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More Summer Cocktails

As we slide into the heat of August (actually it is cold a foggy here in ess-eff) we found this great collection over on at FoodNetwork.com. They have 3 years worth of cool cocktails to go through, we love the Long Island Green Tea (pictured: photo FoodNetwork.com).

Enjoy!

Summer Cocktails 2007 – Food Network

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Scotch Whisky PC

What to do with an empty bottle of Scotch? Build a PC in it, of course. Take a look a the photos; this is awesome!

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National Tequila Day

July is a month of celebration, so not only do we celebrate our independence we celebrate National Tequila Day. The folks at Herradura sent this recipe to enjoy and celebrate the wonders of Tequila.

Herradura Mango Mojito
Ingredients

1 ½ oz of Herradura Silver Tequila
3 fresh mint sprigs
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 ½ oz fresh mango juice
Splash of club soda

Instructions

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Winetasting 101 – July 25

One can’t live on cocktails alone; sometimes we drink wine!

In an effort to help our readers get up to speed in sampling the amazing grape, WebEx is hosting a Free Webinar “Winetasting 101 – Learn the Basics” on July 25th at 4 pm PST.

Hosted by Peter Marks MW, Senior Director of Wine and Food at Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, Winetasting 101 is a must-take course for any … Read more

Herradura Splash

This refreshing summer cocktail comes from the nice folks at Herradura Tequila (review to come). Tired of margaritas? (As if!) The Herradura Splash is a unique combo of pineapple, cranberry and premium tequila. YUM!

Ingredients

1 ¼ oz of Herradura Silver Tequila
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz cranberry juice
Splash of lemon-lime soda

Instructions

In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, juices, lemon-lime soda, and shake. Serve over ice.

Herradura Tequila

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Bacon Vodka

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Dethroner writes of the possible demise of the internet’s love affair with bacon. They counter this notion with, what else, bacon-infused vodka! It’s what’s for breakfast.

Ingredients

1 large sterile mason jar
5-6 strips of cooked bacon, drained
1 bottle premium vodka

Instructions

Add bacon to the mason jar and fill with vodka. Let the bacon steep in the vodka for a few days in a very cool place or the fridge. After the vodka … Read more

Beer-Pouring Robot

The latest from Japan, the land of wacky cool drinking products comes the Asahi Beer Poring Robot. Features include:

    Stores and refrigerates 6 cans
    Programmable voice (male, female, or custom)
    Cleaning mode
    Child lock

Tastybooze.com says it may take 3 minutes to pour the beer, but it’s a ROBOT! WAY COOL!

Check out the video:

Beer-Pouring Robot

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Small-Batch Distillers Tap into Trend

Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee keep a still in the barn to make whiskey. No, the two are not backwoods bootleggers filling jugs with “XXX” on the side. Their shiny copper kettle cooks up whiskey that can run $40 for a half-sized bottle and vodka distilled from local Hudson Valley apples, all under the high-end Tuthilltown Spirits label.

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Manly Summer Cocktails

Get your summer on with this fun top 10 from askmen.com. 

Make your man a cool Tom Collins or a kicking Moscow Mule and enjoy the summer!

AskMen.com – Manly summer cocktails

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Dos Lunas Tequila Review

Two bottles of Dos Lunas (one silver one reposado) recently arrived in Sausalito for review. We gathered the troops (not really hard when there is tequila and beer on a Wednesday) and tasted, mixed a few margaritas and had a limbo breakout (yes, it is good tequila!).

Dos Lunas is 100% blue agave, double distilled and uniquely cold filtered. It also comes in a way cool bottle, the whole gang commented on them.

Here’s what … Read more