Articles Tagged: Holidays

Johnnie Walker Blue Holiday Engraving

Johnnie Walker Blue Label is offering free engraving for the holidays.

For around $190, this premium blend already comes in a silk-lined box with a certificate of authenticity.

But the added touch of personalized engraving to the bottle would make it an awesome gift.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label engraving

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Amendment 21

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary 21st Amendment, or the repeal of the 18th, Double Cross Vodka created “Amendment 21.” A combination of Double Cross Diamond Filtered Vodka (yes, diamonds), Maderia, scotch and honey, Amendment 21 is robust, refreshing and retro. Cheers! 

Courtesy of Double Cross Vodka.

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Kahlúa Saves the Holiday Party

It comes as no surprise that with the ever-growing concern over the economy, businesses nationwide have been forced to scale back on employee benefits; one major casualty of this has been the company holiday party. A recent survey showed that roughly one-fifth of businesses are trimming holiday festivities, marking the lowest percentage of office parties the U.S. has seen in 20 years.

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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Prohibition’s End

December 5 marks the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. Whether you spend the evening in a modern-day speakeasy like San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch or throw your own 1930s-themed party, it’s an anniversary worth celebrating!

New York’s Colony Club was one fancy speakeasy, with high-society clientele like the Vanderbilts coming to enjoy a cocktail or two on the sly. One of the most popular cocktails was the eponymous Colony Cocktail.

Colony Cocktail

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Campari Poached Pears with Raspberry Sauce

Recently arrived from the folks at Campari, a perfect end to any holiday party. Created by chef Nancy Verde Barr.

Ingredients

2 cups cranberry-raspberry juice drink
1 ¼ cups sugar
1/2 cup Campari
3 3xl-inch strips orange peel (orange part only)
6 Bosc pears (each about 7 ounces)
1 lemon, cut in half
1 10-ounce package frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed
4 tablespoons orange liqueur
2 tablespoons red currant jelly
1 cup mascarpone cheese (about … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy a potpourri of Thanksgiving links:

Manly Ways to Prepare Turkey [Mental Floss]
The History of Thanksgiving [The History Channel]
A fruitful and liberal harvest [Boing Boing]
Thanksgiving Toast [DOTW]
Thanksgiving 2008 [The Food Network]
Pumpkin Liqueurs [DOTW]
Pumpkin Martini [DOTW]
Why do the Lions & Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving? [Mental Floss]
Top 10 Thanksgiving Drinks [College OTR]

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Thanksgiving Toast

Who said Thanksgiving dinner is all about the Turkey, the stuffing and the wine. I say cocktails are in order, and this one even calls for cranberry sauce. What is more Thanksgiving than that? Courtesy of Beefeater Gin.

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Thanksgiving 101

The nice folks at Wild Turkey have made a traditional thanksgiving meal out of Jimmy Russel’s creation, Wild Turkey 101. Yes, it is 101 proof, almost cask strength bourbon, and perfect for getting you through Thanksgiving with the Mother-in-law. It’s so easy to prepare, there’s no need to learn how to cook. Cranberries and rosemary make great traditional side-dishes, so you’ll have a well-rounded Thanksgiving meal.

For turkey that you can’t overcook:

Thanksgiving 101

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Election Day Drinking Game

This is a once-in-every-four-years event, so cocktails are in order.

Take a drink every time:

    A state changes color on the TV news electoral map
    The is a “breaking story”
    News says this is the most important, symbolic, historic election in US history
    We see how the candidates spent the day
    Station touts it’s coverage as the best, the leader, etc…
    There is a Pundit battle
    News interviews Joe the Plumber or any of us … Read more

Happy Halloween!

Don’t be like these guys; drink responsibly!

Halloween links:

    20 Ways to Enjoy Halloween Online [Mashable]
    America’s Most Haunted [Mental Floss]
    Halloween Treats in a Glass or a Bowl [Dowd on Drinks]
    All Hallows Punch [Spirits & Cocktails]
    Halloween Garnishes [Cocktail Hacker]
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