Irish whiskey is having a momentâand that moment isnât just because of St. Patrickâs Day. Sales to America have risen by 409 percent in the last decade, making it the fastest growing spirit in the country.
Judging by a Saturday night in any bar around America, youâd be hard pressed to say tequila was in any trouble. But as its popularity soars, the traditional methods used to produce the 400-year-old spirit are in steady decline, along with the health of many species of agave plants. And now a group of bartenders, distillers, and generally aggrieved agave fans have decided to do something about it.
Itâs National Orange Juice Day, and here at Thirstie, weâre (not surprisingly) celebrating in a boozy way. Everyone knows how to make a screwdriverâone part vodka to two parts orange juiceâso today weâre going to share some delicious orange juice cocktails that go beyond this classic. Orange juice is pretty much a blank canvas when it comes to mixology, so get creative with it! And donât hesitate to enjoy one with brunchâbecause itâs orange juice, after all.
Alex Levin and Andrew Maruska, the founders of Desgin, say a typo of the word âdesignâ sparked an idea which eventually turned into their craft gin, Desgin. By day, the pair run their own separate creative agencies and created this gin in the hopes ofÂ appealing to fellow creative and design professionals.
During Medieval times, European monks not only had the thankless task of keeping the Catholic Church up and running, they were also obligated to fast during Lent.Â As a way to keep their sanity, some quick-thinking and ethically-dubious German monks developed a workaround â bock beer.
The weather will be hot and sultry in Texas if you are attending this iconic festival. There will also be a lot of delicious local eats on offerâand yes that might include great local BBQ which is likely to have a tomato-based sauceâso be ready to dive in with a handful of focused suggestions.
If the days of swilling green beer on St. Patrickâs Day are behind you but the desire to celebrate the Irish holiday isnât, how about breaking out âsome of the good stuffâ in honor of the Emerald Isleâs most famous saint?
There has never been a shortage of reasons to visit the rolling green hills and historic castle fortresses of Ireland, but a specific kind of cultural attraction has been gaining popularity on the Emerald Isle in recent yearsâwhiskey distilleries. The facilities behind Irelandâs world-famous whiskeys open their doors to international visitors who are interested in tasting this native spirit as well as seeing the traditional distilling practices that go into creating it. Here are a few worth visiting if youâre planning a trip to Ireland.