Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Manhattan Cocktail Drink Recipe

Manhattan drink recipe that is sure to get you going. Impress you friends with this sexy drink recipe.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Summer Cocktails and Drink Recipes - Beer Berry Sangria for the Pool and the Beach

This recipe is perfect for the beer lover who wants to shake it up a little. It's great for a BBQ cocktail or just for having friends over on a hot summer night. Enjoy responsibly!

Yield: Makes 8 servings

Prep time 10 Minutes


3 cups fresh strawberries cut in half
1 cup fresh raspberries (optional)
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1 cup, vodka
3 tablespoons, sugar
1 (16.9oz) bottle of lemon lime soda, or ginger ale, chilled
6 bottles or cans of beer, any kind, chilled


Stir the fruit, the sugar and the vodka together in a larger pitcher. Then pour in the lemon lime soda. Slowly pour in the beer. Give it a good stir and serve over ice, in a chilled glass with a fruit garnish.


Make sure all of your ingredients are chilled well before making cocktail. Don't use frozen raspberries they tend to fall apart.

To make ahead, add the vodka and the fruit to a medium size container. Chill covered up to 1 day. Then mix the remainder of the ingredients when ready to serve. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The History of the Cocktail Hour

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Types of Alcohol : How Is Scotch Whiskey Made?

Scotch whiskey is only made in Scotland, and it is always made as single malt from 100 percent malted barley in a specially shaped still. Understand the specific characteristics of scotch whiskey with information from an experienced distiller in this free video on alcohol and liquor.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fuzzy Navel Cocltail Drink Recipe

Fuzzy navelcocktail drink recipe hd that is sure to get you going. Impress you friends with this sexy drink recipe. It's one of the most popular drinks.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Beer 101: A Style Guide

Choosing a beer is harder than ever these days. With an overwhelming number of options available, how can we sort through the lagers, pilsners, pale ales, IPAs and stouts? Check out this Beer 101 Style Guide from Howdini to find a type of beer that'll make you... hoppy.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail Shot Drink Recipe

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

All About Vodka

Vodka is the surprise package of the 20th Century. From an unknown Russian drink to the most widely used cocktail drink, it has been quite a journey.

History Of Vodka

The exact history of vodka is not known. However, it has its origins in a grain growing region around what we know today as Poland, Western Russia and Ukraine. The word 'vodka' is derived from the Russian word 'voda', which means water. Experts believe that the first record of vodka was found somewhere around the 9th Century. However, the first known distillery is around 200 years after that, around the 11th Century, in Khylnovsk, Russia.

The early process of distillation of vodka was crude. Due to the limitations in technology of the period, many impurities would remain behind and cause an unpleasant and unwanted taste. The early distillers would mask this by adding flavours to the vodka: The most common among them being absinthe, anisette, juniper, mint, pepper and peppermint.

The Bolshevik Revolution, banned all private distilleries in Russia. Many of the master distillers fled from the country: One of them being the son of Master Distiller Smirnov. Vladimir Smirnov fled to France to setup his distillery. Here he made contact with an American businessman and created the Smirnoff (the French version of his family name) brand. Vodka was publicized as a 'white whiskey' that left you 'breathless' (it did not leave one with an alcohol breath). But, vodka found its place only in the 1950s and 'swinging 60s'. The affluent youth and numerous cocktails, for which vodka's odourless and tasteless characteristics make it a perfect component, led to the Vodka revolution. And Vodka surpassed Bourbon (American whiskey) as the largest selling hard liquor.

Production Of Vodka

Vodka has traditionally been prepared with the cheapest grain available at hand. Vodka is mainly made from starch. However certain Polish vodkas are based on potato. Even molasses is used sometimes. Vodka is basically pure alcohol (ethanol) and water. It is extremely similar to whiskey. Both are produced from fermented mash. However, Vodka is distilled off at a very high proof. Thus, by distilling vodka off at 190 proof, most of the flavour is lost and almost only alcohol and water are left behind. Thus, the best vodka is tasteless, colourless and odourless.


Some of the most popular and good quality vodka brands are Smirnoff, Grey Goose and Absolut. However, blind tastes often confirm, that most of us cannot discern between the different brands of vodka. This is natural and desired, as vodka is supposed to be tasteless as well as odourless. Hence, the brand of vodka, is a personal preference. It is suggested to use any 'house' brand while using vodka in mixed drinks.

Vodkas also come in a variety of flavours. Brands like Absolut and Smirnoff have an arsenal of flavoured vodkas. Some of the popular flavours include raspberry, citrus, orange, vanilla and pepper.

This article is written by Gautamm Mehra, a certified bartender and enthusiast. You can write to him at gautam [dot] mail [at] gmail [dot] com.
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