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August 08, 2006

“Never order a frozen drink in a place that serves pickled eggs”

Deckard Three words you never want to see on a bottle of water in the Third World are "special", "yellow", and "surprise": Yellow Peril

Re-post: How to make shot glass out of ice

Have a Pepsi day. (From Surfez avec moi)

Mmm... Peach Mint Tea, a remedy for government-induced dyspepsia

A few years ago, Esquire magazine published its rules for drinking in the "Things a man should know" series

The Knowledge For Thirst,a soft-drink blog

The Insider: Microsoft rolls out Windows Vista, the soft drink

The new Ben and Jerry's Milkshakes

Wait Time Curbs Sales at Starbucks

(Shot glass pix above from Blade runner.) Many More Unusual Drinks Including Unusual Beers Here /// Digg this post /// Add it to your del.icio.us

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July 09, 2006

Sexy water

Dehydrated_water Eva Herzigova stars in a Karl Lagerfeld mini-movie for Dom Perignon. (From The Reverse Cowgirl)

Mr. P "lick" and other Shopmodi products

Drinks and World Cup 2006

Kung Fu Tea! Welcome to the complex world of fine Chinese teas

Things That Are Difficult To Say When You're Drunk

I HATE sugar water and this ad is disgusting (But cute... "Twiiins"...)

The Triumph Of Diet Soda. Diet soda stands at the center of America’s passion for soft drinks. Studies suggesting the toxic nature of its many sweeteners, lackluster advertising, and an increased health consciousness in the United States have done little to stop its growth. Even the fact that consumers are paying for nothing but chemicals has not put a dent in diet soda’s apparently indestructible can. (From Quiddity)

(Last week I had an idea about developing a new liquid Viagra-like product which I think will sell incredibly well. But the domain name Sexy Water is used by a beachware distributor, and there is already a Liquid Rise out there, so I’m late again… In 1987 I also thought I was a genius when I dreamt about inventing “Dehydrated Water”… Photo above from the humorous linkblog Bits And Pieces). Many More Unusual Drinks Including Unusual Beers Here /// Digg this post /// Add it to your del.icio.us

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June 12, 2006

Libations – Sensations - That stagger the mind

Juicy_juice In the interest of curiosity, I drank some Asparagus Juice. It was terrible!

Got alternatives to traditional cow’s milk? Meow….

Starbucks tastes like crap campaign

The experiment: Lighting a Jell-O Shot on Fire

I went out into the woods and dug up 200 milk bottles over a period of years. Then I sold them all. So I started my collection over again. And here is my current collection: Ken’s milk bottles page. They built houses over top of the places I used to dig

A different version of the Cola + Mentos explosion tricks with Pepsi Girl

Urban legends and Stella Liebeck and the McDonald's coffee case. Spawning the True Stella Awards applied to outrageous or ridiculous lawsuits

Grandiose Survey of Chinese Alcoholic Drinks and Beverages

From the eastern Mediterranean, aniseed-flavoured Arak

Animation above from Brain Juice. Many More Unusual Drinks Including Unusual Beers Here /// Digg this post /// Add it to your del.icio.us

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May 04, 2006

Drink Scotch whiskey all night long and die behind the wheel

Stoli_vodka Green Chartreuse? Bloody Tampon? Fire in the Hole? Our mission was to find the worst-tasting bar drink in the world

Add to it: The Buzz Aldrin Cocktail - Yuck!

Let’s do a shot. Are there four words in the drunkard’s vocabulary more heartening than those? Four simple words, yet so packed with drama and purpose. It can be an invitation to bond with friends and strangers alike. An instant shared experience. A way of marking an occasion, of saying hello, good luck, congratulations, better luck next time, and so long. An opportunity to become blood brothers, if only as long as the same booze courses through your veins

Gimme anuther gal-dang Kurfee, Lorna Gene! I gotta stay up tonight and catch them possums. How to Roll Your Own Frappuccinos

The Gatorade Conspiracy - Maybe it's all a simple misunderstanding

Lemon Drops, Manhattans, Cosmos, Mojitos. Five drinks that bartenders hate to make

Peep drinks

I'll be in NYC for 3 days. If any Grow-a-brain reader wishes to get together for a drink or a fine meal, please call the hotel at 212-736-1600, and leave me a message. I may be booked, but it's worth a try. This post had been pre-blogged for your enjoyment. Many More Unusual Drinks Including Unusual Beers Here

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March 25, 2006

Alligator Wine


A large collection - 200 Years of Wines of the World, with many sub-categories: With cricket labels, decorated in the Art Nouveau style, with pigs and donkeys, and so much more. Similar to Igor Sergeev's collection of full cigarette packs. (Largest in the world)

4 new Google Gulp products

Got Milk Ads

More Latte Art tutorials

Death by Caffeine. How much of your favorite caffeinated drink would it take to kill you? (From Verbatim)

The Kid from Brooklyn rants about why he can’t stand Starbucks. (Very profane language)

Building an Automated Bar

Mexican Coke, The Real Thing

By the way, I started posting again to the old Blog Of The Day page, now that so many of the old blogs are defunct. Check regularly for new additions there. Please email me or submit your favorite blogs for consideration.

Many More Unusual Drinks Including Unusual Beers Here

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February 05, 2006

“If anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am not drinking any Merlot…”

Wine_snob Army Worm Wine, wine made out of crushed Forest Tent Caterpillars

The Nose of Wine Aroma Kit. Only $349.00

Wine blogs - blogs about wine, wine making, wine drinking, vineyards, or even other spirits

42below is gay! The latest offensive flash animation from 42 Below Vodka sponsoring an event called Hero Party 2006, coming later this month in Auckland, New Zealand - NSFW!

The Espresso MiniFAQ from the Coffee Kid

Victorian Coffee and other anachronism from Worth1000

Soda for Grown-Up

I finally saw the movie “Sideways”... Many More Unusual Drinks Including Unusual Beers Here

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December 10, 2005

Heavy drinking

Heavy_drinking_1 "What is it about a beautiful sunny afternoon, with the birds singing and the wind rustling through the leaves, that makes you want to get drunk?"

Elvis coffee. Old postcards about coffee

Pickle Juice - Mmmmm… Don't Pour Out the Pickle Jar: Plenty of Uses for Pickle Juice

Vodka in A Tube. Like Wine in a can, but faster

A giant list of Liquid Links from Malt Maniacs

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2005 - A Proclamation. (Thank you, Braddy)

The Myth of Fernet-Branca and how it became the toast of San Francisco. The legendary liquid in that emerald bottle is more than merely San Francisco's preferred method of self-medication; it's an intoxicating fairy tale

The History of Tea

Breaking news: Eugene McCarthy, the groundbreaking comedian whose profanely personal insights into race relations and modern life made him one of Hollywood’s biggest black stars, died of a heart attack Saturday. He was 89

Quote above is "A Deep Thought". Many More Unusual Drinks Including Unusual Beers Here

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November 06, 2005

The Perfect Martini

New_coke Tasting the Old New Coke. There are certain things that you should really taste at least once, but are usually hard to get a hold of to taste, like let's say top quality caviar, or kobe beef… Then there's a category of items that were eaten in the olden times, but are not considered acceptable food anymore: whale meat, horse meat and other intelligent and/or exotic animal meats… And of course, there are commercial drinks with formulations that are not made anymore

Bong vodka

What is Ultimate Jell-O Shot? The purpose of this experiment was to determine the highest possible concentration of alcohol attainable in a Jell-O shot, while still maintaining the structural integrity of the gelatin

The TCP/IP Drinking Game. (From ”Attu”)

How to run a Steely Dan party

The Perfect Martini by Jim Coudal: First a note about substituting ingredients or tools. Don't. This method has been exhaustively tested and retested for excellence and the smallest variation can result in catastrophic and unintended consequences... There is room for personal preference and improvisation in many things. This is not one of them

No drinking problem

Flat White Coffee, a cappucino drink from New Zealand

Sweet Daddy Tiki's Mugshot Gallery

Milk Farmers Rap

Many More Unusual Drinks Including Unusual Beers Here

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September 18, 2005

Drinking on the job

Drinking_on_the_job_1 Spider shake

Unique Thai Drinks and reviews of more Crazy Asian Drinks

Liquid Cereal from “Brain Twist”, developers of unique beverage products.

Other Rejected soda pop flavors from Fark.

Soda Fountain Recipes from the 20's and 30's

Other sodas: Virgil's, micro-brewed root beer, Vernors Ginger Ale, aged in oak, and Faygo Original Rock & Rye

There is no alcoholic beverage more popular among the poorest people of Brazil than Cachaca. Made by distilling the liquids extracted from sugar cane, containing between 70 - 80% of alcohol, and remarkably cheap and remarkably intoxicating, there is probably no beverage better designed to make people forget their poverty

Did you ever know a "chocoholic"? One of those folks who just can't get enough chocolate? I bet there's at least one in your home or workplace. At my house, it's my wife Emily. She's got to have her little bowl of Hershey's Kisses in the living room. She can't go shopping without bringing home some chocolate ice cream or a chocolate-cake mix. She's even got a funny little sweatshirt that says, "My Name Is Emily, And I'm A Chocoholic." To be honest…I'm Like A Chocoholic, But For Booze

Also, According to a new study on female alcohol use and blood pressure, young women who consume two or three alcoholic drinks a week are much more fun to do research on than women who do not consume alcohol

Unusual vine labels

More latte art, from flickr

What's in those cans beside beer? If you're a six-pack enthusiast, you're not going to like the explanation

Anheuser-Busch Water Cans Donated to Hurricane Katrina Victims

The iPod bartender allows 3rd or 4th generation iPod owners to take a list of drinks with them

Many More Unusual Drinks Including Unusual Beers Here

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August 06, 2005

Canned Heat & Other Horrible Drinks


From The U.S. Department of the Interior. Welcome to the Bureau of Land Management's Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website!

Bi-Bottle has a neck and cork on both ends, so it may be opened at either top. Why? This “gives the present a much greater symbolic and communicative value” in that it becomes a memory that the recipient will cherish

Dr Pepper art tattoo and many other Geek tattoos

Re-post: Real American Heroes – A collection of Bud Light Commericals

How to make Mexican Horchata

Bad to the Last Drop. Most people cannot tell the difference between tap water and bottled water. Yet they buy it anyway - and in enormous quantities

Yeah, I made my prom tux out of coke cans... because I'm just that cool…

The Omen of Milk, with a soundtrack resonant of Rosemary's Baby. (From ”Ffkieke”. The source is NS4W)

Drunken shoutouts

World’s ghastliest alcoholic beverages. If there is one thing that is an absolute in the world of alcohol, it is this: You can take anything, mix a little sugar and yeast into it, and if it ferments there will be somebody to drink it. Try it yourself. Ferment some horse milk and see if Mongolians don’t show up at your door to drink the foul-smelling fluid, which they call airag. You could even let a fish ferment — the Swedes will eat it and call it surstromming…

(Drink above is apparently called “Smack”). Many More Unusual Drinks and Beverages Here

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July 05, 2005

Toasty, Oaky & Smoky

Cuervo_1800_1 The drinking on Bewitched was as ubiquitous as the magic. (From ”Exclamation Mark”)

Wine Tasting Glossary: Fruity, grassy & nutty

The Martini Mansion

Prof of Biology and Chemistry David B. Fankhauser shows how to make Ginger Ale at home, as well as Homemade rootbeer

Open letter to Starbucks customers (Those CraigList posters refer to Starbucks a lot). How the Starbucks Siren Became Less Naughty

The Year of Coffee Blog

Juicing for health: …with all those antioxidants, I left the store with a new vigor and vitality…

The long & corrupt history of The Brooklyn Egg Cream Racket

Global Cola Wars

Islamic beverages

1800 Tequila

Many More Unusual Drinks and Beverages Here

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June 04, 2005

Drink kirschwasser from a shell

Cup_of_coffee_ Breakfast of Champions

There are too many elements to a coffee order these days. Do I want it iced or not iced? Regular milk or skim? How much froth? What are the words for the different sizes?
This is particularly difficult when you're high. Especially when you have to endure glares from uber-pierced employees.
That's why we developed The Coffee Wheel™. Once assembled, it makes the process of ordering special coffee drinks a breeze

Also, How to get free drinks at Starbucks

Notes From An Undisciplined Wine Tester

Five things it’s probably better not to do when you’re kind of drunk:
1. buy domain names
2. hire an attorney
3. do lots of file management from the command line
4. sort out your finances
5. telephone people you remember fondly from elementary school

Many More Unusual Drinks and Beverages Here

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March 30, 2005

A new Googlebomb: Tea

Drinking_tea Summerhill Pyramid Winery: Every day at 2 o'clock, for three years, we toured the smaller pyramid with the general public. We did taste comparisons of the same wine, bottled on the same day, and served at the same temperature. One was stored in the pyramid for 30-90 days and the other never having being put in the pyramid. The results were overwhelming… There is a definite and profound effect on liquids placed in sacred geometry!

If you link to “Adagio Teas” Website, they will "mail you a delicious tea reward that is commensurate with your webpage's Google PageRank”

Also, a giant Tea Related Directory

If you're too much of an impressionable idiot to watch "Sideways," then don't. Maddox opinions about the movie “Sideways”. (You can also read it in Italian. Or, just browse through a fine piece of political literature, Bill O'Reilly Bingo)

Ethnographic Potshots: Send me pictures of your coffeemaker

Spike's Root Beer Reviews and Ratings: I employ a very rigorous process when taste-testing root beer, in order to determine the most accurate grade. First, I fast for 4 hours. Then I brush my teeth with a new toothbrush using only baking soda. I rinse 3 times with distilled water, then I take some fresh mint (home grown!) and lightly crush it on my tongue. I rinse again, the finish the cleansing of my palette with a very light lime sherbet. Two final rinses and I'm ready to go!

Under the table. There are more slang words for inebriation than there are for any other word in the English language

Many More Unusual Drinks Here

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March 07, 2005

”The Cuervo Gold, The fine Colombian, Make tonight a wonderful thing”

Bar_drinks Torah, Torah, Torah Set of 4: Heros of the Torah shot glasses - Sold out!

The Starbucks Glossary, from “The Banterist”

A Nice Cup of Tea by George Orwell

Audio drinking companion - The CD: Click on “Sounds” and then on a Title to Hear a Taste. The story behind the band

Adjectives Rarely Used by Wine Tasters

What’s an “Abner”? A hint: It’s from “Mixed Drink Oddities” and it involves Vodka

How do make sublime Café Sua Da, Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Coffee Compatible Bicycles, a double obsession

Three From "Modern Drunkard": The Zen of Drinking Alone - Using alcohol to find your inner monkey.

Drunk Talk - the new crop of bar slang.

Kisasho - “Come,” Augustine said. “Now you will drink like an African.”

Strange phone calls from a Crazy Drunk Guy

Good Things DO Happen To Bad People

Red Bull’s ingredients dissected. Yes, Red Bull Gives You Wings

Bartender magic. Tricks, stunts and gags to help you increase your tips, make new friends, or just have some fun

Flora's Non-Alcoholic Drinks. (From Joe Clark’s blog)

Droogle - Searching over 25,000 drinks

Many More Unusual Drinks Here

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “Web Wasteland” (Previously “Weird Links”), truly bizarre, often NSFW. I finally made a little Linking Icon the “winner” can stick on their site, if they wish

March 7, 2005 in Beverages | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

January 08, 2005

”Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here”

The launching of New Coke, from CBC's Archives. New Coke by Andy Warhol

Martini_rossi_1 How to Deal With a Russian Hangover: Brine from either pickles or Russian sauerkraut, or “Nikolashka”: take a slice of lemon, put a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of coffee on top, and eat in one bite. Other cures for Hangover

A Tribute to Booze by Noah S. "Soggy" Sweat, Jr., to the Mississippi House, April 4, 1952. 141 euphemisms for being drunk (Mostly British): Badgered, Banjaxed, Battered, Befuggered, Bernard Langered, Bladdered, Blasted, Blathered, Bleezin, Blitzed, Blootered, Blottoed, Bluttered, Boogaloo, Brahms & Liszt, Buckled, Burlin... (and that's just the 'B's)

I have a question. Is it true that drinking too much Goldschläger increases the risk of your skin falling off?

The $10,000 martini. Martini art by Michael Godard

New cocktails from Cocktail Times: Midtini, Confetti drop, Midnight kiss...

Japanese squid juice. (From Worth 1000’s Vending machines you'll never see)

A collection of 4,900 soft drink cans. (From J-Walk)

I can’t stand Starbucks, but here are all of Starbucks' drinks, explained. From The Starbucks Gossip Blog: Starbucks promotion in Boston glues magnetic cups to the roofs of about 100 cabs, just like the Red Cup Ad. Also, comments about Starbucks Coffee at “The Espresso guide

"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea. If this is tea, please bring me some coffee." (Quote by Abraham Lincoln). Many More Unusual Drinks Here Here

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