Drink(s) of the Day: Whiskey Variations

It’s a Whiskey Wednesday! WooHooo!! Here are a few fancy yet relatively easy recipes for you to create. If you are a whiskey lover, you are in for a treat. The video below features five whiskey recipes that are sure to WOW you or anyone you are trying to entertain for. Make sure you check it out!

The one I will include in today’s Drink of the Day is the first one featured which is the Old Fashioned:


Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix sugar, water and bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.

I hope you enjoy the fancy video I included in this post and have fun mixin’ those drinks!!

Cheers!

Angela Wagner, Editor

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Deal of the Day: Sinbad Cafe and Hookah Bar

Every four years we are given an extra day in the month of February,  We call  this phenomenon Leap year!

Take advantage of today’s beautiful day and drive yourself down to the heart of Pacific Beach(PB). There in PB, you will find a place called Sinbad Cafe and Hookah Bar serving up a mean Wednesday happy hour from 11am-8pm. Drink specials include $3 mix drinks, $2.50 for all shots, $2.50 draft beer, and $9 Hookahs. There are over 30 different delicious flavors of tobacco… But if you’re not into Hookah, make sure you at least stop by for their cheap drinks and relaxing atmosphere.

We won’t see another Leap year until the next four years, so be sure to celebrate today right by stopping by Sinbad Cafe and Hookah Bar! It’s the perfect place to kick back and chill with your friends. Happy Leap Day everyone!

Cheers!

-Christine SEO/Analytic  

Source: Sinbad Cafe and Hookah Bar

Drink of the Day: Appletini

Everyone loves an Appletini right?! I know I do! The sultry green color and delicious sour apple taste always leaves me satisfied. Come on, I know all you tough fellas out there would even like this drink. It’s so easy to make and yet so very tasty and rewarding. Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz green-apple schnapps

Directions:

  1. Pour the ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Now wasn’t that simple? So whether you are entertaining or it’s just a party for one, mix it up and enjoy this simple, yet classic martini.

Cheers!

Angela Wagner, Editor

Source: http://cocktails.about.com/od/cocktailrecipes/r/apple_mrtni.htm

Taco Tuesday…El Torito Style

It would seem I’m a fan of Taco Tuesdays with a side of get-your-drink-on, and that would be right. Some of you may remember a certain post about Taco Tuesdays at Cabo Cantina in Hollywood, which I still highly recommend. Today it’s much closer, at the Riverside Plaza for you UCR students.

What place is it? El Torito! They’ve got dollar tacos from 4-10p.m. and a large selection of drinks for $3 from 2-8p.m. You tell the waiter/waitress how many tacos you want and they bring back a slip with the number printed on them. You get in a buffet style line and you’re given the choice of corn or flour tortillas and you choose between steak, chicken, or carnitas. Past that you have your condiments table, where you can spice up your tacos to your taste. Not bad for a buck a taco!

But tacos are not what we’re all about. You want to have your cake and eat it too right… Well your visit wouldn’t be complete without a few drinks to unwind. Monday through Friday, they have happy hour from 2-8 where their original golden margaritas, well drinks, domestic drafts, and wine are each $3! Maybe you don’t want tacos? Come in any weekday and you’ll still get a good deal on something to snack on while you enjoy your drinks. It’s a win-win, no matter when you come. Otherwise enjoy your drinks and the complimentary chips and salsa.

Alright, so there’s a caveat, and I wouldn’t want to send you in without letting you know. These specials are only available in the cantina section of the restaurant and in the outside area, BUT that’s no problem, though sometimes it will get busy and you’ll have to search for your table. The atmosphere is decidedly better, the rest of the restaurant is a bit on the sad and pathetic side. 😉

Cheers!

-Eduardo, Administrator/Designer

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Things to Do in Inland Empire

El Torito

Great Thai-ms at Banana Bay

Let’s get out of the Inland Empire tonight and if the title didn’t give it away, Banana Bay is a Thai restaurant located at 18230 Colima Rd in Rowland Heights, CA 91748. I know… that’s a bit a far from my local suggestions but trust me, if you’re a fan of Thai food or want to enjoy a great happy hour, then this is the place for you.

Starting at 10PM-Close (Mon-Thurs: 1AM, Fri-Sat: 2AM), you can enjoy a large assortment of “2 For” deals. Let me give you an example. You can either buy ONE ‘Jack & Coke’ for $5.01 or TWO for $8.20. Yeah, these prices are a little weird but you’re still saving some money per drink and it’s even better if you’re splitting with someone. The “2 For” deals go as low as $7.29 ($5.00 if you want to include Jello Shots) and upwards of $9.11 for a ‘Hello Kitty.’ No idea what that is but it better be worth it. You can see the rest of the deals in the pictures.

No only are their drinks great but their food is amazing! I ordered the Combination Pad See Ew which not only filled me up but left me completely satisfied for being under $9. I gulped it down with a Thai Iced Coffee which was flavored perfectly, not too much coffee and not too sweet. After my meal, my friend and I decided to try a “2 For” deal and settled on the ‘Thai Tea Twister.’

Although it wasn’t bad, it was a bit much after already eating my meal and drinking a Thai Iced Coffee.  It was pretty sweet since it included Baileys, Amaretto, & Kahlua mixed with Thai Tea. Too much of this and you’re in for an awesome hangover. Maybe next time, I’ll order it at the beginning of my meal.

Anyways, if you don’t have plans tonight… get a group of friends together and head out to Rowland Heights. By the way, this place would be perfect for a date. Just a heads up.

Until next time.. Cheers!

Anand, Social Media Marketing

Games: Battle-Shots!!

Where my party people at?? Well while you guys have been out enjoying all of our drink specials, recipes, and cool kick it spots, I’ve been touring the country looking for the best drinking games in the U.S.!!…well not really. But, I do have a great game for you and your friends to play at your next party or kickback, and it just might cause you to reminisce on those dear childhood memories.

You guys remember this? Well now we’ve got this!

That’s right people, Battle-shots!! One of your favorite childhood games has grown up and is ready to get the party started. Grab your favorite bottle of alcohol, chaser, and shot glasses and head to the table. As you can see the set up is not too difficult and you can use any kind of table (or even pizza boxes, since i know we’re all on budgets) as long as you can’t see your opponent’s side with a labeled 10×10 square board, and either a dry-erase board or sheet of paper to mark off previously chosen spots.

The rules are simple. Sit opposite your challenger, secretly place your shots on your board, and flip a coin to see who goes first. On your turn, call out the coordinates that you believe are the location of your opponent’s shots, and mark off your selection on your dry-erase board or sheet of paper so you don’t make the same selection twice. If you get a hit, they take the shot. Continue this procedure until you hit all of your opponent’s shots and the loser has to take all the shots remaining on the winners side.

This game is definitely not for the weak and if your playing with actual shots you may only need one game to get you on a good level. But it’s definitely a fun alternative from the well known Beer Pong or Flip Cup. Enjoy!

Cheers!!

-Jai, SEO/Analyst

Sources:

http://blogs.dvdempire.com/tag/battleship/

http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2011/10/08/daily-picdump-268/battle-shots/

For an official game board head to: http://www.getbattleshots.com/

Family Fun for Adults Too…But How!?

Who says that when it’s kids day out you cant have fun as well?!!

If you are looking for some family fun and an all around good time, stop by John’s Incredible Pizza Company.  Yes, John’s Incredible Pizza Company!! This place has a host of games, rides, and activities for the whole family, including a bowling alley, mini golf, laser maze, bumper cars, and even a spinning swing ride. Did I mention the food and drinks are well… INCREDIBLE!!!

On the Menu…

John’s offers a buffet fully equipped with a full pasta and salad bar, dessert, and exotic pizza choices such as Macaroni and Cheese Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly Pizza, and Garlic Pesto Pepperoni…

The Bar also offers a good selection of wine and beer…

Which means even MORE FUN for you (and the other adults in the party).

So the next time you have to baby-sit or have family in town take the matter of fun into your own hands, suggest John’s Incredible Pizza Company!

Cheers!!

-James, Blog Administrator/Designer