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The Streep Sweep – an Oscar Cocktail from Belvedere Vodka

February 26, 2012
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The Streep Sweet A Belvedere Vodka Cocktail

With the approaching Oscars, I received dozens of PR pitches for the Perfect Oscar Party Cocktail. I ignored most, and instead wrote about Robin’s Favorite Vodka Cocktail – the Cosmo, and my favorite brandy cocktail, the Sidecar. I think they’re perfect for sipping on while watching the Academy Awards show. However, this cocktail creation from…

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The Sidecar Is A Classic Cocktail

February 25, 2012
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Sidecar Classic Cocktail

People are talking about swagger like it’s a new thing. I’m sorry, but if you want to talk swagger, go watch The Rat Pack in action. Back in the 1960s, Frank, Dean, and Sammy knew how to have a good time, especially at parties. It was rumored that Frank Sinatra would walk up to party goers at…

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Think Pink – The Cosmopolitan Cocktail

February 25, 2012
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A Cosmopolitan Cocktail vodka cocktail for oscar party

As you run off to prepare for your Oscar Party, making cute appetizers, sprinkling gold flakes on your table, and making sure your shoes are THE most fabulous at the party, make sure you prepare for libations as well. Since there are many drinks vying to win the Best Cocktail At The Oscars award, you…

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Beer and Cookies with Delirium Noel

December 7, 2011
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Delirium Noel - A Seasonal Christmas Beer

    When I decided to make some Christmas cookies, I knew it would be hard work. Therefore, I knew I’d need a beer. And what better type of beer to sip than a seasonal “Christmas” brew. Christmas beers aren’t just for Christians mind you, and I think they will please every person of any…

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OB3 Orlando Bourbon Beer N Bites for a good cause

September 16, 2011
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OB3 Orlando Bourbon Beer N Bites for a good cause

I don’t normally post PR pitches. I get about 100 a day, I read about 5, I follow up on 1. However, every now and then one comes by that seems worthy of sharing.  And this is the one. I know noting about the organization or event, so do your research.  The company Events For…

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Off to see the Circus Boy

May 20, 2011
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Circus Boy Hefeweizen Beer

You would think with it being American Craft Beer Week, I’d have had at least one post about beer from Monday through Friday. However, when things are so busy you’ve only had two beers all week, writing is on the back burner. However, now that things are heating up outside, I wanted to talk about…

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A book about Bourbon

May 6, 2011
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A book about Bourbon

With the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, it’s only fitting that the book I’m reading is about bourbon. Authored by Sam K Cecil, Bourbon, The Evolution of Kentucky Whiskey is a factual account of the distilleries and their proprietors starting in the 1700s to current day. If you’re looking for a lot of information and lore about…

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Talking Tequila for Cinco de Mayo or any day

May 4, 2011
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Margarita rocks in Isla Mujeres

When your friends say “Let’s have Tequila”, does your stomach churn and head swim at memories of Spring Break gone wrong? Did you sip some brown liquid from a giant jug, sucking limes and licking salt in the hopes of making it not taste so bad? Those days are over, and it’s time to give…

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Cigar City Brewery Jai Alai IPA

April 15, 2011
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Cigar City Brewery Jai Alai IPA

Quick tasting notes on this beer., Honeyed orange on the nose. Palate is refreshing. Carmel toast and honeyed orange on the palate as well, with the slightest bitter hops on the finish to balance. As it sits and opens, the hops kicks up a little, but it’s still tasty and  balanced. This may be a…

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Tasting Old World Winery 2005 Zinfandel

April 15, 2011
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Old World Winery 2005 Zinfandel

Old World Winery 2005 Zinfandel Just a quick set of tasting notes for this one. Nose is full of spice – huge zing. There are ripe berries, a mix of dark and red, really inviting nose. Holy big wine at 15.9% Alch. The palate is big and booming. I get an initial taste of red…

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