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Our Blog Archive Index has moved. It has a list of drink recipes, thought for the day topics, and interesting external links. Just click on the day for the topic you are interested in to go to the post.
October 9th, 2009
Today we have a classic; the Tequila Sunrise drink recipe. This is a low calorie version (the link shows the standard, low cal, and low cost versions).
2 oz Sauzaź Extra Gold Tequila
2 oz Pomegranate Juice
2 oz Fresh squeezed orange juice
Ice - serve on the rocks
We used our database of over 1000 drink ingredients to calculate the calories and cost per standard drink. This version has 141 calories per standard drink (as opposed to 204 in the idrink.com version). The low cost version uses Washington State Liquor Prices to calculate $1.05 per standard drink (as opposed to $2.63). Washington has the highest liquor tax in the union, but you can convert the prices from the database for your state using our State Sin Tax Calculator. We're especially proud of this low-calorie recipe. We shaved 30% of the calories without impacting taste or consistency and without using artificial sweeteners. We did this by substituting a pomegranate juice for a portion of the orange juice plus the Grenadine, which is basically pomegranate syrup. J
Sleep deprivation is often confused with a hangover. We wrote back in April about getting a quick buzz on a work night. The reasoning here is to ensure a good night's sleep. People often stay up later than they intend because they are drinking and having a good time. If they feel like crap the next day, they assume its a hangover. We have found a stronger correlation between hours of sleep and how we feel than how much (to a point) or whether we have had anything to drink the night before. Milk Thistle, Folic Acid, and hydration are all good ways to mitigate the potential for a hangover - but a good night sleep trumps all. Finish drinking an hour or two before going to bed and get seven to eight hours of sleep and you should feel fine the next day.
This is pretty darn funny. I don't think this fella will have much luck trying to fool a breathalyzer after trying to take a sip from it!
August 25th, 2009
This one's our own recipe. Our theme today is the Dry Fly Distillery in Spokane, Washington. To that end, we've formulated the Dry Fly Peppertini:
1/4 - 1/2 Oz pepperoncini juice
2 Oz Dry Fly Distillery Gin
Shake with Ice and strain into a Martini Glass. Garnish with a pepperoncini. Note that this recipe has been changed for it's original published ingredient ratios. That's because this gin is too good to overwhelm with too much pepperoncini juice. Use more (juice) if you're making your peppertini with cheap gin.
We've linked in the past to Craft Distilleries, at that time our focus was on Oregon, where state laws were favorable for a Craft Distillery. We have since come across a well regarded craft distillery in our home state of Washington. Dry Fly has used innovative techniques, both from a technical standpoint (as referenced by their national accolades), and from a business standpoint (using volunteers to bottle their products). Dry Fly continues to generate excitement, projecting their Whiskey release will sell out practically as soon as it hits the shelves. As Forbes points out, Craft Distilleries are gaining steam as a viable source of new flavors for liquor enthusiasts.
Related to our thought for the day; we couldn't find material on Craft Distilling in Washington without coming across Dry Fly. What are the laws for Craft Distilleries in your state?
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