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Happy birthday America!

July 4, 2009

It’s been 233 years since the bouncing baby United States of America declared its independence from the United Kingdom, and it’s been thirteen years since a hardy band of patriots led by no less than the US President repelled the alien invaders intent on exterminating mankind. If that’s not worth celebrating, then seriously, nothing is.

There are an actual ton of recipes kicking around to mark the occasion, which is handy because I haven’t had a lot of time to put one together myself. The one that caught my eye is Jonathan Pogash‘s American Collins (or Red, White & Blue Collins).

American Collins
45ml Bombay Sapphire
25ml simple syrup
15ml lemon juice
4 pitted Bing cherries
8 blueberries
Muddle the blueberries and cherries with the syrup and the lemon juice. Add the gin with ice and stir briefly. Top with club soda.

Whatever you’re drinking today, raise a glass to Uncle Sam. No, not the cantankerous old sod who lives in your basement. The mythologised personification of the American Spirit.

Yes, the creepy thin old man with the starey eyes. That Uncle Sam.

Bar = raised

July 4, 2009

Edinburgh bartenders continue to rock the UK scene. Here’s Bramble’s Ryan Chetiyawardana winning the national final of Diageo’s World Class competition.

More info available at the World Class faffy flash website.

Newsdesk: summer is coming

May 7, 2009

(splash by Trevor D., licensed under Creative Commons.)

It’s summer! It must be, all the clues are there. There was sunlight this afternoon – proper sunlight with warmth and everything! The other big clue?

Newsdesk: what’s in a name?

April 2, 2009

This week’s links don’t know what you should call them, in case they sound like a dick.

Newsdesk: best in Britain

March 25, 2009

This edition of Newsdesk is sponsored by local pride coloured with a touch of envy.

Newsdesk: maximising the minimums

March 16, 2009

(Graphic from BBC News.)

This week’s news is minimum drink pricing, because you can’t keep a controversial public health policy down.

(Happy St Patrick’s Day!… by shannonpatrick17, licensed under Creative Commons.)

Newsdesk: no, you can’t

March 3, 2009

Newsdesk: you’d be amazed at what we can do

February 23, 2009

When it first came to prominence, whisky was thought to be the water of life. It’s been a while since then, but it’s still proving to be transformative.

Quality of vodka is directly proportional to level celebrity endorsement; discuss?

February 19, 2009

(Via Dowd’s Spirits Notebook.)

Does MxMo allow write-ins?

February 17, 2009

This totally qualifies for this month’s Mixology Monday – are we allowed to nominate?

In Which Georgia Gives You The McNuggetini (via MeFi)