All posts filed under: Brighter Nights

Irish Whiskey You Need to Try

Frankly, our CEO is very fond of Whiskey – one might say too fond.  And so we thought no better way to celebrate St. Paddy’s day than to talk about some Irish Whiskey. We know most people will hear the words Irish Whiskey and think of Jameson – the most famous Irish Whiskey in America.  We admit it is delicious, but there are many more varietals that are worthy of a drink this St. Paddy’s day (including some vintages of Jameson you may not know about!). Below is our list of the top Irish Whiskey’s. We hope we make the Peaky Blinders proud with this bucket list of libations… Bushmills  Ballin’: 21 Year Single Malt Irish Whisky UnderTheLabel Rating: 98 Price: $120 per bottle ABV: 40% Respectable Still: 16 Year Single Malt Irish Whisky UnderTheLabel Rating: 98 Price: $90 per bottle ABV: 40% Still Gets Your Drunk: 10 Year Old Single Malt UnderTheLabel Rating: 94 Price: $58 per bottle ABV: 40% Jameson Ballin’: Rarest Vintage  UnderTheLabel Rating: 97 Price: $207 per bottle ABV: 46% Respectable Still: 18 Year Limited Reserve UnderTheLabel Rating: …

PM Hacks For A Better Nights Sleep

Sleep – the best way to start your day. Counterintuitive yes. But proven to work. Here are our top ways to get a better night sleep. 1. Use Your Bed for Sleeping Only (… and sex) If you live in a studio apartment with no other place to sit, this could be tough. But the best way to get a good nights sleep is to train your brain to think bed = sleep. It sounds really simple and it is.   2. Yellow Light  Who knew lighting was so important for sleep? Before Edison gave us electricity (and some killer light bulbs!) humans had candlelight at night. Mimic the same lighting before bed and you will trigger your instinct to get sleepy. If you absolutely must use your phone at night, turn on night shift (on an iPhone) or get a 3rd party app like Twilight. 3. Clear Your Mind Funny how there are always a million things running through your head right before bed. To get to that dream you’ve been waiting to reoccur since last …

Drink Up on V-Day w/ These Recipes

If you’re making a romantic dinner tomorrow, you’re already getting somewhere.  Top off the romantic gesture with some occasion-worthy cocktails.   Just remember, at the end of the day, all that really matters is that the person who drinks it, enjoys it. Valentine’s drinks tend to have corny names, so we apologize for this. 1. Romance The Romance Cocktail is all about coffee, chocolate and cream flavors. It’s sinfully rich and sweet.  With good presentation, it will get a “wow.” This is by far the sweetest drink on the list, but hey, it’s V-day. Ingredients: 3/4 ounce Tia Maria 3/4 ounce Carolan’s Irish cream 3/4 ounce dark creme de cacao 1 ounce heavy cream Preparation: Shake the ingredients with ice and strain them into a martini glass. No garnish is required, but it looks great with speared cherries, and for Valentine’s Day, you might want to serve it with some chocolate covered cherries or truffles. 2. Hanky Panky The Hanky Panky is strangely addictive, partly because you can never quite figure it out, and partly …