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. …Read More
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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. …Read More
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
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 ship carried cases upon cases of Champagne, wine and spirits. I would imagine that a good time was had by all until the ship went down. …Read More
Mr. Burke was very particular and fastidious in his instructions. This trait shines through in his instructions from eating while drinking, whether those drinks are wine or cocktails, to the number of shakes or stirs to execute the perfect cocktail. According to Mr. Burke, cocktails should accompany appetizers and he provides a number of appetizer recipes. Interestingly enough, a number of these recipes call for anchovies, something that most Americans wouldn’t touch with a ten foot poll in the 21st century but that are so delicious if you give them a try. …Read More
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
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
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
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