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McKENZIE FISHER

2nd Friday Art Walk has come and gone again, and this month we are featuring artist McKenzie Fisher! (Or, should we say opportunartist… but more on that later). Utilizing shape and color, McKenzie’s art reminds us how elegant geometry can be. Scroll down to find out more about McKenzie and her process, as well as catch a sneak peek of her display. Then head on over to the shop and snag your favorite piece before they’re gone!

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“This collection is called ‘Undone’ because I don’t feel like any of my items are ever perfect. They have mini imperfections that add to the beauty of their design.”

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“I am always crazy wild busy, whether it’s going to barber school, working full time, or trying to keep my social life somewhat alive. So when I’m trying to take a step back and just have some relaxing moments here and there, I like to make art.”

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“By no means do I consider myself a traditional ‘artist.’ I would probably call myself an opportunartist. Yeah, that’s a made up word. I do feel like it’s the correct term for what I do.  I have a few hours to kill, some yarn or a pen sitting around, and I just make things.”

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A little more about McKenzie:

Fave cocktail: I know I’m a wild woman, but I love a nice vodka on ice with a large amount of fresh lime juice. Some would say I’m a purist.

Fave way to relax: I like to relax by shaking things out. Having a lil baby dance party, or rearranging my house. It’s just a great stress reliever to me.

Fave thing about Oklahoma: I’ve never found another place that I loved the sunsets as much. I always compare other states that I’ve visited. And none of them hold up in the competition.

Guilt pleasure music: My bff Sam can tell you how crazy my iTunes are. It’s just FILLED with guilty pleasures. I would have to say Gavin DeGraw and Hanson are my personal faves. I listen to them almost daily. Eeeek.

Something no one knows about me: Well I talk… a lot. So I’m almost sure that I’ve told everything about  myself to at least a handful of people. But if I had to guess, I would say that I have like 10 journals that are all very specific. Thankful journals, drunk journals, drawing journals, and haiku journals. And everything in between it feels like. It’s funny- as if I don’t talk enough with personal interactions that I have to talk to myself at home.

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Rosé Spritzer

It’s finally starting to feel like summer here in Oklahoma, which means its time to go a little more light and refreshing in our cocktail choices. In case you missed us at Art Walk last we weekend, we hung out with artist Teddy Grider and served a summery Rosé Spritzer!

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 Now here’s what you’ll need…
5 ounces Rosé of your choice

Fresh strawberries, chunked
Fresh mint leaves
1 lemon, sliced
Club soda
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Place 1-2 tablespoons of strawberries & 2-3 slices of lemon in the bottom of a glass and muddle until juicy. Fill with ice and Rosé, then top with club soda to taste. Garnish with lemon slice and mint leaves.
Or, if you’re feeling lazy, you can just soak the strawberries and lemon in the Rosé for awhile– we’ll never tell. Sit back and stay refreshed as those temperatures climb.

SOUR WOLF

Art Walk has once again come and gone, and this month we celebrated with our friends from 405 Brewing Co! May’s cocktail creation was a Sour Wolf: perfect for the craft beer lovers who are craving a little extra kick.

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If you’re feeling  rebellious, here’s how to make this Sour Wolf…

 

You’ll need:

3 oz  – 405′s Grapefruit Sour

1 oz — Gin (we recommend Loyal Gin from Prairie Wolf Spirits)

Lime to garnish

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Just combine the beer and gin, thrown in a lime and you are ready to go! We suggest taking home a growler from the taproom and making enough to share with friends.

JAMIE STEVENS

This month, we are stoked to get to showcase and big-time brag on artist Jamie Stevens. A self-taught artist working in oils, Jamie’s goal is to paint one small painting almost every day. Read on to find out more about Jamie, her passion, and her work!

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“Though I enjoyed art as a child, I’ve recently reconnected with the joy of painting during the last two years.”

“Painting happens during my daughter’s naps and in the evenings if I’m not too tired from my day job and chasing around a 4 year old.”

“Every day is a new adventure and gives me the opportunity to experiment and try something new. I find inspiration in many places, though I’m often drawn to the contrast between light and shadow.”

 

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Come on by to check out // purchase one of Jamie’s oil paintings. To see more of her work, check out her Instagram & blog listed above!

BLUEBERRY LEMONADE

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Cheers to everyone who came out to Art Walk this past Friday! We figured there was no better way to kick off this Spring weather than with some (Spiked) Blueberry Lemonade. In case you missed it, we’ve got ya covered.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

1 oz GIN

3 oz LEMONADE

2 oz BLUEBERRY JUICE

Blueberries to garnish.

 

Mix & enjoy! We recommend drinking one on the patio… in the sunshine…

CLUB SOCIAL

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Big thanks to all that came out to celebrate women AND our 5th BIRTHDAY! We kicked off the night by serving up a Club Social (what an appropriate name I must say). Find out how to make it below:

 

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Salted Rim +

2 oz Vodka

1 oz Sprite

1 oz Lemon Juice

Splash of Club Soda

1/4 to 1/2 oz  of Lavender Simple Syrup by PH Alchemy

Rosemary to garnish

 

 

Cheers!

COKE DATE

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In case you didn’t know, it was ART WALK WEEKEND this past Friday. We served up a little beverage to celebrate the holiday of love that we call Valentines Day, by throwing it back to the 50′s with a coke date.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 oz Vanilla Vodka

5 oz Coke

Splash of Grenadine

 

Stir and then top it with a cherry.

 

That’s all folks! Now there’s no excuse to not mix up a little something special for someone today ;)

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pssst…don’t forget a card. SHOP HERE or pop in the store today!

 

 

GIN + GINGER

 

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The weather may have been a bit frightful this past 2nd Friday, but the drink was so delightful! Check out this simple recipe for our Gin+Ginger, served up last week at the Art Walk:

1 oz – Gin

4 oz – Ginger Ale

garnish with a slice of orange

 

 

That’s it folks! So easy yet so yummy.

 

psst…you can purchase one of our GIN DECANTERS (pictured above) in the shop or online.

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COCKTAIL CATCH-UP

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Hello hello! It’s time for a cocktail catch-up.

As you may know, we had you guys vote on last month’s cocktail at our August Art Walk  by choosing from one of our drinks from the archives! So, if you missed this recipe on the blog the last time we served it, we’ve got ya covered. Click on over to the recipe for that yummy Rosey Gin Sour we mixed up for you last month!

 

Now on to last week’s recipe…

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APPLE PIE

1 oz vodka

2 oz apple juice

1 oz spiced apple cider

2 oz club soda

garnish with an apple slice powdered with cinnamon

 

We hope you enjoyed our festive October drink and, as always, want to give a huge THANK YOU and shout out to Norman’s own, THE CELLAR WINE & SPIRITS . We don’t know what we’d do without them!

COCKTAIL POLL + SUMMER SANGRIA

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We’ve got another successful 2nd Friday Art Walk under our belts, all thanks to YOU GUYS! We love serving up our cocktails and hearing your feedback, which is why we’re starting to change things up this fall and we want to get you involved in our process.

It’s election season so, to us, it made the most sense to hear from the people and let them vote on what they want to sip on next month. We pulled from our drink archives, choosing the best of the best and then we took to the polls, asking YOU what you wanted to have again.

The results our in and the winner is the…

BLACKBERRY SAGE OLD FASHIONED

No worries if your drink didn’t win. You can find the recipes right here on the blog! Links at the bottom of this post.

 

Now on to this month’s recipe:

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This SUMMER SANGRIA fits in perfectly with our theme this summer of easy and refreshing cocktails. With only a couple ingredients, you’re going to want to make a pitcher, which is why this recipe is for doing just that:

 

One bottle of white wine (we used Pinot Grigio)

3 cans of Fresca (we picked your classic Fresca, but any flavor will do)

Add fruit of your liking (grapes, peaches, strawberries, etc…)

 

That’s it! So simple.

As always, we want to thank The Cellar of Norman for proving the spirit to our cocktail each and every month! <3

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Cheers!

 

Rosey Gin Sour | Whiskey Lemonade | Honey Ginger Lemonade