Articles Tagged: Events

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

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

$1000 Dollar Mint Julep 2007

Woodford Reserve, the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, is once again offering the $1000 Mint Julep and donating the proceeds to the Thoroughbred Charities of America.

This years 132 limited edition Julep Cups are plated with 24kt gold. The drink is made with some of the world’s finest ingredients; lush mint from Ireland, ultra-fine sugar from Australia, glacial ice from the Bavarian Alps and the Master Distiller’s selection of Woodford Reserve bourbon. The 132 … Read more

Cuervo Shot Chain

The Shot Poured ‘Round the World! Cuervo is putting together the worlds longest shot chain to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the opening of what they call “Cuervo Season.”

Cuervo has put together a nicely done video of people enjoying a shot of Cuervo all over the World. Drinkers are also encouraged to make their own tequila drinking videos and upload them for all to enjoy.

The tag line for the event is peace, love … Read more

Jameson Pub Award

The Local, an Irish Pub in Minneapolis, was honored recently by delegation from Dublin for selling the most Jameson on Earth. The Local, started by 2 Irish transplants sold nearly 400 cases of Jameson.

I would have thought my neighborhood Trader Joe’s would have been honored just on my purchases alone, but hats off to the Local for keeping the Holy Water flowing in America’s heartland.

The Local Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN
Jameson Irish Whiskey… Read more

Baileys Drinkable Desserts Challenge – The Winners

The results of the Baileys Drinkable Desserts Challenge are in!

Dennis Frisk from New Castle, PA was chosen as the amateur winner and Jessica Taylor from Indianapolis, IN was chosen as the professional winner of the nationwide challenge. The contest was based on one of 2007’s rising trends, drinkable desserts.

Mr. Frisk and Ms. Taylor used their creativity and love for mixing it up to turn a favorite dessert into something fabulous and drinkable.

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This Week’s Drink – Baileys Red Carpetini

It’s Oscar Night! Glitz, glam and parties, which equals a ton of new specialty cocktails. This week we are featuring Baileys Red Carpetini, a blend of vodka and Balieys, served in a martini glass rimmed with red sugar (of course). We are also lucky enough to have a few dozen cocktails inspired by this Year’s Best Picture Nominees, the Academy Awards, and Hollywood Stars. Enjoy!

Onto the drink.… Read more

More Oscar Cocktails

They just keep coming. This collection of last minute easy to make Oscar-themed cocktails is perfect wether you are at a Hollywood After Party or watching at home with good friends.

Baileys Glitz and Glamour

2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
½ oz Ciroc Vodka
½ oz Godiva Liqueur


Shake with ice. Serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with Gold Flakes (optional).

Baileys Golden Statue

2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
1 oz … Read more

Best Picture Inspired Cocktails

Vote for your favorite picture of the year through cocktails.

Enjoy watching the Academy Awards with one of these Best Picture Nominee-inspired cocktails. These drinks will sure to have you on your feet by the end of the night, declaring: “You like me, you really like me!”


(Created in honor of the Academy Award-nominated film The Queen)

2 parts Beefeater Gin
2 parts brewed and chilled Earl Gray Tea
Squeeze of lemon juice… Read more

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