It's never too late for the 'nog
We know that egg nog is technically a Christmas beverage and that the Grinch is technically a Christmas character, but both have always struck as apropos at all winter holidays. Also, our tree’s still up. It’s truly never too late to steal some child’s gifts. In case you’re just not into champagne, check out our recipes for both Nice Egg Nog and Naughty Egg Nog Nice...
The Holidays and Burlesque
Ladies, let’s be honest with each other. The holidays are a time of sweat pants and hats with ear coverings. We’ve been doing a lot of research over here at Hex on winter fashion and trust us when we say that not all snuggies are created equal. Long story short, when it’s time to crack the sexy out, we are not going to half-ass the activity. It’s damn cold and if it’s sufficient enough to get us...
Hex's Hangover Cures
Over here at Hex we don’t expressly believe in taking down our Christmas/Yule trees. After all, what says “festive” more than Martin Luther King, Jr Day? Pretty much nothing. Except for perhaps Memorial Day. And glittery skulls, which we are totes in to. Nothing spices up a family gathering like explaining your artistic “Dark Forest” concept to your aunt while sipping...
Most snowball fights start innocently enough. As the family sits around fire someone pipes up “”Hey, valued family members! Who feels like a good spirited rumble in the snow? Winner gets extra hot chocolate?” And then everyone chuckles good naturedly as they don scarves and hats and gloves. But we know the truth. As they zip up their hoodies, everyone is focused on one thing. A...
Spiked Cider Recipe
All of our fruitcake musings have made us thirsty for one of the most glorious holiday drinks available: Spiked Apple Cider. It’s like apple juice! For drunk adults! Spiked Apple Cider 1 c Apple Cider or Juice 1 cinnamon stick Whole cloves Nutmeg 1 oz dark rum or apple brandy Orange slice Rim mug with sugar Place 1 c of Apple Cider in a small sauce pan on the stove. You can also...
Fruitcake - not just for nut jobs anymore
The saddest sight is always the poor man trying to give away tastes of fruitcake at the supermarket. The look of horror, confusion, and vague dismay spreading across people’s faces as they pop that bit of magic in their mouth is fairly entertaining for the general public. But if you’re the poor soul trying to boost product sales, it’s kind of a soul crushing afternoon. To make...
Sugar Plum Fairy
We asked ourselves what Wednesday needed and the answer was a resounding “MORE GLITTER!!!!” Originally the answer was “MORE COOKIES!!!” but it turns out it truly is possible to eat too many holiday cookies before 10 in the morning so we’re taking the rest of the day off. For **GLITTER** purposes, check out Smack the Ripper in all of her glory: Isn’t she...
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Holiday E-cards! Sugar Plum Fairy
What says “love” better than an emotionless, no work e-card that you spend less than 5 minutes perusing on the net to find one that more or less matches your friend’s sense of humor. I know, right? Thank God for modern technology or we’d never maintain our friendships. #1
Sugar Plum Fairy How-to
Turns out fairies are totes real. We didn’t want to believe it either but then we were all, “Oh that makes sense, where else would my Bedazzler have come from?” We’re pretty sure that no matter how badass you are, the allure of turning into a sparkly magical flying being is almost overpowering. We asked our lovely Hexpert and local makeup and hair expert Smack the Ripper on...
Snakebite - for the Scrooge in all of us
When you’re so sick of the holidays that even the mention of eggs let alone nog send you into a rage, go back to an old standby. One of the fave beverages over at Hex, check out how to make a Snakebite: Procure yoself some Guinness and Hard Cider. Blackthorn has a nice crisp taste to it but feel free to go with something a little sweeter like Ace if your heart so desires. Pour roughly...
Perhaps the holidays for you are a time of joy and warmth. A close knit family sitting around the fireplace in matching reindeer sweaters, all giggling with mirth as they compare stories from the work day, sipping on some delicious cocoa, the family dog curled up at their feet. For the rest of us, the holidays are a time when we’re reminded that making pies can result in tears, people parking at...
The world's best White Russian
What says “festive” better than alcohol? NOTHING. Not even your family’s treasured traditions. We went in search of the proper method to make a delicious White Russian and could think of no better source than our league mate Stone Cold Jane Austen. The woman has raised mixing a highball to an art form. Let her spirit guide you as you’re cozying up this weekend in your...
Holiday Drink - FOUR Loko
In case there’s any confusion on how festive FOUR Loko is, trust us, it practically screams “holiday spirit”. And then angrily runs around creating havoc before falling asleep in a friend’s closet. Anywhom, our tips for enjoying a Loko: 1. Pop open that can of magic. 2. Chug liberally. 3. Recover from distinct taste of pennies and sorrow. Power through remainder. ...
How to Get a Date - Hex style
As the holidays are almost upon us, roller derby season is on hiatus and your derby wife has abandoned you for her “family” or whatever. In these times some of us find ourselves with a little more time on our hands that we are used. What does one do with herself in the absence of a 3 hr practice and the subsequent icing of injuries? Well, never fear ladies, Hex has got your back. Being...