I love the look of this. It isn't some over complicated device. It just screams old-world charm. When you use it, it tells everyone you know what you are doing.
“The history of the Martini is shrouded in mystery. But most agree that SFwas its birthplace. One story credits a bartender at the St. Francis with the olive garnish - this is the St. Francis Cocktail.”
Half the fun of cocktails is all the lore behind them. Get the full scoop on Harvey Wallbanger, the Monkey Gland, and other intriguingly named cocktails.
Orange Blossom Cream Ale - a seasonal brew from Buffalo Bill's Brewery in Hayward, California
Island Taxi - a Rum twist on the Classic Sidecar cocktail. Curacao lends a beautiful color and floral notes to compliment the citrus.
Mojito Sorbet. Liime, mint and rum. It was so cool and refreshing that I almost ate the whole batch in one sitting. Almost. Good thing sorbets are low in fat. Right?
On designer tools ~ Titanium Citrus Reamer and Citrus Zester from Art+Cook
Cocktail/drinks inspired jewelry from Mason Martin Margiela
Grown-Up Soda aka "GuS" is seriously fabulous!
Prairie Vodka really sent the prairie with this product sample. In an intricately laser engraved wood box filled with corn and straw - cradling this deliciously smooth bottle of vodka...
One of my favorite publishers, Chronicle Books hooks us all up ~ 30% off and free shipping through Aug 3rd with promo code: FRIENDS
Married with Dinner's DOTW this week is ~ the classic Pimm's Cup!
I've always wanted the perfect, simple punch bowl ~ quite liking this set from Crate and Barrel ~ glass bowl, 8 cups, and acrylic ladle - holds 3 gallons (12" diam) ~ and only $37!
Dezeen has a great roundup of the images of the shortlisted entries for the Architectural Jelly Competition! (Now can you imagine an architectural jello shot party?)
Bread & Wine ~ one of our fav bag designers, Rebecca Minkoff joined in the "reusable shopping bag" trend ~ How can you not grab a bottle and a loaf with this one on your arm?
The kids at Cool Hunting learned about Sagatiba Cachaça ~ and are even doing a giveaway of a CASE of it, as well as a book on the history of cachaça, and a CD of brazilian music...
Aguacate + Mescal Adapted from Macondo ~ yes, that green really is 1/4 of an avocado.
The Tales Blog ~ official blog of the TotC ~ and all our favorite drink bloggers are guest blogging there ~ i was so tempted to link all the posts, but it's better you go catch up there!
On molecular mixology recipes to add to my list of things to try once i get all the ingredients for experimentation ~ Jamie Boudreau's Mai Tai 3000 - rum square, orgeat foam, and more...
Ooooh Craig Herman live blogged the "Cocktail Garnishes: From Functional to Fabulous" seminar at TotC
Jamie Boudreau's Dunkin Cocktail ~ as invented for the St. Germain after party at TotC where the theme of the soiree was Bartenders of the World... so here's his Canadian inspired drink.
Chefectomy's take on White Peach and
Rainier Cherry Sangria ~ a perfect summer party solution
Molecular Mixology continues to pick up steam ~ here is the Domestic Goddess in Training's Gin & Tonic Jelly
Sazerac Gummy Bear!!! Drink Dogma catches us up on TotC day two ~ i'm jealous of the stories of the Molecular Mixology Seminar with Jamie Boudreau and Eben Freeman!
For those of us who couldn't make it to Tales of the Cocktail ~ i've been living vicariously through Married with Dinners Flickr stream ~
prickly pear bellini and a basil grape cocktail that suffered from clogged-straw syndrome
Shelter Point Distillery - a new boutique distillery, "endeavoring to produce a single malt whisky and other specialty products that capture the spirit of Vancouver Island."
Akavit, Denmark ~ Forbes Traveler has a slideshow of 10 Signature Drinks and the countries they come from.
Snow Grouse: The makers of The Famous Grouse have unveiled the first Scotch whisky specially created to be served chilled straight from the freezer
A take-off on the classic Negroni with pastis instead of campari. Pool or pond.
Tiki Bar TV educates us on The Italian Lover cocktail.
Brazil's national spirit, cachaca, is taking North America by storm
Kissing an ice sculpture of Richard Nouveau of Pocket Change to get your shot from the ice luge going through his head... made by the most expensive ice sculptor in NY - Okamoto Studios
G'Vine, gin de France, a contemporary gin starring the subtle and rare green grape flower.
In Sept 2008 ~ Rémy Martin introduces its Grande Champagne 1989, the first single-vintage released in the U.S. in more than 40 years
The perfect brunch cocktail....Melon Double Twist
Le Voyage De Delamain ~ beautiful how this packaging and bottle are? The leather accordion semicircle unfold to expose Baccarat crystal decanter holding their most exquisite cognac.
Liquor Tag Bracelet ~ Bourbon on one side, Rye on the other. Hang it around a classic bottle, or around your wrist ~ by Erica Weiner.
Square One Vodka ~ now in Cucumber! (Another for the organic vodka list)
Master Mixologist, Francesco Lafranconi, woos us with his Exotic Kisser made from Rose Nectar.
Rum Punch...a taste of Jamaica makes any day feel like vacation.
One of the best wines I've tasted here in Austria. Each bottle has it's own serial number engraved into the polished aluminium label.
Brunch is a time honored tradition and a must for summer weekends. These cocktails made with X-rated Fusion Liqueur ad a new twist to your old lox and bagel.
Flavorpill has a Signature Cocktail for this Summer 2008 ~ here's the Flavorpill Orange Fresh ~ and on the page is also a fun history of absinthe! And a few other absinthe recipes...
The flame of the night!
Gimballed champagne holder - by dutch company, Bottler BV ~ for the yacht owner that has everything?