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Jumping the Shark

The idiom “jumping the shark” is defined as the moment in time when a creative effort moves beyond the essential qualities that...

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The Art of Drink Blog

In the beginning, Art of Drink was a mere sketchpad used to document bartending and cocktail knowledge, without much expectation of...

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Energy Drinks & Alcohol: L-Carnitine

In the first article on energy drinks I looked at the effects of sugar and caffeine when combined with alcohol. This time I’m going to...

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Energy Drinks and Vodka

The energy drink craze has taken hold in the past few years, and along with that, it has become a mixer of choice for a new generation. The...

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Spirited Awards Nomination

With Tales of the Cocktail 2011 on its way, nominations for the Spirited Awards are being solicited. With that being said, I’d love to...

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San Francisco Dog and Pony Show

It’s that time of year when a select group of spirit judges convene on San Francisco and go about sorting through the hundreds of alcohol...

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Skinny Girl Margarita

The Margarita is most likely the number one requested summer cocktail. The problem is that very few people actually enjoy a genuine...

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Fix The Pumps Amsterdam!

If you happen to be residing in Europe, or loitering around the area on vacation or other such adventure, there is a little event happening...

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50 Signs You Are a Bad Bartender

I’ve been reading Waiter Rant and the good Waiter has posted a couple of good articles: 50 Signs You’re Working in a Bad Restaurant and...