Germany vs USA or Beer vs Football

Guys as the World Cup fever continues, today’s game is a big cracker.

Germany vs USA

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We also know the great Jurgen Klinsman a good ole German foe managing the USA today against his country.

Our prediction In stoppage time, Germany steals one and wins 2-1 to win the Group of Death and wins its ticket to the Round of 16. In Joachim Loew we trust.

Apart from the exciting football prospects lying ahead, another common pass time for the Americans and Germans is the beer drinking culture. What better way to enjoy the football or soccer may I say 😉 today with pints of beers. Today there will be several billion litres of beer guzzled down throats all over the world.

Not sure if it works well in India, today Bar Brigade, will help you select your beer for the night.

For the German Contingent, although not many authentic German brews are yet available in India, you might just find the Schneider Weisse with an exclusive distributor in your city.

Schneider Weisse is  Full-bodied, slightly fruity with a mild bitter after taste – the perfect way to wash down all that bratwurst. (the german sausage delicacy)

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If not you can try out the brews from neighboring Belgium, completely inspired by the German style. We suggest Hoegaarden and the Stella Artois.

Hoegaarden that creamy Belgian wheat beer hits a home run with its hints of orange peel, coriander and spice.

Stella Artois is the six-century-old Belgian brew comes with a whole set of pouring rituals – and a chalice – but the light, full-bodied taste is worth it.

 Now we also have an option for all the non alcoholic drinkers. Relish the premium and refreshing taste of the Bavaria Malt Regular which is a 100% non-alcoholic beverage with the taste of regular beer. Prepared from highly nutritious ingredients, this beer-like drink prevents you from growing a beer belly. The smooth and enamouring taste of this chilled Bavaria drink will instantly freshen up your senses.

There will surely be the American fans and everyone knows of the best American Beer available in market- The Budweiser, beyond its fresh, light taste, the single best reason to drink Bud is to transport you back to those good old college days.

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So put on that bucket hat, enjoy the match tonight and do not forget to guzzle down a few beers while cheering for your team.

Octopus Oracle predicts a tie, lets hope its not.

Cheers !!!

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Beer and its several uses !!!

Did you know Beer has its Unusual Uses !

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Beer is an American staple in most homes. Whether it’s the leftover bottles from the game, the party, or maybe you just like to relax with a cold one after a hard day, beer seems to find a home in most fridges. But does it have any other uses? You bet it does!

Control the pests: Placing open jars or plates full of beer by your precious plants outside will trap slugs and snails, killing them before they can grab your greens. The slimy little suckers are drawn in by the smell of the beer, and will climb right in!

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Contain fruit flies: Caught some fruit flies in the house when you left an apple on the counter before vacation? No problem. Pour a can of beer into an open glass, then cover with plastic wrap. Punch a tiny hole in the top with a toothpick. The flies will be drawn in, but won’t be able to get back out!

Fertilize your garden: Pour any leftover beer at the bottom of your glass into your garden; your plants like the sugars in it almost as much as you do. You can also use it to remove unwanted  mushrooms and feed your grass at the same time. Just pour a beer over the infected area. The alcohol will kill the fungus and feed the grass you want to keep.

Condition and clean your hair: Pour a can of cheap beer over your hair once a week right after you’ve washed it. It will soak into the strands and revitalize your hair from the roots. Gets out the hair products you’ve been using all week!

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Polish pots and pans: Take a buffer rag and rub a little beer into your brass, pots, pans, or even wood furniture. It polishes and shines, without any harsh chemicals!

Remove that rusty bolt: If a rusty bolt is giving you some trouble, pour beer over it. The acids and bubbles can help clear away enough of the rust for your to remove the bolt and move on with your day.

Soak it up: Soaking your tired feet in cold beer can make them feel better. Just pour it into a bowl and dip your piggies in. You can also add a can of beer to your bathtub full of water for a relaxing soak without spending the money for expensive bubble baths and bath salts.

Remove coffee or tea stains from your clothes: Also works for rugs and carpets! Rub a little beer in and let it soak before washing your clothes or your carpet. It will get the spot right out!

Vodka spiked Watermelon Slices at your next House Party ?

Want to impress your friends at your next house party. Here is one innovative way and your friends will love you for this. All you need is a watermelon a metal cork/ knife & a bottle of vodka or the spirit you prefer.

  • Buy a watermelon and a 375 ml bottle of vodka.
  • Cut a circle in the watermelon so you can see the fruit inside.download
  • Open the vodka bottle, insert the open bottle with good force into the area you cut.
  • Let the vodka bottle sit for a while. Do this until the entire bottle has been absorbed into the fruit. Depending on the watermelon this may take a while.
  • Wait a little longer after the bottle is empty, so you can ensure that the vodka can absorb all into the watermelon to make it have a good flavor.spike watermelon
  • Cut the watermelon & enjoy! 
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  • If you need to transport the watermelon some where, put a cork in the hole you cut so you will not spill any.
  • You can go wild with what you infuse the watermelon with. It can be cucumber flavored vodka, brandy or even rum for that matter.670px-Plug,-Spike,-or-Cork-a-Watermelon-Step-7

Here is an audio-visual demonstration:

So lets make it a new trend for house & cocktail parties in Mumbai, share this with your friends.

Guys tonight you can Celebrate Father’s Day and Fifa World cup with God Father our Special Edition Cocktail

Celebrate Father’s Day and Fifa World Cup with – God Father

England vs Italy on Father’s Day = God Father

The Godfather, the cocktail, is a marriage of sweet Italian amaretto and Scotch whiskey built over ice cubes. The amaretto imparts a delicate almond flavor, which is absorbed completely by the sweet woody taste of the malty tang of Scotch. The drink was the favorite cocktail of American actor Marlon Brando, Who starred as God Father in the film.

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Ingredients:

60 ml shot Blended Scotch whisky
30 ml shot Amaretto liqueur (almond liqueur- from Italy)

Glassware:
Old fashion

Method:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

Enjoy this with your dad, and catch up on the big game tonight.

Fathers Day: No time to shop yet? You don’t necessarily need gifts

Saturday afternoon already, you haven’t had the time to shop yet?

This Father’s Day he might not want another tie, a fancy smart phone or a book on cricket—what he really wants is to spend some time with you.

You do not have to buy him a gift every year. Show your appreciation with your love and affection.

This Father’s Day, grab a bottle of his favorite liquor or spirits, mix up a batch of cool cocktails, and cling glasses with your pop. He is bound to love this.

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If your dad is a scotch lover, I’m sure you will have that bottle of scotch at home. So now what compliments Whisky the best, a bottle of Vermouth will do just fine. From the Perfect Manhattan to the Rob Roys, we are sure he will love this.

If he prefers vodka try the most simplistic screw drivers, caipirojka’s, bloody mary’s, cosmopolitans you can try it all. It can also just be a bottle of wine.

And don’t forget to raise a toast for dad and make him feel special in presence of family and friends.

Here’s how:
Rob Roy: 

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Made with scotch it inclines on the sweeter end of the spectrum. Make sure you buy the sweet red vermouth.

Ingredients:
Scotch Whisky 25 ml
Sweet Red Vermouth 25 ml
Angostura Bitters if you wish

Shake the ingredients well with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass. Add a dash of the Angostura bitters if you wish, we leave that to your discretion. Your tongue should have the last say here. Enjoy

Learn to make your cocktails at http://www.barbrigade.co.in/course.aspx join our exclusive bar and beverage management course for just Rs 4,000/- You will learn it all, its never too late.

By next year you could be making a host of expert cocktails for dad, and wont it make him proud.

 

 

 

World Cup Fever: Dutch Courage

World Cup Fever is here…

Party in the house today guys… its Spain vs Netherlands tonight…if your’e supporting the Dutch tonight, lets cheer for them and give them some Dutch Courage…

Dutch Courage is a traditional Dutch influenced Gin based refreshing cocktail

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Here’s how you make it simple n sweet.

45 ml London Dry Gin

45 ml Bol’s Advocaat Liquer

30 ml lemon juice

150 ml of apple juice

Just SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass, your drink is ready…

Cheers tot he Dutch !!!

Hydrate yourself with this cool – Watermelon Chiller

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I’m sure you get a craving of this very cool, slushy, icy cooler when your’e back home after a hard day’s work in the hot & humid Mumbai summers.
Here’s a simple make at home cooler mocktail from the Team of Bar Brigade to get you started,,, and learn from the very best.

We call it the Watermelon Chiller !!!

Water Melon Chiller:

Ingredients:

  • 200 gms or 4 cups watermelon sliced/cubed,
  • 350- 400 ml Coconut Water
  • 220 ml soda water & lime for a lil tinge

Method:

  • Remove seeds from the watermelon. Slice or Dice them to pieces, arrange them on a tray with wax paper. Spread them flat on the tray and put it to freeze for a few hrs, or preferably a night prior.
  • When thirsty, place the frozen chunks in the blender. Add the coconut water and the soda. if you do not get the desired consistency add more of the coconut water if required.
  • Do not forget to add lime for a lil tinge..
  • A watermelon wedge will not help the drink lose its charm & you will not mind gulping it.
  • Spread the word and cheer to your mates.