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Cocktail Perfectionists, Behold The Eternal Ice Drop

You know what second drinks are, right? When the remaining ice in your cocktail melts, allowing you to suck every last drop of alcohol out of the glass? This might be swell if you’re Pam on “The Office” and enjoying a jumbo-sized Blue Lagoon from Applebee’s. But for your finer concoctions, ice can ruin your drink by watering it down too quickly, or giving it freezer-taste (ew).

For the wannabe mixologists (or just those who are just picky about their drinks), the Eternal Ice Drop by Hennessy offers a step closer to perfection. The glass orb contains water, which, when frozen, won’t melt into your beverage (obviously). It’s awfully pretty to look at too. Cheers! [Gizmodo] Keep reading »

What Editors, Models, And Designers Are Gettin’ Drunk On During Fashion Week

So, the editors don’t actually have time to stop and sip them, but all kinds of somehow-got-in-the-door-but-why-are-they-here? types in the tents are swilling free booze in between doing whatever it is they’re doing in there. What are they drinking? We know we’ve spotted Moet here and there, but the harder stuff is Akvinta Vodka, the official sponsor of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The cocktail they’re serving is called the “Gold Cooler” and it actually sounds really good. Just for fun — it’s always happy hour somewhere! — we thought we’d share the recipe, after the jump. Keep reading »

The “Mad Men” Drinking Game

It’s “Mad Men” mania over here at TheFrisky. The only way we could possibly overdose is by playing this drinking game. Round up some friends for the season premiere on Sunday night and see if you can keep up with the characters. If you want to class things up, take a cue from the set’s self-described “Alcohol Department,” which told the New York Times that the painstakingly accurate cocktails imbibed on the show include martinis, rusty nails, Tom Collinses, and vodka gimlets. You can also check out AMC’s 1960s Cocktail Guide. After the jump, the rules. Keep reading »

No. 5 Champagne Cocktail Inspired By Iconic Perfume

Tony Conigliaro based the No. 5 Champagne Cocktail on a famous perfume from a Parisian fashion house, which you should have guessed by now. He came up with the concept for the cocktail after realizing that the perfume-making process is similar to the way cocktails are made. First, he studied how that particular Chanel perfume is made. Then, he realized a sugar cube in the champagne was the perfect way to bring the notes to the top of the drink. It took two years-worth of trial and error to develop the cocktail, which was sampled at “The Bar with No Name” launch in Angel Islington, London. The No. 5 Champagne Cocktail is served in a wide-brim, bespoke flute to allow extra room for the bubbles to release. Conigliaro is the ambassador for French brand Merlet fruit liqueurs, and he knows his stuff when it comes to cocktails. He told Dazed Digital that the biggest cocktail myth is that martinis should be “shaken, not stirred.” Contrary to James Bonds’ tastes, he says, a martini will be too soggy if it’s shaken, instead of smooth and silky which is a result of stirring. Keep reading »

Crave: Food & Wine Cocktails 2009

Sometimes, we’ll go out on the town only to spend much of the night pushing our way through piles of people in an attempt to reach the bar. Then, when we finally get the bartender’s attention, we can’t even think of a drink we want him to make. For a change of pace, we’re going to stay at home a little more often and, over the course of the year, test the drink recipes in Food & Wine Cocktails 2009. With concoctions like a five-spice margarita and something called the “Big O” designed by top mixologists, plus party food recipes, we won’t need to leave our apartment to have a good time. Well, except to stock the bar. [$10.17, Amazon]

We’re giving away three copies of Food & Wine Cocktails ’09, but you have to work if you want to know how to make delicious drinks. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, June 5 through Thursday, June 11 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Alcohol Does A Body Good

Mojito Lip Balm, $12, Malin + Goetz
Senorita Margarita Ultra Rich 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel, and Bubble Bath, $16, Philosophy

Drinking too much alcohol will make you have a bad face day, and it might cause premature aging. However, cocktails in the form of beauty products will perk you up as much as a poolside Tecate. Keep reading »

Booze 101: Stock A Liquor Cabinet Like A Big Girl

Certain things go out of style, but a classic martini isn’t one of them. So, if your idea of liquid entertainment is a pitiful six-pack of Bud Lite, you might want to educate yourself in the language of liquor. (You can get drunk as part of this, but please wait until the end of the class.)

Setting up a liquor cabinet from scratch may not be cheap (about $100 for the basics), but if you decide to start entertaining more at home, it can be cost-effective, not to mention cute, if you get a cool piece of furniture (like a bar cart or hutch) to house your loot in. Here, what you’ll need, plus some basic recipes. Keep reading »

Quickies!: ‘Tis The Season For Social Drinking

  • It’s easy to blame winter weight gain on rich desserts and festive foods, but those holiday beverages are riddled with calories, too. These tips and Pomegranate Cosmos will help beat the winter calories. [Shine]
  • Beijing is experiencing a sexual revolution, in which people are swinging and having sex on the internet. [Your Tango]
  • Having a rich benefactor or sugar daddy seems like the perfect solution to college financial woes. [College Candy]
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    Quickies!: Sex In An Auto Made Comfy

  • Sex in a car can be extremely awkward. Here are some tips to make the experience comfortable and pleasurable. [Dear Sugar]
  • Hallelujah! A low-calorie margarita does exist. [College Candy]
  • Beef up your booty with a booty bra. [Tango]
  • Fast food and beer go together like a hand in a glove, but did you know some wines are also great with fast food? [Asylum]
  • Listen to this mash-up of Metallica vs. Bryan Adams. [Popbytes]
  • Happy Anniversary Boinkology! [Boinkology]
  • Oh gross, elf ears are the new tongue ring. [Holy Taco]
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    Tuesday Quickies!

  • Watermelon is the new Viagra, only with seeds! [Asylum]
  • Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves named their little baby boy Levi. Sigh. Cooter Adonis was sooo much cuter. Oh well. [DListed]
  • Peephole panties offer “butt cleavage.”[Tango]
  • What to expect at sex therapy. [Dear Sugar]
  • How to navigate the bar like, uh, one of The Frisky editors. [Shine.Yahoo]
  • Get ready to pay for pricey bottled water — it’s summer music festival season! [Matador Nights]
  • Can Madonna spin her way out of this latest mess? [Showbiz Tonight]
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