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5 Comforting Slow Cooker Cocktails to Help Deal With Winter

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 6:04 PM

The age of hands-free hot cocktails is at hand. Don't put your slow cooker in the corner--it's good for far more than quietly stewing tough cuts of meat.

Load that big-batch juggernaut with booze for a winter party and revel in the shaker-less freedom of ready-to-serve hot buttered rum...

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5 Pioneering Ways to Reuse All Those Empty Bottles You Have

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 5:54 PM

The next time you think about throwing out that empty tequila bottle, stop. That bottle may be your ticket to a snazzier house.

Some people may not see the correlation between alcohol consumption and home decor, but empty liquor bottles can kill two birds with one stone for anyone who...

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Drink to the Oscars With Inspired Celebrity Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 5:27 PM

The role of cocktails on the silver screen is no great mystery.

From James Bond's famous Vesper to Nick and Nora Charles' continuous stream of on-screen martinis, some classic movies are defined by what the characters imbibe. But, it makes you wonder:...

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10 Drinks You Should Never Ever Drink on Valentine's Day

(5) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 10:48 AM

Picking a romantic cocktail is relatively easy. You can go with Champagne, go classic or, yes, go red.

What about drinks for the rest of us, the grumpy curmudgeons and sad singles of the anti-Valentine's vanguard?

These 10 cocktails are great to sip while you binge-watch Netflix, tear...

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6 of the Most Insanely Dangerous Cocktails Ever Created

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 10:29 AM

Almost everything exciting or wonderful in life has a hint of danger. Cocktails are no exception.

Whether that danger comes from the peculiar punch of the green fairy or from an airborne arc of flaming Scotch, these exciting drinks will get your pulse and the party going.


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These 8 Presidents Really Knew How to Drink

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 2:51 PM

Reagan had his jellybeans and Clinton once reveled in cheeseburgers. But what did these leaders drink to get their jollies? You might be surprised by the level of boozing accomplished in the presidential office as early as 1797. Everyone from John Adams to L.B.J. did his share of drinking--but it...

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Expert Advice About Which Mixers You Should Never Use

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 11:54 AM

The problem with sweet mixed drinks is they taste so damn good. Unfortunately, these sugary libations could be contributing to your expanding waistline or a slew of other health ailments, including high blood pressure and diabetes. No one is going to put alcohol on the list of health supplements, but...

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6 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Liquor Brands

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 2:26 PM

We've all witnessed the heroic wit of the Most Interesting Man in the World. But have you ever wondered about the real-life tales associated with some of the world's biggest alcohol makers? Behind every great liquor brand is a great story.

1. Jack Daniel's

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Do You Even Know How Terrific a Savory Cocktail Can Be?

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 2:14 PM

It's easy to get stuck in a cocktail rut and order something sweet and simple. That often leads to sugar overload. These six cocktails may seem unusual, but savory flavors are one sure fire secret to shaking up your boring drink order.

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The Indispensables: Hemingway Daiquiri

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 1:37 PM

Introducing The Indispensables:'s series devoted to the classic cocktails drinkers of every skill need in their arsenal. Each installment features one signature recipe, assembled from intel by the best bartenders. The Indispensables may not save the world, but they'll sure rescue your cocktail hour.

Ernest Hemingway...

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These Are 7 of the Greatest Boozy Foods in Existence

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 1:30 PM

Liquor and food do a dance that no other pairing knows the steps to. For so long, the natural place to find your booze was in a cup next to your meal. Well, why not add the booze in that meal? And we're not talking wine, folks. Put the pinot...

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7 Legendary American Dive Bars That Should Have Survived

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 11:32 AM

What are the hallmarks of an authentic American dive? The flickering neon sign, the cantankerous old bartender, the backed-up bathroom or the alarmingly cheap booze?

The down-and-dirty criteria for a true dive varies, but the sense of ease you feel when you enter is universal. As dives continue to croak,...

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Gin's Brawny Cousin Is 2015's Next Big Drinking Thing

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 4:59 PM

Gin is an indispensable ingredient in the classic cocktail arsenal, yet even a brief perusal at pre-Prohibition cocktail books like Jerry Thomas' How to Mix Drinks or The Savoy Cocktail Book tells another story. Sure, gin cropped up in a fair number of drinks, but genever--often called the great granddaddy...

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5 of the Most Bizarre Alcoholic Drinks in the World

(1) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 4:58 PM

There's no denying humankind's passion for alcohol. Residue discovered in ancient pottery suggests that people were fermenting beverages as early as 10,000 B.C. It's not hard to imagine how one of our ancestors may have discovered the intoxicating effects of a decomposed batch of grapes left in a container for...

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10 Revealing Predictions for What You'll Be Drinking in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 4:52 PM

What will everyone see in their glasses in the year ahead? These 2015 predictions include upscale shots, more flexibility in cocktails and even robot bartenders -- plus a few wishful speculations just for fun.

1. Lots of Shots

The backlash against stuffy cocktails will continue with...

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Why You Should Be Extremely Excited About the Return of Blue Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 10:18 AM

Blue curaçao. Those two innocent words can quickly conjure visions of sickly sweet, electric-blue fish bowls and poorly made tiki drinks of past decades.

But that misunderstood mixer serves an important purpose, though it often requires a seasoned hand to prove. Over the past handful of years, blue...

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3 Champagne Cocktail Recipes for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 10:04 AM

You're in good company if you're planning on pouring magnums of Champagne at your New Year's party. But that bottle of bubbles brings with it a few decisions: What kind of Champagne or sparkling wine is best? What's the ideal serving temperature? And how about the ultimate party toast?


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All the End-of-Year Entertaining Tips You Could Ever Need

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 5:31 PM

'Tis the season for holiday parties. And no, hosting friends in ugly sweaters over bottom-shelf brands and liter bottles doesn't qualify. It could, but it's not the nicest way to wrap the year.

It's also the kind of party Chicago drinks maven Revae Schneider would be too nice...

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7 Sparkling New Year's Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 12:44 PM

When the cork pops at midnight, the real fireworks begin in your glass. Remember that Champagne delights in company: It's the official beverage of celebrations after all.

Keep the party flowing by offering your New Year's guests something beyond straight bubbles. Sparkling wine and Champagne dance a lively salsa...

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The Best Mezcals for $40 or Less

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 5:04 PM

Ten years ago, you'd be hard-pressed to find anything other than a dusty $20 bottle of worm-drowning swill in the mezcal section of your liquor store. Today, you can easily drop $100 on wild-harvested, handcrafted tepextate or tobalá from any number of industrious importers.

As a result of its...

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