With just a few weeks ’til Halloween, we’re here to give you some last minute Lush Halloween Party Cocktail ideas and Halloween party hacks. First, to save time, money, and make you the host(ess)-with-the-most(est) at your upcoming party, we’ve got 2 great ideas for Lush Halloween Cocktails: Serve our Bright Orange Sangria and/or delicious Spiced Wine! Your guests will rave about your the delicious flavors and presentation, and it will be our little secret that it only took you a few minutes to prepare.

Then, you can go above and beyond with these low-cost Halloween party hacks from Buzzfeed:

27 Halloween Party Hacks

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I especially like the Shrunkin Heads, Pumpkin Keg and Glow-in-the-Dark Eyes.  But that’s just me? Which will you use this year?

Let the fun begin!

Thanks for reading Such A Lush Blog.  Stay tuned and you’ll be served fun commentary on wine, cocktails, entertaining, and small business.  It’s a fun mix, we’re some fun gals, and you’ve found your place if you’re Such a Lush like us. Check out what we’ve got, order what you’d like, sit back, relax and sip (or guzzle).

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Irish Mule & Copper Mug GIVEAWAY – Cocktail Mix Giveaway!

***We’ve got a winner!!! – Danielle F. has won!***

Do you have the luck of the Irish? If so, you may be in for a treat this St. Patty’s Day! We want to send one lucky winner a 3-Pack of our Irish Mule Mix (similar to a Moscow Mule but you add Irish Whiskey rather than Vodka), and 2 beautiful copper mugs! It’s a cocktail mix giveaway and a fantastic package valued at over $60!

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3-Pack of Lush Irish Mule + 2 New Copper Mugs

There are a few ways to get your name in the drawing (you can get all 3 available entries/person in less than 5 minutes!). We are requiring 80 total entries to precede with the giveaway, so please share with anyone you’d like (this is one of our higher-valued giveways). We will announce the winner at 5:00 MST on our site here and contact the winner directly.  All entries must be in by 3:00 PM MST on Friday 3/9/16. Here’s how to get in on the Irish Mule Action:

  1. IF you haven’t already, get 1 entry by signing up for the Lush Buzz Newsletter here. We won’t fill up your inbox with emails – promise! But, you’ll be the first to know of our giveaways, contests, new flavors, etc. AND you’ll receive a 25% off coupon just for signing up.
  2. Get 1 entry by retweeting this giveaway post on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lushwinemix
  3. Get 1 entry by sharing this giveaway post AND tagging a friend’s name when sharing: https://www.facebook.com/LushWineMix/

If you haven’t tried our Moscow/Irish Mule Mix, you’ll love it! It’s one of our most popular flavors and often gets high reviews. Thank you so much for your business and support; we truly appreciate it! Have a wonderful day and wonderful St. Patty’s Day next week. Cheers!!!

 

  Lush Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup for an

Amazing Vodka Daiquiri

Last week, we posted a recipe and giveaway featuring Lush Strawberry Basil Lemonade. It makes a delicious frozen wine cocktail – D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. It also makes an amazing organic simple syrup.

What in the world would you do with that?

How ’bout craft cocktails & daquiri’s (we’re talking SpeakEasy-type-cocktails at home!), natural strawberry mix for homemade sodas & snow cones, topping for ice-cream & yogurt & waffles, flavoring for teas & water, and even a single serving option to add to wines & champagne. Yes, please!

If you’d like to see how it’s made, here’s a quick video:

Again, simply mix 1 cup boiling water and 1 packet Lush Strawberry Basil Lemonade (SBL). Continue to heat and stir until all is dissolved (except seeds and basil). Allow to cool. That’s it, you’ve got a wonderfully delicious gourmet organi syrup.

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Delicious Lush Strawberry Basil Lemonade Simple Syrup.

Vodka Daquiri: Shake 2 oz. vodka, 1 Tbsp lime juice & 1.5 Tbsp SBL simple syrup with ice. Pour and devour!

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Strawberry Vodka Daiquiri

I generally just use 1-1.5 Tbsp syrup over yogurt or waffles.

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My favorite way to have a waffle.

Use 1/4-1/3 cup in 64 oz. iced or green tea.

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Lush Strawberry Basil Lemon Iced Tea.

The options are limitless – and delicious!.

All you need is 5 minutes, 1 cup of water and 1 package of Lush to make 8-12 servings of delicious, organic simple syrup. You can buy Strawberry Basil Lemonade Here.

Last thing, we have a big favor to ask. If you have tried any Lush variety, we’d LOVE (love, love) your honest review at: http://www.amazon.com/Lush-Wine-Mix-Delicious-Cocktails/dp/B00QJFLWB6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1437655364&sr=8-4&keywords=lush+wine+mix It really helps us out. Thank you!

Cheers!!!

Thanks for reading Such a Lush Blog. Stay tuned and you’ll be sreed fun commentary on wine, cocktails, recipes, entertaining, and small business. It’s a fun mix, we’re some fun gals, and you’ve found your place if you’re Such a Lush like us. And, for reading the blog, you can get 15% off any Lush Order using coupon code suchalush ! Check out what we’ve got, order what you’d like, sit back, relax and sip (or guzzle). Wine’s never been this much fun!

 

Lush Cocktail Mixes make Simple Syrup for Craft Cocktails!

(We have a winner – Congrats to Sarah Smith!!! Contact us at lush@lushwinemix.com to let us know where to send your Strawberry Basil Lemonade Bag.)

Sure, we all know Lush mixes make absolutely delicious wine cocktails. We’ve got that. But did you know, that Lush also makes amazing simple syrups for craft cocktails, desserts, homemade soda flavoring, yogurt or ice-cream toppings, water/tea flavorings and more? And, we’re not talking about a nasty, high fructose corn syrup, dyed, junk-ingredient syrup. It’s the same Lush mix you love, the ones that use organic, real-food ingredients.

sblsryupAll you need is 5 minutes, 1 cup of water and 1 package of Lush to make 8-12 servings of delicious, organic simple syurp.

My favorite? An old fashioned Strawberry Daiquiri. Here’s how you can make it at home:

Lush Old-Fashioned Strawberry Basil Daiquiri

Heat 1 cup water in pot on stovetop to a boil. Add 1 package of Lush Strawberry Basil Lemonade, reduce heat to a simmer, and stir well for ~3-4 minutes making sure the Lush mix is well mixed and dissolved (the basil & any strawberry seeds won’t dissolve).  Allow to cool.

sblsyrup1Meanwhile get out your shake and get ready to shake!

Pour 2 oz. vodka in a shaker. Add 1 Tbsp lime juice or water. Add 1-1.5 Tbsp Lush simple syrup (once cooled). Add ice. Shake well!

Pour into glass and enjoy. Delish and so, so, so very easy.

sblsryupGiveaway & Coupon!

Giveaway: Just in time for a last minute Valentine’s gift, one lucky winner will win a package of Lush Strawberry Basil Lemonade OR Ginger Hibiscus (your choice: strawberries OR flowers for Valentines). Make sure to like our Facebook page and share this post for an entry AND Follow us on Twitter & Retweet for another entry.  That’s it…winner will be announced today at 4:00 pm Mountain time on the top of this post, so check back to get in touch!

Coupon: Everyone wins with our Valentine’s Coupon! Use code lushlove for 25% off our Valentines 3-Pack combo (you choose the flavors!) now through 2/14/16.

Last thing, we have a big favor to ask. If you have tried any Lush variety, we’d LOVE (love, love) your honest review at: http://www.amazon.com/Lush-Wine-Mix-Delicious-Cocktails/dp/B00QJFLWB6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1437655364&sr=8-4&keywords=lush+wine+mix It really helps us out. Thank you!

Cheers!!!

Happy New Year, Fellow Lushers! (by Steph)

Happy New Year, Fellow Lushers! Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get on with that time honored tradition of setting a New Year’s Resolution, and if you’re like me, that resolution is better health. Hey, I’m approaching the big 40 next year. Better health is likely to be my resolution for several years to come. I know what you’re thinking. How does Lush fit in to my better health plan? That’s a stretch. Well, let me tell you how it fits into mine.

I’m not one of those people who carry around a gallon of distilled water and ensure that I drink the entire thing before bedtime. My morning starts out with my usual coffee and by mid-morning I may start thinking about having a glass of water. And let me be honest, I’m not thinking about just plain water. My bottle of water is going to be “dressed up” with a tube of drink mix so that my water doesn’t taste like boring ol’ water. But have you read the ingredients in those things? Even the better ones that use Stevia over Aspartame read like a chemistry project with citric acid, ascorbic acid, natural flavoring. Use several of those a day to meet that “8 Glasses a Day” rule, and you’ve put a lot of chemicals in your body while trying to be healthy!

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So, what’s my solution, you might ask? I use Lush mix to flavor my water (hey, I love wine as much as the next guy, but my boss doesn’t promote a glass of wine during the work day). The ingredients come from real food, and the unique flavors go beyond the same ol’ boring raspberry lemonade that you get at the grocery store.hydralushing

I recommend about ½ to 1 Tbsp per 8-12 ounces of water. It all depends on how much flavor you want in your water. And of course, I highly recommend that you try them all to find your favorites. In the meantime, you can try my recipe for post-workout hydration. The recipe includes two ingredients to help with that recovery and overall health goals. First, coconut water which provides potassium for my ever present shin splints. Second, I throw in flavored balsamic vinegar, which I find helps me even out my glucose levels.hydrat3pick

Post-Workout Hydration for Lushes

1 cup Coconut Water

1 cup Water

1 cup Ice

1 Tbsp Flavored Vinegar

2 Tbsp Favorite Lush Mix

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass (or my favorite, a mason jar) and enjoy!

Some combinations that you might want to try:

White Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar + Ginger Hibiscus

Lime Balsamic Vinegar + Blackberry Mojito

Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar + Lush Crush Sangria

Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar + Strawberry Basil Lemonade (or if you really like lemon flavor, go for the lemon balsamic vinegar)

Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar + Sangria

*If you’re wondering where you can find some of these vinegar flavors, I shop at Creede Olive Oil Company and Olio Tasting Room

hydradrinkSo, there you have it, Lushers. You can now partake in daytime Lushing. Of course, now that you are well on your way to that New Year’s Resolution of a healthier lifestyle, remember to pour yourself a glass of Lush Wine Mix, wine and all, during the evening. After all, you worked out today, so you deserve a treat this evening!

Steph Myers

Lush Aficianado

Thanks for reading Such a Lush Blog. Stay tuned and you’ll be sreed fun commentary on wine, cocktails, recipes, entertaining, and small business. It’s a fun mix, we’re some fun gals, and you’ve found your place if you’re Such a Lush like us. And, for reading the blog, you can get 15% off any Lush Order using coupon code suchalush ! Check out what we’ve got, order what you’d like, sit back, relax and sip (or guzzle). Wine’s never been this much fun!

 

 

If there’s anything I know, it’s that we all have 2 things we all have in common during the Holidays:IMG_3513

1) We are looking for great gifts for our loved ones

2) We all have a lot of extra time on our hands to do wine cork crafts.

Yeah, right.

Well, just in case, we’ve got you covered for both. First, here’s our latest 3-Pack, a beautiful combo of our new Hot Apple Toddy, Sangria, & Spiced Wine. Order today and have it ready for gifts, Holiday parties, and hostesses.

And next, because no one can resist some good wine cork crafts, here’s my absolutely favorite list from addicted2decorating.com. These are great for Christmas decorating, so get out your glue gun! Or, keep your sanity and save for another time:)

Favorite Wine Cork Crafts

Order this 3-Pack (or any 3 or 6-pack) this week using holidays2015 for 25% off! And Free Shipping! What a great deal! Lush Christmas 3-Pack

Thanks for reading Such A Lush Blog.  Stay tuned and you’ll be served fun commentary on wine, cocktails, entertaining, and small business.  It’s a fun mix, we’re some fun gals, and you’ve found your place if you’re Such a Lush like us. Check out what we’ve got, order what you’d like, sit back, relax and sip (or guzzle).

IMG_2156We are absolutely thrilled to introduce our newest Lush flavor, just in time for the Holidays:

Lush Hot Apple Toddy

Our newest craft wine cocktail mix turns white wine and whiskey into a fabulous warm-you-up drink. Like a traditional apple hot toddy, it’s bursting with apple, lemon, and cinnamon. And we’re not just talking apple juice or apple flavor…we’re talking whole, real apples that have been freeze dried and powder – delish! Just add wine and whiskey to one package for a delicious hot cider-like wine drink. It’s a perfect beverage for the Holidays or any cold night. Wine’s never been this much fun!  Check it out! (as you’ll hear, it’s quite amazing…I may say that once or twice here…)

(Order a Lush Hot Apple Toddy 3-Pack today! Use code hottoddy to get 25% off a 3-Pack + Free Shipping through November @ Lush Hot Apple Toddy 3-Pack)

Then, take the next steps to get ready for a Thanksgiving get-together with this great planner from Better Homes and Gardens:

BH&G Thanksgiving Planner

We especially like the wreath, but then again, we’re suckers for beautiful wreaths. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading Such A Lush Blog.  Stay tuned and you’ll be served fun commentary on wine, cocktails, entertaining, and small business.  It’s a fun mix, we’re some fun gals, and you’ve found your place if you’re Such a Lush like us. Check out what we’ve got, order what you’d like, sit back, relax and sip (or guzzle).

image c/o: buzzfeed.com

With just 10 days ’til Halloween, we’re here to give you some last minute Lush Cocktail ideas and Halloween party hacks. First, to save time, money, and make you the host(est)-with-the-most(est) at your upcoming party, we’ve got 2 great ideas for Lush Halloween Cocktails: Serve our Bright Orange Sangria and/or delicious Spiced Wine! Your guests will rave about your the delicious flavors and presentation, and it will be our little secret that it only took you a few minutes to prepare.

(Order Lush today to receive it by Halloween! Use HALLOWEEN15 to get 15% off any 3-Pack or 6-Pack + Free Shipping through October @http://www.lushwinemix.com/buy-lush/)

Then, you can go above and beyond with these low-cost Halloween party hacks from Buzzfeed:

27 Halloween Party Hacks

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I especially like the Shrunkin Heads, Pumpkin Keg and Glow-in-the-Dark Eyes.  But that’s just me? Which will you use this year?

Let the fun begin!

Thanks for reading Such A Lush Blog.  Stay tuned and you’ll be served fun commentary on wine, cocktails, entertaining, and small business.  It’s a fun mix, we’re some fun gals, and you’ve found your place if you’re Such a Lush like us. Check out what we’ve got, order what you’d like, sit back, relax and sip (or guzzle).

image c/o: buzzfeed.com

Lush Crush Sangria! IMG_2929

We’ve got a new flavor, and it’s just in time for Football Season! It’s called Lush Crush Sangria, and it’s a refreshingly delicious orange sangria made specifically for white wine (we like Sauvignon Blanc). And best of all, this cocktail is actually orange (in color)! If you know our story of how Lush Wine Mix began, you know that Denver Bronco games were a big part of it. Were huge Bronco fans, and we are thrilled to share this newest Lush flavor with you this week (whether you’re a Bronco fan or not).

As always, we use all-natural and organic ingredients, and even the orange color in Lush Crush comes from nature (organic turmeric & organic annatto seed – don’t worry, the flavor is fabulous). And the orange flavor? Well, it comes from oranges…

To introduce this new member of our line-up we thought we’d have a little fun with Bronco Trivia and give a bag away in time for the 1st game of the season. Here’s how to win:

Send us an email with the answers to the following Broncos Trivia Questions. If you send in all correct answers beforelush-crush-broncos-01 11:59 pm today (9/8/15, mtn time), we’ll enter your name into the drawing 3 times. Send them by 12:00 pm noon tomorrow (9/9/15, mtn time), and we’ll enter it 1 time. We’ll draw the winner at noon tomorrow.  Make sure to send your email from a working email address so we can contact you as soon as possible if you win, and send your free Lush Crush Sangria in time for Sunday’s game! (And of course we’d sooner use food coloring than share your email, and you know neither is going to happen!)

Lush Crush BRONCO Trivia:

  1. What was the name of the original stadium the Broncos played in when the team first started in 1960?
  2. Which player caught the most touchdowns passes from John Elway?
  3. Who was the first Bronco player to be elected into the Hall of Fame?

Send your answers to lush@lushwinemix.com today! Good Luck!

Last thing, we have a big favor to ask. If you have tried any Lush variety, we’d LOVE (love, love) your honest review at: http://www.amazon.com/Lush-Wine-Mix-Delicious-Cocktails/dp/B00QJFLWB6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1437655364&sr=8-4&keywords=lush+wine+mix It really helps us out. Thank you!

Moscow Mule & Copper Mug Giveaway! lush-moscow-10-2

If there’s one thing we love at Lush, it’s a good cocktail. And one of our favorites is Moscow Mules. Over the last 2 years, we’ve heard time and time again that our Lush Wine Moscow Mule is the “best Moscow Mule I’ve ever tasted.” Testers, tasters, and customers who’ve tried it keep coming back for more…it’s that good. But, there’s plenty of others who haven’t tried it. For many, they’ve simply never tried a Moscow Mule and want to stick to what they already like. If you’ve never had one, a Moscow Mule is a delicious ginger lime vodka cocktail. For others, mixing wine & vodka for a delicious frozen mule just seems too far out there.  Well, here’s your chance to throw abandon to the wind and try it for FREE.

We are adding a free bag of Lush Moscow Mule to any 3-pack or 6-pack purchase from today (7/23/2015) through midnight tomorrow (7/24/2015). What’s more, we’ll draw from these orders and pick one lucky winner to receive their very own Moscow Mule copper mug!  Why? We know you’ll love our Moscow Mule…and we’re so confidentOggi Moscow Mule Copper Mug, 20-Ounce we’re willing to give it away and trust you’ll be back for more!

And besides that, who doesn’t want a beautiful copper mug?

Simply order now (and until midnight tomorrow) to receive your FREE bag of Lush Moscow Mule & be entered into our drawing for a FREE copper mug.

Wine and Summer’s never been this much fun!

Also, if you have tried it or any other Lush variety, we’d LOVE your honest review at: http://www.amazon.com/Lush-Wine-Mix-Delicious-Cocktails/dp/B00QJFLWB6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1437655364&sr=8-4&keywords=lush+wine+mix Thank you!