April 22, 2009

Springtime Cocktail from Oval Vodka

earth_day_cocktail.jpgWe have a confession to make - we've never had elderflower liqueur. It's not that we have a problem with drinking flowers, it's more like we just haven't had an opportunity. We dug up this good-looking springtime recipe featuring Oval Vodka, and it seems like a good reason to get out there and snatch up a bottle of St. Germain.

Check out the recipe below, and don't hesitate to whip up a batch in honor of Earth Day.

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March 13, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipe Roundup

beer-greenkorr.JPGSt. Patrick's Day, aka Amateur Night But a Good Time Anyway, is right around the corner, and this year we wanted to give you some more options than just some green-tinted beer. Get your drink on with recipes we've found all over the o'blogosphere and beyond, and let us know if you find recipes we've missed. Check 'em out below...did we miss anything?

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February 17, 2009

McNuggetini: Breaded, Chickeny, Cocktail Goodness

mcnuggetini.jpgYou could say we have a soft spot for cocktails that are...out there. For one thing, remember when we were the ones to first tell you about the Bacon Martini? That was some heart-stopping fun. Filed in the same category, we offer you the McNuggetini, which we're guessing has a similar vomit profile. Our favorite part is the barbecue sauce-rimmed glass.

The recipe is after the jump; check out the full post at This Recording for some nice pictorial reactions. The looks on their faces tell us we might hold off on mixing this one up.

This drink reminds us of our dream of constructing the ultimate laxative cocktail - we call it the Pootini - using prune juice, vodka, and Ginger-Lemon Phospho-soda. Sadly, that's a dream that won't come to fruition now that you can only get the phospho by prescription. We thought we were going to laugh all the way to the bank (and the john) with that one.

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February 3, 2009

Hornipolitan: Best Valentine's Cocktail Name Ever?

hornipolitan.jpgWhat's the best way to make someone feel randy romantic? Well, there are a couple ways, but one tried and true method is to ply them with tequila. We're not talking "Night in Tijuana With Your Buddies" amounts, but just enough. If you're looking for just the right drink for Valentine's Day, we submit to you: The Hornipolitan.

You might not want to mention it by name, though, because the object of your affection might see through your ploy. Unless you want them to, of course...

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February 1, 2009

Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail the Robert Hess Way

If we've said it once we've said it a million times, the Old Fashioned cocktail is one of our favorites of all time. Commenter Temptin steered us toward this great video of Robert Hess (aka Drink Boy) making what looks like it could be the greatest Old Fashioned ever. Check the out the video, and don't miss the end, when he brings flaming orange oils into the mix...a must watch for Old Fashioned enthusiasts. Be patient - he doesn't even start mixing until somewhere around the halfway mark, but just like creating the drink itself, it's all about the journey. hess_old_fashioned.png

We weren't familiar with this series of videos Robert is doing, but they're leaps and bounds better than most of the "bartending" crap you find on Youtube, etc. We've added his feed to our reader, and we can't wait to keep watching the vids...we're just bummed we couldn't figure out a way to embed them on our site.

Old Fashioned cocktail video at Small Screen Network

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January 27, 2009

1st Down Tequila: 60 Second Superbowl Cocktails

herradura_cocktail.jpgAs you know, the Super Bowl is only a few days away, and it's time to start thinking about what you're going to drink. You could stick with your standard beers and whatnot, but you may want to class up your party, like if your grandma or your priest or your parole officer is going to be there. What better way to do that than with these 60 second cocktail recipes from Herradura?

Not only can you mix them up during a commercial break, you definitely need to drink rapid fire tequilas on a Sunday night. Trust us, it's always a good idea.

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January 16, 2009

Back to Classics with Old Fashioned Drinks

oldfashioned.jpgWe've said before we think the Old Fashioned is our barometer drink to help us decide if we like a bar or its bartenders. If they can mix a good one, we'll take off our hat. If they look at is blankly, we find somewhere else to go. It's a classic. Maybe THE classic. It's even got a damned type of glass named after it.

The folks at AskMen have put together profiles and recipes for the Old Fashioned and other classic cocktails if you want to spend some time getting back to your roots. They've got Harvey Wallbangers (in the running for best cocktail name ever), Gin Marinis (no flirtinis here), and all sorts of great stuff. Plus, we're interested in their take on our Old Fashioned, because their recipe calls for brandy instead of the rye or bourbon we've always used. Color us intrigued.

at AskMen

PS - We found a recipe closer to our Old Fashioned here if you're interested. And who wouldn't be?

PPS - Here's where we found a great article on the old fashioned, past and present (and the image for this story).

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January 15, 2009

Preggatinis: Mocktail Recipes for the Mom-to-Be

preggatinis.jpgNormally, the word "mocktail" would never, ever be found on this website. Ever. But we're bending our firm rule about that because it seems juuuust about every female we know (other than the Liquor Wife, praise be to Jebus) got knocked up has been in the family way and has recently or is about to squeeze out a squalling poop factory bundle of joy.

One of the things we've noticed is that the moms-in-waiting kind of shafted on cocktails with the whole "not really allowed to drink" thing, and we've sensed a steely note in their voices as they ordered another water or juice. Thankfully, Natalie Bovis-Nelsen (The Liquid Muse) has written a book of virgin cocktail recipes that could help give some variety and partially scratch the itch.

Within these pages are 75 original Preggatini recipes highlighting fresh juices, herbs, and garnishes as well as ideas for Preggatini Parties - a modern spin on the humdrum baby shower. Organized by pregnancy stages and symptoms, this lavishly illustrated, pocket-sized, virtually intoxicating guide also offers quotes from famous mums about pregnancy and health and such options as 'De-virginize for Dad' - making these drinks applicable to all.

We're particularly interested in the 'De-virginize for Dad' concept, but you could probably figure that out for yourself.

Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-to-be [discovered via About.com Cocktails]

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January 6, 2009

Mount Gay Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

mount_gay_hot_buttered_rum.jpgAfter our success with the Glog recipe we tried before Christmas, we've been interested in checking out some other traditional cocktail recipes. Lo and behold, we get an email from someone representing Mount Gay Rum, with a recipe for hot buttered rum, something we've never tried. We like hot, we dig butter, and we love rum, so expect us to give it a try.

Check out the recipe after the jump, and happy rumming.

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December 18, 2008

Drunken Watermelon Snowman Recipe

top_watermelon_snowman.jpgWe're always looking for that little something extra for our holiday parties, and we've stumbled upon this recipe for creating a drunken watermelon snowman that would do Frosty proud, being the legendary drunk he was. And you'll never convince us he wasn't a drunk, because A) he was a jolly happy soul, B) he danced like an idiot, and C) we've had eyes like lumps of coal when we were hung over too. Our theory is he went down to the village with that broomstick in his hand to try to find a college bar and get the kids to limbo or something.

Anyhoo, check out the drunken snowman recipe at Cocktail Times.

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