The month of October begins preparation for one of Mexico’s most celebrated and historic holidays, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which falls on November 1 and 2. Tequila Herradura, one of the world’s most revered and storied premium tequila, is featuring the Herradura Charro Negro, referring to the traditional cowboy of Mexico who sometimes dresses in black when mourning a loved one, as its drink of the month in recognition of the … Read more
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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.
1 oz vodka
½ oz Southern Comfort
½ oz sloe gin
¼ oz triple sec
½ oz orange juice
¼ oz lime juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with a cup … Read more
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!
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
Shake over ice. Pour into pre-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with pickled okra, jalapeño stuffed olives, tomolives, pickled string beans, cocktail onions, … Read more
As Summer ends elsewhere, it begins here in San Francisco and September trips to Napa are a tradition. This variation of the classic Sea Breeze, is made with vodka distilled from grapes. The Napa Valley Breeze is a cool alternative to Napa’s other favorite libation.
1 ½ oz grape vodka
Equal parts grapefruit and cranberry juices
Splash triple sec
Mix Ingredients and shake. Serve on rocks!
This week’s drink goes out to Lijit, the Colorado (go, Buffs!) company that supplies site search for all of you loyal Drink of the Week readers.
We created this drink specially for the hard working folks at Lijit, who when not helping you to find great cocktails on Drink of the Week, enjoy tequila and Midori.
They also had an arbitrary iPhone giveaway and and picked yours truly as a winner, for giving them inspiration … Read more
It was bound to happen, a cocktail made with the new super concentrated energy drink 5-Hour Energy. Reader BB sends us this mixture of premium Grey Goose Vodka and high-octane 5-Hour Energy. Grab one and hold on!
2 oz Grey Goose
1 oz 5-hour Energy Drink
Add to Grey Goose and 5-hour Energy to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well and strain into a shot glass.
Jason sends us this energy drink fueled concoction containing bourbon, brown ale, and lemonade. The Grizzly is not just a drink it is a meal. Be careful, a few of these and you be three sheets and wide awake. OK, maybe that ain’t so bad.
1 oz bourbon
2 oz lemonade or sour
3 oz energy drink
Fill with ice
Top with beer (brown ale recommended )
Jason has been making these for … Read more
This refreshing summer cocktail comes from the nice folks at Herradura Tequila (review to come). Tired of margaritas? (As if!) The Herradura Splash is a unique combo of pineapple, cranberry and premium tequila. YUM!
1 ¼ oz of Herradura Silver Tequila
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz cranberry juice
Splash of lemon-lime soda
In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, juices, lemon-lime soda, and shake. Serve over ice.
This week is America’s 231st Birthday, so what else but an American Beauty? This cocktail can be had on the rock, up or as a shot. Cheers to the USA!
1 oz brandy
1 oz dry vermouth
¼ oz ruby port
¼ oz grenadine
1 oz orange juice
Mix everything in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, an ice-filled highball glass or into a shot glass (pictured here) … Read more
Johnny send us this angry, angry cocktail. It certainly has its time and place. I am not sure where, but I have visions of frat boys hazing pledges and fun stuff like that. Certainly not for the faint of heart. This is stuff that great dares are made of.
Here’s the story behind it, this all happened at Fitch’s Tavern:
“So my buddy built a bar in his basement and kept it FULLY stocked. I… Read more
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