Loco for that Loko
Though a single Four Loko may contain the equivalent of five beers, it’s not necessarily the alcohol that’s earned the beverage its notoriety. It’s the heart-palpitating portions of caffeine, taurine and guarana — potent elixers that the founders announced will no longer be mixed into the beverage.
Phusion Projects, the drink’s parent company Read More
Four Loko’s brief moment as New York’s controversial drink of choice appears to be coming to an end.
The New York Daily News reported yesterday that the State Liquor Authority, leading enemy of the sugar-blasted caffeine-infused “blackout-in-a-can,” has brokered a deal with the Four Loko parent company that prevents distribution into the state after Read More
Though it may appear otherwise, Four Loko wasn’t history’s first beverage that buzz-seeking booze-lovers turned to for a two-faced rush of alcohol and caffeine, combined. Hot on the the heels of his review of the controversial drink, Frank Bruni at The New York Times wrote today about visiting bars specializing in coffee cocktails, where the mixologists Read More
Sandee Wright is down to her last bottle of Angostura bitters. This wouldn’t trouble most New Yorkers, but the owner of Whiskey Ward on the Lower East Side sells cocktails for a living, and to her and the other bartenders who have made their name in the craft cocktails movement of the last decade, bitters Read More
What do you drink when you get to the Open?
You can play it safe and go with the $7.50 beer, but why not get something in a fancy, beautifully shaped glass? As a public service–give us a break: it was Labor Day, after all–we tried three of the drinks we’ve seen most often on Read More
Here’s a list of the free specialty cocktails at the CNN Grill:
- Beltway Buzz
- Caucus Cooler
- Liberty Lemonade
- After the Gavel
- Filibuster Fizz
- Bipartisan Bubbly
- The Horse Race
The men and women of the tennis media were thrilled when the USTA hosted a complimentary cocktail party last night from 6-8. Red and white wine was served, as was the “Honey Deuce” (pictured).
By any measure, the folks from USTA have been extremely accommodating to reporters covering the Open, providing journalists with their own Read More