Monday Booze News: drink out of a dead squirrel, rookie home bartender mistakes, and that IS a pizza in your Bloody Mary

I put a cocktail in an ice sphere this week.

Monday Booze News salted cocktails, rats for free beer and puppies will explain mezcal to you

Terroni Spritz //

Monday Booze News: mushroom cocktails, Del’s lemonade shandy and George Washington was a lush

Monday Booze News //

Monday Booze News: Spirited Awards nominations, Al Capone’s cocktail shaker, and brunch is gonna suck in NYC now

Booze News: tales nominations, al capone's shaker and brunch sucks in NYC now //

Monday Booze News: the Bloody Mary turns 80, Tiki is still not dead and is that olive oil in your drink


Very, very early birthday gift of ancient stir sticks.
Very, very early birthday gift of ancient stir sticks.

Monday Booze News: the secret language of bartenders, Chinese New Year cocktails, and an awesome bar spoon

Fernet-Branca sent me a Valentine. I ate it in two seconds.
Fernet-Branca sent me a Valentine. I ate it in two seconds.



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Monday Booze News: drinks on fire, expensive cocktails, and the 2014 trend forecast

Booze News // stirandstrain.comIt pains me to say this, but I find that more and more lately I hear breaking news reports through…twitter. For the longest time I resisted this social media program, until my day job forced me into it. And by forced, I mean realized that if we were not utilizing it for our business then we were dumb and behind the times. So I signed us up.

Initially when food trucks were all the rage (are they still they rage or have we moved on?), twitter was my source for looking up where I might find my favorite hotdog/french fry/whathaveyou vehicle. Then I got swallowed up in it and never escaped. On the other hand, I find out about current events usually AS THEY HAPPEN, and I can go to my grave now knowing what twerking is (apparently not something to do with drugs like I thought) and that I don’t care about ever trying a cronut (can’t we just eat some pie?).

So here’s some boozy news to peruse while you drink your morning coffee and try to look like you’re working. Courtesy of the internet.

Happy National Margarita Day!

When did we, the world, decide to make almost every day of the year a food/drink holiday? Sometime in 2010?

Hey, I’m not going to pass up a day dedicated to tacos or, in this case, Margaritas. I’m just going to go with it.

Need some inspirational cocktail recipes? Here are my two takes on the Margarita. Cheers!

El Jardín de mi Abuela


The Bar Keeper Margarita


Want even more Margarita inspiration? Check out my Stir & Strain Pinterest board for some recipes I pinned.