The National Transportation Safety Board’s staff recommended today that states should lower the definition of drunk driving to a blood-alcohol reading of no more than .05 percent.
Craft distillers not only need to be knowledgeable in such arcane matters as the esoteric habits of yeast and the miraculous properties of copper; they also must be deft in navigating the complex regulatory geography. (As I once heard a tour guide at the Wild Turkey distillery explain: “How do you make bourbon? You take some moonshine, put it in a barrel, and add a bunch of federal regulations.”)
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So, drink grape juice?
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When we came across this social media-inspired cocktail menu the other day, it had us wondering what a marriage between two things we spend a lot of time with would look like. It comes to us from the New York City location of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, where marketers dreamed up Internet-themed cocktails as a way to (ideally) boost their social media presence. They took four popular websites where the hotel has a presence: Twitter, Tumblr, Trip Advisor, and Google, and turned them into $19 drinks, calling the whole menu “The Like Page,” an homage to their Facebook presence. Note: a URL is nowhere in sight on the menu: “[We’re] easily found by googling Mandarin Oriental, New York for our Twitter and/or Tumblr,” explained Mandarin Oriental Communications Coordinator Jaimie Desantis to The Atlantic Wire.
We’ll give them some credit: the drinks actually try to capture the essence of each of the sites. Is this what the Internet would taste like if it got you drunk?
If I had to choose, I’d go for the Bourbon Tumblr.