Interpretations of Prohibition-era speakeasy cocktails and appetizers.
Coffee and spice, chile-cocoa glogg and dark rums goes into these warming cocktails from A Mountain of Crushed ice.
Pomegranate syrup made from 100% pure pomegranate juice adds extra pomegranate flavor to traditional sangria. Garnished with red grapes, citrus slices and pomegranate seeds.
Lemon Drop Martini - Simply Delicious!
Lost Past Remembered is a cool blog that looks to the past for recipe (and glassware) inspiration. Here's one of their latest: cognac hot chocolate with marshmallows made from actual marshmallow root!
Christmas-wassail - A good hot drink for the holidays.
Gary Regan shares three holiday cocktails with the SF Chronicle, including this one: The Drink Whose Name We Dare Not Speak (I'm intrigued. You?)
New York Times has a good roundup of holiday cocktails in the Westchester area, including a Vanilla Cranberry Champagne Cocktail at Tappan Hill Mansion and Mulled Cider at Crabtree's Kittle House
Here's another way to have your afternoon tea, with Earl Grey tea infused Gin!
Mistletoe Kiss Cocktail - A holiday smooch in a glass!
Three variations of the Yellow Daisy Cocktail - great choice for long winter evening.
White Christmas Cocktail - A delicious egg nog cocktail. Perfect for the holidays.
Smirnoff Black Label pays tribute to its Russian roots by using a Matryoshka doll to hold the bottle
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.