WE are lucky to be “Behind the Bar” because our Love After Lockup cast is NOT happy on this week’s episode! The drama begins with a lunch date that goes south when Cheryl breaks down after relentless accusations from Josh’s mom. Come dinner time, Shane gets grilled by Lacey’s protective best friend! Elsewhere, tensions also ignite between Lizzy and Daniel’s mom! Our cocktail appropriately begs the question: do mothers know best? Watch this week’s episode of #LoveAfterLockup to find out!
Recipe: Mother Knows Best?
- 1 oz. orange juice
- 1 oz. apple juice
- 1 oz. cranberry juice
- 1 oz. grape juice
- 1 oz. vodka
- 4 oz. lemon-lime soda
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 cherry
Combine orange, apple, cranberry and grape juice and set aside. Fill glass with one cup crushed ice. Add 4 ounces of the juice mixture and 1 ounce of vodka to glass. Stir to combine. Top each cocktail with 4 ounces lemon-lime soda. Garnish with lime slice and cherry.
Enjoy a “Mother Knows Best?” while watching this week’s episode of Love After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!
There’s more than just bottles popping off in this week’s episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: New York! It’s ALL drama at YDB’s birthday party when his baby mama and his side chick, Da’Zyna, meet face to face. And, it doesn’t stop there! Things get even MESSIER when a surprise guest crashes the party. The wild birthday bash ends in a crazy, over-the-top moment you don’t want to miss. So, celebrate YDB and the rest of the #GUHHNY crew with a #HipHopHappyHour toast of “The YBD Cocktail”!
Recipe: The YBD Cocktail (Young’s Birthday Drama)
- 2 ounces vodka
- 3 ounces coconut cream (or half and half)
- 1 ounce white chocolate liqueur
- 1 ounce amaretto
- 2 tablespoons honey
Place honey and sprinkles on two separate dishes. Dip martini glass in honey. Then, dip in sprinkles to coat rim. Set aside. In cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice. Shake well. Pour cocktail into prepared glass.
Enjoy a glass of “The YBD Cocktail” while watching an all-new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: New York! And, make sure to follow #GUHHNY on Instagram and Snapchat!
WE’re back “Behind the Bar” to prepare for this week’s episode of Love After Lockup! Most of the couples are officially together on the outside, and it’s not long before trouble finds them! When bad news sends Cheryl over the edge, her sexy reunion with Josh comes to an abrupt end. And, the drama continues as Andrea’s wedding dress shopping takes an unexpected turn. Finally, Lacey is tempted as sparks begin to fly with her younger, hunkier con, Shane. Watch to see all the drama unfold while sipping on this week’s cocktail, “Lockup Lemonade”!
Recipe: Lockup Lemonade
- 4 oz vodka
- 1 cup lemonade
- 1 cup ginger beer
- 1 lime, squeezed
- Lime slices
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice. Garnish with slices of limes.
Enjoy a “Lockup Lemonade” while watching this week’s episode of Love After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!
There is nobody finer than our Growing Up Hip Hop: New York cast, so WE had no choice but to make a batch of “FINEapple Punch” for this week’s #HipHopHappyHour! During tonight’s episode, things get tense in the Big Apple when Angela Simmons sets out to settle unfinished business with Lil Mama. Later, the drama continues to heat up when YDB goes behind his pregnant girlfriend’s back. And it’s not all drama in the big city, magic is in the air when sparks fly between Vina Love and Waffle Crew’s, Arnstar! You don’t want to miss this week’s episode, so sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass of “FINEapple Punch” while watching all of the drama unfold!
Recipe: FINEapple Punch
- 4 cups chilled pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup white or coconut rum
- 1 bottle of prosecco, chilled
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
Pour pineapple juice, rum, and prosecco into a pitcher. Stir and add frozen pineapple to keep it chilled.
Enjoy a pitcher of “FINEapple Punch” while watching an all-new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: New York! And, make sure to follow #GUHHNY on Instagram and Snapchat!
WE’re excited for what’s in store during tonight’s episode of Love After Lockup because the truth is coming out! Things heat up when Lacey finally meets her hunky ex-con at release, however, the day starts to spiral when she gets caught up in a lie. Meanwhile, Angela lusts for Tony on their first date, but a race to the halfway house threatens their first hours together. Elsewhere, Lizzy is set to reunite with Daniel, but she clashes with his mom on their way to the prison. And, if that’s not enough, Cheryl devotedly awaits her felon fiancé’s release while Amber reveals her true feelings to Vince!
To prep for tonight’s episode, mix up some “Truth Serum”, a tropical cocktail with a punch that might have you confessing your own secrets by the end of the episode!
- ½ oz. vodka
- ½ oz. light rum
- ½ oz. blue curacao
- ½ oz. raspberry liqueur
- 2 oz. pineapple juice
Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 1 minute until mixture is chilled. Strain into glass over ice and enjoy!
Enjoy a “Truth Serum” while watching an all new episode of Love After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LoveAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!
WE can’t wait for tonight’s premiere of Growing Up Hip Hop: New York, and #HipHopHappyHour is back to help us celebrate! Things immediately kick off with a Gotti family secret that begins to spiral. Later on, Ja Rule’s kids suffer from Fyre Festival backlash, and things get tense when Da’Zyna realizes she must put her daddy issues with Flavor Flav aside for her brother Quan’s rap career. And, last but not least, Fat Joe and his son Ryan clash over Ryan’s music dreams. It’s a wild week in the Big Apple, so get to know this new cast of rap royalty while sipping on a “New York Royale”!
Recipe: New York Royale
- 1 (750 ml) bottle dry sparkling wine or champagne, chilled
- apple cider
- Caramel sauce
- Raw sugar
- Fresh apple slices for garnish
Dip the rims of champagne flutes in caramel sauce and then in sugar. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of apple cider to each flute. Then, fill the flutes with sparkling wine. Garnish with apple slices. Serve immediately.
Start this season off with a bang and enjoy a “New York Royale” while watching the premiere of Growing Up Hip Hop: New York! Make sure to follow #GUHHNY on Instagram and Snapchat!
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.