Tag Archives: Christmas

• How to Use Absinthe in Cocktails. A Few Good Recipes!

How to Use Absinthe in Cocktails. A Few Good Recipes!

Before the advent of penicillin and modern pharmaceuticals, alcohol was used as a preservative and base for many bitter herbal medicines, some of which are now sold as cocktail bitters. To make the mixture more palatable, apothecaries and country folk would add sugar, their spirit of choice, and maybe some water. Depending on whom you […]

• Oscar time?! Deputies Fake Buzz to Test Liquor Store Clerks

Oscar time?! Deputies Fake Buzz to Test Liquor Store Clerks

Deputies pretending to be obviously drunk visited eight liquor stores in East County, and were successful in buying additional alcohol at three of them, sheriff’s deputies reported Sunday. Selling alcohol to obvious drunks is a misdemeanor crime, but the decoy program was for educational purposes and no stores were cited. The eight outlets were in […]

• Well-Hungover: The Drinking Man’s Guide to Surviving the Morning After

Well-Hungover: The Drinking Man’s Guide to Surviving the Morning After

Follow the Doctor’s Orders What do you learn after treating 11,000 train wrecks? How to avoid them. We talked to Dr. Jason Burke of Hangover Heaven (read about his treatments here) about the best ways to stay hangover free. Don’t go to sleep. At least not right away. “When you pass out, your organs slow down,” […]

• More Celeb Boozzzzze News. Diddy Expanding Empire to Tequila

More Celeb Boozzzzze News. Diddy Expanding Empire to Tequila

Sean “Diddy” Combs is expanding his empire into the tequila market — and has partnered with high-end DeLeon Tequila to do so. The mogul, who has turned his Ciroc Vodka into a $100 million franchise, has just sealed a deal to partner with DeLeon, which was founded by Brent Hocking in 2008 and was introduced […]

• Come home without beer? Get stabbed with a ceramic squirrel

Come home without beer? Get stabbed with a ceramic squirrel

A South Carolina woman was arrested Wednesday for stabbing her common-law husband in the chest with a ceramic squirrel. His offense? Returning home without beer on Christmas Eve. Helen Ann Williams, 44, of Charleston, S.C., has been charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature after police responded to a 911 call […]

• Beer or Booze Lover on Your List? Give a Gift That Keeps on Giving

Beer or Booze Lover on Your List? Give a Gift That Keeps on Giving

Owning stock in a company whose products you love can be a rewarding experience, and not just financially. iPhone fans can take pride in owning shares of Apple. Car buffs can feel good about owning stock in a resurgent Ford. Coffee lovers get some extra perk from owning a piece of Starbucks. It also gives […]

Last Minute Gift Guide! It’s Not Too Late!

Last Minute Gift Guide! It’s Not Too Late!

            SUNGLASSES MADE FROM WINE BARRELS Woodzee makes sunglasses out of wood. In November, they’re teaming with Northern California’s Robert Mondavi Private Selection to offer glasses made of repurposed barrels, wine stains included. The wood is smooth and the aroma heavenly. They come in four different lenses but the same […]

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• “a woman walks into a bar…” with radio superstar, John Rabe

“a woman walks into a bar…” with radio superstar, John Rabe

Here’s what going out to drink with John Rabe is like. Wait, let me first introduce you. If you met John Rabe in life, you would probably have to look up. He is very tall. And has the kind of looks that could be in GQ or a moody ad for time-sharing a jet. I […]

• Whiskey Makers Court Jewish Market

Whiskey Makers Court Jewish Market

For avid whiskey lovers, few events are more eagerly anticipated than WhiskyFest, an enormous tasting that touches down in several American cities throughout the year. But when sponsors of the New York festival suddenly moved it last year from Tuesday to Friday and Saturday, many regulars were unable to attend. An alternative arrived suddenly in […]

• Why we get wasted on New Year’s

Why we get wasted on New Year’s

Our Dec. 31st hedonism is the last remaining relic of an ancient Roman carnival of debauchery. Soccer balls bulge beneath the men’s polyester skirts and blouses to create exaggerated breasts and derrieres. Their masked faces are resplendent with rouge and eye shadow, wild like plumage. Trumpet, trombone and tuba players garbed in maroon polyester suits […]

• Hour by hour, how excess tippling plays havoc with your mind and body

Hour by hour, how excess tippling plays havoc with your mind and body

Why is that first festive drink so cheering — and why can’t you stop there? And what exactly makes you feel so dreadful the morning after? As the Christmas party season gets into full swing, we ask the experts what happens to the body during and after drinking alcohol — and how you can minimise […]

• A food critic loses weight without becoming a teetotaler

A food critic loses weight without becoming a teetotaler

Over the last few months, I went from the worst shape of my life to the best while continuing to eat like a food critic. Don’t punch me in the face; instead, read how I did it in part three of this new series: I love booze. I try to blame this on my parents. […]

• Two beer-belly contestants share crown

Two beer-belly contestants share crown

Two men — one of whom said he plays Santa Claus every year — were crowned Mr. Beer Belly 2011 in a California huge-gut contest, observers said. Mike Perine, 65, of Lakeside, who plays the jolly red-suited fellow at Christmas time, and Dallas Glover, 30, of Santee, were the co-winners of Saturday’s contest at the […]

• 5 Ways to Booze Undetected Like a Ninja Assassin

5 Ways to Booze Undetected Like a Ninja Assassin

It’s no secret, ninjas are stealthy assholes.  If only drinking copious vodka tonics in light of your nephews baptism were that easy.  Listen to your Sensei young grasshopper, you have much to learn in the art of concealment. There are rare occurrences that call for concealed drinking – Easter Sunday, high school football games, and […]

• Can you dig it? Russians to guzzle 1.5 BILLION liters of booze New Year’s

Can you dig it? Russians to guzzle 1.5 BILLION liters of booze New Year’s

Good health might be the most common New Year wish, but the upcoming holidays are likely to be quite a strain for the health of the nation. Despite the government’s fierce campaign against the bottle, economic forecasts for booze sales over the forthcoming holidays are more than optimistic. Economists say that alcohol consumption in the […]