which should make for the perfect excuse to throw a margarita party in your home. How do you do that? Simply prepare some of your favorite finger food, turn up the music, and serve that gorgeously citrusy cocktail for all your friends to enjoy. Here are some of the best margarita recipes:
1.)    The Classic Margarita: The Classic Margarita is unlike the Margaritas we commonly enjoy in this country. Instead of resembling a slush, this one is served in a Margarita glass, in a slush. It is a simply combination of Tequila and some citrus flavours and is quite refreshing; perfect for the approach of the Season of Sun. Here is how you make the classic Margarita:
a.       In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice cubes, combine 1.5 ounces of good quality Tequila, .5 ounces of Triple Sec (a triple-distilled Orange spirit), and 4 ounces of fresh lime juice or limeade. Shake the ingredients until cooled and combined and serve in a Margarita glass lined on the rim with salt.
2.)    The Frozen Blue Margarita: This cocktail is probably the most commonly served type of Margarita in this country. With the basic ingredients of a regular Margarita and some Blue Curacao, this cocktail has tickled many palettes throughout the years making it even more popular than the original Margarita. Here is how you make this show-stopping cocktail:
a.       In a blender combine 3 ounces of good quality Tequila, 2 ounces of Lime Juice, and 1 ounce of Blue Curacao Syrup. Also add ½ cup crushed ice or more, depending on how strong you want the drink to be. Blend the cocktail in the highest setting of the blender, and pour it over margarita glasses with sugar on the rim
3.)    The Chocolate Margarita is a curious drink. It has some Tequila, a lot of chocolate, but also a kick of citrus to break the monotony. If you want to serve this unique cocktail during your next house party, here is how you make it:
a.       In a shaker combine 1.5 ounces of Tequila, 1 ounce of Godiva Chocolate Liquor or any other Chocolate Liquor brand, 1 ounce milk, 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup, 2 ounces orange juice and some ice cubes. Strain over a Margarita glass with one ice cubes. You may also line the rim of the Margarita glass with some cocoa powder.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Drink of the Week: The Classic Margarita

The classic margarita is one of the most refreshing drinks in the bar list. Here is how you can make your own Margarita at home:

In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice combine:

1.5 ounces of Tequila
.5 ounces of Triple Sec
4 ounces of Lime Juice

shake the cocktail shaker until all the ingredients are cooled and combined. Serve in a Margarita glass with sugar or salt in the rim.

Partyphile Celebrates: Margarita Day!

February 22 is National Margarita Day, so take out those sombreros and drink the world's favorite Tequila-based cocktail!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Drink of the Week: Cupid's Arrow

Here is how you make this gorgeously red cocktail:

In a shaker filled halfway with ice, combine: 

  • Two Ounces of Raspberry,Peach, or Mango Vodka
  • Half an ounce of Triple Sec
  • Two ounces of Cranberry Juice
  • A Splash of lime
Shake until the drink is cold and combined, then strain over a Martini glass

Partyphiles Confess: Valentine Activities

Since it was Valentines yesterday, I asked “How did you spend your Valentines?”

Here are your answers:

Jepoi Tupas: Played tong-its with single friends
Ezza Legaspi: Spent the day working, afterwards I slept straight away to make the day end quicker
Ling : I was with a long lost friend, we went to I Love You Flowers to pick out flowers for someone else. I chose the flowers and he paid for it. When I went home, the flowers were there waiting for me. My boyfriend asked my long lost friend to pretend that he needed help.
Yassy Fabricante: Spent it with a gallon of ice cream shared with my boys at home
Dino Danao: My partner and I went to a theme park and acted like seven year olds
Jeremy Yap: Cried over whom to give the blue velvet cupcakes I ordered from Zhaun because I had broken up with my partner the previous day
Emman: Celebrated V-Day in a resto with a group of friends
Joy Cosare: I spent V-Day with my bestfriends chatting over coffee then moved to some bar and decided to toast to every little thing
Ron Chuan: At the office. Had a date with work
Nadia Shami: Went to Abreeza alone and then bought my grandma a rose
Ryan Erik: Solo dinner in some resto. Its my own way of declaring independence
Karla Pillerin: Went around the city to deliver flowers all day then enjoyed his surprise fancy dinner
Maki: Studied the whole day then went to dinner with friends
Janus: Had dinner with single friends then got drunk to forget about our exes
Pee-ay Sanico: Dinner with family then went to a coffee shop with friends and shared ghost stories until 4 am
Flow: Spent V-Day with single friends. Watched The Vow and felt bitter all throughout
Maya: I spent it bored and alone
Kian: Slept through it
Ced: Accompanied my bf to audition for a reality TV show then had dinner together
Gabo: At work then went straight home
Xian: Had dinner with single friends then had some drinks. I don't think VDay is for people who are in love, it is something worth celebrating for everyone who knows how to love
Arianne: We had a Vegas Valentine and then went to the seaside
AJ Gutang: Ate at a Korean resto with friends
Kara: Sushi date with my BF
Rye Rye: Watched MYMP and then I had dinner with my family
Enzo Villegas from Eevee: I worked the whole night. Had gigs
Iya Rojas: Had sexy time then went to see The Vow. Afterwards, we went Karaoke with my BF's friend as he spent his birthday
Mela: Working
Jose Manuel: We ate one whole Bigby's heart cake before bedtime.
Devona: Sleepover at his place with his parents. Made him my own mango float in the morning, and then drank and partied after.
Dondie: Gave and received a surprise then ate at Ranch and Reef
Angel Abella: meetings

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Partyphiles Confess: Single Valentines

I asked :What cna single people do during Valentines?"

Here are your answers:

  1. Pee-ay Sanico: Dinner and movie date with the family
  2. Kian: Stay at home and mope
  3. Gretchen Fullido: Pamper yourself to the highest level! R&R
  4. Jason Dizon: Go out by yourself
  5. Indah Pelealu: Chill with friends
  6. Chakadal: Date myself with some beer
  7. Dino Danao: Spend a day in a spa and pamper yourself
  8. DK: Go to a salon and get a makeover to make yourself feel great
  9. Micah Frasco: Go paint balling with your friends, and release your aggression or do something illegal and exciting like trespass in some hotel and swim in their pool for free.
  10. Ling Paradero: Celebrate it alone because its Valentines for me everyday.
  11. Bert: Sleep
  12. Utoy: Date myself
  13. Steve Lim: Spend some quality time with yourself. Splurge and enjoy your favorite food.
  14. Lee: Shop shop shop!
  15. Teody: Go to the gym. spa. shop.
  16. H: Work
  17. Ron Chuan: Work and forget its Valentines
  18. Ana Basa: Spend some time with the family
  19. Raymund Free: Invite single friends and watch some love story and see who's goin home in love
  20. Jeremy Yap: Make love with a random stranger
  21. Ferdi Salvador: I dress up in black and start cooking my witches brew and I go around romantic restos putting hexes on cute couples
  22. Noel Christ: Indulge in Tumblr
  23. Telai Jarabelo: Watch "The Vow" alone and wallow i self pity-- then at the end of the day find a frog and hope he turns into a prince. If not, light a candle and hope for the best.
  24. KC Rodriguez: go out and find your match
  25. Vanessa Chan: Invite a friend of the opposite sex and pretend you're a couple just for the day
  26. Yassy Fabricante: Get naughty with strangers
  27. Ezza Legaspi: Dinner date with friends then get drunk
  28. Carl Abueva: Go scuba diving ad flirt with your instructor underwater
  29. Mackie: Take the rest of the day off and give yourself a treat
  30. KidWolf: be productive
  31. Enchong Sy: Go out on a blind date
  32. Wacky Masbad: Go out and party with other single people at Starr
  33. Shalimar Rodriguez: Jack and Jose would be my dates.
  34. Cheska Mempin: 9Gag
  35. Ivy Fernandez: Spend time with the family or get together with other single friends or work out at Holiday Gym and Spa
  36. Cielo: Send yourself flowers from I Love You Flowers at the office and pretend to act surprised
  37. Jie Yeun Kim: drink poison and die
  38. Jeremy: go to a resort with your best friend
  39. Brooke Jarabelo: As soon as you wake up, play Natasha Bedingfield's song entitled Single. have it on Repeat. Then play Neyo's Miss Independent. At the end of the day, if you survive, play Kelly Clarkson's What Doesnt Kill You Makes You Stronger. Or kill everyone except for those who are taken...for granted
  40. Tata Marfori: Treat your parents to a dinner date or pagawayain lahat ng happy couples
  41. Jimbo betanio: Go out of the country and enjoy, go out with buddies, go out with the family, go to the beach, go do your favorite thing, go do anything
  42. Doy Bijis: DO nothing at all. Veg on the couch and be glad youre not dropping a bill in a fancy restaurant
  43. Bertu Olcheezu: Go to church and ask God, why
  44. Jayvee reyes: celebrate alone
  45. Marvin Wijangco: Envy couples
  46. Filma Alquisola: Organize an anti-Valentines Day Party
  47. Bien Sumalinog: Join Speed Dating events

Partyphile Celebrates: February 8

Aside from celebrating the LOOOOOOVE MONTH on this blog, here are some of the other occassions worth celebrating today:

Boy Scout Day
Kite Flying Day
Canned Food Month
American Heart Month

And the Birthdays of:
Seth Green
John Grisham
James Dean
Jules Verne

Drink of the Week: Flirtini

The Flirtini is one of the most popular cocktails in the world. It has three simple ingredients and is a breeze to make. All you have to do to create this flirty cocktail is to combine an ounce of Vodka, and two ounces each of pineapple juice and champagne in a champagne flute. Remember to chill all the ingredients or hat least three hours before making the drink. For more added flirtiniess, you may add a Maraschino Cherry.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Drink of the Week: Death By Chocolate

Death By Chocolate contains some of the sexiest ingredients all in one glass. Serve this to your partner this Valentines and prepare for some action in the sack. Here's how:
In a blender combine:

  • two scoops of chocolate ice cream
  • 1 oz of chocolate syrup
  • 1 oz of coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 cup crushed ice
and then blend until the drink is smooth. Serve it in a hurricane glass, and top it with some sexy whipped cream and a succulent red cherry.

Partyphiles Confess: Valentines Gifts

I asked: What is the best Valentines gift?

Here are your answers:

  1. Gretchen Fullido: Honesty ad loyalty for people in a relationship. For material gifts, a ring or bracelet that has "meaning" is really sweet.
  2. Micah Frasco: If your partner gives his best efforts just to spend time with you no matter how tired or busy he is. A surprise getaway is also nice.
  3. Michael Parr: TLC, Hugs, and Kisses
  4. Jane Francis: Prayer
  5. Ling Paradero: Lingerie
  6. Noel Christ: A marriage proposal if they aren't married yet.
  7. Yvonne Berzabal: The usual flowers and chocolates
  8. Raymund Libre: A bunch of flowers made out of chocolates instead of the usual flowers and chocolates combo.
  9. Pee-ay Sanico: A trip to El Nido
  10. Carl Abueva: His time
  11. Petrina Ng: A roatrip to somewhere nice and rural and then floating lanterns at night.
  12. Chakadal: Yourself
  13. Juyjuy Rivera: For me, a bag from Charles and Keith
  14. RJ: Showing how much you love your partner just by saying "I Love You" sincerely
  15. Tomas: True love
  16. Mars: True love, loyalty and faithfulness
  17. Janus: A marriage proposal or a diamond ring
  18. AJ Gutang: A ring that symbolizes true love that will last forever.
  19. Rolly Marcial: Dinner you cooked yourself
  20. Koko: Couple ring
  21. Angel Ortega: Since I'm in a long-distance relationship, it would be good just to see my partner.
  22. Jenn Cadavas: A kiss to seal the deal
  23. Lloyd: with all the technology ad social netowrking sites, I think it would be a breath of fresh air to receive a traditional, hand-written, Valentines card. It's the effort that matters to me ad I'm pretty sure only few people give cards away these days.
  24. Kesh: Dinner date would be good
  25. Aris: A copilation of all my favorite songs fled into one disc
  26. Arvin Erick: Not material things. If you are courting someone and she or he says yes. Thats the best gift.
  27. Cyrus: Time. Life is so demanding nowadays that the gift of time is something worth appreciating
  28. Peter: Bouquet of white roses
  29. Ron Chuan: Time especially since Valentines falls on a weekday this year.
  30. Dino Danao: A hug from your enemies
  31. Jeremy Yap: Love in the bedroom
  32. Telai Jarabelo: friendship
  33. Enzo Lopez: Sex toys