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Eyeball Martini

Happy Halloween! This spooky twist on the classic martini, gets it’s good looks from Olive Stuffed Radishes – cool! Courtesy of Van Gogh Vodkas and Gin.

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New Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is one of our favorites holidays and we spend a good deal of October getting ready for this spooky night.

One thing we do every year is add a bunch of need creepy cocktails to our collection.

Here’s a few of our new dastardly favorites:

    Caramel Apple Shot
    Ghost by Smirnoff
    Ghosts by Tezon
    Hauntini 
    Pumpkin Martini
    Scream Soda
    Skellitini
    Vampire’s Kiss by Malibu
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11 Essential Tips for Taking Photos at Halloween

The key to capturing subjects at Halloween is no different from the normal elements of good composition in photography. As you take pictures, you’ll need to keep in mind some of the basics of good digital photography. Here are 11 mini-tips which should be helpful if you’re going out or staying in with a camera this Halloween.

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San Francisco WhiskyFest

Tuesday night marked the very first WhiskyFest held in my hometown, San Francisco. Those in the know have been enjoying this event in New York and Chicago for a decade. I was very eager for this event and I was not disappointed. Where else are you going to find over 200 whiskeys in one place (and a brandy, rum and gin thrown in for good measure)?

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Bambu Rum Review

We just got our hands on a (sigh) small bottle of the new quadruple distilled super premium rum, Bambu. I also had the pleasure to speak with David Kanbar, the creator of Bambu. David’s resume includes running day to day operations at Uncle Maurice’s Skyy Vodka prior to it’s sale to Campari.

So why start a rum company, I asked Mr. Kanbar?

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Black Widow

This week’s drink comes to us from 42 Below Vodka. It gets it dark and spooky look from a good amount of grape juice. 42 Below comes from New Zealand (42 degrees below the equator) and is a quadruple distilled premium bodka. We haven’t tried it yet, but we’ll keep you posted once we get our hands on a bottle. Recipe courtesy of 42 Below Vodka.

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How to Make Vodka Candies

This is a pretty good idea for an *adult* Halloween treat. The entire process takes about 24 hours. Unfortunately (or fortunately), each of these hard candies pack only a fraction of a shot of flavored vodka.

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Iz Caturday Sumware

Happy Friday, everyone!

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Widow’s Kiss – This Week’s Drink Recipe

This spooky Halloween treat takes advantage of the ever popular monk-made French liqueur chartreuse. This herbal treat has been made for centuries in one particular monestary, making it perfect for a Halloween potion.

Ingredients

1 oz apple brandy
½ oz Benedictine
½ oz yellow chartreuse
Dash angostura bitters

Instructions

Combine everything in a shaker with ice. Mix well and stain in to a chilled cocktail glass.

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Trick or Treat: A Halloween Drinking Game

Chatting with the nice folks over at Instructables about Halloween, I was telling them how I was looking a fun, easy and adult Halloween drinking game to share with all of you. Leah, one of the great problem solvers they have over there, took the challenge and quickly came up with this dastardly contest. The game is called, what else, Trick or Treat, except instead of collecting loads of candy around the neighborhood, this one … Read more