Category Archives: Mixers

What are you drinking???

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What is that a rum and coke or a Cube Libre?  What’s the difference you ask? LIME.

Amazingly enough the lime cuts through the sweetness of the coke and enhances the rum.  But for a true Cuba Libre use only Barcardi rum.

Here’s the recipe

– 3 parts cola
– 1 part rum (Bacardi Superior or Gold)
– 1 lime wedge

Fill a tall glass with ice, squeeze the lime wedge over the ice, and then add the rum and cola.

Try it I’ll wait.

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DRIZLY – A cold beer on your doorstep

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Have you heard about this? Drizly will deliver LIQUOR to you doorstep. And yes they call themselves the “Amazon of Alcohol”.

First launched in Boston in 2013, Drizly currently operates with local retailers in L.A., Chicago, NYC (including Brooklyn and the Hamptons) and Denver this smartphone app will deliver, beer, wine and sprits to your doorstep.

In Chicago Drizly delivers to the South Loop, Loop, West Loop, River North, Gold Coast, Streeterville, Wrigleyville, Old Town, LIncoln Park, Wicker Park and Bucktown. Hmmm. Well they are just getting started. There is a $5 delivery fee and a tip is automatically added for the delivery person. Minimum order is $20.

ChicagoInno recently reviewed their services along with four other apps. READ MORE

But keep in mind just like your local bartender, the driver/delivery person can “cut you off” if you are already intoxicated.

We’ve got big (ice) balls

Their words, not mine. Great read.

Cocktails, 365

DISCLOSUREIt is Cocktails, 365′s policy that it always disclose when we receive samples of liquor to review for the Website. As we tell those who offer samples: we will accept the liquor for review, but that does not guarantee a positive review. Listed below are the opinions of Cocktails, 365 and no one else. And always, thanks and drink up!

Ice. Rocks. Diamonds. Snow Miser Testicles. Call frozen water by any other name, (we’re at least 75% sure no one has called it the third one) that beautiful bit of glass-like cold is one of the pillars of cocktail creation.

Snowmiser74shawn Try to not think of this guy next time you’re mixing it up.

However, much like anything else that quickly gains a following among the culinary élite, the question of quality comes down to not just the spirits, mixers, and ingredients, but ice as well.

Now, there’s a lot…

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LIME SHORTAGE….This is NOT a drill

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Just when the credo of fresh juice in cocktails has permeated every decent bar in America, a shortage of limes and immense spike in price is having some bar owners and managers worrying about the tough reality this poses: increase drink prices or find alternatives to fresh limes?

Even in Mexico, the issue is dire. According to CNN Mexico, prices in the country have spiked to almost 80 pesos ($6) a kilo, so its no surprise that prices here are bad. In a survey of friends across the country, prices have gone from a low of about $25 a case to the current market price of $135 a case.

This has hit bars hard.

Read full story here