Wreath of Barbs

This is a brand new recipe, only a week old.  Sent to us by our new pal Tommy (aka Mr. Nightmare). Vodka and three of my favorite juices (cranberry, grapefruit and pineapple) combined, how can you go wrong with this simple but refreshing cocktail?

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Cocktail Questions – Flasks

Q: Hi, barkeep. I have question. What is your opinion of hip flasks? I just got a 9-oz one for a present and I was wondering if a flask keeps alcohol cold? If not, what is a good alcohol (rum, rye, vodka, brandy) that tastes good when it is warm? Should I always fill the flask to the top or just the amount i need?

A: I am a big fan of flasks. Portable booze … Read more


This new/old man born of Hollywood includes Jack Black, Vince Vaughn and Jim Belushi among alpha-male, anti-metrosexual stars. What does this have to do with cocktails? Everything…

According to MSNBC, a “‘retrosexual’ is a manly man, an alpha male who may have the physique of a Shar-Pei dog (a little wrinkly and flabby, yet endearing), the manners of a 5-year-old (the kind who makes armpit farting noises at the dinner table) and the ability to … Read more


Voodoo Tiki

This came from the nice folks at Voodoo Tiki’s PR firm. Haven’t tried it. They make 10 flavors of tequila. If you’ve tried Voodoo Tiki, let us know what you think. Here’s their marketing pitch and a couple of drinks. 


The dog days of summer had the some Floridians looking for a cool place to hang out after what seemed an unusually long work week. Deciding to swing by Swig Bartini, they found a … Read more


Jameson’s Irish Whiskey Review

Jameson is a smooth whiskey without the harsh bite of American whiskeys or the sweetness of Canadian ones. It is great for sipping straight or on the rocks. It smoothness warms the insides without burning and makes THE best Irish Coffee.

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This Week’s Drink – Yoshi

Sent in by an anonymous reader, this drink is inspired by the little green dino-looking character from the popular Mario Brothers series of video games by Nintendo.

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Tequlia Honored

The precious fields of blue agave plants that surround the town of Tequila have been added to the UN’s list of World Heritage Sites. Tequila lies in the state of Jalisco about 50 miles northeast of Guadalajara is the center of the tequila industry and the only place in the world that this wonderful juice we know and love can be made.

The agave plant, often mistaken for a cactus, is actually a related to … Read more


Suntory Hibiki Whisky Review

Last time we were in Japan, we brought back a bottle of Suntory Hibiki Whisky, and discovered one of the best blended whiskeys around! It is smooth without the sweet and warms you nicely.

Suntory Whisky is the product that brings Bob “Bill Murray” to Japan in the movie Lost in Translation. Which gives this brand some much deserved attention, they have been making whisky and other liqueurs in Japan since the 1850s. Suntory … Read more

This Week’s Drink – Apple Berry Crush

This just in from Melissa! Apple schnapps, raspberry schnapps, vodka — WOW! Can’t wait to cool off with this Crush.

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