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More Margaritas

More fun facts and Margarita recipes for National Margarita Day.

The original Margarita was invented in 1948 by socialite Margarita Sames. According to the legend, it was during a party at her cliff side hacienda in Acapulco that Margarita began experimenting with “the drink.” Looking for something to cut the dust of a hot afternoon, she mixed Tequila Herradura, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Her cocktail kept the party going for two weeks and today … Read more

Happy National Margarita Day!

Today is National Margarita Day! I haven’t been able to find the origin of this special day. It’s possible a smart tequila company came up with the idea and was able to successfully spread it around.

However, I am happy to celebrate it regardless of who actually declared it a holiday. As far as I’m concerned, let’s make every Sunday Margarita Day.

Here are some margarita recipes to help you celebrate this lovely holiday:

Drinking Well in a Down Economy

It is Mixology Monday time again, and our host Rowley’s Whiskey Forge has tasked us with the all so appropriate theme of hard drinks for hard times. Rather than come up with a few wallet stretching cocktails, I thought I’d share a few tips on stretching your drinking dollar. A recession doesn’t mean you can’t drink well, it just means you need to drink smarter.

Stay home and invite friends

Drinking at home is always … Read more

Valentine’s Day Potpourri

Happy Valentine’s Day! We assembled some fun Valentine’s Day links to some of our favorites.

Why? Because we love our readers!

Cheers!

How to Open a Champagne Bottle with a Sword [Drinks After Dark]
Green Gifts for Valentine’s Day [Best of the Green Web]
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses [DOTW]
Classic Romantic Cocktails [About.com]
Chocolate & Whisky [Scotch Chix]
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates [DOTW]

Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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ABSOLUT Hugs

Long banned from broadcast, many brands are now tipping their toes into TV. The latest comes from Absolut.

From the press release:

ABSOLUT Hugs, continues the brand’s iconic tradition. Part of the “In An Absolut World” campaign that depicts scenes from an idealized world as envisioned by the brand, the spot sends a message of hope during these difficult times, suggesting people should exchange hugs and other signs of affection rather than currency. “Hugs” features

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Food & Drink: the Perfect Couple

Making your special someone a home-cooked meal is a romantic (and economical) way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But remember that wine isn’t the only beverage that pairs well with food.

Cocktails, liquor and beer can compliment a meal. And since you’re in control of the food and the drink, there are a lot of ways you can tie the meal and the beverage together.

For example, you can add a garnish or ingredient to your … Read more

Fruity Valentine’s Cocktails from Skyy

Before greeting cards, roses and lavish gifts, people relied on simpler ways to entice their loved ones. Some believed that certain types of foods could stir romance. For instance, natural foods like vanilla and almonds release an aromatic scent that has been thought to provoke passion. If you’re searching for something that appeals to both sight and taste, nothing can compete with the eye-catching and sumptuous appeal of delectable real fruit.

Raspberries and cherries are … Read more

Is He Into You or Not?

To celebrate the new film He’s Just Not That Into You, Skyy Vodka created two new cocktails—one sweet, one sour. These cocktails mirror the ins and outs, ups and downs and the good and the bad of finding true love.

Inspired by the outrageously popular self-improvement book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, He’s Just Not That into You showcases the diverse love lives of a group of Baltimore-based twenty- and thirty-somethings. Each storyline features … Read more

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Picks

Chocolate is a traditional Valentine’s Day gift. And while there isn’t really such a thing as bad chocolate, Valentine’s Day is an occasion to show you put more thought into your gift than running into the Rite Aid and grabbing the last Whitman’s Sampler.

Since it is the thought that counts, here are some gourmet chocolates that will show you put a lot of thought into your chocolate selection. Choose the chocolate that matches your … Read more

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