Drinks Wire

2008 Best Picture Cocktails

For the 2nd year in a row, Pernod-Ricard has created a tasty cocktail for each of the best picture nominees. Perfect for your Oscar party

The June-Go Citrus Splash

(Created in honor of the Academy Award-nominated film Juno.)


1 part Malibu Mango Rum
1 part Malibu Pineapple Rum
Fill with orange juice


Combine ingredients in a highball glass over ice.

Recipe & photo credit: Malibu Rum

Killer Coco Chai

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The Spinnaker – Sausalito, California

A beautiful spot on the Sausalito Marina just off of Bridgeway with good food, large Martinis, and incredible views. Highly recommended at sunset.

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Drunkest Presidents

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From Maxim comes this list of our 8 most liquor-soaked US Presidents. I am wondering how they narrowed down to only eight.

The list:

Martin Van Buren
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Richard Nixon
George W. Bush

How did they miss Harding and as commenter Jason reminds us US Grant !?!

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Anu – San Francisco

This former dive bar has been a favorite of mine for sometime. With friendly bartenders, infused vodka, and kicking beats, Anu is an island of calm in the sea that is 6th Street in San Francisco.
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Mehgan sends us this electric mix of cherry vodka, blue curaçao, grenadine and Sprite. This is one cocktail that doesn’t fake it!

Thanks, Mehgan!


1 oz cherry vodka
1 oz blue curaçao
2-3 dashes grenadine
Sprite or 7 up


Combine in a shaker with ice, stir gently, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Drink should be a purple-blueish color. You can change the sweetness of drink by the amount of grenadine put … Read more

Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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Whether you have sweetie to impress or are single and need to drown your sorrows (responsibly, of course) we have a some amazing, creative cocktails for you!

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates

The Maker’s Mark folks are at it again with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. We got a box of Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates at Christmas and have never had a better liquor-soaked confection. They mix bourbon with a creme filling so the liquor taste is smooth and doesn’t squirt out like other liquor filled chocolates I’ve had.

To help celebrate Valentine’s Day, Maker’s Mark sent along a few love poems to include with a box:… Read more

Pinky Vodka Review

Pinky is a new vodka from Sweden. Made by master wine tasters, it is a super premium vodka distilled 5 times. Pinky is then blended with 12 botanicals (most notably wild strawberries, rose petals and violets). Each of these botanicals is distilled separately prior to being blended with the vodka. This gives Pinky its namesake hue and vibrant flavor. Unlike other flavored vodkas, the Pinky process yields a ton of flavor but no excess sweetness.… Read more

Super Bowl Sunday in the Marina

Final Final

OK, so the name suggests that this should be the last stop. However, being the farthest away from home, we made it our first. I also chose the Final Final because it is one of my favorite sports bars in the San Francisco. It has tons of good quality flat screens, pool tables, some decent bar food and good strong drinks! It is also complete with all of the essential sports bar paraphernalia, … Read more

Agave Kiss

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and do we have some great new cocktails for you all. Tequila Herradura has been creating some wonderful seasonal cocktails and the Agave Kiss is no exception. This combination of pure agave tequila, chambord (a black raspberry flavored liqueur), chocolatey crème de cacao and cream is truly decadent. Indulge your valentine and yourself with this tasty treat.… Read more