Trader Tiki files another report from Tiki Crawl 2008. This stop: The Conga Lounge, "a real urban paradise".
The Dabbled blog collects links to a bunch of Halloween-themed cocktails and ways to make your cocktail parties worthy of the holiday.
The Playboy Wine Collection, a series of high-end, limited-edition wines, each adorned with a different vintage Playboy cover.
Enter a world of fascinating aromas with Le Nez de Courvoisier, a sensory-perception kit designed to demystify the complex world of Cognac.
JAQK Cellars features playful bottle imagery on their collection of eight California varietal wines.
A sneak-peek at London's legendary Savoy hotel restoration, and its new Art Deco-inspired Beaufort Bar. [Click "Our Future" to enter the slideshow.]
Tipsy Texan wins the Flor de Caña rum cocktail contest with the Matagalpa Cocktail, a crowd-pleasing twist on the Margarita.
After sipping aplenty at San Francisco Whiskyfest, Serious Eats' Paul Clarke points out five American whiskeys to watch, including Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.
A pair of Brooklyn cocktail enthusiasts won a very cool prize: Their own signature cocktail created by the Cocktail Buzz guys. A love of whiskey and spice lead them to the Pushkar Sunset.
A delicious frozen treat made with fresh strawberries, watermelon and Cuca Fresca Premium Cachaca, an award-winning organic spirit from Brazil.
If you've got $7,000 to spare, Slashfood suggests a private wine class -- including a bottle of 1986 Chateau Petrus -- at the Royal Hideaway Playacar resort on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
Is bottled water safer? New tests show Sam's Choice drinking water (a WalMart brand) contains illegal concentrations of cancer-causing chemicals. 10 other brands showed lesser contamination.
NY Times tours Paso Robles, a "California region that has not gotten as much attention as a source of fine Zinfandel, but maybe it should."
Willamette Week's Best Happy Hour 2008, Carafe "serves cheap, generous and good food and drinks". The Portland alternative paper's runners-up include Ten 01, 50 Plates, and Victory.
We can't describe it better than AdFreak: "Refrigerators come unglued, flying violently out of their homes, compelled by obsessive magnetic forces to stick to the outsides of a Guinness truck."
Inside Bay Area discusses 'misunderstood' Merlot. Despite the bad press, it's still the second-most popular red varietal in the United States.
So you wanna be a bartender? Raising the Bar's Keith Waldbauer says ditch the bartending schools and follow his year-long apprentice guidelines, complete with reading list.
Slashfood's verdict: "Bailey's with a Hint of Coffee" is inoffensive, but unnecessary.
The Fluffy Ruffles, a pleasant, lime-tinged, rum Manhattan. Underhill Lounge dares you to order it out at a bar!
The producer claims each pour of Fragoli releases an equivalent amount of berries, according to Luxist.
Publishers Weekly calls Barbara Holland's 'Joy of Drinking' a "swift romp across the histories and cultures of alcohol down through the ages."
First blush is a new and fresh alternative to non alcoholic wine, it’s a juice made from wine grapes with flavours of Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay and Syrah grapes.
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Kiwi Juice - Made from scratch, it's the most delicious way to cleanse your system
Joerg at Drinkmix loves the Caipirinha -- his MxMo entry -- but not the way it’s made in most German bars. With good ingredients, we're not sure quite why this drink's a guilty pleasure.
FortiFido nutrient-enhanced bottled water... for dogs. Flavors include peanut butter (healthy bones), spearmint (fresh breath), lemongrass (healthy joints) and parsley (healthy skin).
Slashfood says alcohol consumption rises as financial woes increase, and ponders the re-emergence of the cocktail hour as a side-effect of the market downturn.
Despite the vodka, White Russians seem to be a popular Guilty Pleasure among the MxMo crew. Here's Dr. Bamboo's take on The Dude's 'caucasian'.
On Britain's most popular nighttime soap, Coronation Street residents drink Newton & Ridley beer in the local pub. Now the brand will cross over to real life, reports Beyonddrinks.
Master mixologist Jamie Boudreau has big plans to whip Seattle's oft-maligned Tini Bigs into a destination for classic drinks like the Rum Shrubb.
Off the Presses likes saying "Cherry Heering". (Who doesn't?) He uses it to shake up a Gilroy cocktail from Harry McElhone's 'Barflies & Cocktails'.
The Spirit World features the Blushing Geisha, a drink made with Ty-Ku -- a fruity, sochu-based liqueur-- pomegranate juice, and Sence rose nectar.
TalkDrinks samples the Lost Afternoon – tequila, raspberry, mint, and citrus -- at Sepia, Chicago's dining hot spot.
Mixology Monday hostess Stevie from Two at the Most chimes in with her own Guilty Pleasure: The Lemon Drop.
Sebastian Bergne's very beautiful Corker corkscrew.
The godfather of Mixology Monday, Paul Clarke won't admit to any Guilty Pleasure beyond an all-too-respectable Vodka Gimlet.
SpiritMeAway reports B&B has enlisted cocktail guru Gary Regan to create cocktail pairings for the dessert menu at NYC's Brasserie 8 1/2.
Beyonddrinks tells us: Belvedere asked students at the Danish Design School to design a new Danzka bottle. The winner was this snowflake theme.
Tiki blogger Craig Hermann’s not immune from guilty pleasures: “When I don’t feel getting out a shaker or even a jigger, I make myself a 7 & 7.”
Manhattan's Pegu Club earns Elephant's five-star rating "because they invented the Bensonhurst.”
The Jäger Bomb tastes like cough syrup, it’s loaded with sugar and caffeine, and its main ingredient is made entirely of industrial chemicals. In short, it's a perfect Guilty Pleasure for Mixology Monday.
Trader Tiki's guilty pleasure, the Coconaut. Not so much for the wonderful drink it is, but for just about every other reason possible.
Bon Appetit features the Northwood #2, a poetic blend of apple cider, maple syrup, and rum from from David Moo, co-owner of Brooklyn bar Quarter.
Inspired by the glowing beauty of the back-bar, Let's Get Lit candles make mood lighting out of a variety of recycled liquor bottles.
Another chocolate-flavored Guilty Pleasure for Mixology Monday: at least Sonja's Ultimate Chocolate Martini calls for her own artisan distilled North Shore Tahitian Vanilla Vodka.
Kalimotxo: Red wine and Coke, a crazy Spanish concoction that's also spelled Calimocho, is Scomorokh's Guilty Pleasure for MxMo.