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Archive for October, 2015

Horror Throwback Movies with Perfect Whiskey Pair

October 30th, 2015 Tags: , ,

We made it pretty clear yesterday with our Nightmare On Bourbon Street cocktail that we get really excited about Halloween here at Lost Republic. Not only is it full of candy, ghost stories, tasteless costumes, horror movies, and let’s not forget, it’s also an excuse to drink one more glass of your favorite Lost Republic […]

Whiskey Wednesday: Nightmare on Bourbon Street

For those of you without children (and haven’t had decorations up and costumes picked out since September 30th), it may have not dawned on you yet that Halloween is quickly approaching — heads up, it’s this weekend. AND- it’s one a Saturday!  NO hangovers at work this year! No . No.  Chances are, you are going […]

History’s Most Notorious Drinkers

October 22nd, 2015 Tags:

For most of us, a night of heavy drinking usually does not lead to rewarding consequences – whether it is the fear of waking up to some regrettable texts sent the night before or a throbbing headache and a hearty breakfast consisting of plain toast and Gatorade. Which is why it may surprise (or dismay) […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Brain Duster

October 21st, 2015 Tags:

This week’s Whiskey Wednesday cocktail speaks for itself with its daunting, yet creepily accurate name – The Brain Duster – the ultimate hump day treat for those of you trying to put Monday and Tuesday behind you and fast forward to the weekend. This infamous cocktail has gone under several names throughout its long history, […]

Travel Guide: Lake Berryessa

 We are happy to provide all of our favorite Pioneers with a travel destination for the weekend that holds a spot very close to our own hearts – Lake Berryessa, California! Just east of Napa Valley, Lake Berryessa is the ultimate spot to soak up the California sun before El Nino starts rollin’ through the […]

Trailblazer Tip #4: Know How to Start A Fire Without Matches

October 19th, 2015

This week’s Trailblazer Tip is straight, to-the-point, and is something that every Modern Pioneer should know how to do: Know How to Start a Fire Without Matches. Okay, we might sound like your fourth grade Boy Scout troop leader when we say this but not only is it important if you somehow find yourself alone […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Emerald

For this week’s Whiskey Wednesday we’re stealing a page out of all of our Irish Pioneer’s secret concoction book and introducing you to the Irish take on the Manhattan: The Emerald. And don’t worry, the only thing green about this drink is its name… It’s not quite St. Patrick’s Day yet (Although you can bet […]

Lost Republic in Space? A Zero Gravity Whiskey Glass!

October 13th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

Yes, you read the title correctly. Believe it or not, the most breaking news coming from the International Space Station recently is not the fact that there’s water on Mars. In fact, the real news is about our water- Brown Water! Here’s the story: A company called Ballantine’s just announced the amazing news that they are […]

Trailblazer Tip #3: Always Carry Your Pocketknife

October 12th, 2015 Tags: ,

Let’s go back in time Pioneers, back to the age of about 10 when our fathers, uncles, grandfathers, etc. gave us our first glimpse of real trust when they rewarded us with our very first pocketknife. It may seem trivial now, but we’re placing a pretty high wager on the fact that your little 10-year old self was bursting at […]

DIY: Wine Cork Bath Mats

October 8th, 2015 Tags: , ,

Are you ready to get crafty again Pioneers? That’s right, we’re getting our hands dirty (and a little burned with the extensive use of glue gun in this DIY activity) again this week and creating some custom-made Wine Cork Bath Mats. Not only do these bad boys make for some awesome bathroom decor but will […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Millionaire

Photo By: Daniel Krieger   For this week’s Whiskey Wednesday, we are featuring a drink that has definitely endured the ultimate test of time – The Millionaire. Invented during the Prohibition Era (it seems like every whiskey cocktail we feature was invented during this time. Pretty ironic considering it was the one time period when […]

Travel Guide: Big Sur

NorCal? SoCal? This week, that ongoing popularity contest popular among Californians is irrelevant because this week we are taking you to Cen-Cal aka Central California (is that a thing? If not we’re making it one) That’s right, Modern Pioneers, we’re talking about Big Sur – the perfect getaway for you this weekend, or any weekend […]