May 23, 2006
In a world where you can currently only get a liquor buzz and a head rush by mixing your vodka with an energy drink, things are about to change. We've just stumbled across p.i.n.k. vodka, an interesting-sounding spirit that comes pre-infused with caffeine and guarana. What does this mean? It means we can now drink our vodka straight out of the bottle and have a wide-awake drunk, with none of that energy drink BS.
Of course, the stuff has a strike against it - the fact that the name makes it seem like it's made specifically for fabulous androids. We don't mind, though - we're not exactly the target market so we'll just keep it in a brown paper bag as we chug it down. Or, we'll just pretend we're doing a physical challenge every time we drink it.
Read on for more details:
This month, p.i.n.k, the first 80-proof super-premium vodka flawlessly infused with caffeine and guarana hits the shelves, filling a void in the spirits category. Made from the finest handcrafted vodka from Holland, p.i.n.k. contains a flavorless caffeine and guarana formula that does not disrupt the vodka’s exceptional quality.
The brand concept for p.i.n.k. emerged from the growing trend of mixing alcohol with energy drinks. Consumers wanted a completely versatile vodka that provides the intensity without the unwanted flavor of popular energy drinks. David Mandell, president and CEO, High Energy Holdings, LLC created p.i.n.k. to fulfill the need.
via Happy Hours Press Release
You can get your hands on it for $40, but just think about all the cash you'll save on Red Bull. Learn more at the pink vodka site.
May 22, 2006
That's right, Dr. Koop (as in C. Everett) has announced a study revealing that diet drink mixers and low carb alternatives might help you get drunk faster. Something about the burning of carbs or something, and now that we think of it, he might not have actually been saying that was a good thing.
We didn't end up reading the whole article because we were too busy mixing a fifth of vodka with Crystal Light, so if you want the full scoop you'll have to read on yourself at Koop's Korner:
In the study, Rayner and his colleagues tracked the blood-alcohol levels of eight men. On two different days, the men drank either an orange-flavored vodka beverage made with a regular mixer (478 calories) or a diet mixer (225 calories). In each case, the vodka included 30 grams of ethanol [alcohol] in a 600 milliliter serving.
Sugar content is important to how quickly alcohol enters the system, Rayner explained.
"Caloric load influences how quickly the stomach is emptied," he said, with lower-calorie beverages emptying more quickly than regular mixers. He theorized that drinks made with diet mixers would make it into the digestive system more rapidly.
via DrKoop.com - Diet Drink Mixers May Make You Drunker
May 8, 2006
What do you think about when you think of Open Source? If you're a programmer, maybe you think about Unix. If you're a blogger, you might think about Creative Commons. If you're a drunk, it might just mean Vores Øl.
Wondering what that cryptic mix of symbols means? It means a free beer recipe that anyone can use as long as they share it. Check it out below, and you're on your way to being the next brewing tycoon:
We are launching the open source beer FREE BEER (also known a Vores Vores Øl) version 1.0. We are applying modern open source ideas and methods on a traditional real-world product - beer. The recipe and the whole brand of FREE BEER is published under a Creative Commons license, which basically means that anyone can use the recipe to brew the beer or to create a derivative of the recipe. You are free to earn money from FREE BEER, but you have to publish the recipe under the same license and credit our work. You can use all the design and branding elements, and are free to change them at will, provided you publish your changes under the same license ("Attribution & Share Alike").
- Learn more about the English version of the recipe at the Voresoel
April 28, 2006
We were all set to get fired up for next week's Cinco de Mayo celebrations today, but that excitement is going to have to be put on hold. We've discovered our favorite new pre-summer drinking event, and the discovery has left us giddier than a cheerleading squad, more breathless than Rush Limbaugh after three flights of stairs and a bucket of KFC.
What is this slice of fried gold with a side of whiskey of which we speak? None other than the Modern Drunkard Convention 2006, which is going down from June 23-25 in Vegas baby, Vegas, thanks to the herculean efforts of Drunkard editor Frank Rich.
You get a hell of a lot for your money when you pay the $49 entry fee...our hands are shaking too much to type more about it, so we'll let the Modern Drunkard site do the heavy lifting:
The 3rd Annual Modern Drunkard Convention
When: Friday June 23rd through Sunday, June 25th.
Where: The Celebrity Ballroom, Las Vegas, NV.
What to Expect: Three solid days of heavy drinking and full-bore entertainment Emceed by Titsa Galore, including:
The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs
More to be announced shortly.
Oracle Dance Troupe
More to be announced.
Check out the site for more info
- Liquor Olympics
- Clash of the Tightest Drinking Contest
- Soused seminars
- Panel Discussion
- Booze tastings
- Heavy drinking
- And much more
, and if you buy your pass in advance
at the Modern Drunkard site, and you'll also get a t-shirt and poster to commemorate the event when you arrive. We're going to do our best to get out there, and we're guessing we'd have to break both legs to miss it.
April 26, 2006
Getting tired of drinking your booze out of regular old cans and bottles? Not that we're implying you drink your liquor directly out of the bottle - though we do recommend it on occasion. We've found some interesting new packaging ideas for everything from wine to liquor to beer, to keep you from getting bored with your drinking this summer. What're we saying? Who could possibly get bored with drinking?
French Rabbit Wine - See their Website
Wine that comes in a juice box? Sign us up!
French Rabbit Wine comes in a Tetra Pak prism, or ePod, which is touted as the first time in North America that a premium French wine has been presented in this type of packaging. The company states the package, which looks like a juice carton more than a wine vessel, is a more environmentally friendly way of storing wine.
ShotPak - See their Website
From juice box to Capri Sun - wonder where you put in the straw?
Another unusually-presented alcoholic drink has been introduced onto the US market by ShotPak. The eponymous product features a single shot of flavored liqueur contained in a plastic pouch. The company states the ShotPak was developed to target people who are engaged in an active lifestyle and are on the go. It is especially targeting frequent fliers, claiming the product is lighter than a 50 ml airplane bottle and more convenient to carry.
Read on at Drinks Business Review
, plus find out what Carlsberg and Coors are doing to change your beer drinking experience.
April 5, 2006
Let's say you had $1,000 burning a hole in your pocket. What would you do with it? If you were Australian, you would probably bet your friends that you could start a website that would generate a billion page views, and you'd probably make that $1,000 be payable in beer. Or at least, that's what one enterprising Aussie did.
See what he has to say:
I've setup this page to show my slacker mates that I will beat them. The money I earn from the ads I'll use to get boozed up and laugh it up at my lazy mates who thought this couldn't be done. That'll show them for telling me I was off my head trying this stunt. As some old man once said "It just needs some elbow grease" ... or something.
If you want a piece of the action I have provided a host of interesting things for you to do while you are here.
So what does that mean to you? It means it's your moral imperative to click on over to OneBillionViews.com
and check it out. For one thing, you'll find all sorts of cool stuff, including a link to our good buddies over at Bottle Blaster
among other cool sites. For two things, every page view counts, and you'll be giving the greatest gift a human can give - the gift of beer.
April 1, 2006
We regret to inform you that posting on the Liquor Snob website has been temporarily suspended, due to a criminal investigation into unfair labor practices. State and local government officials raided the Liquor Snob offices this morning after receiving repeated reports of abuses being heaped on the interns working at the site. Not only are these interns forced to drink copious amounts of liquor, they are forced to cover the Editor in Chief's bar tabs out of their own pockets, and subjected to work in sweatshop-like conditions.
We will keep you posted when operations are once again under way, after fines have been assessed and working conditions have been approved. For more information on the charges being laid against Liquor Snob and specifically the Editor in Chief, please click here.
March 9, 2006
The American Medical Association has announced some shocking Spring Break news that we just had to hand along to our readers...apparently people drink and have sex more when they're away on break. Say it ain't so!
Medical experts are urging college women to tone down the spring break partying depicted in the "Girls Gone Wild" videos.
An American Medical Association poll found 83 percent of college women and graduates said the vacation involves heavier-than-usual drinking. Almost three-in-four said the trips yield increased sexual activity.
We agree that people have to be careful so they don't do something they regret, and you should always drink within your means, but if the AMA is doing their medical research based on "Girls Gone Wild" videos (which are available at Amazon
- if you want to do your own research), we're all in trouble. Anyway, you'll have to excuse us...we're off to book plane tickets to Florida.
via TheJacksonChannel.com: Girls Gone Wild? Spring Breakers Admit More Sex, Drinking
March 3, 2006
Historically, we haven't paid much attention to popular whiskey liqueur Southern Comfort. You might think it's because we're purists who prefer to stick to pure whiskeys instead of sweeter liqueurs. In fact, you'd be wrong.
The real reason we haven't turned our bloodshot gaze to SoCo (as the kids call it) is that our editor-in-chief had a run-in with it in college, and he has trouble even looking at the bottle. It seems our fearless leader was in a "shot race" whilst in college, and he drank somewhere in the neighborhood of 17 shots of the stuff, with semi-disastrous results. Guess that doesn't really fit in with SoCo's "Start things up, Know when to stop. Drink Responsibly." campaign. Consider him properly chastised.
So why are we bringing it up? We've started seeing some pretty cool TV ads for the stuff, and they're flashy enough to even pique his interest. Our favorite one used to be the one where a group of friends is trying to find a train for Prague. The newest features a drink called the SoCo Lime, and it's set in New Orleans. Flashy visuals, peppy music and a kind of shot we'd never tried before? Let's just say we were interested.
Apparently all you do for a SoCo Lime is mix a shot of SoCo with a splash of sweetened lime juice (like Rose's for example), shake it with ice, and shoot it. Sounds similar to the daily ritual here in the Liquor Snob offices, and we're going to have to try it out. Learn more about SoCo and check out the ads if you haven't seen them yet, at SouthernComfort.com. Oh, and let us know if you've tried the SoCo Lime - will it be good enough to turn around the opinion of our relucant Editor in Chief?
February 14, 2006
We don't want to come across as ogres, what with our coverage of the "I Hate Valentine's Day" contest and all. We love you very much, we really do, so much that we sometimes break down and cry in our bourbon, so we wanted to give you a very special Valentine's Day present. Here you go:
Some Law & Order SVU Valentine's Day cards, and a great big KISS.
Don't say we never gave you anything. We now return to our regularly-scheduled drinking.