Sauvignon Blanc Flight’s the ultimate Sauvignon Blanc tutorial!  Mixologist Phil Armijo and host Julie Smith are firing off facts about the world’s favorite white wine, all while taste testing three delicious brands – Oyster Bay, Matanzas Creek Winery, and Matua.  Why is New Zealand the perfect place to grow Sauvignon Blanc?  What’s one of the best Sauvignon … Read more

Santa Teresa 1796 Cuba Libre love a good Cuba Libre recipe – especially when it’s made with Santa Teresa 1796 rum. The rum comes from 5 generations of distillers, and is run through the original cask from 1796. On this episode of The Mix, host Julie Smith reviews the history of the popular rum and Cola drink before host … Read more

Large Batch Bloody Mary Recipe for Tailgates tailgate Bloody Mary recipe is perfect for football season. With tailgates that can start early in the morning, there’s nothing better to get you loosened up for kickoff than a beautiful Bloody. Join our host Julie Smith and mixologist Phil Armijo for a Bloody Mary that’s brimming with flavor – and topped with your … Read more

Large Batch Old Fashioned Recipe for Tailgates’s better than a large batch of old fashioned cocktails for your next tailgate? As we heard towards fall and football season, spending time with friends in a fabric folding chair while sharing cocktails is a time honored tradition – and our host Julie Smith and mixologist Phil Armijo are doing just that, while sharing … Read more

Hard Seltzer Taste Test’s a hard seltzer taste test on the latest episode of The Mix!  Hard Seltzers have been taking the country by storm, with large brands like White Claw and Truly hitting liquor store and supermarket shelves around the USA.  Plus, microbreweries like Atlanta’s Scofflaw Brewing Co are getting into the seltzer game.  We’re taste-testing all … Read more

Ready To Drink Cocktails It’s our Summer Episode of the Mix and we’re exploring the best canned cocktails on the market. Join mixologist Phil Armijo and lifestyle expert Julie Smith as they step out of the bar and hang by the pool to take a look at the latest in work-free aperitifs. These summer forward drinks are exactly what you’ll … Read more

Blueberry Mint Rye Lemonade Just in time for summer, it’s a Blueberry Mint Rye Lemonade recipe made with WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye. Mixologist Phil Armijo and host Julie Smith are downing these perfect for poolside-sipping cocktails in our latest episode. Julie shares some interesting facts about lemonade’s role in medieval history, while Phil gives facts about the history behind … Read more

Spanish Gin & Tonic It’s a fresh Fords Gin Spanish Gin and Tonic recipe just in time for summer!  Mixologist Phil Armijo and host Julie Smith are ginning up some interesting facts about the classic spirit made from juniper berries.  Get a wine glass ready and your favorite aromatics to customize the drink yourself – or follow along … Read more

Chili Lime Margarita A Chili Lime Margarita recipe just in time for summer!  Get your salt and spices mixed, the rim of your glass ready and the lime squeezed – we’re making margaritas.  Host Julie Smith avoids the spicier stuff, but mixologist Phil Armijo is going to make her a perfectly balanced drink she’ll love.  Make sure … Read more