Thursday, April 7, 2016

How To Throw The Perfect #RHOD Watch Party (Tips & Recipes)

There is no doubt that in homes across the city, Dallasites will be gathering together to watch the premier of the Real Housewives of Dallas on Monday, April 11. Steve Kemble is known as "America's Sassiest Lifestyle Guru" and he's offering OSC readers his expert advice on how to throw a SassFab RHOD party with a dose of Southern hospitality!

"Ask your guests to dress Cowboy and Cowgirl Chic! Think sexy western style leather boots, boho chic maxi dresses, American Indian turquoise jewelry and more!" gushes Kemble. "If anything goes wrong, or anyone offends you during the party, the correct way to throw 'shade' is to simply say, 'Bless Your Heart.' In the South that’s pretty much how we politely say 'Bye, Felicia!' For your fabulous affair, I suggest you recommend everyone arrive via limo, UBER, or horseback! In true Housewives fashion, flipping furniture and glass tossing should be considered acceptable! When the Housewives entertain, they always have an array of delectable delights to nosh on. I suggest some fabulous hors d'oeuvres. In Dallas, we love our Margaritas so for your party I have developed five specialty Margaritas, one for each of the Dallas Housewives. No Dallas party is complete without a…SPECIALTY COCKTAIL!!" For more expert lifestyle/party advice and celeb gossip, keep us with Steve at

The Brandi 
A Dallas Cowboy Blue Blueberry Margarita

¼ cup fresh blueberries
1 oz (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
4 oz ( ½ cup ) reposado or añejo tequila
1 ½ oz (3 tablespoons)
Simple Syrup
Few dashes orange bitters
Kosher or sea salt for rimming the glass

1. Rub the rime of two rocks or margarita glasses with a lime wedge. Swirl the rims through a small pile of kosher or sea salt to salt them. Add ice cubes to the glasses. 2. In a cocktail shaker muddle the blueberries and lime juice until the blueberries are pulverized. Add the tequila, Simple Syrup, bitters and a handful of ice to the shaker. Add a leftover rind or two from the limes. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds, and then strain into the salted glasses.

The Stephanie 
Champagne Margarita

1 oz tequila
1 oz orange liqueur (Triple Sec)
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
2 oz champagne
Sugar (1/8 cup white granulated sugar with zest of 1 lime)

1. Spoon the sugar onto a small plate, add the lime zest. Mix together with fingers until fully combined. Rub a slice of lime along the rime of the glass to get it wet and dip the rim into the sugar to coat with the lime sugar 2. Combine the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice in a glass, stir until mixed 3. Top off glass with champagne 4. Enjoy!

The Cary 
The After Yoga Margarita

1 ½ oz (1 shot or 3 tablespoons) tequila
1 ½ oz (3 tablespoons) lime juice
½ oz (1 tablespoon) freshly-squeezed orange juice
½ oz (1 tablespoon) water
2 teaspoons agave nectar
Optional fruit purees: mango, watermelon, pineapple, berries, etc.
Optional garnishes and muddlers: fresh lime or other fruit slice, fresh mint sprig, coarse sea salt to rim the glasses

1. For a classic skinny margarita, add tequila, lime juice, agave, orange juice and water to a cocktail shaker (or a glass) and shake (or whisk) for about 10 seconds to combine. Strain and serve over ice. Add a garnish or two if desired 2. If using fruit puree, reduce agave to 1 teaspoon, omit the water, and add in 3 tablespoons of the fruit puree. Shake/whisk to combine, then taste. If the mixture is too tart, add in an additional teaspoon of agave

The LeeAnne 
A Spicy Jalapeño Margarita

3 cups good (plain) tequila
2 cups Grand Marnier
1.5 cups fresh lime juice
1 cup simple syrup (or sub agave syrup to taste)
Jalapeño slices for garnish
Salt for the glasses

1. Make the jalapeño tequila: add the jalapeño to the tequila and let it sit at room temp for a few hours or up to a day 2. Remove jalapeño and pour into a small serving glass. Serve on the side so guests can add as much or little spice as they like 3. Mix together the margarita ingredients 4. Add a few drops of the spicy tequila, to taste, to finished margaritas (it’s very spicy – start with less, you can always add more)

The Tiffany 
Prickly Pear Margarita

Coarse salt for rimming glasses
1 lime wedge
3 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
3 cups silver tequila
2 cups prickly pear syrup
1 cup orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec

1. In a small, shallow plate, add the salt. Rub the rims of 10 margarita glasses with the lime wedge and then dip the rims into the salt 2. Fill a pitcher with ice, then add the lime juice, tequila, prickly pear syrup and orange liqueur. Stir, then strain into prepared glasses

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