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“Bar Rescue” Episodes and Failures

I’ve been hooked on Bar Rescue since it first came out. It’s another show like Kitchen Nightmares where the host, Jon Taffer, turns over a bar that’s not doing hot and tries to set them up for success. It’s always the same formula: Hidden survellience of the bar. Some screaming at the employees for how shitty of a job they’re doing, introduce new menu/design/drink list and relaunch the new concept.


I always think of what happens with these places after the cameras and hype are gone. They all apparently do pretty well the first month after their relaunch but then the numbers go back to what they were originally. This is a list of the episodes showing which bars went are still open, changed back to their original name or closed their doors. Surprisingly, only a few shut down shop out of a good list of bars, and the majority seem to have stuck with it and gone on.


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Apple Pie ‘Shine

Around the holidays, Apple cider starts to pop up in all the stores for really cheap. This recipe makes a helluva tasty drink that is pretty strong, and it is perfect for the holiday season.  You can drink it cold for a refreshing taste or heat it up for a cozy sipper after dinner. The recipe is basic and cheap, which works out perfect for the holidays as you don’t have to spend much and you can make gifts out of it, because really, who doesn’t like a nice gift of booze?!?

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Homemade Slivovitz, No Still Needed!

This recipe I found is for an easy to make Slivovitz without the need for a still setup. This only requires a bottle of Everclear and some Plums and Sugar. Since you’re not making your own mash to distill from, the total cost should only be about +-$30 for about 2 5ths of Slivo, which is cheaper than the usual $20 or so for decent slivovitz from the liquor store.

This does take about 3 months or so to get up to taste, so if you make it over the holidays, it can make for a nice Easter present or after holiday dinner drink. Even tho most Slivovitz is Kosher, that’s for the Home Distilled Kind, Using Everclear, which is grain based, will definitely put this drink over the non-kosher line.

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Homemade Latavia Recipe

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Latavia is a Serbian fortified wine, . You’ll want to definitely keep it chilled because it has one helluva bite when it’s warm. You can sip on and and1 glass of this will have you feeling warm and ready to go, or hook it for shots. This will make up about seven 5ths of Latavi for you to enjoy.

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Bacon Bloody Mary

Here’s a recipe for a Bacon Bloody Mary. This is everything you need for breakfast all in one tasty glass.  I tried one of these at this restaurant in Scottsdale called Culinary Dropout.  It’s a neat place that had a great list of cocktails and this was one of them. You can whip one of these up using the Bacon Infused Vodka and garnish with a fresh slice of bacon.

Bacon Infused Mary
Bacon Infused Mary

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Bacon Infused Vodka

This weekend, I went to a place here in Scottsdale called Culinary Dropout, that puts a new spin on going out for dinner.  They had a great list of cocktails and this was probably the best one that I seen.  It’s a little expensive, so this recipe will get you the delicious bacon vodka without dropping $10 a drink.

Greasey Delicious Bacon
Greasey Delicious Bacon

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