If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me profess my love for a new Dallas-based cocktail company called OTR (On the Rocks). I first got wind of them on Instagram and saw they were doing a tasting at my local Spec's, so I told my husband to come with me and ask questions later. We sampled about 4-5 of their flavors and bought at least 1-2 each. Yes, they were that good.
What is OTR, you ask? OTR Cocktails are premium, craft bottled cocktails that you simply pour and enjoy. They use quality ingredients (and little sugar) to bring pre-made favorites like an old fashioned or a cosmo to life with no effort on your part.
I am a sucker for a craft cocktail so I literally jumped at the opportunity to work with them. OTR truly makes hosting so much easier. I've had my fair share of mixology parties and craft cocktail nights, but I end up bartending thus missing out on the libations (don't get me wrong, I love to make cocktails too). When I decided to have a small cocktail party for my favorite Dallas bloggers, I knew it wouldn't require more than prepping garnishes for our readymade cocktails.
We tried (and failed) to sample each of the flavors, but one or two samples in, a few of us started to realize early on that they are not for the faint at heart...or liver. My personal favorite is The Aviation which is a blend of gin, lemon, violet and a touch of cherry (I typically stay 50 feet away from gin). We also cracked open the Old Fashioned, the Cosmo and the Jalapeño-Pineapple Margarita. I had jalapeños to garnish the margaritas, cherries and orange wheels to garnish the old fashioneds and lemon peels for the aviation. The garnishes are the fun part. It's what makes the drinks pretty. And pretty matters. :)
Check out the pics from our fun, intimate cocktail party below. And if you haven't already, check out my blogger babes Marrica of Flaunt Your Fro, Melody of Blingaholoic88, Eryn of Style Sew Me, Tanika of Alwayz Fashionably Late, and Chaunie of Southern Fashion Doll. More awesomeness to come with these ladies that I can hardly wait to share!
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OTR is on the move...fast. Check out their website and social media to find out where you can purchase near you!
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