5 Drink Links for March 5This week’s drink links include instructions on how to create two legendary cocktails; the Sazerac and Absinthe. You’ll also find a great set of coasters that look like warehouse pallettes, a transatlantic search for the best martini and a drink inspired by the latest ramblings of Charlie Sheen. Cheers til next time.

1 / The Sazerac, the Original New Orleans Cocktail
It’s been said that the word ‘cocktail’ originated in New Orleans in the early 19th century, and the official cocktail of New Orleans is the Sazerac. Learn how to make the Sazerac cocktail just in time for Mardi Gras.

2 / Drink Coasters fit for any Warehouse
Labryinth Design Studios in Barcelona, Spain has sets of very cool palette-styled drink coasters for sale on their site. They come in packages of 5 for €14,90.

3 / Stirred not Shaken
Graham Boynton, Travel Editor of Telegraph Media Group goes on a transatlantic bar crawl in search of the perfect martini with leading barmen and mixologists in London and New York.

4 / How to Make an Absinthe Cocktail
Match 5 is National Absinthe Day in the united States. Learn how to make the legendary cocktail favored by Hemingway, Van Gogh and Degas.

5 / I got Tiger Blood, Man!
The real-life Charlie Sheen show continued this week with some great quotes ever including this one “I have a different constitution, I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got tiger blood, man.” In response TY KU has come up with the TY-ger Blood, a tweaking of the Bloody Mary using Sake instead of Vodka.

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