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
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
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
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