12th August 2008

There’s Nothing Like a Ripe Watermelon

Seeing that I have not posted a fun new recipe in a while I did some searching and found some great end-of-summer cocktails to help endure that August heat.  And what’s better than a tasty watermelon?   

Tuaca watermelon splash

4 one-inch cubes of fresh seedless watermelon
3/4 ounce Tuaca
2 ounces sweet and sour mix
1 1/2 ounces tequila

Puree watermelon until smooth. Mix ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into martini glass. Add watermelon slice for garnish.
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11th August 2008

Beer Goggles


It takes as little as a pint and a half of beer.

And ever wonder why men tend to wake up next to someone who is “less than desireable” (to put it nicely) in the morning than women? Well it also seems that men’s vision is more likely to be distorted than women’s, with effects lasting up to 24 hours.
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8th August 2008

Death Penalty

It appears that the Death Penalty can now be applied to those who steal beer from their significant other.

In Chicago yesterday, “Regina Williams, 55, of the 1000 block of North Waller Avenue appeared in Cook County Bond Court before Judge Israel Desierto, charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Willie Anderson, 77, of the 2200 block of West Monroe Street.”

Miss Williams and Mr. Anderson were sitting in Anderson’s car outside his home when Williams became angry that he was drinking her beer. They began to quarrel, and Williams allegedly pulled a knife she carried for protection and began stabbing Anderson. As Anderson yelled for help she continued to stab away.

After the stabbing took place she seemed to show no remorse as she yelled to her victim’s nephew, “You better come get your uncle—I just killed him.” She then proceeded to get back in the car and drink her beer.

Oh, and did I mention she is currently on probation for a 2007 felony conviction for aggravated battery?  Go figure – I guess they should have kept this one locked up!  Hope they don’t screw this one up a second time. 

(Source: Chicago Tribune)

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7th August 2008

For My UK Contingent

Ladies! Free Beer! Tonight!

If you’re female and fancy some free beer tonight we’ve got 2 places available for you to go to the Great British Beer Festival on at Earls Court. Arrive at 7.45pm and you’ll be taken on a tour of the festival by leading female beer expert Melissa Cole who’ll be trying to convince you that beer is actually nice. They’ll be supplying you with free entry tickets and beer tokens as well as teaching you all you need to know about beer!

And to my partner Lorenzo… If you’re still in London, you might want to find your way down here!

Courtesy of the Londonist

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7th August 2008

Americans Drinking Less Alcohol

This is the title of an interesting article I found today on U.S. News & World Report’s website.  To me it seems a tad incomplete… Here’s a brief synopsis:

It seems that the younger generations (those born in the latter part of the 20th centuray) are drinking less than their parents.

For the study, a team collected data on 8,000 people who took part in the Framingham Heart Study. People in the initial arm of the study were born before 1900 up until 1959. Those from the initial enrollment group as well as their children were interviewed every four years from 1948 to 2003 about their alcohol consumption. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th August 2008


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:

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

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