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365 days, 365 new cocktails: Costa Mesa mixologist sets his bar high

By David Whiting - ocregister.com

It’s 10 a.m., and bartender Trevor Kawamoto is making his first cocktail of the day. That may not seem unusual until you discover he’s doing this at home. But don’t worry – the bartender isn’t on a binge; he’s on a quest. Today, Kawamoto will conclude what he calls his Cocktail Challenge, a 365-day mission to invent a new cocktail every day for a year. It might sound silly when you hear Kawamoto say he chose his journey to test his endurance and imagination, to stretch his profession. We’re talking booze here, right? A drink’s a drink. Click Here To Read More!

Bourbon production hits 48-year high in KY

23rd May, 2016 by Amy Hopkins - The Spirits Business

Bourbon production in Kentucky hit a 48-year high in 2015, when 1.88 million barrels of the spirit were produced, figures released by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association show. Click Here To Read More!

TOP INTERNATIONAL WORLD WHISKY DAY EVENTS

17th May, 2016 by Annie Hayes - The Spirits Business

Charge your glass and celebrate the “water of life” with our pick of the top international events for World Whisky Day on 21 May.

This Saturday dedicated whisky fans around the world will be raising a dram in recognition of their love for the amber liquid. Click Here To Read More!

Why tequila prices change every five minutes at this bar

By Associated Press

Down a shot of tequila at The Blind Burro and the second round may cost you more. Or less. It all depends on what everyone else is drinking. Tequila prices at the San Diego bar and restaurant can change every five minutes based on demand. If more people order one tequila brand, the price of another might drop. Software, created by Los Angeles-based The Drink Exchange, tracks what drinkers buy and flashes the changing prices of more than two dozen tequila brands on TV screens hung on the bar’s walls. On a recent night, a shot of Espolon Blanco tequila was $7.75 one minute and fell 50 cents to $7.25 a few minutes later. At the same time, another brand rose a dollar to $12 a shot. Click Here To Read More!

Friday May 13, 2016 is World Cocktail Day, no need for Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Richard DiGiacomo - Miami Drinks Examiner

Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. According to an article in National Geographic, "Where are Fear of Friday the 13th Came From," dates back to the crucifixion of Christ. Judas was the 13th apostle at the last supper and Jesus was crucified on Friday. People melded the two and that is what the fear stems from. One strange fact is that Friday the thirteenth tends to be a safer day than most. Since people fear the day they tend to be more careful and take less risky chances. Luckily for us Friday May 13th also happens to be World Cocktail. Here are some great drinks to mix up and erase any possible fears. Click Here To Read More!

How to make cereal milk cocktails — Saturday morning cartoons optional

By Joseph Hernandez - Contact Reporter - Chicago Tribune

When I was a kid, my favorite part of Saturday morning was waking up before my family, parking myself in the living room and turning immediately to the cartoons. With the TV turned as low as possible — I wanted alone time with my shows before ceding control to my younger brothers — I would also sneak into the kitchen to ready a bowl of cereal. You know the kind: a toucan or a tiger or some other cheery creature selling the cloyingly sweet treat inside as if it were the healthiest option available. Regardless, I felt like a grown-up after hunter-gathering my own meal. Click Here To Read More!

Hottest bar openings in April 2016

9th May, 2016 by Annie Hayes - The Spirits Business

Salvatore Calabrese’s new project, a Tim Burton-themed bar, and a watering hole containing a soda factory earned places in our roundup of last month’s hottest new bars. Click Here To Read More!

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