WE’re into all things…rings…on an all-new episode of Love After Lockup! Michael finds himself in a sticky situation while ring shopping with Sarah — knowing full well that his heart is with Megan. Meanwhile, Clint is left waiting at the altar and wondering if Tracie has become a runaway bride. This week’s featured cocktail is called “Put A Ring On It,” with a mix of gin, lime, Champagne and a splash of grenadine. The glass gets blinged out with a sparkling ring of sugar.
Recipe: Put A Ring On It
- 1 ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice, plus more for rims
- 2 oz. gin
- 2 tsp. superfine sugar
- 4 oz. Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
- Fine sanding sugar, for rims
Prep: Mix lime juice, gin and superfine sugar in a cup, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Chill for several hours or until ready to serve.
To serve: Dip rims of glasses in remaining lime juice and then in sanding sugar, to create the ring. Pour Champagne and lime juice-and-gin mixture into a pitcher filled with ice. Stir and pour into sugar-rimmed glasses. Add two to three drops of grenadine to each glass.
Enjoy “Put A Ring On It” while watching the all-new episode of Love After Lockup, TONIGHT at 9|8c! Don’t forget to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Behind the Bar” every week!
Hip Hop Thursdays are a pretty big deal. But this week’s all-new episodes of Growing Up Hip Hop and Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition are an absolute must-see! On #GUHH, rapper Lil Twist joins the crew, but not everyone is ready to give him a warm welcome. Meanwhile, Pepa faces a scandal when Aundre’s past comes back to haunt him. On #HipHopBootCamp, the couples are airing out their dirty laundry during a relationship rap battle and it’s Nia who drops a bombshell that leaves the housemates in shock.
One epic night calls for one epic cocktail!
Pick your poison with this “Big Baller, Shot Caller.” It starts with a strawberry basil lemonade base and ends with the shot of your choice, plus a little bubbly.
Recipe: Big Baller, Shot Caller
- 10 lemons, juiced (about 1 cup)
- ¾ cup super fine sugar
- 4 cups water
- 8-10 strawberries, tops removed and halved
- 1/3 cup fresh basil
- 1 ½ oz. spirit, per drink (You call the shot! For this cocktail, WE like vodka or gin.)
- 1 bottle Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
- Ice ball molds
Prep: In a pitcher, stir together the lemon juice, sugar and water, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a blender, along with the strawberries and basil. Blend for 20 seconds or until the mixture turns pink and the basil is finely chopped. Carefully pour the mixture into the ice ball molds and freeze.
To serve: Place one ball in a martini or rocks glass. Add your desired spirit and top off with Champagne. (Bonus: As the ball continues to melt, feel free to add another shot!)
Enjoy a “Big Baller, Shot Caller” while watching Growing Up Hip Hop (8|7c) and Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #GUHH and #HipHopBootCamp on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Hip Hop Happy Hour” every week!
Trust us: you’ll need a drink while watching an all-new episode of Love After Lockup. Brittany sets up a secret rendezvous with her ex-girlfriend while Marcelino is away. Caitlin has an emotional reunion with her estranged mother. The love triangle between Michael, Megan and Sarah is hanging on by a thread. And Clint just might get left at the alter. The drama is real. This week, WE’re behind the bar mixing up a “Partner in Lime” with a bit of vodka, pomegranate juice and the kick of (what else?) a lime. You’re in for one tasty cocktail and one hell of an episode.
Recipe: Partner in Lime
- 4 oz. seltzer or club soda
- 1 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. pomegranate juice
- Squeeze of lime
Pour seltzer into an ice-filled cocktail glass. Add vodka and pomegranate juice followed by a healthy squeeze of lime. Stir ingredients together and garnish with a lime wedge.
Enjoy a drink (or two) while watching an all-new episode of Love After Lockup, TONIGHT at 9|8c! And, don’t forget to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Behind the Bar” every week!
A celebration is in order: tonight brings the return of Growing Up Hip Hop and the premiere of Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition! *clinks glasses* On the season four premiere of #GUHH, the crew is back to confront new scandals, betrayals and the mysterious death of a hip hop legend. Plus, Angela deals with an unthinkable tragedy that rocks her world. On #HipHopBootCamp, some of the biggest names in the rap game will take a break from their lavish lifestyles and put the spotlight back on their relationships. WE’re getting the party started with a bubbly “Beatbox Bellini!” It features flavors of grapefruit and pineapple and is oh so refreshing.
Recipe: Beatbox Bellini
- 16 oz. champagne or sparkling wine
- 4 oz. pink grapefruit juice
- 4 oz. pineapple juice
- Grapefruit twists, for garnish
Fill champagne flute with 4 ounces of champagne. Pour in 1 ounce of pink grapefruit juice and 1 ounce of pineapple juice. Garnish with a grapefruit twist and enjoy!
Sit back, relax and sip on the “Beatbox Bellini” while watching the season premieres of Growing Up Hip Hop (8|7c) and Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition (10|9c)! And, don’t forget to follow #GUHH and #HipHopBootCamp on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Hip Hop Happy Hour” every week!
Relationships are getting a bit rocky on this week’s Love After Lockup as Michael continues to juggle his time between Megan and Sarah. Meanwhile, Caitlin begins to see a few cracks in her romance with Matt. But love is in the air for at least one of our couples! It’s Tracie’s release day and Clint is ready to pop the question, meaning this week’s “Behind the Bar” calls for a toast. Sip on “The Perfect Pear,” which features flavors of pear nectar and cranberry juice.
Recipe: The Perfect Pear
- 1 bottle of Prosecco, chilled
- 1 1/2 cups pear nectar, chilled
- 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice, chilled
- Pear slices, for garnish
In a pitcher, pour the Prosecco, peach nectar and cranberry juice. Gently stir and pour into champagne flutes. Garnish with pear slices.
Enjoy some bubbly while watching the all-new episode of Love After Lockup, TONIGHT at 9|8c! And, don’t forget to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Behind the Bar” every week!
On this week’s episode of Love After Lockup, WE find our couples beginning to learn the REAL personalities behind their lovers. However, when it comes to the love triangle that is Megan, Michael and Sarah, there are still a few secrets that have yet to be uncovered. Our themed cocktail for this week is “A Spicy Ending,” flavored with blood oranges and the kick of a jalapeño. Much like tonight’s episode, this sweet and spicy drink will bring the heat in the end.
Recipe: A Spicy Ending
- 2 oz. blood orange juice
- 2 oz. whiskey or bourbon
- 1/2 to 1 oz. agave syrup
- 1 jalapeño, sliced (plus more for garnish)
- 4 oz. IPA beer
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add blood orange juice, whiskey, agave syrup and jalapeño and shake well. Strain cocktail into a glass, top off with beer and stir. Garnish with jalapeño slices.
Mix up “A Spicy Ending” while watching the all-new episode of Love After Lockup, TONIGHT at 9|8c! And, don’t forget to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Behind the Bar” every week!
On this week’s episode of Love After Lockup, it’s officially release day for two of our cast members! Matt is heading home with Caitlin after a hectic pick-up at the prison. Meanwhile, Marcelino and Brittany drive off into the sunset on her first day out. WE’re celebrating their freedom and new beginnings with this “Release Day Rum Punch,” which features four different types of rum and a generous pour of pineapple juice. Freedom never tasted so good.
Recipe: Release Day Rum Punch
- 2 oz. white rum
- 2 oz. coconut rum
- 2 oz. spiced rum
- 2 oz. flavored rum (such as pineapple or mango)
- 6 oz. pineapple juice
- Dash of grenadine
- Pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries, to garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the rum, pineapple juice and grenadine and shake well. Pour into glasses and garnish with pineapples and cherries.
Mix up the “Release Day Rum Punch” while watching an all-new Love After Lockup, TONIGHT at 9|8c! And, don’t forget to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Behind the Bar” every week!
Last call! For this week’s Hip Hop Happy Hour, WE’re closing out season two of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta with a fun and fruity cocktail called “The A.T.L. Finisher” — that’s APPLE juice, TEQUILA and LIME juice. And trust us, you’ll need a drink (or two) while watching tonight’s season finale. Bow’s dealing with the aftermath of his violent breakdown, Brat forces JD to handle a difficult situation, Deb and Brandon confront unresolved issues, and much, much more. Cheers!
Recipe: The A.T.L. Finisher
- 3 cups sparkling apple juice
- 1 ½ cups tequila
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ½ orange juice
- ½ cup triple sec
- Lime wheels, to garnish
Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher until thoroughly blended. Chill until ready to serve. Pour into glasses and garnish with a lime wheel.
Sit back, relax and sip on “The A.T.L. Finisher” while watching the season finale of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, TONIGHT at 9|8c! And don’t forget to follow #GUHHATL on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Hip Hop Happy Hour” every week!
It might seem like Masika Kalysha is all about the drama, but she’s also all about her music. The Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta star recently dropped her latest video for “P.T.O.S. (Put That On Something),” and WE’re totally here for it!
The song features producer Jazze Pha and serves as the follow-up to her single “Nothin on Me,” which was released in November. Watch the “P.T.O.S. (Put That On Something)” video right here.
Watch Masika’s musical and personal journey on Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, every Thursday at 9|8c!
It’s been a long time coming, but Lizzie is finally heading home with Scott on this week’s episode of Love After Lockup! To celebrate her release, WE’re raising a toast with this “Fizzy Lizzie.” It’s a bubbly champagne cocktail that’s super refreshing with flavors of pink lemonade and raspberries.
Recipe: Fizzy Lizzie
- 1 bottle of champagne
- 1 quart club soda
- 1 12-ounce can of pink lemonade frozen concentrate, thawed
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Lemon slices and raspberries, for garnish
In a pitcher, combine the champagne, club soda, pink lemonade and fresh lemon juice (to taste). Stir well. Pour drinks into champagne flutes or stemless wine glasses and garnish with lemon slices and raspberries.