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March 22, 2013

Happy Hour: Garnet and Black Attack Cocktail

Here's a fun way to do a vodka cranberry cocktail with a cool garnet and black effect for your next tailgate...


Ingredients:
2 oz. Blavod black vodka, very cold
3 oz. Chilled cranberry juice

Directions: Fill a small cocktail glass with ice. Pour cranberry juice over the ice. Gently layer black vodka over juice. Serve.

NOTE: This recipe calls for a lot of vodka and can be very strong... For less of a 'kick', pour less vodka on the top (1 oz. or less) - you'll just have less of the 'black' layer effect on the top. Also, since the ingredients are separated for effect, be sure to serve this cocktail with a swizzle stick so the ingredients can be stirred together before drinking. Please drink responsibly!

Recipe Source: divinedinnerparty.com


March 19, 2013

What we're pinning lately...

If you don't already, make sure you follow us on Pinterest!

Here's a look at what we've been busy pinning on Pinterest lately and some of our fave new pins...




Source: etsy.com via Keri on Pinterest


Source: lillybee.com via Lynn on Pinterest





Source: flickr.com via Mrs. on Pinterest



What are some of your fave recent pins?


March 11, 2013

How to follow South Carolina Baseball on the web


South Carolina Baseball Magnet - $5.50
GarnetandBlackTraditions.com

Carolina Baseball is an exciting and fun sport to take us into Spring. Since games are typically played in series, it's not always easy to make it to every game like the football games. However, with today's social media, it's easy to stay on top of Gamecocks Baseball and feel like you're in on the action of the games without being there in person.

Here are a few of our favorite resources to stay in the know on all things Carolina Baseball:

University of South Carolina's official Baseball website - definitely an obvious choice; this site has the schedule, ticket info, videos, and the latest news and stats. You can also watch the games online or tune in to the game audio via the web.

South Carolina Baseball official Twitter - @GamecockBaseBll; play-by-play updated live tweets during the games.

South Carolina Baseball Facebook Page - Updated events for games you can add to your Facebook events to remind you of the next game; gorgeous photos from each home game, live updates during games, and interactions with other fans.

Gamecock Daily - this website updates every hour, compiling information on Gamecocks sports from around the Web into one location!

"The Sarge" discussion board on The Big Spur - Join in on hundreds of conversations and discussions on this online forum about all things Gamecocks Baseball with other like-minded fans.

GoGamecocks.com Facebook page - live updates and photos during the games.

What online websites and resources do you use to follow all things Gamecocks Baseball? Share your sources in the comments of this post.


March 6, 2013

University of South Carolina Bucket List

By now you have probably seen this USC Bucket List, created by the USC Student Government, floating around on Facebook and on Pinterest. Have you taken a chance to read it?

Visit www.uscbucketlist.com to find out how to get a copy.
Some of our favorites...

#27 Sprawl on the first floor of T. Coop, the lowest point in Columbia.

#49 Say "thank you" to a university employee.

#59 Convince a professor to hold class outside.

#73 Sit in on a class you aren't taking.

#82 Deactivate your Facebook for a week, and use your extra time to have an adventure.

#96 Find the Hootie and the Blowfish brick on the Horseshoe and take a picture with their monument.

Click photo to enlarge - you may have to zoom in a bit to read.

How many of the 100 are you able to check off? Comment on this post with your number.

What's missing from this bucket list in your opinion? What would you add?


March 1, 2013

Happy Hour - Blood Orange Mojito Cocktail

In honor of this weekend's baseball game vs. Clemson, we thought this 'bloody orange' cocktail was very appropriate. :) Enjoy!


San Pellegrino Blood Orange Mojitos

Ingredients:
2 1/2 ounces light rum
4 ounces San Pellegrino Limonata
1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
2 blood oranges, cut in wedges
A handful of mint leaves
Sugar

Directions: In a large bowl, combine blood orange wedges, mint leaves and a light sprinkle of sugar. Muddle all the ingredients together until most of the juice is extracted and the mint leaves are bruised. Distribute muddled oranges and mint leaves between two glasses. Fill with ice. Add rum, simple syrup and San Pellegrino Limonata. Stir and serve immediately. **Drink responsibly...

TIP: For fancier ice cubes, freeze 1 part San Pellegrino Limonata and 1 part orange juice. Drop one segmented wedge of blood orange in each mold. Allow freezing time before serving your cocktails.

Recipe Source: dhaleb.com