Articles Tagged: Drinking Tips


This is a travel bar for the serious drinker. The Travl-L-Bar holds 3 750ml bottles. Two-tone, vinyl padded leather and suede inside these are top notch travel necessities. The Travl-L-Bar comes in several shapes and sizes. the one pictures above comes includes 4 metal cups, serving tray, jigger and wood handle opener. (Liquor not included, duh.)

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Fresh Juice – Bartending Tips

If you need a New Year’s resolution, we recommend vowing to use fresh juices in our cocktails whenever possible. This means buying fresh lemons, limes, and other citrus and hand squeezing the fruit for every libation. Although these is some elbow grease required, you guests and your tastebuds will thank you.

Of course, if you don’t have the resolve, most supermarkets these days carry a dizzying variety of fresh juice. So go crazy and experiment! … Read more

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, 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

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’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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Hangover Helpers – Cinnamon Toast & Coke

DOTW reader Kourie, shares this remedy:

My Grandfather gave me the combo and it works great. The caffeine will get rid of your headache, and the sugar toast will work on your stomach! Give it a try!

One can of Coca-Cola, not Pepsi. Must be cold and don’t pour over ice with or pour in a glass. Must have all the carbonation and not be diet or caffeine free.

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No Boozin’ When Crusin’

Going a cruise and wondering if you can sneak a bottle of Vodka on board? Well, think again. All of the major cruise lines have a “No Sneaking Booze on Board” policy. Many will allow you to bring a few bottles aboard that you may enjoy with dinner (with a corkage fee of $10–$25). Only Norwegian Coastal Voyages will let you bring whatever you want on board as long as you consume it in your … Read more

What is a Standard Shot – Part 2

This is a great question as it causes a ton of confusion amongst bartenders and the home mixologist alike. According to most, a standard shot is 1 ½ fluid ounces. This is also commonly known as a jigger. If you are counting at home, that’s a 6 count.

But wait! There are a few other types of shots:

– A 1-ounce shot is known as a pony
– A double shot is 3 ounces

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Just in time for the holiday drinking season, the folks at SmartsCo. have released the cool new quiz game.

This quiz game comes with 60 true or false and multiple choice questions covering thise 4 bartending subjects:

    In My Glass – characteristics of some of the most popular drinks
    Trade Tools – bar tools and equipment required for specific drinks
    Lingo – defines useful cocktail terminology
    Wild Card – includes history, trivia and other choice

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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:

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