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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here’s a quick and easy guide to everything you need to know to have a tasty holiday, Drink of the Week style. Enjoy!
Not exactly sure what you’re celebrating? Here’s a brief primer on Cinco de Mayo.
Margaritas are an essential part of the party. Here’s a classic Margarita recipe, plus a few variations.
Try these twists: Arizona Margarita made with prickly pear, Piña Perfection Margarita with pineapple juice and Blood
If you’re ringing in the coming year at home with a few friends, here are some cocktail and appetizer recipes to help you start the New Year right.Champagne Cocktails
The original Champagne Cocktail
Shrinking Violet Champagne Cocktail
New Year’s Swanky Toast
Sparkling Rye Cocktail
Pico de Gallo
Champagne-Mushroom Crostini with Chevre
Photo by D Sharon Pruitt.… Read more
Staying in with friends and a good (or bad) movie for Halloween? Here’s a Halloween drinking game to accompany your home horror film screening. It works best with slasher films such as “Halloween,” “Scream,” “Friday the 13th” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
Since there are more than a few rules to keep track of, you may want to split into two teams and divvy up the “one drink” rules and then all share the “two drink” … Read more
The 2010 Winter Olympics are wrapping up in Vancouver this weekend and this week’s drink celebrates the games well. The fair amount of Canadian whisky should help insulate you from the cold. Canadian whisky and maple syrup, this may work on pancakes as well. Let us know!… Read more
This article is timely, a celebration of the national drink of Brazil as the grand finale of Rio’s famed Carnival occurs. Cachaça isn’t well known in the United States but it is famed in its native Brazil, where the average citizen consumes almost two gallons a year for a nationwide total that exceeds 350 Million gallons per year. These impressive numbers make cachaça the third most consumed liquor in the world, behind vodka and soju.… Read more
With the New Orleans Saints winning Super Bowl XLIV, this year’s Mardi Gras Celebration aims to be one of the best ever. If you can’t be in NOLA, we’ve got a whole host of New Orleans Classics and Mardi Gras themed cocktails. We’ll start with these new drinks from Skyy Infusions.
2 oz Skyy Infusions Grape
2 oz grapefruit juice
2 oz grape juice
½ oz club soda
Combine all ingredients … Read more
Today the New Orleans Saints meet the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Many will root for their team with food and drink, so why not play a game. A drinking game. As always; drink responsibly, don’t over do it and never drink and drive.
We like to keep it simple here at Drink of the Week, so each take one shot (beer, booze, soda, water your choice!) at each of the following:
If you’re having a cocktail party, it is possible to make your drinks ahead of time for a large number of guests. The pros call it “batching,” which really just means making a larger number of drinks all at once to save yourself some time.
No matter what kind of cocktail you’re serving, the first step of batching is to take the recipe you’re going to make and multiply all the ingredient measurements by the … Read more
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