It’s the middle of Summer and the weather is hot hot HOT! Whether you’re designing a chic poolside cabana, planning an indoor/outdoor rooftop soiree, or simply heading out for a refreshing dip in the pool, we have our minds on a certain type of refreshment – Cocktails!

Our designer, Tina Nicole asked her brother Steve Calabro, a skilled mixologist and founder of Youtube channel sensation Bartending Bootcamp, to share his fans’ FAVORITE summer cocktail recipes and we are lo-ving-them! Tina’s favorite cocktails are the Lemon Meringue Martini and the White Sangria… make sure to watch for the secret ingredients in each video for a super fresh twist (how punny!)!

Check out this Lemon Meringue Martini from Bartending Bootcamp…






Did you guess the secret ingredient? Raw egg yolk. Yuck, right? Steve says as long as you keep your eggs refrigerated, the yokes are fine to use and give the cocktail that emulsified look and taste. Can you guess which part of the videos Steve does is Tina’s favorite? When Steve gets smacked (older brother, you understand). Let’s replay that!

What, no slap in this one?  Make sure to watch Coconut Margarita or Paloma Tequila.




We thought this would be a fun post for summer entertaining. But, how does this tie-in with furniture, you ask? Well, when entertaining and enjoying cocktails, you need something fashionable to sit in or lean on… bartsools! We have some of the most beautiful and stylish barstools and counter stools to choose from. Wow your clients or guests with your bartending skills, but also set the perfect classy atmosphere for home entertaining with our furniture. As the Summer heats up, give this and other recipes at Bartending Bootcamp a try, you’ll be certain to impress.




Whisper Barstool

Whisper bar stool


Whisper counter stool




Moda bar stool


Moda counter stool



Mixer bar stool


White Sangria or Sangria Blanca is Tina’s next favorite cocktail at Bartending Bootcamp. It’s fun to make, refreshing to drink with friends and is creative because you can add your favorite wine and fruits. When left overnight to marinade, it’s perfect for morning which is pool-time in Cali! Hiccup!


Did you guess the secret ingredient? It’s ginger beer. Instead of soda water which calms down the sweetness of the sugar and alcohol, ginger beer adds a little spice and bubbles to the mix, yay!






Aaron bar stool


Aaron counter stool




Carly bar stool


Carly counter stool




Maude bar stool


Maude counter stool


We hope you enjoyed watching these fun, entertaining videos. Steve is a think-outside-the-box mixologist that uses unique ingredients in his cocktails that make it interesting and fun to try at parties or just while unwinding at home.  Tina loves the videos where he gets slapped! Hit replay!

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