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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: The Bloody Mary

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer The holidays are over, New Years celebrations have come and gone, and the ball in Times Square has been dropped.   All that remains is the hangover and groggy post-holiday ennui.  However, 2013 lies before us, waiting for us to make the most of it, if only we could stumble out of bed to seize the day.  The best cure for a hangover is, of course, the Bloody Mary.  It’s a gr ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: the Jello Shot

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer Jello: could there be anything more jolly?  It’s jiggly, is delicious, it’s fun to slurp, and it’s festive.  It’s also the foundation of the infamous party drink, the Jello shot.  While the Jello shot isn’t exactly a cocktail (it comes in a Dixie cup instead of a martini glass, after all) it does have a certain Christmas-y spirit to it.  How could we resist featuring such ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: the Aviation

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer With Christmas around the corner many people are finding themselves booking airfare for family reunions and Christmas vacations and that can only mean one thing: the nightmare of air travel.  Not so long ago air travel was exciting, convenient, and luxurious.  Today, however, airports are known for not running on time, invasive security measures, body scanners that likely ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: Spiked Eggnog

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer It’s officially December and the holiday season is ramping up.  Christmas lights are going up, trees are being decorated, and it’s getting harder and harder to find a parking space in the retail store lots.  It still seems far away but before you know it Christmas will be here.  With the holiday spirit in mind, Muze Magazine’s featured cocktail this week is packed with hol ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: The Income Tax Cocktail

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer Does the debt ceiling debate have you in a holiday season slump?  Are you tried of hearing about entitlement reform, tax cuts, and fiscal cliffs?  I sure am.  That’s why this weekend MUZE Magazine is running a featured “Income Tax Cocktail.”  Budget deals can be a “dry” subject, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Kick back this weekend and enjoy.  If you feel fed up with ...

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The Drink of the Week: Mulled Wine

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer With Thanksgiving just 6 days out, most of us are still wondering where this year went.  While we cherish the holidays, we also look forward to them with some level of dread.  Holidays are a lot of work and usually involve those stressful visits from the in-laws.  Never fear, drinking is the answer.  Providing a few select beverages during family functions can often keep t ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: The Red White and HPNOTIQ Blue Martini

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer The elections are over and so goes all the political ads, the never ending spats and squabbles, the partisan bickering, the pundit advice, the stump speeches, the twisting of words, the vague policy outlines, the flip-flopping, the tangential answers, and the finger pointing.  Or so we hope.  One thing is for certain: the political ads have died down.  We can all drink to ...

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This Week’s Featured Drink: The Tequila Sunrise

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer It’s officially November.  That means that, for most of us, fall is pretty much over and winter is here.  This week has also been a week marked by severe hurricane weather and flooding.  We could all use a little sunshine.  That is why the drink of the week is the Tequila Sunrise; Classic, simple, delicious, hopeful.  And, while it can’t make the weather any better, it mig ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: the Jack-o-Tini

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer One of the most special weekend’s of the year has arrived at last: Halloween weekend!  Well, technically Halloween isn’t until next Wednesday but we will leave the 31st for the kids.  The weekend is when adults get off work, cut loose, and hit the bars and this weekend is THE weekend for it.  Everywhere you look on Halloween Weekend you will find zombies on the dance floor ...

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This week’s featured Cocktail: The Derby Fizz

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer Everyone likes breakfast and everyone likes drinking.  Why not combine the two?  This week Muze Magazine proudly brings you the Derby Fizz.  The Derby Fizz has a whole egg in it.  Now, bear with me here; eggs are not actually all that unusual in cocktails.  Eggs can be found in a variety of drinks including a version of the Whiskey Sour.  Eggs can add a frothy quality as w ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: The Old Vermont

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer This week’s featured drink, the Old Vermont, takes inspiration from New England.  Around this time of year New England’s unparalleled foliage is breaking across the Green Mountains and New Yorkers are clogging up the dirt roads as they take pictures of trees on their photo safaris.  Vermont is famous for it’s foliage.  It’s also famous for covered bridges, Ben and Jerry’s, ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: the Grappacino

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer There are those of us who really appreciate a good cocktail and there are those of us who appreciate a good coffee.  Then there are those of us who like to combine the two for the ultimate fusion.  If you like coffee, this week’s featured drink, the Grappacino, is definitely for you.  Coffee-based cocktails are a mouthwatering choice at a bar or at home.  Since they combin ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: Cowboy Jack’s Margarita

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer The margarita is a great equalizing drink. It’s a drink for every occasion and for every type of person. The drink itself is classic and sophisticated, not unlike the Manhattan. However, the margarita is also a great selection for everyday situations. It’s a classic drink but it moves away from the bitter or sharper flavors found in spirits like vermouth and gin, and towar ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: Cowboy Jack’s Margarita

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer The margarita is a great equalizing drink.  It’s a drink for every occasion and for every type of person.  The drink itself is classic and sophisticated, not unlike the Manhattan.  However, the margarita is also a great selection for everyday situations.  It’s a classic drink but it moves away from the bitter or sharper flavors found in spirits like vermouth and gin, and t ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: The Lemon Drop

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer Last week's featured cocktail, the Manhattan, was a real East Coast drink both in name and in style.  In a city like New York, cocktail selection trends toward well-made classic style drinks with, perhaps, small adaptations for modern times.  On the West Coast, however, bartenders tend to be a little more experimental and often focus on using fresh ingredients in their mix ...

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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: The Manhattan

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer This week's featured drink is dedicated to a great city: New York.  There are a lot of drinks named after the Big Apple and her five boroughs so we are going to go with a classic: the Manhattan.  The manhattan is made with bourbon or rye whiskey, which are natural choices to build a drink with that cozy, sexy, boozy feeling to it.  As a bonus, we will cover a few very simp ...

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This Week’s Featured Drink: The Screwdriver

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer Every once in a while it's fun to order a drink that costs a small fortune and takes 15 minutes to prepare.  Bartenders love that.  Most of the time, however, drinking should be simple; put the liquid in your mouth, swallow, repeat.  This week the featured drink falls into the simple category, which is great for your wallet and your busy schedule.  The less time spent maki ...

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