The Mixer – Drinks of the Day: Woodford Hot Apple Pie & MISTical Eggnog

24 12 2009

Christmas Eve with family warrants multiple [alcoholic] drinks, and here are two guaranteed to please.

Continuing with our holiday drink series, the following are recipes for making a Woodford Hot Apple Pie and MISTical Eggnog with a twist:

Woodford Hot Apple Pie

Woodford Hot Apple Pie

Drink Recipe Ingredients:

Drink Recipe Preparation:

  • Mix Woodford Reserve and hot apple cider in a coffee mug (glass is preferable).
  • Top with whipped cream.
  • Add cinnamon stick and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Garnish with apple wedge.

MISTical Eggnog

MISTical Eggnog

Drink Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Canadian Mist
  • Splash Chocolate Syrup
  • 4 oz Eggnog
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon Stick or Cherry for Garnish
  • Nutmeg

Drink Recipe Preparation:

  • Mix Canadian Mist and chocolate syrup with eggnog.
  • Top with whipped cream.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick or cherry.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg.

The Mixer – Drink of the Day: The Ultimate Ketel One White Chocolate Martini

21 12 2009

Christmas is only four days away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get into the holiday spirit today with this yummy drink recipe from Ketel One Vodka.  Not only will it feed your sweet tooth, it will give you one heck of a buzz.

The Ultimate Ketel One White Chocolate Martini

The Ultimate Ketel One White Chocolate Martini recipe is as follows:

Drink Recipe Ingredients:

  • .75 oz. Ketel One Vodka (25 oz. per bottle)
  • .75 oz. white crème de cacao
  • .75 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur (25 oz. per bottle)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon(s) cocoa powder

Drink Recipe Preparation:

  • Pour chocolate syrup into bottom of glass.
  • Shake other ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Serve straight up in a cocoa-rimmed martini glass.

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The Mixer: Drink of the Week – The Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail

6 11 2009

It’s Friday, and if your week was anything like mine, that means it’s time for a drink.  But not just any drink.

As the art of blending spirits grows in popularity, it remains important to honor the classic cocktails that paved the way for modern mixology.  On November 8, we celebrate the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail, which was created by Los Angeles bartender, Duke Antone, in the 1950s.

The Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail feat. Ketel One Vodka

The Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail featuring Ketel One Vodka

As legend has it, Duke created the drink in honor of a clumsy local surfer, Harvey, who would often walk into walls after a drink or two.  The cocktail reached its heyday in the 1970s when it became the era’s essential brunch cocktail.

The classic Harvey Wallbanger recipe is as follows.

Harvey Wallbanger Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Ketel One vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Galliano
  • 4 ounces Fresh Orange Juice
  • Orange Slice for garnish


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour 1 ounce Ketel One vodka and 4 ounces of fresh orange juice into the glass.
  3. Stir until chilled.
  4. Once settled, using a bar spoon, float the Galliano on top.
  5. Garnish with an orange slice.

If the Harvey Wallbanger isn’t quite what you have in mind, checkout these other drinks.

What other spirits and liquor do you enjoy?  Share your favorite drink recipes with our readers.

Quench Your Thirst: Brown Ale 101

7 08 2009

Intent on debunking the myth that hot weather begets light beer, Newcastle Brown Ale offers up Brown Ale 101: While the palates of dark beer lovers don’t change in the summer, restaurants, bars and backyard BBQers forego year-round appreciation of the brown ale for its thin, clear-ale counterparts.

Some myth-busting brown ale factoids for summer beer drinkers:

  • Color: Golden-brown in color, Newcastle is not one but two beers, combining English Pale and Dark Caramel malt in a recipe perfected by Colonel Jim Porter in 1927.
  • emperature: Unlike lagers/pilsners, ales are best enjoyed cool, rather than cold. The ideal temperature for Newcastle Brown Ale is 38F to 42F degrees. Your average refrigerator is between 35F and 38F degrees
  • Calories: Darker beers don’t equal more summer calories. Newcastle Brown Ale weighs in at 140 calories per 12 oz. serving.
  • Food: The robust flavor of brown ales, like Newcastle Brown Ale, allows them to pair well with red meat, fish and chicken – three cornerstones of summer grilling.
  • Smoothness: Bottled with less CO2 than its competitors makes it a smoother option.
Newcastle Brown Ale

Newcastle Brown Ale

Every Man Jack Launches Viral Videos to Promote WANTED Contest

28 05 2009

I’ve been talking about the WANTED Contest from Every Man Jack for a few weeks now.  If you haven’t been following, the men’s grooming company is holding a nationwide casting to find the everyday guy to star in their first naitonal ad campaign in Men’s Health magazine.

Now, the company has launched a series of viral videos, which you can see on first.