7th October 2009

Beer and Bagels Business Meeting

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If you love great, new combinations of alcohol and food, here’s a great one for you – plus an awesome review of a new beer I finally got to try out!

Yesterday around noon, we had a business meeting with one of our clients.

We were going to barbecue, but it poured down rain in Dallas, so we decided to have a nice mixed bagel and cream cheese spread as we discussed some great marketing ideas.

http://www.landsharklager.com

This was to be an impromptu meeting that was upbeat and very casual. So, a few of us decided upon trying a new beer we hadn’t tried yet – Land Shark Island Lager (thanks, Kent).

Photo courtesy of: LandSharkLager.com

What’s funny about this? It was Read the rest of this entry »

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28th August 2009

Manischewitz Concord Grape Kosher Wine – Review

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If you love sweet wine, reminiscent of Mogen David, then you’ll love this fabulous wine from Manischewitz.

Photo left: c/o ManischewitzWine.com

It’s a kosher wine, it’s 11% alcohol and guaranteed no less than 51% concord grapes.

If you don’t like sweet wine, don’t even go here…LOL…

Honestly, it tastes just like Welch’s grape juice with a kick!

It’s certified kosher in that it’s “under Read the rest of this entry »

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17th August 2009

The Pocket Shot

So… I know I’ve been severely slacking on the content, but what I do promise to do is rodeo03.jpgpost when I do find something absolutely “revolutionary” within the alcohol industry. So, here it is, surfing the net last week a friend of mine came accross the Pocket Shot and was kind enough to send it my way.

The Pocket Shot is an innovative new concept that provides the consumer with “grab and go” convenient and user-friendly package for alcoholic beverages. Packaged with a distinctive shape to resemble a miniature bottle complete with bottleneck for easy pouring and a high quality sheen with bright graphics (See Right).

Each Pocket Shot comes in a 50 ml single serve flexible stand-up pouch containing 80 proof varietals including:

  • Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Aged Four Years
  • Imported Caribbean Gold Rum
  • Premium, Triple Distilled Vodka
  • London Dry Gin
  • Especial Gold Tequila Imported from Mexico

Pocket Shot developer Jarrold Bachmann devised the idea for the product after seeing the workers at his farm in South Africa buy simple, crude 25 ml plastic sachets of alcohol to celebrate payday.

Now here is what I envision for the future of the Pocket Shot.  Concerts… Tailgates… Sporting events from coast to coast… Never again will you have to pay an arm and a leg to buy a beer at the stadium, or, even worse, have your jaw drop as you realize you have walked into an (gasp) alcohol free event!
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6th August 2009

Party School Update – 2009 Edition

High School class of 2010 take note of this year’s Party school ranking as per Princeton Review : 

1. Penn State University, State College, Pa.

And not that the rest of this list even matters anymore, but here you go:

2. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
3. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
4. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
5. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
6. West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
7. University of Texas, Austin, Texas
8. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
9. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
10. University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.

“On behalf of the whole student body and alums around the world I graciously accept this honor. First off I’d like to thank Jesus Christ and God cause without them (Him? Are “they” the same? I digress, doesn’t matter really) none of this is possible. Secondly I’d like to thank Natty Lite, Beast, and of course when we felt saucy we upped our game and therefore we have to thank the complete line of fine Miller and Bud products. I’d be negligent if I didn’t give a shout out to my boy Smirnoff for keeping me warm during football games and for helping hoards of students grind up on each other and not consider it inappropriate. This wasn’t easy to beat out warm weather schools (suck it every school in Florida and Cali) that can party year round in temperatures above -5 degrees and without a coat of ice on the ground from October to April which makes it VERY hard to not fall down and bust your head while intoxicated. But when we thought we couldn’t do it, when we heard rumors that Florida was making a strong push late in the semester, we dug deep and with the inspiration of our new Democratic president (after 8 years of hardship) we took up his cause with a rousing “Yes We Can” and came out number 1! If you are reading this and didn’t go to PSU and need a support group, we meet every Saturday at Sidebar during football season, we always welcome those that need guidance on how to throw down. Well, I’m sorry, I have to go, I’m starting to tear up. We Are…”

Well put by my buddy Justin after our prestigious school was finally given the credit it deserved!

To which I must give a resounding “PENN STATE”!

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22nd June 2009

Its SUMMER!

Hey everyone! With the official 1st day of summer having just passed (the Summer Solstice was yesterday, June 21st), I figure its a good time to discuss one of America’s favorite summer activities, BBQ’ing.

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No matter where you are (at your house by the beach, at a local park, at a lake, in the mountains or just hanging out in your backyard) BBQing is one of the easiest and most robust activities to get started and have fun with. So read this article, then invite over all your friends and start the fun! If you have no friends, not a problem, just head down to your local watering hole the night before. Find a member of the opposite sex that is in your league, and invite them over the next day for a day of fun in the sun.

Step 1, if you don’t have a Grill, go buy one. It doesn’t matter if you buy a cheap portable grill from a Supermarket end cap, or if you go all out on top of the line grill at Home Depot. The important part is only that you have a grill. It gives people a reason to come out.

Step 2, get the food. The standard is Burgers and Dogs, but it really doesn’t matter, so long as it’s something everyone will enjoy.

Step 3, Entertainment. This is also easy. It’s hot in the summer, so people typically like activities where they don’t have to work too hard. Start with plastic cups, a ping pong ball and a deck of cards. Picnic tables can be easily used for Beer Pong, Flip Cup, or Card games. If you enjoy slightly more active activities, bring a Frisbee, football, and Horse Shoes. Have a catch, play some shoes, all fun things to do while drinking…and activities that even un-athletic people can enjoy.

Step 4, get some beverages. People work hard, so they’re always up for letting loose when the time comes. Go pick up a 30 pack/Party Ball of your favorite light beer. By light, I don’t mean get Miller Lite or Bud Light…I mean, pick up a beer that is not heavy. Don’t be the Jackass that shows up to a summer BBQ with Guinness or Sam Adams Winter Ale. There’s a reason the Mexicans drink beer like Corona. When it’s hot out, you want to feel refreshed. Also, depending on the type of girls you hang out with, you may want to pack some Twisted Tea or Hard Lemonade. Alcohol allows people of all races to make even the most mundane conversations or activities more interesting or fun, so it’s important to do your best to get everyone involved by having a beverage they might enjoy. IMPORTANT: Remember to check your local open container laws as well. Cops do a great job at ruining a good time, most places only require that you enjoy your beverage in a plastic cup (as opposed to right out of the bottle or can.) Final word on this, don’t forget the water! People get dehydrated as hell in the summer. It’s always good to have some water around to keep you going and refreshed and hangover free.

That’s all you need: the Grill & Food are the excuse to get people outside. Beer & Fun are what keeps them there. Anything on top of that is just gravy. What is your favorite BBQ Beverage? Feel free to share it with the site; perhaps your suggestion will inspire someone else’s summertime fun! (For my Northeast readers maybe its a good idea if you can suggest some good BBQ/Drinking activities to do in the rain, as that is what we’ve seen the past 18/23 days!)

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10th June 2009

4 Wise Guys Shot

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Welcome to another edition of “Kimberly’s Alcohol Creations”. Today, I’m bringing you an in-your-face type of bevy!

When you’re feeling like a rebel, no doubt, your alcoholic beverage of choice will reflect that! I usually go for shots of tequila, but this is something even more rebellious!

My father would tell me that drinks like these will “grow hair on the bottom of your feet!” LOL
~ Kimberly Edwards

Type: Beverage Recipe
Serve With: On the rocks, if desired
Prep Time: 1 min

Ingredients:
1 part Jack Daniels
1 part Jim Beam
1 part Jose Cuervo
1 part Read the rest of this entry »

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28th May 2009

Blame My Obsession With Fantasy Baseball

Apr 27th, 2009.  About a month ago now.  The last time a post was made to this site and that was made by one of our lovely contributors, Kimberly Edwards.  The last time I personally posted was back on April 1st for April Fools day.  Funny thing, that was just 5 days before the start of the MLB season and coincidentally I just happen to have a slight obsession with baseball of the fantasy variety…  I guess my lackluster performance over these past couple months can really be attributed to just that! 

In any case, lets put my obsession to good use… Here are some interesting baseball inspired cocktails I came accross:

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A-Roid

2 oz of El Mejor Tequila
1 “Performance-enhancing” Spicy Tomato Juice concoction, served in a needle-less syringe.

The energy-boosting tomato juice is a mix of smoked tomatoes and jalapenos put through a juicer, along with canned tomato juice and tabasco sauce.

Papelbon & Jelly

3 oz Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka
1 Table spoon of jelly
1 splash of cranberry juice

Combine into a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain the thing into a peppered flute, fill the rim of the glass with peanut butter and sprinkle crushed nuts along the edges.

Manny’s Homer RamierX

2 oz of Cabo Wabo Tequila
1 oz of X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 splash of sour mix
1 Red Bull

Mix together and top it up with Red Bull and mix. Add salt along the rim and a slice of lime for garnish.

I know, I know, these sound quite strange… And to be honest I haven’t tried any of the above but they just sounded so intriguing I had to post. If you happen to try any of the above and post comments below, maybe you’ll find a SizzUp T-shirt in the mail… Who knows???

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27th April 2009

Kimberly’s Pineapple Barrilitos and Coconut Rum Dream

Starr 031209-0059 Cocos nucifera.jpgI love this Barrilitos Pineapple Soda tremendously – a guilty indulgence…However, I don’t drink it often at all, but when I do, it’s so tasty mixing it with Malibu! Simply delicious! It tastes like a fizzy pina colada.
~ Kimberly Edwards

Type: Beverage Recipe
Serve With: On the rocks and a pineapple slice on the rim of the glass.
Prep Time: 2 min

Ingredients:
4 parts Barrilitos Pineapple Soda
1 part Malibu Rum
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20th April 2009

Kimberly’s White Russian Martini a la Framboise

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Welcome to another edition of “Kimberly’s Alcohol Creations”. Today, I’m bringing you a delectably decadent, creamy concoction sure to put a smirk on your face!

Cocktail Glass (Martini).svgI love chocolate and raspberry flavors together and creamy, sweet mixed drinks – Here’s a fantastic combination bringing together the white russian, a vodka martini and the taste of raspberry! Mmm… ~ Kimberly Edwards

Type: Beverage Recipe
Serve With: A raspberry
Prep Time: 2 min
Yield: 1 vodka martini

Ingredients:
1 part Kahlua
1 part Vodka
1 part Chambord – Raspberry liqueur
2 parts Milk
Ice – If desired

Instructions:
1. In a Read the rest of this entry »

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13th April 2009

Champagne Breakfast with Smoked Salmon and Chive Omelette

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Welcome to another edition of “Kimberly’s Alcohol Creations”. Today, I’m bringing you a decadent, but easy to prepare breakfast or brunch, served with nothing other than CHAMPAGNE!

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Well, Champagne is great for lunch and dinner, as well as mixed with fabulous juices for breakfast…

…But why not on it’s own with breakfast?

Here’s yet another recipe that champagne goes well with, but for Breaky!

Smoked Salmon with Chive Omelette

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This is marvelous for special occassions like New Year’s, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Easter morning, but then again, everyday is special! Enjoy this fabulous recipe with the champagne of your choice.
~ Kimberly Edwards

Type: Breakfast
Serve With: Creme fraiche or sour cream
Prep Time: 2 min
Cook Time: 8-9 min
Yield: Serves 2-3

Ingredients:
5 Eggs – I use free range, organic eggs.
8 oz Smoked Salmon – Large chunked
2 tbsp Chives – Chopped
2 tbsp Read the rest of this entry »

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