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Phoenix Comicon 2015: Top Five Custom Cocktails

1 Jun
Part of the special

Part of the special “Villains Ball” menu at Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour, on deck the weekend of Phoenix Comicon only.

The new trend at this year’s Phoenix Comicon was artisanal cocktails. It seemed like all the bars surrounding the massive fanfest were offering character-themed libations. Here are our five favorites.

5. The Black Widow (Province at Westin): Espresso, Bailey’s, Frangelico, Grand Marnier

4. Sonic Screwdriver (District American Kitchen & Wine Bar): Conch Republic rum, Bogle Essential Red, pineapple juice

3. Don’t Be a Pussy (Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour): Horchata milk punch with Olmeca Altos tequila

why so serious

Why So Serious?

2. Why So Serious? (Icon Lounge at Renaissance Hotel): Gin, cucumber, lemon, rosemary

Sinister Powers

Sinister Powers

1. Sinister Powers (Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour): Powers Irish whiskey, vanilla liqueur, fresh lemon, ginger beer

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Earth Mama Top Secret Marijuana-Inspired Vodka

5 Apr

earth mama

One of the great things about vodka is its amenability to all sorts of infusions, from grapefruit to green olive to cilantro. It’s easy to flavor vodka with virtually anything, which is why some of the top-selling vodkas sound like desserts, such as Pinnacle Whipped Cream and Smirnoff Raspberry. There are pecan-flavored vodkas, tobacco-flavored vodkas, even a Sriracha vodka.

And now, there’s a “marijuana-inspired” vodka: Earth Mama Top Secret. I recently received a bottle in a promotional package, complete with a colorful booklet full of promo placards, poster images and advertisements featuring half-naked hippies dancing. I think they made for great photo props, as you’ll see throughout this review.

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