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Tequila, whiskey, beer, and wine
  • Explore The Secrets of Tequila at CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta

    Just in case you needed another excuse to play in the sun down in Puerto Vallarta, the CasaMagna Marriott sends word that they have launched a new tequila appreciation program titled Secretos de la Familia and they are one of the few resorts in the world where agave azul is actually grown on the grounds and used for making their very own tequila.

    According to the General Manager, the resort boasts an enormous library of this spirit including 114 tequilas regularly available by the glass and a Tequila Sommelier who hosts regular tasting classes for the guests.

  • Our Favorite Irish Cocktails and Drinks

    Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

    Sure you can grab some green beer and corned beef but let's celebrate differently this year with some Irish whiskey and drinks inspired by our friends from the Emerald Isle!

    It really doesn't matter if your beverage of choice includes Guinness, Irish Whiskey, or even Vodka, the following are a few unique Irish cocktail recipes to help you enjoy St. Patrick's Day in style.

  • Valentine's Gifts for Men: Mantry Crate

    Ok ladies - you tell us how hard it is to find a great present for us for Christmas, birthday etc. I got a great lead for you - Mantry! While Valentine's Gift giving is usually pretty one directional (with hope of getting something back later that night...) it's ok for you to send us gifts and surprise us too.

  • Cocktail Recipe: Laphroaig Scot’s Cider

    laphroaig-scots-ciderIs the fall chill catching up with you? Why not try this recipe that Laphroaig sent us for a Scot’s Cider.

    Ingredients:

    1. 1 part Laphroaig® 10-Year-Old Scotch Whisky
    2. ½ part DeKuyper® Mixologist Series Ginger Liqueur
    3. 3 parts Hot Apple Cider

    Method:

    Build in a pre-heated coffee mug.

    Garnish with a lemon wedge studded with cloves and a dash of fresh ground cinnamon

  • NFL Happy Hour at Islands Restaurants

    header-image-beer-mug There is certainly no shortage of bars offering happy hour specials but we recently were invited to check out Islands's NFL Happy Hour in La Jolla / San Diego. In addition to happy hour classics like wings and fries we were treated to a wide selection of Hawaiian themed treats that matched the restaurant's theme.

    For those of you who haven't visited an Islands restaurant, it is a surf / Hawaiian themed burger joint that 50 locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii.

  • Drink Recipe: Kilbeggan Secret Sour

    kilbeggan-secret-sour-headerAre you ready to celebrate National Whiskey Sour Day on Aug. 25?

    Our goal is to help you be as prepared as possible, so here is a recipe from Kilbeggan, created by Joaquin Simo, Head Mixologist at Pouring Ribbons of NYC.

    Ready to start celebrating?

  • Awesome Tequila Bottles

    The following are some of my favorite tequila bottles and tequila brands.

  • Pisco Cocktails Perfect For Fall

    pisco-porton-header-imageIf you think that Tequila, Rum, and Cacasa are the only spirits from South America then you need to bring a chair up to the bar and try some Pisco. This is a colorless to amber spirit made from grapes and can be compared to a grape brandy. 

    This spirit has been distilled in the winemaknig regions of Peru for hundreds of years and is now making its way to the United States!

  • Tequila Cocktails For Thanksgiving

    tequila-avion-header-imageTequila tends to be a summer drink in the United States - it is synonymous with margaritas and doing shots on the beach or around a campfire. However, there is more to the spirit than just that. To help convince us, Tequila Avion sent us some great recipe ideas that will go well with your Thanksgiving celebrations this year.

  • Tequila Avion Tamarindo Margarita

    tequila-avion-logo-headerMargaritas come in all shapes, sizes, and in a variety of ways –from mango to strawberry, to frozen or straight up. With all of these types of margaritas available, deciding which to drink on Cinco de Mayo can be tricky.

    So why not save yourself the trouble and go with the best? Man Tripping had a chance to try Tequila Avion reposado recently and we love the flavor!

  • A Romantic Weekend in Southwest Michigan

    Just a couple hours east of Chicago and almost the same distance from Detroit lies a wonder area just waiting for couples planning a romantic weekend. South West Michigan is a destination that continues to impress both Heather and I. Initially, it was the wine trail and the beach that drew us, but now we have grown to love exploring the little coastal towns like Saugatuck, Douglas, and St. Joseph.

  • Tequila Tasting Lessons with Casa Noble's Jose Hermosillo

    We've looked at rums, whiskies, and even vodka over the past few months, but one fantastic spirit has escaped us. That of course, is tequila. Part of my reluctance to embrace tequila was that my familiarity with it was shaped primarily by experiences during college and spring break type situations where tequila was cheap, plentiful and tasted like shit.

  • Maker's Mark Distillery Tour

    Looking for a great excuse to visit Central Kentucky? Love to drink Bourbon? Maybe you should check out the Maker's Mark distillery, located in Loretto, KY!

    Even if you aren't a bourbon or even a whiskey fan, visiting Maker's Mark is a great historical tour back in time to experience how bourbon was made back in the good ol' days. This is because in addition to distilling some of the greatest bourbon in the world, the Samuels family has made a point to also focus on historical preservation to avoid turning the brand into an industrialized product.

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