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Whiskey While We Work is a fun filled blog for creative party hosts and at-home mixologists. We post festive cocktails, shareable foods, and affordable DIYs for celebrating at home. It’s run by two fun ladies (Karen Khounthavong & Tiana Yamamoto) who try to explore the world one beautiful project at a time.


Behind every good man is a great woman​​​​​​​​. That’s the saying, right? Or something like that. Jessie Roberta Cowan, known as Rita Taketsuru, the mother of Japanese Whisky, was this great woman behind Masataka Taketsuru- the founder of Nikka Japanese Whisky and the first Japanese Whisky distiller. Today on the blog we look at Rita's contribution to the creation of Nikka Whisky.​​​​​​​​
Did you know that in Ancient Rome, women were not allowed to drink alcohol and could have been put to death if caught in the act? It makes us want to chug a bottle just thinking about it. Not that we condone that but definitely think that you should #forkthepatriarchy and drink the wine, ladies! Head on over to our blog for our Red Wine Hot Chocolate recipe and indulge the heck out of yourself. ​​​​​​​​
Happy Women's History Month from your two favorite internet party host! We will be making recipes all month long inspired by the badass women in Alcohol history. For anyone who needs to hear this today and EVERYDAY: We see you! You are resilient, wonderful, and inspiring! We wouldn't be here without you and the other women we know and those you came before us! ​​​​​​​​
This easy Paloma recipe is perfect for bringing the sunshine into your life and a delightful zesty, tequila-based cocktail. Don’t forget your sunglasses! ​​​​​​​​
Tell us what your weekend plans are in 3 emojis in the comments below! We wish we could send you a coffee cookie via Instagram to get you through your Wednesday but maybe daydreaming about your weekend while looking at a cookie might help (recipe link in bio).​​​​​​​​

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