The way a bartender shakes will tell you a ton about the bartender and the quality of your cocktail. I’d say a bartenders shaker face can become their signature. There are some good, some bad. Combier, “the original triple sec,” figured they’d make a game out of it. What a better reason to travel the US visiting the country’s top mixologists. Each day a duo of mixologists compete for the best shaker face, and you … Read more
With the opening of Sex and the City 2, cocktail folks have been busy creating a slew of new drinks to celebrate.
This collection comes to us from Prairie Organic Vodka, a corn based vodka from Minnesota. Prairie is made by Phillips Distilling, a family run operation now in its 5th generation.
Red Headed Miranda
Courtesy Prairie Organic Vodka.
The inaugural Manhattan cocktail classic kicked off last Friday night with a booze laden gala at the New York Public Library. Spread over 4 floors this fabulous fête that spanned two city blocks of space. Over a 100 of America’s top mixologists were on hand mixing up incredible cocktails. Professor David Wondrich made us all punch and H. from Elixr taught us about Cognac and Esteban from Don Q. Rumcreated a fun take on the … Read more
Despite the sobering effect of the current economy this year’s Nightclub and Bar Convention and Trade Show was once again a reason to celebrate an industry built by the hardy entrepreneurs who made America great. In this spirit, the exhibitors and speakers this year showed that despite adversity the future is bright.
This year saw many specialty products aimed at creating a more interesting cocktail experience. From the naughty Filthy Food, with their conversation starting … Read more
Meaning “to be happy” in Aztec, PaQui Tequila embodies the phrase. Dubbed a “luxury” tequila, PaQui is hand crafted in small batches from 100% pure blue agave. Made through a process called “selective distillation,” the makers of PaQui Tequila separate the heart of the distillate only use the best part in the final product.
We take you through the PaQui Tequila below:
PaQui Silvera Tequila
(100% Blue Tequila), 40% Alcohol, Tequila, Mexico
Clear. Aromas of … Read more
The latest infusion from Absolut, Berri Açai draws upon the characters of three of today’s most popular berry flavors: açai, blueberry and pomegranate.
Clear with the slightest tinge of purple. Very sweet aroma of bubblegum, fruit punch, overripe mixed berries and açai. Light bodied with strong taste of alcohol, overripe fruit and fruit punch. Light finish with little alcohol.
It is very good for sipping over ice with a touch of soda. Although a little … Read more
You can’t go wrong with beer and brats. Another way to enjoy this dynamic duo is to make a stew. It includes vegetables, so let’s call it healthy. You can try this same recipe with steak instead of brats; it tastes just as great.
1 lb bratwurst
5 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces
1 cup chopped savoy cabbage
1 lb sliced white mushrooms
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 stalk … Read more
A trend that seems practically made for St. Patrick’s Day is the Pickle Back — a shot of Irish whiskey followed with a shot of pickle juice. It may sound strange, but it’s a phenomenon that’s hitting New York hot spots like the Breslin and the Randolph and making national news and getting attention.
And you know what? It actually is pretty amazing! I tried it with some Jameson and Krugerman Frischgurkens and the flavors … Read more