WE’re lucky to be “Behind the Bar” for this week’s episode of Love After Lockup because things are tense and the truth is coming out! Cheryl stuns her mom with a bombshell about her felon fiancé, Vince learns the shocking truth about Amber, and that’s just the beginning! To prepare to see the drama go down, make yourself a glass of “The Bitter Truth”, a gin-based cocktail that packs a citrus punch. And, at 10pm EST, head to WE tv’s YouTube channel for an all-new episode of Lockup Unlocked, where hosts Cynthia and Jamie give you their irreverent, frank, and hilarious take on all things Love After Lockup!
- 4-5 mint leaves
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 1/2 ounces
- St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- Juice of half a lemon
- 3 dashes of bitters
Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with mint leaves.
Enjoy a “The Bitter Truth” while watching the season premiere of Love After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!
WE can’t believe it’s already the season finale of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! It’s a tumultuous week in The ATL, but #HipHopHappyHour is here to help… First, Brandon returns and makes a shocking confession, then Deb and Brat explode on ReeMarkable after giving her one last chance. All hell breaks loose when Corri confronts Bow and if that wasn’t enough, Tammy’s big NYC show goes off the rails. Be sure to tune into this week’s final episode – it’s going down!
Recipe: It’s Over, Pal
- 1/4 cup of tequila
- 1/4 cup club soda
- 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 grapefruit wedge
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Simple syrup
Pour salt on a plate. Rim half of a glass with grapefruit wedge then dip the rim in salt. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, 2 teaspoons of simple syrup, and tequila. Shake until chilled. Pour into salt-rimmed glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Enjoy a glass of “It’s Over, Pal” while watching the season finale of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! Make sure to follow #GUHHATL on Instagram and Snapchat!
WE are back ‘Behind the Bar’ for this week’s season premiere of Love After Lockup, and we’re spicing things up! Lacey’s dad fears her felon fiancé, but Lacey is keeping a surprising secret. Cheryl shocks her sister when she reveals that she has dropped a large sum of money on her inmate lover. Vince finally tells his mother that his fiancé is part of a mother-daughter crime duo, and that he also plans to meet her at her release. And last but not least, Andrea reveals the truth about her relationship that stuns her sisters. Spice up premiere night with a pitcher of this Spicy Water-felon Margarita!
Recipe: Spicy Water-felon Margarita
- 8 cups cubed watermelon
- 1 1/2 cups tequila
- 1/2 cup Triple sec
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 1-2 jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced
- Jalapeño slices and waterman chunks, for garnish
In batches, puree watermelon in a blender or food processor. Pour puree through a wire-mesh strainer, pressing with the back of a spoon. Discard pulp and seeds. In a large pitcher, combine watermelon liquid, tequila, Triple sec, simple syrup, and jalapeños. Cover and chill for one hour (or longer for a spicier margarita). Serve in a glass filled with ice, and garnish.
Enjoy a “Spicy Water-felon Margarita” while watching the season premiere of Love After Lockup! And, don’t forget to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!
Things are wild in The ATL this week and WE need to calm down with a cocktail (or two)! After putting Corri on ice, Bow makes a bold move and invites his ex, Angela, to Shaniah’s 21st birthday bash. Corri, who is not one to give up easily, keeps tabs on Bow’s moves. Tension between Da Brat and Drea also escalates, and Waka enters the lion’s den with Tammy. Unwind with this week’s #HipHopHappyHour cocktail, “The Ex-Factor,” and watch what goes down!
Recipe: The Ex-Factor
- 1 cucumber
- 4 two-inch strips lime zest
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 4 lemon wheels
- 4 ounces gin
- 1 ounce lime juice
- Club soda
Using a vegetable peeler, shave four long, thin ribbons from cucumber and set aside. In a cocktail shaker, muddle lime zest, sugar, and two lemon slices. Add gin, lime juice and ice. Cover and shake until chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into glasses, top each with club soda, and gently stir. Garnish each glass with cucumber ribbons and remaining lemon wheels. Makes 2 servings.
The season finale of Life After Lockup is already here, but if you think that means happy endings for all the couples, WE’ve got news for you! On tonight’s episode, Andrea’s scheme to keep Lamar in Utah backfires, Scott explodes at Lizzie, Marcelino and Brittany come to the end of their court battle, and Tracie and Clint attempt another trip down the aisle. And lastly, just because this season’s coming to an end, it does not mean the secrets stop for the Megan, Michael, and Sarah love triangle…
Amidst the drama, WE still feel the love for our Life After Lockup couples and if you do too, then try a “Coconuts About You” during the season finale!
Recipe: Coconuts About You
- 1 part white rum
- 1 1/2 parts coconut rum
- 1/2 part coconut cream
- 1 1/2 parts vanilla vodka
- Coconut chips/toasted coconut
Build in a shaker. Add ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into a glass. Garnish with a pinch of toasted, shredded coconut if desired.
Everyone is on the offense in this week’s episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! Tammy goes ballistic when she catches Waka in a lie, Bow is blindsided when he learns about his new boo’s dangerous past, and ReeMarkable disrespects Deb and Da Brat, causing battle lines to be drawn. Prepare to watch your favorite #GUHHATL stars battle it out with a refreshing ‘BooBerry Blitz’ in hand!
Recipe: BooBerry Blitz
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1-2 ounces ginger beer
- 2 teaspoons organic sugar
- 15 fresh blueberries
- 1 lemon wedge
- Optional: blueberries & lemon slices for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle lemon and sugar. Add blueberries and muddle until all of the blueberries are crushed. Pour in the vodka, cover and shake vigorously. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Strain cocktail over ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish if desired.
Secrets are being revealed to everyone on this week’s episode of Life After Lockup! Sarah finally faces Michael with her news, but he comes back at her with a shocking claim. Scott has a confession that leaves Lizzie stunned, and Andrea’s scheme is revealed and it leaves Lamar enraged! The truth was bound to come out eventually, and WE’re just saying you’ll probably want to sip on a “No S’more Secrets” while watching it all go down!
Recipe: No S’more Secrets
- 6 ounces chocolate liqueur
- 6 ounces creme de cacao
- 3 ounces vanilla vodka
- Crushed graham crackers
- Chocolate syrup
Cover rim of martini glass with chocolate syrup and dip into crushed graham crackers. Drizzle chocolate syrup in circular motion inside glass. Add all cocktail ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake until cold and pour into glasses. Place marshmallows onto a skewer and roast over open flame. Place on top of glasses and serve.
Tensions are rising on this week’s episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! Brandon’s lies are exposed, bringing him and Waka nearly to blows. Warning signs arise when Corri marks her territory with Bow. Brat questions ReeMarkable’s intentions, and Bow disses Drea Kelly right to her face! Sit down for #HipHopHappyHour with a glass of “Gone With The Lies” to find out what happens next!
Recipe: Gone With The Lies
- 2 ounces Southern Comfort
- 6 ounces cranberry juice
- Dash of lime juice
- Lime wedge
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the Southern Comfort, lime juice, and cranberry juice. Shake thoroughly until chilled. Strain into a glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
Has our Life After Lockup cast finally hit the jackpot? This week, life-changing decisions are being made… Lizzie gives Scott a shocking ultimatum, Sarah finally sees a lawyer about filing for divorce from Michael, and Michael gets an unexpected call from Megan’s dad. And, all this is going down while Clint and Tracie are off in Sin City where they decide to call Clint’s mom with a big surprise. Find out who will win big on this week’s episode, while enjoying a refreshing “Jackpot Juice!”
Recipe: Jackpot Juice
- 8 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces orange liqueur
- 8 ounces pomegranate juice
- 8 ounces sparkling water
- 4 ounces lemonade
- 4 ounces orange juice
- 1-2 dashes cinnamon
- 2 cups frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries)
Combine all ingredients. Serve over ice in a bowl or pitcher. Serves 5-8 people.
WE need to get a referee for this week’s episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! Bow enters dangerous territory after he meets a fiery new woman, ReeMarkable blows off her boyfriend… and suffers the pay back, and Deb has a family dinner to confront Brandon about his lies. The dinner is all too much for Waka, who reaches his boiling point and goes in for the kill. Pour yourself a pitcher of “A Fiery Feud” for #HipHopHappyHour and watch it all go down!
Recipe: A Fiery Feud
- Ice cubes (approximately 4 or 5 ice cubes)
- 2 ounces cinnamon whiskey
- 3 ounces apple cider
- 1 ounce cherry grenadine syrup
- Apple slices
- Maraschino cherry
Fill a highball or white wine glass 1/4 full with ice cubes (you want to chill the drink, not water it down). Pour in the cinnamon whiskey and then top with the apple cider. Gently stir until mixed. Garnish with apple slices.