• Bacon Holiday Bloody Mary Bar

    November 21, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This content is intended for readers who are 21 and over. #holidaybloodymarybar #collectivebias I love entertaining around the holidays and I always like to be prepared for unexpected guests. One of my hostess tips is to keep simple ingredients around to be able to present a last minute, Bloody Mary bar that’s sure to impress. When I need to stock up on supplies to have on hand in case I need to throw something together, I head to Walmart! Personally, I do not like those Bloody…

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  • The Chelada

    July 3, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    Several years ago on a trip to Mexico, a bartender made me The Chelada one morning after a fun night out the evening before. He promised me The Chelada would cure my hangover. I watched him make the the chelada using beer, clamato juice, lime and a few other of his secret ingredients. When he brought it to me it looked suspiciously like a bloody mary but not as thick as a bloody mary and not decorated with a salad bar of garnishes. I wasn’t sure about it when I first saw it because a bloody mary isn’t my favorite…

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  • Tipsy’s Top 5 of Chicago Gourmet 2017

    September 27, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    This year I was given the privilege of a Media Pass to attend Chicago Gourmet presented by Bon Appetit.  This incredible festival has been taking place in Chicago’s iconic Millenium Park for ten years!  If you aren’t familiar, it is a food fest like no other. Famous Chef’s, upscale food samples, cocktails, and the wine, oh my gosh, the wine. Besides the food and booze, there is live entertainment, photo booths, giveaways and plenty of comfortable places to  sit, relax and enjoy the scene. Chef Demos from Celebrity Chefs like Chicago favorites, Stephanie Izard and Rick Bayless  . Who are…

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  • A Waitress Named Diane¬†….

    September 3, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Travel Wisconsin ran a commercial a few years back about the Wisconsin Supper Club and The Old Fashioned Cocktail. In the commercial it teaches that an Old Fashioned is served in a ten ounce glass, with a maraschino cherry, and an orange slice but that a REAL Old Fashioned must be served in a room with a brick fireplace, an a deer head mounted on a wall, by a waitress named Diane.¬† (See the commercial here The Wisconsin Supper Club) As a lover of the Wisconsin Supper Club scene and pretty much all things Wisconsin, this commercial gives me all…

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