Author: Michael Theil

A Cocktail Coup

A coup is generally associated with the sudden and often violent seizure of power from a ruling government.   A few individuals in NYC recently opened up their own version of Coup as a form of resistance against the current administration at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Coup is a cocktail bar in the NoHo section of Manhattan.   The […]

All Ginned Up

Canadian gin drinkers may have received unanticipated Gin & Tonic doubles when it was reported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that a batch of Bombay Sapphire bottles left the bottling plant twice as strong as advertised.   From the recall report, the CFIA stated “this recall was initiated after the discovery that, during production, one […]

Happy National Cosmopolitan Day

May 7th is recognized as National Cosmopolitan Day.   Not to be confused with the Kamikaze, the Cosmopolitan includes vodka, lime juice, Cointreau, and topped with cranberry juice producing the classic distinctive color.   Just as it’s unclear how May 7 was selected to annually celebrate the drink, the origins of the Cosmopolitan also have a fuzzy […]

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Around the Country

While you don’t have to search hard for a reason to enjoy a refreshing frozen margarita especially heading into the summer season, Cinco de Mayo gives you a celebratory, guilt-free excuse to indulge in the beloved tequila-fueled concoction.  And we’ll help you prepare.   Toss around a bit of knowledge at the bar explaining what you […]

History of Cinco de Mayo

Why do we celebrate the 5th of May every year?  One common misperception is that the day represents the Mexican Independence Day.  This is not true.  Mexico had declared its independence on September 15, 1810.  The day actually commemorates the famous Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, some 50 years later when 4,000 Mexican […]

Laughable Liquor Laws: How Cool Is Your Beer?

The end of Prohibition was formalized in December of 1933 with the 21st Amendment ratification.  Unfortunately, Oklahoma failed to receive that memo as Prohibition remained in place for Oklahomans until 1959.  Even until 1984, it was illegal to offer liquor by the drink.   More recently last year, Oklahomans returned to the voting both for the […]

NFL Draft Comes to Philly

It is quite fitting that Philadelphia will host the 2017 NFL Draft.   After all, when was the last time all four professional sports teams in a city were enduring a rebuild at the same time?   Anticipation for the sports season has been replaced by arguing over mock drafts and calculating ping pong ball odds […]

Laughable Liquor Laws: Virginia Draws the Line at Sangria

Prohibition officially ended in the United States on Dec 5, 1933 with the ratification of the 21st Amendment.   Virginia responded the following year by establishing the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and legalizing the consumption of beverages with up to 3.2% alcohol content.  However, those rebel legislators would liberalize liquor laws only so much.   […]

Happy Gin & Tonic Day

There are a couple days every year that the competitive “spirit” between vodka and gin takes a break out of respect for International Gin & Tonic Day.   Yes, the holiday even has a Facebook page, which explains its origin, or at least the one celebrated on October 19.   Apparently, Gin & Tonic Day is a […]


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