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2010-07-12 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Patron, the ultra-premium tequila that revolutionized the white spirits category, has created the Patron Cocktail Lab, a platform for crowd-sourced drinks. As a company that has long recognized the talents of those that are passionate about flavor and quality, the Patron Cocktail Lab is an extension of Patron's philosophy of perfection. Hosted within Facebook, the site encourages dialogue and sharing by asking visitors to re-think the elements that...

2010-06-24 13:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of Wednesday, June 23, Americans echoed a collective cheer of solidarity in support of Team USA's gut-wrenching 1-0 victory over opponent, Algeria, advancing the American men's soccer team to the second round of this year's World Cup tournament. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100624/SF26311) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100624/SF26311) With Team USA's second-round match slated for Saturday, June 26 and...

2010-02-01 09:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Comfort is rallying fans to support New Orleans, the city where the delicious spirit was created, and fire up their friends with calls featuring the anthem "Black & Gold (Who Dat?)." Leading up to the big game, fans can go to southerncomfort.com/neworleans to send a clip of the song to their friends. "Black & Gold (Who Dat?)" was put together by New Orleans-based emcee K-Gates and has been a popular rallying cry for New Orleans...

2009-11-10 10:45:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Kick-start the holiday season with the makers of Baileys® Original Irish Cream by celebrating the two things women find most irresistible about a holiday get-together -- amazing party shoes and a delicious drink. The Baileys Holiday Shoe Collection of one-of-a-kind Baileys-inspired designs will be sold via online auction to benefit Clothes Off Our Back®. The national non-profit organization auctions clothing, jewelry...

2009-02-21 11:59:54

Thailand has joined the ranks of New York, Singapore and Havana with its own signature cocktail, the Siam Sunray, tourism officials say. While the classic New York Manhattan starts with bourbon, the Singapore Sling with gin and cherry brandy, and the Mojito with white rum, the Tourism Authority of Thailand says the Siam Sunray uses vodka. Other ingredients include syrup and lime juice, and some Thai ingredients such as coconut liqueur, chili and ginger, a leaf of Kaffir lime and three slivers...

2008-07-18 09:00:20

By Eric Asimov I've been leafing through a bunch of cocktail manuals recently. Aside from the vicarious pleasure, I've been trying to figure out the logic of the Louisiana legislature, which, apparently having finished its work with the Hurricane Katrina cleanup, has moved on to the pressing business of selecting an official cocktail for the city of New Orleans. It has chosen the sazerac. Now, if any American city deserves its own cocktail, it is New Orleans. It certainly has earned the...

2008-07-13 09:00:11

By Kate Simon FIRST-CLASS FLIGHTS Virgin Atlantic's flying barman shows Kate Simon how to mix (and drink) a marmalade martini at 35,000 feet Taste the difference. In my right hand I have a glass containing a few ice cubes, a big slug of gin, a slosh of tonic and a slice of lemon. In my left is a glass full of ice, with a more restrained measure of spirit, lime has been squeezed in the glass and rubbed around the rim, and the drink has been topped with tonic and served with a sprig of...

2008-07-08 18:00:09

By Mary Foster NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation? Many outsiders may get their idea of the Big Easy's cocktail culture from the jumbo-sized plastic cups of punch slugged down by tourists on Bourbon Street. But the Museum of the American Cocktail opening this month will focus on the rich history of sophisticated drinks that have been served since Thomas Jefferson was president....

2008-07-02 18:00:08

By Mary Foster NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation? Many outsiders may get their idea of the Big Easy's cocktail culture from the jumbo-sized plastic cups of punch slugged down by tourists on Bourbon Street. But the Museum of the American Cocktail opening this month will focus on the rich history of sophisticated drinks that have been served since Thomas Jefferson was president....

2008-07-02 12:00:23

If anyone is in any doubt about the continued rise, and rise, of the cocktail phenomenon in American culture, or at least in those parts of it where the consumption of liquor is taken seriously, he need only consider the recent announcement that the Museum of the American Cocktail will open the doors of its "spectacular" new home in New Orleans this July. Can a Cocktail Hall of Fame be far behind? As Frank Coleman of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States [DISCUS] points out:...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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