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Derby Day Omakase

Today marks the 134 running of the Kentucky Derby, the most exciting 2 minutes in sports. To celebrate, we have links from around the web.

    The official Kentucky Derby Site – News, Videos and Wagering The Early Times Mint Julep – the Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby Kentucky Derby Cocktails from Crown Royal Our Mint Julep Recipe 7 things you should know about the Kentucky Derby How read the racing form
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The Perfect Mint Julep

Just in time for the derby, this involved, but oh so worth it julep recipe comes to us form the folks at Maker’s Mark. I think they know a bit about mint juleps.

    1 liter Makers Mark Lots of fresh spearmint Distilled water Granulated sugar Powdered sugar

This recipe is involved but worth it. If you must skip # 1, mint extract can be purchased at the local grocery.

1. To prepare the … Read more

Video of the Week – Cinco de Mayo

Join Bartender Weekly for some tequila shots and the story of Cinco de Mayo:

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Jimmy Russell’s Mint Julep

I had the pleasure to meet Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell at this past Fall’s whiskeyfest. Jimmy is a true legend in bourbon distilling, having been at it for 54 years. One thing Jimmy has learned in his years is that the perfect cocktail for the Kentucky Derby is the Mint Julep. 

With 54 Derbies under his belt, Russell’s Julep has been precisely refined. He uses his higher proof of Wild Turkey 101, which … Read more

Dos Lunas Anejo Tequila Review

Dos Lunas Añejo is super-smooth, 100% natural ultra-premium tequila.

A Giants Game

The folks from BleacherReport.com had us to a Giants game. In a suite! On a hat night! With a bottle of Jack!

Thanks, guys! I had a great time. Cheers!… Read more


Smoky Martini – Palomino, San Francisco

After a meeting, we ended up at Palomino on San Francisco’s Embarcadero.The place is known for a great bar, wonderful bay views and innovative cocktails. Our server, Marsha, suggested I try this vodka martini flavored with a splash of 18 year old Glenlivet and Nolly Pratt Dry Vermouth. Not one to mix my vodka and whiskey, I was skeptical to say the least. Marsha ensured me it was tasty. She was right. The Scotch gave … Read more

South Park Crawl – Web 2.0 – San Francisco

This week Web 2.0 descended on San Francisco and the event celebrated with a crawl through South Park. Not South Park, Colorado, but the famous few blocks of San Francisco that is the epicenter of Web 2.0. Companies located on the Park or nearby opened the doors to revelers and others hosted events in galleries and restaurants sprinkled on all around the Park and surroundings.

I spent most of the night at Federated Media’s Party … Read more

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DOTW Has Gone Mobile

We’ve made it easier to take us with you.

Find all the great content you’re used to as close as the phone in your pocket. The latest drink recipes and blog posts are up-to-date on our mobile site, so you won’t miss anything when you’re not near a computer.

To get to our mobile site, just type the following into the browser on your phone:


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Earth Day – Organic & Sustainable Spirits

This year the beverage industry is full of sustainable and organic products. We've had the pleasure to try a few.