Cocktails for Cougars and Cowgirls

I don’t know if I qualify as a cowgirl (although, I went to college with some genuine cowboys AND took a summer school class in a building that had a rotating stage for showcasing cows and livestock, so…) and PLEASE don’t tell me I’m old enough to be a cougar (I swear, my brain is insisting that I’m only 27)… but I do like cocktails – so when presented with the opportunity to pore over pages and pages of gorgeous drinks, I hopped on board.

And then I made myself go be social and hang out with some “San Diego Influencers” at a fun little dinner at OB Warehouse that Jordan hosted to celebrate the launch of her book!

I was greeted by a cocktail once I got to the table (well, first I was greeted by Jordan, then the drink!) – tequila, kiwi, jalapeno, agave, lemon and lime juices – and even though I usually stay away from tequila AND peppers in my beverages, I really enjoyed this one!

One of the first bites was a carnitas sopes, which I heartily consumed, minus the pickled onions (sorry, onions…) I’m not sure why I didn’t know about OB Warehouse before that night, but it’s a cool little spot in Ocean Beach that I wouldn’t mind revisiting.

We moved onto a beautiful beet salad – I never get tired of beet salads – and we were given a choice of goan shrimp, moroccan spiced flat iron steak, or short rib pappardelle. I went with the flat iron and was pretty happy with my choice. By this point, I think I had also moved onto a glass of Toscano wine from Zio Baffa, which I found to be easily drinkable (as someone who has lost her ability to be fancy about wine).

And then we had dessert! The coffee sauce that came with this little chocolate cake was amazing and I probably would have licked the plate had I not been trying to act like a civilized person in public.

During dessert, Jordan had everyone pull a question out of a bowl and answer it, as it related to writing, blogging, cocktails, or food. It’s the first time I’ve seen that done at a media event and I thought it was really fun. It’s always cool to hear what other people think and get a little different perspective on things.

Jordan is super sweet and the entire night was a lot of fun. If she invited me to a dinner party, I would totally go because I bet she throws awesome parties. It was also nice to see some fellow bloggers, some of whom I haven’t seen in a long time!

Cocktails for Cougars and Cowgirls is from the ladies behind This Girl Walks Into a Bar – Jordan Catapano and Jocelyn Dunn Muhlbach – and there are cocktails for every occasion, every type of girlfriend, and every drinking mood. I also love that the recipes are formulated for a single drink or a large batch, so you don’t have to do all the math yourself! I’m looking forward to playing with some of the recipes soon, so keep an eye out for that!!

It’s a gorgeous book and I think it would be a great addition to the bookshelf or bar. You can order the book here and use code C4CC2015 for a 10% discount and free shipping.

And if you’re in San Diego this weekend (Saturday, October 3, 2015), stop by Fashion Valley or Mission Valley for some book signing and drink demos!

Disclosure: I received copies of Cocktails for Cougars & Cowgirls for review and enjoyed a meal at OB Warehouse but was not compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.


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