Her Shot / October 10, 2015 /
Filming has FINALLY begun on the long awaited third installment of the Bridget Jones Films. This latest addition to the storyline, entitled Bridget Jones’s Baby, has a few notable differences, including the absence of Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver, the addition of Patrick Dempsey in an unknown capacity, and, as you may have deduced from the title of the film, the added variable of a baby. While we can’t wait to learn more about this film, we’re going to take a look back on our favorite Bridget Jones moments–which tend to involve alcohol. Remember, deep down in all of us, there’s an impulsive, directionless, thirsty woman who is trying to find her way. read more
Recipes and bars, or trends in drinking, if it's interesting, entertaining or too weird to ignore, our two cents about it is here.
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. Chuck E. Cheese: The children’s arcade is planning to expand their alcohol offerings for parents who can’t spend a sober afternoon with their children. There’s a rumored two drink max but if you aren’t driving, we won’t judge you for sneaking in a little extra. read more
The ultimate wine accessory has arrived. If you have a collection of precious wines, a wine cellar, or cannot pull out the cork for the life of you, then this is the gadget for you. Greg Lambrecht, founder of Coravin, created The Coravin Wine System using his background of mechanical engineering and his love of wine. He wanted to be able to drink any quantity of wine from any bottle he wanted, at any time of the day. Now, he can; Coravin allows you to pour wine from the bottle without removing the cork. When you remove the cork, oxygen flows into the wine, and this prevents you from storing it back in your wine cellar or else it would go bad. With Coravin, a thin needle pierces through the cork, inhibiting any oxygen from seeping in. Once the needle is in, you can pour your glass, and you are free to enjoy that same bottle of wine three or four years after the day you opened it. read more
We’ve all been there – you head to the fridge for a fresh beer before the fourth quarter only to find that your supply has dwindled down to nothing. You return to your chair empty handed as you struggle to find joy in watching your favorite team play without a buzz on. Luckily, Bud Light’s Bud-E Fridge has found a way to ensure that never happens to you again. read more
Bourbon was officially declared “America’s Native Spirit” in 1964, but its popularity started much earlier—even before prohibition. Some people might still consider this their dad’s drink, but craft cocktails and gourmet cuisine are making sure people know that anyone can enjoy bourbon. Plus, drinking it makes us feel a little like Don Draper. If you want the ultimate bourbon experience, head to Kentucky for the famed Bourbon Trail. Winding through small towns and big cities, this road trip is a great way to experience the Bluegrass State while enjoying some delicious booze. There are nine stops on the trail, but you’ll need to plan ahead to get your Kentucky Bourbon Trail passport stamped since some of the distilleries have limited touring hours. Sound like your idea of a vacation? You can do the Bourbon Trail in just 5 days and still have plenty of time to explore. read more
Do you ever find yourself getting bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to walk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week: read more
A perfect craft spirit is not easy to come by. Finding the balance between changing trends, science, tradition, taste and smell requires a high level of expertise and creativity. Distillers Jamie Oakes and Matt Power of Tamworth Distillery in New Hampshire are no strangers to the process: read more
Here at Drinking in America, we’re still pretending that it’s mid-July. So, throw on your shades, turn some reggae music on, close your eyes, open your eyes, and get ready as we review our latest sampling endeavor: Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum. read more
Have you ever dreamed of cruising through the Bahamas surrounded by some of world’s best bands, all while sipping on copious amounts of free beer? Well, the time has come. You can live your dream on the first ever craft beer cruise on the beautiful Norwegian Pearl cruise ship. read more
When we first heard of vinegar as an ingredient in cocktails we thought to ourselves, if it’s delicious in salad dressing why on earth would we enjoy it in a cocktail? However this new trend is starting to grab more and attention among craft cocktail enthusiasts. Just last month, we explored how to create your own shrub cocktails utilizing a simple syrup made from sugar, fruit and red wine vinegar. Let’s just say those little concoctions turned out to be delicious, but we’ll be the first to admit that we aren’t always up for all the hard work it takes to create flavored drinking vinegar.