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Johnnie Walker Blue Label vs. Chivas Regal 18

We were recently asked to taste two amazing whiskies head to head, Johnnie Walker Blue Label vs. Chivas Regal 18.

Chivas Regal 18

Chivas Regal 18 includes over 20 of Scotland’s rarest single malt whiskies

Quite strong on the nose with a slight oakyness.

The color is a rich dark amber.

On the tongue Chivas 18 is smooth, fruity and warm with caramel accents. Every sip is smooth, velvety and wonderful.… Read more

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

SKYY Holiday Cocktails

‘Tis the Season to Eat, Drink and Be Merry! These cocktails from SKYY Infusions do well for the “drink” part of the equation, leaving your guest all the more merry. We even have some suggestions for the “eat” part.

Candy Cane Swirl

The Candy Cane Swirl is designed to add a simple, yet festive element to your larger holiday parties, utilizing familiar ingredients easily mixed in larger quantities.

Ingredients

    1 oz SKYY Infusions Raspberry
    3 … Read more

Holiday Punch Recipes

One way to make the holiday season merry is with a fantastic bowl of punch.

Not only is big bowl of Christmas punch is an easy way to serve a lot of guests, but it can also be a festive display that gets people in the holiday spirit.

Here are some punch recipes we think will make your holiday party a hit!

    Coconut Eggnog
    Spiced Tea Holiday Punch
    Burroughs Festive Plum Punch
    Wassail Punch
    Ponche … Read more

Campari Bitter Bash

Earlier this week the folks at Campari held their Holiday Bitter Bash at Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco. It was night of Negronis and other tasty Campari cocktails. Upon entering the bar we were greeted by some of Santa’s Helpers with a bowlful this wonderful punch created by mixologist Jon Gasparini of Rye on the Road

Campari Nicaraguan Punch
Ingredients

    15 oz Campari
    10 oz Flor de Caña 7 year
    7 ½ oz Cinzano … Read more

Free iPhone Apps for Surving Holiday Cocktail Parties

There are thousands of apps for your iPhone, so it is no surprise that you can navigate the holidays with your iPhone as well. For this mission, I chose to focus solely on apps that can be had at my favorite price point, free. In exchange for viewing a few ads, these apps will leave more money in your pocket to spend on gifts and tips for your bartender.

After checking out many different apps … Read more

Cocktail Party Food – The Basics

With December just a week or so away, I thought a little cocktail party food refresher was in order. I always have an issue with this, but when trying to decide how much food to get for your cocktail party – always err on the side of too much! You can always put it in the fridge or send extras home with friends. I always seem to have takers. When planning party food, this is … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving 2009!

We at Drink of the Week wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you readership and thankful that we make your day a little brighter.

Cheers!

The DOTW Team

As always, we like to share a few links that expand on how many Thanksgiving traditions got started. Of course, this is peppered with some fun Thanksgiving recipes.

Enjoy a potpourri of Thanksgiving links:

    Mental Floss gives us a detailed look at … Read more

Dolche Rosso – Foodbuzz Blogger Festival 2009

post iconSkyy Vodka supplied the cocktails created and served by several of San Francisco’s top mixologists. …Read More

Mr. Boston Holiday Cocktails

New from Mr. Boston, it’s Holiday Cocktails, a collection of seasonal drinks from top mixologists. Contributes include Gary Reagan, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Dale DeGroff, Jamie Boudreau, David Wondrich, Neyah White and many others.

Mr. Boston Holiday Cocktails will help entertain like a pro this Holiday Season. The books covers party basics, supplies lists, and has 78 recipes ranging from ‘Hot and Steamy’ to ‘Party Punches.’ In addition, trader secrets from bartenders are sprinkled throughout the … Read more

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