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Disposable E-Cigarettes Review, Bar and Restaurant Electronic Cigarettes

Disposable E-Cigarettes Review

Disposable E-Cigarettes Review

Electronic cigarettes (aka e-Cigs) are a new thing to have in bars and restaurants. These cigarettes  give off nothing but water vapor, making them legal to smoke anywhere, anytime!  Disposable e-Cigs have no tobacco in them making them virtually harmless, but thy do have a dose of nicotine in them to give you your true cigarette fix without having to step outside to smoke.  These disposable e-Cigarettes by Blue Cigs come in a variety of flavors like Original Tobacco, or Menthol.

Currently you cannot buy these disposable e-Cigs online, you have to be at a bar or restaurant that carries them.  A single disposable e-cigarette will cost you around $12.  I know what you are thinking… “$12 for one cigarette?!  That’s ridiculous!”  The Blue Cigs Disposable e-cigarettes are more than just a single cigarette.  A single disposable e-Cig will last you about as long as a pack and a half of real cigarettes. Another bonus for these disposable cigarettes is that they give you a lot more vapor than the standard e-Cigs that are out there.  But this comes with a small price, the disposable e-Cigs are slightly larger than your typical cigarette or e-Cig.  The size however, is not anything overwhelming by any means.  In our opinion it is a good trade off because you get a huge cloud of vapor from the disposable e-Cics compared to the standard e-Cigs that are on the market right now.

The disposable e-Cigs have a pretty good flavor and although different than smoking a real cigarette, they are very similar in a lot of ways:  The smoke/vapor from an e-Cig seems a bit lighter than a real cigarette, but on the positive side the smoke doesn’t stick to you at all and leave you reeking of cigarettes all night.  The vapor is heavy and thick enough to blow smoke rings and hangs in the air longer than expected.  You don’t need a lighter to use the e-cigs, and there is no limit to how much you have to smoke at one time.  You can take one puff and put it away for later, or sit and smoke on it for a while. And probably the biggest advantage to smoking these disposable e-Cigarettes is that you don’t have to step outside of the bar or restaurant that you are in to enjoy them.  Smoke anywhere, anytime, indoors, outdoors, and when you have used up your disposable e-Cig, you just throw it away!

You can learn more about e-cigarettes and buy your HERE.

Let us know what you think about these disposable e-Cigs by posting a comment below!

NFL Colts Kicker Arrested for Public Intoxication After Early Morning Swim

61844622Wait… aren’t all NFL kickers drunks?  Isn’t this just expected of them.

From the AP:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has been released by police following an early morning arrest for public intoxication. McAfee was released just before noon Wednesday, about six hours taking a pre-dawn swim in a canal in an Indianapolis nightlife district. Officers say the 23-year-old, second-year player from West Virginia had a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 percent, nearly twice the legal limit if driving in Indiana. McAfee is the fourth Colts player to be on alcohol-related charges this year. Team president Bill Polian says the team will gather facts before imposing discipline.

After being asked how much he had to drink by the police, McAfee replies “”a lot, cause I’m drunk.”  Simply brilliant!

Fun Halloween Drinks and Cocktail Recipes

Fun Halloween Drink Recipes and CocktailsIts that time of year again.  We love this time of year, Fall and Autumn are a great time for excellent cocktails, and fun Halloween inspired drink recipes!

Pumpkin Milkshake (Autumn and Halloween Drink Recipe)
2 Oz Dark Rum
1 Can Pumpkin Puree
1 Pint Vanilla Ice Cream, softened
4 Cup(s) Skim Milk
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
Whipped Cream (Optional)

Place the pumpkin, ice cream, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a blender. Blend slowly until thickened.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream on top, if you’d like.

Nightmareland Halloween Drink Recipe
1 part Curacao, blue
1 part Jägermeister
1 part Kahlua

Pour equal amounts of ingredients into a shot glass and Serve.
Also try on the rocks in an old fashioned glass.

Black Cat Halloween Drink Recipe
1 oz. Schnapps, black cherry (Black Haus)
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Cola
2 oz. Cranberry Juice

Stir all ingredients together with ice. Garnish with a mandarin orange slice if available or orange peel.

Trick or Treat Halloween Drink Recipe
1/2 oz. Amaretto
1/2 oz. Vodka, vanilla (Skyy)
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1 dash Grenadine
Orange Juice

Pour all ingredients except O.J. into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with orange juice, stir and enjoy!

Bewitched Halloween Drink Recipe
1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. B & B Liquour
1/2 oz. Cream

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir gently and strain into a large shot glass
or cordial glass.

Blue Voodoo Doll Halloween Drink Recipe
1 1/4 oz Voodoo Tiki Blue Dragon (Blue Kiwi)
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
2 oz Sour Mix
Splash Cranberry
Sugar Rim

Fill a cocktail shaer with ice. Add Voodoo Tiki Blue Dragon, Curacao, and sour. Shake well and pour into a sugared rim highball glass and garnish with Orange Slice.

Devil’s Kiss Halloween Drink Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Goldschalger
1/4oz. Bacardi 151

Pour Goldschlager into a shot glass and float the 151 on top. Careful, this drink is very strong!
For added effect you can light the 151.*

Little Devil Halloween Drink Recipe
3/4 oz. Light Rum
3/4 oz. Gin
2 tsp. Triple Sec
2 tsp. Lemon Juice
Marachino Cherry

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass over ice. Drop in the cherry and enjoy.

Vampire Blood Halloween Drink Recipe
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Raspberry Vodka
4 fresh raspberries
1 oz. black plum puree
3 fresh lime wedges
¼ oz. simple syrup

Muddle fresh raspberry, lime wedges, plum puree and simple syrup in pint glass with ice. Add SKYY Infusions Raspberry and shake. Strain into a gold glass. Garnish with lime and raspberry.

Nightmare Halloween Drink Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz. Cheery Brandy
1 oz. Orange Juice

In a shaker filled with a cup of ice, pour in Gin, Vermouth, Brandy and OJ. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy.

Scream Soda Halloween Drink Recipe
1 1/4 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
5 oz. lemon-lime soda
1 slice lemon (optional)
1 slice lime (optional)

Pour Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and lemon-lime soda in tall ice-filled glass. Garnish with lemon and lime slices.

The Headless Horseman Halloween Drink Recipe
2 oz. black vodka
3 dashes bitters
Ginger ale

Pour vodka and bitters into a Collins glass. Fill the glass with ice, then pour in ginger ale.
Garnish with a slice of blood orange.

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Why Do Drinking and Smoking Go Together?

Drinking & Smoking are like a married couple; where one is the other is sure to follow.  Why is this?  Why do Drinking and Smoking go hand in hand?  Why is it that after a few cocktails or beers, you suddenly want to smoke a cigarette with your friends, even if you aren’t an everyday smoker?

This is a something we have thought about for along time and can’t seem to come up with a good explanation for why this is.   People that don’t normally smoke all the sudden want to have a cigarette after drinking a couple beers… whats the deal with this?!  We would be the first to admit that we are guilty of this too.  We aren’t smokers by any means, but after a couple cocktails, a smoke starts to sounds pretty good!

E-CigarettesWe don’t have an explanation for why this is.  The only real explanation that we could come up with for why people smoke after a having a few drinks, is just simply that they don’t care as much. Their cares about how they smell, what they might be doing to their body, and what other people might think of them go out the window. Either that, or they just feel really cool for those 2 minutes sucking on that cigarette.

But every time after you smoke you wish you hadn’t because you stink the rest of the night, yet next time you go out and drink with your friends you do it again.  A pretty cool alternative to cigarettes are the new E-Cigarettes.  E-Cigs are electronic cigarettes that have No tar, No tobacco, No ash & No smell! Plus since you don’t burn any tobacco, they don’t give off any harmful smoke, so you can smoke e-cigs anywhere, anytime!  These are definitely worth looking into whether or not you are a smoker.  They have all kinds of different flavors and different levels of nicotine that you can get.  Especially if you are somewhere that doesn’t allow smoking, you can still get your fix.

Check out E-Cigarettes by clicking HERE.

If you have a good explanation why drinking and smoking seem to go so well together, post a comment below!

Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale Replica Home Brew Recipe

Trader Joes Vintage Ale Replica RecipeAs we quickly approach the holiday season, every year we look forward to trying Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale.  Every year we buy a case and taste test it against the previous few years of Vintage Ale that we have had stashed away aging.  This year, The SofaKing has been doing a lot of home brewing and thought it would be fun to try and replicate the Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale recipe.  The only problem is, we don’t have a recipe to brew.

To all our readers and home brewers: if you have tried to replicate the Trader Joe’s Vintage ale at home and have had pretty good success, please post a comment below with the recipe, or shoot us an email at TheSofaKing@sofakingdrunk.com.

The TJ’s Vintage Ale is one of the best beers that we have ever had and would love to try and make it ourselves.  We have been scouring the internet trying to find a decent clone recipe that looks legit but keep coming up empty handed.  Help us out this holiday season and post a clone recipe of the Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale below.

Cheers, and Happy Holidays!!!

Home Brewing: True Brew, Oktoberfest Beer Review

True_Brew_Oktoberfest_Beer_ReviewWe just finished our next brew kit from True Brew by Crosby & Baker, which was the Oktoberfest beer kit.  Like all the other True Brew Beer Ingredient Kits, this one came with everything you need to brew the beer from start to finish, it even includes bottle caps.  All you need to provide is the equipment to brew the beer, and the bottles to put the beer into.

Difficulty to Brew
The True Oktoberfest beer kit was a lot of fun to brew, like all the others. The kit comes with everything you need to make a 5 gallon batch of beer. The Kit contains:

  • Unhopped Amber Malt Extract (1 can)
  • Light Dried Malt Extract (2 lbs)
  • Melanoidin Grain (8 oz)
  • Hop Pellets (2 oz)
  • Ale Yeast (1 pack)
  • Grain Steeping Bag
  • Priming Sugar (5 oz)
  • Bottle Caps
  • Instructions

Pretty much all the of the True Brew beer ingredient kits seem to be similar in how difficult they are to brew. They are all very manageable kits even though you have more ingredients to deal with than some other home brewing kits that are on the market. The True Brew Instructions are perfect and easy to follow. This kit was fun to do because it was not too difficult to manage, but still fun to cook.

Taste and Outcome
The beer only needed to stay in the fermenter for a week, and didn’t need to go through a secondary fermentation.  We tested the gravity of the beer and it was right in the range that it should be (stated by the instructions), so we bottled the beer and gave it another week to sit in the bottles.

Our first glass of the True Brew Oktoberfest looked and smelled great. The beer was slightly cloudier than we were expecting, but it had a great aroma.  The beer had a wonderful bouquet with very mild hints of citrus, giving it that authentic German feel that you would expect in an Oktoberfest beer.

The taste was just as good as the smell. The color, smell and taste of the beer all resembled the True Brew Belgian Ale Kit that we previously brewed by Crosby and Baker.  The flavor was well achieved, and what you would be looking for in a typical German Oktoberfest.  The color of the beer color was a bit murky, almost like a hefeweizen, and the flavor was a lot like the Belgian Ale, but a bit more mild.  There wasn’t as strong of a citrus flavor to this beer as compared to the Belgian Ale.

This kit is definitely worth trying! The Oktoberfest Beer Kit was just as fun to brew as any of the other True Brew kits, and you get an amazing tasting beer.  This beer has a very mild and smooth flavor with hints of citrus, making it an excellent choice to pair with food! We highly recommend this kit for fans of Oktoberfest beers, or Belgian Ales.

Stay tuned, we will be brewing more True Brew Beer kits and posting reviews for them.

Brütül Lagerhead Turtle, for Black and Tans: Review

Brutul Turtle black and TanToday we got our hands on Brütül Lagerhead Turtle and were excited to test it out on one of our favorite drinks with it, a Black and Tan!

Right away we noticed how useful the Turtle was because it had a bottle opener on it.  We didn’t need to have a bottle opener and a bent spoon to make our black and tans, one tool does it all now.

Next we liked the ease of being able to just throw the Turtle on top of a glass and not have to worry about holding a spoon in place while pouring the beer over it. The turtle has 4 feet which grab the glass very easily and hold it in place perfectly as you pour your drink.  This little tool, even though seems like a very simple and almost pointless design compared to a bent spoon, actually is pretty cool and very handy. It makes it easy, especially for beginners to pour their own Black and Tans, or whatever mixture they may want to float on top of each other. And as mentioned above, its got a bottle opener on it, so you are killing two birds with one stone and gets that drink to your mouth faster!

Brutul Turtle bottle openerThe only complaint that we have about the Brütül Lagerhead Turtle is that you cannot change the height that it is sitting on the glass.  The Turtle will always be sitting at a fixed height on the top of the glass.  With a bent spoon, you are able to reach the spoon down into the glass a little lower to hover just above the liquid already in it, allowing for a shorter fall of the second liquid that you are pouring in, which gives you a better separation in your glass.  This is a minor inconvenience, because the Brütül Lagerhead Turtle still allows for great floating of different liquids. So on the scale of 0-5, we give the Brütül Lagerhead Turtle, 4 out of 5!

Brutul Turtle black and Tan_1Every bar should be stocked with a classy looking Brütül Lagerhead Turtle.  Get rid of that dirty-old, trashy looking bent spoon that you have lying around. Pick yours up Here at www.brutul.com.

Beers and recipes to test floating your beer with the Brütül Lagerhead Turtle:
First ingredient goes on bottom, second gets floated on top.

Guinness® – Bass Ale®

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale® – Guiness®

Beamish® – Fat Tire Amber Ale®

Guinness® – Harp Lager®

Guinness® – Sam Adams Lager®

Murphy’s® – Redhook ESB®

Beamish® – Pilsner Urquell®

Guinness® – Champagne

Beamish® – Abita Amber Lager®

Guinness® – Hard Cider

Murphy’s® – Dundee Honey Lager®

Home Brewing: Brew House Red Ale, All Grain Kit, Beer Review

Brew House_Red Ale_All Grain Kit_ReviewWe just cracked open a bottle of Crosby & Baker’s Red Ale, which was a Brew House All Grain Kit.  We were excited to brew an all grain kit, but to our surprise, there was no grain at all in this kit. The name is a little deceptive but after reading about the kit we found that it was an all grain made beer kit, but pretty much all the work is already done for you. No boiling on the stove and making the wort, its already made for you and sealed in a plastic bag. The kit consists of a huge plastic bag with basically the wort already made for you, yeast and priming sugar.  We have never seen a kit like this so we were eager to test it out!

Difficulty to brew
This was our first time trying one the the Brew House All Grain kits, All you need for the True Brew Beer Kits is your brewing equipment, bottles to put the beer in once it is done and bottle caps. So if you want a simple beer brewing kit, these are the home brew kits for you.  It doesn’t get easier than this!  All you need to do is pour the pre-made wort into your sanitized fermenting bucket, fill the rest up with water to the 5 gallon mark, pitch the yeast and you are done!  No boiling ingredients, or anything.  Just put it in the bucket and wait.  This beer kit will need about 10-14 days in a secondary fermenter though.  So it does take a bit longer until the beer is complete than some of the other kits. After 4 days in the primary fermenter, then 10 in the secondary fermenter (carboy), then another week in the bottles it was time to try the next batch of beer!  We couldn’t wait to try this one.

Brew House Red Ale All Grain Kit ContentsTaste and Outcome
First pour into a the glass we could tell this was going to be a good beer.  The color was a perfect brownish red color and the beer was nice and clear from being in the secondary fermenter for a couple weeks.  The head on the beer was perfect as well, just the right amount of carbonation.  And the flavor of this beer topped everything else.  Honestly we weren’t sure what to expect with this kit being so easy to make, but this beer is excellent!  The Brew House Red Ale all Grain Kit is a smooth tasting, well balanced  Red Ale.  We would compare it mostly to something of a cross between a Killian’s Irish Red, and a Fire Stone Double Barrel Ale.  As described by Crosby & Baker, this kit is “Stylistically positioned between a German Alt beer and Oktoberfest, our red ale is copper red in color. It has a pronounced crisp, malty character, with delicate hop bitterness and a pleasing floral aroma. Blessed with all of these thirst quenching attributes, this beer is sure to please!”

Brewing Brew House All Grain Red Ale KitConclusion
These kits are truly unique in the fact that almost everything is done for you, so it makes it very easy to get good quality homemade beer!  Although you don’t feel like you get the satisfaction of actually brewing the beer, because all you do is place the ingredients into some buckets for a few weeks, it was still fun to do and atleast you get quality beer with very little work.   All in all this was an amazing tasting beer, especially for how easy it was to make.  Having the wort already made, left us a little disappointed in the fact that it didn’t feel like we actually made the beer. But the outcome and flavor got us past that real fast.  We would highly recommend these kits for home brewing beginners to get an idea of how the brew process works. Or if you just don’t enjoy cooking your own wort, but still want high quality beer, these kits are for you!  This kit makes home brewing very easy!  Pick one up, and let us know what you thought about it!

Stay tuned, we will be brewing more True Brew Beer kits and posting reviews for them.

X-Rated Fusion Liqueur Summer Cocktails

X-Rated Fusion Liqueur Summer Cocktails
Summer is up and the heat might be killing you! You might remember the good ol’ days when you used to cool yourself down with Slurpee or the Icee, but our predilections have matured since. It’s now time to chill with more sexier and more tempting bevy or ice-blended drinks. As the nights keep getting hot, prove your party-throwing prowess with a sexy soiree thrown right at home. The margarita has been a hit since ever, but expand your horizons and earn points for ingenuity with these ice-cold summer libations.

Since you friend bring in the heat, focus on keeping them cool with frosty, easy-to-make cocktails. Serve your guests an icy treat from X-Rated Fusion Liqueur. It’s always been great on its own, but when blended with ice and a few easy-to-find ingredients, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur cocktails are undeniable showstoppers – perfect for this bash and the next.

X-Rated Fusion Liqueur is a sensuous blend of smooth, French vodka mingling with blood orange, mango and passion fruit, ideal for quenching your summertime thirst. June, July, and August are the perfect months to experience this sensual blend in a sensational blended cocktail. The long-awaited heat should be enjoyed in style, and the sun is best enjoyed with X-Rated Fusion Liqueur with ice – blended and cubed.

It’s the perfect accessory to toast with under the scorching summer sun!

Blood Orange Freeze
3 oz.X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 oz.Light Rum
½ oz.Grenadine

Blend ingredients in a blender with ice. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.

Racer X
2 oz.X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
2 slices of PeeledCucumber
12 Red Seedlessgrapes

Blend all ingredients with ice in a blender. Garnish with slices of cucumber.

Smooth Fusion
2 oz.X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
2 oz.Half ‘n Half
1¼ oz.Simple Syrup
¼ oz.Banana
1 ScoopIce Cream

Blend all Ingredients above. Pour into wine glass and rim with pink sugar (dip glass rim in grenadine and then rim granulated sugar). Place a strawberry on the rim of the glass and serve.

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Home Brewing: True Brew, Belgian Ale Beer Kit Review

True Brew Belgian Ale ReviewWe just finished and got to try our latest brew. This home brew kit came from True Brew by Crosby & Baker, and it was a Belgian Ale.  This was our first time brewing a Tue Brew Beer Kit, and we were totally impressed!!  The Kit was a little bit more extensive and fun to brew than a Cooper’s Home brew, but it was still easy to manage.  These kits are great for any level of brewer, from beginner to advanced.

Difficulty to brew
The True Brew Belgian Ale was a lot of fun to brew.  The kit comes with everything you need to make a batch of beer.  It even comes with bottle caps!  That was a huge plus, we didn’t have to make an extra trip out to get some caps. All you need for the True Brew Beer Kits is your brewing equipment and bottles to put the beer in once it is done.  As mentioned above, the kits are bit more extensive than the Coopers home brewing kits, because you are putting more than just the liquid malt extract and sugar into a pot of boiling water.  This kit comes with a couple different kinds of malt extract, grain, rock sugar, and hops, all which need to be boiled for specific times. Although there is a little bit more to manage, this kit is not difficult to complete. The True Brew Instructions are perfect and easy to follow. This is the perfect type of home brewing kit, because is fun to do and it is not too easy, so it feels more authentic and satisfying when completed.

Taste and Outcome
The beer only needed to stay in the fermenter for a week, and when we bottled it, it looked and smelled great.  We took the reading after primary fermentation and the alcohol level was perfect (just under 6%).  So we bottled the beer and let it sit for another 10 days.

The first pour looked great.  The beer was perfectly carbonated, and had a great head on it. The color of the beer resembles a Hefenweizen.  It had that yellowish-wheat color and was a bit cloudy, unable to see through.

The taste lived up to everything else in this kit.  As described by True Brew, this kit is “a strong and spicy golden ale made with real Belgian Candy Sugar, balanced with Czech and Slovenian hops.”  The beer has some amazing spice flavors in it, coupled with a slight citrus flavor.  If we were to compare the True Brew Belgian Ale to a beer it resembles a Duvel, with a slight Blue Moon flavoring and look.

Everything about this Kit was great and just what you want in a Home Brewing Kit.  The kit was fun to do because it was a little challenging with all the ingredients you need to add, but it was still easy to manage because the instructions are easy to follow.  The taste and quality of the beer was great and we will be drinking and making the the True Brew Belgian Ale Kit again very soon!  Highly recommended kit for fans of Belgian Ales, this kit offers an authentic taste and look of a true Belgian Ale.

Stay tuned, we will be brewing more True Brew Beer kits and posting reviews for them.