5 St. Patrick’s Day Drinks to Tip Other Than Guinness

No need to explain what goes on during the typical St. Patty’s Day celebration, the endless drinking of pints, the parades, the search for leprechauns, and the March 18th morning walk of shame. But if you’re looking for something to tip other than the usual pint...
Posted On 17 Mar 2011

Ice Sculpture Sets Record for World’s Longest Drink Luge (And Most Tongues Stuck to a Block of Ice)

Actually I made that last part up. But at 24 feet tall and 208 feet long the drink luge made from massive natural ice blocks at Alaska’s BP World Ice Art Championships, was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest ice bar and ice luge. Beating the...
Posted On 16 Mar 2011

Fat Washing: How to Infuse Bacon (And Other Meats) into Your Booze

By now you’ve seen or read about, or even tasted, the newest trend to hit your local bar: meat infused booze. The technical term for adding meaty goodness to your favorite spirit is “fat washing,” and the most typical fat washed liquor you may have run across is...
Posted On 16 Mar 2011

For Your Next Barbecue or Tailgate: Grilled Cocktails

That’s right, grilled cocktails. You love the smokey flavor some time over the fire adds to your meat and chicken, so why not get the same delicious flavor in your drinks, too? When I was at Kingsford U this past weekend, they introduced us to the art of ‘cued...
Posted On 10 Mar 2011

It’s Mardi Gras. I Don’t Have Beads… But I Do Have Cocktails

Fat Tuesday. It’s the day before lent begins on Ash Wednesday, and the fun stops. (For a while.) And for that reason, it’s one of the biggest celebrations worldwide… and none bigger than in New Orleans. But if you can’t go to the French Quarter this year,...
Posted On 08 Mar 2011

Drink This: Magic Hat Brewing Spring Fever Mix

For most of us it seems like we’re locked in an extended battle with winter. Enough already, when will it end? Take heart my friends, there is hope and it comes packaged in liquid form. Breweries around the country are getting ready with their spring seasonal offerings, set to...
Posted On 03 Mar 2011

How About a Tequila-Infused Menu This Weekend?

Tequila isn’t just for shots and margaritas. It, like vodka and rum before it, is becoming a go-to ingredient for chefs who want to add a booze-fueled kick to their dishes. Sure the alcohol burns off in the cooking, but the flavor stays, giving whatever you’re cooking...
Posted On 03 Mar 2011

How About a Tall Cool Glass of Winning? I Give You the “Tiger’s Blood with a Dash of Adonis DNA” Cocktail

We found the secret to Charlie Sheen’s endless win streak: Tiger’s blood and Adonis DNA have been hacked, and the recipe is below. A take on the traditional Bloody Mary, this cocktail was created by the mixologists at the Moroccan restaurant Fifty Five in New York...
Posted On 03 Mar 2011

Grab Your Sombreros: National Margarita Day Drinks

February 22 is National Margarita Day, when schools nationwide close, banks shut their doors, and postal workers lay down their mailbags, so everyone can sit back and enjoy this classic tequila cocktail. (In a perfect world…) It’s origins are often debated, but the...
Posted On 22 Feb 2011

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines… With These Race-Inspired Cocktails

This weekend marks the start of another NASCAR season. And unlike other sports, where the biggest event of the year is held at the end, the folks at NASCAR like to do things a little differently, and open the season with their marquee event: The Daytona 500. So to celebrate the...
Posted On 19 Feb 2011