Try Something Different This St. Patrick’s Day

If you are looking for something totally different to enjoy with your friends this St. Patrick’s Day we got something for you. Instead of sipping the traditional stout or Irish Car Bomb on March 17, why not sip a festive libation that’s a bit more unique and unexpected? This year, raise a glass, shake your shamrock, and toast “Erin go Bragh” with Cruzan Rum, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Midori Melon Liqueur, Basil Hayden’s and Knob Creek.

Cruzan Strapped Stout


1 ½ parts Cruzan® Black Strap Rum

1 bottle of Chocolate or coffee stout beer

Method: Combine ingredients in a pint glass. Stir gently.

Luck of Laphroaig

Created by Tyson Buhler (New York, NY)


1 1/2 parts Laphroaig Select

1/4 part Sarsaparilla Syrup

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Orange twist

Method: Combine ingredients in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange twist.

Basil Hayden’s Lucky Ginger

Created by Zachary Brian Taylor (San Francisco, CA)


1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

3/4 parts Lemon Juice

1/2 part Brown Sugar Syrup

1 spring of Rosemary

Ginger Beer

Method: Combine Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, lemon juice and brown sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker. Remove rosemary needles from the bottom 3/4 of the spring and add to the shaker. Save the top of the spring for use as a garnish. Add ice to shaker and shake. Double strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with the remaining rosemary spring.

*Brown Sugar Syrup

1 part Water

1 part Brown Sugar

Method: Combine water and brown sugar in a saucepan and warm. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved into the water. Pour into an empty container and set aside.


Created by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon


1 ½ Parts Knob Creek Rye Whiskey

Ginger Beer

½ Part Lemon Juice

¼ Part Green Chartreuse

6-8 Mint Leaves

Method: Combine all ingredients (except ginger beer) in a bar tin with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled Collins glass, top off with ginger beer and garnish with a single mint leaf.

Midori and Ale


1 part Midori Melon Liqueur

1 bottle Light Beer

Method: Combine Midori and light beer in a tall glass. Stir and enjoy!

Never Buy Fake Sneakers Again

Have you ever purchased something online and wonder if it is real or a knockoff? Well thanks to the folks over at Chronicled we don’t have to worry any longer. Chronicled, whose latest innovation in the sneaker industry is out to crack down on the sale of counterfeit kicks.

Counterfeit products are getting better every day and proliferating across the Internet. Chronicled offers a platform for 100% authentic products to be tagged, registered, verified, and traded from a mobile app. The technology lets consumers know if their products are authentic at the tap of a mobile phone.

Chronicled has an impressive Advisory Board roster that includes Marshawn Lynch (Former Seahawk), James Bond (Co-Founder of Undefeated) and D’Wayne Edwards (Founder of Pensole Footwear Design Academy). Lynch’s Beastmode 2.0 “Royale Chukka,” which launched on Black Friday, came equipped with a tag leveraging the Chronicled technology.

The Chronicled App is currently available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

What Is Promised In The Next Episode Of VIKINGS

There’s an air of betrayal at Court in Paris and Wessex as those whom Odo trusts plot against him and Ecbert agrees to support Kwenthrith in Mercia, but is Ecbert a true ally? Ragnar confides in Yidu his darkest secret. The next episode of VIKINGS called “Promised” airs on Thursday, March 17 at 10 p.m.

The New Captain America Trailer Adds A Most Anticipated Hero

Marvel just released the second full trailer for “Captain America: Civil War.” There are some new players added to the film. Wait until the end to see the best addition to the film. Many fellow geeks are freaking out just like me. May 6th can’t come quick enough.

Celebrate Pi Day With Piehole Whiskey

Every day it seems like we are celebrating something. From National Pretzel Day to Wear Your Clothes Backwards Day each day seems like a new adventure. What you might not know is that on March 14th we are celebrating a mathematical holiday. Pi Day is this Monday, March 14. Even if Pi Day is not a holiday you would normally celebrate, it’s another great reason to whip up a cocktail—and what better to include in your Pi(e) Day drink than PIEHOLE Whiskey?

As always please enjoy these cocktails responsibly.

Lucky Apple

1.5 oz. PIEHOLE Whiskey with Apple Flavored Liqueur

3 oz. Ginger Beer

A splash sour mix

A splash of lemon-lime soda

Garnish with lime wedge

Cherry Punch

1.5 oz. PIEHOLE Whiskey with Cherry Flavored Liqueur

4 oz. Ginger Ale

.5 oz. Pineapple Juice

.5 oz. Orange Juice

Juice from half of a lemon

Garnish with a cherry and orange

Pecan Sweet Tea

1.5 oz. PIEHOLE Whiskey with Pecan Flavored Liqueur

1 oz. Orange Juice

Top with Iced Tea

A dash of bitters

Lemon juice

Garnish with lemon wedge

Elysian Wants You To Experience A Hawaiian Sunburn

Just in time for warmer weather is Elysian’s latest release, Hawaiian Sunburn. It is now available through March. Enjoy this pineapple habanero sour ale on draft, 22 ounce bottles, or in a 6-pack.

Hawaiian Sunburn, integrates a slight sweetness, heat, and is backed by a tart refreshing finish for all who enjoy a truly unique beverage. Whether you’re avoiding the cold at home or enjoying a night out, create your own getaway with Elysian’s Hawaiian Sunburn.

Now if you are looking to get some of this fantastic ale all you need to do is use these links below to see if Hawaiian Sunburn is available near you or the Elysian beer locator:

Here are some facts on the Hawaiian Sunburn.

Alcohol by Volume: 5.3 %

STYLE: Pineapple Habanero Sour

BODY: Medium

TASTING NOTES: Ale brewed with habanero peppers and pineapple

MALTS: Acidulated malt, Dextra-Pils

HOPS: Magnum hops and Hull Melon added a touch of bitterness

SPECIAL: Habanero powder added in whirlpool, pineapple concentrate added post-fermentation

ABV: 5.3%

IBU: 9