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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 […]

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   Anticipation for the sports season has been replaced by arguing over mock drafts and calculating ping pong ball odds […]

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 […]

Master of Your Domain

20 years ago the golf world was put on notice with Tiger Woods’ dominant 12-stroke win at the Masters Tournament.  There’s no Tiger this year, but the 83-year old tournament remains an annual April tradition in the golfing world, and unlike other major championships, is always held in the same location at Augusta National Golf […]

History of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and one of Christianity’s most famous and widely known figures.  He was born in Britain sometime in the late 4th century to a wealthy family.  His father was a Christian deacon, although there is no particular evidence that he came from a religious family.  St. Patrick most […]

How To Turn Your Beer Green

It’s that time of year again when everything is green, even if it’s 20 degrees out with nothing but snow and ice on the ground.   St. Patrick’s Day brings out the green no matter what the weather or where you plan to celebrate.   Of course, throwing back a beer or two is another common tradition […]

History of Mardi Gras

The history of Mardi Gras, which literally is French for Fat Tuesday, dates back well before Europeans came to the New World. In Ancient Rome, Romans celebrated Lupercalia which was a circus-like festival in mid-February that was typified by merriment, feasting, dancing, and drinking. The festival, also known as Carnival, was eventually carried over into […]