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Bacardi Rum & Nut Cake

Turning through the Sunday paper, I ran across this classic holiday recipe for rum cake. Light, moist and full of rum. Ooh, and a wonderful rum glaze! What did you expect from the House of Bacardi?

Here’s the recipe for the cake:


    ½ cup Bacardi Gold Rum
     1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
     1 – 18 ½ oz package yellow cake mix
     1 – 3 ½ oz package instant vanilla flavor pudding mix

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Bartending Books

Bartending & entertaining guides make great gifts. Here’s a few we really like.

Gary Regan — (writes for the SF Chronicle , very well regarded mixologist)
The bartenders Bible

Bartending for Dummies (always good)

The Craft of the Cocktail – Dale DeGroff — Legendary Bartender from the Rainbow Room

The ultimate A-Z Cocktail Book – I use this one alot

Cocktail Food – we gotta eat

Cocktail Parties with a twist

This one is just … Read more


Not for throwing! This tasty holiday treat is for sipping only.


1 ½ oz gin
½ oz anise liqueur
½ oz cream


In a mixer with ice, shake ingredients well. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass.… Read more

Happy Repeal Day

Raise a glass to the 21st Amendment

It was 74 years ago today that the 18th Amendment was repealed by the 21st Amendment once again legalizing booze in America. Yea!

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RepealDay.org… Read more

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Happy Hanukkah

Light the candles, spin the dreidel …

What are we gonna celebrate with?

He’brew “The Chosen Beer” what else?

This east meets west brand originated and is based in our hometown of San Francisco, but is brewed in New York City. They make several beers including a Pomegranate Ale, the Flag Ship “Genesis Ale”, Rye Based Double IPA, a brown Ale and the annual limited release “Jewbelation” now in it’s 11th incarnation.

The great thing … Read more

Limoncello – Cocktail Q & A

Jan writes in,

“I received a bottle of limoncello recently as a gift. How do I serve this? Are there any special drinks that I can make with this?”

Well, I like it best served ice cold—I keep a bottle in the freezer—in a shot or cocktail glass. Sip accordingly. It is also very nice served with a small bit of lemon sorbet and a shot of vodka.

It is a terrific lemony addition to … Read more

450 Kegs Stolen from Guinness


“Ireland’s national police force, the Garda Siochana, announced the nationwide manhunt earlier today. A lone man drove into the brewery Wednesday and hitched a fully loaded beer trailer to his truck, driving away with 180 kegs of Guinness stout, 180 kegs of Budweiser and 90 kegs of Danish beer Carlsberg. Guinness brews the latter two under license.

The kegs held the equivalent of 39,600 British pints and they had a value of about $235,000, … Read more

Very Merry Cocoa

This is a unique one from the reader archives, a warm drink with Vodka. The cocktail combines cocoa vodka, Kahlua and Creme de Menthe. It’s the Holidays in a mug! Thanks, Emily!… Read more

New Holiday Cocktails

The nice people at Maker’s Mark and Herradura sent us some great new holiday-themed cocktails.

Stocking – A combination of Herradura Silver Tequila and pomegranate juice

The folks at Herradua tell us “This authentic Mexican cocktail combines the season’s most celebrated fruit, the pomegranate, with the culture’s symbol of good luck, the herradura (the horseshoe). Historically known within Mexican culture as the fruta de la abundancia (fruit of abundance), the pomegranate plays a significant role … Read more

New Drinks from Our Readers

Thanks you all for all the great cocktail recipes you send us everyday. We get so many it is hard to mention them all, so we decided to do a regular post about all the new drinks we get. How regular, well this is a drinking site, so we will do our best. As for you? Keep the recipes coming! Got an awesome holiday recipe? Share it!

Here are few of our recent favorites…

First … Read more

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