Robert Simonson, writing for Saveur, conducts an "exit interview" with LeNell Smothers, whose celebrated Red Hook liquor shop closes this week.
The perfect Oscar drink ~ Elderflower Champagne Cocktail - has edible gold and real flowers.
Tartelette features profiteroles -- cream puffs filled with ice cream and drizzled with chocolate -- with a boozy surprise inside.
Glasstique ~ we've been seeing the 1L water bottles and solo cups turned into glass a few times now, but fun to see the old school thermos ~ and nice that they are corked too!
James Jeans takes us behind the scenes of his incredible series of wine bottles for Grateful Palate which are now available...9 bottles in all, these are truly gorgeous collectibles!
The Pegu Blog Tiki Month continues as Doug gives the business to the silly, scary Tiki icon: The Zombie.
Drinks for the House serves up a traditional Caipirinha to celebrate Brazil's most popular holiday.
SpiritMeAway prepares for Carnaval with Leblon's Carnaval kit
The new cocktail menu at Ivan Kane's Cafe ~ Deep Sazerac: Lucid absinthe, rye, sugar cubes, Angostura bitters over ice and cherries.
Rhode Island Red: Partida Blanco Tequila, Chambord, agave nectar, Bundaberg ginger beer, raspberries and lemon juice ~ from Santa Monica's Copa d'Oro
Raspberry Thyme Smash: refreshing, even in the dead of winter.
Paystyle tells lazy bartenders to wake up and smell the Irish Coffee!
Boat Life ~ latest dining collection from Form Us With Love for Sagaform ~ so playful, perfect for a summery seaside picnic
Five original Zombie recipes created by tiki-freaks and cocktail lovers alike.
Hard times demand high spirits, as long as they're not high-priced. Trader Tiki shows the Cheap Man's Chauncey for this Mixology Monday.
Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist, sits down to discuss Cachaca, Caipirinhas, Batidas, and Leblon with Cachacagora.
Blueberry Martini from scomorokh - strong, sweet and very tasty drink for you.
Artecnica 2009 has 4 great collections with Tord Boontje as well as jewelry ~ more incredible lighting, candle holders, and the coolest recycled champagne bottle dish!
Recession Proof: Five secrets for keeping cocktail hour rolling -- even when times are tight -- plus a recipe for the venerable Ward Eight cocktail.
Champagne jelly with blueberries and pomegranate seeds - perfect for the Oscars!
Oooh Hedonia makes a Daiquiri from a copy of the Bartender's Guide ... by Trader Vic, 1947 edition!
Utilizing some inexpensive rum, RumDood whips up a Shortfall Punch for Mixology Monday.
Two at the Most explores the affordable elegance of the French 75.
Sloshed! takes a DIY approach to Mixology Monday and shares recipes for homemade grenadine, lillikoi, ginger and vanilla syrups.
Keeping it simple, local and cheap for Mixology Monday.
The Land of Forgotten Cocktails discusses the mythos and allure of Absinthe with a great overview of the rituals involved in its consumption.
Vodka can be tough to mix with. Flavored vodka on the other hand...
CocktailVirgin participates in this month's Mixology Monday in making drinking cheaper by experimenting with substituting beer for Champagne in cocktails with some decent results.
Just tried the Double Espresso Van Gogh Vodka last night. It was delicious! An awesome combination of espresso and vodka. A great mid-night pick me up.
A blood orange cocktail for Valentine's Day
Monkey Gland Cocktail on Scienceofdrink Blog - great classic cocktail with indecent name and unusual compositions was tested with Pernod, Ricard and Benedectine. See my choice now!
Great Valentine`s Day concoction - Caribbean Cosmopolitan!
Between The Sheets- another Classic cocktail from the 1920's
A Sweetheart Magatini! Pink for Valentine's Day - great for an intimate dinner, or for a group.
Beautiful wine label design from Israeli firm nine99 design.
The Fallback - What do you order when the bar sucks?
The Kitchn pairs Peter Heering Cherry liqueur with chocolate and champagne for Valentine's Day.
People as living cocktails in these new ads for Bugsy's Bar by Saatchi & Saatchi.
SpiritMeAway shakes up a variation on the Bramble, christened the Fumble.
Lagunitas makes a Sweet Release, Brown Shugga' Ale.
The Halekulani Cocktail and the Eastern Whiskey Sour. Two Tiki drinks based on Bourbon!
On adorable branding/packaging ~ the Hitachino Nest Beer owl is so cute! There is even a valentine's day special label... i love the big bottles with the owl printed on glass and cap!
DeKuyper recipe application.
Valet talks to John Gonzalez, of Philly's Bistro La Minette, about the perfect Valentine's day pour.
Fun poster from Miller's MGD64 ~ love how these cocktails look like designer chairs...
I was so intrigued by the packaging of the Highland Park Single Malts, here's a look at some of the before and after, as well as some of the rationale behind the design