Articles Tagged: cocktails

The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks – Literary Monday

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The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks is a modern classic.  First published in 1948, it is probably more popular today that it was when the book was initially released.  The cocktail crowd discovered this book a few years ago and fiercely battled for the limited number of used editions that would pop up on eBay, Amazon or in used bookstores.  While not quite as expensive as the original Jerry Thomas books (oh, I kick myself … Read more

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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The Chinese Lunar New Year is one of the most widely celebrated cultural and religious events among Chinese communities worldwide! Considered the most important holiday, the centuries-old tradition marks the end of the winter season with giant festivals around the world featuring dragon and lion dances and fireworks. 

Welcome in the Year of the Dragon by trying out a few of these recipes inspired by this special holiday!

    Year of the Dragon — this vodka

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Cocktails For Your Golden Globe Awards Soiree!

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Tonight is the night that Hollywood’s best and brightest film and television actors gather to see who will take home one of the highest honors in the industry. Whether you’ll be tuning in to catch the celebrations or just to watch Ricky Gervais take jabs at celebs, we’ve got you covered on the cocktail front. Check out these awesome recipes guaranteed to make you feel like a star.

    The Heartthrob — toast to good-looking celebrities

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National Apricot Day!

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The apricot, a relative of the plum and the peach, has been a food staple in many cultures for a very long time. This sweet, bright-colored fruit is packed full of beta-carotene, fiber, antioxidants like vitamin A and also makes for a tasty ingredient in cocktails! Check out some of our favorite recipes:

    Apricot Fizz — this cocktail is light, refreshing and full of flavor with rum and cherry bitters.
    The Bubbly Apricot — you

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Cocktails A Vampire Would Kill For

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Time is winding down as the clock ticks closer and closer to the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I and the collective sigh of millions of rejoicing fans as Bella and Edward meet onscreen again after the agonizing wait between films. As the countdown continues, we’ve gathered some of our favorite drinks that will definitely aid in getting your gears into vampire-mode. Take a look at all these bloody drinks and … Read more

Cullen Cocktails: Toast To Twilight!

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Midnight on November 18th marks the long-awaited premier of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I. For those of you who haven’t guessed, I have a bit of a vampire fetish. I will admit that I watch True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. I even loved that canceled series Moonlight. And, yes, I really love Twilight. I’ve read all the books multiple times (that isn’t saying much as they are an … Read more

Watermelon Cocktails for Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day! If you’re blessed with beautiful weather like we are (or even if you’re not), here are some tasty watermelon cocktails that are perfect for the long weekend.

    Watermelon Mojito
    Watermelon Cucumber Refresher
    Watermelon Agua Fresca Margarita
    Watermelon Granita
    Watermelon and Cucumber Gin & Tonic

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The Kilauea – Pau Hana Friday Cocktail

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Here’s our regular Friday tropical cocktail from Hawaii from our friends at Hawaiirama.

It’s a pretty neat trick to bring a volcano to your bar. But no, a pink-and-white lava flow cocktail is definitely not evocative of a volcano. Ask anyone who has walked next to the glowing molten rock. So Allan Labayo, bartender at the posh Grand Wailea Resort in Wailea, Maui decided to right this wrong by making a volcanic cocktail with a … Read more

2009 Big Trends in Cocktail Service

The first session I attended during last week’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans was a panel titled “2009 Big Trends in Cocktail & Spirit Service.”

The panel consisted of Jim Meehan, Michael Waterhouse, Devlin Tavern, and Simon Difford (Source Guide) and was moderated by Ryan Magarian (Aviation Gin).

The program covered the 4 Ps of Cocktail Service Success, not unlike the 4 Ps of marketing: product, precise execution, promotion, passion.

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Valentine’s Day Potpourri

Happy Valentine’s Day! We assembled some fun Valentine’s Day links to some of our favorites.

Why? Because we love our readers!

Cheers!

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… Read more

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