Chicken ‘N Waffles Syrup for Your Chicken and Waffles

If the delicious marriage between fried chicken and waffles wasn’t awesome enough, Torani went ahead and condensed that savory, sweet-salty flavor combination into a syrup. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to get this particular flavor in stores just yet, but it is available directly from their website.

I have absolutely no idea why this initially started out as an April Fool’s joke. This idea has so many applications beyond smothering your waffles! Torani even offers up some inventive recipes in which to utilize this new savory creation. Chicken and waffle cocktail anyone?

via Torani


Drink These Piña Colada Cupcakes for Dessert

This summer, we went on vacation to Jamaica and my younger brother tried his first piña colada. Unnatural health freak that he is, I recall him being rather grief stricken that the sugar and the booze canceled out whatever minor health benefits drinking all that “blended fruit” might have had otherwise.

But his birthday is right around the corner, and now I know what to bake in lieu of a cake.

It’s this, the Piña Colada Cupcake: a healthier alternative to the drink.

LOL JK, it’s probably worse, but look how cute it is!

True to its boozy heritage, the Piña Colada Cupcake is just that: a cupcake, with a little coconut rum (or coconut and rum, whichever) and pineapple to give it that I-am-drunk-on-the-beach zing. So if you have a grieving younger sibling, I urge you to check this out.

Do it for the kids.

Via Paris Loves Pastry


6 Christmas-Themed Drinks to Get You Holiday Wasted


Congratulations, guys. The end is in sight. We made it. Through Halloween, Thanksgiving, and those other holidays you should probably know, but don’t, because you’re unemployed, so you don’t get time off. Assuming you served Black Friday alright, all that’s left is to get through your December holiday of choice, which can be pretty stressful for… everyone. And so, to help you along, Foodbeast presents  the 25 Days of Christmas.

Except 6, instead of 25. And drinks instead of days. As well it should be.

1. The Grinch

Recreate childhood memories of watching reruns of How the Grinch Stole Christmas with this alcoholic version of the green Scrooge.


2. The Sugar Cookie Shot

A.K.A. the “Sweet Like Betty Crock-Er” shot, which is based off a song, or something, but what you need to know is that this is a shot, and it uses sugar cookie mix. Okay? Okay. Add some whipped cream and festive sprinkles, and you can sing about whatever you like.


3. Candy Cane Shooters

Everyone knows it’s not winter until peppermint shows up everywhere. It’s like pumpkin in autumn. Most people take it or leave it, ‘cept for a few months of the year, when we put in in our coffee, cocoa, cupcakes, and other things befitting of an ordered list. We’ve already shown you pumpkin pie shots. Now you get the same thing, but with candy canes. Enjoy.


4. The Gingerbread Martini

I mean. What else is there to say? It’s a gingerbread house in a martini. Less stale candy, less hard work, more buzz. Win-win-win.

5. Bourbon Apple Crisp Shooters

Everything’s good when bourbon is  involved. Yes, please.

6. Boozy Hot Chocolate

It’s the quintessential sit-in-front-of-the-fireplace-on-a-cold-night-and-hold-an-artisan-mug-with-both-hands-while-giggling-with-your-loved-ones beverage of the season. So, is it any surprise so many jacked versions have cropped up? The pictured iteration of hot chocolate three sheets to the wind is made with chocolate liqueur. Chocolate and alcohol? I’m sold.


“This Is Not A Pipe,” It’s Actually A Drink


Do you smoke it or do you drink it? It’s a cocktail served in a pipe? What kind of sorcery is this?!?

Sorcery of the Giovanni Martiniez variety, apparently.  Mixologist extraordinaire Martinez works at Sadie in Hollywood, one of those glamorous, Prohibition-era bars I was talking about before where it feels like you’re sitting in your grandfather’s private den covered in chocolate leather, mahogany wood and antique light fixtures. Even their spirits list is old fashioned, with an impressive list of international whiskey and brandy.

Martinez prepares different drinks each season, and this fall’s menu had his most interesting concoction to date: the “This Is Not A Pipe,” named in honor of the artist Magritte’s iconic painting. You know the one.

Just looking at the cocktail evokes the same sense of surrealism and mystery as Magritte’s paintings. There are three layers to the drink– warm Galliano, Frangelico, and a vintage combination hilariously called the “Bosom Caresser” (Mount Gay rum, coconut, and egg yolk). Each component is meant to be sipped from the stem in an ordered progression. It’s bottoms up, literally.

Because what’s more badass than sippin’ the sauce through a German glass port-pipe?! Nothing, that’s what.

via Grub Street LA


This is What a $9000 Cocktail Looks Like

Surprisingly, the eponymous Salvatore’s Legacy does not come with your own private jet. Mixologist Salvatore Calabrese kinda dropped the ball on that one. But this $8850 product London’s Cocktail Week does have just about everything else


Flavored Vodka is Basically the New Beer

Oh, vodka. You sexy jack-of-all-trades. Pizza, wine, gummy bears — is there anything you can’t make better? Rhetorical, but the answer is ‘”no.”

But “awesome” was never enough for you, was it, vodka, ye over-achiever of Alcohol Land? You had to go above and beyond…and then keep going.

According to HuffPo, there’s been a spike in sales of flavored vodka over the last year. A consulting firm called Technomic has this thing called a Special Trends in Adult Beverages Report (which shortens to TAB–that can’t be anything but a pun), and it states that 25 percent of vodka sold in 2011 was flavored. Moreover, while raspberry and citrus flavors remained in the top two flavored spots, newcomer whipped cream has pretty much exploded onto the scene in a sticky, dangerously tasty mess of hazy college nights. Flavored vodka sales are expected to increase for 2012…which kinda makes you wonder: what next? Peanut butter and jelly shots, anyone?

Via Technomic
Photo Credit Otaga Daily 


Phantom Cocktails [VIDEO]

Edited to The Beastie Boys’ “Here’s a Little Something for Ya,” this 2:34 sequence incorporates beautiful shots captured at 5,000 frames per second while other shots at 8,900fps. The combination of shots and post work end up looking amazing, composed on the Phantom rig and originally shot as the title sequence to Nik Perleros’ short film “How to Get Laid.”

Slow motion and food-and-drink? What’s not to love:

Phantom Cocktails from Ty Migota on Vimeo.


Applebee’s Launches New Summer Cocktails

Applebees Berry Sangria

On the first day of Summer (today!), officials from Applebees told us about their new Summer Cocktail lineup available at more than 1800 locations. They include the following:

Berry Sangria (pictured above) – Sutter Home® Cabernet, DeKuyper Razzmatazz®, orange and cranberry juices and fresh-squeezed orange and lime.

Lemon Drop Martini (picture below) – Absolut Citron® vodka shaken with tangy lemon and rimmed with sugar.

Flavored Mojitos – (Strawberry Mojito pictured below with Applebee’s Perfect Margarita and Red Apple Sangria) – Cruzan® rum muddled with fresh mint, lime juice and sugar served over ice and topped with club soda, available in regular, strawberry, wildberry and mango flavors.

Raspberry Meltdown Margarita (not pictured) – Sauza® Gold tequila mixed with Applebee’s margarita mix and blended with ice and topped with a meltdown floater of DeKuyper Razzmatazz liqueur.

Applebees Lemon Drop Martini Drink Cocktail

Applesbees Perfect Margarita - Strawberry Mojito - Red Apple Sangria Cocktail Drink