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Holiday Cocktail Guide 2012

Tis the season…to be drinking

For most, the holiday season can be placed in one of two categories: pure enjoyment and utter annoyance. Being a Scrooge and coming from the school of thought of the latter, I try to keep some extra holiday cheer on hand to get me through the tough times.

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A Toast to National Tequila Day with Clase Azul

You don’t shoot this tequila…you savor it.

National liquor days are the perfect excuse to celebrate your favorite brands, no matter what day of the week it is. Which is exactly why I’m excited to celebrate National Tequila Day 2012 with Clase Azula Tequilas.

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St. Patrick’s Day 2012

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You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”

Ah, who doesn’t love a Clint Eastwood quote? And, hey, he’s part Irish too. And, if he lived in Atlanta, I’m certain he’d be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by eating Irish food and guzzling many, many beers in one of the numerous restaurants and pubs in Atlanta. Read on to see why…

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Atlanta Labor Day Planner

Fun , foodie events for the whole family…

Ah, Labor Day — the bittersweet end of summer made better only by knowing football season is just around the corner. What better way to enjoy the last hurrah of summer than by eating, drinking, and enjoying yourself? Read on for our favorite food-centric ways to celebrate…

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National Scotch Day 2011

There is no such thing as a bad whisky…

“Some whiskies just happen to be better than others.” William Faulkner couldn’t have been more right. Today the center of the libation world revolves around the best thing to come out of Scotland since The Highlander. That was based on a true story ya know. Yes. I’m talking about Scotch whisky. So raise your glass with me in a toast to celebrate National Scotch Day! Kilt optional.

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The Perfect Drink for the 4th of July

The American Sweetheart

Whiskey is truly an American liquor. Don’t believe us? Listen to that Don McLean song, “American Pie” (“…Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye, and singin’, this’ll be the day that I die…”)  You can’t argue with Don. As such, the perfect drink to celebrate American independence must include whiskey. So, we present to you the “American Sweetheart” cocktail.  Shake together one ounce each of bourbon whiskey and Southern Comfort, a dash of dry vermouth, sour mix to taste, and serve it up in a rocks glass. One sip and you’ll be shouting, “Oh! Sweet land of liberty!” Enjoy.
*For other 4th of July food and drink ideas, check out our 4th of July Planner.

4th of July Planner

mmm…let freedom ring!

Smoky barbecue, hot dogs, creamy potato salad, cold beer – we all know that chowing down is the best way to celebrate our independence. And lucky for us, Atlanta has a bevy of ways to do just that. Read on to find out the best places to exercise your pursuit of happiness.

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The Irish Breakfast Shot : Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day

Shots! Shots! Shots!

No doubt you’ll hear that phrase a time or two if you’re out drinking and celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day. And, if you are so inclined to forego the green beer and instead throw back a shot or two, our pick for the perfect shot is The Irish Breakfast. It’s one shot of half Irish Whiskey and half butterscotch schnapps, followed immediately by one shot of pure orange juice, which is finally followed by some crispy bacon. Between the butterscotch, the juice, and the bacon, the taste is similar to dragging your bacon through the syrup from your pancakes.  And doesn’t Irish Whiskey make breakfast more fun? We think so.

For more ways to celebrate today, check out our St. Pat’s Day post on where to get your Irish on.

Bushmills Whiskey Dinner at Fadó Irish Pub

There’s whisky, and there’s whiskey…

As a part of of their seven-day “Savage Craic” (pronounced crack) extravaganza leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, Fadó Irish Pub invited whiskey titan Bushmills Distillery to host a traditional Irish four-course dinner.

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St. Patrick’s Day 2011

Kiss me…I may or may not be Irish.

I can think of no better way to honor one of the most commonly recognized patron saints of Ireland than by eating Irish food and guzzling many, many beers. Can you?  I didn’t think so.  And we’re in luck…there are plenty of restaurants and pubs in Atlanta to keep our Irish eyes smiling.

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