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Lace Your Lager

5 Beer-based cocktails from around the world
By Carly Wray

This article originally appeared in TheSpir.it

Here’s how the saying should go: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Then pour it in your beer.” After doing so, you’ll have joined the grand Shandy-esque tradition of spiking lager with a citrus mixture, a combo meant to lighten up the drink’s alcohol content and refreshment factor. (One thing it will not lighten up is the attitude … Read more

Liquor Links

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

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

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

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

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,
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Hump Day Liquor Links

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
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Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin Review

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

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