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#GirlPower! Another great article from BIN Magazine

15 Aug 2018 Posted by Carey in News

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!

Laughing Glass launches the new Firecracker Margarita!

15 Aug 2018 Posted by Carey in Press Releases

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!”

New Recipe Alert!

28 Jun 2018 Posted by Carey in Blog

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!

New Recipe – The Epic Dad Win

15 Jun 2018 Posted by Carey in Blog

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!

 

Top 40 Cocktail YouTube Channel Winner!

16 Nov 2017 Posted by Sydney Rainin in News

Considering we just started making videos in earnest about 2 months ago, 34th out of 40 seems pretty respectable! Read about all the winners by clicking here.

And keep watching for our latest and greatest cocktail videos! You can easily subscribe to our channel by clicking here.

Thank you for all the support. Cheers!

What are YOU making for your guests on Halloween?

10 Oct 2017 Posted by Sydney Rainin in Blog

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

1/2 lime

1/3 Thai red chili or jalepeno pepper

*muddle enthusiastically*

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!

Local Libations – Laughing Glass Cocktails in Marin Magazine

21 Aug 2017 Posted by Sydney Rainin in News

Local Libations

Planning a summer potluck? Consider creating a booze bar where only locally made or sold spirits are served. Here’s a few to get you started.

HANSON VODKA The Hanson family of Tiburon has been distilling award-winning organic fruit-infused vodka since 2013; its original vodka was just awarded 96 points by the Ultimate Spirits Challenge of New York. This certified gluten-free spirit is distilled in Sonoma, comes in five different flavors and is sold at most specialty retailers in Marin. hansonofsonoma.com

LAUGHING GLASS No mixing needed for these low-calorie margaritas concocted by two Marin moms, Carey Clahan and Sydney Rainin-Smith, who also made sure the drinks were all-natural, vegan and gluten-free. Available in regular or pomegranate flavor, throughout California. laughingglasscocktails.com

SALT POINT A Moscow mule in a can? This great idea was hatched right here in Mill Valley by Marin native Heather Wyatt. You’ll find the fun-filled four-packs at most Bay Area Whole Foods and Mollie Stone’s stores. saltpoint.co

SAMMY’S BEACH BAR RUM We’re willing to bet very few people know how to emulate the taste of the islands better than Sammy Hagar, and his eponymous Beach Bar Rum is, ahem, proof. This cane rum sourced from the fields of Hawaii will add a bit of aloha to any gathering. sammysbeachbarrum.com

SANTO This unique black bottle is also the brainchild of Hagar: bonding over a love of tequila with buddy Adam Levine, he found a team to create the world’s first “mezquila,” a blend of tequila and mescal. santomezquila.com

3 Summer Recipes You Need To Make ASAP!

29 Jun 2017 Posted by Sydney Rainin in Blog, News

Summer is officially here and we feel like it’s our responsibility to keep you happy and cool in the toasty summer sunshine. We also want you to keep your cool when you plan your summer soirees! You need ideas that are as easy as they are refreshing, and that look like something to enjoy on a shaded veranda overlooking the ocean. These simple and delish recipes will help you beat the heat without ever breaking a sweat:

 

The LGC Pool Party

 

Yes, we did! We made a slushie! How fun does this look for your next party? This drink was voted Most Deserving of a Cocktail Umbrella by several distinguished sources.

Ingredients:

1 bottle original Laughing Glass Margarita

Blue Curacao

Zip lock freezer bags

 

Method:

Add half bottle of Laughing Glass to bag, add enough blue curacao for your desired color, close bag with care!, freeze at least 2 hours, repeat!

 

Margarita Soaked Watermelon

Amazing, refreshing and mouth watering! The key here is a little product we found called Little Waisted glitter sugars and cocktail salts. We have added their lime flavored cocktail salt to these watermelon slices, and we are obsessed with their other fun, sparkly products!

 

Method:

Slice melon, pour LGC original margarita onto pieces, keep chilled in fridge, dip into fancy salt or sugar, enjoy.

 

Pitcher Style Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

Make this before your guests arrive and then relax!

 

Ingredients:

1 bottle Laughing Glass Pomegranate Margarita

Fresh grapefruit juice

Ginger Liquor (optional)

Very dry ginger beer

Grapefruit and lime for garnish

 

Method:

In a pitcher filled with ice, add bottle of LGC Pomegranate margaritas, 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice, 1 cup Ginger Liquor. Stir gently, add floater of 1 cup ginger beer and fresh fruit as garnish.