Evolution of the Cocktail: When Drinks Go Viral.

Evolution of the Cocktail: When Drinks Go Viral

How Things Are Made And Spread Around
The Internet is a profound place that offers insights into many interesting aspects of human culture. For instance, the Internet is a melting pot of videos, images, articles and self-help guides that can keep an individual occupied all day. Nevertheless, the Internet is a great place for two main reasons. First, it allows new information to be spread on a worldwide circuit. This action is called going viral on the Internet. Second, it presents new ideas to the Read the rest of this entry »

White Russians Using Alternate Flavored Vodka.

There’s nothing quite as lovely as a White Russian when you are out and about. The drink has always been a bar favorite, and on top of that, you will also find that it has been immortalized in the movie The Big Lebowski as the favorite drink of the dude. While nothing will ever change the classic White Russian formula of vodka, Kahlua and milk, you will find that there’s actually quite a lot of room for improvisation with flavored vodkas.

For example, when you want to Read the rest of this entry »

Bloody Mary Variations Around the World.

Commonly believed to have originated in a bar in Paris and suspected by many to cure hangovers, the Bloody Mary is a popular drink around the world. The basic version consists of vodka, lemon juice, and tomato juice, with dashes of Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper, and garnished with a celery stick. There are, however, as many variations on this drink as there are drinkers.

In Canada, Clamato juice is much more popular than tomato juice for the base of this scarlet drink. In Ireland, variations such as the Bloody Molly, Read the rest of this entry »

Finding the Perfect Balance of Alcohol and Flavor.

When creating a mixed alcoholic beverage it is important to find the perfect balance between the alcohol and the flavor that is being used. There are several factors that could have an effect on how to mix the drink. Some of the factors are listed below.

Personal Preference
The amount of flavor versus alcohol can be based on what the preference of the individual consuming it is. Some individuals prefer to taste a sweeter flavor over the taste of alcohol. On the other hand, there are some individuals who cannot Read the rest of this entry »

A Greyhound is More Than Just Vodka and Grapefruit.

Classic cocktails have recently resurfaced in many homes and dining establishments, and many people have chosen to put their own particular twist on traditional favorites when preparing cocktails. Although a greyhound is a simple alcoholic drink made with vodka and grapefruit juice, exciting new variations of this old favorite exist. Flavored vodkas are often used in the preparation of modern greyhounds to provide added taste and interest. For instance, vanilla-flavored vodka mixed with freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice is a delicious way to enjoy a greyhound. Pink grapefruit juice with a shot of raspberry vodka is a refreshing summer drink for garden Read the rest of this entry »

Learning Drink Names Can Seem Confusing.

For people who are used to drinking vodka mixed with cranberry juice or whiskey mixed with cola, some of the seemingly strange drink names that they hear when they are at the bar can seem very confusing. With thousands of creations popping up at bars all over the country and the world, it can be confusing and difficult to keep up with all of their names.

First, try learning a few of the most popular drinks. You can count on sex on the beach Read the rest of this entry »

The Very Best in Gin and Tonics.

Although there are plenty of wild and crazy drink ideas out there that taste delicious, it is sometimes best to sip on something a bit more classic. A good gin and tonic is a tasty and refreshing drink that the old and young alike can appreciate, and it is typically much easier to serve a good version of this simple drink because it only uses a few ingredients. When preparing gin and tonics, however, it is important to remember that not all of these drinks are created equally. A few special touches can take your gin Read the rest of this entry »

How To Make an Award Winning Margarita.

One delicious alcoholic beverage that many people enjoy is the margarita. Although you may think that you can only get good margaritas at the bar, this is not the case at all. It is not difficult to make a delicious margarita at home, which is perfect for a dinner or a gathering with friends and family members, or you can enjoy one with your spouse outdoors on a warm summer day.

When making a margarita, it is important to buy a top-shelf tequila. Although you will pay a bit more for an expensive tequila than you will for a cheaper Read the rest of this entry »