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Last Minute Masks

SF Gate has some cool, last minute masks if you are lame like me and can’t get a real costume together. Why bother with characters like “Mao Ze Tounge,” “15 Minutes of Fame,” and “Game Face.”

Created by Chronicle Staffers and Local Bay Area Artists, these masks come with easy printable instructions and tips for what else to wear with them. Any of this clever dozen are sure conversation starters. They may even mask you … Read more

Maliboo Witch’s Brew

This one was sent over by the nice folks at Malibu Rum (actually their PR Agency). We almost made it to the Distillery in Barbados, but didn’t make it past the Mount Gay Distillery. There are resons for this best lest for another time. Barbados is said to be the birthplace of rum, having produced it for more than 350 years. Wow! Barbadian rum is much lighter than other rums, which helps give Malibu it’s … Read more

WhiskeySchool.com Video Contest

Whiskyschool.com is holding a video contest. The competition is calling for people to pick up their cameras and mobile phones and start shooting a video around fine spirits such as gin, single malt, vodka, etc! We will able to watch the video as the contest entries roll in.

The winner will receive a membership in the Ladybank Company of Distillers Club (www.whisky.co.uk). Membership in this club receive 6 exclusive single malts a year for the … Read more

Death by Fire

Less than two weeks until tricks, treats and drinks. Adults have made this ghoulish holiday one of the top party days of the year, and why not. You get to dress up, play games and act like a kid, all with adult beverages.
Yes, you can still have some candy corns.

We’ve got some great Halloween Cocktails shots and punches, including This Week’s Drink – Death By Fire, a crazy shot of Goldschlager, 151 and … Read more

Rock Hard – Think Pink

Every Roctober The Hard Rock Cafe helps raise awareness for breast cancer with Rocktoberfest featuring some of the most rockin’ female acts around. This year’s event kicked off in Orlando with the Go-Go’s. Awesome.

The Hard Rock is also featuring pink drinks featuring their famous Cosmo, the Blush Martini, Rub Red and the Pink Sunset. We have this recipe, We’ll get the others for you to enjoy at home.

To commemorate in Hard Rock tradition … Read more

Rock Hard – Think Pink

Every Rocktober The Hard Rock Cafe helps raise awareness for breast cancer with Rocktoberfest featuring some of the most rockin’ female acts around. This year’s event kicked off in Orlando with the Go-Go’s. Awesome.

The Hard Rock is also featuring pink drinks featuring their famous Cosmo, the Blush Martini, Rub Red and the Pink Sunset. We have this recipe, We’ll get the others for you to enjoy at home.

To commemorate in Hard Rock tradition … Read more

Captain Your Halloween

Captain Morgan is trying to help all us Halloween lameos (you kno who you are) not make such a huge mistake this year. Well, at least they can help in the costume department.

The Captain has assembled 5 great costumes that are witty and hip. The is a Ventian Blind, 1st Class Male, Little White Lies, Hold the Mustard and Deviled Egg (pictured here)

Ranging from $30–$40 these costumes will make you a hero, not … Read more

Key West Fantasy Fest 2006

Having spent some time in Key West and being a big Halloween fan, this annual fall festival is incredible. Fantasy Fest has all the best of Mardi Gras, good music, great food and lots of drinks all with a cool tropical Halloween theme.

Fantasy Fest began back in 1978, when Joe Liszka, President of the County Tourism Board, noticed the perfect weather and lack of any tourists at all.So they did what folks in the … Read more

Diet Cocktails Get You Drunker

A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine suggests that cocktails made with mixers containing artificial sweetness can get a person more intoxicated than a mixer with regular sweeteners.

Seems that diet drinks pass through the stomach faster than the regular ones. This makes the person’s blood alcohol level spike quickly, thus getting you drunker faster. It could also tip you over the legal limit. Of course, you should never drink and drive … Read more

Skeleton Hand Wine Glass

The perfect vessel for more than just blood, I mean wine. These ghoulish helping hands holds your Halloween potion perfectly. These glasses are wonderfully detailed and even come in their own coffin.

Get out your old potion pot and book of spells, and mix up a batch of Witches’ Brew, a mix of Champagne, Vodka, OJ, Sherbet. Adding a few cubes of dry ice will give it that ever so creepy fog effect. Served in … Read more