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Liquor Links

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This week’s boozy links:

    Illinois Craft Brewers Fight To Protect Right To Distribute (HuffPo)
    The Charlie Sheen (The Daily Meal)
    Tippler’s Taxonomy: A Guide to Cocktail Categories (Serious Eats)
    How to Make a Martini (Art of the Drink)
    A Meat Cocktail with a Vegetarian Option (Alcademics)
    Cupcake Flavored Vodka?
    Join the Tea Party (TheSpir.it)
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Happy National Margarita Day

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February 22 marks National Margarita Day. A celebration of one of the most popular cocktails ever. In fact, 185,000 margaritas are consumed every hour in the USA! As with most classics, its origin is in debate. It also has spurred many variations. Here’s a few we picked for you to enjoy. What’s your favorite Margarita recipe?

Cheers!

    Arizona Margarita
    Blood Orange Margarita
    Bloody Blood Orange Margarita
    Cadillac Margarita
    Chambord Margarita
    Cherry Sling Margarita
    Churro Margarita
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Hump Day Liquor Links

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It may be stormin’ outside, but this weeks links are little gems of sunshine.

    The United States of Good Beer (Good)
    America’s Drunkest Cities (Men’s Health)
    Starbuck’s New Trenta holds a whole bottle of wine (Eater)
    Tipping at the bar vs. tipping at the table (Chow)
    Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Shooter Toppers (The Awl)
    The rise and fall of the British pub (The Telegraph)
    Beer Cans, a History in Design (Gastronomista)
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Super Bowl XLV Cocktails

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America’s Day is almost upon us with two storied franchises facing off just outside of Dallas. For both the Packers and the Steelers, playing the Super Bowl in the Cowboy’s house has to give them some satisfaction. We can’t wait for a great game and the brands have been busy creating Packers-, Steelers- and football-themed drinks. No matter whom you’re rooting for, we have a drink for you to enjoy during the game. Some of … Read more

Hump Day Liquor Links

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Super Bowl edition!

    JWZ spotted this incredibly garnished cocktail. Yes, that’s a quail egg!
    FoodSpring has an exciting Super Bowl “food-off” to get you in the mood for the big game.
    New site Squabbler launched today and who new Captain Morgan would be on there defending his vocation. His wife feels he needs get a regular job. What is a pirate to do?
    Monica Samuels conducts Sake School at Serious Eats. This lesson – Koji, … Read more

Hump Day Liquor Links

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It’s that time again, more links from the world of drinking.

    The Bachelor Guy gives five things you need to know about mead.
    Frank Bruni highlights some amazing booze marketing.
    Katie at YumSugar spent some time behind the bar and tells us five things you should know about bartending.
    The WSJ tells how a banned Polish Vodka came to the US.
    Keeping with fives, here’s five wine questions answered.
    How about an adult PB&J. Endless … Read more

Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin Review

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Holland’s Nolet Family, makers of Ketel One Vodka, recently introduced a line new gin to America. The Nolet’s are no stranger to gin, having made the spirit since 1691 in their Schiedam, Holland distillery. The line, know as Nolet’s Finest comes in a Silver, geared for cocktails, and a Reserve, which is meant for sipping.

The gin base for Nolet’s Silver is distilled over select gin botanicals using small copper pot stills. The gin’s botanicals … Read more

Essential Glassware – Beer

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Hump Day Liquor Links

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This week’s boozy links:

    How to tip in every major country or how to make the bartender your friend.
    When booze was banned and pot was not.
    Another new Vodka hits the market. This one is ‘smoothed’ in oak.
    Starbucks has a new size, trenta, and it’s bigger than your stomach.
    Camper English pays a visit to Patrón.
    Drink spirits gives its Las Vegas Top 5.
    Whisky in a can! Neatorama points out the folks … Read more