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Leaves Are Falling And We Are Falling For Pumpkin Beer

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  It’s autumn. Leaves are turning every shade of red, orange, and yellow before finally falling down to be raked into great piles. It’s getting colder and here at Vinnin Liquors, we are excited about all the seasonal fall drinks. In particular, we’ve been enjoying some pumpkin beer.  Pumpkin beer is made with pumpkin mixed directly into the mash. Spices can be added to evoke the flavor of pumpkin pie or a pumpkin spice latte.  Pumpkins are native to the New World, and pumpkin beer is a uniquely American flavor. The Pilgrims first made ale with pumpkin in it, and when Buffalo Bill’s Brewery revitalized the flavor in the 1980s, they based their brew on a recipe written by George Washington himself.  Today, there are several pumpkin beers on the market, including pale ales, wheats, porters, and stouts. Here at Vinnin a few of our favorites include Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin and Pumpkinhead, both brewed with nutmeg in Portland, Maine.  These brews give you the full taste of fall and are the

Keep Your Liquor Close and Your Family Closer

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As the holidays approach us rather quickly, so does the holiday gatherings. While holiday parties mean celebrating with friends and family, great food, and good conversation, they also mean booze. What better way to celebrate the holidays than toasting with a glass of wine in celebration of getting through another year and to a new year. After all, a party isn't really poppin' until someone pops a bottle of champagne. Below are the 5 essentials to a happy holiday gathering:     Friends and Family You know that saying "keep your friends close and your enemies closer?" Well, here we say "Keep your liquor close and your family closer." That's truly the most important thing. There's nothing better than celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years with your closest friends and family. Some may roll their eyes at the thought of spending a whole weekend with family. While others long for the warm fuzzy feeling being with family gives them. Whether it

NBA's Virtual Experience

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The Coronavirus  has postponed many events for the year 2020, though the NBA wanted to come up with a fun and creative way to include their fans within the empty stadiums.   The National Basketball Association (NBA) partnered up with Microsoft Teams’ new Together Mode to allow basketball fans to experience the game without ever leaving their homes. Virtual fans are broadcast on 17-foot-tall LED screens around the court to replace the empty seats   In order to be considered for a seat on the big screen, fans can sign up through their team’s websites. Though depending on the team, the seats are reserved for season ticket holders. The rules can change at any time of the season.   The league also wanted to mask out the silence from the missing fans, so the NBA developed a “ Tap to Cheer ” feature or allow the viewers to post their team’s hash tag to increase the noise in the stadium. The audio is a combination of previous games and music.   Sports teams around the world have started to ado

Game Day Cocktail Recipes

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So, just like that, fall is approaching. As the “summer that never was” starts to wind down, that means football season is right around the corner... Crazy, right? We’re already this far into 2020? For me, at least, the Super Bowl feels like yesterday. But alas, here we are, only days away from the Patriots opener vs. Miami. That leads us to ask, can the new look Patriots withstand the start of a new era? Will the young hotshots like Mahomes and Jackson continue the blazing starts to their career? Stidham or Newton? What other tricks does Bill Belichick have up his sleeve? On any given Sunday, everything is possible. From Brady leaving, to empty stadiums, and even an expanded playoff, it’s safe to say that nothing about this season will be normal. The coronavirus pandemic has left a huge mark on the NFL and yet the organization is still committed to supporting and providing all efforts to have a positive impact. With that being the case, you can always rely on Vinn

Summertime Caribbean Cocktails 2020!!

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While we are socially distancing and refraining ourselves from travelling down to the tropics for vacations, we'd like to remind you that travelling is mare a state of mind. Just as we think to relax our mind and body in the Caribbean air at the paradise of islands by the sea, we strive to get away from those imperative rules and routine chores. What could be a better moment than the present, to capitalize on this newly accustomed reality of our lives within our homes. We accept it with an open heart! So what if we can't go out, we can surely bring that Tropical feel at home. Though the thought of visiting Caribbean thrills us, self-quarantine is the need of time. So why not pretend we're in The Bahamas or Barbados instead and allow yourselves to mentally float way to the arrivals gate of the Caribbean beaches! Check out some of our lip smacking Caribbean and Curbside Cocktail recipes for getting that happy hour at home. #1 Cuban-Style Daiquiri Ingred

Have A Soothing Hot Toddy Today!

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The Hot Toddy is considered to be the grandfather of hot cocktails. It is typically a mixed drink made of liquor, water with honey, herbs and spices, and is served hot. It is one of the best remedy to help alleviate cold and flu symptoms. So what could be the better option these days to stay away from the viruses while you stay home to stay safe. Sip on the Hot Toddies for easing all those aches and pains that are associated with the common cold, in a bit more natural way. If you're in the mood for having a hot toddy this season, here are a few simple and yet tasty  recipes  for you to try your hands on! #1  Bourbon Toddy Recipe Ingredients :  ● 2 ounces Wild Turkey bourbon whiskey ● 2 ounces Lemon half, juiced ● 2-4 ounces Water (optional) ● 1 tablespoon Honey Instructions : 1. In a mug or a tumbler, heat up the bourbon, lemon juice and water (if any) in the microwave for about 45 seconds. You can also use a small pan or pot on the stove if you

5 Delicious Springtime Cocktails

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Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party! With the arrival of warmer weather, explore these 5 refreshing and spring-inspired cocktails that are perfect for any event. Reposado Old-Fashioned Cocktail Ingredients ●  2 slices nectarine ●  2 cherries (Bing) ●  1 tablespoon agave nectar ●  3 ounces tequila ( reposado ) ●  2 dashes Angostura Bitters ●  Garnish: bing cherry ●  Garnish: nectarine slice Instructions 1.  Muddle the cherries, nectarines, and agave nectar until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. 2.  Fill the glass with ice, and then add the tequila and bitters 3.  Stir well and add garnish.   Whiskey Smash Ingredients ●  3 to 4 sprigs of spearmint ●  1/4 lemon (cut up into 2 or 3 pieces) ●  1-ounce simple syrup ●  2 ounces bourbon whiskey ●  Ice Instructions 1.  Muddle the mint and lemon to release the juices and oils. 2.  Add simple syrup, whiskey, and ice. 3.  Shake for 30 seconds. 4.  Strain into a coc