Category Archives: Spirits

Bourbon for the Kentucky Derby

Spirits / May 5, 2017 / No Comments.

Tomorrow, May 6th, marks the 143rd anniversary of the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports! The Kentucky Derby.

To help you prepare for race day, we have some delicious bourbon cocktail suggestions for your Derby Day spring parties.

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Bagel Whiskey?

Spirits / April 28, 2017 / No Comments.

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Bagels are usually thought of as the hangover breakfast. There’s nothing like a bacon egg and cheese on a toasted bagel to sop up last night’s shots. But what if the roles were reversed? Getting drunk off bagels? We’re hesitant, but as the booze-expolerers we are, we’ll entertain the idea…

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Seersucker Southern Style Gin

Spirits / April 24, 2017 / No Comments.

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We like our dates like we like our southern style gin- approachable, easy-to-mix with and delicious.

Azar Family Brands, maker of the award-winning Cinco Vodka, recently released  Seersucker Southern Style Gin, bringing to market a completely new gin-taste profile complemented by citrus, clove, honey, and mint. For those of you who aren’t big gin fans, don’t write this one off just yet. Seersucker is the first Southern-style gin on the market, which means you haven’t tasted anything like it yet!

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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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