RumDood reviews Ron Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and uses it to make an Ancient Mariner cocktail.
South Beach Hostel's A-Bar serves up cocktails for the hostel crowd, including this Backpack Cooler. Vodka, mint tea, and sauv blanc? My kind of backpacking.
Syllabub is a creamy punch with wine and madeira adding the kick.
A look at spirits auctions, and the really really really expensive stuff in the Washington Post.
Review of Mozart Dry, a chocolate spirit that seeks to improve the state of chocolate cocktails.
Tiare over at A Mountain of Crushed ice mixes the 3rd Tiki cocktail from Grog Log and makes a twist of it as well in honor of the preservation of the endangered sea turtle.
LA Times explores sherry cocktails, including the Montresor & Fortunato by Damian Windsor of the Roger Room.
Think pineapple and tamarind belong only in tiki drinks? Think again with the Writer's Block, an easy bit of tropical elegance.
Adorable packaging and typography ~ beautiful sake bottles ~ see these and more (also really cool opening tab) ~ ahh, packaging based impulse buys strike again!
The Ward 2010: Freshly squeezed Meyer Lemon and Tangerines with Spiced Rum, Maraschino Liquor & Peychaud bitters. A modern revamp of a classic cocktail.
Vieux Carre Absinthe - Gorgeous presentation of Absinthe from the people behind Bluecoat American Dry Gin.
Great "anti-hungover" drink - famous Zombie Cocktail in Trader Vic`s version. Happy New Year :)
Brian Miller of New York's Death & Co. shares his recipe for the mocktail Ginger Fizz with the Chicago Tribune.
Gorgeous limited edition bottles of Magners Pear Cider exclusively for Bungalow 8 London by Cake
Sonoma based HelloCello has released the first Organic Limoncello made from distilled wine country grapes and slightly sweetened with agave.
Vodka Packaging vs Absolut - THEN (when they first launched their apothecary like bottle) and NOW. A bit biased, but still pretty and fun to see
Stumbled across this beauty on the Raspberri Cupcakes blog while furiously researching New Year's Eve treats: The Raspberry, Lychee and Pink Moscato Granita ... YUM!
Warm up with a glass of Boston Grog! An Orange Pekoe tea-flavored toddy perfect for when the winter winds start howling.
Newly released, very exclusive Angel Champagne comes in hand finished silvered bottles and is not sold in liquor stores. Prices range from $800 a bottle to $400,000 for their special edition!
The color and unusual flavor of this Champagne cocktail is provided by a dried red plum steeped in Fernet Branca bitters and candied in sugar syrup.
Sidecar Fizz - how to make fizz cocktails
Happy New Year with a fantastic Arctic Cosmo Martini!!!
Frozen mudslides - the not to be missed adult milkshake
This bottle opener is a class above the rest! The 'castle key' offers an elegant solution to the less-than-elegant task of opening a bottle.
Using fresh sugarcane juice in cocktails comes with difficulties- extracting the juice from sugarcane.
Punches for New Year's Eve, plus a look back at the year in spirits & cocktails (as well as a look ahead) at the Washington Post.
Sip on this for New Year's.
NY Times lauds the top cocktails of the decade, including the pictured Gin-Gin Mule made famous by Audrey Saunders (NY's Pegu Club, LA's Tar Pit)
A few Champagne cocktails to help you and your guests close out the decade in style.
Key Lime Martini - Ring in the New Year at HOME!
Homemade Baileys Irish Cream.
French winemaker Pommery introduces its new champagne, Pop, just in time for New Year's Eve. NYT says the eco-friendly bubbly stays green by creating "sexual confusion" among hungry butterflies!
Mandarin Martini - A light citrus cocktail. Perfect for any time of year.
Tiki champagne drink New Year celebration over at A Mountain of Crushed ice.
Pom Martini - ring in the New Year with style!
The East India Cocktail brings a touch of Royal Bombay Yacht Club class to an evening meal of curry!
Make big clear ice blocks in your freezer using a common item from your last camping trip.
Fresh apple cider mingles with Navan vanilla cognac, brut bubbly and warm spices in this Spicy Sparkling Cider - a tasty drink for New Year's Eve from The Bubbly Girl.
Homemade Kahlua recipe made using your favorite coffee.
Hangar One Chipotle Vodka to a Bloody Mary rimmed with celery salt at San Francisco's Tipsy Pig Pub
The Esmino's Escape, a cocktail created at Drink in Boston, uses Batavia Arrack, mezcal, and orange liqueur to pay respect to a pair of Tiki bartending legends.
While a glass of Champagne on its own is nothing to complain about, sometimes something with a little more perk might be wished for. And when it comes to Champagne cocktails it’s hard to beat the French 75.
If you got a lump of coal for Christmas last year, get your revenge on Santa this year by sneaking him some Hot Milk Punch.
The Pegu Blog wishes you a Happy Christmas with a little thing called a Babar n Blitzen
Hot Cinnamon Roll - A holiday cocktail perfect for the winter weather.
Keep track of your holiday party drinking by counting your olives. Timely tip. Don't go this far though...