This has become quite an issue, but I don’t see it. Mostly I see it as a benefit for those who seek the nutritional information for the liquor they drink. We get many questions here about the calories, carbs and make up of all sorts of spirits, so why not list this info on the label? Make consumers who care happy, the one who don’t care won’t even notice the change.
Muddlers are an essential tool for every bartender and very simple one. The standard muddler is 7–8 inches long, made of wood or metal and have a wide, rounded end for mashing up stuff like mint leaves, limes or herbs.
The most popular cocktails that require a muddler are the mojito (for mashing the mint) and the caipirinha (mashing up the lime).
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It was bound to happen, a cocktail made with the new super concentrated energy drink 5-Hour Energy. Reader BB sends us this mixture of premium Grey Goose Vodka and high-octane 5-Hour Energy. Grab one and hold on!
2 oz Grey Goose
1 oz 5-hour Energy Drink
Add to Grey Goose and 5-hour Energy to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well and strain into a shot glass.
From the Thinking Mom comes this enormously creative and fun list that can keep you in videos and cocktails for some time to come. Enjoy classics like Steel Magnolias with “The Magnolia” or Flashdance with “The Dreamcatcher” and, my favorite (from YumSugar), The Devil Wears Prada with the “Devil Pears Prada.” What a great excuse to grab some girlfriends and have a party?
This comes from Lon, a reader who uses this regimen to heal the hurt.
“Here is a true hangover combo cure.
This cure is drunk and eaten in several morning stages as follows:
If you awake during the night, or when you awake in the morning drink bottled water and sparkling water. Take bites and chew on a sugar-free popsicle (grape-flavored is my favorite).
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Boozin Gear’s Boozin’ Blog explores this question that puzzles many, Whiskey or Whisky? What’s the deal, why haggle over an ‘e’? Both words have the same basic meaning “water of life.” The distinction is in geography and composition; ‘whisky’ refers to the Scotch version and ‘whiskey’ the Irish version. Apparently, this distinction got even more complicated once both Scotch and Irish Distillers came to North America.
This appetizer is a quick, easy and tasty way to spice up your cocktail party. These olives make a nice nibbler and a wonderful accompaniment to a vodka or gin martini. Instead of adding olives to the drink, serve these alongside.
2 cups green or black pitted olives (not canned ones, get the fancy imported olives. We like Kalamatas.)
Chili powder to taste (1 – 3 tsp. depending on desired heat)
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Jason sends us this energy drink fueled concoction containing bourbon, brown ale, and lemonade. The Grizzly is not just a drink it is a meal. Be careful, a few of these and you be three sheets and wide awake. OK, maybe that ain’t so bad.
1 oz bourbon
2 oz lemonade or sour
3 oz energy drink
Fill with ice
Top with beer (brown ale recommended )
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Kathleen swears by this morning ritual after a great night out!
Orange juice along with a bottle of water…not only to rehydrate but to elevate your blood sugar levels that have dropped low due to the alcohol being metabolized.
Protein! Usually the best is a good hamburger chased by a little caffeine and some ibuprofen. I’ll take the steak and eggs, please.
[Photo: CALL THE OFISS]