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Baileys Drinkable Desserts Challenge – The Winners

The results of the Baileys Drinkable Desserts Challenge are in!

Dennis Frisk from New Castle, PA was chosen as the amateur winner and Jessica Taylor from Indianapolis, IN was chosen as the professional winner of the nationwide challenge. The contest was based on one of 2007′s rising trends, drinkable desserts.

Mr. Frisk and Ms. Taylor used their creativity and love for mixing it up to turn a favorite dessert into something fabulous and drinkable.

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Do Yourself A Favor And Have A Beer, Dammit

More and more scientific studies are saying that drinking quality craft brews has a plethora of health benefits. Benefits include reduced risk of heart disease, increased bone density, and may even provide B vitamins. So, in addition to making people prettier, more charming, and funnier—at least to themselves—beer has real health benefits. It is inportant to point out that these benefits can be cancelled out by over consumption, so don’t think that drink a 12 … Read more

Preparing Drinks in a Blender

Mixing Drinks in an electric blender can be tricky. Not enough time and the cocktail is not mixed well, too much and it turns to slush. Here’s how we do it. Of course, you may need to adjust depending on your blender. Typically, you are goin gto use a bleder in drinks involving fruit, cream, eggs and that are frozen.First, add 1 scoop of ice (about 1 cup) to the blender. Next, add you ingredients … Read more

Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

This cocktail treat is a tasty marriage of two of my favorites, shrimp, and Bloody Marys.

Ingredients

1 lemon, juiced, plus lemon wedges for garnish
16 jumbo shrimp, cooked and cleaned
Salt
1 (28-ounce) can chunky style crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons horseradish
2 tablespoons Worcestershire, eyeball it
2 teaspoons hot sauce, eyeball it
2 ribs celery, finely chopped
4 shots ice cold vodka
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

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Beer-Launching Fridge

For the guy who has everything. This mini-fridge keeps beer icy cold and can accurately deliver it anywher in the room. Who doesn’t need this?

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This Week’s Drink – Baileys Red Carpetini

It’s Oscar Night! Glitz, glam and parties, which equals a ton of new specialty cocktails. This week we are featuring Baileys Red Carpetini, a blend of vodka and Balieys, served in a martini glass rimmed with red sugar (of course). We are also lucky enough to have a few dozen cocktails inspired by this Year’s Best Picture Nominees, the Academy Awards, and Hollywood Stars. Enjoy!

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More Oscar Cocktails

They just keep coming. This collection of last minute easy to make Oscar-themed cocktails is perfect wether you are at a Hollywood After Party or watching at home with good friends.

Baileys Glitz and Glamour
Ingredients

2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
½ oz Ciroc Vodka
½ oz Godiva Liqueur

Instructions

Shake with ice. Serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with Gold Flakes (optional).

Baileys Golden Statue
Ingredients

2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
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Best Picture Inspired Cocktails

Vote for your favorite picture of the year through cocktails.

Enjoy watching the Academy Awards with one of these Best Picture Nominee-inspired cocktails. These drinks will sure to have you on your feet by the end of the night, declaring: “You like me, you really like me!”

Royal-Tea

(Created in honor of the Academy Award-nominated film The Queen)

2 parts Beefeater Gin
2 parts brewed and chilled Earl Gray Tea
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Happy Fat Tuesday: Top 10 Alcohol & Boobie Related Gadgets

To celebrate, the fine folks over at Gizmodo have put together their top 10 alcohol and boobie (sorry ladies) gadgets. This list includes such favorites as the Godzilla Beer Dispenser, a neat accessory that turns your iPod into a breathalizer, and a Beer Tap Backpack.

What a perfect list for Mardi Gras, well know for it’s booze driven partying, parades and beads for boobies exchanges. I hope I have enough beads to get the soap … Read more

This Week’s Drink – Brandy Amanda

This is quite a busy week, with Chinese New Year, Presidents Day and Fat Tuesday right in a row and the Oscars coming up on Sunday. So enjoy them all and watch for some new themed cocktails for your Oscar Party.

This week’s drink was sent in by reader Cavan and is a refreshing mixture of cognac, apricot brandy, and lemon-lime soda (and we just can’t find enough good brandy drinks!). Thanks, Cavan!

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