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 to the colorful journal of Marissa Berrini, creative director, artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Launched in 2010, Marissa's online journal tells of adventures with her husband Sam, their fur kids, the occasional cocktail creation and lots of conversations with inspiring people. This blog serves to celebrate tiny victories, inspiration for those times you're stuck in a rut and bring together a community that wants more than a perfectly curated feed of eye candy. Sometimes you just got to throw it out there and see where it goes!

#HappyHourClub 23 / Cola Noir

#HappyHourClub 23 / Cola Noir

#HappyHourClub 23 / Cola Noir

This one is dedicated to my dear friend, Lau. About a month ago I was reached out to her via text with a big SOS. I was in need of some #happyhourclub inspiration. It had to be different as I was dizzy from making batches of infusions. Thankfully Lau rewarded me with a popular cocktail from her hometown city in Spain. Not a huge fan of the drink herself, she warned me it might be a little too different. I knew I had to test out this crazy blend. It took a few attempts to really get into the cocktail but I think I've nailed it. Let me know what you guys think and next time I'm totally testing out cherry coke. Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of your favorite red wine (this is key, I love Pinot Noirs so I made sure to stick with my tried and true)
  • 1 bottle of Cocoa Cola (my grandpa worked for Cocoa Cola so it's the brand I prefer)

Fill your cocktail glass with crushed ice (yes, I know I didn't use that but I wish I did) and pour 1oz of Pinot Noir into your glass. Next, pour your cola until full. Gently stir the drink and enjoy!

#HappyHourClub 24 / DIY Beer Tasting

#HappyHourClub 24 / DIY Beer Tasting

#HappyHourClub 22 / White Whiskey Sea Salt Lemonade

#HappyHourClub 22 / White Whiskey Sea Salt Lemonade