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Drink Me Now: Go Green With Pistachios

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 10:37 AM

The pistachio: Not just for popping into mouths whole.

This earthy-colored nut isn't just a nutritious and delicious bar snack. Bartenders from New York to Chicago to San Francisco to Seattle are using the flavor-packed pistachio to make syrups and boozy infusions, and as a creative way...

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The History of Moonshine, as Told by the Internet

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 5:53 PM

Moonshine goes by many names: hooch; white lightning; corn likker; mountain dew; white whiskey. The illicit stuff has been around long enough to take on many personas. Even though it's now relatively easy to find in the local liquor store, there are still plenty of 'shine-makers that keep...

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The Most Intense Old-School Absinthe Accessories in Existence

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 5:05 PM

Absinthe may never reach the same level of popularity it enjoyed in the 19th century. By the end of that century, emerald fever spread throughout Europe with France leading the charge--consuming over two million liters of absinthe per year.

What made the jade liquid so exhilarating? The ritual associated with...

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6 TV Shows and Movies That Made These Drinks Famous

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 3:47 PM

Everyone from James Bond to the Blues Brothers have given certain cocktails their due on the big screen. While these boozy beverages existed long before they appeared in films, it's hard to disassociate them from the actors and actresses who drank them. Ahead, six drinks that popped up in television...

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The 9 Spring Whites You Need to Be Drinking Now

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 3:31 PM

As spring rears its damned gorgeous head and fills the air with the sweet perfumed scents of life "in bloom," it must be met with equally explosive white wines of aromatic intensity and bright fruit character. So much intensity that the flowers will turn from the sun...

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Drink Me Now: Corn Is the Surprising New Ingredient

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 2:19 PM

The juicing craze has left no shortage of cocktails loaded with vegetables. From kale and carrots to beets and celery, most sections of the grocery store's produce aisle have ample representation. But what about corn?

The vegetable makes regular appearances in the booze world. Mash used to...

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7 Celebs Who Were Bartenders Before They Were Famous

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 3:49 PM

It's easy to forget that working actors and musicians once had normal jobs. You know, just like us. That's right: Before they blew up, there were many a celebrity who waited tables, cooked in kitchens and served customers from behind the bar. Ahead, seven celebrities who were bartenders... before fame...

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6 Illegal Cocktails Banned in the U.S. and the United Kingdom

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 11:58 AM

It's human nature to want to raise the bar. If your car has 300 horsepower, you want 400. If you have a 2,000-square-foot house, you want 3,000. So why should it be any different when it comes to booze? These six cocktails upped the alcoholic ante--then ended up getting slapped...

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The Best Low-Calorie Mixers to Use Now

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 11:47 AM

It's officially April, which means that many people who started strong with a New Year's resolution have now totally dropped the ball. Who can blame them--especially if that resolution was focused on eating and drinking healthier.

There's little more daunting than cutting all that delicious sugar from your diet. Let's...

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Two Excellent Styles of Rye Whiskey to Drink Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 3:17 PM

Attention rye whiskey fans: Maryland-style and Pennsylvania-style ryes are making a comeback.

What exactly is this hyper-regional style of rye all about? In the 1700s and 1800s, rye (the grain) grew abundantly in the fertile Susquehanna River valley, which savvy settlers (many with Scottish or Irish roots) distilled...

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7 Innovative American Ciders You Need to Drink Now

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 1:21 PM

Hard cider is no stranger to this country.

History is flooded with mentions of the golden juice. Colonial Americans trusted cider above drinking water and even the founding fathers quaffed startling amounts on a daily basis.

Despite its decline in the 19th century and the ever-surging tidal...

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The Beer Mile Is the Drinking Competition That Could Ruin Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 1:07 PM

It's a bright, blue morning and I'm in the bleachers, trying to look casual while I lace up my running shoes and cover the 12-pack with a spare shirt.

Polite children, tween lacrosse players and geriatric Sunday walkers dot the field. I stretch, taking it all in, and...

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Why Your Next Barware Purchase Should Absolutely Be an iSi Whipper

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 6:01 PM

Wow, your home bar has really hit its stride. You handle that jigger like a pro. You know when to use your julep strainer as opposed to the Hawthorne. And thanks to your handy juicer, your cocktails could not be any fresher. Now that you're...

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The Complete Evolution of Drinking On Mad Men

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 5:49 PM


Twelve months later. Hours--probably days--spent re-watching old episodes to remember what happened for the first six and a half seasons. The new half-season of Mad Men starts on April 5.

While we can't wait to find out what will happen to Don Draper and the rest...

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9 of the Most Famous Whiskey Drinkers in History and Today

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 5:43 PM

For whiskey lovers, there's little better than ending a long day with a glass of whiskey. And no matter how famous you are, this simple pleasure can't be replaced.

Some may prefer Scotch or bourbon, others rye or Japanese whisky. Either way, all you need to indulge in this simple...

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The Secrets Behind the Perfect Irish Coffee

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 5:30 PM

100 bottles of Irish whiskey and 2,000 Irish Coffees? That's a normal day's yield at San Francisco's time-honored Buena Vista Cafe. Batched along the bar in a neat line of 28 glass goblets, the cafe pours more Irish whiskey than anyone in the...

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The 9 Popular Ingredients Showing Up in Cocktails Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 12:35 PM

From mushrooms and kale to oysters and foie gras, it's safe to say cocktail ingredients have stretched beyond straight spirits and citrus wedges. Bartenders are finding ways to infuse savory substances (think: duck fat-infused mezcal) and sweet (see: fig jam) into atypical libations. Maybe it's time you make a checklist....

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5 Super Useful Bottles of Bitters You Should Absolutely Own

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 11:59 AM

In the 1800s, bitters were synonymous with a most unlikely industry: medicine.

Used to cure ailments like coughs, stomach aches and kidney disease, people started realizing that bitters were much better in drinks. (Still, it's hard not to wonder at their restorative qualities after a few sips of an

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The 7 Wackiest Whiskey Flavors in Existence

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 11:21 AM

What do you drink when the typical bourbon or Scotch seems a bit too, well, bland?

From the crazy, but expected likes of salmon and bacon vodkas to the more cringe-inducing bottles like honey-flavored Scotch and maple bourbon, some drinkers fawn over wacky bottlings--and flavored whiskey seems...

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The Most Disgusting Cocktails Ever, In Photos

(2) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 4:45 PM

Before taking your first sip, you feast with your eye. The rich red color Campari adds to your Negroni, the crazy garnishes of Bloody Mary and the creamy texture of your holiday Egg Nog are all a cocktail's way of making your mouth water and saying "Drink me now." Most...

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