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Thursday, August 16, 2012

scantily clad posts are in vogue

just ask lady gaga and kim kardashigan. i got such a lively response to this pic when i posted it on my social networks, that i’m gonna blog it too… what the hell!?! have you seen some mini skirts–they’re shorter than this tote. which, by the way is available at INTOXICATEDZODIAC.COM.

these are a limited edition collection, made with ORGANIC dye, and jute! in nepal, by rescued sex slaves. i kid you not. a portion of IZ sales always goes to animal charity.

mixed by Gwen-Intoxicated Zodiac

Sunday, April 22, 2012

earth day tipple: gulf spilltini two years later

i still cannot believe that people patronize BP gas after the atrocities they so knowingly committed. yes, BP planned the gulf spill, they intentionally tapped into an under water volcano of sorts and knew exactly what to do to stop the leak. research it. you’ll be amazed. now to tie in the astrology theme here, let it be known that volcanoes are ruled by mars. this unfortunate event occurred in aries (april 20), a sign ruled by mars. hence, please don’t take this negatively… but the SPILLTINI is an aries. may we all posses that kind of raw power, the one that lives within the soul of every aries. volcanic arien power—gimme some!

but no more! i know i sound like a gospel preaching minister, but seriously, divine intervention is saving our collective asses. while there are still shrimp being born without eyes from the spill : ( there is also a shockingly huge amount of positive news from scientists studying the area. check it out here.

we are very lucky as a species, we humans. we have the entire universe on our team! so, please, give thanks to all the unseen souls, guardian angels, benevolent aliens, and crusading humans who are assisting us in our climb to the new earth. i suggest perhaps drinking a SPILLTINI while you do so:


1 oz Oil Infused Vodka*
1 oz Seawater Simple Syrup*
1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon
1 Star Fish Garnish

***Rim martini glass with beach sand brown sugar.
***Shake vodka, syrup and lemon over ice.
***Adjust to taste. Strain into glass.
***Float star fish anise for garnish.

SAND RIMMED GLASS: Wet lip of glass with lemon wedge. Rotate lip of the glass in sugar.

OIL VODKA INFUSION: Dump 3 tbsp dried elderberries 4 cups vodka. (find at health food store) Allow to infuse for one week. Strain and store for use. Use immediately, or allow to sit longer for a stronger elderberry

SEAWATER SIMPLE SYRUP: Equal parts brown sugar and water. Simmer on stove and store in fridge.

Belly up or Bottoms up? The choice is ours to make!

mixed by Gwen-Intoxicated Zodiac

Monday, April 16, 2012

saving our world’s kingdoms, one bottle at a time

BENEFIT WINES is the coolest way to buy wine… every purchase helps a charity! there is a wonderful selection of charities that you can choose to support (with a lot of animal advocacy ones) and about $7 from each bottle goes to that charity. all the labels are designed so beautifully and individually for each charity.

a bottle makes the perfect summer party gift for your host/hostess with a favorite cause or a soft spot for furry fuzzies. i personally love the orangutan ones for REDAPES.ORG cheers!

mixed by Gwen-Intoxicated Zodiac

Monday, March 19, 2012

PARTIDA: an outstanding tequila in so many ways

finally, 2012 is here and i am psyched. people are waking up! they’re reading the labels on their food. they’re asking questions. companies like PARTIDA are responding by choosing causes to align themselves with.

the time has finally come when the company from which a product hails, is as important as the product itself. enter PARTIDA, owned by gary shansby, a huge supporter of the environment.

this guy cares about earth. he cares about humanity. he cares about all beings and if you question that, then research his track record. it’s clear he’s one of the good guys, who also happens to be good in business. lucky him!

but really, lucky us. we now have the opportunity to support a company that puts back some of what they get, to make the world a better place… AND get a fabulous product too. it’s just icing on the cake that PARTIDA happens to be outstanding. if you haven’t gotten around to tasting PARTIDA, do.

i was serving some customers a few months back in COMIDA. they were looking for a good sipping tequila and their eye happened to catch the PARTIDA bottle. i told them that PARTIDA ANEJO was exactly what they wanted and served them each a glass neat. they enjoyed their drink immensely and were very pleased that they had discovered PARTIDA.

“The Partida Estate is located in and around what is known as the Tequila Valley, the birthplace of tequila. Partida an estate-grown tequila maintains complete control over their agave cultivation, allowing for the finest agave piñas (hearts of the agave) harvested at optimal ripeness from 8-10 years of age. The agaves are grown naturally in a healthy environment without chemicals. “We select the finest blue agave cultivated and harvested from the choicest acreage on the estate,” says Gary Shansby, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Partida Tequila. “A great tequila starts with cultivation and harvesting of the best blue agave followed by our own secret recipe for cooking, fermentation, distilling and aging.”

mixed by Gwen-Intoxicated Zodiac

Friday, March 16, 2012

japan is sippin’ scorpio: the Fukushima kooler

In honor of Japan’s one year Fukushima anniversary, i present the Fukushima Kooler. i don’t believe in coincidence. 911 was no accident and i don’t believe 311 (Fukushima) was either. now, one year to the week later, intense earth tremor activity is again occurring in japan. while the original Fukushima disaster was caused by the rogue factions of world governments, these most recent tremors are mother earth’s way of saying i know what you did and have not forgotten.

mother earth, or Gaia, is a living, breathing, conscious being just like you and I. we are all cohabitating on a self-sustaining space ship called earth. we were tricked by the aforementioned rogue factions of our world governments into believing that we are not in control of our destiny and earth is a harsh place to live, and nothing is further from the truth. actually, we are all just avatars of our real selves playing an incredibly real video game. dark against the light… positive versus negative… you know the deal, it’s called duality. but what you may not realize is that it’s just a play you’re acting in. the ultimate bad guy, lucifer, also signed up to play this game, as did every member of the rogue faction of the world governments. if you don’t believe me then please explain why lucifer’s name translates to “light bearer.”

so, if you’d like the universe, or the rogue team, to stop jerking you around… you do have the power. think of your body like a car… if you refuse to drive your own steering wheel, then someone else will do it for you. because everyone knows a car cannot drive itself. team rogue has been steering all of our cars for a very long time, and i’m ready to drive on my own now. aren’t you? they’d like us to drive a fred flinstone jalope. but wouldn’t you prefer to drive a hybrid electric flying porshe? it has never been easier to take the wheel. watch the rogues fall from their positions of power… our new highway is being built and it’s called 2012. what was once referred to as conspiracy theory will become known as truth. so, open your mind to miracles and your heart to magic. know that we are not alone. we have angels, ascended masters, benevolent aliens, and secret societies of earth on our team.

building the new earth, is easier than you might think. for example, did you know that you can change the weather among other crazy things just by using a technique called THETAHEALING? i do it all the time. many japanese people have been removing the radiation from their contaminated food by using theta healing. and did you know that we have teams of “good aliens” working amongst us to help us out of this mess we got ourselves into? it helps to understand that we are ALL aliens. none of us started off on earth. we all “came” here. aliens are simply versions of us from other corners of the universe! and aliens have been on this planet for eons. how do you think the pyramids got here? how do you think we got up into space? hello crop circles? why do you think the government denies their existence? why do you think there are so many scary alien movies out there? to brainwash us into thinking aliens are bad, that’s why! aliens are here to help so let’s let em do what they came to do!

but back to astrology, the country of japan is a libra. on one side of its scales she weighs the ancient traditions of her past (whaling) against the progressive innovations of the present future. japan is still an insultingly patriarchal society, but ironically their scientists create the world’s leading inventions. they can make fuel from water. they invented kangen water, which cures cancer. imagine the inventions they haven’t yet shared with the world!

tamarind is ruled by mars, ancient ruler of scorpio. scorpio symbolizes the phoenix rising from the ashes of fukishima. japan is rebirthing itself like the greatest of scorpios. the rest of the world watches in awe as the japanese people calmly take each beyond challenging day in their stride. even their pets are to be commended. japans’s handling of this UNnatural disaster is admiral. so, cheers to japan.

2 oz shochu
2 lychees
tamarind water
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz agave
2 dashes peach bitters
***muddle a lychee and bitters. add shochu, agave, lime. shake and double strain into an ice-packed high ball. top with tamarind water. garnish with a lychee.

(PS, shochu is a japanese spirit that contains about half the calories and alchohol content of most booze. good for lightweights, great for the bikini)

***this is the most DELICIOUS juice. it’s great to drink alone, but we are using it in a cocktail here.
***buy tamarind pods at most ethnic markets and of course online. look for the sour ones, not the sweet ones.
***peel between 15-20 tamarind pods, leaving veins attached. simmer with 8 cups sugar and 16 cups water for 20-30 minutes. macerate to the best of your ability in the pot. then strain. will last a couple weeks in the fridge.

mixed by Gwen-Intoxicated Zodiac

Friday, February 24, 2012

where your empty tequila bottles go

so, we’ve heard of wine bottles being recycled (GREEN GLASS), and the occasional pop bottle, but now we know where all those empty bottles go… they go to bottle heaven to get transumuted by god’s light into soy candles… THE BOTTLE MILL love love love!

especially love the don julio anejo ash tray!

mixed by Gwen-Intoxicated Zodiac

Monday, February 6, 2012

what’s your sign wine glass party

throw a WHAT’S YOUR SIGN WINE GLASS PARTY, complete with tarot card reader, astrologer and numerologist.

UVA SPA & WINE did just that… and it was a hit. why? because astrology is HOT. astrology is what the BEAUTIFUL people are into. it’s what the celebrities like. but you know what i say? celebs, schmelebs. astrology is what REAL people are into! OCCUPY

WHAT’S YOUR SIGN GLASSES are beautiful on the outside, and the inside too. they are brimming over with integrity:

***ANCIENT QUOTE: “We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born.Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.~Carl Jung”


BOYS like astrology too.

SERIOUS stuff going on here (with an anything but serious sign, aries), pouring the nectar of the gods. something they are excel at, i might ad ; )


leos always LOVE anything INTOXICATED ZODIAC. look at all those orange leo glasses below!

awww, love those sweet little cancers.


gemini, i guess you’re ok too.

mixed by Gwen-Intoxicated Zodiac

Saturday, January 28, 2012

hot mezcal cider stars virgo

the smokiness of the mezcal combined with the depth of the spices and the sweetness of the cider works perfectly together. perfect like virgo, but when you’re freezing anything warm is perfect! seriously though, this is a good one that’s easy peasy to make. and, i add woefully, it was a best seller at the now-defunct mexican gastropub, comida mercado fresco : (

this cider is host to a plethora of ingredients–indeed it has all 12 signs in it! but i’m going to go with virgo here and pick coriander to focus on. why? because so many of us don’t realize that coriander is actually cilantro! yup, that’s right… when cilantro goes to seed, the seeds are then picked and… voila! we have coriander. Those peeps who’ve gone to accredited online colleges for culinary arts will be familiar with this.

and as you know, because you are such good little students, cilantro is ruled by mercury, who is the fast and furious ruler of the most perfectionistic sign in the zodiac: virgo. this is due to its lacy foliage and fragile quality, indicative of Mercury’s quick and wispy nature. Mercury is our fastest orbiting planet. Cilantro’s flower also happens to be “perfect.” of course.

here’s some trivia for ya…. Linda Gilbert states “In literature, coriander is mentioned as an aphrodisiac in The Tales of the Arabian Nights. And those famous sugarplums which fill children’s dreams at Christmas time were originally sugar coated coriander, a treat that offered a sweet start and then a spicy burst of flavor. Later the recipe included small bits of fruit and became the confection we know today.”

2 oz mezcal (organic del maguey is recod)
fill with spiced cider
serve in a mug, garnish with an orange bow

1 gallon cider
10 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
15 coriander seeds
zest of 1 orange
zest of 1 lemon
(toast spices in skillet, add to cider in sauce pot, simmer for 10 minutes, store in fridge.)

mixed by Gwen-Intoxicated Zodiac

Saturday, January 22, 2011

“all real beauty” blog features IZ candles


Thanks to christopher drummond’s natural beauty blog, ALL REAL BEAUTY, for noticing that we are “More Than Just a Candle!” And we noticed that his blog is an incredible resource for the scoop on natural products. wanna know what all those fancy ingredients listed in your mascara really mean? or what exactly a paraben is? if so, this blog is a MUST-READ!!!

“Ever think that a candle was just a candle? Well we are here to prove you wrong. Just when you think there is nothing special about a candle, in walks Intoxicated Zodiac. More specifically, they have a line called “Celestial Cocktail Candles”. (I just realized that I said “candles” about 50 times in that last paragraph…)

“Interesting” you say?

Each candle is made for a specific sign in the zodiac. According to the website, “Each sign has an exclusive scent which is associated with it’s unique Cocktail recipe. The recipes utilize plants, herbs and flowers connected with each individual sign. Imagine inhaling a scent formulated specially for you… therapeutic, supportive, cleansing–Celestial Cocktail Aromatherapy! Heal thyself with the ancient principles of Cocktail Astrology.”

The candles are green (soy based, clean burning, non bleached wick….) and are only $32….

Clean candles like these are the way to go….paraffin based candles are bad to inhale, and have known toxins in them. With 2011 right around the corner, let’s start the year out as clean and toxin free as possible! Plus, you’re supporting a boutique brand, which is all the rage for the new year…”

mixed by Gwen-Intoxicated Zodiac

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

back in bendels… it’s that time of the year again!

Our Intoxicated Zodiac candles will be in Henri Bendel through holiday. Swing by and pick up the perfect stocking stuffer, birthday present, hostess gift, or haunakah present. Because all the best gifts come in brown and white boxes ; ) Imbibe Wisely, Live Healthy, Love Freely, Burn Safely… Cheers to a blessed yuletide season!bendels

mixed by Gwen-Intoxicated Zodiac

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