August 29, 2012

Cruzan Aged Light Rum Review


We had the pleasure of receiving a bottle of Cruzan Aged light rum this month and took it with us on our yearly trip to Martha's Vineyard. Many, many, many drinks were made, and a great many of them with our bottle of Cruzan. We aren't big rum drinkers but we do know what we like and the rich notes and drinks we made came out smooth and delicious.

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August 22, 2012

Powdered Beer for the Backcountry

powdered-beer.jpgLooking for a packable brew for your next backcountry camping or hiking trip? We can't vouch for whether it's any good or not, but a company called Pat's Backcountry Beverages claims to have your answer:

Pat's Backcountry Beverages have developed a powdered beer concentrate (not a new concept) that, when added to water and placed in their special carbonating bottle, makes "microbrew quality" beer anywhere.

We think they mean "craft beer quality" but that's just the snob in us picking nits. [via Geekologie]

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August 17, 2012

Destination: Cocktails Book

destination_cocktails_book.jpgLooking for the ultimate craft cocktail experience around the US or around the world, but not sure where to start? We just got our hands on Destination: Cocktails, a book by James Teitelbaum, that might just fit the bill. Teitelbaum traveled to dozens of cities around the world and sampled hundreds of cocktails in all kinds of bars, from dives to five-star hotels.

As we page through the book we see multiple examples of finely-crafted cocktails using top notch ingredients, as well as profiles and information on the bars themselves. Just a few pages was enough to make us want to pack up our bindles and travel the open roads from bar to bar, and we would like to thank the folks at Santa Monica Press for supplying us with this fine book.

Check it at Destination: Cocktails: The Traveler's Guide to Superior Libations
- we dare you to avoid contracting the travel bug too!

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August 15, 2012

Aurora Jungle Juice: Black Light Punch

boozeAurora.jpgBack when we were in college (read: when the crust was still cooling on the earth) we were fascinated with "what glows under black lights." By "fascinated" we mean "we loved painting things with laundry detergent under a black light while drinking gin and tonics and wearing white clothes." Sue us - we were idiots.

If you're looking for something a little more adventurous, we recommend Aurora Jungle Juice, which apparently looks absolutely badass under said blacklights. We do, however, recommend you leave the laundry detergent out of it.


2 liters Gin or Vodka
9 Liters Tonic Water
3-4 Bottles Roses Mojito Passion, OR 3-4 Canisters of Pink-Lemonade Concentrate

Mix all ingredients together shortly before the party begins.
Add ice as late as possible before drinking.

Campus Companion (via BoingBoing)

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August 14, 2012

Sparkle Donkey Tequila

sparkle_donkey_tequila.pngIntroducing Sparkle Donkey tequila, a (new) legend with a rich (made-up) history. time passed and word of his strange, lustrous aura and invigorating, ambrosial drink spread, the Sparkle Donkey became a powerful symbol of hope -- an iconic and inscrutable totem that resonates to this very day.

This one's brought you by the folks who make Bakon vodka, if you're curious...we haven't tried it yet but we wouldn't mind getting some Burro Esparkalo on our tongues.

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August 7, 2012

Five Great Bloody Mary Recipes

bloody_marys.jpgIn our new life as a Sunday morning bartender, an important job is making sure we have a delicious bloody mary waiting when a customer orders it. We do Bloody Mary (vodka), Bloody Marie (aquavit), Bloody Maria (tequila), and Bloody McCarthy (bourbon), so I'm not worried about the booze (though i may think about kicking up some bacon-infused vodka in the future). What I want to do is kick up my bloody mary base a notch.

To that end I've been reading up, and it looks like I'm on the right track. I use local horseradish when we can get it, homemade pickle brine, a bit of beer, and anything else to make it tastier. To that end we've rounded up a few likely suspects for an excellent base.

See them after the jump, in no particular order - anybody have a recipe that can top these?

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August 1, 2012

Triple-Distilled Diagram of Alcohols

popchatlab_alcohol.jpgWe're fans of Pop Chart Lab, from our poster of the taxonomy of rap names to our t-shirt featuring the very many varieties of beer. It looks like their latest effort won't disappoint either, according to Laughing Squid:

The Triple Distilled Diagram of Alcohols chart by Pop Chart Lab organizes various alcohol types together into one educational and fun to read (Especially while enjoying a tasty alcoholic beverage) print design. A limited edition of five hundred 18″ x 24″ signed and numbered prints are now available to purchase...

Get yours at Pop Chart Lab.

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