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American Beauty

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With Independence Day around the corner we felt this appropriately named cocktail made with American Gin distilled in Philadelphia fit the bill. The American Beauty is refreshing blend of Bluecoat gin, fresh lemon juice, raspberries and mint accentuates the seasonal bounty while paying homage to stars and stripes.

Happy 4th of July!… Read more

Smoke & Spice

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I love Mezcal, its just simply my favorite spirit to work with, drink and enjoy. Its smoky and rich flavors just dance all over my palate. Once again I was looking for a vegetable to pair it with then I had an aha moment and decided to use celery which I pureed (to get it out faster during restaurant service).… Read more

Really Last Minute Booze Picks for Dad

post iconbringing Dad a nice bottle of spirit is a great way to say thanks! (Mom’s with small kids, this applies to you too.) A nice bottle ca also be easily picked up at the corner store (depending on state, some so make is difficult) for you last minute shoppers. …Read More

Bourbon Daddy

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Toast dear old Dad with this creation created by top DC mixologist JP Caceres for Basil Hayden’s Bourbon (and Dad of course.) Bourbon Daddy combines Basil Hayden’s spicy bourbon with the added kick of pink peppercorns, tart lemon juice and savory sage for a cocktail that will make any dad feel special this year.

Enjoy with Dad this Father’s Day, or if your the Dad, enjoy by yourself in quiet!… Read more

Highland Park Valhalla Collection – Thor – Review

post iconThe latest release from Highland Park is the first in a collection of four scotches with a release occurring every year, starting in 2012. It appears that each release will be named after a Norse god, and the first release is called Thor after the Norse god of thunder and war. Check out the Thor website. One may wonder why a Scotch house is paying homage to Norse gods. I know I asked myself that question. Well, it turns out that Orkney, the island where Highland Park is distilled, is actually as Norse as Scottish. The Vikings moved into Orkney in the 9th century and controlled it until the 15th century when the Scots gained control. In fact, the Vikings used Orkney as a base for raiding Britain, Scotland and other lands, including their brethren in Norway. …Read More

True Blood

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True Blood is coming back this weekend!

Being huge fans of True Blood we thought that this from drink Botran Rum would be perfect. It may not taste as good as the real thing, but fangers everywhere agree that True Blood comes damn close.… Read more

Last Call for Another Season of Mad Men

post iconMad Men is one of our favorite shows and we can’t believe the season is ending already. Can’t they make the season longer? I mean, who can’t get enough of Don Drapper, the fashion and all the cocktail swigging. Seriously, my goal in life has become to have a booze cart in my office or cube, even if I can’t touch the stuff on the cart. It just looks awesome! …Read More

6 True Blood Inspired Cocktails

post iconWe can hardly contain our excitement with the return of the bloody great True Blood! Our lives aren’t the same without Sookie and our favorite vamps from Bon Temps and Shreveport. And, who could forget about the fairies, witches, were-creatures and those werewolves. …Read More

Celebrate National Cognac Day

post iconIt might be hard to believe today, but cognac was as popular through the end of the 19th century as vodka is today! In fact, cognac was the original “must have” spirit and it was hard for cognac producers to meet demand. …Read More

5 Classic British Cocktails to Drink In The Queen’s Jubilee

post iconThis weekend marks the official celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. For those of you not in the know, that means 60 years on the throne! But, the Queen still has over four years to go in order to surpass Queen Victoria’s 64 years on the throne. …Read More