What's the Origin of the Word 'Cocktail'?

No, it doesn't have anything to do with a rooster—but it does have something to do with a horse. Type origin of word cocktail into your search engine and you may see a dictionary entry that explains...

Summer 2020 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion NOMINATIONS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 8 days ago

As we roll into a summer that most of us will spend in the comfort and confines of our own homes, there’s no better time to flex our collective bartending muscles, so let’s nominate cocktail source...


Summer 2020 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion VOTING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 day ago

It’s time to vote on our COTM Cocktail Companion, which will run from June 1 right through to the end of the summer. The two candidates with the most nominations are websites, making for easy acces...

Coffee liqueurs Other than Kahlua

by twodales2 1 month ago

So, I've been on a White Russian kick lately to get us through the quarantine. Someone gave us Starbucks coffee liqueur a while back and we've nearly run out. It seems that they no longer make it....

Summer 2019 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion NOMINATIONS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Roll up your bartending sleeves and get out your shakers, for another summer means it's time once again to collectively drink our way through a cocktail book! To nominate a book and have your no...

Summer 2019 Cocktail Companion Cookbook of the Month VOTING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Welcome to the voting round for our Summer 2019 COTM Cocktail Companion! This year saw a record 19 individual titles nominated, but two books emerged with the most nominations, and they are both pe...

Summer 2019 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion: BATCH COCKTAILS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 12 months ago

Hello and welcome to the reporting thread for our Summer 2019 COTM Cocktail Companion, BATCH COCKTAILS: MAKE-AHEAD PITCHER DRINKS FOR EVERY OCCASION by Maggie Hoffman. Time to roll up our sleeves, ...

This restaurant in an empty field will serve 1 diner at a time

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

Opens May 10 and will continue till August. " . . . "Rasmus and I said to ourselves, 'We should make this available for everyone! Anti-social freaks, people in risk groups, anyone! It will be th...

Carmel Valley Chophouse, Corkscrew, Jerome's, Cachagua General Store & Los Laureles Lodge in Carmel Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Talked to my friend in Carmel Valley about what food purveyors are open in her neck of the woods. She said she feels fortunate to have plenty of choices nearby, such as: Carmel Valley Chophouse ...

The Bay Area is drinking 42% more alcohol than usual during Covid-19 stay at home orders

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

We are such over-achievers. " . . .During the first week of sheltering in place, Bay Area residents drank more alcohol than usual — 42% more than usual, in fact, according to data from BACtrack,...

Mentone in Aptos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The latest eatery from Chef David Kinch of Manresa is Mentone in Aptos. Opening today, Wednesday, March 25, it will debut with take out from a limited menu of wood-fired pizzas, salads, cocktails, ...

Vitamin Water Cocktails

michele cindy
by michele cindy 12 years ago

Last night there were no mixers in the fridge, only "B-relaxed" Vitamin Water. I made a cocktail using the Vitamin Water, Vodka, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice, over ice. It came out pretty good...

Gov. Cuomo wants to expand alcohol sales at movie theaters...

by gutreactions 5 months ago

As part of his State of the State message, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is proposing expanded alcohol sales at movie theaters. Sipping a craft brew or a glass of wine while watching a hit film sou...

Tacolicious 10th Anniversary, Jan 10

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Tacolicious celebrates today with chupitos on the house to raise a glass to its 10th year. * * * * What's a chupito? http://instantgrativacation.com/2011/09/03/tacolicious/

Fusion Lounge | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Redding's Fusion Lounge was my final Lao meal during the Carr Fire (August 2018). While I missed happy hour (4 to 6p), I did catch Taco Tuesday at this ethnic Iu Mien-owned drinking establishment....

New Year's Eve and Day in Bakersfield

by jpie 5 months ago

I am going to be driving our car down from the Pacific NW to Palm Springs and will be spending the night in Bakersfield CA. It happens to be New Year's Eve and then the morning of New Year's day. T...

What are your favorite Holiday Venues in metro NY?

by gutreactions 6 months ago

Whether you've been naughty or nice, it's time to gather with friends and family and enjoy the Holiday Season. What are your favorite venues for dining & cocktails this time of the year? Places tha...

Poor Red's | El Dorado

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Liquid lunch! In May, I swung by Poor Red's at the end of my visit to Placerville before leaving the area. This saloon invented the Gold Cadillac cocktail and 3% of the WORLD’s supply of Galliano f...

Gift for a fan of hardcore bitters

by jochaima 6 months ago

I'm looking for ideas for someone who really likes bitters: fernet branca, and unicum. I was wondering about sfugmato, if that is worth getting? He has fernet, fernet menta, nonino, Ramazzotti, ape...

Chocolate eggnog recipe /Chocolatier

by IrishAyes721 5 months ago

hello, I've been desperately looking for the chocolate eggnog recipe that was posted in an issue of Chocolatier magazine many years ago. I thought I had every issue ever published but I can't seem...

Sazerac Rye Substitute

by lisaud 7 months ago

I had a Sazerac (well, two actually) recently on my first visit to New Orleans and I fell in love with it! I live in NJ and apparently Sazerac rye is quite hard to come by around here. I could hav...