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New Years Drink Recipes: The Best of the Best


New Years Drink Recipes: The Best of the Best

Here’s our all time favorite drink to serve for your guests while you watch Ryan Seacrest and Justin Bieber strip what little dignity is left from Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve. You might think we’d go with a champagne based drink, but the bubbly is best served as is, at midnight. For a special treat for your guests, give this a try earlier in the evening.

The Best New Years Drink Recipe:

Happy New Year Hot Buttered Rum


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 package confectioners’ sugar, sifted (16 oz)
  • 1 pound light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • your favorite dark rum


1. In a large bowl cream the butter and the sugars together until smooth. Add the softened ice cream and mix until it’s exceptionally creamy. Transfer this to a freezer container with a tight fitting lid. Place in the freezer for as long as you can (a few days to a few weeks, yes, start now).

2. When you’re ready to partay, place a heaping 2 tablespoons of the frozen mix in a highball glass or coffee mug. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons dark rum. Pour over the mix 6 ounces of boiling water and stir until the mixture is melted. Sprinkle top with cinnamon or nutmeg and serve!

Happy holidays and enjoy!

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Halloween Drink Recipes

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Halloween Drink Recipes

meeeowwwww! It’s that time of year again friends, and as you might have guessed, I’m dressing as a fireman.

Halloween is right around the corner so it’s time to turn our attention from sweet summer-y drinks to concoctions that are more in touch with the dark side. I’m talking about drinks inspired by ghosts, goblins and creepy supernatural events. These drinks may have some bloodcurdling names, but trust me… the taste really good.

I’ll try and update this page from now until Halloween with some clever drink recipes to both scare an intoxicate your Halloween party guests this year. Bookmark this page for an in-progress list of all our Halloween cocktails. Here are a few to get you started:

Halloween Drink Recipes

Black Witch

Flaming Pumpkin Pie

Salem Witch

Green Ghost

Witches Brew

Here’s a drink I whipped up for some friends this week. It had some great reviews:

Pumpkin Pie Martini

12 oz of your favorite vodka
1/3 can of pumpkin pie filling
1 cinnamon stick
3 cloves
5 drops of vanilla
whipped cream

Mix together the vodka, pumpkin pie filling, vanilla, and cloves in a large bowl or bottle (something you can seal later). The pumpkin pie filling will be quite thick, so ensure you give it a thorough mixing. Add in cinnamon stick, seal it up, and leave it for at least 24 hours in the refridgerator.

When you’re ready, open up the mixture and filter out the pumpkin infused vodka. strain the vodka to a martini glass and top with whipped cream. For extra credit, crush up some ginger snaps and use as rimmer on the glass, or top with a fun Halloween cookie from your mom.

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Apple Crumble in a Glass

Apple Crumble in a Glass

Who doesn’t like a nice slice of apple pie? What about a nice alcoholic beverage that tastes like liquid pie or crumble? Sure apple pie is good, but it’s not great if you’re trying to get drunk. This recipe is perfect as we wind summer down and step into fall.


  • 1 oz of your favorite vodka
  • ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 4 oz of sparkling (or regular) apple juice

How to Make it:

Chill a rock glass and add a couple ice cubes. Add the vodka. Sprinkle a teaspoon of cinnamon over the ice . Finish off with the sparkling (or regular) apple juice. Give it a quick stir and serve. Just like granny used to make it.

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Finish Your Whisky or Beer: Closing Time for World’s Oldest Bartender

Finish Your Whisky or Beer: Closing Time for World’s Oldest Bartender

For many, bartending is a college gig, something to do part time, or a great way to meet attractive members of the opposite sex. Angelo Cammarata on the other hand, has rang the bell for last call and hung up his mixer after 77 years of service.

Now 95, he has been bartending at Cammarata’s, a bar he started since the stroke of midnight, April 7, 1933. What’s even more amazing about this, is that this was the very second prohibition ended in the United States. Check out more on an interview with him here.


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My New Favorite Shot: Patron Black

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My New Favorite Shot: Patron Black

Let’s talk about doing shots. There is nothing like hammering down an intoxicating thimbleful of your favorite alcohol with a group of friends. A shot will take you to the next plateau and bring about that familiar cloudiness we all cherish. What else can make a gremlin desirable, transform a dirty porcelain bowl into a pillow or turn an inconspicuous location into a urinal? Now a shot doesn’t have to be an exercise in alcoholism, it can also be a tasty treat!

For me I’ve always hated hard liquor shots. Rum, Rye, Vodka, Gin, Grappa… Gross! Tequila is the exception, especially a fine Petron, lemon preferred. It is really the only hard liquor I can withstand, never mind actually desire.

As for the less ‘manly’ spirits, I used to enjoy a good Jagermeister. Maybe there was a night of excess I can’t recall but today that stuff just tastes like Buckley’s Cough Medicine to me – ‘Tastes bad but it works.’. I’ve had quite a bit of Southern Comfort in my day and i can still force a few down but the sweetness just screams migraine-style hangover. As a SoCo alternative I don’t mind the similar but smoother Disaronno.

Now onto the Petron Black coffee liqueur. This tequila based shot still sits at 35% alcohol so it definately packs a punch. When you first down the chilled black liquid you feel the shotgun blast warming head rush you normally expect from Tequila but with a delightful coffee aftertaste. Instead of having to neutralize your pallet by chugging a beer, you are going to want to savour the flavor of this decadent alcohol. With such a unique taste I certainly wouldn’t want to overdo this shot, especially with its expensive price tag but for now order me up another round.

What is your favorite shot?

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