Sipping and Spitting – The Life of a Cocktail Judge
May18

Sipping and Spitting – The Life of a Cocktail Judge

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A couple weekends ago, I had the pleasure of judging my first cocktail competition. Hosted by Wine Down Tastings & Tapas and Old Forester, the evening featured five bartenders coming up with their best cocktail creations. Being one of three judges, I was given the opportunity of sampling five different concoctions, each one unique in its own way but all of them delicious, and then making a subjective call on what the best drink...

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BeetleCat’s Bringing Back Those Beach Bar Cocktails
Feb24

BeetleCat’s Bringing Back Those Beach Bar Cocktails

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I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to beach bar cocktails so when I saw this article from Eater featuring a restaurant in Atlanta dead set on bringing back classic beach bar cocktails, I had to click on the link. According to the Eater article, BeetleCat, “an Asian-American seafood lounge paired with cocktails inspired by 1970s and 1980s beach culture,” is dedicated to bringing back long lost classic beach bar...

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Rum-Infused Eggnog Recipes to Help You Through This Christmas Holiday
Dec22

Rum-Infused Eggnog Recipes to Help You Through This Christmas Holiday

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The Christmas holiday can be a fun and joyous time but as we all know, the stress of hosting parties, buying gifts and the overall “busyness” that comes packaged with it like a gift under the Christmas tree can become a little cumbersome and overwhelming. Have no fear, Christmas warrior – that’s where rum comes in, cleverly obscured behind that frothy holiday concoction known as eggnog. “To tradition-steeped...

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Instagram Monday – Getting Our Drink On
Oct26

Instagram Monday – Getting Our Drink On

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It’s time to get our drink on for this week’s Instagram Monday article as photos of drinks from all over the world take center stage. I love taking pictures of cocktails so when I noticed that there were a lot of drink pics getting tagged with #beachbarbums, I decided an article was warranted. After all, if a beach bar bum can’t enjoy a nice cold drink on the beach, then what else is there to life? Work? Please. We’re on a perpetual...

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Thirsty Thursday – The Debut Of The Harper
Aug06

Thirsty Thursday – The Debut Of The Harper

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When it comes to cocktails, I’m no mixologist but I do like to mess around with ingredients and try to come up with original cocktails for my future beach bar. As more and more beach bars pop up every day, trying to figure out how to separate yourself from the pack becomes essential. That’s where the cocktails come in. I want my future beach bar to be known for a lot of things, chiefly among them a place to go to get great drinks....

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