Tag Archives: Cocktail

• Our Man About Town: Philip Dobard

Our Man About Town: Philip Dobard

Who is Philip Dobard and why is he everywhere? Well, pretty much wherever there are cocktails. You can spot him here, you can spot him there, his shiny pate and smiling face ubiquitous at bars around town. Does he drink at all those places? How many does he hit in one night? If there’s an […]

• Here’s why tonic water is as bad as soda

Here’s why tonic water is as bad as soda

Check the labels on tonic water and Coke. Almost the same amount of sugar – 11 grams – so you’re not dodging the calories if that’s what you think. And diet tonic isn’t healthy either. As you know soft drinks – that includes tonic – increase the risk of stroke. But here’s the kicker…those calorie-free […]

• Here’s why you should go dry for a month. Could you do it?

Here’s why you should go dry for a month. Could you do it?

Here we go. Another study but this one might help you prevent ailments as you age. Go dry for a month and this will happen: you’ll lose weight, natch, but it’s also good for your liver (did we need a study to tell us that?), good for your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and will probably […]

• Studebaker, not a car, is a new line of bottled whisky cocktails

Studebaker, not a car, is a new line of bottled whisky cocktails

Easy peasy, cocktails for lazy people! Who needs a bartender? The labels sure are beautiful. What do you think of bottled cocktails? Have you tried any? Please let us know so we can save ourselves the disappointment. From the press release: “Inspired by the Prohibition classics, STUDEBAKER™ uses the finest Canadian Whisky, masterfully blended and […]

• Preggers? Study says no alcohol for you. Not even one drop.

Preggers? Study says no alcohol for you. Not even one drop.

Is nine months too long to be on the wagon? It might not even be nine months given that you’re already pregnant when you find out so it might be just eight months. This from a new study clinical study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. “The study said no amount of alcohol intake […]

• Our Greatest National Holiday — VODKA DAY YAY!

Our Greatest National Holiday — VODKA DAY YAY!

By D.R.Stewart The Fourth of July? Whatever. The Fourth of October is National Vodka Day. I wish I were present at the intense lobbying sessions with our elected officials to make this long-needed event happen. More importantly — have you decorated your house yet with lucite adornments?  Wearing of clear plastic earrings? People complain that […]

• All Star Mixology Competition To Benefit Covenant House 9/16

All Star Mixology Competition To Benefit Covenant House 9/16

THIRD ANNUAL ALL STAR MIXOLOGY COMPETITION To Raise Awareness For Covenant House California WHAT: Join Southern California’s leading mixologists as they mix up their unique and delightful cocktails for a panel of celebrity and industry judges in the Third Annual All Star Mixology Competition benefitting Covenant House California. WHO: Judges and talent include Jeremy Sisto (Break Point, Suburgatory), Heather McDonald (Comedian), Mimi […]

• 10 Fierce Cocktails To Celebrate National Tequila Day

10 Fierce Cocktails To Celebrate National Tequila Day

          1. The Milagro Freshest Margarita Milagro Did you know that 91% of people prefer fresh margaritas over those made with a pre-packaged mix? If you fall in this category, “The Milagro Freshest Margarita” recipe is the perfect mix of classic cocktail with a creative twist. The Milagro Freshest Margarita Recipe 2. CRUZ […]

• Celebrate New Harper Lee Novel With ‘Tequila Mockingbird’ Cocktails

Celebrate New Harper Lee Novel With ‘Tequila Mockingbird’ Cocktails

 The Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury, Vermont celebrated the release of Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, with a happy hour at a local bar and “Tequila Mockingbird” cocktails: a shot of tequila with a dash of hot sauce, chased with a pickle slice and for Go Set a Watchman – “Go Get a Scotch, Man.”: scotch, […]

• Love Wimbledon? Enjoy it with a cocktail right out of tennis ball. Win!

Love Wimbledon? Enjoy it with a cocktail right out of tennis ball. Win!

London restaurant, Holborn Dining Room, serves this novel champagne cocktail. Try it! Hey, at least it’s not out of tennis shoe! Break Point cocktail Cumber infused Stolichnaya Elit Vodka (or your choice) Fresh cucumber juice Lanson white label champagne (or your choice) A squeeze of fresh lime juice Then, make a hole in the top […]

• True Detective: A comprehensive list of all the booze consumed on season 2

True Detective: A comprehensive list of all the booze consumed on season 2

People drink a lot on this show, in case you hadn’t noticed. The second season of “True Detective” looks very different from season one. Rust Cohle’s philosophizing has been usurped by Colin Ferrell’s prominent mustache, while sprawling tracking shots of the Louisiana bayou have been replaced by sprawling tracking shots of California highways. But one […]

• Bartesian: The capsule-style drink machine for your cocktails

Bartesian: The capsule-style drink machine for your cocktails

The Bartesian takes the concept of a capsule drink-maker and applies it to cocktails for a perfect mix, every time. When you’re having a few friends round for drinks, you don’t necessarily want to be taking time away from the party to mix drinks. At the same time, some fancy cocktails would be pretty neat. […]

• 10 Tips For Crashing Aspen’s Sold-Out Food & Wine Classic

10 Tips For Crashing Aspen’s Sold-Out Food & Wine Classic

The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen has been sold out for a while now (sorry, procrastinators), and let’s be honest, the swanky festival’s early-bird pricing of $1,350 is out of reach for many. But if you’re just dying to see what the ultimate culinary event of the year looks like, don’t fret. Curbed Ski […]

• 100-year-old woman says booze key to longevity. Have a nice weekend!

100-year-old woman says booze key to longevity. Have a nice weekend!

When a Pennsylvania woman who was celebrating her 100th birthday was asked what her secret to longevity was, her answer raised a few eyebrows. WNEP reports that Pauline Spagnola said “a lot of booze” is the key to a long life. Spagnola made the surprising comment at her birthday party, held at the Golden Living […]

• Summer’s coming! Boozy popsicle recipes to keep you cool!

Summer’s coming! Boozy popsicle recipes to keep you cool!

When you were a kid, convincing your mom for some change for a Rocket Pop was a big win. But you’re an adult now (age-wise, at least), and not only can you buy a Rocket Pop whenever you damn well please, but you can also indulge in liquor-laced popsicles. Make these 15 booze-filled pops for […]