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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!

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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.”

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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.

FUKUSHIMA KOOLER:
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)

TAMARIND WATER:
***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.


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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!

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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
YOUR
GLASS : )


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

***MADE WITH LOVE IN THE USA!
***PORTION DONATED TO ANIMAL CHARITY!
***LEAD & CADMIUM FREE INK!
***GWEN’S ORIGINAL ASTROLOGICAL ILLUSTRATIONS!
***CUTE HANDMADE BOTTLE CAP WINE CHARM!
***COLOR UNIQUE TO EACH SIGN’S ENERGY!
***SIGN-SPECIFIC BAROSCOPE READING ON IT!
***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.

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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.”

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

SPICED CIDER:
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.)

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

“all real beauty” blog features IZ candles

all-real-beauty

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!!!

VIA ALL REAL BEAUTY:
“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…”

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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

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

blog action day: water is where it’s at

blog-action-day-watertoday is BLOG ACTION DAY and the subject is…. WATER. wow, talk about the collective conscious finally choosing to recognize the importance of water! apparently the winning vote of water was a landslide against the other potential topics… and, take a look around these days… it’s all about water! i’m proud to say i’ve been blogging about water almost since the inception of this blog, almost four years ago. and as i have said before, while i’m certain there are many incredible varieties of water out there, in my humble experience there is no water like kangen water. but this water is not good for everyone… it’s really bad for scrip-happy doctors, the pharma companies. but for everyone else, it’s going to change your life dramatically. if everyone had a kangen machine the world would be a much, much better place. and one day, god willing, everyone will. or by that time our water will be so wonderfully pure that you won’t need one. beware: once you start drinking this medicine, or water, your ailments will begin to pail. some will cease instantaneously, and some will take longer… but one thing is for certain and that is your doctor will miss you.

here are some results i have seen personally on friends who use the water. i would tell you the results of my family drinking the water but they are resistant to the “wisdom” of gwen. most members prefer to ignore my crazy notions…

1. my mom’s friend’s doctor put her on all sorts of blood pressure medicine. each one were gave her a different and awful side effect. so, i suggested she drink the water. as an aquarius, she thankfully had an open enough mind to try it and the next day she had her blood pressure tested. it was down. she decided to try again in case that was the placebo effect… a few weeks later she knew she had a doctor’s appointment coming up and she drank the water for a few days prior in preparation. again, her blood pressure was down. she conducted this little test on herself before committing to buying a machine. and here’s the cincher… she conveyed the reason for her “miraculous” results to her brainwashed doctor, and guess what? nothing. the dumb ass ignored. three times. so there you have it with the majority of doctors… they are the ones who need to see a “doctor!” she finally bit the bullet and put a kangen machine on her counter, and she loves it. her 3 year old grandchild is able to go potty without “straining” as she always had. and her 7 year old grandson loves it and calls it magic water. whenever she asks him if he would like some more magic water he always comes eagerly running over. he says it makes him feel good. what a wise little capricorn! on another note, she says she has so much more energy and she feels terrific. she’s going on vacation next month and she’s taking her kangen machine with her!

i mentioned my friend joyce, the 75 year old scorpio, bought a machine for her ailing dog. unfortunately, the water did help sweetie, but it came too late to save her life, all though it did extend it by many months. however, joyce has reported that her life-long problem “down there” is non-existent now. she is ecstatic, as you can imagine! she also tells me that she has much more energy, and she can’t stand to drink any other water now. her mouth just doesn’t want to swallow non-kangen. i know the feeling! she also tells me that she had been unable to grow her nails her entire life. and now… voila! strong, long, healthy nails comin’ right up! lastly, she has been getting compliments on her hair. she has found that it is full of body and feels like silk. this is because the hair follicles were so dehydrated from our “normal” water which is unable to penetrate out cells due to it’s large size, that it can therefore not deliver the oxygen in H2O.

images(photo)let’s talk about kangen water. it is not only 30 times more antioxident than green tea, but it filters out almost every possible toxin known to man. i say almost, because there are some very stubborn elements like say toxic fluoride, that are really hard to catch. but my favorite part of kangen water is something that is not well known, and that is that it is molecularly restructured. i never knew there was such as thing as big water and small water and light water and heavy water. but there is, and they are hugely different. light water, or small water, is comprised of less molecules. heavy water or big water is composed of more molecules. an average water cell is 12-15 molecules. when it is passed over the titanium platinum plates of a kangen machine it is reduced to 5-7 molecules. this small size allows it to permeate our cell membranes and deliver the oxygen it’s intended to: H2O, after all is hydrogen 2 oxygen. so, when you think you are sick, just understand that really you are thirsty. your body is starving for oxygen, and that oxygen is contained with water. the quality of the water cell and it’s ability to hand out the oxygen, is akin to sending aid workers with food to a foreign country. you wouldn’t send them in with a hyndai, they’d get much further with hummer, no?

if you want to know how our water supply became “big” when it used to be “small,” well that’s due to pollution. toxins, and absence of mineral wealth in the groundwater, and negative energy all increase the size of the water molecules. spiritual scientists are now discovering that energetically speaking, the more natural, healthy, calm, spiritual, ect. and area is, the better the structure of it’s water molecules are. our thoughts influence our water. water has a consiousness all of its own. that may sound far-fetched but think about it… water is truly the elixer of life… we are composed of 70 trillion cells that cannot function with it. we are water. and we are alive. therefore, water is alive. water is life. there are many ways to live one’s life… and as such, there are many ways to influence the quality of water. to all you naysayers out there…. water is not just water.

http://intoxicatedzodiac.com/blog/2010/06/26/care-for-a-kangentini/

http://intoxicatedzodiac.com/blog/2010/09/16/astro-shrink-water-water-everywhere/

http://intoxicatedzodiac.com/blog/2010/09/02/aerosmiths-steven-tyler-kangen-water-groupie/

http://intoxicatedzodiac.com/blog/2008/04/22/h20-is-the-most-important-cocktail-ingredient/

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

stevia: yet another gift from venus

stevia-sourstevia, the herb that escaped the FDA black list, unlike that other powerful green leafy, marijuana. the powers that be have to decided to gift us the sweetness of stevia. thank you dark forces. in this dawning era of full disclosure and transparency, it’s being welcomed by america with open mouths. this plant is an ancient herb… why have we not been privy to its bounty before??? because it’s not a moneymaker for anyone other than the stevia grower and producer!!! in other words, its consumption won’t lead to obesity, which will lead to disease, which will lead to pharmaceuticals, which will lead to your wallet being drained on a constant basis. there are no nasty side effects with this magical herb. it is even safe for diabetics. the one small problem is that there is a subtle aftertaste. but one gets used to it very quickly, especially when one realizes there are no calories, no fat, no nothing, but flavor. i now carry around a bag of stevia in my purse, so that i can whip it out at starbucks and the like. i did that the other day and the clerk laughed, admitting her dad does the same thing… i couldn’t believe it. another freak.. i’m not the only one? wow, cool.

i grew some stevia in my garden this year and low and behold, the raw leaves really do taste like sugar. it’s crazy! i made a cocktail, of course, muddling the leaves. it actually wasn’t sweet enough, so i had to add some granulated stevia into the shaker before the drink became palpable. as with all herbs, when the leaves are dried the intensity of the flavor is magnified. stevia is available in almost any grocery store at this time. i dug my stevia up and brought him inside of the winter. he’s so cool… i can’t bear to see him die off in the next heavy frost. but, in this icy part of the world, stevia is considered an annual. if you prefer to shop for stevia rather than grow it… no prob! only a few months ago it was hard to find. we are loving stevia. health food stores will have more options besides the powder form… stevia pills, stevia serum… it’s all good–i’ve tasted every shape and form. whatever you do, don’t fall for the latest trick which is to rename the bad, lab-made sugars with cute, natural names like “IDEAL”—and color the package green with a leaf or something along those lines. always read the labels because there should be one ingredient listed and that is STEVIA (all though, on some brands dextrose is also listed as an ingredient).

stevia-plant

STEVIA SOUR:
1 1/2 oz choice of spirit (i love gin)
3 sprigs fresh stevia
3/4 oz lemon juice
stevia powder or serum
***muddle and adjust with stevia powder to taste. shake over ice and enjoy that way too. garnish with a sprig of stevia.

stevia-herb

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