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Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

This cocktail treat is a tasty marriage of two of my favorites, shrimp, and Bloody Marys.


1 lemon, juiced, plus lemon wedges for garnish
16 jumbo shrimp, cooked and cleaned
1 (28-ounce) can chunky style crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons horseradish
2 tablespoons Worcestershire, eyeball it
2 teaspoons hot sauce, eyeball it
2 ribs celery, finely chopped
4 shots ice cold vodka
1 teaspoon ground black pepper


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This Week’s Drink – Baileys Red Carpetini

It’s Oscar Night! Glitz, glam and parties, which equals a ton of new specialty cocktails. This week we are featuring Baileys Red Carpetini, a blend of vodka and Balieys, served in a martini glass rimmed with red sugar (of course). We are also lucky enough to have a few dozen cocktails inspired by this Year’s Best Picture Nominees, the Academy Awards, and Hollywood Stars. Enjoy!

Onto the drink.… Read more

More Oscar Cocktails

They just keep coming. This collection of last minute easy to make Oscar-themed cocktails is perfect wether you are at a Hollywood After Party or watching at home with good friends.

Baileys Glitz and Glamour

2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
½ oz Ciroc Vodka
½ oz Godiva Liqueur


Shake with ice. Serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with Gold Flakes (optional).

Baileys Golden Statue

2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
1 oz … Read more

Best Picture Inspired Cocktails

Vote for your favorite picture of the year through cocktails.

Enjoy watching the Academy Awards with one of these Best Picture Nominee-inspired cocktails. These drinks will sure to have you on your feet by the end of the night, declaring: “You like me, you really like me!”


(Created in honor of the Academy Award-nominated film The Queen)

2 parts Beefeater Gin
2 parts brewed and chilled Earl Gray Tea
Squeeze of lemon juice… Read more

100 Absolutes – The Results Are In

As we reported back in December, Absolut Vodka, set out on a campaign to let the public choose their 100 Absolutes in Fashion, Food & Drink, Culture, Technology and People/Places. Now after over 300,000 votes, the results are in and we now know that New York is the Absolute City and travel is the Absolute Hobby. So what about the topic near a dear to my heart, cocktails. I’ll break it down for you:

Absolute … Read more

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hershey’s is now making Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses. YUM! I haven’t tried them yet, Nicole Weston at Slashfood says they can be a bit harsh all by themselves, but make a great accompanyment to other treats, such as our Chocolate Raspberry Martini and Champage Cocktails.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses

Photo by Nicole Weston.… Read more

Butch McGuire’s – Chicago

A few years ago, I spent a week at a buddies place in Chicago. A short walk from his place is the Gold Coast and Michigan Avenue, at that juncture of these two areas sits Butch McGuire’s. This classic bar in the most classic of places is a must stop for any weary traveler to the Windy City.

The place has a great bar menu (sliders, nachos and the best Rueben in Chicago), an awesome … Read more

The 100 Absolutes

Absolut is running a cool ad campaign, The 100 Absolutes. Absolut is asking us all to rate the Absolutes on 100 topics in 6 Categories: Culture, Fashion, Food & Drink, Science & Tech, People & Places and Miscellaneous.

I gravitated to the food & drink category. Pictured above are the 8 choices for Absolute Cocktail. Drink of the Week readers seem to favor the Appletini, personally I like a Vodka Martini. My Picks in other … Read more

This Week’s Drink – Updated Egg Nog Martini

All wrapped up in email goodness is this holiday martini sent in by Nathan. Not sure if he cooked this up at home or the local bar. Either way, this is good stuff… good holiday stuff! I hope you are all enjoying the site. I have been adding a ton of content in the last few weeks including an Amazon Store chock full of barware, books, CDs and other things a good drinker might need.… Read more

Win Free Booze!

The nice folks at Thrillist are giving away some nice bottles of super-premium spirits and a Metrokane barware set just for giving them your email address. They’re picking a new winner each week until either they run out of booze and bar sets.

Thrillist is a New York based daily email covering the latest in food, drink, gear, gadets and travel. They only send one item each day, so as not to overload us with … Read more

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