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April Fool’s

Seems like a good day for drinking? This day is one of fun, merriment and hoaxes. Of course, I have to work.

Apple Fool’s
Ingredients

1 shot (1 ½ oz) of sour apple schnapps
½ oz grenadine
Lemonade

Instructions

Fill a tall glass tumbler with ice. Add Sour Apple schnapps and grenadine. Fill remainder of tumbler with lemonade. Serve.

Trickster
Ingredients

1 shot (1 ½ oz) of amaretto
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Funky Monkey

Tammy thought we needed to post more shot drink recipes, so she sent us the Funky Monkey. This shot is an even mix of banana liqueur, coconut rum and Baileys. Yum. Thanks, Tammy!

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Michigan Bans Beer with Hair Cuts

What is this world coming to? Michigan State Attorney General hath decreed that barbers may not serve a courtesy beer to their clients for concomitant consumption without a license to serve liquor. Are you kidding me? Says the bartender, I mean barber, Thomas Martin,

“Offering a complimentary beer is not something that we created; it’s an old-fashioned service that was done years ago. We just brought it back with the other old-fashioned services that we

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Dr. Dre Cognac

Thank God it’s Friday! Dr. Dre is in the liquor biz and it is about time. Dre has partnered with Drinks Americas, of Trump Vodka fame, to produce a line of spirits and mixers.

First out of the gate will be Dr. Dre Cognac, straight out of Compton. Kidding, actually it is a fine cognac from France. Plans are in the works for a tequila and vodka as well.

Drinks Americas [via Luxist]

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Rattle Snake Vodka

An interesting article I recently wrote up for Dethroner:

Forget the worm, this bottle of vodka has a 10 inch rattler stewing. Earlier this week Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents seized 411 bottles of Rattle Snake infused vodka at Bayou Bob’s Brazos River Rattlesnake Ranch in Texas. Apparently, Bob didn’t have a license to sell booze. Oops.

TABC officials said alcohol-containing snakes and scorpions are popular in Asian cultures. An Internet search found operations selling

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Orange Bourbon Press

From reader Jon comes a great way to dress up your bourbon. Perfect for spring!

Ingredients

2 oz bourbon
½ oz Grand Marnier
Soda water
Ginger ale
An orange slice

Instructions

In an old-fashioned glass, muddle the orange slice (remove the rind and set it aside to be used as the garnish) and a splash of soda water. Add bourbon and Grand Marnier. Stir. Add ice and top with equal parts soda water and ginger … Read more

Playboy Club – Las Vegas

To kick off last month’s Nightclub & Bar Conference, Pernod-Ricard held a party at the Playboy Club in Las Vegas. Located a top the Palms Hotel, this is the only Playboy Club in the World. The views both inside and out were amazing!

Thanks again to our friends at Pernod-Ricard!
Playboy Club at the Palms

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Beer Drinkers? Bigger Brains!

A study conducted by Gottingen University in Germany shows that the hippocampus shrinks less for drinkers of beer than wine or the hard stuff:

The groundbreaking study shows that the hippocampus, the part of the brain involved in memory, spatial tasks and many other functions, was more than 10 per cent smaller in those whose tipple was wine than in those who favored beer.

Beer Drinkers? Bigger Brains! [Dethroner]

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Guinness Cupcakes

Gena at Big City, Little Kitchen, made this variation of a Nigella Lawson recipe. The addition of a cup of Guinness not just makes these cakes perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, it makes them tasty too!

Big City, Little Kitchen – Beer Cupcakes! [via Craftzine]

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Key Chain Breathalizer

Just for St. Patrick’s Day, CrunchGear reviewed this Key Chain Breathalizer that can be had for under $5 bucks. It even comes with a flashlight and stopwatch! Doug tested it and it works, even beat the penny trick. Still, he felt it is more of a toy, but for $5 who cares.

Read the whole review at CrunchGear.

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