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Drink of the Week – Birthday Partini

This drink comes from our friend Brande. She says it’s kinda like Birthday Cake – Yummy!

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Cocktail Question – Standard Shot

Q: Is a standard shot 1 oz or 1 1/2 oz. I have been bartending for a while and I can get the count but I am not quite sure the amount I am pouring.

thanks, Shawn

A: I use a six count which should come out to 1 1/2 oz.

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Cooking with Liquor – Pecan Pie

Q: Can I use Chivas Regal Scotch (15 yrs. old) in a pecan pie recipe? That is the only whiskey I have on hand and it’s never been opened. The recipe calls for bourbon.

A: While scotch and bourbon are both whiskeys, they have very different tastes. Bourbon is slightly sweet, which gives a wonderful taste to peacan pie. Scotch doesn’t have the sweetness and many have a peaty flavor.

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We Love Burritos

    Here in California we take Cinco de Mayo and Burritos seriously. We love them so much there are not one, but 3 blogs dedicated to the burrito.
    Burritoeater.com
    Burritophile.com
    Burritobot.com

Check ‘em out and vote for your favorite Burrito. Mine is Taqueria Azteca in Antonoi’s Nut House Bar in Palo Alto, CA. The best carnitas on either side of the boarder. As soon as I lern how, I’ll post a map.

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This Week's Drink- Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate the defeat of the French with this amazing tequila cocktail said to be the precursor for the Margarita. link

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The Bourbon Trail

Going to the Derby? Explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Visit 6 distilleries that are close by to Louisville. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail also includes the best Central Kentucky has to offer including the Kentucky State Capitol, the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and many famous horse farms in the rolling bluegrass country are nearby.

- Buffalo Trace
- Four Roses
- Heaven Hill
- Jim Beam
- Marker’s Mark
- Wild Turkey

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Reader Opinion – Whisky

From Kevin in the UK

Great website, but please, 4 countries may make whiskey, but only 1 makes whisky. It is different. The others make admiral cocktails, whisky doen’t need to.

Scotland the Brave.

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Hangover Helper – Milk?

He swears it works.

Drinking two glasses of milk after you are done boozin just before going to bed some how makes you feel no hangover symptoms the next day. I tried it and it worked for me.
~ submited by Fernando
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Drink a mint julep, save a horse

Churchill Downs will sell 50 special mint juelps at this year’s Kentucky Derby for $1,000 each, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

This, of course, will be no ordinary mint julep. The cocktail will be made with one of the world’s best bourbons, produced by Woodford Brands, and served in a gold-plated cup with a silver straw. The mint will be brought in from Morocco, the ice … Read more

Reader Opinion – Shaken or Stirred

We get a lot of email, we though t we should start sharing. This is from Shane

“According to old school bartenders, and in fact good bartenders, Manhattans, and Gin or Vodka martinis should never be shaken. Only drinks with fruit juice. According to Pat the old school bartender I work with, shaking said drinks does not allow the flavors to blend and give that smooth taste, it only makes them colder so you cannot … Read more