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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!

Cheers!

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!

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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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

More Fall Cocktails …

42 BELOW Manuka and Maple Sour
Ingredients

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

Instructions

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
Ingredients

1 part DeKuyper HotDamn! 30 Proof Cinnamon Schnapps
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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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Holiday Survival Guide

This Holiday season, the folks at Newcastle Brown Ale enlisted noted TV chef  ”Sam the Cooking Guy“ (a.k.a. Sam Zien) to author a Holiday Survival Guide. Known for his edgy, humorous no muss, no fuss approach to cooking, Sam gives holiday entertainers all the ammo they need to prepare spicy cocktails, barbecued turkey, Newcastle-infused dessert and much more.

“Everyone is familiar with the challenges of holiday travel, jam-packed family time and the busy shopping season,” … Read more

Happy Halloween!

The folks at Jib-Jab crated this hilarious video to get us in the mood for tricks & treats. You can send this and tons of other funny videos and jokes to all your friends. The first $5 is free.

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