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  • Jello shot history
    Jello shot recipes
    A gelatin shot, commonly called, at least on this continent, a Jell-O shot and even more commonly called, a jello shot is a shooter in which liquor, usually vodka, rum, or tequila, replaces some of the water used to congeal the gel.And all too...
  • Chandon Summer, festive bubbles invigorate parties
    Chandon Brut and Rose bubbles add sparkle to summer entertaining
    Summer entertaining focuses on festive, engaging and light-hearted fun. Whether it’s a huge backyard barbecue or a simple evening by the fire pit, the gatherings in the summer seem to have more energy. To compliment these themes, a cocktail...
  • The Farmer's Market at the Whiteface Lodge
    7 scrumptious cocktails from the liquid chefs at hotel bars across the U.S.
    When I was in London a few years back, I stayed at the lovely Egerton House Hotel. It was there I met Antonio Pizzuto, the hotel’s head barman, who is a local celebrity known for both his colorful stories and his impeccable martinis. Stop in...
  • Brancamenta iced tea granita
    Iced tea granita with Brancamenta
    As consumers look for bigger, bolder flavors, old-school traditional drinks are becoming more fashionable. These cordials can be enjoyed on their own, mixed into craft cocktails or incorporated into simple recipes. Brancamenta, an Italian mint,...
  • Fernet Branca, an Italian digestif
    Fernet Branca, embracing the bitter to develop a bolder cocktail
    As the craft cocktail movement continues to grow, bolder flavors are becoming more main stream. Fernet Branca can cause trepidation in even the most ardent cocktail lover. The botanical, herbal Italian liqueur doesn’t have a mainstream...
  • Tekeen Bombs being advertised
    Tekeen bombs are blowing up bars!
    Move over Red Bull and Vodka. Step aside Irish Car Bombs. Pack your bags Jägerbombs. There is a new bar cocktail mix that is creating quite a stir and leaving drinkers feeling pretty darn good: The Tekeen Bomb! The Tekeen Bomb originated out of...
  • Novi Fine Wine & Liquor
    Hard-to-find alcoholic beverages? Not a problem here!
    Andy Nofar smiles when he talks about his family business, Novi Fine Wine & Liquor. He is proud of what his store has meant to the local community and how his customers keep coming back to enjoy excellent customer service and a huge selection...
  • Organic and made from fresh ingredients - how do you like your whiskey now?
    A distilled spirit culture renaissance
    The distilled spirit revolution has come, and we owe it to Portland. The once obscure distilled spirit is bleeding into the mainstream. And it’s welcome news to Portland’s craft distillers, with many of them seeing their flagship...
  • Here's to Your Health: Vodka Drink Recipes
    Here's to Your Health: Vodka Drink Recipes
    Until now no one has referred to Vodka as the blueberry or any other super fruit for that matter. But Vodka like most other alcohol has health benefits. This being party time all over the world there will be many who choose to imbibe. While you...
  • Dreadful drip Bloody Mary cocktail
    Dreadful drip Bloody Mary cocktail: Spirits fill the glass where the haunt is
    Say cheers to your skeleton friends in a boney toast with a glass of dreadful drip Bloody Mary cocktails to celebrate the spells and eeriness of the night walkers. After a long night of keeping little pumpkins, ghosts, princesses, pirates and...
  • Duty-free merchandise: Unbreakable advice for the fragile cruiser
    Duty-free merchandise: Unbreakable advice for the fragile cruiser
    A cruise vacation has so much to offer at any given time. The fun and excitement is from sunrise to sunset. Every day, there is a game of Bingo. Every evening, there are various brands of alcohol being sampled. The “drink of the day”...
  • Berentzen Bushel & Barrel
    Berentzen Bushel & Barrel Marries Bourbon, Apple Liqueur
    When one often thinks of alcohol types to blend to create a new flavor profile, Kentucky bourbon and apple liqueur are not the first which immediately come to mind. That is precisely the case though with the recent unveiling of Berentzen Bushel ...
  • Hawaii Sea Spirits
    Hawaii Sea Spirits Add Organic Rum to Their Line-Up
    Starting September 1, Hawai‘i will have a new rum in the market: ultra premium, organic Deep Island Hawaiian Rum from Hawaii Sea Spirits LLC the makers of Ocean Organic Vodka.Made from organic sugar cane and blended with deep ocean mineral...
  • State law permits liquor stores to sell items found in convenience stores, groceries
    One stop shopping now possible at Tennessee liquor stores
    Under a new state law it soon may be possible for Tennessee imbibers to get all the fixings they need for a Manhattan, Martini or Rum & Coke in one stop - their neighborhood liquor store.As of July 1, 2014 liquor stores can opt to sell...
  • Is wine safer than liquor during pregnancy?
    Is wine safer than liquor during pregnancy?
    Alcohol and pregnancy go together like oil and water; you can try to make them mix permanently, but it’s never going to happen. There’s no tried and true amount of alcohol that is pregnancy “safe” or an appropriate time,...
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