Thursday, October 18, 2007

Just in time for Halloween -- a Milky Way cocktail

With Halloween two weeks away, it's an awesome time to mix a cocktail with a chocolate flavor. While surfing through the Internet, I found the site had this awesome recipe for this Milky Way Martini:

1 1/2 oz. Starbucks Cream Liqueur
1 oz. Three Olives chocolate vodka
1/2 oz. cream

Shake together while chilling and pour.

Recipes courtesy Dan Goss, Downtown Grill and Brewery, Knoxville, Tenn.

Reading this recipe made me think of Michael O'Rourke's column in today's San Antonio Express News about Halloween candy. So, if you truly care about the quality of your spirited cocktails, you'll use this recipe with some Twang chocolate rimmer.

Making pineapple sizzle with this recipe

Sure, the summer season is over, but when I saw this great recipe from "A Dash of Bitters," I had to post it on the blog.

Agua Fresca de la Dietsch
1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into small chunks (mine was 22 oz.)
2 limes, juiced (about a cup of juice)
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups pomegranate juice
1/4 cup homemade grenadine

Put about a third of the pineapple chunks into a blender or food processor, along with the lime juice and sugar, and puree until smooth and the sugar fully dissolves into the liquid. Pour that out into a pitcher. Process the remaining pineapple in batches and pour into the pitcher. Add pomegranate juice and grenadine to the pitcher and stir.

Serve over ice and top with seltzer. Or, y’know, vodka. It’s your liver.

Of course, I would only add some pineapple rim sugar from Twang to make it just a little better.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Great recipe for Bloody Mary mix

While surfing through the blogosphere, I found this great recipe for Bloody Mary's from Jeffrey Morgenthaler, one of the best bartenders/writers in the business. I am going to write Jeffrey this morning and suggest that he add a little Twang chili lime salt to his recipe.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The classic drink recipe from the Nutty Professor

If you are over the age of "50 something," you probably remember Jerry Lewis as the Nutty Professor. When Jerry turned into Buddy Love, he had this classic drink. Thanks to the folks at Booze Movies

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Want to sell more cerveza in your liquor stores? Add the scent of freshly cut grass to the store

Want to increase your beer sales? Add the scent of grass into your marketing scheme. According to Booze News, a Halifax chain of liquor stores has added the scent to increase their beer sales. Just hoping that they also add some Twang beer salt to their lines as our product makes a beer taste even better.

How to write a resume for that next bar gig

If you are a bartender looking for a new job, I would consider a visit to Jeffrey Morgenthaler's blog. Jeffrey has some great advice for both the novice and experienced server.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Not sure what to drink? The Mixilator provides concise advice

Ever in a quandry in terms of the right cocktail for the right mood, time of day and drink strength. After finding the Mixilator online, I will never had that problem again.