SF Gate explores the mainstreaming of 'white whiskey.' Don't call it moonshine ... it's legal! (I'll call it hooch)
Food Gal shares her Valentine's sparkling wine find: Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut
Miami New Times shares Box of Chocolates, a Valentine's Day chocolate cocktail. One can never have too much chocolate.
A pink Valentine's cocktail that doesn't taste like a pink drink: The Margarita of Love, made with blueberry agave syrup ... and love
NYT Mag's Case Study blog shares The Fitty Spot ... a Valentine's Day cocktail with rum and hibiscus tea.
NOLA.com shares Sazerac #9 ~ winner of the "Drink Like a Saint" contest.
Joel Finsel created custom Super Bowl cocktails. For Saints fans, there's the Spicy Sazerac. For Colts fans, there's the Blue Stampede.
Light and soothing Green Tea and Ginger Cocktail on Savvy Housekeeping hits the spot!
Cocktail Virgin shares the Double Standard. Don't let the pink fool ya'! Mixed by Derric Crothers, it contains gin, rye, lime and a fresh raspberry syrup.
Miami New Times shares the recipe for Club 50's Wheat & Mint ~ a gin and beer cocktail.
My current obsession ~ Mexican Hot Chocolate! Found this outstanding recipe on Food Woolf that includes rum & maraschino liqueur.
The Green Tea Gimlet: a tea twist to the cocktail classic for this month's Mixology Monday
PS 7's Gina Chersevani created some beautiful and tasty cocktails with less than 110 calories. Washington Post's GOG Blog has the details.
The Food Channel tells you how to make a pitcher of pretty margaritas from scratch for your party. No more mixes.
Happy thoughts for a rainy day: Colleen Mullaney, author of It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere, shares her favorite recipes for Island cocktails (pictured: The Voodoo) with Coastal Living.
Gus McShane of Copa D’Oro in Santa Monica made two fresh passion fruit cocktails for KCRW's "Good Food."
Instructables and ThinkGeek held a Cocktails vs. Mocktails contest. So fun! Here's the cocktail winner, the Color-Changing Cocktail. It " smokes elegantly, changes from a calm blue to fuschia"
The Palm cocktail by The Hedley Club at the DeAnza Hotel, which made the Mercury News' list of the best hotel bars in the Silicon Valley.
Totally jealous because I didn't make it to the Science of Cocktails event at the Exploratorium to see them playing with liquid nitrogen, among other things. Some good coverage at SF Gate.
Savvy Housekeeping mixes up bourbon, pear syrup, maraschino liqueur and ginger ale for the super-tasty Pearaschino cocktail!
Gary Regan in the SF Chronicle on how to be a superstar bartender, including photo-illustrated tips on things like chilling glasses. As you might imagine, commenters have a lot to say about it!
YumSugar mixes up an Isle of Pines cocktail, made with pomegranate. Looks dark and mysterious!
Matthew Biancaniello from the Roosevelt Hotel is collaborating with Bar Keeper in Silver Lake to turn blue-green emu eggs into cocktail cups! LA Times has great photos along with the story.
LA Times says Pisco is becoming more popular in the US ... to which I say yay!! (Pisco Sours are awesome .. and that's just the start)
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.
LA Times explores sherry cocktails, including the Montresor & Fortunato by Damian Windsor of the Roger Room.
Brian Miller of New York's Death & Co. shares his recipe for the mocktail Ginger Fizz with the Chicago Tribune.
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!
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)
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!
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!
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
Cozy Christmas drink from Sunset: Spiced Rum Cider. If I had a fireplace, I'd drink this in front of it
You've heard of Christmas in July? Well, how about Summer in December ... pretending it's sunny with this simple but tasty banana daiquiri
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.
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)
Nigella Lawson creates a holiday cocktail using elderflower liqueur
Tactical Nuclear Penguin by Brewdog is 32% alcohol beating out Utopias as strongest beer in the world [see #3678]. Utopias will have to settle for being strongest US beer...
Meet Utopias — the highest alcohol content beer on the market at 27% alcohol. Probably the priciest at $150 a bottle. It's made by Boston Beer Co. (maker of Samuel Adams)
The Gingered Rustic Rose: winner of the Domaine de Canton cocktail competition. Love the look of the giant rounded ice cube
Vegan? Craving egg nog? Here's an egg-free recipe from Elana's Pantry. And here you didn't think vegan egg nog was possible.
Pilgrim's Pear: A light and sparkly Thanksgiving cocktail made with pear, gin, and Prosecco. You can even use Plymouth gin as a tip of the hat to the first Thanksgiving!
Gary Regan mixes a cognac cocktail named after Andy Warhol .... can't go wrong there!
Courvosier Blackberry Fusion cocktail! Mmm... cognac + blackberries!