Sponsor Spotlight – Caravella Limoncello

Caravella is a premium limoncello, a lemon infused liqueur from Italy. People familiar with limoncello are likely to have first tasted it as a digestivo, served ice-cold, perhaps at an Italian restaurant. Owing to its history as an after-dinner digestivo, limoncello is typically not thought of as an ingredient in cocktails recipes. Caravella aims to change that.

Limoncello is a very social spirit, with a strong affinity for togetherness and bonding the warm feelings of … Read more

America’s Hardest Drinking City 2008 – Austin, Texas

Milwaukee, “America’s Drinking Hole,” has lost its status as the Hardest-Drinking City in America to a worthy opponent, Austin, Texas.

Known for its live music, thriving nightlife district, and the University of Texas, Austin is tops in alcohol consumption in 2008 according to Forbes Magazine. There is even an annual cocktail throwdown. With that many college students, music, and barbecue there is bound to be some drinking. In runner-up Milwaukee’s defense, they keep their college … Read more

Bols Around the World Video Contest

Bols, the makers of over 30 flavored liqueurs including blueberry, mango and pomegranate, want to send you to the city of your choice to tend bar in the hottest spots. All you need to do is create an original video showing off your bartending skills. Of course, they want you to at least one flavor of Bols Liqueur in your original creation. So get mixing, entries must be in by August 31 2008.

Bols Around … Read more

Scooby Snack

Reader Xpnsve sent us this tropical treat. What a great reward after those meddling kids foils yet another diabolical plan. It is a good thing that Fred drives the Mystery Machine, leave the snacks to Shaggy and Scooby. Go, Scoob!


¾ oz Malibu rum
¾ oz Midori melon liqueur
1 oz pineapple juice
½ oz half-and-half


Shake ingredients in a mixing cup with ice. Strain into 7-oz rocks glass and serve over ice.… Read more

Happy National Creamsicle Day!

Who knew there was a whole day devoted to one of the greatest popsicle ever, the Creamsicle? What a great idea! I enjoyed these so much as a child (and occasionally as an adult).

Yum. They are awesome!

Of course, we have a version that comes in a cocktail glass. Get the recipe here.

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The Official Popsicle Website
National Creamsicle Day [Zany Holidays]
Happy National Creamsicle Day! [Slashfood]… Read more

The Olympic Drinking Game

With hundreds of hours Olympic coverage to watch over the next two weeks, we figured a drinking game was in order. Of course, we ask that you drink responsibly. There aren’t any Gold Medals for finishing this one first.

Keeping things simple, take a drink each time:

    There is a reference to the Olympics being “China’s coming out party”
    They show special interest story about an athlete
    A commentator tells you what the athlete is

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Beer: Who Owns What?

InBev buys Anheuser-Busch, Moslon buys Coors, Miller and MolsonCoors merge and Pabst buys Stroth’s, Schlitz, and Olympia. With all the consolidation in the beer ondustry, who know who is now making your favorite brew? Fortune Magazine put together this handy in interactive chart to help us all keep track. Amazingly, Sam Adams Brewer, Boston Beer is now the largest, independent, publicly-traded brewery in the USA!

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall [Fortune Magazine]… Read more

Hospital-Themed Bars

Finally recovering after having my appendix explode a week ago, I am finally able to get back to sharing the wonderful world of cocktails with you all. Writing this from my hospital bed, I thought it would be fun to see what I could find in the way of medical- or hospital-themed bars and drinks. Good thing themed bars are all the rage!

I found bars in Australia, Japan, and one in Singapore named “The … Read more

Olympic Cocktails

Every four years the world gathers for the Olympic Games. In a few short days, the Games begin in Beijing, China. To celebrate the folks at Castle Brands created cocktails made with ingredients from the 4 corners if the world: Italian Limoncello, American Bourbon, Irish Whiskey and Bermudian Rum anchor this international cocktail relay. Have a favorite cocktail with and Olympic twist? We want to hear about it. Add your drink to the competition.

Bermuda… Read more