Articles Tagged: Holidays

Mardi Gras 2007

Things are back in full swing again this Fat Tuesday. New Orleans, although not fully recovered from Katrina, is open for business. And on Fat Tuesday that business is beads, parades, and lots and lots of drinking. The good news is that you don’t have to be in the Big Easy to celebrate. Mardi Gras has become a national party holiday (less its religious meaning) and is celebrated by fun folks all over the country.… Read more

Presidential Cocktails

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It’s Presidents Day!

Not all of out Commanders-in-Chief have been drinkers but many (actually most) have. Several, such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington ran distilleries as part of their households. After signing the Declaration of Independence, the delegates drank heavily. As they did back then. The trend continues today.  

Here’s some of the libations enjoyed by our presidents  

    Gerald Ford: Gin and Tonic
    Herbert Hoover: Martini
    Richard Nixon: Rum & Coke
    Franklin D. Roosevelt:

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SOH’07 – Lychee Cocktail – Gung Hay Fat Choy

Happy year of the pig!

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this special SOHO Lychee Liqueur Cocktail! The rare lychee fruit has been an important part of Asian culture for over 2,000 years, and the Chinese consider the red, heart-shaped lychee a symbol of romance and love.

Toast to love in the new year!


Pre-marinate oranges in simple sugar

.5 part SOHO Lychee Liqueur
2 parts Martell Cognac VSOP
1 part pomegranate juice
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7 geeky gifts your girl will love this Valentine's Day

Appeal to her inner Geek this Valentines Day.
Here are 7 geeky gifts you can’t go wrong buying.

– Digital Phot Frame
– Laser Star Projector
– iPod Shuffle
– HD DVD Player
– Motorola Red Product Phone
– Pedicure Foot Spa
– Garmin Street Pilot

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Super Bowl Cocktails

The big game is Sunday. This is the single biggest party day of the year after New Years Eve. The folks over at Pernod-Ricard created two cocktails that honor this years Super Bowl teams, the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts.

Da Bear-tini

2 parts Kahlua
1 part Tequila Tezon

Shake in a shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an
orange twist.

A Colt One

1 1/2 parts Malibu Rum… 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

Champagne Cocktails

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New Years Eve is just a few short days away, so get that bubbly chilled and ready to toast 2007. Champagne is great straight, but mixing it up can really help out the not-so-good stuff. Making champagne cocktails also is great for leftover bubbly. Apparently, sugar will help revive the bubbles in flat champagne. The original champagne cocktail is made with a sugar cube soaked with angostura bitters. The recipe has changed little since it’s … 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

Save the Mistletoe

Smirnoff Ice is running a fun campaign this year, “Save the Mistletoe” aimed at saving all the Mistletoe from certain death. The lined up a group of celebrities to sing a benefit song & video (à la “We Are the World”) including Erik Estrada, Downtown Julie Brown and Kato Kaelin. They also put together a funny exposé video on the Mistletoe industry. For those of use who want to do our part, a Mistletoe Conversion … Read more

More Holiday Cocktails

The folks over at Pernod-Ricard keep sending us great cocktail recipes. For the holidays, they sent us these:

Beefeater French 75
Malibu Sparkler
Tezon Mistletoe

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