Articles Tagged: Holidays

Happy Pi Day! (A Mathematical Reason to Drink)

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Today is Pi Day! (March 14 is 3/14 … pi’s first digits are 3.14 … get it?) Even if the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter isn’t the type of thing you’d normally celebrate, Pi Day is another great reason to mix a cocktail.

The fun folks at ThinkGeek came up with this cocktail:

The ThinkGeek Pi-Tini

~ 3.14 ounces of blueberry vodka

~ “Measure the diameter of the glass in centimeters, then … Read more

How To Pour A Perfect Guinness

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First, you have to use the traditional tulip shaped British pint glass (about 20 oz). Hold the glass at a 45 degree angle to the tap and fill until the glass is about 2/3 full.

Next, let the Guinness settle for at least 3 minutes. Don’t forget about it though; nothing is worse than making a customer stare at their not-yet-served Guinness for too long.

Finally, top of the pint and let it settle once … Read more

Morning with Leprechauns

Courtesy of Baileys Irish Cream.… Read more

Cucumber Mint

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We’re gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day, so green drinks are theme of the day. Moon Mountain created this light refreshing cocktail as a classy alternative to traditional green beer. This one is easy to make at home and has plenty of green to keep you from getting a pinch.… Read more

The 1820

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Founder of Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) Boston, Misty Kalkofen, created the 1820 to toast strong women who drink strong spirits in honor of International Women’s Day.

While women and men weren’t permitted to mingle in the bar until after prohibition, women like Texas Guinan have owned and operated taverns and been a part of cocktail culture for generations. Ada Coleman, for example, was the first head bartender at the esteemed … Read more

Cocktails for Mardi Gras Anyone?

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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

Happy National Margarita Day

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February 22 marks National Margarita Day. A celebration of one of the most popular cocktails ever. In fact, 185,000 margaritas are consumed every hour in the USA! As with most classics, its origin is in debate. It also has spurred many variations. Here’s a few we picked for you to enjoy. What’s your favorite Margarita recipe?

Cheers!

    Arizona Margarita
    Blood Orange Margarita
    Bloody Blood Orange Margarita
    Cadillac Margarita
    Chambord Margarita
    Cherry Sling Margarita
    Churro Margarita

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George Washington Cocktail

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Most of us have the day off tomorrow to honor our first president’s birthday. He was a whiskey distiller as well as a president, so we know he liked a nice drink. We’re garnishing with a cocktail cherry as a nod to the cherry tree he supposedly chopped down and then couldn’t lie about.

Here’s a cocktail to celebrate Presidents Day in style!… Read more

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Chocolate-covered strawberries are the perfect romantic treat for Valentine’s Day. They pair well with Champagne and sparkling wine. They look pretty on the plate. However, they are actually inexpensive and easy to make.

When pairing this with champagne, you can’t go wrong. But if you’re looking for a nuanced pairing, keep in mind that you want the Champagne or sparkling wine to be as sweet as the chocolate. “Brut” has the least sugar, which would … Read more

Valentine’s Day Champagne Cocktail Roundup

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for a champagne cocktail. They’re versatile. You can make them sweet, dry, fruity, floral or spiced. Whether you’re toasting with your true love or a group of friends, here are some champagne cocktails to celebrate with this Valentine’s Day.

Champagne Cocktail ~ The traditional and original champagne cocktail.

Shrinking Violet Champagne Cocktail ~ A lovely color and light flavor perfect for any special occasion.

Sparkling Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail ~ … Read more