Articles Tagged: Events

September Is National Bourbon Heritage Month

In 2007 the U.S. Senate created National Bourbon Heritage Month. To be observed each September, the event celbrates Bourbon as America’s Native Spirit.

To Kick off the month, the folk at Wild Turkey Bourbon sent us their version of the classic Manhattan.

Wild Turkey Bourbon Manhattan 
Ingredients

1 parts Wild Turkey 101
1 ½ parts sweet vermouth
1 dash bitters

Instructions

Stir well with cracked ice and strain into a Manhattan or chilled martini glass. … Read more

Maker’s Mark Rocks the Vote

Maker’s Mark is covering the Election Season with a decked-out bus traveling the country. On the bus is a group of “journalists” chronicling the party through a blog and video reports from “Maker’s Mark News.” See the first installment below.

Check out the site to see when the bus rolls into your town. Unfortunately, they aren’t rolling through SF.

Maker’s Mark News, Videos and Humor

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Convention Cocktails: Red or Blue?

It’s convention season! That special time that occurs every 4 years, where the nation’s political parties get together and confirm their nominees for President.

To celebrate, the ever-patriotic folks at SKYY Vodka & Cabo Wabo Tequila, created two cocktails for the occasion and rest of the election season. One red and one blue. No mixing!

Barack’s Rocks
Ingredients

    2 oz SKYY Infusions Citrus
    1 oz blue curaçao
    ½ squeezed lime
    3 oz Sprite or 7 … Read more

Pick the Best Martini Glass

Bombay Sapphire, famous for its annual designer glass gift box, wants you to create their next signature martini glass. Don’t have a flair for design? You can help pick the winner by voting on your favorite.

The 1st-place winner from each country wins $3k and trip to London. In England, they’ll compete in the Designer Glass Competition Finals during the London Design Festival.

Enter and vote: Bombay Sapphire

Designer Glass Competitions – Pick the Best … Read more

Bols Around the World Video Contest

Bols, the makers of over 30 flavored liqueurs including blueberry, mango and pomegranate, want to send you to the city of your choice to tend bar in the hottest spots. All you need to do is create an original video showing off your bartending skills. Of course, they want you to at least one flavor of Bols Liqueur in your original creation. So get mixing, entries must be in by August 31 2008.

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Happy National Creamsicle Day!

Who knew there was a whole day devoted to one of the greatest popsicle ever, the Creamsicle? What a great idea! I enjoyed these so much as a child (and occasionally as an adult).

Yum. They are awesome!

Of course, we have a version that comes in a cocktail glass. Get the recipe here.

Read more:

The Official Popsicle Website
National Creamsicle Day [Zany Holidays]
Happy National Creamsicle Day! [Slashfood]

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The Olympic Drinking Game

With hundreds of hours Olympic coverage to watch over the next two weeks, we figured a drinking game was in order. Of course, we ask that you drink responsibly. There aren’t any Gold Medals for finishing this one first.

Keeping things simple, take a drink each time:

    There is a reference to the Olympics being “China’s coming out party”
    They show special interest story about an athlete
    A commentator tells you what the athlete is … Read more

Olympic Cocktails

Every four years the world gathers for the Olympic Games. In a few short days, the Games begin in Beijing, China. To celebrate the folks at Castle Brands created cocktails made with ingredients from the 4 corners if the world: Italian Limoncello, American Bourbon, Irish Whiskey and Bermudian Rum anchor this international cocktail relay. Have a favorite cocktail with and Olympic twist? We want to hear about it. Add your drink to the competition.… Read more

Bermuda

The Olympic

I usually don’t recycle our Drink of the Week, but we figured once every 4 years is acceptable for honoring the opening of the Olympic Games. What can I say, this cocktail, aptly named “The Olympic,” wins a gold medal every time!

Ingredients

    1 oz brandy
    1 oz triple sec
    1 oz orange juice
    Orange peel

Instructions

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into a chilled martini or cocktail glass. … Read more

London Tube Drinkfest

June 1st marked the end of legal drinking on the London Underground. Bummer. Upset about this turn of events, at least 50,000 protesters stormed the Tube to ride the trains for one last drunken time. Several stations around London had to be closed due to overcrowding and all around drunken “mayhem.”

See the mayhem set to “Dancing Queen” by ABBA. Why not?

Tube drinks party sparks mayhem [BBC]

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