• Meganhassler

    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…

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  • Meganhassler

    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…

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  • Meganhassler

    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…
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  • Meganhassler

    Know your drink-ware

    February 25, 2011 by Meganhassler

    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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  • Meganhassler

    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…

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