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$1000 Dollar Mint Julep 2007

Woodford Reserve, the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, is once again offering the $1000 Mint Julep and donating the proceeds to the Thoroughbred Charities of America.

This years 132 limited edition Julep Cups are plated with 24kt gold. The drink is made with some of the world’s finest ingredients; lush mint from Ireland, ultra-fine sugar from Australia, glacial ice from the Bavarian Alps and the Master Distiller’s selection of Woodford Reserve bourbon. The 132 … Read more

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. Who wouldn’t like a holiday that celebrates a historic ass kicking (except the French in this case) with lots of tequila, cerveza and Mexican food.

Tequila drinks…

Here’s a fun little video we found to help put you in the mood. Enjoy.

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Cuervo Shot Chain

The Shot Poured ‘Round the World! Cuervo is putting together the worlds longest shot chain to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the opening of what they call “Cuervo Season.”

Cuervo has put together a nicely done video of people enjoying a shot of Cuervo all over the World. Drinkers are also encouraged to make their own tequila drinking videos and upload them for all to enjoy.

The tag line for the event is peace, love … Read more

Danny DeVito’s Limoncello Liqueur

Stars love to put their names on things and booze is no exception. Actor Danny DeVito is capitalizing on his drunken appearance on the view and realesing his own brand of limoncello. As he said at the time, “I knew it was the last seven limoncellos that was going to get me.” The product also honors the actors Italian heritage.

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Tequila Cocktails Galore

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, a slew of drinks from our friends at Tezón!

Completo

Tequila Tezón Reposado with sangrita. Served in pair of shot glasses.

Sangrita

1 L tomato juice
½ L fresh orange juice
250 ml fresh lemon juice
30 ml spicy sauce Valentina
20 ml Worchester sauce
30 ml grenadine syrup
20 ml season sauce (Maggi)
20 ml Tabasco sauce
1 little tablespoon of salt
250 ml grapefruit soda… Read more

Jamaica

Golden Guacamole – Cocktail Eats

What is Cinco de Mayo woth Guacamole? Here’s a version made with Cuervo’s Golden Margarita:

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados
1 45-oz petite cut diced tomatoes with zesty jalapenos, drained
1 can lime juice
½ cup red onion, finely chopped
¼ cup cilantro, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried (optional)
3 tablespoons Jose Cuervo Golden margarita
1-2 teaspoons hot sauce

Instructions

Peel, seed and mash avocados. Add all remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for one hour. Serve with your … Read more

Jameson 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey Review

“12″! Something about that number makes me feel like I can take on the world!

Jameson 12 year old Irish whiskey leaves me feeling that my favorite whiskey distiller put that feeling in a bottle.

Rich, deep, amber, mellow…what more would anyone possibly need from a premium Irish whiskey? Thank goodness for such a treat from one of my favorite friends….hats off John!

Jameson Irish Whiskey

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Amore Appletini

This Week’s Drink is a new twist on the ever popular Apple Martini or Appletini. This recipe is made with a ginger-infused vodka from Oregon. Gotta get my hands on a bottle of the stuff. Reader Dean, who supplied us with this recipe, writes, “You won’t believe what the ginger ads to this cocktail.”

Ingredients

1 ½ oz Yazi Ginger Vodka
1 ½ oz Apple Pucker
3 oz apple juice

Instructions

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No Boozin’ When Crusin’

Going a cruise and wondering if you can sneak a bottle of Vodka on board? Well, think again. All of the major cruise lines have a “No Sneaking Booze on Board” policy. Many will allow you to bring a few bottles aboard that you may enjoy with dinner (with a corkage fee of $10–$25). Only Norwegian Coastal Voyages will let you bring whatever you want on board as long as you consume it in your … Read more

Sponsor Spotlight – Wine Library TV

My first experience with Wine Library and Gary Vaynerchuk, its energetic Director of Operations, was on a snowy Friday afternoon just before St. Patrick’s Day. I made my way to Penn Station and onto the first train to Seacaucus, New Jersey. My associate met me there and we finished the rest of our journey to the Wine Library in Springfield, NJ. The impressive structure is truly a monument to the enjoyment of wines from all … Read more