Cocktail Corner: Long Island Iced Tea

Cocktail Corner / July 31, 2014 / No Comments.

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Ah, the Long Island Iced Tea. Behind its innocent sounding name, this drink carries a notoriously dangerous rep. Mention it in a group of friends, and you’re sure to hear multiple stories of “that night.” (Come to think of it, now you’re starting to remember your own “that night,” aren’t you?) Its combination of 4 or 5 liquors can take you from dancing with friends to dancing on tables without you even knowing it.

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  • Craft Brewery Debut: Seaweed Beer

    Beer / July 31, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Craft beer strikes again. The latest craze: Seaweed beer. Maine-based Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. debuted their version (appropriately named Sea Belt) just weeks ago. The beer is a combination of their MacFindlay Scotch Ale brewed with dried Maine sugar kelp and we’re interested in hearing the reviews. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard mention of seaweed making waves in the craft beer community, but we have a feeling it’s going to be more popular this time around. Not to mention that drinking your kelp may even provide some extra heath benefits, bonus.

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    Her Shot: Friendship Day Movies & Drinks

    Her Shot / July 30, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Some of us see our best friends quite frequently, while others may feel like life gets in the way sometimes and makes us maintain our friendships via text and Facebook. Regardless of how your friendships are going right now, one thing is for certain: they are important. That is why today, on National Friendship Day, we are encouraging you to call one or more of your best girl friends and invite them over to watch a movie and have a drink with you. Not sure what to watch? Here are some of our favorite gal pal movies and corresponding drinks you may want to serve while watching them.

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    Booze Laws That Make Us Shake Our Heads

    Our Stories / July 29, 2014 / No Comments.

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    We’ve all heard about the crazy laws that somehow manage to fly under the radar. Like how it’s illegal for gorillas to ride in the back seats of cars in Massachusetts. Or how it’s illegal to wear slippers after 10 pm in New York. Well, one such law exists in New Hampshire, and it’s posing some problems for visitors from Washington D.C. Apparently, the law regulating the sale of alcohol in NH names a driver’s license as a valid form of ID from “any of the 50 states.” But, what the fine lawmakers of the Granite State forgot was that the District of Columbia is just that—a district. A territory if you will. But it is not one of the 50 states.

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    Are you the average drinker?

    Our Stories / July 29, 2014 / No Comments.

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    When we want some serious statistics, we turn to the folks over at Gallup. They always conduct great studies and polls and then share the interesting results with the public. In fact, they released some data last week that takes a closer look at how and what Americans are drinking right now when it comes to alcohol. What did they discover? We thought you’d never ask!

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    Craft Beer Hops Across the Pond

    Our Stories / July 27, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Known for their unique branding, loyal clientele, and homegrown narrative, craft beers have slowly claimed their turf throughout the US. Mainly adopted by the millennials, these beers are upping their production, widening their distributions, and knocking on Big Beer’s door. If you’re into the craft beer, chances are that you have your favorite, and that you’ll defend it to the grave (or at least until your buddy makes you try his favorite and your eye starts to wander).

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    The Man Cave: Comic-Con Cocktails

    Cocktails / July 26, 2014 / No Comments.

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    They say that Christmas comes once a year, but for us, it comes twice: December 25th and the weekend of Comic-Con International. Comic-Con started out as a tiny comic book convention in the 1970s, but it has become this massive event to celebrate all things fantasy, sci-fi, artsy and geektastic. This year’s Comic-Con kicked off this past Thursday, July 24 and it ends tomorrow, Sunday, July 27.

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    The Future of Franchising

    Our Stories / July 26, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Subway. 7-Eleven. Dunkin’ Donuts. Pizza Hut. McDonald’s.

    These are not just huge brands, they are also really popular franchises. Now, can you think of an alcohol brand that has entered the world of franchising?

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    5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend:

    5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend / July 25, 2014 / No Comments.

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    We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:

    1. Royal Selfie: Apparently Queen Elizabeth II has some serious photobombing skills. Cheers to her for showing us how it’s done.

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