Drinks Wire

Rioja Red Sangria

Sangria says summer. An easy, tasty treat for perfect for summertime BBQs and parties. The folks at Campo Viejo share one of their signature recipes.

Sangria officially came to the US for the first time at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The Spanish world area served this fruity wine punch to its visitors, and history was made!

Recipes typically mix wine, brandy, lemon or orange soda and fresh fruits, served over ice. It’s … Read more

Absinthe Gummi Bears

A little restaurant called Tailor in NYC created this very adult candy. Not to be mistaken for a normal, mostly sugar Gummi Bears of your childhood, these bruins are 85% absinthe with a touch of gelatin and sugar to hold it all together.

Served along side an espresso, the absinthe gummi bear is a true cocktail treat. And no need to order it and seem like a lush. Simply order an espresso and your new … Read more

The Whiskeyburger Cocktail

I was reading Esquire and came across this most interesting of cocktails.

In the ever fashionable trend of “Molecular Mixology” a few Esquire staffers created the Wiskeyburger Cocktail, described by Esquire’s David Wondrich as “a glass of tan liquid with some greenish froth on top and a dill-pickle slice hanging off the rim.”

According to Wondrich, the exchange went like this:

What’s this? we asked.


Okay. What’s in it?

“Beefskey, tomato syrup, mustard —

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Remy V.S.O.P Bottle by David LaChapelle Review

Remy Martin recently partnered with artist David LaChapelle to create
a limited-edition VSOP bottle that unleashed the youthful energy of Remy Martin VSOP. Remy also asked LaChapelle to draw on the cognac’s origins, the cabaret scene at Parisian nightclubs during the Jazz Age. What he came up is a stunning bottle featuring a sensual woman dancing in a vibrant, intensely colored jungle with a powerful leopard leaping through the air.

Only 150,000 of these bottle … Read more

Drinks for Dad – Classic Cocktails for Father’s Day

Dad is a classic and so are his cocktails.

No Midori Sours or piña coladas for good old Pops. Nope, our dad sips Manhattans and martinis. These are the cocktails that helped raise us all.



Father’s Day Links

Father’s Day Traditions from Around the World [Mental Floss]
Tailgator, Gas Powered Blender [DOTW]
Drinks for Dad: Classic Cocktails for Father’s Day
Father’s Day Masterclash: Heathcliff Huxtable vs. Al Bundy [Asylum]
Top 10 Manly Drinks … Read more


After a scorching few days in NYC and the same once I got back home to SF, the fog rolled in giving me much need relief from the heat. This long summer cocktail can have much the same effect!


    2 parts Absolut Mandrin
    1 part fresh blood orange juice
    1 part cranberry juice
    1 part raspberry liqueur


Mix all ingredients in shaker with ice; shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish a … Read more

Odessa – NYC

Odessa is a great late night place in the Alphabet City. Party dive bar part dinner with home cooking. (At least, that is what the sign says.)

Ziggy, thanks for the tip and great time!

Odessa – NYC
119 Ave A
New York, NY 10009-5820… Read more


Shark Attack

Reader Tim invented this treat with his roomies.

Inspired by shark week on the Discovery Channel, this is what my roommates and I pieced together on HOT afternoon. Super sweet, super strong, and sea-foam green.


    ½ cup white rum
    ½ cup Southern Comfort
    ½ cup Hurricane Pucker
    ½ cup ginger ale
    1 cup white grape juice
    2 cups crushed ice


Mix everything in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Serve over ice in … Read more

Purple Drank, the Anti-Energy Drink

Drink makers are capitalizing on the the underground phenomenon, Purple Drank, with this anti-energy drink. It’s not the drink containing promethazine-codeine.

This Drank is a grape flavored concoction with a touch of with melatonin, valerian root and rose hips. I have absolutely no idea what these things are or what they do, but the creator says they calm folks down.

They say it works, especially when mixed with vodka. With the tag line “slow your … Read more

London Tube Drinkfest

June 1st marked the end of legal drinking on the London Underground. Bummer. Upset about this turn of events, at least 50,000 protesters stormed the Tube to ride the trains for one last drunken time. Several stations around London had to be closed due to overcrowding and all around drunken “mayhem.”

See the mayhem set to “Dancing Queen” by ABBA. Why not?

Tube drinks party sparks mayhem [BBC]… Read more