Articles Tagged: Cool Stuff

SF Cocktail Week – Closing Gala

Monday night marked the closing of San Francisco’s First Cocktail Week Celebration. The event took place at Absinthe, the wonderful Brasserie in Hayes Valley. The bar at Absinthe has become ground zero for great cocktails in San Francisco.

The front bar featured Manhattans, the Bengali Gimlet (made with Tanqueray Rangpur Gin and muddled lime leaves – yum!) and the house special version of the Sazerac (made with rye, simple syrup & Peychauds bitters in a … Read more

Celebrities Favorite Cocktails

The folks at Instyle Magazine recently put together this fun collection of cocktails our favorite celebrities love. They run the table from ultra fancy gourmet cocktails to simple I can get it anywhere drinks. Feel free to help us add to this list if you know a celebrity and their favorite libation.

Who – Jessica Biel
Cocktail – Angry Dragon
Where – The Grand, New York City

Who – Madonna
Cocktail – Pomegranate Martini
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New Cocktail Rating Widget

In our ongoing effort to make Drink of the Week more Web 2.0 friendly and let the readers have more say in the content we recently implemented a Cocktail Rating Widget. This widget allows you to rate all of the drinks on the site on a 1 – 5 martini scale (see the working widget below). Based on your ratings the widget will recommend the best cocktails for all to discover. So go ahead let … Read more

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SF Happy Hour with Jusitn.TV – Friday, May 25

Join Drink of the Week and Justin.TV in kicking off Memorial Day Weekend and the start of Summer with a FREE happy hour featuring drinks specials from Finlandia and Jet Set Energy Mixers!

This one will be held at the Dragon Bar in San Francisco on Friday, May 25 from 6pm to 9pm.

So if you are in San Francisco come on down toast Memorial Day and hang out with Justin, Amanda and the rest … Read more

San Francisco Cocktail Week

Two dozen of the best bars in San Francisco are taking part in San Francisco’s Cocktail Week. This event follows World Cocktail Day, which was celebrated on Sunday, who knew? I guess the PR folks forgot to tell us.

Each bar is featuring one classic and one original cocktail all week. The list of bars is impressive, with the likes of Jaredinere, Tres Agaves, and Elixr making such delights as the Sidecar, Manhattan and Mint … Read more

Free Drinks for Watching Ads

In a marketing case that just sounds too good to be true, Japanese vending masters Apex Corp. have purportedly laid out plans that will bring free or subsidized non-alcoholic beverage to thirsty consumers who are willing to watch a 30-second commercial before partaking. It is aiming to be launched in Japan next month.

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60 Things Worth Shortening Your Life For

This is one of the best list I’ve seen in a long time. Put together by the folks at Esquire, this is the perfect guide to enjoying life to the fullest.

Some of our favorites:

#19. The Ramos Ginfizz

In a cocktail shaker, dissolve 1 tbsp sugar in 1 tbsp water. Add:

1 ½ ounce Tanqueray gin
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce lime juice
1 ounce heavy cream
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15 (Other) Uses for Vodka

These are real uses for vodka in Russia. I originally posted this last year after a friend sent it to me. Somehow, I managed to delete it while updating the photo. Never drink and code, I guess. So back by popular demand…

15 (Other) Uses for Vodka

1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The solvent dissolves adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle … Read more

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Bartender’s Guide – A Cool Way to Drink & Serve Cocktails

From Idealist, the “Bartender’s Guide” is an interactive display and information system. It communicates with the aid of the surface of the drinks serving counter in a cocktail bar. There concentric stripes around the cocktail glasses appear. Their graduated colors provide information about the ingredients of the drink.

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There is also a similar idea to this called “iBar.” Here’s the link and a video of how it works:

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Drinking Guinness with Your Phone

Imagine needing a Guinness (this happens often at DOTW) and finding it with your phone. That’s what mobile marketing company Naviblog and drinks maker Diageo had in mind, when they released “Guinness Navi” yesterday: a service that allows you to find your nearest Guinness-serving pub by just clicking on your phone. The service is available only in Tokyo for right now, apparently.

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