Dec 5th, 1933 was a great day in American History. It marked the passage of the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution, repealing prohibition. Thirteen long years of alcohol prohibition were plagued by an upswing in violence and organized crime. Illicit alcohol still made its way to the streets, often of dubious and sometimes downright dangerous quality. So this repeal day, pick up a couple bottles of the “Real McCoy” and mix yourself a classic cocktail.
This post is all about everybody’s favorite squash, the mighty pumpkin. It can be overwhelming in the fall with so many pumpkin options, so we’ve narrowed down your search to our five favorite pumpkin spirits. If these don’t do it for you, try these other Halloween Treats.
Chocolate Milk for adults? Yes, please! From the makers of Adult Chocolate Milk, we bring you Halloween candy inspired martinis! Parents can enjoy candy too, right? If you’re a fan of these, we know you’ll enjoy these other Halloween treats!
We can all agree that the flavored vodka scene has become a bit extreme. BUT there is no better time to embrace all these crazy flavors than on All Hallow’s Eve. From Candy Bar to Salted Caramel, these flavored vodkas are great for Halloween cocktails. For more fall themed treats, check out our 13 Days of Halloween.
It’s an age old Halloween tradition: bobbing for apples. This year, we’re bobbing for Pinnacle’s latest vodka flavor, Pinnacle Caramel Apple Vodka. You’ll be surprised at how much it tastes like an actual caramel apple. Try it alone or with one of these sweet cocktails. If vodka doesn’t appeal to you, try one of these other festive treats!
We can all agree that pumpkin beer season is pretty awesome. But you know what’s better than pumpkin beer on its own? Pumpkin beer in your mustard dipping sauce. Check out these cocktails and recipes for your next Halloween party! Need other Halloween themed ideas? Check out our 13 Days of Halloween!
Cuca Fresca teams up with reality star Tamra Judge for an epic meet and greet! Tamra is well-known for her hit series on the network Bravo, “The Real Housewives Of Orange County.”
Cuca Fresca is a family owned and operated company with a passion for making quality cachaça. Fourth-generation family member, Araci Ferreira and her husband came up with the idea for Cuca Fresca when they brought small batches of her family’s cachaca from Brazil to New York. Cuca Fresca is made with superior, organic sugarcane. The name Cuca Fresca comes from a Brazilian expression “cool head” which basically means “to relax.”
Tamra will sign bottles of Cuca Fresca and pose for photographs. Arrive early because there will be a line. We’ll have somebody taking pictures, too. Login on to the Binny’s Facebook page to find your picture and tag your friends!
Binny’s Lincoln Park
Thursday, October 17th
Cuca Fresca is also great for cocktails. Try these easy to make and refreshing cocktails for your next Girls Night Out!
Cuca’s Signature Caipirinha
2 oz. Cuca Fresca Prata
6 Cubes of Fresh Lime
1 oz. Simple Syrup
Simple Steps: Muddle lime and syrup in a small shaker. Mix ice in with Cuca Fresca and shake well. Pour into a rocks glass and enjoy!
2 oz. Cuca Fresca Prata
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. Simple Syrup
Simple Steps: Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Share your photos from the meet and greet with Tamra on our social sites!
Kassai to World Sake Day!
Sake. One of the worlds oldest and most intricate beverages to enjoy. Here are some Sake facts, Sake favorites and Sake cocktails to help make your #WorldSakeDay that much better!.
Three things you might not have known about Sake:
1. Sake is meant to be enjoyed, slowly. Typically in a wine or stemware glass. Of course, Sake bombs are only exception.
2. Serve your Sake chilled. Rarely is Sake served warm.
3. The key ingredients in Sake are rice, water, yeast and Koji-kin, which is what’s used to ferment the Sake. Without Koji, there is no Sake.
Ever have a hard time deciding what Sake to try? Bob Calamia, Binny’s Sake Buyer, shares his Sake favorites!
Sparkling: Hana Awaka
Recommended for Sake beginners, sparkling Sake is the easiest way to open the door to the world of Sake. Sparkling sake are usually mildly sweet, but very refreshing!
Flavored: Banzai Bunny Yuzu
This slightly sweet Sake flavored with Yuzu- think grapefruit- is refreshing, light and has the right amount of citrus flavor to enjoy with a light meal such as fish tacos or a cobb salad.
Nigori: Tozai Snow Maiden
Nigori can be too sweet and low in acidity making them come off as heavy. Not this one. It has melon and orchard fruit aromas that create a great blend of freshness.
Sake: Ama No To Heavens Door
This is recommend for serious Sake drinkers. Sake at times can be overwhelming and this is a definite example of an over the top Sake. It’s wide range of subtle flavors create for an interesting Sake, never clashing but unfolding into each other. Look for pear, flowers and a slight minerality.
Summer is coming to an end this Labor Day weekend, but it seems as if the summer heat is not ready to fade away. Stay cool by mixing up this refreshing cocktail for you and your pals. Trust us, they’ll love it.
3 oz Smirnoff Watermelon
2 oz Watermelon Puree
2 oz Sprite
Mix ingredients and pour over ice. Enjoy with slices of freshly cut watermelon!
When life gives you lemons, make this cocktail.
Seriously, though. It’s sweet, fresh and easy to make for a large group or for just yourself! The Lemon Q Tonic is the perfect amount of extra lemon flavoring and that extra scoop of sugar? Well, that’s just optional. (But we recommend it.)
3 oz Dude Vodka
2 oz Lemon Q Tonic
1/2 Squeezed Lemon
Teaspoon of Sugar
Pour vodka and tonic over ice and stir in sugar. Squeeze the lemon in and enjoy!