Drinks Wire

Wine for Dummies

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 Week’s Drink – White Elephant

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.

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Celebrity Drinking Games

What could be more fun?

    Star Jones drinking game from PerezHilton.com
    Tara Reid drinking game from Liquid Generation
    Da Vinci Code drinking game from iVillage
    Futurerama drinking game from College Humor
    Simpsons drinking game from Real Beer
    The OC drinking game from the OC Files
    Top Gun drinking game from Barney’s Blog
    The David Caruso drinking game from LAist
    Movie drinking games from Cracked Magazine

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How Much Is Enough?

This is a question I get asked quite a bit. What and how much do you buy when planning a cocktail party?

You don’t want to run out of anything, but you don’t want to be stuck with 6 bottles of cinnamon schnapps either. Hopefully our little guide will help you out when planning your next party. Plan for each guest to have 4 drinks over the course of an evening. The four drinks might … Read more

Lewers Lounge

The Halekulani is probably the nicest hotel in the whole state of Hawaii. It has a prime spot the beach, right in the center of Waikiki, yet has the feel of a much large secluded resort. The hotel has several terrific bars and restaurants that feature awesomely crafted island specialties. Pictured is my Mai Tai from the restaurant Orchid’s at sunset. It was delicious. We also experienced once of the best ever tuna poke’s at … Read more

This Week’s Drink – Berry Madness

Sent in by Annmarie, this is cocktail will cool you in the heat of these Dog Days. Wow, it is almost autumn again. That mean football and lots of it. Stay tuned for some football drinks to enjoy while watching the game this weekend.

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Cocktail Questions – 1950s Cocktails

Q: I am throwing a 1950s themed party and would like to serve popular drinks from that era!

A: The 1950s are considered by many to be the Golden Age of the Cocktail. The martini was most popular. A favorite of Dean Martin and the rest of the Rat Pack, it became everyone’s favorite. My grandmother, who was never much of a drinker, still fondly remembers the 50s and those wonderful martinis.

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The Bacardi Mojito

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

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Breath Alcohol Calculator

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

This Week’s Drink – The Crimson Tide

It is hot here in August, so I thought this tall rum cooler sent in by Ashley would be a welcome breeze. Cheers!

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