Drinks Wire

Enjoy Some Irish Cheer With Irish Beers!

Check out our list of beers to try on St. Patrick's Day, or any other day, that will truly bring out your “Irish smile.”

Black Opal

Spicy up your pint with this creation by friend of Drink of the Week and Partida Tequila Head Mixologist, Jacques Bezuidenhou. The Black Opal combines Partida’s Repasado, Tawny Port and Guinness into what is an amazingly refreshing cocktail. 

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Tullamore Dew Whiskey Review

If I asked what the bestselling Irish whiskey in the world was, I'm sure most of us would correctly guess Jameson. But, could you guess the second bestselling and fastest-growing whiskey brand in the U.S. market? That's right, it's Tullamore and it's for good reason.Founded in 1829, Tullamore Dew derives its name from the initials of its creator, Daniel E. Williams. Aged in bourbon and sherry casks, it's got the three levels of easy: easy on the eyes, easy to drink and easy on the wallet. What more can you ask for?

Irish Mist Whiskey Liqueur Review

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we selected a liqueur that is made in Ireland, conjures up Irish history and adds a modern twist to an Irish classic. Irish Mist is linked with the history of Ireland, itself. In ancient Ireland, the Chieftains, nobles and warriors drank a wine made of honey and herbs. With the English conquer of Ireland in the 1500's and the fleeing of the Irish nobility and soldiers in the 1600's, the recipe seemed to disappear and was lost. According to lore, the recipe was lost until Desmond Williams of the Tullamore Distillery came across a manuscript containing the recipe that magically appeared in the 1940's. Mr. Williams took this recipe and adopted it, using Irish Whiskey at it's base.

Go Green With These St. Patty’s Cocktails

Try these green cocktails out at your St. Patrick’s day party this weekend and let us know how it goes!

    Green Sangria — cucumber and kiwi make this wine cocktail super refreshing. Shamrock #3 — try this Irish whiskey drink and watch your luck improve! Irish Spring —  a simple gin cocktail with celery, mint and lime juice. Absinthe Irish — who else better to invoke on this holiday than the Green Fairy?  Irish Sour
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The Cure For Your Winter Blues!

With spring and summer fast approaching, the time for sunshine and citrusy cocktails is almost here!

Boozehound Review – Literary Monday

In Boozehound, Mr. Wilson traces his humble drinking origins back to his parent's liquor cabinet where he was quite fond of the bottle of Sambuca, an anise flavored liqueur, that remained relatively untouched in high school. He charts his path onto college, an enlightening experience with a mentor who ordered him his first Stinger and a college trip through Europe. Not stopping, Mr. Wilson then regales us of tales from his time as a spirits writer traipsing through distilleries, going to booze festivals and stops along the way in many drinking establishments, famous and otherwise.

Irish Coffee

First originating in the 1940s at the Port of Foynes, in the West of Ireland, by chef Joe Sheridan. Wanting to warm a some weary American passengers, Joe added some whiskey to there glass.  When they inquired what sort of coffee it was, Joe replied, “Irish Coffee”.  The drink became a staple at near by Shannon Airport, where it was discovered by San Francisco travel writer, Stanton Delaplane.  Delaplane was so taken by the cocktail, … Read more

Try Your Luck With Irish Cocktails

We’ll admit it, there may not be anything particularly Irish about these cocktails aside from the name and maybe the inclusion of a little bit of Irish whiskey. But, there’s one thing we do know for sure — you’ll love them!

NCAA Championship Weekend Hotspots

Got a case of the March Madness yet? We’re in full swing for NCAA Championship week as we get ready for the NCAA tournament.