Taking it’s name for the African word “mojo” or “little spell,” the Mojito has its roots in from the time’s of Sir Francis Drake. One of his sailors invented a drink named the Draque, made with an early form of rum called Aquardiente, sugar, lime and mint. The drink was widely use for medical purposes in Havana. When Don Facundo Bacardi Masso began distilling his famous rum, he altered the Draque and it became the … Read more
This online tool, from Intoximeters, calculates your blood alcohol level based on number and type of drink, your weight, gender and number of hours since imbibing. This isn’t a license to drink and drive—NEVER DO THAT—but rather a fun experiment while drinking with friends. The are no guarantees that this is accurate, so don’t email me with a sob story about how you got a DUI. Just don’t drink and drive. Play with this at … Read more
It is hot here in August, so I thought this tall rum cooler sent in by Ashley would be a welcome breeze. Cheers!
Onto the drink…
This is an essential list to follow if you want to make tasty cocktails. These may seem like nobrainers, but lots of us cut corners. Don’t! Unless you want your guests or even your SO to think you can’t make a tasty cocktail. In this game, never skimp on quality and freshness.
When making drinks at home, remember the special ones and try to duplicate them. The photo on the left is one of my … Read more
There are numerous stories on the Sidecar’s origins. However, Harry’s Bar in Paris is generally credited with inventing the Sidecar for a patron who often rode in the sidecar of a motorcycle. Pictured is the Sidecar we drank at Harry’s.
I am grateful to this unknown and unsung mixologist who brought us this cocktail, as it is my personal favorite, and I am eternally grateful to the Bix in San Francisco for introducing me to … Read more
Red Army Vodka
The Red Army Vodka recipe was originally developed in the mid-1920s for the enjoymentof the Russian military elite.
Today, Red Army Vodka is recreated exclusively in small batches at a private distillery in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. This ultra-premium vodka bursts with the flavour of the finest grains and the smoothness of Russian know-how. Four times distilled and nine times filtered to the most exacting specifications of the original recipe. Best served ‘Russian-style,’ neat … Read more
This is a classic. I don’t spend enough time on beer drinks, but this is one of the best. Any recipe that can make skanky beer tast like Dr. Pepper is a winner in my book.
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Milwaukee’s Best Light have made some great vidoes buy building a cannon that launches cans of beer (MBL of course) at all sorts of objects. I’m not really sure why they have a dartboard-like background as no one is keeping score. However, these guys are geniuses, launching beers at everything from a cantaloupe to a TV. AWESOME!
The Beer Cannon reminds me of days when David Letterman would through stuff off a building, I miss … Read more
This is a brand new recipe, only a week old. Sent to us by our new pal Tommy (aka Mr. Nightmare). Vodka and three of my favorite juices (cranberry, grapefruit and pineapple) combined, how can you go wrong with this simple but refreshing cocktail?
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Q: Hi, barkeep. I have question. What is your opinion of hip flasks? I just got a 9-oz one for a present and I was wondering if a flask keeps alcohol cold? If not, what is a good alcohol (rum, rye, vodka, brandy) that tastes good when it is warm? Should I always fill the flask to the top or just the amount i need?
A: I am a big fan of flasks. Portable booze … Read more