http://www.nickdrinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/flyer-309x400.jpgWhiskey Business Survival Guide

Whiskey Business Survival Guide

It seems like a convenient coincidence that a whiskey tasting would fall on my birthday today. I guess I’ll have to go but not before investigating the options available for…

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Olympic Vodka Infusions with Russian Inspiration

The Sochi Olympics are in full swing. That means we can find creative ways to drink and call it “research” as long as it’s related to the event. I thought…

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The Oakland Having Barrels of Fun

While your significant other might be receiving 12 roses this Friday, wouldn’t it be better to guarantee at least Four Roses for yourself? The Oakland Art and Novelty in Ferndale,…

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Cocktail to welcome Lowe Campbell Ewald to Detroit

For my grown-up job, I work with a lot of ad agencies. One of them that I have worked with for years is Lowe Campbell Ewald.  Up until recently it…

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Product Review: Arctic Chill Ice Ball Maker

I’m excited to review another product from Arctic Chill. This is their ice ball maker. There are three ways to make ice balls; cut them by hand, press them from…

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New Booze in Michigan for 2014

The booze that Michigan bars and retailers can sell is in constant flux. New ones are added and old ones are removed every month or so with a full updated…

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Product Review: Hylnds: Spirit of the Glen

Do you love the smell of Scotch? Then you might like Hylnds: Spirit of the Glen (login required). I requested a test sample as it is inspired by The Glenlivit scotch….

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Quiz Time: Chartreuse

Think you know a lot about the amazing liqueur known as Chartreuse? Try out the weekly(ish) 6 question quiz on NickDrinks.com.

Gift Idea: Drunk Coloring

I work with a pretty great group of people and this year, I got a few boozy gifts from them. The first I want to feature is a Drunk coloring…

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Snow Day: Cold Weather Drinks

Happy New Year everyone! I took a bit of a break for the holidays but am back to the blogging. South Eastern Michigan is under about 6″ of snow so…

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Tool Review: Arctic Chill Muddler

This is a really exciting review. The Arctic Chill Muddler is the first product that has been sent to me without my prompting. This means there are some cocktail nerds…

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Need Boozy Christmas Gifts?

First off, HAPPY REPEAL DAY!!  Go out to one of the parties this week. If you are Ann Arbor based, Alley Bar puts on a great event too. On to…

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Repeal Day Celebration & Parties – December 5th, 2013

  Every year this holiday sneaks up on me between Christmas and Thanksgiving. On December 5th, bartenders & cocktail fans celebration the repeal of Prohibition. Parties happen around the country…

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Oakland Apprenticeship – Chapter 4: Bottle Service

Bottling cocktails is a great way to add some fun to a cocktail program as well as take from pressure off the bartenders on duty with a quick turn-around drink….

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Nick Drinks Labs: Quadshaker

We’ve all had a beer flights and wine flights but have you ever had a cocktail flight? A few exist out there but rarely will you see a set of…

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Gluten-Free Beer Tasting

One of my readers (there is one that one, that was the first piece of exciting news) reached out to me about Gluten-Free Beers. Personally, I have had no experience…

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Quiz Time: Glassware

This is probably my favorite quiz so far. It’s a visual one. How well do you know bar glassware?

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Quiz Time: Tequila

Think you know tequila? Prove it.

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Oakland Apprenticeship – Chapter 3: Rock & Barback

Three Saturday’s ago, I was asked to fill-in as a barback at the Oakland. It sounded like a great opportunity and I was in. While that day is typically a…

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Hendrick’s Gin Cocktail Academy Recap

Both The Oakland in Ferndale and The Raven’s Club in Ann Arbor hosted Kris Von Dopek, Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin, for a cocktail class last week. The event was…


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