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

7-8 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

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

2 Cocktails

Ingredients:

Directions:

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.

Enjoy “The Ex-Factor” while watching an all-new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! Make sure to follow #GUHHATL on Instagram and Snapchat!

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 martini

Ingredients:

Directions:

Build in a shaker. Add ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into a glass. Garnish with a pinch of toasted, shredded coconut if desired.

Enjoy a “Coconuts About You” while watching an all-new episode of Life After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LifeAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!

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

1 cocktail

Ingredients:

Directions:

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.

Enjoy a “BooBerry Blitz” while watching an all-new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! Make sure to follow #GUHHATL on Instagram and Snapchat!

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

3 cocktails

Ingredients:

Directions:

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.

Enjoy a “No S’more Secrets” while watching an all-new episode of Life After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LifeAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!

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

1 cocktail 

Ingredients:

Directions:

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.

Enjoy a “Gone With The Lies” while watching an all-new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! Make sure to follow #GUHHATL on Instagram and Snapchat!

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

1 pitcher

Ingredients:

Directions:

Combine all ingredients. Serve over ice in a bowl or pitcher. Serves 5-8 people.

Enjoy a “Jackpot Juice” while watching an all-new episode of Life After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LifeAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!

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

1 cocktail

Ingredients:

Directions:

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.

Enjoy “A Fiery Feud” while watching an all-new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! Make sure to follow #GUHHATL on Instagram and Snapchat!

Things are exploding on this week’s episode of Life After LockupScott loses it on the beach with Lizzie, Michael can’t keep himself together when he sees his new baby girl, and when put in an uncomfortable situation, Andrea walks out on Lamar’s family. And if things couldn’t get any worse, Tracie explodes when she finds out Clint’s secret, and Marcelino gets heated when he goes to confront Brittany’s ex-husband. To cool down from all the fire this week’s episode is bringing, WE have a fun twist on a traditional Bloody Mary, the “Michael-ada.” Cheers!

Recipe: Michael-ada

1 cocktail

Ingredients:

Directions:

Combine the chili powder and salt on a small plate. Rub the lime wedge along the rim of a large glass, and then dip the rim into the chili salt. Fill the glass with the ice. Pour in tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and beer. Stir briefly. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Enjoy a “Michael-ada” while watching an all-new episode of Life After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LifeAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!

This new series gives a behind-the-scenes look at Atlanta’s hottest dancers! While facing a fierce and fiery mentor, these women hustle to gain financial freedom. The stakes have never been higher as they journey to move “Beyond the Pole”.

“Beyond the Pole” premieres Thursday, August 8 at 10|9c.

Watch a sneak peek:

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