Articles Tagged: Holidays

This Week's Drink – Pointsettia

Happy Hanukkah! Keeping in the holiday spirit, this week we feature a classic holiday cocktail. A refreshing combination of Cranberry, Champagne and Cointreau, Poitsettia’s are perfect for any holiday party.

on to the drink…
more holiday cocktials…

PS – We tried to find a Hanukkah cocktail to no avail. If you know of any good one’s send ‘em our way.

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This Week’s Drink – Updated Egg Nog Martini

All wrapped up in email goodness is this holiday martini sent in by Nathan. Not sure if he cooked this up at home or the local bar. Either way, this is good stuff… good holiday stuff! I hope you are all enjoying the site. I have been adding a ton of content in the last few weeks including an Amazon Store chock full of barware, books, CDs and other things a good drinker might need.… Read more

Johnnie Walker Gives

Johnnie Walker is giving back to the community this holiday season and whisky drinkers can help. The whisky maker is donating $5 from every personalized label ordered from johnniewalkergives.com. The money will go to building housing in New Orleans, which is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. The company has pledged $150,000, which will build 2 houses.

“Johnnie Walker personalized label is an easy way to make a truly impactful holiday gift,” said Bill Topf, Johnnie … Read more

Celebrate Repeal Day December 5th!

It’s that time of year again. No, not annual holiday celebration, it is something else. This Tuesday we celebrate the end to a dark time in American history, the passing of the 21 Amendment, thus repealing the 18th (aka Prohibition). For cocktails, however, Prohibition was a huge success. During Prohibition, people were drinking more than ever, it was the roaring 20s after all. Unfortunately, the only liquor folks could get was typically homemade and terrible. … Read more

New Holiday Cocktails

Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season to be jolly and what makes me more jolly than a few cups of holiday cheer. We’ve put together a fun hip collection of cocktails & punches for you to to test on your party guests. Keep checking back as this list will be growing throughout the month. Cheers!

Holiday Cocktails
Holiday Punches

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Tips for Responsible Holiday Drinking

The holidays are here! The office party, the girls cookie swap, those nice people down the street—yes, lots of parties and lots of drinking. This doesn’t mean you have to overdo it. Use some of these simple tips to help you make the most of your holiday cheer:

    Know your limit. Nothing can ruin a good time faster.
    Eat while you drink. That’s what the hors d’oeuvres are for.
    Alternate drinks with a glass of … Read more

Happy Halloween

Trick or treat!

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween evening. Here’s a handy roundup of our past Halloween posts for your enjoyment.

Have scary good time and drink responsibly.

Halloween Drinks
Glowing Drinks
Creating a Fog Effect
Last Minute Masks
Trick or Treat – the Halloween Drinking Game
The Perfect Halloween Supper
Puking Pumpkin
Key West Fantasy Fest
Captain Your Halloween
Skeleton Hand Wine Glass

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Last Minute Masks

SF Gate has some cool, last minute masks if you are lame like me and can’t get a real costume together. Why bother with characters like “Mao Ze Tounge,” “15 Minutes of Fame,” and “Game Face.”

Created by Chronicle Staffers and Local Bay Area Artists, these masks come with easy printable instructions and tips for what else to wear with them. Any of this clever dozen are sure conversation starters. They may even mask you … Read more

Maliboo Witch’s Brew

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This one was sent over by the nice folks at Malibu Rum (actually their PR Agency). We almost made it to the Distillery in Barbados, but didn’t make it past the Mount Gay Distillery. There are resons for this best lest for another time. Barbados is said to be the birthplace of rum, having produced it for more than 350 years. Wow! Barbadian rum is much lighter than other rums, which helps give Malibu it’s … Read more

Death by Fire

Less than two weeks until tricks, treats and drinks. Adults have made this ghoulish holiday one of the top party days of the year, and why not. You get to dress up, play games and act like a kid, all with adult beverages.
Yes, you can still have some candy corns.

We’ve got some great Halloween Cocktails shots and punches, including This Week’s Drink – Death By Fire, a crazy shot of Goldschlager, 151 and … Read more

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