Honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Army this Memorial Day by celebrating! Kick off summer this three day weekend by gathering your friends for a BBQ bash or picnic celebration. We have some great recipe, cocktail, and dessert ideas for the weekend.
- Love Boat Lemonade
- Leigh's Tears
- Cranberry Margarita
- Moscow Mule
- Picker's Peach
Don't forget to check out our Memorial Day dinner menu and dessert menu!Read more >
It is National Chocolate Chip Day this Wednesday, May 15th, and frankly we will look for ANY excuse to celebrate a chocolate themed holiday. Grab a few friends and have a chocolate chip dessert and cocktail party to honor this national holiday.
- After Dinner Mint
- Chocolate Coated Cherry
- Frozen Mudslide
- Chocolate Rum
- Brazilian Monk
Don't forget to check out our chocolate chip themed dessert menu!Read more >
Are you planning on having a large summer party for 20+ people? Here are some cheap and easy recipe ideas to serve a large crowd!
1. Jungle Juice is a classic party pleaser recipe. This recipe makes enough for a crowd of 40 or more.
2. Summer Sangria is a great Spring and Summertime party drink. It can be inexpensive and festive because of the floating fresh fruit.
3. Skippy is a refreshing drink for the summer. It is lemon based, so it is perfect for BBQs!Read more >
Don't forget that Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12! Give mom a break this Sunday and plan a special day with brunch, mimosas, sweets, and more. We even have an outfit guide for you, whether you are planning on having a casual day at home or a fancy day out on the town.
Here are five great recipes, perfect for a Mother's Day brunch:
1. Bloody Mary
4. Strawberry Smash
Also, don't forget to check out our:
1. Mother's Day Brunch Guide
2. Mother's Day Dessert Guide
3. Mother's Day Outfit GuideRead more >
I'm Annette from Wikia, and I'm working on a fun program upcoming around designing the ultimate Mad Men Cocktail Party menu.
Here's the idea:
- Wikia would create a post that asks users from around Wikia to nominate their favorite cocktails in four categories and one hors d'oeuvres item. This would likely be hosted on the Mad Men Wiki .
- We post the recipes for the cocktails and food in Top 10 lists, asking people to vote up the recipes they love most.
- After voting closes, we on the Wikia staff will prepare the final menu of five items and then serve those drinks and dishes to Wikia's San Francisco office team! We promise to take photos.
- We'll also ask any Wikians who host their own party (particularly if you host a Finale party) to p…
That time of the year is upon us...the day that means it is almost summer...the day that commemorates Mexico's freedom and democracy...Cinco de Mayo! We want to help you have the best Cinco de Mayo party this weekend!
Here are a few Cinco de Mayo themed cocktail recipes you can make this weekend. Also, check out our Cinco de Mayo themed dinner and dessert posts!
Here are five great Cinco de Mayo themed cocktail recipes for your party:Read more >
Weddings normally mean one thing (besides, of course, two people professing their undying love to one another)- Money. Between the dress, the reception, the honeymoon, the dollars add up. One way couples are cutting back is to create one to two signature cocktails at their events.
Creating a signature drink, based on the preferences of the two newlyweds, can be a fun and unique way to save money and avoid a full bar. Generally, couples choose two to three drinks (a girly cocktail, a manly cocktail, and a non-alcoholic cocktail). In addition, they can offer a small selection of wine and beer.
Here are some ideas for wedding themed cocktails:
Absolut Kurant Vodka
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Tax day is here, which means you were probably up late last night finishing the final details on your tax return. Or maybe you were better than the rest of us and had everything finished up months ago! Either way, tax day is here and you deserve a big, fancy cocktail.
Tax Day Sweet Relief
2 oz. LBV 2007 Port Wine
½ ounce Disaronno
½ ounce Frangelico
½ ounce egg whites
Cinnamon for garnish
Method: Shake all but cinnamon over ice and strain into port glass. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Source: Sarasota Magazine
Egg whites are my new favorite item in cocktails because they make them frothy and fresh. It is like a cocktail smoothie-but better!
Do you think egg white cocktails are tasty or not? Yum, egg white cocktails are my favorite! I've never tried it. T…
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No Oscar Party menu is complete without cocktails! This year, instead of serving the same old drink lineup or simple champagne, why not consider serving up all of these amazing cocktail recipes that are all inspired by the 2013 Best Picture nominees, and let your guest drink to their favorite pick.
- 1 Argo
- 2 Amour
- 3 Beasts of the Southern Wild
- 4 Django Unchained
- 5 Life of Pi
- 6 Lincoln
- 7 Silver Linings Playbook
- 8 Zero Dark Thirty
Cocktail: The Diplomatic Escape
This drink is inspired by the Canadian ambassador from the film as well as Ben Affleck's scotch drinking throughout. Learn how to make it.
I picked this recipe mainly because of its name, but this beautiful pink drink is blushing with love. Enjoy sipping this refreshing cocktail as you …
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We wanted to let you all know about a cool Wikia project called the Community Choice Awards! We're basically picking some of the best lifestyle milestones of 2012 and asking the communities to vote for what they think should win!
We're reaching out because the Cocktails Wiki has been nominated for Best Drink Trend along with Bitter Beers, beer-wine hybrids, Keg wine, Pinot Noir Rose, and Moscato! If you think one of your drink trends should win, spread the word and come vote!
Feel free to add to the lists here if you think anything is missing and I hope you enjoy participating in the Community Choice Awards!Read more >
Just cruising around one of my fave wikias (this one, if you need to ask!) and I suddenly notice that the most recent blog post is nearly a year old (yes, I'm exaggerating... but not by much), which I find amazing; here we are, posting, reading and elaborating on the Great Social Waterhole, yet for the most part we stay completely out of each other's way.
What do we drink? Where do we drink it? With whom... Why the heck are we here? I'm not a bartender... well, professionally anyway, but I have somehow come into an absurd amount of knowledge regarding alcoholic beverages (non-alcoholic too... I can feel you smirking as you read this).
Maybe I'm just blowing hot air; I wasn't joking in my previous post when I said that blogs are not me; I'm n…Read more >
If you think your favorite watering hole down the street is the best bar in the world, think again. Amazing bars span the entire globe, and some of these might be in your very own neighborhood, or a twenty-hour flight away!
Eater.com released a list of bars put together by Drinks International magazine. This list features bars in the USA, UK, France, Australia, Singapore, Spain, and more. If you live in any major city, you might just find a bar in your city on the list--and now you know it's definitely worth trying out next weekend (but hey, why wait till the weekend?)
Here are the top 20- see any you recognize?
- PDT, New York
- Connaught, London
- Artesian, London
- Death & Co, New York
- Milk & Honey, London
- American Bar at the Savoy, London
- 69 Colebrook…
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I've been a part time bartender at a club and I also do a lot of custom mixing at home. I've got about $20000 in alcohol at home including some $500 bottles of scotch and more. I've got huge cupboards & cabinets with locks on them to keep kids out and I've got enough to keep a party of 60 people going for the weekend. lol I follow some of the recipes and I like experimenting. I don't often drink much myself and I'm very good at limiting guests on how much they're allowed to drink so they're still able to go home at the end of the night, usually 4 drinks max, unless it's some of the heavy ones like an Irish Car Bomb drop shot, then it's 2. lol Even with the number of people I get over, I haven't had any complaints from neighbours becaus…Read more >
Most people who are fans of bourbon probably rarely think of the life of the barrels that their bourbon comes in. However, many of these barrels go through long and interesting journeys. People are even starting to find more creative uses for this barrels long after they have stopped being used for whiskey purposes.
Some people decide to simply use the barrels as containers for other objects - like beer and fish sauce. Occasionally these barrels end up as part of the chips in a smoker.
Over at Tasting Table, they traced the life of four barrels - one from Heaven Hill, Tuthilltown, Pappy Van Winkle, and Woodford Reserve - and created this interesting graph to show just some of the possibilities for re-purposed barrels.
So next time you are dri…
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Are you crazy about "cuptails?" The latest dessert and drink concoction- cupcakes+cocktails, is taking the dessert and alcohol nightlife by storm. The latest concoction from "cuptails mixtress" Gina Chersevani is a seasonal offering called Headless Horseman for Halloween: a Pumpkin Walnut Cake soaked in Blanton's Bourbon and topped with Spice Cream Cheese Frosting.
If you're already salivating at the thought of your favorite fall flavors soaked and flambed in alcohol, check out the full press release for PS 7:
Can you have your cake and eat it too? You can at PS 7’s! Mixtress Gina Chesevani is creating cocktail-cupcakes, aka “Cuptails,” to ring in the celebratory festive season. Featuring sweet cakes soaked in holiday “spirits” and topped wi…Read more >
Well, blogs are not me.
I'm private enough that I don't even upload digital pics of me on my own laptop!
But sometimes I just have something to say and in this seems the perfect place to get it off my chest:
I can't understand why people want to get drunk. It's that simple. I appreciate the fine taste of a well crafted liquor, but getting drunk is just too silly for words, ESPECIALLY paying through your nose for a badly mixed cocktail made with sub-par ingredients and the cheapest booze available.
Seriously, I want everyone to enjoy the work of those who have poured their blood and sweat into crafting a fine spirit, but there is no need to overdo it OR settle for substandard mixing OR el-cheapo brand liquor.
Furthermore, there is no need to inc…Read more >
Generally, you would assume that it would be a bartenders' primary mission to sell as much liquor as possible. However, this doesn't seem to be the case as bartenders recently seem to be fighting against the forces of vodka. Many bartenders and owners are starting to blame vodka for it's lack of pairing possibilities with food. They see vodka and in some regards gin as more of "get-hammered" drinks. Toronto cocktail expert Jen Agg recently wrote a blog called "Vodka is Stupid," in which she railed against the liquor. She stated “A vodka martini ought to be renamed ‘I like being drunk,’ because that is its only purpose."
What do you think about this rage against vodka? Do you think it's silly elitism by cocktail drink creators and bartenders…Read more >
Perhaps you're surprised (or not so surprised) to hear that bacon now has an international holiday called Bacon Day. No, you don't get off from school or work, but you won't have to, because Bacon Day is on a Saturday--specifically, September 3, 2011.
So, what does Bacon Day entail? For bacon fans (or in other words, fans of deliciousness), international Bacon Day is comprised of bacon-themed social gatherings, which include bacon drinks, entrees, desserts, and the like. Yes, you heard me--bacon drinks. If you're in the mood for some alcoholic beverages inspired by bacon, check out bacontoday for some cocktail recipes.
So, what are you doing on international Bacon Day? Throwing a bacon-themed party of hoglike proportions? Enjoying the strip …
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If you love Obama and Jello shots, you're in luck. Gelatin artist Matt Micari recently developed Obama Jello shots, firm Jello shots in the shape of President Obama's bust. His inspiration came from the comment that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) made during the debt crisis about how negotiating at the White House was like "dealing with Jell-O". To celebrate the positive outcome of this negotiation, Micari created the salted caramel Obama Jello shot, an homage to the President, since salted caramels are his favorite candy.
The recipe is super easy! Unfortunately, we're not all Jello artists like Miraci so we can't shape the shots into Obama's bust like he did. But we can make delicious Jello shots in Obama's favorite flavor.
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When most people think of drinking rum, there generally tends to be a slightly unsophisticated view of rum (darn you Captain Morgan and your partying ways). However, many rum producers are trying to enhance the image of rum. Much like the craft beer movement, rum makers are looking to break away from the shells of the big companies. They are setting out to produce rum with a variety of flavors including - vanilla, chocolate, coffee, butterscotch, nuts, spice, honey, tobacco, caramel, and many others.
One of rums most fearless leaders in this battle is Edward Hamilton. Hamilton runs the fan site Ministry of Rum. He recently told Mark Garrison of Slate that ""Rum is the least understood, most undervalued, and diverse of all the spirits."
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After a long night of cocktails and libations, occasionally one might find themselves waking up in the morning (or the afternoon) and feeling a little bit groggy and dehydrated. A new book has been put out to help us get back into shape after a long night of partying. The book The Hungover Cookbook ' by Milton Crawford is extremely interesting. It groups its' collection of recipes by the type of hangover, for example "Sewing Machine Hangover." Two recipes that will help you no matter what are - Lime Soda and Lemon Lassi.
To produce the Lime Soda: Squeeze juice from 4 limes into 2 pint-sized glasses, add pinch of salt to each glass and top with sparkling mineral water. Add ice, if you like.
To Produce the Lemon Lassi: Mix 2 teaspoons superfine …Read more >
Most of us mixologists are well aware that the key component to an excellent cocktail (besides lots of vodka) is the name of the drink. Many people put lots of thoughts into the naming of their drinks. Over at Culture Map Houston, they share some of their favorite names. We will briefly look at some of their choices.
- Death in the Afternoon: This name is partially based on the famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. He also described his recipe for this drink. His directions were "Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.”
- Monkey Gland: Monkey glands were originally used as a way to increase masculinity. The name is derived from a surgic…
When it is scorching hot outside one of the most refreshing treats is a ... poptail. While some people might finish that sentence with popsicle or cocktail, now they no longer have to chose. You can enjoy your favorite cocktail in popsicle form.
Whether it is a watermelon mojito or a strawberry peach vodka collins there is poptail for you. Quench your thirst with one of Endless Simmer's seven recipes today. The recipes are pretty simple and most of them contain fruit, simple syrup and of course the choice alcohol.
Endless Simmer is going to post one poptail recipe every Wednesday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. So far there are recipes for watermelon mojito, strawberry peach vodka collins, cherry apple whiskey sour, cucumber honeydew margari…Read more >
After a long day sometimes all you need is a drink. When you walk into your favorite watering hole lately have you seen anything out of the ordinary?
Recently games and other features have been added to bars that aren't part of the classic bar scene. In a recent blog on Gawker, Brian Moylan said these activities annoying and many of them are unsanitary or dangerous. He narrowed it down to six things that he thinks shouldn't be allowed in bars.
Beer Pong is generally associated with colleges, universities and any house that has Greek letters on the front of it. The blog points out that if you can get into a bar then you shouldn't need a game to get you drunk. There was a recent lawsuit in which a man is suing a bar for an injury he got disput…Read more >
I know that most of us can barely make it through a day without pouring themselves a delicious cocktail. Perhaps, some of you wake up in the morning and start drinking Mimosas and finish the night with a night cap of gin. However, shockingly a new infographic released by Advertising Age shows that Americans drink far less than believed. Americans tend to drink soft drinks at an alarming rate of 44.7 gallons. In second comes water and at third comes beer.
Disappointingly the closest spirits comes in almost last place at only 1.5 galloons. Even the winos tend to consume more Wine.
Are you disappointed with where spirits showed up on the graph? If so there are plenty of great cocktails on here, give them a try!
- Advertising Age.
Oh, the good land of the Rising Sun has provided us with another crazy and awesome commercial. This time, they have created one of the craziest commercials for Suntorey Rickey cocktails. Suntorey Rickey cocktails are combination of liquer, spirits, and soda with limes, lemon, or any other type of fruit that can be crushed using a stirrer. The star of this commercial is Japanese tv personality Becky. This commercial is so popular that a wide variety of remixes have already been appearing on sites like Youtube.
What did you think of the video? I think it's pretty catchy. I watched it a few times.
That's right, it may be costing us all more to drink the Old Fashioned- the favorite cocktail of the cocktail maestro Don Draper, the main character from AMC's hit TV series Mad Men.
Bloomberg News has just reported that the U.K. government is seeking to abolish the tax relief on Angostura Bitters, an often used ingredient in the Old Fashioned.
The main ingredients in the Old Fashioned are:
- 1 shot rye
- half-slice of orange
- 1 tsp sugar (or simple syrup)
- Angostura bitters
Angostura Bitters is a blend of herbs and spices made by Trinidad-based Angostura Ltd. that to date has been exempt from U.K. import duty.
If the measure passes it could add as much as 2.28 pounds ($3.74) to the price of a single bottle.
Is drinking like Don Draper going to still be …Read more >
Do you happen to live in San Fran? Today, Absolut has released a special, limited edition vodka created especially for San Francisco. It is a mix of three flavors: dragon fruit, grape and papaya. Absolut's other recent local vodkas include ones for Boston, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and New Orleans.
The flavor of San Francisco's local vodka was decided upon by several prominent locals, including Kevin Rose, the founder of social networking site Digg, as well as artists Miguel Migs, Christopher Collins and Erik Otto. While the flavor might seem random, it has some local significance - the grape stands for Wine Conty, while the dragon fruit and papaya symbolize the Asian and Latin influence on the region.
Some of Cocktails Wiki's recipes involving …Read more >
Feeling slightly devilish? If so then we have good news for you. Jim Beam, formally known as Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc., is prepared to release what they are referring to as Devil's cut bourbon. Devil's cut bourbon is a bourbon that has been aged for six years.
The term "Devil's cut" is a play on the concept of the brewing concept known as "angel's share." The angel's share refers playfully to the lost liquid that disappears in the barrel through the process of evaporation.
The process of creating Devil's cut is:
- Barrels are emptied and agigated through a tedious process that pulls the flavors of the bourbon from the trapped wood.
- To achieve the balance of flavors, the liquor is then stored.
- The liquid gets re-added to the aged bourbon.
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When most people think of Kentucky Fried Chicken, liqueur isn't generally the first thing that comes to their mind. Most tend to think of mashed potatos, green beans, or some delicious chicken. However, leave it to the Kentucky Fried Chickens in China to infused some liquer into the chicken.
Entitled the "Taste of Ireland," - the chicken is specially prepared using an Irish cream liqueur, similar to Bailey's Irish Cream.
Interestingly enough, KFC in China has become more successful in expanding and in business than their American counterparts, which could perhaps explain their willingness to try novelties like this. An ad for this chicken can be seen below.
All I can say is the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants should give this idea a shot. …
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Excited about the upcoming Memorial Day celebrations? Plan on cooking out and maybe enjoying some tasty cocktails? PR Newswire has just reported that Grey Goose vodka has come out with a new responsible drinking campaign to encourage you to be responsible over the Memorial Day weekend. The company will be releasing a 30 second commercial that they have titled "Strengths." This new commercial is part of Grey Goose's efforts to encourage that consumers are careful about their consumption levels.
In a press release Shane M. Graber, Grey Goose vice president and managing director, said "we encourage consumers to make the most of this holiday weekend by taking the time to reconnect with family and friends. Consumers of GREY GOOSE appreciate the …Read more >
Do you often find yourself wasting too much on Facebook? Perhaps you spend your days living as an alter ego. Well now you can combine the two of these together. Plus, you can also add some vodka into the mix! Stolichnaya vodka has released a new Facebook app entitled "Go F(an) Yourself." This exciting new app allows Facebook users to create Facebook fan pages for their alter egos.
How does the app work? The app works by asking users a series of questions and games which uncover your alter ego. As your alter ego continues to grow, new cocktails are suggested based on your alter ego's personality
For more information about the game please check out Stoli's Facebook page
- PR Newswire
Barking Dog Distillery, the local distillery in Victoria which produces Victoria Gin, are looking to expand their production into the United States. The company, in its third year of operation, has recently been invited to New Orleans for the Tales of the Cocktail. The Tales of the Cocktail is one of the premium cocktail festivals.
Head distiller Peter Hunt says: "We are going to be looking for an agent in the States. We're really hoping to break into that market in the near future." If the distillery finds an agent in the United States, they will have to increase the size of their distillery. It is currently only a one pot distillery. Hunt continues, ". "I imagine we'll have to get a second still at some point, though I expect that's still pr…Read more >
World renowned San Franciscan hot spot, the Plouf Seafood Bistro, has decided to share it's secret cocktail recipe. The Plouf Seafood Bistro is located in the Belden Place area of town and many people believe that it is home to the one of the best happy hours in the city.
People have been anxiously awaiting and attempting to get this recipe for years, and finally the restaurant has decided to release the cocktail. According to bartender Antonio Guardado, “Our most popular drink is the Plouf cocktail, followed closely by the Mojito.” We use the very freshest ingredients, and I don't make them too sweet: it ruins the pallet.”
Discover how to make the delicious cocktail here!
- Plouf restaurant
Ever felt like drinking the magical beverage Absinthe? Well, if you live in France you will once again have the pleasure of chasing the green fairy.
The French government has recently voted to lift the ban on the drink formally. At first glance, this seems like a huge sweeping change, but according to BBC not much has actually changed: "Absinthe was made legal in the rest of the European Union in 1988, provided the amount of thujone falls within the agreed limit of 10mg/kg, or 35mg/kg for absinthe bitters. In France, a decree was passed allowing absinthe to be sold but only if it was not actually called absinthe."
"It was a bizarre situation," says George Rowley, Managing Director of La Fee Absinthe, who - though British - was one of the key…Read more >
Helius CoRDe Ltd., which is comprised of a partnership between the Combination of Rothes Distillers, Helius Energy Pl, and Rabo ProjectEquity BV, is working on the development of a £60.5 million biomass/feeds combined heat and power plant which will be completed in 2013. These Scotch distillers will use this plant to generate 7.2 MW of electricity and be used to provide animal feed.
According to Gavin Hewitt, Scotch Whisky Association chief executive, "This project underlines the Scotch Whisky industry's commitment to investing in the future.
"In 2009 the industry made a commitment to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels as a source of energy. The project shows how we can create a virtuous circle within the Scotch Whisky production process.
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The makers of Bailey's Irish Cream, R&A Bailey & Co, are set to release an exciting new cocktail drink for this summer. Baileys Mudslide will be available beginning in May for the suggested retail price of $12.99 for 750ml and $19.99 for 1.75 ml.
- PR Newswire
The Phillips Distillery celebrates it's 10th anniversary of it's UV Vodka brand by releasing a special new edition of vodka. The vodka, entitled UV Cake, is scheduled to be released on June 1st.
The vodka is described as similar to a "piece of white cake with creamy frosting."
- Phillips Distillery
In New York, supermarkets are once again pushing to change a law that forbids them from selling wine. Many liquor store owners are enraged at this debate as they believe that it will cause them to be put out of business. The supermarkets are arguing that by allowing wine to be sold in their stores they will be able to increase new jobs.
- Wine Wiki
- Crains New York
In preparation of Memorial Days, the following celebrities shared their favorite holiday drinks.
- Dragon Cosmo - Selita Eubanks
- X-Rated Party Punch - Ciara
- Midori Melonade - Kim Kardashian
Sorry for the rhetorical question. I'm a representative from the Olympics Wiki, and we require some of your drinking expertise, especially if you live in London, been to London, plan on visiting London, or know about a cocktail called the Londoner, Jack the Ripper, or something of the sort.
In preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics, we just began releasing an original series of videos about the city of London. Our first video, which you can watch below, is about nightlife in the English capital, but we could really use some help from knowledgeable drinkers to spruce up the London Nightlife page.
I already added a link to your English Rose recipe, but other than sending the link along to people you know in London, you …Read more >
I've been reading a lot about Jack Daniel's latest offering- Tennessee Honey. It's made from a blend of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and a proprietary honey liqueur. As the name would suggest, it's got a sweeter taste to it with apparently less burn than regular JD. But don't be fooled, you can still get stung by this bottled bee- it's 70 proof. Many critics are saying it's the most exciting entry in the whiskey space since Maker's 46 and it's been a hit at Beer Festivals. While it's sure to broaden JD's appeal to a wider market, it might do so at the expense of the brand image. And personally, I'm already very happy with my Whiskey Sour.
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Those with any inkling of Irish history or – more likely on this side of the pond – a certain mid-90s flick depicting the life and death of an IRA revolutionary played by Liam Neeson, the name “Michael Collins” might ring a bell. And that’s the point, explains Abaigeal Hendron, marketing brand manager for Michael Collins Irish Whiskey.
“Instead of naming it after a distiller or a place in Ireland, we decided to name it after a gentleman named ‘Michael Collins’ who fought for Irish independence in the 1920s,” she elaborates. “The whole theme of the brand is independence, character and being authentically Irish.”
Distilled by Cooley Distillery, the only independently-owned distillery in Ireland, the complex and well-balanced single-malt whiski…Read more >
Saint Patrick's Day is an excuse for everyone to wear green and drink. But why not embrace this and do it with style. Add some flair to your cocktails with green color and classic flavors.
So while the corned beef is cooking mix up one of the drinks and their fun colors and flavors are sure to impress.
Irish Car Bomb- This is a mixed drink made with three different types of Irish drinks.
- ½ pint Guinness stout
- 1 oz. Jameson Irish whiskey
- 1 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
Pour the beer into the glass and the fill the shot glass with the Jameson and Bailey's, and when you are ready drop the shot glass into the beer and enjoy.
Black and Tan- The mixing of these two beers creates a great visual and flavor.
- 1 Part Bass® Pale Ale (or any pale ale)
- 1 Part Guinnes…
Do you know all of the glass options there are involved in the world of alcoholic drinks? Here is a quick guide to the various glass-ware.
Highball glass (aka Collins glass or Slim Jim) Typical volume of 350 to 400 ml / 12.3 to 14.1 Oz.
Lowball glass (short version of the highball) Typical volume: 250 to 300 ml / 8.8 to 10.6 Oz.
Wine glass Typical volume: 250 to 300 ml / 8.8 to 10.6 Oz.
Cocktail glass Typical volume: 250 ml / 8.8 Oz.
Champagne flute Typical volume: 200 ml / 7.0 Oz.
Martini glass (aka martini saucer) Typical volume: 250ml / 8.8 Oz.
Shot glass Typical volume:25 ml or 50 ml / 0.9 to 1.8 Oz.
Champagne saucer Typical volume: 300ml / 10.6 Oz.
Brandy snifter (or goblet or balloon) Typical volume: 350 ml / 12.3 Oz.
Port and sherry glasses Typic…
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If Peruvian TV personality Johnny Schuler has his way, a new spirit will become the toast of US mixologists – pisco.
A strong but nuanced distillate of wine (but clear, unlike brandy and cognac), the spirit was first developed in Peru by Spanish settlers in the 16th century. Now, Schuler and his backers are proffering their own brand, Pisco Portón, which launches in select U.S. cities this April. Their hops is that it finds its ways into cocktails in the manner of other “white” spirits such as vodka and gin.
Schuler’s ultra-premium pisto is what’s dubbed a “mosto verde,” literally “green must” and is distilled from partially fermented must, before the sugars are completely transformed into alcohol. The result is a complex flavor, an enticing…Read more >
In theaters February 25
Our Runners Up: Darkrot5 and Iceberg3
Ogden Nash said “Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.” Yes, the quote is often misattributed to Dorothy Parker, which says more about her punchy, if jaundiced, view of courtship than Nash likely intended –or did he? Who knows, maybe they dated –the point is the venture might have been more successful if there was a little limoncello involved. The lemon-flavored liqueur is “quickeur” if you catch my drift. If you don’t, perhaps a primer on Limoncello di Sonoma airing at 8:30 p.m., (EST), Wednesday, February 23 on HDNet’s Drinking Made Easy will illuminate you. The boozy travelogue features comedian Zane Lamprey and its title says it all. Fortunately, Limoncello di Sonoma proprietors Amy and Fred Groth have enough of the traditional Italian…Read more >
Whiskey in can? Who would have thought you would ever be able to get hard alcohol in a can? Sure we add alcohol to other canned beverages but this is taking it to another level.
In January Scottish Spirits released a 12 ounce can of whiskey which contains the equivalent of 8 shots in it. One article said it is perfect for three people to share and mix with other beverages, but we all know many people will conveniently finish it themselves. It is like a DUI in a can.
Not only is the amount of alcohol in the can shocking but the Scotch and Whiskey Association has come out strongly against this product. They said it would confuse consumers as to what they were buying.
Many feel that it is undermining the personality of the beverage and the reput…Read more >
When you order a cocktail at your local bar, one of the last things on your mind is how many calories are in it. However, when you start ordering mixed drinks the calories add up fast! By remembering a few rules, you can still enjoy your favorite recipes without breaking your New Year's resolutions.
- The Proof- Alcohol with a higher proof contains more calories. For example 1.5 oz.of 80-proof vodka, gin or rum has 97 calories but 100-proof alcohol of the same size has 123 calories.
- The Mixer- When you order fancy, sweet mixed drinks it is easy to forget what makes them taste so good, Sugar! By using a low calorie mixer like tonic water or club soda you can cut the calories quickly. Plus it may reduce your headache the next morning!
- Mix it up- …