5th January 2009

Holiday ‘Spirit’ Contest Winner

Congrats to user Acen8s for winning our Holiday ‘Spirit’ Contest with this submission: 

Old Fashioned Hot Buttered Rum Batter

1 stick butter, room temp
¾ c brown sugar
¼ cup agave nectar
½ tsp cinnamon
pinch salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp clove

To make a hot buttered rum, simply slice a good dollop off of the batter, add to a mug with 2 oz Bacardi rum, fill with hot water, stir to incorporate, and enjoy.

E-mail us at sizzup@sizzup.com to collect your prize!

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20th December 2008

Dogfishhead and Extreme Beer Fest

Dogfishhead Craft Brewery out of Milton, Delaware has some interesting things going on right now. Not only are they sponsoring an “Extreme Beer Fest,” up in Boston in February, but they also have a brand new “off centered,” beer on the the way which you could have the chance to name! Read the rest of this entry »

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11th December 2008

DrinkUPNY – Holiday Mixer

I was looking through some of the submissions today for our ‘Holiday Spirit’ contest and I was pretty impressed! BUT… There is always room for improvement.  Remember you have through January 1, 2009 to enter!

For those of you in the NYC area who have not yet sumbmitted and for those of you who may want to submit another (there is no limit to submissions), check this out!

DrinkUPNY.com invites you to join them for their Holiday Mixer, “…a rare opportunity to try a wide array of hard-to-find spirits. You’ll discover some excellent libations–gin, absinthe, rum, liqueur, and more–and learn how to use them in signature and classic cocktails. They’ll also have a few surprises, including opportunities to meet producers and sample bottles that haven’t yet made it to market. Whether you’re a cocktail expert or just like a good drink, this event is not to be missed.”

When:
Today – Thursday, December 11th
6 – 9 p.m.

Where:
Vino Italian Wine and Spirits
121 East 27th St. (between Park and Lexington)
(800)965-8466

Cost: $30 – Click HERE 

You must be 21 or over to attend. ID will be checked at the door, so don’t forget your license.

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29th November 2008

November 2008 World Finals

Road House 2008 World FinalsThe 2008 World Flair Finals are here with us, in London. The best of the best are competing for the most tricky, outstanding, catchy and stunning flairs. Placed in Covent Garden, central London, the Road House club is hosting the tournament. In a long lasting competiton, judges and players are facing each other with no mercy. We’ll keep you posted on the results and outcomes of the night. Just that, shows how a bar can make your night an interesting experience, a moment to remember!

Gathered from all over the world the 2008 world qualifiers’ names are: Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2008

Edible Cocktail

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So, I presented you all with this contest to come up with the best & most original holiday cocktail recipe in our ‘Holiday Spirit’ Contest and the best idea I’ve gotten so far is a poor variation of Egg Nog!!! 

That in mind I’ve chosen to give you a little help and steer you in the right direction.  Check out this recipe I found today, courtesy of Tastingtable.com:

Pumpkin Pie Jell-O Shots

Ingredients:

Makes 8 pies
8 Keebler mini graham-cracker piecrusts
1 envelope Knox gelatin
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1/2 cup vodka
1/2 tablespoon cold heavy cream
Fresh whipped cream, for serving

Directions:

1. Arrange the piecrusts on a baking sheet. Place 1 cup cold water in the top of a double boiler and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Let stand for three minutes.
2. Heat the gelatin mixture over a gentle simmer until the granules have dissolved. Add the pumpkin, sugar and spices and heat, stirring occasionally, until the pumpkin and sugar are completely melted. Remove from heat and cool for 30 minutes.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the vodka with 1/4 cup cold water and the heavy cream. Whisk in the pumpkin mixture and immediately divide it among the piecrusts. Chill until firm, at least 4 hours. Slice the pies into wedges, if desired, top with whipped cream and serve.

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10th November 2008

Holiday ‘Spirit’

Another year has flown by and the holiday season is upon us. 

Here at SizzUp we mark the holiday season by mixing and sharing… And this year we are giving you the opportunity to contribute to our collection of holiday concoctions by way of our Holiday ‘Spirit’ contest.

We are looking for originality, something we’ve never seen before or a unique variation of something we have.  Extra points for taste of course!

All you need to do is reply to the thread below or e-mail us directly at sizzup@sizzup.com.  Originality only please!  The winner will get their choice of sweatshirts from below to help keep warm for the winter season: 

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The contest will run till the New Year, so think long and hard before you post!     

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30th October 2008

And The Winner Is…

He would like to remain anonymous… So I won’t reveal his name, but here is his story:

“This was a few years ago.  I had graduated, was unemployed, and spent many a weekend visiting my alumnus (Penn State).  Obviously this meant LOTS of drinking and debauchery.  This happened every weekend, but one PARTICULAR weekend sticks out…

I had come up on a Thursday for a long weekend… Well mainly because Thursday night was Long Island Ice Tea night ($2 teas) for 2 hours at this place called Cafe 210.  3 of these things and you were feeling pretty good… I had 5!  The special ended at 8 PM and I was already borderlined blackout.  From there we went to another bar, all of which is a blur, but according to the people I was with I was far from good shape. 

Now you see, I had this problem in college.  If I got separated from the group post blackout something bad always happened.  From hooking up with fat chicks to waking up in random stairwells.  This time however it was far worse…
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4th September 2008

Ode to Embarrassment

Drink a lot? (If you read this site you probably do)

Wake up in unknown places with strange people next to you?

Do people come up to you the next day and say “duuuuuuuuuuude I can’t believe you did that last night!” While you just sit there and scratch your head?

If you answered yes to any of the above than share a little anecdote with us here!  Just post a comment or e-mail us at Sizzup@sizzup.com.  Winner will get their choice or Hat/Shirt/Stein from our Sizzup Store.

Contest Runs from not until Friday October 10th so if you don’t have good story yet that gives you plenty of time to drink up/black out/and “stumble” upon some good material. 

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6th August 2008

MIA

I know I know, we’ve been MIA over the past two weeks, but you’ll all be happy to know we’ve been spending our time wisely.  We’ve got some exciting partnerships in the works with both bars an other websites alike.

One such partnership we’ve undergone is with a fun blog I highlighed early last month Regretfulmorning.com.  We are currently sponsoring their “Demotivational Poster Contest”.

How to play:

Save the following picture to your desktop.

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So check out this latest contest and stay tuned for further updates!

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16th July 2008

And The Winner Is…

First of all we would like to thank you for taking part in our FIRST monthly contest of many to come.  We received a lot of interesting drink submissions so before we go ahead and announce the winner I’m going to go through the WORST tasting combinations submitted to us (YES we did try them ALL, was one drunken weekend):

3 Worst

I call this one the “Rim Job” – Cheese Whiz around the rim of a can of beer… No Bueno. Sorry Gretchen, I’m sure some love it.

The “Michelada”Pour your beer into a glass filled with ice and add the juice of one small lemon. Add a dash of soy, Tabasco and Worcestershire. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. For some, a true Mexican Michelada is not complete without a shot of Tequila mixed in.  Do I need to explain why I did NOT like this drink???

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