Articles Tagged: Vodka

Happy National Creamsicle Day!

Who knew there was a whole day devoted to one of the greatest popsicle ever, the Creamsicle? What a great idea! I enjoyed these so much as a child (and occasionally as an adult).

Yum. They are awesome!

Of course, we have a version that comes in a cocktail glass. Get the recipe here.

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The Official Popsicle Website
National Creamsicle Day [Zany Holidays]
Happy National Creamsicle Day! [Slashfood]

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Olympic Cocktails

Every four years the world gathers for the Olympic Games. In a few short days, the Games begin in Beijing, China. To celebrate the folks at Castle Brands created cocktails made with ingredients from the 4 corners if the world: Italian Limoncello, American Bourbon, Irish Whiskey and Bermudian Rum anchor this international cocktail relay. Have a favorite cocktail with and Olympic twist? We want to hear about it. Add your drink to the competition.… Read more

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Is Expensive Vodka Worth It?

Reader Karl writes in about vodka quality:

“In reference to Vodka you stated “you get what you pay for.” Not true. Vodka is a neutral spirit because it is distilled at such a high temperature. It has no natural flavor or odor. So, when buying Vodka you should always buy the cheapest brand as long as it is the same proof as other brands.”

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July 4th Cocktails from SKYY & Campari

Our friends at Campari, the makers of SKYY, Campari, and Cabo Wabo, created a collection of refreshing new cocktails for Independence Day.

    All American Blue: Vodka, blue curaçao and white grape juice. Refreshing!
    Americano: This cocktail put Campari on the map when hardly an American had ever heard of Campari.
    Cherry Patriot: Cherry-infused vodka, whiskey, cointreau, sweet vermouth and a touch of lemon juice.
    Firecracker AKA Pomegranate Margarita: Tequila and some other stuff. Need we … Read more

Flick Your Bic – Cocktail Lighters

Despite many cities and states banning smoking in bars, drinking and smoking still are fast friends. To remind us all, the folks at Bic recently created this these fun cocktail-themed lighters. So as you are lighting up, you can remember your favorite cocktail. Some of the drinks included are the Martini, Screwdriver and Mojito.

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All American Blue

OMFG!

It is almost July 4th already. SKYY sent us this cocktail help keep you cool.

Ingredients

    2 oz SKYY vodka
    1 oz blue curaçao
    2 oz white grape juice
    Splash of soda

Instructions

Pour all ingredients except soda in a shaker and shake hard. Pour into a highball glass with the ice and garnish with a lime or green apple slice.

Courtesy of SKYY Vodka. 
More All-American Cocktails.

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Lights Out in Las Vegas

This past Saturday, June 21, the eve of summer solstice, ABSOLUT Vodka and Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino turned off the lights at 9:30 p.m. for 60 seconds during the Outernational Music Festival featuring Gnarls Barkley, Thievery Corporation and special guest Bebel Gilberto. All marquees at Mandalay Bay, including all concert lights, shut down for one minute.

Kicking off a series of “Lights Out” bar promotions across the country, Lights Out Las Vegas was a

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Drinks for Dad – Classic Cocktails for Father’s Day

Dad is a classic and so are his cocktails.

No Midori Sours or piña coladas for good old Pops. Nope, our dad sips Manhattans and martinis. These are the cocktails that helped raise us all.

Cheers!

 

Father’s Day Links

Father’s Day Traditions from Around the World [Mental Floss]
Tailgator, Gas Powered Blender [DOTW]
Drinks for Dad: Classic Cocktails for Father’s Day
Father’s Day Masterclash: Heathcliff Huxtable vs. Al Bundy [Asylum]
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ABSOLUT Relief

After a scorching few days in NYC and the same once I got back home to SF, the fog rolled in giving me much need relief from the heat. This long summer cocktail can have much the same effect!

Ingredients

    2 parts Absolut Mandrin
    1 part fresh blood orange juice
    1 part cranberry juice
    1 part raspberry liqueur

Instructions

Mix all ingredients in shaker with ice; shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish a … Read more

Purple Drank, the Anti-Energy Drink

Drink makers are capitalizing on the the underground phenomenon, Purple Drank, with this anti-energy drink. It’s not the drink containing promethazine-codeine.

This Drank is a grape flavored concoction with a touch of with melatonin, valerian root and rose hips. I have absolutely no idea what these things are or what they do, but the creator says they calm folks down.

They say it works, especially when mixed with vodka. With the tag line “slow your … Read more