Tag Archives: spirits

Creative Spill Proofing for Drinkers

Here’s some products the take a fun and innovative shot at spill proofing! I like the chalk top mason jars!  But the martini glass condom is a bit much…

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The Hottest Beverage Brands in Bars 2014

These brands will be celebrating a very happy New Year’s Eve this year.  Congrats to my clients and friends at Boston Beer Company, Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors!

fastest growing on premise brands

Thanks to Technomic for their reliably accurate projections.

The Cool “Secret” Trend That’s Sure to Catch On.

Due to the long term trend in the drinking market toward exclusivity, mixology and catering to higher end clientele, I am convinced the Secret Cocktail Club concept will catch fire in multiple markets and be a leading edge trend in the year to come. There are many other possible permutations of the secret/private drinking theme; I am working with clients on some innovations right now!

Read about Chicago’s Liquor Lab Secret Cocktail Club here in Thrillist and get ready to see more of this.


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20 Bartenders Reveal What Your Drink Says About You

Some laughs and many opinions on “what your drink says about you.” I agree and disagree with a mixed bag of these. Thoughts?

Thought Catalog

Consensus? Basically that anyone who orders a Jager bomb is an idiot. But apparently, so are people who order Blowjobs! Read more on this Reddit thread

 image - Shutterstock

image – Shutterstock

1. You’re just ordering this because you heard it in a rap song, aren’t you?

I find that people who aren’t “real” drinkers order drinks that they’ve heard in rap songs. When Drake said something about Moscato, which is a sweet white wine, I suddenly had an influx of tough looking dudes ordering Moscato. I give them the drink and they look at me like, WTF, I’m like that’s what your dumb ass ordered!

2. Dayum, girl.

Long Island Iced Tea: I want to get fucked up.

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3. You’re probably going to jail if you drink a lot of this.

As someone that formerly worked at the DA’s office, it seems like all crimes start with Bud Light…

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How Legal Marijuana Is Affecting Alcohol Sales

Does sparking up some good bud mean consumers drink less Bud?   

That was the worry some expressed when recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado on Jan 1 of this year.  Well here’s the early data.

Bars and liquor stores in Denver logged $7.8 million in sales taxes from January to April, a year-over-year increase of 6.7 percent, according to figures provided by the city. By comparison, they grew by 0.3 percent in the same period of 2012 and by 3.9 percent in 2011.

Looks like a rising tide of party options may lift all boats.


Thanks to:  TheCannibist.co and Weed All About It