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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
Starting November 16, W Los Angeles – Westwood will transform its world-renowned WET pool deck into CHILL, a stunning winter escape that brings a taste of winter to Southern California. In addition to the beautiful décor and outdoor ice-skating rink, mixologist Natalie Fernie will create a variety of magnificent mélanges that will be offered at the ICE BAR.
After you take a spin around the rink, relax with this fusion of vodka, white crème de … Read more
Fall has arrived! While I generally a bit depressed by the arrival of the cold weather and the end of summer, the one thing that I look forward to is pumpkin season. Like Richard Cristy of the Howard Stern Show, I love all things pumpkin. According to the New Yorker, “pumpkin is the new black”. Needless to say, we were very excited when a bottle of Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie vodka arrived at our doorstep just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving. My only request is that they ratchet up its pumpkintude. …Read More
If you’ve been Italy, you’ve most likely had an after dinner drink, the Sgroppino. The lemon and alcohol help to cut through anything you may have ingested through out the evening and help settle your tummy. The formula varies from area to area, but it is basically lemon sorbet, vodka and prosecco. In Venice they use prosecco, in Friuli it is vodka and sorbet. In Liguria, I’ve had a variation made with limoncello. Sometimes blended, … Read more
Just when you thought all the different brands had searched high and low for every fruit possible to flavor or infuse with vodka, the mad scientists behind these vodka companies have moved onto a newest trend: “shock vodka”. I like to call it shock vodka because it’s really about making you wonder: what can’t they capture in a bottle? …Read More
We were going to do a Cinco de Mayo Drink, but felt this would be more appropriate today. There are a number of drinks named the Brass Monkey. We think the Beastie Boys would have been drinking this recipe, equal parts mart liquor and orange juice. Not for the faint of heart.
We like the variation below too.
Brass Monkey Cocktail
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