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Stay toasty and get toasted

The crisp breeze blows through the trees and makes the autumnal leaves dance like botanical fireworks. Temperatures plummet into the 50's and turn Texas into the redneck Arctic. The windows fly open and the fireplaces come out of hibernation. The Astros are dead and buried. The Texans and Cowboys suck. My fantasy football team, The Romosexuals, sits atop the league in first place (of course). Pumpkin flavoring is in everyfarkingthing. This can only mean one thing.....the devil's blast of breath is finally over and FALL IS HERE! 


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What the BLEEP is 'Molecular Mixology'!?!?!

If you are in the alcohol industry (and why are you here if you aren't?) I am sure you have heard the phrase 'Molecular Mixology' bandied about in your local watering hole.  Like most people, you probably have no clue what this phrase means other than it will probably jack up the price of your drink by about 10 bucks, which it probably will. But what most don't realize is that the price of that 'drink' is worth it! I put the word 'drink' in quotes because after your mixologist is done with it, it will no longer resemble a drink as much as a work of art, but more on that later. Lets start at the beginning, the molecular level if you will .  Nope, not gonna do that, this is serious business. 

Molecular mixology, by its purest definition, is a subdiscipline of food science that seeks to investigate, explain, and make practical use of the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients that occur while subjecting ingredients to heat, cold, pressure, or other stimuli as well as the social, artistic, and technical components of the culinary and gastronomic phenomena in gereral.

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Show us your ti.....errr.......DRINKS!!

Close you eyes (metaphorically of course unless you don't want to continue reading) and you can hear the accordians wailing from down on Rue Bourbon. You can smell the benigets wafting out of the windows of the Cafe Du Monde. You can see the beads flying over your head to the masses of bare breasted lasses in the crowd (big fan by the way). You can feel the collective Blood Alcohol Content of an entire population rising. It is that time of year again kids....MARDI GRAS IS HERE! 


A tradition unilke any other is upon us once again. Once an excuse to eat all the unhealthy foods you wanted before the fasting of Lent, Mardi Gras has now evolved into an excuse to throw a week long party where anything goes and often, everything comes off. But if you are like me chilling with 100,000 drunk people on Bourbon Street, also known as the worlds longest urinal, is far from the ideal way to spend a few hazy days. Well, luckily for you, you don't have to go to Mardi Gras to drink like it. Follow the intsructions below and you will be talking like a crazy cajun in no time. 

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Old School Becomes New School

We have all heard the tales of yore from way back when from Grandparents and even Great-Grandparents. "Back in my day...blah, blah, blah..." Most of these stories that the grizzled old vets break out are mind numbingly boring and intendedto tell us how much better the world was back in the day and how easy you kids have it nowadays. Notice I said 'most'. When it comes to the drinking business gramps and grammy had it right. The old school way was in fact the best way.

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