Articles Tagged: Books

Deck the Halls with Less-Frizzled Hosts

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by J.K. O’Hanlon, author of “12 Happy Hours (Thirsty Jane Guides)” and “3 Ingredient Cocktails”

This is the time of year when the calendar pages for the next few months are red-lined with parties, making December through January look like they’re on fire. It’s a love-hate stretch of time, especially for hosts coming up with new ideas for drinks and food without pulling zombie-marathons in the kitchen.

I always suggest keeping it simple by … Read more

Liquid Vacation – Literary Monday

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I have long been a Tiki fan.  Way back in the day before the cocktail revolution, I dragged a bunch of friends to the original Trader Vic’s (well, it’s second incarnation since the original location burned down) in Emeryville, California.  We had a great time and I still have the coconut glass to prove it.  I have made a few returns but the coconut glass is not longer as easy to procure!

So, you can … Read more

The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion – Literary Monday

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If you are always looking for the perfect drink for any occasion, then this little book is the one for you.  In The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion, the author will help you find drinks to help with the problems in your life, drinks that will impress a myriad of people and drinks for major life events.  I was particularly fond of the categories entitled Marriage, Second Marriage and Third Marriage and Up.  For the … Read more

Judgment of Paris – Literary Monday

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For any of you movie buffs, the 1976 battle between French wines and their upstart American counterparts entitled the “Judgment of Paris” was chronicled in the highly fictionalized movie Bottleshock.  While Bottleshock was certainly entertaining and spotlighted the super cute Chris Pine, it didn’t exactly stick to the story. If you are interested in how the tale actually unfolded, pick up George Tabor’s Judgment of Paris.

Before reading Judgment of Paris, I assumed that most … Read more

Literary Monday – Seasonal Cocktail Companion

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Whether you have mastered the DIY cocktail and are looking for your next challenge or need a unique, homemade gift for that hard-to-buy-for person, this book will keep you busy and entertained for months! The Seasonal Cocktail Companion by Seattle bartender and self-described “cocktail nerd” Maggie Savarino is aptly-described as “Arts and Crafts…with booze!”

This is not just another cocktail book. You probably already have half a dozen of those sitting on your shelf. This … Read more

Last Call Review – Literary Monday

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January 17th marks the infamous day that Prohibition went into effect. Depending on your politics, it was either a day of mourning or great joy. As the “Noble Experiment” went into effect, across the country, rivers ran red in wine country, breweries were emptied and casks of spirit disappeared. Thinking of it even now makes me want to weep tears of sorrow. Given the mission statement of DOTW, you clearly know my politics.

Looking back … Read more

DOTW Giveaway!

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Here at Drink of the Week, we believe that sharing is caring. And what better way to show that we care about our readers cocktail creating fun than to give you guys a copy of our book DIY Cocktails

To enter, check out some of our favorite recipes for National Apricot Day and leave a comment with the recipe that sounds the best to you!… Read more

Gifts For The Last Minute Shopper

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The holidays are upon us and almost over. We have come up with lists of wine, booze and books to buy friends and foes for the holidays. In you are in need of last minute gifts, check out our recommendations.

When money is no object and your friend has it all, check out the wines on Wine Lists To Make Santa Cry.

If you want a great wine but don’t want to break the … Read more

Announcing DIY Cocktails!

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We at Drink of the Week are proud to announce the release of our first book, DIY Cocktails: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Signature Drinks.

With only ten ratios to master, you’ll shake, stir, roll, and build literally thousands of unique and exceptional cocktails.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

Cheers!

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The Bookworm

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Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to sit outside with a good book and a good cocktail. This sparkling drink combines tequila, cherry brandy, strawberries and grapefruit. So pick your favorite novel, find a good spot in the sun, and spend the afternoon sipping away!… Read more

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