Candy Canes and Cocktails – The Festive White Russian
Dec17

Candy Canes and Cocktails – The Festive White Russian

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I don’t know what it is about the Christmas season but it always brings about a craving for White Russians. And when I say “White Russian,” I don’t mean the kind that subliminally influenced me to write this article. I mean the cocktail. You know, the one that found a permanent spot in pop culture lore via its inclusion in the cult classic, The Big Lebowski, as The Dude’s favorite cocktail. Lovingly portrayed by Jeff Bridges in only a...

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Getting B!tch Slapped In St. Maarten
Oct17

Getting B!tch Slapped In St. Maarten

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Every beach bar has its signature drink and at St. Maarten’s Blue Bitch Bar, overlooking the beach and boardwalk in Phillipsburg, it’s the appropriately named Bitch Slap. I’m pretty sure the shot, which Marlene confirms in the video, includes Blue Curacao, Triple Sec and some kind of rum (background noise from the peanut gallery drowned out most of her description). I’ve conducted an exhaustive search online for about two minutes...

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Tom Cruise at a Beach Bar – Then and Now
May20

Tom Cruise at a Beach Bar – Then and Now

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I don’t know if Tom Cruise slinging drinks at a beach bar in the movie “Cocktail” was the inspiration for me to one day own my own beach bar but it would make a pretty cool story for the grand kids some day. The beach bar scenes were filmed at Dragon Bay Beach, Port Antonio in Jamaica. The beach bar is now called, what else, Cruise Bar. You can view a current photo of the beach bar here and here. View from Port...

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