Articles Tagged: Holidays

Happy St. Patricks Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It is not all about green beer, we’ve got some links to prove it! Have safe, fun, rollicking day.

    Creating an Irish Whiskey Cocktail
    St. Patrick’s’ Day Recipe Round Up
    iPhone Apps for St. Patrick’s Day
    How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Like an Irishman [via Mental Floss]
    How to Pour a Perfect Guinness
    Irish Drinking Toasts
    Green Your St. Patrick’s Day
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The Concorde

After having an excellent muddling lesson in Vegas with Tony Abu-Gamin, I have become a fan of all things muddled. Muddled cucumber and Jett energy vodka make a green, refreshing and simple St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail. OK the name doesn’t really suggest a St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail, but why not. Leave a comment with your “Irish” name for this cocktail. Recipe courtesy of Jett Vodka, photo by Steve Bao.

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p.i.n.k. Leprechaun Martini

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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Le Tourment Vert Absinthe Review

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

The Dublin Apple

Irish whiskey is good every day, but particularly appropriate on St.Patrick’s Day! Here’s another way to enjoy it, courtesy of Michael Collins Irish Whiskey:

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Mardi Gras 2009

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
Ingredients

3 oz Southern Comfort
1.5 oz sweet and sour mix
½ oz blue curacao
½ oz sweetened lime … Read more

Carnival Caipirinha

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

Ingredients:
2 oz Leblon Cachaca
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More Margaritas

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

Happy National Margarita Day!

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:

Sazerac

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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.

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