Saturday, August 1, 2015

THE GOLDEN AGE OF COCKTAILS






Summertime is the perfect time to indulge in a refreshing cocktail on a balmy night. But before you reach for that minty mojito or sweet sangria, consider stepping out of your modern-day comfort zone and going back to the drinks of 100 years ago.
"Some of the best cocktails that we think about today — the martini, the daiquiri, the Manhattan — those all came out between the 1860s and Prohibition," says Derek Brown, an award-winning mixologist who has studied the history of alcohol in America.




Sunday, July 26, 2015

FOUR TYPES OF DRUNKS





The fascinating world of binge drinking
It has a mysterious way of transforming our personalities into caricatures of their former, sober selves, or turning us into the complete opposite of the person we usually are during the day. 
Everyone seems to have a drunk personality. 
But for the first time, science has decided to step in and define the main types of drunk personalities out there, and just how many people fall into them. 
Turns out there are four, and after a few shots of Tequila, you may just become one of them.
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia, publishing their findings in the journal Addiction, Research & Theory, decided to take to the bars for their study on drunk personality, and examine the most precarious binge drinkers around: college students. 
Looking to 374 “drinking buddies” from a Midwestern university, researchers asked students to give self-reports on their behavior both before and after drinking.




Thursday, July 16, 2015

VESPER WITH A VIEW






A Vesper is a sunset prayer.

It is also an excellent cocktail:  three-parts gin, one-part vodka, half-a-part Lillet, and a dash of orange bitters, served with a twist.

At 5:33, when the sun prepares to set, there is no finer prayer than a Vesper.


Especially in enchanting Red Rock Country.




PALM SPRINGS: WINE & CIGAR