The San Graal of Simple Sangria

Some people have a magic touch, and TSB‘s  furtive fingers mix the meanest sangria I’ve ever tasted, but she also makes the process quick and simple, despite the complexities that other sangria masters claim the drink requires.  The following are her recipes, for which I can take no credit other than my role taste testing …

My New Scottish Rental Property: Timeshares Available

I just received my membership confirmation from the Friends of Laphroiag, the most brilliant beverage marketing program ever conceived. Every member is given a lifetime lease on a one-foot square plot on the island of Islay (pronounced “aye-la”), where the Scotch is made.  The deal is, the distillery “pays you rent” in the form of …

Bloody Mary Batch Instructions

Apparently, the Bottled Bloody Brunch Batch is a hit, and I’ve gotten good feedback on it from industry pros and friends alike, so I thought I would make the recipe more portable by creating a half-sheet, printable PDF. This recipe for making a half-gallon of great Bloody Mary Mix right in the bottle now includes …

Programmable Vodka Bottles?

This is how Bukowski would have tweeted. I fight the urge to declare that vodka is all marketing, but Medea has taken it to an extreme.  Their website barely mentions the spirit itself, but focuses almost entirely on their in-bottle programmable LED display with images, video, and a whole page devoted to programming instructions.  You …