Have you ever gone to a party only to find that all of the party cups ran out just before you made your way to the keg?
Of course, you could always resort to the tried and true keg stand, but if you’re wearing a skirt…well…that’s probably not such a great idea. Trust me.
Now, to your cupless hands’ rescue comes Port-A-Pint which promises to make sure that you always have a cup handy for your favorite frosty beverage.
How has no one thought of this before?!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pinky Vodka is the official drink sponsor for What a Pair’s musical event that’s been held for the past six years out in California.
This year marks the seventh year of the event and a percentage of Pinky Vodka sales will go to supporting the What a Pair Foundation.
In celebration of the partnership and to help spread awareness about breast cancer, Natalie Bovis-Nelson of LiquidMuse.com fame has come up with the drink: Perfect Pair [get it?]
1 1/2 parts Pinky Vodka
3/4 parts pineapple juice
1 part pomegranate juice
1/2 part lime juice
1/2 part simple syrup
pink rimming …read more
A couple of awesome gin cocktails to warm up those chilly nights from Bulldog Gin.
2 oz. Bulldog Gin
1 oz. Japanese Plum Wine
1 oz. Lavender Soda
Black Plum Half Wheel for garnish
Fill a martini glass with ice and set aside. Add ice to a cocktail shaker along with your liquid ingredients. Shake until well chilled. Dump ice out of martini glass and turn glass over into lavender sugar to coat rim.
Strain contents cocktail shaker into martini glass and garnish with half wheel of black plum.
Born to be British
1 ½ oz. Bulldog Gin
4 Red Apple Slices
2 Lemon Wedges
2 oz. Apple Juice
¾ …read more
I’m sitting outside right now as I type this and my feet are cold and that tells me one thing…OK…two things. #1 My feet are cold and #2 that Summer is officially transitioning into Fall.
So, for one last Summer drink, I thought that I’d give you the recipe for a classic daiquiri. Trust me. It’s not what you think it is.
A classic daiquiri isn’t colored and it’s not slushy and it’s not super sweet. A classic daiquiri resembles a mojito [kinda] more than it resembles what you’re thinking of when you think “daiquiri”.
The Classic Daiquiri
1 1/2 oz light rum
1 oz …read more
National Vodka Day could possibly be the best holiday in the history of holidays.
Basically, it’s a holiday that suggests, no, demands that you imbibe a tasty alcoholic beverage instead of sneaking nips when no one is looking…not that I’ve ever done that.
Vodka’s been around for over 600 years! What’s not to celebrate?
And what better way to celebrate than with a classic vodka martini. Sure, it’s not a “classic” martini since it isn’t using gin but October 4th isn’t National Gin Day, now is it?
Ketel One Vodka Martini
1 1/2 oz Ketel One Vodka
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
olive or twist of lemon for …read more
Here are a couple more of my favorite Kahlua Coffee Cream recipes.
I told you that I loved this stuff.
Stamos Gin Fizz
1 ½ oz. Gin
1 ½ oz. Kahlua Coffee Cream
1 tsp. Cinnamon Syrup
1 Egg White
Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a highball glass. Top with soda water.
Dust with muddled coffee bean.
1 oz. Scorpion Silver Mezcal or Mijes Joven
1 ½ oz. Kahlua Coffee Cream
1 tsp. Agave Syrup
Build your drink in an Old Fashioned Glass with ice.
2 oz. Tequila Reposado
½ oz. Kahlua Coffee Cream
1 tsp. Crème de Cacao
1 tsp. Coconut Cream
Mix in blender with crushed …read more
El Grado Tequila calls itself “tequila’s crown jewel” and based on the prizes that they racked up a couple of weekends ago in California, I think they might be on to something.
El Grado is new to the tequila game having only come out in June of this year.
Even though they’re new, that didn’t stop them from winning Gold Medals across the board for their Blanco, Reposado and Añejo varieties in the Spirits of Mexico Tasting Competition.
They also scored a Gold Medal at the 2009 Beverage Testing Institute’s International Review of Spirits for El Grado’s Blanco.
This is definitely a tequila to …read more
I mentioned that I was sent some recipes for Kahlua Coffee Cream that I didn’t get to try. Like a LOT of recipes. So many recipes that they made me feel like a simpleton with their complexity. I’ll try them eventually. But, for right now, I’ll share a couple with you.
Both of these are by Julio De Los Santos and were served at Kahlua Coffee Cream’s launch in New York City week before last.
The Curious Russian [Does anyone else picture Curious George in a Soviet Army-Ushanka?]
1 part Kahlua Coffee Cream
1 part Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
1 part Absolut Vanilia
vanilla bean for garnish
Add …read more
The first time that I encountered Kahlua was on my Senior Trip to Cancun.
One of our group was turning 18 while we were in Mexico and some of us thought that it would be cool to head to the local Walmart to pick up a birthday cake.
Being teenagers, of course some of the group browsed the alcohol aisle and when we left Walmart, we left with not only a birthday cake but also a huge limited edition bottle of Kahlua. Unfortunately, since no one in our group was 21, the bottle was left [empty] in Mexico.
Now, some years later…and we …read more
Did you know that spiced rum is considered passé among rum connoisseurs?
Well, I am definitely not a rum connoisseur, but I do know what I like and I like spiced rum.
I guess you could consider the spiced rums as the middle child right between light rums and dark rums. Light rums are usually used in cocktails and dark rums are more commonly served on the rocks.
Spiced rums have spices [duh] and sometimes is caramel added to give them their distinctive flavor.
I have been trying for the past couple of days to come up with the history of spiced rum but …read more