Laughing Glass Cocktails
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We are definitely sticking to a spicy theme this summer! Just launched our 3rd flavor – the Firecracker – Ancho Chili and Pineapple Margarita (available in stores in California (and more states soon!)) But here’s another option that you can whip up at home – the Frozen Habanero Mango Margarita. Feel the burn!
We love BIN (Beverage Industry News) Magazine, and we SUPER LOVE this article all about us and a few other amazing female owned companies making ready to serve drinks in California. Check out the article above, and check out any one of these high quality cocktails at a grocery store near you. We can attest – these are all simple, convenient, and delicious cocktails. Cheers!
After the success of their Classic and Pomegranate margaritas, the Laughing Glass founders were looking at a “what’s next?” moment. And that’s when Northern California Whole Foods Corporation stepped in. “When Whole Foods approached us to do a first-to-market new flavor just for them, we were thrilled and nervous! Luckily, we have so many cocktail recipes in the can, that it was easy to pick a few of our favorites,” said founder, Carey Clahan. She adds, “We came into the Northern California headquarters with five new flavors. We sat around a big conference table as Whole Foods tasted them one by one.” Ultimately, we agreed on the spicy Firecracker Margarita, an Ancho chili and pineapple cocktail, made with Laughing Glass’ super premium Blanco tequila, spicy and smoky Ancho chilies, and tropical pineapple. “It was a very cool process to go through and we were so excited to collaborate with Whole Foods,” says founder, Sydney Rainin-Smith. Clahan adds, “it was interesting to let them have a role in choosing our third flavor. Whole Foods really has their finger on the pulse of what customers are looking for – so it was great to have the extra input.”
The collaboration with Whole Foods was more than just an opportunity to partner with the iconic retailer, Clahan adds, “It was an opportunity for us to really experiment and get creative. It allowed us to take a risk that we might not have taken on our own. And being creative is so energizing – it’s definitely the fun part of this industry!”
Laughing Glass Cocktails’ Firecracker Margarita is currently available in Northern California Whole Foods stores. “From there, we definitely want to get it into our other accounts,” says Sydney, “From a business perspective, it’s great for us to have the three shelf facings at Whole Foods, but also, we are just in love with this new flavor.” The creators definitely did not shy away from using the strong earthy spiciness of Ancho chilies, but the sweetness of the pineapple juice really balances out the unique margarita.
All three Laughing Glass Cocktails margaritas are made with a super premium, Blanco tequila, all natural and organic ingredients, and organic agave nectar for a touch of sweetness – and they are all low in calories. “We’re like a boutique, restaurant-quality cocktail, but without all the calories – and still at an affordable price!”
Just in time for the 4th of July – this one’s for ‘Merica! Please try our delicious Red, Black and Blue Margarita, made with fresh blackberries and blueberries. It’s like fireworks for your brain!
This weekend, treat dad to the Epic Dad Win – a simple, 2 ingredient cocktail combining the best things about being a dad. Are you seriously thinking of getting him tech, ties, or tools? Yawn.
Get Father’s Day right with the perfect dad cocktail!
Sleeping bags? Check. S’mores? Check. Cocktails? You know it! Just because you’re roughing it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice cocktail by the campfire. These cocktail recipes are easy enough to mix at your campsite and tasty enough to make it worth the effort.
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Let’s spice it up a bit this year, shall we?
The Spicy Thai Margarita
In a cocktail shaker, add
1 finger of peeled ginger, sliced into small bits
5 small chunks of fresh lemongrass
1/3 Thai red chili or jalepeno pepper
Add 5 oz Laughing Glass Original Margarita
Shake, strain over ice, garnish with Thai red chili and lemongrass stalk.
WORD TO THE WISE: Thai red chilies are my preference but they are extremely spicy, please use caution and watch those seeds!