December 25th, 2011 | By | 1,852 Comments

SWELL’s 2011 Holiday Casino party featured a craps table, roulette wheel, and several rounds of hold em. Employees played for raffle tickets and won prizes ranging from gift cards to ipads and even a trip to Vegas. Here’s a quick clip of the night’s festivities. Hope You all Have a Happy Holiday!!

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Happy Holidays from SWELL

December 24th, 2011 | By | 2,224 Comments

Wishing you a SWELL Holiday Season…

3 REALLY Last-Minute Gift Ideas Gifts to Make In 10 Minutes Or Less

December 23rd, 2011 | By | 4,753 Comments

Oops- too much ‘nog lead to leaving someone off your gift list? Or perhaps a friend dropped by with an unexpected gift, and you don’t want to be the jerk that didn’t get them one?
Fret not. Here are a few gifts you can whip up in 10 minutes or less. Just excuse yourself to the little girls/boys room, and get to gifting…you soused little elf, you.

1. Surfrider Membership (time: 1 minute, 37 seconds, depending on quality and detail of card)
You’ll need:
– A computer or smart phone
– Paper
– Box of crayons

How to:
– Click Here: Surfrider Gift Membership
– Buy it (make sure to add the recipient’s info)
– Make a card, letting them know you’ve donated on their behalf

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SWELL Drink Recipes: Mix it Up at your Holiday Party

December 22nd, 2011 | By | 3,028 Comments

It’s true, the most memorable parties are the ones you barely remember. It only takes some creative mixology to overcome the taboo of bringin booze to a holiday dinner… or even the company party. Take it from a guy who’s poured drinks everywhere from dive bars to five stars, and I promise your party-goers get loose.

The Dunbar Shake: The perfect tropical winter treat, blending fruits of the Caribbean with holiday cinnamon spice. This slightly creamy concoction started on California’s Central Coast, where they’re always adding peppermint schnaps to battle those cold winds.

1. Pour into cocktail shaker half filled with ice
2 Part Midori Liquor
2 Part Malibu Spiced Rum
1 Part Peppermint Schnaps
4 Part Pineapple Juice
1 Part Cream
2. Cover and shake until frothy
3. Strain into shot glasses and slam em.

Liquid Cocaine

SWELL Mixologist makes Liquid Cocaine

Surfer on Acid: Another tropical rum infusion that just sounds fun to drink… and a sneaky drink to slip in some Jager.

1. Use ice cold chilled bottles
2. Pour equal parts into shot glasses
Malibu Rum
Pineapple Juice
3. Force feed guests
*Add Redbull for Liquid Viagra Variation

Colorado Bulldog: A subtle twist on a classic, and a sweet treat for people who hold-out on shooters.

1. Using an old-fashioned glass, fill with ice
2. Pour 1 shot Vodka, 1 shot Irish Cream
3. Top off with Milk
4. Froth it up in a cocktail shaker
5. Add a splash of cola
*To garnish, swirl chocolate syrup inside the glass before pouring from shaker.

Follow these steps, and you’ll get the most mild mannered folks to par-take in some dancing, drinking, and making merriment.

If your still looking for some all time entertainment, try mastering these party-technics