Articles Tagged: Holidays

Merry Christmas

Ho, ho, ho!

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Spiced Spiked Cider

Reader Maderia (kinda like the wine) wanted to share this warm holiday treat with everyone. The combination of spiced rum and apple cider conspire to warm your insides on a cold winter day.… Read more

FM Holiday Gadget Guide – Electric Martini Maker

Being a part of Federated Media puts us in good company and involved in some pretty cool stuff. One of these is the Holiday Gadget Guide, now in it’s second year and expanding beyond tech gadgets, adding toys, clothing, books and home gadgets. Just as last year, the editors of tops sites such as Boing Boing, Make, OhGizmo and CrunchGear have picked their favorite gadgets from the world of tech, design and plain old coolness.… Read more

More New Holday Cocktails

We’ve been busy adding in a bunch of new holiday cocktails and punches for you to enjoy. So with out further ado…

First, we have two festive cocktails from Absolut Vodka that feature the new Absolut 100:

Seasons Blingings
Winter Breeze

Next, from Maker’s Mark, their special Hot Toddy recipe.

And, finally, and warm punch from Jacob’s Creek “Shira-la-la-la-az” Winter Warmer, an Australian twist on the European Mulled Wine tradition.… Read more

Champagne Christmas Punch

We always say the holidays are made from punch. From the book Hot Toddies: Mulled Wine, Buttered Rum, Spiced Cider, and Other Soul-Warming Winter Drinks.… Read more

Bacardi Rum & Nut Cake

Turning through the Sunday paper, I ran across this classic holiday recipe for rum cake. Light, moist and full of rum. Ooh, and a wonderful rum glaze! What did you expect from the House of Bacardi?

Here’s the recipe for the cake:


    ½ cup Bacardi Gold Rum
     1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
     1 – 18 ½ oz package yellow cake mix
     1 – 3 ½ oz package instant vanilla flavor pudding mix

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Not for throwing! This tasty holiday treat is for sipping only.


1 ½ oz gin
½ oz anise liqueur
½ oz cream


In a mixer with ice, shake ingredients well. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass.… Read more

Happy Repeal Day

Raise a glass to the 21st Amendment

It was 74 years ago today that the 18th Amendment was repealed by the 21st Amendment once again legalizing booze in America. Yea!

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Happy Hanukkah

Light the candles, spin the dreidel …

What are we gonna celebrate with?

He’brew “The Chosen Beer” what else?

This east meets west brand originated and is based in our hometown of San Francisco, but is brewed in New York City. They make several beers including a Pomegranate Ale, the Flag Ship “Genesis Ale”, Rye Based Double IPA, a brown Ale and the annual limited release “Jewbelation” now in it’s 11th incarnation.

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Very Merry Cocoa

This is a unique one from the reader archives, a warm drink with Vodka. The cocktail combines cocoa vodka, Kahlua and Creme de Menthe. It’s the Holidays in a mug! Thanks, Emily!… Read more