Articles Tagged: Cocktail Entertaining

Shot in the Dark Glasses

    Perfect for Halloween, the bases of these 2 oz shot glasses are wrapped in glow-in-the-dark rubber. Made by über cool design shop SUCK UK, the rubber base is made of a glow in the dark material that glows green when the lights go out. Not only do they make finding your shot a snap, but it looks ultra spooky too.

SUCK UK – Shot in the Dark Glasses

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Two-Minute Beverage Chill

This is a handy tip for any aspiring bartender. Submerging the target beverage in a salted bath of cool water will hasten the cooling process and your drinking pleasure. Sprint (a site sponsor) has put together a fun site, waitless.org full of videos to help you save time.

To chill a soft drink, wine or spirit fill a large bowl with ice and cold water. Add 1–2 cups of ice and target beverage stir for … Read more

Fall Cocktails

It’s the first day of autumn, so we thought we we would share a few Fall Cocktail recipes the folks over at Pernod-Ricard sent us. They did great job of making innovative cocktails that capture the season.

Enjoy!

    Beefeater Thanksgiving Toast
    Elit Rosemary Martini
    Pumpkin Pie
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This Week’s Drink – Red Death

Fall is here and Halloween is just a few short weeks away. So for the next five weeks we will be featuring Halloween Themed Cocktails. This week’s drink is called “Red Death” a combination of an Alabama Slammer and a Kamikaze. 

Ingredients

1 oz vodka
½ oz Southern Comfort
½ oz sloe gin
¼ oz triple sec
½ oz orange juice
¼ oz lime juice

Instructions

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with a cup … 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

DIY Halloween Contest

Sure, it still may be September, but Halloween is a mere six weeks away and we can’t wait. Halloween is 2nd to only New Years Eve as the biggest holiday for letting loose. It is number 1 in imagination. To celebrate, Make & Craft Magazines released a special Halloween issue and are holding their 2nd Annual DIY Halloween Contest.

There are 5 contest categories in which to compete:

- Hack O’Lantern
– Costume
– Decorations, … Read more

New Rules for College Football Fans to Live By

OK, I know this site is about cocktails, not College Football. However, being a huge fan of both, I felt the need to share this clever list of rules from ESPN.com’s Page 2.

Here’s a sample of some rules that apply to us “of age” fans:

“27. You are allowed to start tailgating six hours before kickoff.
27a. If you want to remember the game, do not drink heavily during those six hours.
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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

Bar Tools – Strainer

The Strainer is easily the funnest of bar tools. Many strainers even come wearing a great big smile, and why not they are making great cocktails. The traditional bar strainer is made of stainless steel and features a coiled spring around the edge. The coils are used to make a perfect fit between inside a Boston Shaker or mixing glass, holding back the ice and releasing yummy goodness.

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This Week’s Drink – Buddy’s Cajun Martini

Perfect for football season, Buddy sends us this creation from Cajun Country. This spicy concoction is perfect for LSU vs. VT on Saturday Night, I’m thinking pitchers!

Ingredients

2 ½ oz vodka
1/4 oz dry vermouth
Olive juice (Buddy recommends Dirty Tony’s)
1 to 4 drops of Bulliard’s Louisiana Supreme Habanero Pepper Sauce

Instructions

Shake over ice. Pour into pre-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with pickled okra, jalapeño stuffed olives, tomolives, pickled string beans, cocktail onions, … Read more

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