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How to Make a Negroni

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 5:20 PM

This bitter favorite is a classic aperitif cocktail recipe. Learn how to make a Negroni from master mixologist and advisory board member Jacques Bezuidenhout.


  • 1 oz Campari

  • 1 oz Gin

  • 1 oz Sweet vermouth

  • Garnish: Orange half-wheel

  • Glass: Rocks

Add all the ingredients to an Old Fashioned glass and fill with ice. Stir until cold and garnish with an orange half-wheel.

Learn about the origin of the Negroni from advisor Gary Regan, or explore some of its many variations, such as Boulevardier or the Tegroni.

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Make Your Own Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Have you jumped on the flaming bandwagon of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey yet? If not, you'd better start guzzling to catch up with the rest of the country, where the Canadian-based, fire-breathing brand continues to sell and spread through bars like liquid wildfire.

With an undeniable stronghold in the...

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All the Drinks Jay Z Has Name-Dropped

(2) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 2:53 PM

Over the years, Jay Z has rapped about everything from selling drugs in his younger years in Brooklyn to becoming a husband and, more recently, a father. Jay Z's music has always expressed love for a little liquid refreshment. With his late night spot The 40/40 club...

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8 Brunch Drinks You Have to Try Before You Die

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 8:49 AM

Brunch is a strange thing. It's a bridge between two "real" meals, but it's more of a social activity than a food event. It's a bit of weekend alchemy, allowing you and your best friends to transform last night's hangover into today's happy vibes.

That's where the drinks come...

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9 Very Tricky Ways to Hide Booze

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 1:59 PM

The cat and mouse game between drinkers and the agents of sobriety is an old one, but it's fairly simple. Here's how it works: The agents say "no drinking here," and the drinkers nod politely while finding a new, clever way to hide the sauce.

Since the days of Prohibition--when...

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Drunken Snow Cones: 3 Easy Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 2:16 PM

Sorry, Snoopy: These boozy snow cones aren't for you.

Instead of sugar and food coloring, these versions contain fresh fruit and citrus juice, strong espresso and, of course, alcohol.

Though customarily made by pouring flavored syrup over balls of shaved ice, these sauced snow cones break from tradition. The booze-and-liquid...

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5 Drinks to Never, Ever Order on a First Date

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 2:48 PM

Navigating the murky waters of the first date? We're here to help. We've already provided you with a list of super-solid first date orders. Just as valuable is our list of drinks you should never, ever, order--lest you look like a...

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How to Start a Home Bar With Only Four Bottles

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 6:06 PM

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have any four bottles of booze, do you know which bottles you'd pick? That's the question we posed to David and Lesley Solmonson, authors of The 12 Bottle Bar, a newly-published book that, in...

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5 Cocktail Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 5:17 PM

Do you have your phone with you right now? Yeah, we thought so. Whether commuting or passing time before a meeting, a smartphone is our nigh constant companion. And according to Nielsen, Americans spend about 11 hours a day staring at a digital device of some sort, whether it's...

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These Are the 10 Best Booze Ads of All Time: TV Edition

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:04 PM

Do you know what would convince you to buy a specific brand of liquor? Maybe it's a spirits-loving friend, a spur-of-the-moment decision at the liquor store or hours spent tasting different spirits in bars. Or, perhaps it's a well-made ad?

Advertisers spend huge amounts of time and money making sure...

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How to Make Sangrita (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Sangrita is the classic accompaniment to tequila shots in Mexico. In this short video, tequila expert and advisory board member Jacques Bezuidenhout introduces you to the deliciously spicy citrus-and-tomato concoction.

Click here for the full Sangrita cocktail recipe!

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The 5 Best Booze Delivery Apps

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 8:47 AM

What's better than hearing a knock on your door and being greeted by a bottle of whiskey? Not much, right? Well, with the latest boom in alcohol delivery apps, that's exactly what's happening.

Alcohol delivery isn't a new concept. Liquor stores, especially those in close proximity...

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The 6 Most Influential Drink Orders of All Time

(5) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 4:39 PM

Be honest. Can you really drink a White Russian without thinking of The Big Lebowski or a Cosmo without picturing the cast of Sex & The City? If you can't, you're not alone.

Pop culture's six most influential drink orders are a revolutionary bunch. Scroll and learn--and let us know...

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The 7 Most Awesome Shots Ever Taken in Movies

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 3:48 PM

Have you ever successfully knocked back a shooter with a live scorpion on your hand? Or downed an entire spittoon of wine?

Well, we'd honestly be surprised if you answered yes to either of those questions--even a little concerned. Safety first, everyone!

Thankfully, these crazy antics are what Hollywood is...

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Actual Proof That (Some) Celebrities Know How to Drink

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 3:37 PM

Swanky lifestyles of the rich and famous don't always account for taste. Remember: money can't buy style. That's why we all love seeing celebrities enjoy a well-made cocktail now and again, rather than a Bud Light and a shot--not that there's anything wrong with that.

From a simple tequila-and-soda to...

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Bar Food: Pickled Eggs Recipe From Bronwyn

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 4:36 PM

Everyone knows their deviled eggs. It's now time to show some respect for the pickled egg.

At Brownyn, a barely modernized pub that slings the bold food and drinks of Eastern Europe and Germany in the Boston suburb Somerville, the starkly magenta Thüringia pickled eggs are a menu...

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7 Celebrities Wasted on Live TV

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 11:30 AM

Celebrities: They're just like us. They put their pants on one leg at a time, get interviewed regularly on live TV and sometimes get so drunk they fight Christmas trees. OK, maybe they aren't just like us.
From the hilarious to the sort of sad, read on for...
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6 Delicious Punches To Make This July

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 3:57 PM

What better way to celebrate the 238th anniversary of our country's Declaration of Independence than with a boozy blow-out? After all, even some of our founding fathers were known to partake in (and even make their own) libations every now and then.

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You Only Think You Know Absinthe

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 4:17 PM

Contributed by Kaitlyn Goalen

Absinthe became legal again in the United States seven years ago, but only recently has it broken free of the chains of a silly reputation.

The herb-driven liqueur has been wrapped in a rather grand coil of myth that includes green fairies and hallucinations, elaborate services...

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This Summer Your Hard Cider Will Be Drunk From a Can

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 11:34 AM

Contributed by Joshua M. Bernstein

Once the down-market domain of soda and mass-appeal beer -- hey, Bud! How are ya? -- cans have become cool again. First, craft brewers started packaging their pale ales and IPAs in aluminum. Now, cider makers have followed...

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