Tag Archives: alcohol

Thoughtful Thursday

13 Jan

Some people call it thirsty Thursday but the recent outpouring of drinking news makes today feel more like thoughtful Thursday.

Here is some drink for thought, so to speak….

  • If you thought 2010 provided the world with some of the worst drinking trends (click here to see ’em), think again….Bacon-flavored cocktails are predicted to be the “it” drink of 2011. 

Rum and Whiskey distillers capture the bacon flavor using a process calle "fat washing".

  • Chilean researchers have created a vaccine to cure alcoholism.  Ironically, the miracle cure works by giving drinkers a massive hangover, producing extreme nausea and unease.  Click here for the full article

This pic is enough to cure my alcoholism....

  • And last but not least (ok maybe this is least), this is just really cool.

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Skinnygirl Holiday Tips!

2 Dec

The original “Skinnygirl” Bethenny Frankel revealed her holiday tips for healthy eating and drinking today on The Ellen Degeneres Show! 

Ahhh what I wouldn’t do for a martini and some guacomole right now!  Happy Hannukah!

Whip it good? Maybe not…

30 Nov

I thought I would go crazy if I heard one more news story about the Four Lokos drinking craze.  Luckily, my prayers have been answered and a new alcohol trend has media, consumers and health officials in a frenzy.

Could you guess what all the fuss is over?   Alcohol-infused whipped cream!!!

The two major brands found in liquor stores are CREAM and Whipped Lightning.   Both contain between 15-16.5% alcohol–making this whipped topping shockingly 30 proof!!! Don’t start squirting moutfuls of “whipahol” just yet; there is NO nutritional information available anywhere about the products.

Whipped Lightning’s response to questions about nutritional information on their website:

“We’ve never had Whipped Lightning tested to determine how many calories are in a serving. Whipahol is not a food product and is not subject to FDA labeling requirements; it is an alcoholic beverage.”

Sorry, folks…I know ignorance is bliss but bliss usuallly turns out to be extremely fattening and unhealthy….

Here’s my nutritional estimation:

2 tbs of Reddi-Whip – 20 calories

+

.5 oz of 30 proof liqeur – 50 calories

2 tbs of alcohol-infused whipped cream = up to 70 calories!!!


BEER ‘N’ GEAR 5K RECAP

30 Nov

Mews Tavern Beer and Gear 5K Recap: Blogger Brian

Last weekend I volunteered at the Mews Tavern Annual Beer and Gear 5K

 This event was the 11th annual 5k held to raise money for RI Special Olympics.  This 5k is unlike any other because one simple fact: It’s hosted by a bar.

The Mews Tavern along with local brewers (Sam Adams and Newport Storm to name a few) provides free beer and food to all the runners before and after the race.  This unique aspect of the event attracts runners from all over the northeast to the race.  This year over 1500 people ran in the race. For final race results click here

To help raise money for Special Olympics, the Tavern also holds a raffle for various items after the race.  Ticket sheets cost 20 dollars and all of the proceeds went to Special Olympics.  The raffle items were donated by local businesses and included “gear” such as a mountain bike, a snowboard, a winter surfing setup, and various alcohol related promotional items.  Through ticket sales, the tavern was able to raise over $5,000 for the Special Olympics.

I was hoping to win one of these coolers for my apartment....

The 5k was a great event and it helped raise a lot of money for Special Olympics.  The runners’ dedication certainly inspired me to get running again and shed some more of that beer weight.  This event proved to me that YES, you can be healthy and still drink like a man.  Proof: I saw some of the sub 20- minute finishers run straight from the finish line to the kegs.