Jeffrey Morganthaler has put together a nice list of things you should and shouldn't do in relation to a Mojito, and he's onto something. Some of them are common sense for ordering them when you're out (don't ask for one when the bar is mobbed) and others will help you make your own (don't muddle the lime with the ice cubes). Check out the full list, and find Jeffrey's preferred recipe, at his site.
Well, it’s mojito season here in the northern hemisphere, which means it’s time for a little lesson for the novice and experienced mojito drinker alike. Follow these helpful hints, dear reader, and you won’t dare go wrong.
Today's the birthday of someone near and dear to us at Liquor Snob (yeah, we mean you Kathleen). We've been racking our brains for drink recipes for the special day, and we've finally discovered one that'll fit the bill and we've decided to share the fruits of our labor with you. Introducing the Birthday Cake Shot, a combo of vodka, Frangelico, and lemons (?) rumored to taste exactly like chocolate cake when imbibed.
When we read the headline of the story about the iPhonetini over at Gizmodo, we were hoping someone had ground up one of the phones and actually added it to a cocktail in protest of its high price and AT&T-only status. Turns out we were wrong - it's just a liquor tribute to the iPhone.
We still think our idea was better; see the recipe after the jump.
We've just found news that might convince us of the worth of getting girl drink drunk - at least on daiquiris anyway. Apparently, new research we found referenced at DailyMall.co.uk has found that berry-based cocktails have some health benefits, not the least of which is the ability to "help fight cancer."
Scientists have found that treating the berries with alcohol boosts their cancer-fighting properties - suggesting that strawberry-based cocktails may be better for us than we realised.
The researchers, who were looking for ways to keep the fruit fresh during storage, discovered that alcohol enhances the strawberry's ability to mop up harmful molecules linked to cancer, heart disease and arthritis.
After some reader uproar about our general St. Patrick's Day scroogery, we've decided we'll get in the spirit after all. After all, there's no rule that says we have to go out to a crowded bar for our Guinness and whiskey and St. Patty's revelry. It dawned on us if we want to avoid the crowds and keep ourselves in a holiday frame of mind, all we have to do is stay at home and get quietly blind on St. Patrick's-themed drinks. Alternately, we could spend all day Saturday achieving said blindness, and THEN go out...that might make us a bit more accommodating of the crowds.
We checked out TheBar.com for our recipes, because it's run by Diageo, the folks who own Guinness. Since Guinness is commonly known as the only thing that kept the Irish from taking over the world, we thought it was a good place to start. We've rounded up a couple solid Guinness-based drinks...and for those who aren't quite ready to jump on the Guinness and Bushmill's bandwagon, we threw in a bonus drink that's on the fruitier side (but green as well).
We've discovered our favorite drink. Ever. Hands down. As you can tell, it's been absinthe-palooza over here at the Liquor Snob offices this week, with reviews of both Duplais and Artemesia absinthes going live yesterday.
After the tasting, we decided to branch out a bit and mix some cocktails. It wasn't that we were bored with the good old "louche the absinthe with water and have deep conversations" thing - we just felt we had to round out the experience. The first one we tried was a Sazerac, and we might have tipped our hand with the title of this post about how we felt - see below for the recipe.
We've been posed with a question that strikes us as one for the ages, and we think we have an answer but we thought we'd check with you, our noble, drunken readers.
The question has to do with the Flaming Dr. Pepper, a majestic drink that has the power of the Philosopher's Stone. You take disparate elements and combine them together to taste like Dr. Pepper. That's what the Philosopher's Stone did, right? Anyway, here's the question from Gina:
Hi Liquor Snob
I'm hoping you can settle a liquor related disagreement. One of my friends can't get enough Flaming Dr. Pepper drinks and he thinks the flame adds carbonation and taste...I think it's just for flare. Can you help?!
We're posting the following Peanut Butter and Jelly Martini recipe for no other reason than we wanted to put a video of a cartoon dog dressed as a banana on our site. We now return you to your regularly scheduled drinking.
Mardi Gras time is here again, and it always makes us think about hurricanes. We've only been to New Orleans once, but the frozen concoctions we drank while wandering Bourbon Street will always be a high point...especially since it seemed there was a hurricane machine on every street corner. And, now that we've (pretty much) taken Bourbon Street back from that other hurricane that was on everyone's mind, it's time to come out with some tasty drinks.
In honor of today being Mardi Gras Day, we've found a recipe for a Hurricane Dragon, which is a hurricane with an Asian twist, at Cocktail Times.
We've been known to poo poo Valentine's Day in the past, but we're romantics at heart. The fine folks over at TheBar.com have sent us some romantical drink recipes to warm the cockles of your little hearts this cold February. Mix 'em up with the one you love.