Articles Tagged: Cocktail Eats

MyOpenBar Shows You Where the Free Booze Is

MyOpenBar is a website that rounds up bar specials, happy hours and free-booze opportunities. There are versions of the site for many major cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Miami.

The tips include things like open bars at public parties, cheap happy hours and free or low-cost “drunk-friendly” snacks. You can get their newsletter by email to keep tabs on keeping your bar tab low. And if you find a free … Read more

Creamy Artichoke Dip

This artichoke dip is so good! It’s by no means health food, but it fits right in with any Super Bowl Sunday snack menu. Serve it with tortilla chips, potato chips or a good loaf of crusty bread.

Ingredients

    1 ½ cups chopped artichoke hearts (frozen and thawed or from a can, drained)
    6 oz. cream cheese
    ¼ cup mayonnaise
    ¼ cup sour cream
    1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    ¼ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp pepper
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Slow Cooker Super Bowl Chili

Whether you’re a Steelers or Cards fan, chili is a tasty way to tame your hunger so you can focus on yelling at the screen and second guessing the coach.

Ingredients

    2 lbs ground beef
    2 16 oz cans kidney beans, drained
    2 14 oz cans tomatoes, chopped
    1 white onion
    1 red bell pepper
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    3 tbs chili powder
    1 tsp black pepper
    1 tsp coarse salt
    1 tsp parsley
    ½ … Read more

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates

The Maker’s Mark folks are at it again with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. We got a box of Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates at Christmas and have never had a better liquor-soaked confection. They mix bourbon with a creme filling so the liquor taste is smooth and doesn’t squirt out like other liquor filled chocolates I’ve had.

To help celebrate Valentine’s Day, Maker’s Mark sent along a few love poems to include with a box:… Read more

A Super Bowl Bourbon Feast

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Our friends at Maker’s Mark sent us these Bourbon soaked recipes for the ultimate Super Bowl party. As the kick-off countdown commences, leave the boring chips and dip on the bench and add some serious flavor to the and, and with that we mean Bourbon Whisky!

It’s all here, Drinks, Appetizers and Main Dishes to get you through the pre-game, game and post-game fun.

 
 
Mark  Club
Ingredients

2 oz Maker’s Mark
Club Soda

Instructions

Fill … Read more

Eggs – Cocktail Food

Eggs are one of the best drinking foods around. They were common fare at most bars a hundred years ago. They were served hardboiled with salt or picked in a vinegar brine.

What makes the egg so special? An egg is packed full of protein in the whites, while the yolk contains fats (the OK ones) and other good-for-you nutrients. Eggs even contain the amino acid, cysteine, that helps to battle the effects of the … Read more

2007 – A Drinker’s Look Back

As we close the bar on 2007, I felt it appropriate to take a look back. Sure everyone does these lists, but it is fun to look at the year that was. I I figure, hey! why not?

So with out further ado, here are some of my favorites from 2007.

Cheers!

January
- Gin, The New Vodka?
- Super Bowl Cocktails
- Top 10 US Party Cities

February
- Suck & Blow
- Presidential … Read more

Cocktail Food – Party Basics

With October just a week or so away, I thought a little cocktail party food refresher was in order. I always have an issue with this but, when trying to decide how much food to get for your cocktail party, always err on the side of too much! You can always put it in the fridge or send extras home with friends. I always seem to have takers.

When planning party food, this is my … Read more

Sponsor Spotlight – Wine Tasting 103

Wine and food: there is no better pair. But what wine to pair with which tasty treat? WebEx and Copia want to help you solve this conundrum with the 3rd in their popular webinars: Wine Tasting 103 – Wine & Food Pairing – Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Taste!

Once again join Copia’s Senior VP of Wine (cool title!) Peter Marks on Wednesday, September 26 at 4 pm Pacific / 7 … Read more

Spicy Olives

This appetizer is a quick, easy and tasty way to spice up your cocktail party. These olives make a nice nibbler and a wonderful accompaniment to a vodka or gin martini. Instead of adding olives to the drink, serve these alongside.

Ingredients

2 cups green or black pitted olives (not canned ones, get the fancy imported olives. We like Kalamatas.)
Chili powder to taste (1 – 3 tsp. depending on desired heat)

Instructions

Drain olives … Read more

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