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Earth Day – Organic & Sustainable Spirits

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

Rosle Boston Shaker

Style and grace. As with all Rosle products, their Boston Shaker combines function with elegant style in a simple package. Made of 18/10 stainless steel and crafted to fit perfectly this shaker makes a perfect cocktail every time.

The Rosle Shaker features is molded for a good grip and has a specially molded rim for drip free pouring.

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Priceless Picks

MasterCard asked me for my “Priceless Picks” in Art, Food and Travel. “Priceless Picks” are based on real, first-hand experiences and feelings of people all over the world. Picking one in each category was hard, but I like these three.

Art: Vintage Beverage Posters
Food: Vodka Martini
Travel: Waikiki

Share your own “Perfect Picks” and you could win a $250 prepaid MasterCard! So what are you waiting for? Post your Perfect Picks Here. Don’t forget … Read more

Sweet & Salty

This is Toni’s favorite summer cocktail. I know it is a bit early, but Memorial Day is just around the corner. (We just love summer.)


    1 ½ oz White Bacardi rum (or your favorite rum)
    1 lemon


Fill a pint glass to the top with ice. Cut lemon in half and squeeze half of the lemon into the glass coating the ice. Pour your shot in and then fill the … Read more

Harlot – San Francisco, CA

One of the hottest nightspots in the San Francisco, Harlot, sports 2 levels of entertainment: The main floor is for dancing and lounging; the upper floor is a more intimate lounge with a great view of the action below.

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Apple Pie Shot

Elizabeth sent us this “build in the mouth” shot. Yes, you mix it right into the drinkers mouth. Of course, shaken over ice and served in a shot glass works too.


    ½ oz Captain Morgan spiced rum
    ½ oz apple juice
    Whipped cream


Pour apple juice into mouth, followed by the Captain Morgan, and top it off with some whipped cream and cinnamon. Close mouth and swish and swallow.

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This is a travel bar for the serious drinker. The Travl-L-Bar holds 3 750ml bottles. Two-tone, vinyl padded leather and suede inside these are top notch travel necessities. The Travl-L-Bar comes in several shapes and sizes. the one pictures above comes includes 4 metal cups, serving tray, jigger and wood handle opener. (Liquor not included, duh.)

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Sugar Cafe – San Francisco

A very nice internet cafe/bar/lounge near San Francisco’s theater district. This very low key place in the Tenderloin pours some fine martinis and many other cocktails from the full bar along with some tasty bar food. The cafe features internet kiosks, leather couches, and a nice long fire place, perfect for summer in San Francisco.

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Veev – Susutainable Acai Spirit Review

Veev is a spirit made from Brazil’s National fruit, the açai (pronounced ah-SIGH-ee) berry. The açai is a packed with antioxidants, omega 3s, calcium, vitamins C & E, and protein. The spirit also contains natural hangover cure, prickly pear and acerola cherry. Veev base spirit is hand crafted and column distilled from wheat.

Veev is a sustainable company that donates $1 from every bottle towards green initiatives. The product is 100% natural and is made … Read more

Video of the Week – Thirsty Traveler


There used to be a video here, but the Thirsty Traveler doesn’t want you to see it. Sorry. They partnered with a company that asked me to promote the show for free, which I did. Now they don’t need us (so they say) and told us our use of the videos was unauthorized. Yet, they gave us implied right to use it by sending us their code. Embed codes were also available to all … Read more