Archive for November, 2011

"I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."

Posted by    |    November 29th, 2011 at 9:50 am

“I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.”

George Best

Christmas 2011 Gift Guide

Posted by    |    November 27th, 2011 at 2:46 am


Happy giving … and hopefully receiving!

Phantom Cocktails

Posted by    |    November 26th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Very cool video entitled  Phantom Cocktails from Ty Migota on Vimeo.

The Tipsy Turkey Thanksgiving Cocktail

Posted by    |    November 24th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! While others clamor to prepare turkey (tofurky!) and all the fixings for their annual feast, I like to prepare something a little more…festive.

Enter our newest LEAF video: The Tipsy Turkey Cocktail.

Steamed pumpkin? Check! Cinnamon & spice? Check! Maple syrup? Check!

"Brewers enjoy working to make beer as much as drinking beer instead of working."

Posted by    |    November 17th, 2011 at 11:03 am

“Brewers enjoy working to make beer as much as drinking beer instead of working.”

Harold Rudolph

… Like an Alcoholic Loves Whiskey Cake

Posted by    |    November 15th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

 

As some of my more loyal readers know, I have a certain radius that I remain inside.  However, my friend Liz (some of you may know her as @ohheydallas) requested my company out to PLANO, yes, Plano, to try out Whiskey Cake.  Bribed with a chauffeur and a $50 gift card, I obliged.

When we walked into the large, rustic building, the hostess semi-greeted us and took a phone number at which to text us from her iPad when our table was ready (how sci-fi) … which was meant to be a mere 45 minutes later (ON A WEDNESDAY, YOU MUST BE KIDDING!?).  We pushed our way through the middle-aged Plano-ites and families and found a spot at the crowded bar beside a guy who was very obviously there to find date.

The bartender handed us a comically large menuand we perused the alcoholic concoctions available to us.  Their choices are all very clever, some are classic cocktails and they also have a few newbies.  My first drink was a Texas Bluebonnet – a delightful mix of açaí blueberry vodka, prosecco, and egg white.  It danced on my tongue and made me wonder why I don’t eat blueberries more often, but it wasn’t very strong.  Liz got the French 75 which was quite good, but it’s tough to mess up a French 75. (more…)

Sigel’s Holiday LiqueurFest Tasting Extravaganza

Posted by    |    November 12th, 2011 at 5:00 am

Join Sigel’s to taste some (60+) unique holiday liqueurs at their Holiday LiqueurFest … (the name is seriously way too much).  It’s a free event and they’ll let you sample the liqueurs that being that special something to a holiday cocktail.  You also have a chance to win prizes if you drink enough … no, really.

I’ll see you there!

Wednesday, November 16 | 5-8 p.m.
Sigel’s Elite (5757 Greenville Ave.)

RSVP HERE

From Sigel’s: Join us… for a rare opportunity to taste through an extensive selection of delicious Liqueurs and Cordials from around the world. As we head into the holidays, this is the perfect time to explore this exciting world of spirited flavors – whether for gift giving or adding to seasonal menus.

Enjoy special sale prices on over 60 Liqueurs.Come learn everything you wanted to know about the different liqueurs you’ve been enjoying and ones you didn’t even know you wanted. This great event should not be missed!

The Second Floor Bistro

Posted by    |    November 9th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

After a couple meals at 2nd Floor sans drinks, I was happy to finally get over to 2FB for an alcoholic libation.  My coworkers and I decided to take a quick break and grab a drink last night while waiting for Fashion’s Night Out festivities to commence at the Galleria, and we we had a nice assortment of drinks.  There were glasses of wine, straight-up Jack, martinis, mojitos, and Moscow Miles, OH MY!

I always ask my waiter for his/her suggestion and this time, it worked.  I was told to get the ginger gimlet with vodka … and it turns out, it was a Moscow Mule.  That girl knows what she’s doing.  I could tell that they didn’t use Rose’s lime juice and the ginger beer was just bitter enough to keep me from downing the entire glass in one gulp.

The coworkers in my immediate vicinity had:
- 2 mojitos: not too sweet and incredibly refreshing, mint leaves large enough not to be sucked into the straw
- Jack OTR: 3-1/2 fingers, a generous helping
- a Ruby Red: even though I don’t like grapefruit, it was tolerable and I was fine with having two small sips (more…)

"This is one of the disadvantages of wine; it makes a man mistake words for thoughts."

Posted by    |    November 6th, 2011 at 5:00 am

“This is one of the disadvantages of wine; it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.”

Samuel Johnson

"Gilt Groupe’s leading luxury experience site, Gilt City, is acquiring assets of the daily deal site…"

Posted by    |    November 4th, 2011 at 5:00 am

“Gilt Groupe’s leading luxury experience site, Gilt City, is acquiring assets of the daily deal site BuyWithMe. This acquisition accelerates Gilt City’s footprint in the regions where the two companies overlap. The transaction also gives our new members access to all of Gilt’s offerings, including women’s, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories, home décor, travel experiences and gourmet food and wine.”

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