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Holiday Cocktail Recipes by a World Champion Bartender

Photo by ETSchindler Photography Last week, we celebrated the exciting launch of Crafthouse by Fortessa, the new line of modern barware made in collaboration with World Champion Bartender, Charles Joly! For the gift that keeps on giving, Charles concocted two custom holiday cocktail creations for you to try at home. He also included the barware to go with it, so go on and give it whirl. Let us know how it goes! Custom Cocktail Recipes by Charles Joly You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Jigger, Bar Spoon, Julep Strainer, Coupe Cocktail Glass, and Ice Bucket with Ice Scoop. Prep: Pour prosecco into coupe cocktail glass. In the mixing glass, combine absinthe, sloe gin, lemon and simple syrus – stir with bar spoon to combine. Transfer mixture to the boston shaker and shake with ice. Strain slowly with the hawthorne strainer into the coupe glass containing the prosecco. Top the cocktail with a few dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters to finish. Garnish drink with a manicured twist (use the Crafthouse by Fortessa channel knife). You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Bar Spoon, Boston Shaker, …

The New Must-Have Line of Barware Designed By A World Champion Bartender

Let’s be real – dressing up your bar cart is half the fun when registering! If you are a cocktail-loving couple that loves to entertain, you’ll want to continue reading… Fortessa, one of our favorite Zola Brands, has just launched a new line of sleek and modern barware, Crafthouse by Fortessa, made in collaboration with World Champion Bartender, Charles Joly (pictured above). Aspiring home bartenders and professionals alike can get inspired to create their own crafts affordably and in style!

An Easy Thanksgiving Recipe to Impress Your Guests

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s time to roll out your pants with the elastic waistband and get ready for marathon eating (and drinking) through January! ‘Tis the season, right? Whether you’re hosting or guesting this year, here’s an easy Thanksgiving recipe that will be sure to impress the crowd! It’s tasty, seasonal and completely Instagram-worthy. #BestThanksgivingEver

Get Spooky: DIY Halloween Party Treats!

We love getting into the Halloween spirit over at Zola HQ! Perhaps it’s the increase in candy consumption around the office that gets everyone excited – Either way, there’s no shortage of fun surrounding this spooky event. We decided to whip up our favorite DIY drink + snack combo for the occasion. Whether you’re hosting or attending a Halloween party this weekend, here are two quick & easy DIY treats to woo (and boo) your guests! Creepy Crawly Cocktails Featuring OXO’s Good Grips Spirits Ice Cube Tray  What You’ll Need: Fresh H2O Ice Cube Tray – We recommend using a silicon tray like the above for easy removal. Plastic Toy Spiders Clear drinking glasses (so you can see the crawlers!) Your favorite cocktail, soda or punch filled to the brim How to Make: 1. First, wash the plastic spiders with soap and water. 2. Place one toy spider into each cube, and then fill ice trays with fresh filtered water. Freeze overnight. Featuring Kate Spade’s Darling Point Double Old Fashioned Glass Set 3. Once the cubes are ready, we recommend bringing the ice trays directly to the …

Quick & Easy Homemade Pizza

Ingredients: 1 lb. Bag of Fresh Pizza Dough 1  Jar of Tomato Sauce 2 Medium Tomatoes 1 Cup of Mozzarella Cheese 1/2 Cup of Fresh Basil Optional: 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil Instructions: Preheat the oven to 450° Spread the pizza dough onto the OXO pizza pan Evenly distribute 1 1/2 – 2 cups of the tomato sauce out to the edges of the pizza dough, leaving a 1 inch border uncovered Thinly slice and add tomatoes, removing excess liquid and seeds Sprinkle with Mozzarella Cheese and any other desired toppings Optional: Drizzle liberally with olive oil Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and cheese is bubbling Add as much or as little basil as you’d like Start your Dream Registry Here!

Quick & Easy Key Lime Pie

Ingredients: 5 Egg Yolks 1/2 Cup of Key Lime Juice 1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust Shell 1 Cup of Heavy Whipping Cream 2 Tbs. of Sugar Filling: Preheat the oven to 375° In a medium size bowl, beat egg yolks at high speed with an OXO electric mixer until fluffy Slowly add the sweetened condensed milk and continue to mix Lower the speed of the mixer and gradually and the lime juice to the mixture until completely combined Pour filling into unbaked graham cracker shell Bake for 10 minutes, or until the filling has set Remove from oven and let the pie cool completely on a wire rack Place in refrigerator Topping: In a medium size bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream and sugar with electric mixer until stiff peaks form Assembling: After pie has chilled, Arrange as much whipping cream on the pie as you would like, or cut pie into wedges and top off with dollops of whipped cream Garnish with lime slices to add a hint …