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Liqurious - thoughts?- 07.07.08

liqurious.jpgSo as some of you know, i’ve been quietly playing with Liqurious for the last 2-3 weeks. And i’m terrible at keeping my new projects under wraps when i get excited, so although i’m still not considering unofficially launched ~ i couldn’t resist posting a roundup of it, and share the header we had so much fun designing! When we were playing with the whole TasteSpotting thing, i realized how beautiful mixology and the art of cocktails are, and seeing as i can never resist posting about great advertising and packaging from the drinks industry on NOTCOT anyhow, it seemed natural to move in that direction. Liqurious is basically the new NOTCOT space for beautiful drinks, drink related products, drink experiences, new product launches, packaging/drink reviews, and i don’t even know what else yet… so here’s your sneak peek to come help me decide what direction to take it. What would you like to see? What’s missing? What sites should i be reading? And most of all, if you come across a great article, product, post, etc, please feel free to help out by submitting it here or just click the dripping green “add next image” drop. (Oh, and FYI, your logins from any of our sites will work on Liqurious as well!)

Love to hear your thoughts ~ take a peek on the next page at the roundup of 25 to give you a quick overview of some of the great content over there…


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I LOOOVE the site.
I’ve been in love with TasteSpotting ever since I found NOTCOT!
& LIQURIOUS is the perfect counterpart for it!

I can’t wait to throw a get-together with my friends & do a whole thing with a cocktail menu & everything. haha

thanks for the post!

----- Aya 19.07.08 19:56

hey, i have a video on youtube where i teach how to make a drink named mussolini. maybe you wanna try it
=]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kOLu1M7yzc

----- David Reno 12.07.08 15:46

Wow! Outstanding work. I love the design and the content is outstanding. As I said in my article about Liquorious, I’m not sure how many RSS feeds you’re reading each day, but your filtering and editing abilities are bar none. Really, really great work here!

----- TurntheScrew 10.07.08 03:03

Oooh ~ thank you everyone for the feedback and thoughts and links! Will definitely keep your ideas in mind regarding snacks ~ and as for the nav bar, still debating how to scale the logo well to fit up there, or whether to redesign the nav bar all together…

and Nick ~ that gehry cocktail is awesome! just posted it!
(and next time you guys find awesome ones, just click the drip and submit it yourself if you’d like too! Any help is appreciated!)

----- jean/NOTCOT 08.07.08 12:16

When will it show up in the Header bar? Also, bar snacks would be good. One of our local bars has the best Banana split I’ve ever had.

----- Conrad Grossman 08.07.08 11:02

Awesome Jean! I would love to see the different “aperitivo” style snacks you can find in your travels =) Remember pescheria DaClaudio?, the white wine with raw fish in a real fish market was really cool.

----- LEO 08.07.08 08:56

Great idea—I’m not a huge fan of cluttered corporate sites and all their ads (pop-ups included), but I found this drink that uses absinthe (now legal in the States), and made to look like a Frank Gehry design. I don’t think it is quite up to Mr. Gehry’s standards, but its a great looking creation using liquor, and therefore I think deserves mention on Liqurious. Esquire has a bunch of great recipes, all with witty instructions and pictures, so you know how it should look.

As for snacks, I think they either belong in a separate section within Liqurious. Kind of a sidebar, like .org is to .com. When good ones come up, you can post them on the main board, but otherwise people can look through them on Liqurious.org, along with other drink-related tidbits.

----- Rick C. 08.07.08 07:51

Beautiful…as per usual!

You may want to check in periodically with the LCBO’s site - they publish a really great magazine for distribution in their stores called “Food & Drink”…full of ideas on drinks, entertaining, etc.

----- asha 08.07.08 07:06

Very nice! I think that drink related snacks would be ok as long as they’re clearly drink related. (Example: Nachos would be a no-go since they’re only remotely beer related, but some merlot flavored chocolates would be a perfect match.)

Not sure if I’m a fan of the color…but maybe I’m just too used to the beautiful black and white that is NOTCOT. A dark wine red might be a nice accent color though…

----- Cory O'Brien 08.07.08 01:54

Thanks guys ~ so glad you like it so far!

As for food ~ i’ve been debating whether drink related snacks (versus full meal recipe pairings) should be fair game for Liqurious… not sure though ~ thoughts?

----- jean/NOTCOT 07.07.08 20:26

Love this - well done - you’ve done it again!

----- Elwyn Gladstone 07.07.08 19:41

Glad things are progressing… but, are you now staying clear of food? I loved the mix of recipes for food and drink you had on TasteSpot.

----- chris 07.07.08 15:59

We are loving the new site. Being the cook in our group it is quite useful for our parties, even if I myself don’t drink.

----- Conrad Grossman 07.07.08 15:41

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