Archive for August, 2007
MSN.com has a series of really good articles I think are worth taking a look at:
- 5 overrated Cocktails
- 10 things your Bartender won't tell you
- 5 Cocktails that deserve a comeback
- 8 tips for learning what you like and ordering it right
Here's the thing, this is primarily a cocktail blog - if you're a regular reader at some point you will probably find yourself in a bar. What do you do when the girl of your dreams walks in? Do you suddenly get all Beta (boo!) or handle the situation like an Alpha(yay!)?
Roosh V has dropped another classic excerpt from his debut novel Bang (I still have my autographed copy - whassamater, you don't like freebies? I will re-package it as part of other goodies to be given away at a later date) on the 7 things a Guy can do to Improve his game right now.
The first three things he touched on:
- Stop Leaning In
- Stop asking for Permission
- Memorize one excellent, breezy story
See these and the rest of the list in detail at his site here. Above all remember this, Leaning In is Creepy. Stop it already.
Gintastic! That was my first thought when I took my first sip of G'vine gin, the first-ever Gin made from grape spirit in the Cognac region of France. The grape spirit comes from a rare green grapevine flower that exists for only a short time before maturing into grape berries.
The perfume-like floral aroma makes it's presence known but is not overpowering - and the botanicals in G'vine gin (ginger root, liquorice, green cardamom, cassia bark, coriander, juniper berries, cubeb berries, nutmeg and lime) result in a very pleasant, spicy and somewhat "sweetish" flavor.
G'vine is a small-batch gem, and it shows - definitely another fine gin for people who think they don't like gin. G'vine retails between $35 - $40. This is one gintastic gin that you should enjoy neat, or in simple cocktails that will allow the characteristics of the gin to shine through.
Welcome to the first of Recap Sundays - a recap of grandiose posts from other blogs in the Mixosphere.
- Do you know how to craft the perfect pear cocktail? You could win a thousand dollars and have your creation featured in Imbibe Magazine! [cocktailnerd]
- The stork dropped off Baby Bamboo last Weds, but that didn't stop Dr. Bamboo from taking part in Mixology Mondays ... [Dr. Bamboo]
- I've told your before, it never pays to piss off your Bartender ... [Explore the Pour]
- The Bible Flask ... [Intoxicated Zodiac]
- The Original Aviation ... [Oh Gosh!]
- One of the greatest cocktails ever created ...[Art of Drink]
- Margaritas with a splash of mayo? [The Cocktail Chronicles]
- Natalie heads off to London [The Liquid Muse]
I'd like to introduce you to an important and extremely versatile product from Partida Tequila, Partida agave nectar (at least in my humble opinion). I received a sample a short while ago along with their tequilas - but I purposely delayed writing about the nectar because I felt it deserved a seperate post.
Partida agave nectar is a blue agave based organic, natural fructose sweetener. It's sweeter than sugar and also has a reported lower glycemic index rating than sugar, honey or maple syrup. The glycemic index rating of agave nectar is 11, sugar's is 100. That's 1/10th the glycemic index of sugar!
Partida nectar is water soluble, which means that it will dissolve instantly in drinks and mixes well with other ingredients in cocktails. Sometimes I can't be bothered to make simple syrup, it's nice to have an alternative readily available, especially a healthier one. There's no aftertaste from the nectar because it's all natural.
So we have an all natural product, with a lower glycemic index rating than sugar and which also tastes sweeter than honey? Diabetics and non-diabetics alike rejoice!
A little birdie informed us that Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent's chrome covered, customized 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago is up for sale on eBay. Oddly enough, there's no mention of 50 in the auction details - but here he is getting arrested in the car by the police late last year.
Here's also a video of the same incident from Youtube.
Do you fancy something similar to 50's Murcielago? Get yours right here ...