Articles Tagged: Holidays

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates

The Maker’s Mark folks are at it again with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. We got a box of Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates at Christmas and have never had a better liquor-soaked confection. They mix bourbon with a creme filling so the liquor taste is smooth and doesn’t squirt out like other liquor filled chocolates I’ve had.

To help celebrate Valentine’s Day, Maker’s Mark sent along a few love poems to include with a box:… Read more

Agave Kiss

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and do we have some great new cocktails for you all. Tequila Herradura has been creating some wonderful seasonal cocktails and the Agave Kiss is no exception. This combination of pure agave tequila, chambord (a black raspberry flavored liqueur), chocolatey crème de cacao and cream is truly decadent. Indulge your valentine and yourself with this tasty treat.

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King Cake Martini

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The people at Absolut have been very busy sending some great original cocktails. To celebrate Mardi Gras, they sent us recipe created by two French Quarter bartenders. Created by Rachael Gray @ Storyville 125 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA. Courtesy of Absolut Vodka.

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Fat Tuesday – Mardi Gras is February 5th

Q: A reader asks, What’s the deal with Mardi Gras?

A: Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday” is the day before Ash Wednesday. It is the final day of Carnival, but incorrectly Mardi Gras has come to include the weeks proceeding Fat Tuesday as well. The most famous US Mardi Gras celebration is held in New Orleans with many others held around Louisiana, the Gulf States, Europe and Latin America with huge celebrations in Rio de … Read more

What’s the deal with Mardi Gras?

Q: What’s the deal with Mardi Gras?

A: Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday” is the day before Ash Wednesday. It is the final day of Carnival, but incorrectly Mardi Gras has come to include the weeks proceeding Fat Tuesday as well. The most famous US Mardi Gras celebration is held in New Orleans with many others held around Louisiana, the Gulf States, Europe and Latin America with huge celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and … Read more

A Super Bowl Bourbon Feast

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Our friends at Maker’s Mark sent us these Bourbon soaked recipes for the ultimate Super Bowl party. As the kick-off countdown commences, leave the boring chips and dip on the bench and add some serious flavor to the and, and with that we mean Bourbon Whisky!

It’s all here, Drinks, Appetizers and Main Dishes to get you through the pre-game, game and post-game fun.

 
 
Mark  Club
Ingredients

2 oz Maker’s Mark
Club Soda

Instructions

Fill … Read more

Happy New Year!

“Resolushun: 2 martiniz, not 3.”

All the best in 2008 from Drink of the Week!

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2007 – A Drinker’s Look Back

As we close the bar on 2007, I felt it appropriate to take a look back. Sure everyone does these lists, but it is fun to look at the year that was. I I figure, hey! why not?

So with out further ado, here are some of my favorites from 2007.

Cheers!

January
- Gin, The New Vodka?
- Super Bowl Cocktails
- Top 10 US Party Cities

February
- Suck & Blow
- Presidential … Read more

New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

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Welcome to New Year’s Eve Weekend, 4 nights where we can all let loose and still have a day to recover. I thought we should take a moment to cover the basics for survival of all the drinking to ensue.

First, an article on mixing great drinks at home, not only will this help stretch your drinking budget, but using fresh mixers and premium spirits will help to ease that New Year’s Day Hangover. Don’t … Read more

Del Posto’s Blood Orange Bellini

New York City’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Del Posto (owned by Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich), has put a new twist on an old favorite this holiday season with Del Posto’s Blood Orange Bellini. In keeping with its use of seasonal ingredients, Del Posto’s Blood Orange Bellini incorporates the sweet and tangy crimson fruit which originated in the southwest region of Italy.

Spruce up a traditional glass of champagne this New Year’s or enjoy with … Read more