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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…

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Edible Candy Cane Shot Glasses

This is the best holiday party item we’ve see yet! This pair of shot glasses, made of real candy cane, are perfect for a hefty serving of cinnamon or peppermint schnapps.

We recommend serving our Candy Cane shot in these ever so Holiday of vessels.

Candy Cane Shot Glasses ~ Set of 2 edible shot glasses… Read more

Kentucky Mulled Cider

I was speaking with a friend about what we should have for this week’s drink. Cider, she said. Yes, a nice drink that warms our insides on these cool autumn days. The nice folks at Maker’s Mark must have been listening,for in my mailbox the next day was the perfect recipe to kick-off the holidays. This recipe, Kentucky Mulled Cider, is a wonderful blend of Marker’s Mark, Apple Cider & spices, is easy to make … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s Turkey Day. I’m just about to go get my eat on, but wanted to wish you all a safe and Happy Turkey Day!


Here’s a few yummy Thanksgiving cocktails:

Thanksgiving Toast Cocktail
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Martini

And a great recipe to make with that leftover turkey, Mixed Turkey Jambalaya. It’s made with Newcastle Brown Ale!… Read more

Guinness Surger

Guinness Brewmaster Fergal Murray launched the latest technology from Guinness’ the Surger Unit. An event took place at ESPN Zone in Times Square. Fergal was joined by former Dallas Cowboy Daryl “Moose” Johnson to serve pints with proceeds going to RADD, the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety. The Guinness Surger Unit enables you to get a perfect pint every time, everywhere.

At the touch of a button, the new Surger unit uses small sound … Read more

Holiday Party Tips from Kahlua

Just in time for this holiday season, Kahlúa has assembled a who’s who of the entertaining world and made them available to consumers via a toll-free “Entertain Like The Experts” hotline, 1-888 Kahlúa Tips, and online at kahluatips.com. Whether a holiday get-together is an intimate family gathering or a soiree for 50 close friends, professional advice from today’s top chefs, master mixologists, lifestyle experts and party planning specialists is just a phone call or a … Read more

Automatic Bartender

Technology is amazing, this automatic cocktail maker cranks out an amazing 200 drinks per hour. The company says that the auto bartender will increase quality and consistency, reduce costs and loss and increase over all efficiency.

Of course, this may all be true, but will it innovate? While I am sure that this is great for vanilla chain restaurant, hotel and airport bars, it will never replace the neighborhood barkeep. Nor will it create amazing, … Read more

Mexican Hot Chocolate – This Week’s Drink Recipe

OK, I took a bit of a break, but I’ve been traveling. Got that old day job to take care of, ya know. While I was back in New York City, I needed this week’s drink to combat the chill and quench my thirst for tequila.


    Tequila (this recipe uses Hornitos Plata)
    2 cups milk
    1 disk of Mexican chocolate
    Whipped cream


Warm the milk and chocolate in a saucepan. Stir with a … Read more

More Fall Cocktails …

42 BELOW Manuka and Maple Sour

1 part 42 BELOW Honey vodka
½ part maple syrup
2/3 part lemon juice
Dash of bitters
Lemon zest and orange peel to garnish


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with lemon zest and an orange peel.

DeKuyper Apple Pie

1 part DeKuyper HotDamn! 30 Proof Cinnamon Schnapps
1 part DeKuyper … Read more

2007 Malt Advocate Whisky Awards

The 2007 Malt Advocate whisky awards were announced by John Hansell, Malt Advocate Publisher & Editor, before a sold out WhiskyFest New York at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square. This annual awards program was established thirteen years ago to recognize excellence in the world of whisky. The awards categories and winners are listed below.

* Canadian Whisky of the Year: Crown Royal Cask No. 16
* American Whiskey of the Year: Old Forester Birthday … Read more

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