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Independence Day Omakase

Happy 4th. We’ve gathered a few fun links for your enjoyment!

10 Other Things That Happened on July 4th [Mental Floss]
Extreme Grilling [Slashfood.com]
Regional Recipes and Cocktails [Food Network]
Red, White & Booze
More 4th of July Cocktails [The Hostess Blog]

Fun debate on Asylum:

    America rejoins the British Empire
    Britain become the 51st State

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Patriot Tea

Happy Independence Day! To celebrate, we have an All American Bourbon cocktail that is perfect for your July 4th Barbecue. Patriot tea starts with a fresh brewed pitcher of iced tea, lemon and mint. American Honey, a 71-proof bourbon & honey-based liquor from Wild Turkey is then added to the tea giving it the sweetness of honey and, of course, Kentucky Bourbon.

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July 4th Cocktails from SKYY & Campari

Our friends at Campari, the makers of SKYY, Campari, and Cabo Wabo, created a collection of refreshing new cocktails for Independence Day.

    All American Blue: Vodka, blue curaçao and white grape juice. Refreshing!
    Americano: This cocktail put Campari on the map when hardly an American had ever heard of Campari.
    Cherry Patriot: Cherry-infused vodka, whiskey, cointreau, sweet vermouth and a touch of lemon juice.
    Firecracker AKA Pomegranate Margarita: Tequila and some other stuff. Need we

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Flick Your Bic – Cocktail Lighters

Despite many cities and states banning smoking in bars, drinking and smoking still are fast friends. To remind us all, the folks at Bic recently created this these fun cocktail-themed lighters. So as you are lighting up, you can remember your favorite cocktail. Some of the drinks included are the Martini, Screwdriver and Mojito.

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All American Blue


It is almost July 4th already. SKYY sent us this cocktail help keep you cool.


    2 oz SKYY vodka
    1 oz blue curaçao
    2 oz white grape juice
    Splash of soda


Pour all ingredients except soda in a shaker and shake hard. Pour into a highball glass with the ice and garnish with a lime or green apple slice.

Courtesy of SKYY Vodka. 
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Chivas Regal 25 Year Old Review

Chivas Regal has recently recreated its original blend (also a 25-year-old) with Master Blender Colin Scott’s lifetime achievement, Chivas Regal 25 Year Old. Mr. Scott unveiled this luxury scotch whisky at the New York Public Library in a private tasting. We must have missed our invite?

At least the Chivas folks were nice enough to send a sample. So here it goes:

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Lights Out in Las Vegas

This past Saturday, June 21, the eve of summer solstice, ABSOLUT Vodka and Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino turned off the lights at 9:30 p.m. for 60 seconds during the Outernational Music Festival featuring Gnarls Barkley, Thievery Corporation and special guest Bebel Gilberto. All marquees at Mandalay Bay, including all concert lights, shut down for one minute.

Kicking off a series of “Lights Out” bar promotions across the country, Lights Out Las Vegas was a

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A Moment of Laughter with George Carlin

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor
– George Carlin

What can I say, George Carlin was an inspiration and a true icon. He will be missed.

The best way we thought to remember him is with a ton of clips.


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i’m talkathon

You may have seen all the banner for the “i’m talkathon” on this site and others.

What is it?

It is an event, sponsored by Microsoft, that lets you donate to one of the excellent charities pictured above by simply IMing your friends using Windows Messenger or Hotmail. Check out the site, IM your friends over the next 30 days, and help out great causes like the Humane Society, UNICEF, and the Sierra Club.

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101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks

Sangrias, margaritas, and any other drinks you can make in large pitcher are a wonderful addition to a summer cocktail party or just a lazy summer afternoon.

101 Sangrias gives you new concoctions to try for many summers to come. We say get started now!

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