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SF Cocktail Week – Closing Gala

Monday night marked the closing of San Francisco’s First Cocktail Week Celebration. The event took place at Absinthe, the wonderful Brasserie in Hayes Valley. The bar at Absinthe has become ground zero for great cocktails in San Francisco.

The front bar featured Manhattans, the Bengali Gimlet (made with Tanqueray Rangpur Gin and muddled lime leaves – yum!) and the house special version of the Sazerac (made with rye, simple syrup & Peychauds bitters in a … Read more

Celebrities Favorite Cocktails

The folks at Instyle Magazine recently put together this fun collection of cocktails our favorite celebrities love. They run the table from ultra fancy gourmet cocktails to simple I can get it anywhere drinks. Feel free to help us add to this list if you know a celebrity and their favorite libation.

Who – Jessica Biel
Cocktail – Angry Dragon
Where – The Grand, New York City

Who – Madonna
Cocktail – Pomegranate Martini
Where … Read more

New Cocktail Rating Widget

In our ongoing effort to make Drink of the Week more Web 2.0 friendly and let the readers have more say in the content we recently implemented a Cocktail Rating Widget. This widget allows you to rate all of the drinks on the site on a 1 – 5 martini scale (see the working widget below). Based on your ratings the widget will recommend the best cocktails for all to discover. So go ahead let … Read more


SF Happy Hour with Jusitn.TV – Friday, May 25

Join Drink of the Week and Justin.TV in kicking off Memorial Day Weekend and the start of Summer with a FREE happy hour featuring drinks specials from Finlandia and Jet Set Energy Mixers!

This one will be held at the Dragon Bar in San Francisco on Friday, May 25 from 6pm to 9pm.

So if you are in San Francisco come on down toast Memorial Day and hang out with Justin, Amanda and the rest … Read more

San Francisco Cocktail Week

Two dozen of the best bars in San Francisco are taking part in San Francisco’s Cocktail Week. This event follows World Cocktail Day, which was celebrated on Sunday, who knew? I guess the PR folks forgot to tell us.

Each bar is featuring one classic and one original cocktail all week. The list of bars is impressive, with the likes of Jaredinere, Tres Agaves, and Elixr making such delights as the Sidecar, Manhattan and Mint … Read more

Happy Mother’s Day

A toast to all of the moms out there, especially my mom!

Don’t forget to visit or call your mom today and thank her for having you, of course. While your at it check out some of the great Mommy Blogs that are a part of the Federated Media Family.

Check out Federated Media’s Mommy Blogs.… Read more

This Week’s Drink – X Rated Summer

DOTW reader wanted to share a good recipe with all of us. She pretty much found it by just tinkering in her bar for the long Easter weekend. It was freezing, so she thought something citrusy would be good to bring on summer. The X-Rated Summer is the tasty result. Keep ’em coming, Blair!


    1 part X-Rated Fusion (it’s pink)
    1 part Absolut Ruby Red
    Splash mango nectar


Combine the ingredients in a … Read more

Mother’s Day Cocktails

Stir up a delicious treat for your Mom this Mother’s Day. Our friends at Pernod Ricard whipped up a few recipes as a fun alternative to stalwart of the Mother’s Day Brunch – the Mimosa, not that I have anything against the classic combination of Champagne & Orange Juice.

Mama’s Malibu Martini

1 part Malibu Rum
1 part Kahlúa
1 part icy cold milk

Shake well and serve up in a martini glass. Garnish with … Read more

Free Drinks for Watching Ads

In a marketing case that just sounds too good to be true, Japanese vending masters Apex Corp. have purportedly laid out plans that will bring free or subsidized non-alcoholic beverage to thirsty consumers who are willing to watch a 30-second commercial before partaking. It is aiming to be launched in Japan next month.

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Cocktail Q & A – Tall Drinks

Dear Barkeep,

Is it customary to charge extra when someone orders a “tall” cocktail? I always thought that a tall meant more mix, not more alcohol, so what’s with the extra $? Greed?

Broke Alcoholic

A: This seems to cause quite a bit of confusion and I cannot find a good definition. I have a feeling this varies from bartender to bartender as to what they think a “tall drink” is. Best to let … Read more