September 18, 2007

Let's Get Knocked Up (on DVD)

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.

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September 5, 2007

Three Amigos con Herradura

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.

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July 20, 2007

The Art and Science of Herbalism in Cocktail Creation

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

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July 18, 2007

Mojito Yeses and Nos

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.

Lay 'em on us, Jeffrey

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July 17, 2007

Chocolate Cake Shot Recipe

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.

Read on for the recipe.

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June 29, 2007

High Tech Drunkenness with iPhonetini

iPhone Martini

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.

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April 19, 2007

Strawberry Daiquiris vs Cancer

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.

Read on for our favorite strawberry daiquiri recipe.

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March 15, 2007

St. Patrick's Day Drink Recipes from TheBar.com

HalfHalf.pngAfter 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).

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March 9, 2007

Sazerac: The World's Greatest Cocktail

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.

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March 2, 2007

Do You Have to Flame Your Dr. Pepper?

flaming-dr-pepper.jpgWe'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?!
Read on for our thoughts, a Flaming Dr. Pepper recipe, and to weigh in with your opinion.

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