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September 16th is the day in 1810 when Mexico declared independence from Spain. It is cause for great celebration in town squares all over Mexico. To help you celebrate at home, Kahlúa created some creative new cocktails. Kahlúa is a Mexican original, having been created in the Yucatan in 1936.
Delicioso: Kahlúa and Red Bull
Mayan Passion: Kahlúa, tequila and passion fruit Juice
Yucatan Sling: A twist on the classic
Tequila is, of course, the … Read more
The Slow Food Nation Conference in San Francisco recently and spirits were nicely represented. The slow food movement is a reaction to fast food that champions sustainable, local ingredients. The showing was a nice change for distilleries, who have not been the most eco-friendly. On hand were several Bay Area producers including Square One Vodka, Anchor, George Spirits, and No 209 Gin.
A nice take away? Even large commercial distilleries are adopting sustainable processes. For … Read more
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
From Apartment Theray’s Kitchn comes 5 Intriguing Cocktail Names. The article goes into detail on the origins of each. Here’s the list. We’ve also linked to the recipe for each.
1. Harvey Wallbanger
3. Monkey Gland
4. Corpse Reviver (two versions: No. 1 & No. 2).
5. Fuzzy Navel
Top 5 Intriguing Cocktail Names [Kitchn]
Building on the success of his restaurant at the St. Francis Hotel, Michael Mina has converted a former jewelry store into a bar worthy of a scene out of Mad Men.
The bar was designed in “neo-mod” style, reminiscent of cocktail lounges 50 years ago. I was impressed by the extensive cocktail menu, fresh ingredients and attention to detail. Hats off to the friendly staff and amazing cocktails.
This cocktail is a shout out … Read more
Despite many cities and states banning smoking in bars, drinking and smoking still are fast friends. To remind us all, the folks at Bic recently created this these fun cocktail-themed lighters. So as you are lighting up, you can remember your favorite cocktail. Some of the drinks included are the Martini, Screwdriver and Mojito.
Dad is a classic and so are his cocktails.
No Midori Sours or piña coladas for good old Pops. Nope, our dad sips Manhattans and martinis. These are the cocktails that helped raise us all.
Father’s Day Links
Father’s Day Traditions from Around the World [Mental Floss]
Tailgator, Gas Powered Blender [DOTW]
Drinks for Dad: Classic Cocktails for Father’s Day
Father’s Day Masterclash: Heathcliff Huxtable vs. Al Bundy [Asylum]
Top 10 Manly Drinks … Read more
Today, we pause to remember those who have fought and fallen to protect our country. We must also tip our hat to those currently serving in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Origins of Hooah
10 Things to Know about Memorial Day