Articles Tagged: Cool Stuff

The Most Fattening Cocktails

Forbes, the magazine famous for lists, has put out a list for us all to remember as we dive into the holidays. As you know, I am a big fan of cocktails and mixology. That said, they do have some calories, so proceed with caution. Remember that booze has quite a few calories, even in small amounts. A 1-ounce shot has as many calories as a beer. Wow, who knew? Of course, not using … Read more

The Rules – Things A Man Should Know About Drinking

A few years ago, Esquire put out a terrific list of rules that every man, and we mean EVERY man should know. Here are a few of our favorites:

#9 Garnish matters.

#13 At the office holiday party, have one fewer drink than your boss.

#24 On those chrome, hourglass-shaped bar measuring cups, the big side is the jigger. The little side is the pony. Never use the pony.

#39 Don’t call the bartender Barkeep,

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Happy Repeal Day

Every December 5th we pause to remember the passing of the 21st Amendment, thus ending Prohibition. Yea, FDR!

The nice folks at sent us this fun bit of history. Dewar’s Scotch was the first legal whisky to arrive in the US, hitting New York’s South Street Seaport docks the moment the law was put into action. Joseph Kennedy, Sr. (JFK’s father) happened to be the US agent for the brand.

We found this cool video … Read more

Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets

Never know what to say at cocktail parties? I sure don’t. This clever book of cheat sheets by the folks at Mental Floss, my new favorite website, will make you the most interesting person at you next office party or neighbors cocktail party. This book is chock full of witty anecdotes and amazing facts that will allow you to start and maintain random party chatter.

Never be caught speechless again. Release your inner geek and … Read more


Johnnie Walker Gives

Johnnie Walker is giving back to the community this holiday season and whisky drinkers can help. The whisky maker is donating $5 from every personalized label ordered from The money will go to building housing in New Orleans, which is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. The company has pledged $150,000, which will build 2 houses.

“Johnnie Walker personalized label is an easy way to make a truly impactful holiday gift,” said Bill Topf, Johnnie … Read more

Book Pick: Brian Griffin’s Guide to Booze, Broads, and the Lost Art of Being a Man

The perfect gift for the man in your life. In this guide, Brian breaks down the problems with today’s men and set out to better us all. Brian’s mission is to re-introduce a bit of style into the everyday man. He lays out how to be classy, fashionable,  and all around more attractive. He also waxes poetic on tips for picking up dames, and breaks ’em all down. As for the booze part, Brian adds … Read more

James Bond Travel Martini Bar

Standard issue for spies everywhere, or at least it should be. This travel martini bar comes with everything a agent needs to mix a world-class martini anywhere, anytime.

Included in the brushed aluminum case are two 6 oz. martini glasses, a stainless steel shaker (bullet shaped, of course), olives and cocktial picks. The case also has a cut-out for a 750ml bottle (vodka or gin) and a smaller one for vermouth. All that is needed … Read more

Jameson Comedy Tour

Last week I had the opportunity to learn a bit more about Jameson and the Comedy Tour they are sponsoring. The tour will stop in 10 cities over the next several months.

I spoke with Jameson Brand Director, Larry Neuringer, about the brand and it’s relation to comedy. Turns out that John Jameson fought pirates before he started making his famous Irish whiskey in 1780. In reference to his dangerous past, Jameson made “Sine Metu” … Read more

Baileys Drinkable Desserts Challenge

We love contests, and this contest put on by the folks at Baileys should be a blast. The contest involves Drinkable Desserts, a new trend in desserts popping-up in restaurants and bars all over the country.

“Drinkable Desserts are the latest trend in cocktails and are a great alternative to traditional desserts,” said Chef de Cuisine of Gourmet’s Cooking Arts Center, Jennifer Day. “The Baileys Drinkable Desserts Challenge encourages people to start with Baileys Original … Read more

Delta Airlines Flying High with Signature Cocktails

Delta recently announced a partnership with nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber to create a series of Signature Cocktails for the airline. Gerber, along with his brother, are founders of After Midnight, which run bars in several states including The Wiskey in New York. The new cocktails are part of Delta’s ongoing effort to create a uniquely sophisticated, stylish and entertaining experience for travelers.

Taking off in 2007, Delta’s signature cocktails will be available both in the … Read more

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