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Le Tourment Vert Absinthe Review

Hail the “holy trinity”! Last week I had the pleasure to meet the faces behind Le Tourment Vert (www.letourmentvert.com) and experience their vision of what this wonderful spirit offers after such a long hiatus from our shores. This Absinthe is handcrafted in small batches by Bruno Delannoy of Vinet Ege and combines fourteen herbs to create a truly inspirational blend. Moving beyond the ritualistic, yet fun, Classic and Bohemian Method of enjoying Absinthe, Le Tourment … Read more

Mixology Monday – First Timers

It is Mixology Monday again and the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails, Boston, are hosting. The theme for this month’s party is “First Time” or what to serve a cocktail virgin for their first drink. What are the so-called gateway cocktails that turn one forever? Is it just a group of cocktails? Sure, as I think down my own path, there are the margaritas, gin and tonics and Jack and Coke’s that … Read more

Beer Pong WON’T Give You a Disease

Last week, you may have read on the internet (or even seen on the news) that beer pong gives you herpes. Well, it’s just not true. It started out as a joke story, but college newspapers and local TV stations picked up the “story” and ran with it.

It was a hoax. Get out the red cups and beer pong to your heart’s content!

So while beer pong, in my opinion, is still not the … Read more

Funny Cocktails

Aside from being delicious, cocktails can also be hilarious.

Eric Felten wrote an interesting piece for the Wall Street Journal about great comedy moments involving cocktails.

From Daffy Duck’s “Drip-Along Daffy” to Homer Simpson inventions such as “The Flaming Homer” (aka “The Flaming Moe”), the cocktail holds a special place in the comedy world.

He recounts a particularly hilarious cocktail featured in the original “Nutty Professor” film:

He demonstrates his bad-boy bona-fides by grabbing the

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Edible Shot Glasses

OK, so technically these aren’t “glasses.” But these chocolate-lined, shot cups are an alcohol-conveyance method that you can eat!

They look like tiny ice cream cones. So perhaps you could make your own? Coat the tiniest ice cream cones you can find in chocolate and then add booze? Sounds like a tasty experiment to me.

Here are some shots that might go well with these choco shooter cups:

    White Elephant 
    B52 
    Oatmeal Cookie 
    Toasted Almond 
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The Cholive Chocolate Cocktail Garnish

Does your cocktail need some chocolate? A Cholive could be just what you’re looking for.

Cholive = chocolate + olive … get it? Don’t worry, they are not actually chocolate-covered olives.

They are olive-shaped chocolate truffles. Skewer them and you have a delicious cocktail garnish.

Here’s one recipe that sounds like a good use of chocolate!

Dirty Grasshopper
Ingredients

1 oz Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
1 oz Green Creme de Menthe
1.5 oz White … Read more

Cool Cocktail Gadget ~ The Bottle ‘Biner

The Bottle ‘Biner is the three-in-one tool I had no idea I needed. But I do need it. Thanks to the fine folks at FRED, there is one handy gadget that serves as a corkscrew, bottle opener and carabiner.

Now you’ll be prepared to go on that beer and wine nature hike you’ve always wanted to plan. You’re welcome.

(Hopefully unnecessary disclaimer: You can attach this handy carabiner to your backpack, belt or purse, and Read more

International Wine Picks (and Win Free Wine!)

I sampled wines from around the world at a Bottlenotes tasting at Crushpad in San Francisco a few days ago. I’ve narrowed down my favorites from the evening, to help you add some global flair to your wine rack.

To further help you add to your wine collection, Drink of the Week is giving away a gift card for the Bottlenotes online wine store and a free wine guidebook!

Leave a comment for your … Read more

MyOpenBar Shows You Where the Free Booze Is

MyOpenBar is a website that rounds up bar specials, happy hours and free-booze opportunities. There are versions of the site for many major cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Miami.

The tips include things like open bars at public parties, cheap happy hours and free or low-cost “drunk-friendly” snacks. You can get their newsletter by email to keep tabs on keeping your bar tab low. And if you find a free … Read more

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