December 18, 2007
When most people think 'punch,' they think 'fruit,' 'Hawaiian,' or '...and Judy.' Even if they think of an alcoholic punch, they probably think of another drink that's just been spiked. This doesn't have to be the case, though. In fact, punch can be a combination of festive, boozy, and tasty that can take your holiday party to the next level. We've found a great example of a delicious punch recipe over at Esquire, and we recommend you blow your friends away by making it for your holiday party.
Continue reading: "Holiday Rum Punch Recipe"
November 28, 2007
The nether region between Thanksgiving and Christmas isn't when we're usually looking for a margarita recipe, but the email we just received made a pretty good point - come the first of the year, we're going to have to shed a few pounds. Not that we think sitting around sipping tequila is going to do this for us, but the recipe in the email does seem like it'd help take a stab at enabling us to burn off some pork. We'll let the folks from Partida explain, since they do so better than we could:
Ingredients include Partida Reposado tequila, organic acai, organic agave nectar, rosemary, egg white and fresh squeezed lime juice. Since the ingredients are all natural, the LookBetterNaked margarita is a healthy alternative to other drinks. Using Sambozan Pure Organic Acai and Partida Organic Agave Nectar fills the margarita with antioxidants, amino acids, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, cholesterol-reducing fructans and Vitamins A and C. The rosemary is rich in vitamin E, preventing cancer and skin damage. An egg white provides a full source of protein, while the fresh lime juice
prevents heart disease and gives an extra dose of Vitamin C. The LookBetterNaked margarita is this year's guilty pleasure to help you lose the weight!
We're not quite sure we're buying it, but we're sure as hell willing to try...hope we don't have to make any tequila confessions
. Read on for the full recipe.
Continue reading: "LookBetterNaked Margarita Recipe"
November 26, 2007
Whether you're a full-on bartender or an amateur mixologist, these flash cards are a great way to bone up on your cocktail recipes in a fun way. There are 48 recipes, including additional variations of each and tips for the actual mixing. No longer will you be scratching your head when you're asked for a Sidecar or wondering what the hell's in a Purple Rain. Or, you can just have fun quizzing your friends and patrons, and not give them their drink until they get it right.
Pomegranate Hey Bartender! Knowledge Deck Card Game
November 19, 2007
Yes, you're right...if there are two things that go hand in hand, they're Liquor Snob and Marie Claire. It's like chocolate and peanut butter...like Laurel and Hardy. OK, maybe not, but we do like the list of cocktails they put together. A lot of them seem to contain champagne, but don't hold that against them...so does Death in the Afternoon. Thanks, Marie Claire - we'll think of you when we're sipping a hot buttered rum.
Marie Claire Drink Recipes for Holiday Parties
October 31, 2007
We've done a bit more digging for Halloween Cocktail recipes, and we've found another one that intrigues the hell out of us. It's called Fox Poison, and it contains both absinthe and milk. Just think how green and cloudy it'll get, and how much fun it'll be to poison your brain. Note: if you can't get real absinthe, give Absente or something like that a try.
3 cl chartreuse
3 cl absinthe
1 cl green curacao
Build in highball glass. Stir and fill up with ice cold milk.
Happy Halloween from your friends at Liquor Snob. We've been scouring the Web to find a great drink recipe to celebrate the day, and we think we've got a winner - the Zombie. It's got a tropical zing, plus it makes us think of the greatest Romantic Comedy with Zombies (RomComZom) ever made - Shaun of the Dead.
Oh, and they mess you up pretty good because they have three kinds of liquor in them. Whether they give you a taste for human brains remains to be seen. Find the Zombie recipe we discovered after the jump.
Continue reading: "Halloween Cocktail Recipe: The Zombie"
October 12, 2007
As we gently lurch our way into the weekend, we thought it might be nice to offer you a drink recipe to try out as you relax from your work week. We're starting off with one that's as easy to make as it is potent - the Churchill Martini. Now, we have to say we take some issue with the idea of making any martini without vermouth in it - drinking straight gin is what drunks do. Wait, what're we saying? Sign us up!
To make a Churchill Martini, add 3 oz of dry gin to a shaker of ice. Shake and pour into a martini glass. Some recipes call for a twist of lemon as a garnish. Others call for an olive. I prefer to use a habanero-stuffed olive, marinated in Reisling as the garnish, but that's my personal twist on the Churchill Martini.
; we also rounded up some solid martini advice
a while ago to help you on your quest to make the perfect one.
September 18, 2007
No, we're not suggesting you go out there and make babies - we're talking about buying a copy of Knocked Up next Tuesday (Sept 25) when it comes out on DVD. As you probably already know, Knocked Up is the story of two people who face the familial consequences of a long night of drinking and an irresponsible choice or two - it was also one of our favorite movies of this year.
We've also gotten our hands on a recipe for a Knocked Up Martini, which we've included below...we recommend serving it with a condom on the side. We'll be pre-ordering our copy so we can drink and watch the hijinx all over again on Knocked Up Night - maybe we'll even come up with ideas for a drinking game. Let us know if you think of any.
The Knocked Up - Unrated (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) is available at Amazon; learn more about the movie at KnockedUpMovie.com.
Continue reading: "Let's Get Knocked Up (on DVD)"
September 5, 2007
We're not going to lie to you - currently, Herradura is our favorite tequila in the blanco category (we haven't actually tried their reposado or other bottlings). We tried it this summer and fell in love with it with a quickness - it tastes great, mixes well, and doesn't make our wallet bleed. That's why we're excited to try the drink recipe we just heard about, Three Amigos con Herradura.
It was put together to celebrate Mexico's Independence Day on September 16; we'll probably just mix up a few glasses and celebrate with those other Three Amigos we love so much.
Oh, and ps - sip, don't shoot.
Continue reading: "Three Amigos con Herradura"
July 20, 2007
We've dabbled a bit in using fresh herbs in our cocktails, but we've always felt it's an area we haven't spent enough time on. One reason is we don't want to waste good herbs - or good liquor - if our tequila and mint experiments don't work. We've found a nice guide to using herbs in cocktails over at About.com, which has inspired us to try again.
Herbs and Spices in the Cocktail Mixologie via About.com