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Mardi Gras is upon us and Fat Tuesday is around the corner. So why feature the classic New Orleans Cocktail. No, I’m not talking about a Hurricane, I am talking about the Sazerac one of the very first cocktail recipes in history. It was created in the 1830′s by Pharmacist Antoine Amedie Peychaud, as a way to deliver a dose of his “health” elixir, Peychaud’s Bitters. These bitters are still used today.
This classic cocktail … Read more
It’s Fashion Week! And after seeing all the latest trends on the runway, it’s time for the fashion mavens and celebrities to hit the bar.
Basil Hayden’s shared the special recipe concocted for the Cynthia Rowley show this week. So those of us who aren’t hobnobbing with the glitterati in New York City this week can have a taste of the glamor no matter what we’re wearing.
Bourbon and champagne? With strawberry? I’m all over … Read more
Happy Valentine’s Day! We assembled some fun Valentine’s Day links to some of our favorites.
Why? Because we love our readers!
How to Open a Champagne Bottle with a Sword [Drinks After Dark]
Green Gifts for Valentine’s Day [Best of the Green Web]
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses [DOTW]
Classic Romantic Cocktails [About.com]
Chocolate & Whisky [Scotch Chix]
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates [DOTW]
Valentine’s Day Cocktails
Jim Beam recently launched its first TV campaign with 3 funny new commercials, with the tag line “the bourbon.” Not satisfied with the success of these ads, Jim Beam now wants you to remake their ads. The creator of the best ad will win a grand prize of $25,000, a trip for four to Las Vegas, and a chance to have your video showcased on JimBeam.com. Four runners-up prizes, Sony HD Digital Video Cameras, will … Read more
The Super Bowl is coming up, and it is a drinking occasion! Sure, beer is great. But if you’re looking for something different, here’s a Super Bowl cocktail that’s sure to please.
Photo by sirmikester.
Inhabitat has an interesting post about Maker’s Mark.
With all the attention smaller, boutique spirits makers have garnered for “green” offerings, a nationally distributed “corporate” brand surprises us all by using locally sourced grain and engaging in many other sustainability initiatives.
I was also surprised to learn that the Maker’s Mark Distillery functions on less than 200 of its 620 acres of land. The remaining land is operated as a nature preserve, where Maker’s Mark
Great read from Paul Clarke at the New York Times Proof Blog about how drink recipes differ from bartender to bartender. These differences often can lead to disputes over the right ways to make any drink. The Old Fashioned is a prime example, a classic cocktail made of bourbon, but some times brandy and it goes from there.
Are You Friends, After an Old Fashioned? (NY Times)
One of my favorite things about bourbon: It is possible to find great bourbon at nearly every price point. And while there definitely are $400 bottles of bourbon out there that will knock your socks off, it’s possible to find something impressive that fits a normal person’s budget. Here are picks in a few price ranges:
Old Grand-Dad Bourbon, 100 proof
Wine Enthusiast praised this bourbon’s “buttery feel on the palate” and “tangy … Read more
It isn’t Christmas without egg nog! This recipe requires a little extra work compared with some, but it’s worth it. It uses cream, bourbon and brandy—so it’s rich and packs a punch. You can substitute other liquors, such as another type of whiskey or rum.
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