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Good Cheers: The Kiss My Cranberries Cocktail from Our Restaurants

’Tis the season for family get-togethers and tiffs around the table. Although this year may seem particularly ripe for strife, bypass any arguments and give thanks for this sassy cranberry cocktail instead. Kiss My Cranberries doubles as an antidote to the stress of Thanksgiving entertaining and a tacit response to any possible disagreement. Instead of mouthing off, sip this refreshing bittersweet beverage. The balanced combination of citrus, tart berry, cinnamon and bourbon perfectly captures the holiday mood, while tempering yours.

If you do need to escape your rellies, you can always stop by one of our Nordstrom restaurants to have a Kiss My Cranberries prepared for you. You’ll find us all quite agreeable.

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Good Cheers: the Stonewashed Cocktail from Our Restaurants

Like the perfect pair of jeans, a delicious cocktail feels easy and pairs well with most things. As the week ends and the weekend begins, slip on your comfy denim (you know the ones) and sip this pretty purple cocktail from our Nordstrom restaurants. The recipe is simple, but the resulting drink has a unique violet flavor that strengthens along with its faded plum shade as you imbibe. Sweet but not sugary, with an herbal gin base, the Stonewashed possesses a mellow fragrant flavor that will set the tone for your Friday and beyond.

And if you don’t feel like mixing your own, you can always stop by one of our Nordstrom restaurants to have one prepared for you.

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Wilder Wonka: A Cocktail Made with Snozzberry (Yeah, Snozzberry) Soda

To celebrate the refreshing new boutique sodas (pops, if you prefer) that we’re carrying at selected Nordstrom stores, we’re experimenting by adding our favorite adult ingredients (clear, brown or bubbly) to these distinct flavors.

Next in our series is a delightful drink reminiscent of our childhood literary canon, the Wilder Wonka, made with Batch Craft Soda’s snozzberry-flavored soft drink.

Snozzberry Soda

Photo and recipe by Tom Burritt

What once was available only in a wallpaper-based medium for in-home consumption (if you were a candy tycoon, at least), that great “snozzberry” flavor is now the backbone of your favorite cocktail. The mysterious fruit won’t be adorning your garden any time soon, but the combined berry flavors in this soda make a fizzy mixture that’s a golden ticket to party popularity. Make Willy proud. Because Mr. Wonka was right when quoth he, “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.”

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Twinkle Toes: A Cocktail with Absinthe Soda

To celebrate the refreshing new non-alcoholic boutique sodas (pops, if you prefer) that we’re carrying at selected Nordstrom stores, we’re experimenting by adding a few of our favorite adult ingredients (clear, brown or bubbly) to these distinct flavors.

The series kicks off with a favorite that uses Saiteaux Absinthe Botanical Soda. Alone, the soda has a pleasant, effervescent taste.

Saiteaux Absinth Soda Cocktail

Photo and recipe by Tom Burritt

While botanical-flavored beverages are striving to gain a foothold on mainstream menus, everybody has a story about their first (or last) sip of absinthe.

You won’t be “tripping” from this cocktail made with Saiteaux’s Absinthe Botanical Soda, but the sparkling beverage is a highly refreshing brunch-class concoction. Gin and grapefruit highlight the underplayed herbal flavors of the anise-heavy soda, adding to the freshness of the carbonation. Lemon, bitters and mint give a glistening finish that will carry down to your toes.

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How to Gift Like a Boss: Tastemade’s Claire Thomas’s Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit

Just in time for the alcoholidays, that time of year when you can’t go anywhere without someone handing you a drink, Tastemade host Claire Thomas shared this spirited gift idea. Homemade bitters, some yummy bourbon, citrus garnish and gorgeous barware add up to a stylish gift that won’t go unused. 

How to Make an Old Fashion Kit

Follow Claire’s simple steps in the video below to make your own gorgeous Old Fashioned kit. 

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Basil Cucumber Cooler Cocktail Recipe | What’s Cooking

Easy summer cocktail recipe with gin, cucumber, basil and lime from Nordstrom bars. Photo by Jeff Powell.

Playfully refreshing, simple to put together and ideal for sharing with friends under the warm sun on a patio, this summer cocktail is like the adult version of a kiddie pool. A splash of simple syrup and lime brightens and brings together the herbaceous qualities of basil and the distinct taste of cucumbers. Dry gin lends its hints of botanicals, and a top-off with club soda livens this beverage with a touch of effervescence.

Dip into a few simple, summertime ingredients and create one of these ice-cold Basil Cucumber Coolers at home with this easy cocktail recipe from our Nordstrom bars.

Easy summer cocktail recipe with gin, cucumber, basil and lime from Nordstrom bars. Photo by Jeff Powell.

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The Best Pools in Los Angeles #5

  If you’re prone to jealousy regarding other people’s sweet gigs, you may want to skip our series on the best pools, in which Instagrammer Kate Brien from View from the Topp catalogs the best swimming holes this side of Old Hollywood. When this shoe-selfie pro puts her stamp on a pool, it’s not just because the water is warm and the towels are dry. These places are swanky, sweet and super stylish—making them the perfect spots for Brien’s Soludos, her footwear brand of choice for poolside reconnaissance. Keep reading to find out where this pool is and how to make yourself at home there, and check back all month long as we count them down.

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Fresh Blueberry and Lavender Cocktail Recipe | What’s Cooking

Fresh blueberry martini cocktail recipe with lavender syrup from Nordstrom Bars. Photo by Jeff Powell.

What a perfect cocktail to celebrate the first official week of summer. Fresh blueberries get muddled to release their sweet juices–and a beautiful hue that helps color the cocktail–and lavender is simmered into a syrup that ends up slightly fragrant and contributes just the right touch of floral notes. I find lavender sometimes a bit overwhelming, but not here, when balanced by the refreshing tartness of lemon. Try this Blueberry and Lavender Martini in our Nordstrom bars, or read on to create this cocktail recipe for yourself and some very good friends this summer at home.

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The Best Pools in Los Angeles #3

If you’re prone to jealousy regarding other people’s sweet gigs, you may want to skip our series on the best pools, in which Instagrammer Kate Brien from View from the Topp catalogs the best swimming holes this side of Old Hollywood. When this shoe-selfie pro puts her stamp on a pool, it’s not just because the water is warm and the towels are dry. These places are swanky, sweet and super stylish—making them the perfect spots for Brien’s Soludos, her footwear brand of choice for poolside reconnaissance. Keep reading to find out where this pool is and how to make yourself at home there, and check back all month long as we count them down.

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The Best Pools in Los Angeles #2

If you’re prone to jealousy regarding other people’s sweet gigs you may want to skip our series on the best pools, in which Instagrammer Kate Brien from View from the Topp catalogues the best swimming holes this side of Old Hollywood. When this shoe-selfie pro puts her stamp on a pool it’s not just because the water is warm and the towels are dry. These places are swanky, sweet, and super stylish—making them the perfect spots for Brien’s Soludos, her footwear brand of choice for poolside reconnaissance. Keep reading to find out where this pool is and how to make yourself at home there, and check back all month long as we count them down.

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