Visiting Austin? Here are Some Highlights

Recommendations for guests visiting Austin

If you’re getting married in Austin, chances are that many of your friends and family members don’t just live down the road.  But, since Austin becoming such a major tourist destination in Texas, many out-of-town guests might well jump at the chance to accept the invitation to your wedding. Continue reading “Visiting Austin? Here are Some Highlights”

Absinthe Frappé

I was first introduced to absinthe accidentally, through an invitation from a friend to attend a gathering of the Wormwood Society. Lucid was already making its way onto shelves in America, but the real absinthe drinkers were already well-stocked with their own selections of the best from across Europe. I can’t remember exactly which absinthes we tasted that night, but I walked away mildly smitten with the Green Fairy. Continue reading “Absinthe Frappé”

50 Best Blogs for the Home Bartender

A home social gathering hasn’t reached its potential until everyone has been served copious amounts of their favorite drinks from the resident amateur bartender. But if you struggle to recall the ingredients of those potent drinks you concocted in college and now possess substandard drink-making skills, you may need to consult a source or two (or 50) in order to transform yourself into a more capable host. The following blogs provide an abundance of information that will help you create your own Cocktails & Dreams. Continue reading “50 Best Blogs for the Home Bartender”

Home Bar Basics 101

We got a lot of response to this post, asking for more specifics on what tools and spirits we recommend to stock a new home bar, so here goes…

What do you need for a home bar? Notice I used the word need here – there is a lot of stuff you might want, but fortunately, there are only a few things you really need in a home bar. With a few basic barware supplies, some liquor, mixers, and flavorings even the most budget-conscious imbiber can have an efficient and functional home bar. The basics: Continue reading “Home Bar Basics 101”

Don’t Fret About Ringing in the New Year with a Hangover

Hangovers are not limited to New Year’s but it is not unusual to party hard on New Year’s Eve and wake up starting the new year in an aching state. Hangover symptoms usually occur the next day, although some people get headaches and feel queasy after just a few drinks. Continue reading “Don’t Fret About Ringing in the New Year with a Hangover”