Category Archives: Spirits

Celebrity Tequila Showdown

Spirits / April 19, 2017 / No Comments.

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Celebrities, they’re just like us. They take tequila shots then wake up the next morning with a pounding headache and their hand still in a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos.

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Tequila Vs. Mezcal

Spirits / April 11, 2017 / No Comments.

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If you don’t know, now you know.

TEQUILA VS MEZCAL
Made from only blue agave plant. Made from any of the 30 different agave plants.
Blue agave is baked in an above-ground oven. Agave is roasted or grilled over hot rocks inside in-ground pits.
Aged 2 months to 1 year. Aged 18 months to 3 years.
Silver tequila has a harsh, bold flavor. Gold
tequila is smoother, subtler flavor.
Has a smoky, sweet, rich flavor.
Can also be unaged or blanco.
Cocktail recommendation:
The Classic Margarita
3 oz. of Patron Anejo
2 oz. of fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz. of simple syrup
1/2 – 1 tsp. of orange liqueur
Shake & serve on the rocks with salt.
Cocktail recommendation:
The Tia Mia
1 oz. of El Buho Mezcal
1 oz. of amber rum
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. curacao
1/2 almond syrup
Shake & serve on the rocks with lime and mint.

Whisky vs. Whiskey

Spirits / March 31, 2017 / No Comments.

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The Drinking in America team is a huge fan of whisky… or is it whiskey? We’re here to settle the debate.

No matter how you spell it, whisky/ey is an umbrella term for a type of spirit distilled from a mash of fermented grains. And underneath that umbrella are a few sub-categories, including bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Scotch, Irish, and Canadian style whiskies. Each type of whisky/ey is guided and regulated by the government of the spirit’s country of origin. Each one is unique in production, taste and use.

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LocoNut

Spirits / March 26, 2017 / No Comments.

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Things are about to get loco… Forget the Coke and Rum- Captain Morgan is changing the game this spring. The rum company is shaking up the shots category with¬†Captain Morgan LocoNut.¬†It’s the perfect shot to enjoy responsibly with friends, co-workers, bro-counts, fun in-laws, very friendly strangers and of course, any coconut lovers over the age of 21.

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The End of the World

Spirits / March 17, 2017 / No Comments.

You know the whole, live every like it’s your last, mantra that is supposed to make you live in the moment and take chances? Well I think we can all agree that a couple of shots of tequila can make taking those chances a lot easier. Jose Cuervo thinks so too.

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Know Your Booze: Fernet

Spirits / March 15, 2017 / No Comments.

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Every so often, I find myself at a fancy (read “shirts and shoes required”) drinking establishment. On a few such occasions, I noticed something: Without fail, a spirit called Fernet shows up on these hip joints’ cocktail lists.

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Vodka By Channing Tatum

Spirits / February 20, 2017 / No Comments.

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For all of our readers, both ladies and gents alike, we know Channing Tatum has made you swoon at one time or another. Magic Mike might’ve been a flop of a movie (yet impossible to not watch), but we have higher hopes for his new vodka.

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Absolut Redemption

Spirits / February 7, 2017 / No Comments.

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After last week’s underwhelming announcement that Absolut’s new flavor is LIME, the vodka company goes and totally redeems themselves.

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Absolut…

Spirits / January 31, 2017 / No Comments.

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Absolut… Lime? Like, really? After 4 years of Absolut nothing we get Absolut Lime?

In case you haven’t heard, Absolut just released its first new favored vodka in four years, Absolut Lime. After Absolut flavors like Hibiskus, Elyx, and Kurant, one would think that their next flavor would be a little more creative than an everyday citrus fruit that hangs off the glass of 99% of the world’s cocktails anyway.

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