NYTimes writer Eric Konigsberg takes on the much overhyped Absinthe trend ~ and his comparisons to pop cultural fads are hilarious...
The Czech design firm ruckl has released a set of glassware with measurements and specs etched in at the factory.
Kitchen Scraps presents this champagne cake ~ Genoise, Champagne Syrup, Chantilly ~ and a Kir Royale recipe
Rock-et Roll ~ by zo_loft! A foam rocket that attaches to your champagne cork with a streamer with your message attached!
Two at the Most celebrates the arrivial of 2009 with the Étourneau, a mix of gin, yellow chartreuse, calvados, and of course topped with sparkling wine!
Meade has out done himself with this cocktail using Crop Tomato Vodka and the ever so difficult peppermint leaf.
Elixir G: It makes common drinks exceptional. I just tried the ginger beer last night, it was really yummy and different. Ginger Elixir + light beer = ginger beer!
The wonderful ladies of LUPEC-Boston share their personal ways to deal with the inevitable hangovers stemming from celebrating too much.
Brandy Alexander: one part cocktail, one part dessert.
Refined Vices reviews a fantastic new premium rum from the Dominican Republic.
Absinthe Cranberry Frappe
Andrea's Recipes' Sparkling Apple Cocktail ~ especially shot on that wallpaper, looks gorgeous! And delicious!
The Noble Pig shares a NYE drink tradition ~ quickly eating 12 grapes at midnight, each sweet one = a good month, sour = less than lucky!
Hot Apple Rum Wassail. Travels well for a hostess gift.
POINSETTIA COCKTAIL ~ but don't worry there isn't actually poinsettia in there! A beautiful drink from Andrea's Recipes
Sometimes, there is something beautiful about a single shot of bourbon.
RumDood writes about the latest Thursday Drink Night and mixing rum with port as he explores the Trinidad Sand cocktail.
The Eastern Sour—a bourbon-based Trader Vic recipe featuring lots of wintery California citrus!
Just got two of these big glass measuring cup/beakers at IKEA ~ for only $2.95 each!!! Even could be used as a mug or super pint glass? and its microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe!
MSNBC reports how the recession is affecting drinking including the shift towards heritage cocktails, more affordable options out, and the surge in mixology at home.
A puzzling combination of Ginger Extract aka "Jake" and Canadian Whisky.
Drink Hacker also shows us the updated bottles and recipe for Noilly Prat Dry ~ "introducing its current European blend to the U.S. market, discontinuing the old American blend"
Drink Hacker reviews the adorably named+packaged Sheep Dip and Pig's Nose Scotch Whiskies!
We just ordered the awesomest vintage Glögg bowl and cup set for our future batches of NOTGLÖGG! (or cider, or punch, or....) You can even put a tea light under to keep it warm!
Valet mag gets the classic Bloody Mary recipe from the folks from the King Cole Bar (where the classic cocktail was invented).
NYTimes slideshow on "San Francisco's Hip Cocktails" ~ including a bunch of pics from my favorite, the Alembic!
The NYTimes has a slideshow on unique Champagne glassware ~ incl. Tiffany's glass that reminds me of grenades... (and no, saucers weren't molded from marie antoinette's breast)
To promote two different vintages for Dom Pérignon champagne, Karl Lagerfeld teamed up with Claudia Schiffer in 2007 and Eva Herzigova in 2006 for some very sexy (albeit sexist) photo campaigns.
Eierlikör, or Advocaat - a famous, festive European egg liqueur.
It's not Limoncello but Averna Limoni di Sicilia
While researching Mulled Wine and Glögg Recipes for the holiday season (and to get through this coldness) ~ here's our pretty basic NOTGLÖGG recipe we've developed!
Liqurious Roundup of Holiday Libations! Some hot, some classic, some science experiment looking molecular mixology concoctions!
Really fun slideshow from Men.Style.Com on all you need to know about party planning from drinks to food to guests to music... and the 5 featured drinks are from Jim Meehan of PDT!
Over Christmas, Off the Presses ventured bravely into the world of pre-fabricated Tom & Jerry mix!
Mmmm more mulled wine recipes ~ NY Times shares recipes for Pranna Winter Spice (shown), Winter Berry Punch, and Blender Eggnog
The Review Lady makes a Cranberry-Tangerine Christmas Cooler adapted from a 2002 Bon Appetit recipe ~ perfect for brunch!
LA Times piece on Bar Keeper ~ Silverlake's secret spot of vintage barware run by Joe Keeper!
The LA Times shows us champagne options for all sorts of occasions
Everybody loves fire, especially when it accompanies a drink. So Meade has created a wonderful cocktail that includes Boston's Diabolique Bourbon and a flamed orange peel.
Here's another Hot Buttered Rum recipe ~ from Drink Hacker!
Gourmet Mag shows us how to make Tony Oltranti's Negronis!
Check out Bionic Bite's adorable Blueberry Martini Jello Shots ~ made in ice cube trays! Inspired by Bar Nineteen 12 in Beverly Hills
The Luna Cafe shows us how to make the perfect Hot Buttered Rum!
Ginger Cosmopolitan. This delicious cocktail features two flavors of the holiday season: ginger and cranberry.
Scomorokh from ScienceOfDrink Blog discovered Martinez - pure classic and pure pleasure.
Tiare moves beyond egg nog and offers up some tasty looking spiced fruity holiday cocktail recipes to make dealing with your relatives all that more enjoyable...