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Hot Toddy Helps Asthma

A nice reader sent us this wonderful note:

“You guys are truly life savers. My father is 75 years old with severe asthma. He is Irish and remembered a drink called a Hot Toddy that his grandmother used to make when he was sick. I typed in Hot Toddy and there you were. He is sleeping soundly and his wheezing has stopped. He is breathing easy.Thank you so much for being there…”

- Marilyn

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Cocktail Question – Counting Pours

Q: I wanted to know what kind of count you should use for 1/4 oz, 1/8 oz, 3/4 oz
For 1/2 oz. I usually use: one thousand
A: Basic rule of thumb in bartending is a 4 counts = 1 oz.

1 = 1/4 oz.
2 = 1/2 oz.
3 = 3/4 oz.
4 = 1 oz.
6 = 1 1/2 oz.
8 = 2 oz.

More on measurements

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Cocktail Questions – Canadian Whisky

Q: What is Canadian whisky predominately made from?

A: Canadian whisky is made mostly from Corn, similar to Kentucky bourbon. Small amounts of barley and Rye are also added. By law, Canadian Whisky must be barrel ages for at least 3 years.

While most Canadian whiskies are blends, some sigle malts have been poping up as of late. Candians have been making whisky for over 200 years, but it really took off in the US … Read more

Cocktail Question – Drinks vs. Cocktails?

Q: What’s the difference in meeting for “drinks” and meeting for “cocktails”? What is the definition of a cocktail anyway?

Thanks,
Tina

A: Well in general meeting for “drinks” or “cocktails” is essentially the same. Both infer that you will be meeting over an alcoholic beverage. The words “drink” and “cocktail” do have different meaning. “Drink” is both a noun and a verb, it refers to all drinks, both with or without alcohol. “Cocktail“, however, … Read more

New Drinks

A bunch of new recipes sent to us by our awesome readers. Try ‘em and lets us know what you think.

Magic Cooler
Gatorade
Punch in the Stomach
Humid in H-town
Orange Bomber
Tucson Martini
Dr. Peter Venkman

And our favorite, the One-Cheek Sneak—guaranteed to make you fart. Great for April Fools!

Thanks, everyone. Keep ‘em coming!

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Glamour Liqueur

They say it is a tropical fruit liqueur made with mangoes, papaya, passion friut and peaches. They sent us a drink recipe, but no bottle.

At least they have a pretty bottle and pretty girl on their website. If anyone knows how it tastes, let us know.

Ingredients

1/4 parts Glamour liqueur
1/8 parts vodka
5/8 parts cider (pear or apple)
8-12 dashes lemon juice

http://www.glamourdrink.com/

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Yay, FDR!

This Day in History: 1933 FDR legalizes sale of beer and wine. This was the first step in the repeal of our most dubious experiment, prohibition. 

Can we get a w00t?

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New York City Bar Map

This awesome tool is has over 1600 bars listed in New York City. It is combined with a handy NYC subway, which certainly makes bar hopping easy. Brought to you by the nice folks at New York On Tap.

New York City Bar / Subway Map

Technorati, New York City, New York City Bars, cocktails, drinking
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Irish Stout Cake with Whiskey-Sour Icing

It really is a meal.

Food Porn: Irish Stout Cake with Whiskey-Sour Icing – Slashfood

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HealthHacks – Top Ten Hangover Hacks

10 great tips to ease your post St. Patrick’s Day hangover. Read this before you go out.

HealthHacks – Top ten hangover hacks

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