It is time to revamp relations with the Chinese pen-pals from childhood.
Absolut has always been known for their quirky, creative art-driven marketing campaigns. In the 1990s, Absolut ads were all the rage. In fact, they were collectors items. Trust me, I would know. And now, in the new Millennium, Absolut has developed a cult following with its limited-edition bottles. In fact, there is a forum dedicated to discussing and trading these bottles. I’m not kidding. See the full post »
At Mutineer Magazine, we get really excited over the marriage of two fine beverages (that is most definitely a wedding worth dressing up for).
Coffee is often an ignored bedfellow to liqueur. Most often, coffee cocktails are viewed as simply just an after dinner drink. They rarely ever take center stage. Until now, that is. This summer, the awesome folks at Kahlua (a coffee liqueur) are determined to revamp coffee cocktails, but with an icy twist. See the full post »
At Mutineer Magazine, we are always looking for new, fun ways to consume our favorite fine beverages. We thought that serving booze in frozen shot glasses at our 2nd Annual Red Carpet party was the “hot” new thing that all the “cool” kids were doing. But we were wrong. Thanks to one of our favorite comedians and consumers of fine beverages, Stephen Colbert, we have been introduced to the latest trend, “Vodka Eyeballing.”
The jury is still out on whether or not any of us Mutineers are willing to sacrifice sight in the name of research. I vote for sacrificing Alan (but shhhh don’t tell him).
Food • Spirits
Not gonna lie, it does not take much to convince me to divulge in a fine glass of Single Malt Scotch. In fact, I can rarely ever come up with a good excuse NOT to drink fine beverages (after all, it is in my job description). However, when given a legitimate charitable reason, alcohol consumption becomes my civic duty.
The Balvenie, the world’s most handcrafted Single Malt Scotch whisky, recently announced that it is entering into a partnership with Slow Food USA™, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world in which everyone can have access to good, clean and fair food. See the full post »
This year marks the 150th Anniversary of Campari, the alcoholic aperitif obtained from the infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants, and fruit in alcohol and water. Often classified as a type of bitter, Campari is well-known for its signature deep red hue. See the full post »
Mutineer Magazine’s 2nd Annual Red Carpet Tasting Presented by Amarula Cream brings together people, culture, and fine beverage at the renowned Falcon Hollywood for a memorable night of beverage tasting. The event follows up on the success of Mutineer’s first major affair celebrating its national launch last May 2009. A selective sampling of 40+ fine beverage companies from around the world will be sharing the fruits of their labor for attendees to explore. The red carpet event will also raise money and awareness for A Child’s Right, a charitable organization that implements water relief programs for impoverished children in undeveloped countries around the world. See the full post »
In honor of Betty White hosting Saturday Night Live recently, Mutineer contributor Robert Haynes-Peterson has taken things to an entirely new level with his “Betty White Drinking Game of Champions Championship” . As with any gentleman’s drinking game, the rules are simple and logical: You print out his bingo card of possible occurrences on the show, and then play bingo, with your friends taking a shot whenever you get a BINGO! I suggest an even simpler approach, with everyone taking a shot every time something funny happens, but last time we did that at Mutineer HQ we found Jeff asleep in the washing machine (don’t know how he did it, but he did, and I have the photos.) See the full post »
Spirits • Wine
The housing sector is in the dumps. GM? Do they even exist anymore? Factories are turning off the power and schools are closing their doors, and banks and companies are standing in line to be bailed out by the government. The looming recession our country has been facing couldn’t possibly cripple the beverage industry…could it? The effects have already been felt as Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. is asking for $2 billion to refinance existing debt. The largest wine and spirits distributor in the United States, Southern Wine is seeking the help of Bank of America to bail them out. See the full post »