A giant christmas tree was made with 1000 heineken beer bottles. Seen in front of the Nanjing road mall in Shanghai.
Eben Klemm a scientist to the emerging NYC cocktail scene, and has put that knowledge down in manual, The Cocktail Primer, out now. Klemm was kind enough to whip up a special holiday cocktail just for us.
Forget the stuff in cartons. The Kitchn whips up a deliciously creamy batch of homemade eggnog. So simple. So good.
A poncho in a pear tree: pear, honey, lime, tequila, Feliz Navidad!
Great set of home-brewed mead instructions.
SLOSHED! has the ultimate two-ingredient holiday warmer, comforter and pick-me-up: the Snowshoe.
Cozy Christmas drink from Sunset: Spiced Rum Cider. If I had a fireplace, I'd drink this in front of it
Audrey Saunders new LA bar called the "Tar Pit" opens today. Full range of cocktails including the Old Cuban (above), with aged rum, bitters, lime and mint, topped with Perrier-Jouet.
You've heard of Christmas in July? Well, how about Summer in December ... pretending it's sunny with this simple but tasty banana daiquiri
Not Martha makes brilliant little gingerbread houses to perch on the side of your mug!!!
We all love cold drinks, but who likes dilution? 5.5 Designers have an idea, available from April 2010.
Cocktailvirgin Blog is drinking a Cosmo?! Well it's the pre-1934 putative precursor of the modern drink which was (re)created 50 years later to push Absolut Citron.
What you need for a cold winter night: a drink to take you away from it all.
Maybe it's because I just got back from Hawaii ... but this Coconut Eggnog from Sunset sounds like THE eggnog I want to make this Christmas!
Fun holiday punch from the LA Times! Ponche Villa, made with tejocotes. Mmmm.
Second drink and its dark twist from "Mixing through Grog Log" takes you on a space trip.
Skip the Egg Nog this season and try a Flip instead. Like the Bourbon Ginger Flip (pictured) or the NASA-approved Jupiter's Flip.
Dr. Bamboo makes a classic drink for MxMo but isn't quite sure what to call it.
Vesper cocktail made with a Fino sherry, as opposed to vodka, mixed at Seattle's Sorrento Hotel
A tutorial on homemade infusions, mixers, garnishes, and more from Todd Thrasher of PX in the Washington Post.
From Cape Classics in South Africa this Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz delivers on its sweet promise, and labeling. Has a balanced feel and actually has a dryer nose than taste. Not for everyone.
I'm a sucker for cognac...what can I say? Gary Regan shares a recipe for the Leviathan, created by Rudolf Slovik (a Slovak bartender)
Sinh to bo (Vietnamese avocado milkshake).
The Pegu Blog finds some fun ways to use Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine.
Nigella Lawson creates a holiday cocktail using elderflower liqueur
Great Cosmopolitan roundup on the Science Of Drink Blog. Great cocktails, great foto - do not miss this!
Exousía 24K Gold Luxury Water - Sip on liquid gold
Winter Beer Festival 2009 at Hale's Palladium in Seattle. Beer, coffee, and chocolate flavors, all under one roof!
A Mountain of Crushed Ice completely transformed by a vanilla geek who gets hold of a bottle of Navan, results in sweet vanilla cocktails..
Don't let your holiday punch get warm and watery.The Kitchn will help you make the best punch bowl ice.
Matthew Robold from RumDood.com writes about his tour of the Brugal Rum distillery for Refined Vices.
The Paradis Horus -for this exquisite elixir, Hennessy has chosen the most magnificent cognac decanter ever envisioned. A luminous decanter sheathed in gold, by Italian designer Ferruccio Laviani.
A round-up of some cool cork screws, like this one based off an old Victorian model from England.
There's only one bartender in the world that I'd have mix me this drink. He's so in tune with his surroundings, he knows your drink before you do...
After 50 weeks of new cocktail recipes, bourbon makes it's first appearance at the Old Town Alchemy Co.
Be of good cheer this holiday season with the classic Aviation Cocktail!
The rise of the robotic drinkmakers involve games to win drinks!
cocktailnerd produces a cocktailian christmas list sure to thrill your dearest mixologist and not break the bank (except for the Kold Draft machine...you listening Santa?!)
Ever tried beer and ice cream? Try Doc's Enigma, a beer float inspired by the character "Doc" from John Steinbeck's Cannery Row.
Hot stuff! Chili pepper infusions and cocktails from the Washington Post, including habanero-infused applejack.
A Wasabi Prime original - a persimmon rosemary twist on a classic Bellini. Lightly sweet homage to fall's harvest.
Chopping, flaring,flipping....no one does it better than the Prestwich Crew!!
A lovely Manhattan against Bellevue's Barrio's famous wall of lanterns - photo by South Sound Garden
The Pegu Blog takes Chivas Regal's challenge to compare its 18 year-old with Johnny Walker Blue Label
SLOSHED! makes the Cameron's Kick—an ambrosial winter concoction of Irish and Scotch whisk(e)y, orgeat and lemon.
Sometimes, taking something out of context is a good thing. Like orgeat mixed with Scotch whisky and served hot.