April 22, 2008
If you're looking for a bartending advice and you don't have the time or inclination to like, actually read a book or something, look no further than your mp3 player. With iBar software for Mac and PC, you can transform your iPod into a mobile drink reference, complete with over 1,000 cocktail recipes plus "helpful tips, anecdotes, entertaining audio, toasts, and measurements." C'mon, you're only using the thing for music, photos, and Frisky Dingo episodes right now anyway...might as well make it useful too.
at iBar (PC & Mac)
April 21, 2008
Tomorrow is Earth Day, kids, and you know what that means - overwhelming waves of guilt about your carbon footprint. This year, before you sit down to watch An Inconvenient Truth or weep bitterly about the electric car, we recommend you loosen up first with some green-friendly cocktails. We found a nice little roundup over at About.com - just remember to avoid disposable products while you're mixing, and maybe even use all organic products (yes, you can find organic liquor if you try) in the drinks themselves.
at About.com (Planetary Punch is pictured above)
April 16, 2008
We'd never heard of Holy Taco before we got an email with their list of 11 manly cocktails, and we can only say one thing to them - welcome to our daily diet. We've added them to our iGoogle, partially on the strength of the cocktail list, partially on the strength of their other stories, and mostly because of this interview. Well played, gentlemen. Well played.
Anyway, check out their list of drinks - we agree with most of 'em, and when you click through check out the picture of Keith Richards. Does he or does he not look just like Pumpkinhead?
at Holy Taco
February 27, 2008
We haven't been to no fancy bartenderin' school, but we're pretty sure you're not supposed to do any of the following things while mixing a daiquiri:
- Use store bought sweet & sour mix instead of real lime juice
- Monkey paw the shaker so you can melt the ice as much as possible
- Pick your nose and wipe it on your mixing hand
So watch the video for what not
to do, and if you're looking for rum advice beyond "it comes in many colors," you may have better luck with this
Thanks, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, for the laugh.
February 14, 2008
Valentine's Day is upon us once again, and once again, we're unprepared. Luckily, we've done a bit of research and we have the makings of a few great romantical cocktails around the house, so all we have to do is stop by the store and pick up some champagne. After all, what drink could have more romance in it than the bubbly?
For the great champagne cocktail recipes we found at About.com, check out their last minute valentine cocktails and champagne & wine cocktails, and you're on your way to cuddly town. Or, if you really want to fast track things, figure out how to turn a Death in the Afternoon pink.
Absinthe plus Champagne equals Shazam!
February 11, 2008
Don't be surprised if your text bills go sky high this month, with the introduction of Martini Groove's cocktail randomizer. You know, because some days you need a computer to tell you what to drink. Thank you, oh technology gods!
Text martinigroove to 41411. You'll get a response on your phone with a Random Drink and the ingredients in the drink.
Because of SMS limitations you won't get the directions for making the drink, but here are some things it will be useful for.
1. It beats telling the bartender "Surprise me" and the blank look you get in return.
2. If you're out and want something different to drink but don't know what, here you go.
3. Stump the bartender!
4. Play drinking games!
5. Two words: World peace!
Get the full poop at Martini Groove
January 29, 2008
We're always on the lookout for a romantical (that's a word, right?) drink recipe to take the edge off Valentine's Day, and we've come across one that just might fit the bill. It was submitted to us by the folks who make Cirrus Vodka, a potato vodka we reviewed pretty darned favorably, and we like the drink they're recommending too. It's red, it's sweet, and it probably won't break your heart. What more can you ask?
Continue reading: "Valentine's Day Cocktail: Cirrus Blossom"
January 17, 2008
We've given love to all kinds of Jell-O shots here, in our quest for the best-tasting Jell-O shots
ever to have been created. Now, we've found some folks who have taken things to a whole new level by introducing caffeine powder to the mix, to give you that extra little boost. Sounds like a great idea, and we can't wait for the coming Jell-O shot escalation. Maybe, before too long, we'll be able to enjoy Jell-O shots containing other drugs, like crystal meth
. Here's hoping!*
Learn how to make the caffeinated variety at Instructables
* Before you yell at us, we don't really want anyone to make them with crystal meth.
January 15, 2008
If you, our cherished readers, think the way we do, there are two things you think of when you think of Superbowl Sunday - tequila and hibiscus flowers. That's right, these things have finally come together in the form of Tequila Touchdown Punch, a recipe we just received from the fine folks at Don Julio tequila. OK, so maybe those three things don't really go together - at least not yet - but we did find out that the hibiscus grows well in Arizona, the location of Super Bowl XLII, so there's the connection.
The recipe sounds really tasty if you can get your hands on the flowers in time for the Bowl. If not, you'll have the fixings for an extreme garden party come spring. See the full recipe below.
Continue reading: "Super Bowl Tequila Punch"
December 19, 2007
Life is full of little events. First day of school. Season finale of Two and a Half Men. Release from prison. And sometimes, it's hard to know exactly which cocktail to mix (or order) for each of those. Luckily, we've found a great blog post that rounds up 50 drink recipes for all sorts of these occasions, from first date to girl's night out.