Articles Tagged: martini

DIY Cocktail Kits – Holiday Gift Idea

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Gift baskets can be a fun way to give the gift of cocktails this holiday season. The idea is simple: Pick a cocktail your recipient will love, then get the ingredients and package them in a gift box or basket … along with copy of DIY Cocktails, of course.

The level of DIY-ness is up to you. You can create your own recipe and print it on a decorative card, include a bottle of your … Read more

Five Drinks That Will Sleigh Santa

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When Santa comes tonight, surprise him! Instead of putting out milk and cookies, leave out cocktails and candies. I am sure that Santa would appreciate a hot toddy to warm him up or a classic Martini to get his blood flowing.

Here are our top five picks that will knock Santa’s socks off:

    Connie’s Hot Buttered Rum – one of my personal favorite’s. Santa is sure to love this drink and it will keep him

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Jump on the BOND Wagon Martini

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The highly anticipated James Bond movie, Skyfall, opens this Friday, November 9.

Rumor has it, Bond will be sipping a beer in the upcoming flick. Since he is switching up his usual drink order this time around, it’s
a perfect opportunity for 007 to finally do right by his regular
cocktail of choice and make the shift from shaking to stirring his martini. (According to experts, shaking the cocktail bruises the spirit whereas stirring allows … Read more

Titanic – A Night to Remember

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of that unsinkable ship – the Titanic.  Prior to it’s sinking, it was certainly a good time with lots of food and plenty of booze consumed.  The menus from the first and second class dining rooms are nothing but impressive.  I can only imagine what drinks accompanied them.  Folks back then knew how to throw them back.  Poking around on the internet, I found that the … Read more

Burke’s Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipes – Literary Monday

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I often look through piles of books at used bookstores hunting for old cocktail and drinking books.  It’s not often that I actually find much, or at least much that is affordable.  But, I was lucky enough to strike gold a few weeks ago when I came across a number of books in the Complete Imbiber series that spanned the 1950’s through the early 1990’s and Burke’s Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipe that was published … Read more

The Thin Man Dry Martini

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This week’s drink of the week is an ode to the 1934 film, The Thin Man.  We picked 1934 as it was the first year after the legalization of booze and no movie better depicts cocktail culture than The Thin Man.  While the Thin Man was nominated for many awards that year, it didn’t clean up at the 7th Annual Academy Awards – the awards went to It Happened One Night.  Yet, today, The Thin … Read more

Presidential Cocktails

It’s Presidents Day. Not all of our Commanders in Chief have been drinkers, but many have.  George Washington and Thomas Jefferson even ran distilleries as part of their households. Distilling and brewing were quite common in those days.

Here are cocktails our Commanders in Chief preferred.

Gerald Ford: Gin and Tonic
Herbert Hoover: Martini
Richard Nixon: Rum & Coke
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Scotch or Brandy
Harry Truman: Bourbon
Lyndon Johnson: Scotch and Soda
Warren Harding: … Read more

Hanukkah Gelt Martini

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Here’s one we created back a few years — worthy of a repost!

Michael, my bro, was searching for a good Hanukkah drink. Unhappy with what he found, he created this shiny treat instead.

We first posted this a few years ago, but we should enjoy it every year!

So, he say “Spin your dreidels, eat some latkes, and have some Hanukkah Gelt, a Hannukkah Gelt Martini that is”.
This DOTW original will keep those … Read more

Cocktails A Vampire Would Kill For

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Time is winding down as the clock ticks closer and closer to the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I and the collective sigh of millions of rejoicing fans as Bella and Edward meet onscreen again after the agonizing wait between films. As the countdown continues, we’ve gathered some of our favorite drinks that will definitely aid in getting your gears into vampire-mode. Take a look at all these bloody drinks and … Read more

Monster Martini

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Ingredients:
1 part UV Apple
Splash of sour mix

Directions:
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.

Courtesy of UV Vodka.… Read more

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