Forbes Magazine recently ranked the Nations metros on a five point scale for partying and it turns out Milwaukee, Wisconsin is tops when is comes to drinking and having fun. In fact 4 out of the top 5 are in the Midwest, proving that the heartland rocks. This really comes as no surprise to me, having spent two wonderful, partially inebriated years at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The School is consistently ranked as … Read more
Q: What is the best way to drink brandy?
A: Brandies, including fine Cognacs and Armagnacs can be enjoyed many different ways. One of my favorites is the classic sidecar, a refreshing blend of brandy, lemon/lime and triple sec.
If you have a cheap bottle (not recommeded) mix it with something, anything. Here’s a few drink recipes made with brandy. In some places, brandy is used instead of whiskey in many drinks. In Wisconsin, Old … Read more
This is one of the coolest inventions I’ve seen in a while. The Ice Jacket quickly encases a bottle of vodka or other beverage in a sheet of ice. Once removed from the freezer, it even has a nice stand, which catches the melting ice. Once I get my hands on one of these things I will let you all know how cold the vodka gets!
Sent in by Rick 5 from Houston, TX, this cocktail is similar to a Long Island Iced Tea, you can adjust the coke for taste. If made correctly, it WILL sneak up on you! Rick named it after the Steve Miller song he like to play while sipping away.
Onto the drink…
Diageo, the spirit giant, is testing mixed cocktails in 12-oz cans. These drinks are about the same alcohol content as beer and sport real booze, not clear malt.
The Tampa-area test involves four brands: Captain Morgan and cola, Smirnoff vodka and lemon-lime soda, George Dickel whisky and cola, and Seagram’s 7 American Whiskey and lemon-lime soda.
So far, sales have been strong and retailers are pleased. Canned cocktails have been popular in Europe and Australia, … Read more
Men 10%, women 14%. That’s how much more money people who drink and socialize in bars earn compared to their teetotaling counterparts. Makes sense, alcohol is the great social lubricant.
Social Lubrication = Getting Business Done
Accoding to Edward Stringham, an economics professor at San Jose State University, “Social drinking builds social capital.” This just reaffirms the old saying, “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know,” and the people you want to … Read more
Annette Nahinu, owner of La Mariana, sits by the bar area with her dog, Bombay. Everything’s for sale, she says, for $3 million.
GREGORY YAMAMOTO | The Honolulu Advertiser
Long after the other classic Hawaii bars turned off their taps and put away their blenders, the La Mariana Yacht Club has served as the louche outpost for tiki culture mavens and those craving a sense of old Hawaii. In fact, proprietress Annette Nahinu bought up … Read more
The Brewery Collectibles Club of America just had its annual CANvention in Kansas City. Beer Can collectors from all over the work converged on the Midwestern town for Blues, BBQ and of course checking out each other’s beer can collections. This is a serious hobby for some, with a recent can fetching $23,000 on eBay. Over 800 people attended this year’s festivities.
Read the article on Newsvine.
Brewery Collectibles Club of America, http://www.bcca.com
For those of us who know nothing about wines, here is your salvation. This robot developed by NEC and Mie University in Japan can help… for the price of a new car. OK, so it is a work in progress, the makers hope to get the cost below $1000, but this little guy is AWESOME. This robot scans wines, cheeses and other foods with hisleft arm, reading the reflected light to “taste” the wine. It … Read more
This comes to us from our friend Phil. He and his wife have a party every summer and this drink is the specialty. This year they made White Elephants for 200.
Onto the drink…