Celebrate The New Year With An Old Fashioned

As we look in at the year 2016 we think about the good times and the bad times. It looks like Google was doing the same thing. Google has just released their “Year In Search” results. According to Google’s findings, the Old Fashioned placed sixth in the most searched cocktails of the entire year. So as you are preparing for your New Year’s Eve themed-party or your relaxed night in, a perfect way to celebrate 2016 is to enjoy one of the six delicious and unique Old Fashioned recipes that are below.

Bulleit Rye Old Fashioned

1.25 oz. Bulleit Rye

.25 oz. Demerara Syrup

3 Dashes Orange Bitters

1 Grind Black Walnut Liqueur

I.W. Harper Old Fashioned

1.3 oz. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Spoon of Brown Sugar

Dash of Angostura Orange Bitters

2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

House-made Cherries

Garnish with Orange Twist

Banana Bread Old Fashioned

1.5 oz. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

0.5 oz. Banane du Bresil

0.25 oz. Allspice Dram

1 Dash Black Walnut Bitters

Vanilla Old Fashioned

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla

0.25 oz. Simply Syrup

3 Dashes Angostura Bitters

3 Dashes Orange Bitters

Orange Peel Twist

The Hilhaven Lodge Old Fashioned

1.5 oz. of The Hilhaven Lodge Blended Straight American Whiskey

1 Sugar Cube

3 Dashes of Aromatic Bitters

1 Orange Peel

Tennessee Old Fashioned

1 oz. George Dickel No. 12 Whisky

1 tsp. Sugar

0.25 oz. Bitters

1 Splash Water

Garnish with Orange Slice, Lemon twist and Cherry

Don’t Miss Any Sports This Week With go90

If you are out and about this holiday weekend you won’t have to worry about missing any games! All you need is the go90 app. This is first time in 10 years that two NFL regular-season games are scheduled on Christmas Day. The increased threat of distracted friends and family members will surely impact thousands of holiday gatherings this

With go90, football fans are especially vulnerable to the temptation of never missing a game, even while eating a lovingly-prepared holiday dinner, listening to a distant family member discuss their new job, or while receiving that same pair of same pajamas for the eighth consecutive year.

To add to the already overwhelming pull is the fact that Verizon subscribers can watch NFL games for free from their smartphones, at any time and from anywhere without using their data.

Here is a list of games for the week.

Thursday, December 22: Giants @ Eagles

Saturday, December 24: Falcons @ Panthers, Dolphins @ Bills, Redskins @ Bears,Jets @ Patriots, Chargers @ Browns, Titians @ Jaguars, Packers @ Vikings, Colts @ Raiders, Buccaneers @ Saints, 49ers @ Rams, Cardinals @ Seahawks, Bengals @ Texans

Sunday, December 25:  Ravens @ Steelers, Broncos @ Chiefs

Monday, December 26: Lions @ Cowboys

And soccer fans out there? You can watch La Liga, Serie A, and Ligue 1 matches on go90. The app will have the Copa del Rey matches that will streamed live and absolutely free on your smartphone or tablet.

Wednesday, December 21

Sevilla vs. Formentera – 12:55 PM/EST

Barcelona vs. Hercules – 3:55 PM/EST

Thursday, December 22

Athletic vs. Racing – 2:55 PM/EST

You can download go90 via the App Store or Google Play for free, and with no subscription fees.

Alexa From Amazon Is Ready To Take Your Pizza Hut Order

Technology is now helping out your dinner plans. If you have Alexa Voice Service from Amazon then you can now order Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut, recognized as the pizza restaurant company which serves and delivers more pizzas than any other pizza company in the world, is expanding its ordering capabilities to include Alexa Voice Service on Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets. With a simple phrase, and not a single phone or laptop lifted, Pizza Hut’s new skill brings ease and convenience to the ordering experience for pizza-loving homes across the country.

The Pizza Hut skill differs from any pizza brand in the space by providing Alexa users with the convenience of ordering not only your favorites and past orders, but also directly from a menu of the most popular items from Pizza Hut.

Menu options include:

Pepperoni Pizza

Cheese Pizza

Veggie Lover’s® Pizza

Meat Lover’s® Pizza

Supreme Pizza

Breadsticks

Cinnamon Sticks

Pepsi

Diet Pepsi

Mist Twist

Mountain Dew

Voice command options include:

“Alexa, open Pizza Hut.”

“Alexa, ask Pizza Hut for a pizza.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Is A Must See

Last night I checked out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and it was amazing! It is now playing in theaters everywhere!

Make time this weekend to see the film. It brings us right to time right before Episode IV: A New Hope. Whether you are a Star Wars fan or not you will love the action, characters, drama and special effects. For me who is a HUGE Star Wars fan this film have everything. I don’t want to say too much more because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. Just be on the lookout for all the cool nods to other films and shows in the Star Wars universe.

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

In celebration of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY opening, I wanted to send around a featurette that highlights the character of “Jyn Erso” played by Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones.

Ford Sends All GT Fans An Early Christmas Present

We are few days away from Christmas, but Ford has released a cool new gift for all those who love the Ford GT. The first road-going version of the all-new 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the line – heralding the beginning of production of the long-awaited halo car from Ford Performance.

In this new, low-volume assembly facility at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario, Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, global product development, and chief technical officer, marked today’s milestone by driving a Ford GT off the assembly line.

Ford GT was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January 2015. Less than two years later, Ford Performance is now delivering the first cars to customers around the globe.

You Will Love The Earliest Show Outakes

For those of you would checked the hilarious Funny or Die series The Earliest Show you are going to love this video. This series was sponsored by Cap N’ Crunch. Now that the series is over the gang over at The Earliest Show made a fantastic blooper reel. You will enjoy this as much as the cast and crew did.

A Cool Twist On Smirnoff

This holiday season you might want to pick up some Smirnoff No. 21 and Smirnoff Peppermint Twist for your holiday party. Both of them are both delicious, budget-friendly ingredients for festive cocktails at any of your holiday gatherings this season. We even have some delicious recipes for you to enjoy responsibly.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

1.5 ounces Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka

8 ounces Hot Chocolate

3-4 Peppermint Marshmallows

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

3 ounces Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka

2 ounce crème de cacao

1 ounce chocolate liquor

2 ounce cream chocolate sauce & crushed peppermint for garnish

Gingerbread Martini

3 ounces Smirnoff Vodka

3 ounces Irish cream

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 ounces cream

Whipped Cream & Crushed Gingerbread cookies for garnish

The Peppermint Knitted Nog

1.5oz Smirnoff Peppermint Twist,

3oz Eggnog

Crushed Peppermint Candy & Whipped Cream for garnish

Cranberry Holiday Punch

32 ounces (1/2 container) Cranberry-Raspberry Juice

32 ounces (1/2 container) Pineapple Juice

2 Liter Cranberry Lemon-Lime Pop

750 mL bottle Smirnoff Vodka

Sliced Lemon, Limes & Frozen Cranberries for garnish

Phil Dalhausser Talks Volleyball & Why He Loves LA

Pro Beach Volleyball Player Phil Dalhausser introduces you to the South Bay of Los Angeles, home of the famed Manhattan Beach, The Strand, and sun-soaked volleyball courts. I got to chat with 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist about why he loves LA and a bit on his training for the Olympics.

Phil started playing beach volleyball in 2005 and enjoyed a break-out year in 2006 when he partnered with Todd Rodgers, an 11 years veteran of professional beach volleyball. Since teaming up, the duo has become one of the best beach volleyball teams of all time. In the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Phil and Todd won the gold medal match two sets to one against Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes of Brazil. Dalhausser made nine blocks in the championship match, with five coming in the deciding third set, putting the U.S. up to a 9-1 lead and eventually winning it 15-4. Dalhausser was named tournament MVP. Phil’s nickname on the tour was the “Thin Beast” and later became “Beijing Beast” after his performance in China.

To listen to the interview click HERE.

Discover all the rad things LA offers HERE.

Get Smarter This Holiday

This time of the year friends and family will ask you that dreaded question, “What do you want for Christmas?” That is a nice question to ask, but then you freeze up because you don’t know what to say. Well we got you covered this year. Here are some of the hottest items that you would love to see under the tree that has your name on the gift tag. Plus some of the items might not fit under the tree. The only question left is have you been naughty or nice?

2017 smart fortwo coupe – Starting at $14,650

Treat them to style that is “smart” this holiday season. Besides having a combined fuel efficiency rating of 35mpg, the new 2017 smartfortwo coupe is the most efficient of any two-seater or subcompact car as rated by the EPA.

2017 smartfortwo cabrio – Starting at $18,900

Now on sale in U.S. dealers, the all-new 2017 smart fortwo cabrio is the most affordable new convertible on the market. At the touch of a button the new smart cabrio is transformed from a closed two-seater into a car with a large sliding canvas sunroof, or a full-fledged cabriolet with the soft top completely open.

Patagonia Men’s Recycled Down Jacket Shirt – $199

Insulated with 600-fill-power 100% recycled down that’s reclaimed from used down products, this warm, highly compressible shirt has the fit and feel of a lightweight jacket and is made almost entirely from recycled materials.

Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link – $599.99

Part of being smart includes being aware. According to Dyson, indoor air pollution can be up to five times worse than outside. The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link heats and cools purified air to keep the home safe and clean. This purifier can also link to your smartphone to constantly monitor air quality.

Nest Learning Thermostat – $249

The 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat is best yet. This thermostat learns what temperature you like, and adjusts accordingly. Connect it to your phone and you can control it from anywhere. The Nest Learning Thermostat can also detect when you’re away, setting itself to an Eco Temperature to save energy.  Saving energy and cutting costs is the best gift you can give.

Sense Home Energy Monitor – $249

Do you have someone in your life with a sky-high energy bill, and they don’t know what’s causing it? That’s where Sense comes in.  The device wirelessly connects to your phone and from there, you can see exactly what appliances are using energy and how much each day – continuing to keep an energy-conscious eye open.