Introducing Sparkle Donkey tequila, a (new) legend with a rich (made-up) history.
...as time passed and word of his strange, lustrous aura and invigorating, ambrosial drink spread, the Sparkle Donkey became a powerful symbol of hope -- an iconic and inscrutable totem that resonates to this very day.
This one's brought you by the folks who make Bakon vodka, if you're curious...we haven't tried it yet but we wouldn't mind getting some Burro Esparkalo on our tongues.
In our new life as a Sunday morning bartender, an important job is making sure we have a delicious bloody mary waiting when a customer orders it. We do Bloody Mary (vodka), Bloody Marie (aquavit), Bloody Maria (tequila), and Bloody McCarthy (bourbon), so I'm not worried about the booze (though i may think about kicking up some bacon-infused vodka in the future). What I want to do is kick up my bloody mary base a notch.
To that end I've been reading up, and it looks like I'm on the right track. I use local horseradish when we can get it, homemade pickle brine, a bit of beer, and anything else to make it tastier. To that end we've rounded up a few likely suspects for an excellent base.
See them after the jump, in no particular order - anybody have a recipe that can top these?
The Triple Distilled Diagram of Alcohols chart by Pop Chart Lab organizes various alcohol types together into one educational and fun to read (Especially while enjoying a tasty alcoholic beverage) print design. A limited edition of five hundred 18″ x 24″ signed and numbered prints are now available to purchase...
Attention! The Olympics have been going on for a few days now, but it is not too late to begin playing drinking games centered around them! Finally a sport where everyone wins! My only addition would be to take a drink every time the Queen makes a terrifying frowny face...even if it's only in your imagination.
We've been pretty interested in the concept of beer running lately, though we admittedly spend more time focused on the beer part than the running part. Last night we stumbled across an article at Offtrackplanet about Hashing, a game that brings a new level to the beer run. All you need is some friends, a good area for running, some booze - and maybe a flashlight.
The rules look pretty simple:
One person (or a small group of people) are selected as hares and given a head start to create a trail using either chalk, flour, or a chalk-flour combo. While the hares are running ahead, the rest of the hash gets as sloppy as possible in a short time. Then, already sporting a solid buzz, they take off in attempt to catch the hares by following the symbols the hares have left behind.
We will say we think they're missing an opportunity to add some spice to the chase if they gave about 80% of the booze to the hares. It weighs them down a bit sure, but it definitely adds motivation for the rest of the pack.
Check out the rest of the story - including the history of the hash, the symbols used by the hares, and the importance of hashing nicknames - at What the F*ck is Hashing?
Whether you're trying to maintain your bikini weight and still have some fun, or just looking to stay healthy this summer, we found some good drinking advice from Gizmodo's Happy Hour series.
They've outlined what they call the Seven Deadliest Drinks, and while there were a couple no-brainers on their list like Moonshine (the bootleg stuff - can you say potential lead poisoning?) and "Malternative" beverages (a breeding ground of artificial sweeteners, gross chemicals and general douchiness). But there were a few that came as a surprise even to us.
Finally, in man's never-ending quest to make his beverage more voluptuous, we get the Boobzie - a Koozie with breasts. Seems like a must-have gift for Bros, Lax Bros, and your grandpa - so basically anyone you wouldn't want to have dating your sister.
We've seen a few things lately poking gentle fun at the mixology culture, including a damn funny picture series. While we have the eye droppers and the multiple bar spoons and more shakers than you can shake a cocktail pick at, we can still laugh, and we think this Mixologist music video is the cream of the crop. (via WeirdAndWacky)
Remember Supersize Me, the documentary where Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald's for 30 days? It's OK if you don't, but either way you should watch this video from comedy troupe The Whitest Kids You Know where he tries the same experiment with Jameson's. It's like the ultimate Physical Challenge - and the best line by far - "That coat check girl has a name!"