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Tips for Responsible Holiday Drinking

The holidays are here! The office party, the girls cookie swap, those nice people down the street—yes, lots of parties and lots of drinking. This doesn’t mean you have to overdo it. Use some of these simple tips to help you make the most of your holiday cheer:

    Know your limit. Nothing can ruin a good time faster.
    Eat while you drink. That’s what the hors d’oeuvres are for.
    Alternate drinks with a glass of

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Deviled Eggs

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As we ease into the Holidays, I though it would make sense to share some classic Hors d’Oeuvres for all those parties. The first and one of my favorites of all time – The Deviled Egg.

Why are they Deviled? These treats date back to Roman time – WOW, but the term “deviled” dates back to the 19th century when most spicy dished were refered to as “deviled”, The eggs, it seems, get their name … Read more

James Bond Travel Martini Bar

Standard issue for spies everywhere, or at least it should be. This travel martini bar comes with everything a agent needs to mix a world-class martini anywhere, anytime.

Included in the brushed aluminum case are two 6 oz. martini glasses, a stainless steel shaker (bullet shaped, of course), olives and cocktial picks. The case also has a cut-out for a 750ml bottle (vodka or gin) and a smaller one for vermouth. All that is needed … Read more

James Bond Martini Poll

To celebrate the new James Bond Film, “Casino Royale“, we have to ask, “Shaken or Stirred”. Plus we found this nifty new polling widget.

Let us know if you like it or if you have a question we can answer with a quick poll.

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Wicky Wacky Woo

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This week’s drink comes from my new friend, and UC Davis grad, Jessica. The Wiki Wacky Woo (WWW) is a Davis tradition dating started in the late 1990s at Bar Bernardo. The WWW features all of your clear spirits (gin, tequila, rum & vodka), similar to a Long Island, except the use 151 and then add triple sec, amaretto and 3 fruit juices. Most can drink only one, maybe two. Definitely, Wiki Wacky Woo. Thanks, … Read more

Jameson Comedy Tour

Last week I had the opportunity to learn a bit more about Jameson and the Comedy Tour they are sponsoring. The tour will stop in 10 cities over the next several months.

I spoke with Jameson Brand Director, Larry Neuringer, about the brand and it’s relation to comedy. Turns out that John Jameson fought pirates before he started making his famous Irish whiskey in 1780. In reference to his dangerous past, Jameson made “Sine Metu” … Read more

Baileys Drinkable Desserts Challenge

We love contests, and this contest put on by the folks at Baileys should be a blast. The contest involves Drinkable Desserts, a new trend in desserts popping-up in restaurants and bars all over the country.

“Drinkable Desserts are the latest trend in cocktails and are a great alternative to traditional desserts,” said Chef de Cuisine of Gourmet’s Cooking Arts Center, Jennifer Day. “The Baileys Drinkable Desserts Challenge encourages people to start with Baileys Original … Read more

Honolulu Bar Round Up

As a nice break from these crisp, chilly fall days, our friends over at Hawaiirama have been busily adding reviews of bars all over the Hawaiian Islands. Here are a few:

Tiki’s – Awesome views in the center of Waikiki
Murphy’s – An Irish Sports Bar in the heart of downtown

Honolulu Weekly Bar Guide
Honolulu Advertiser

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This Week’s Drink – Red Cicada

This week’s drink is an fun combo of vodka, champagne and everyone’s new friend, pomegranate juice. Thanks, Kris!

Onto the drink…
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Delta Airlines Flying High with Signature Cocktails

Delta recently announced a partnership with nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber to create a series of Signature Cocktails for the airline. Gerber, along with his brother, are founders of After Midnight, which run bars in several states including The Wiskey in New York. The new cocktails are part of Delta’s ongoing effort to create a uniquely sophisticated, stylish and entertaining experience for travelers.

Taking off in 2007, Delta’s signature cocktails will be available both in the … Read more