Our friends at p.i.n.k. Vodka are ready for St. Patrick’s Day and created this new cocktail for this years celebration. Vodka laced with guarana and caffeine mixed with Irish cream and creme de menthe all served up in a chocolate laced martini glass. Green chocolatey goodness.
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Hail the “holy trinity”! Last week I had the pleasure to meet the faces behind Le Tourment Vert (www.letourmentvert.com) and experience their vision of what this wonderful spirit offers after such a long hiatus from our shores. This Absinthe is handcrafted in small batches by Bruno Delannoy of Vinet Ege and combines fourteen herbs to create a truly inspirational blend. Moving beyond the ritualistic, yet fun, Classic and Bohemian Method of enjoying Absinthe, Le Tourment … Read more
Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesday but can fall anywhere from February 3 to March 9. The floating date is always 47 days before Easter. This Mardi Gras we keep the Hurricanes flowing and forget the economy if only until Wednesday. Learn more about Mardi Gras.
SoCo & Lime Hurricane
3 oz Southern Comfort
1.5 oz sweet and sour mix
½ oz blue curacao
½ oz sweetened lime … Read more
Carnival is the party that runs up to lent. One of the biggest celebrations takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. to celebrate the season the makers of Leblon Cachaca sent us some Caipirinha cocktails. The traditional Caipirinha is Brazil national drink and for Carnival they add blackberries for color. For some added color checkout this years body painted Carnival Queen (NSFW). Courtesy of Leblon Cachaca.
The Traditional Caipirinha
2 oz Leblon Cachaca
½ … Read more
More fun facts and Margarita recipes for National Margarita Day.
The original Margarita was invented in 1948 by socialite Margarita Sames. According to the legend, it was during a party at her cliff side hacienda in Acapulco that Margarita began experimenting with “the drink.” Looking for something to cut the dust of a hot afternoon, she mixed Tequila Herradura, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Her cocktail kept the party going for two weeks and today … Read more
Today is National Margarita Day! I haven’t been able to find the origin of this special day. It’s possible a smart tequila company came up with the idea and was able to successfully spread it around.
However, I am happy to celebrate it regardless of who actually declared it a holiday. As far as I’m concerned, let’s make every Sunday Margarita Day.
Here are some margarita recipes to help you celebrate this lovely holiday:
Cadillac … Read more
Mardi Gras is upon us and Fat Tuesday is around the corner. So why feature the classic New Orleans Cocktail. No, I’m not talking about a Hurricane, I am talking about the Sazerac one of the very first cocktail recipes in history. It was created in the 1830′s by Pharmacist Antoine Amedie Peychaud, as a way to deliver a dose of his “health” elixir, Peychaud’s Bitters. These bitters are still used today.
This classic cocktail … Read more
Happy Valentine’s Day! We assembled some fun Valentine’s Day links to some of our favorites.
Why? Because we love our readers!
How to Open a Champagne Bottle with a Sword [Drinks After Dark]
Green Gifts for Valentine’s Day [Best of the Green Web]
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses [DOTW]
Classic Romantic Cocktails [About.com]
Chocolate & Whisky [Scotch Chix]
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates [DOTW]
Valentine’s Day Cocktails
Do Valentine’s Day right, and go first class. Here’s tasty mixture of high energy vodka (JETT contains caffeine and guarana), the gingery bite of ginger liqueur and the explosion of flavor that is a muddled strawberry, lime and basil. Courtesy of Jett Vodka.
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