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How To Create Your Own Showstopping Holiday Hot Toddy Bar

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2015 | 3:16 PM

Long live the Hot Toddy, the reigning winter cocktail champ.

The ease of preparation and the comfort it provides make the Hot Toddy an ideal holiday party tipple. After all, its four main components are simple--spirit, citrus, sweetener and hot water--and the resulting cocktail is...

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8 Great Uses For Wine That's Gone Bad

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 7:17 PM

We've all been there. That bottle of open Pinot left over after a party, the Chardonnay you planned to finish but didn't.

Instead of pouring spoiled wine down the drain, check out these creative ways to make the most of a bad bottle. From stepping up your steak...

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The Only Cocktail You Need This Fall

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 11:51 AM

As the leaves begin to change color and collect in piles around yards across America, cocktail menus are undergoing their own transformation.

The effervescent, citrusy and sweet drinks of summer are being raked away, replaced with darker spirits, woodsier flavors and savory, spiced syrups. Fall...

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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Oktoberfest

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 5:04 PM

September 19th marked the opening day of the world's biggest beer festival, also known as a brew lover's nirvana.

Hoping to make the journey to Munich for next year's Oktoberfest? There are some things you should know.

Fortunately, Oktoberfest's teeming crowd of millions is tempered...

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10 New Bourbon Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 4:48 PM

Celebrate #30DaysofBourbon by drinking the brown stuff like you mean it.

Bourbon has a way of making itself known. And these 10 innovative cocktails--from stirred spirit-forward drinks braced with smoky or bitter touches to lighter, fruity libations--conjure the warming essence of the last few months of a...

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6 Great Kentucky Bourbons You Probably Don't Know

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 12:32 PM

Celebrate #30DaysofBourbon by drinking the brown stuff like you mean it.

Kentucky rightly lays claim as the heart of bourbon country. More bourbon distilleries are located here than anywhere else in the country. But which bottles to buy? And why? This shortlist doesn't pretend...

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The 6 Ingredients That Will Transform Your Bourbon

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 1:19 PM

Celebrate #30DaysofBourbon by drinking the brown stuff like you mean it.

Simplicity is key when making cocktails at home.

Though it's hard not to love a basic whiskey and ginger ale, sometimes it's exactly that: basic. Then...

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5 Last-Minute Labor Day Cocktails for Every Kind of Celebration

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 4:37 PM

Labor Day looms. Do you know what you'll be drinking as summer heads toward its end?

If you're down to the wire and party guests are on the way, you don't have time for crafting infusions and syrups. Enter these last-minute cocktails that require only three or...

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5 Super-Refreshing Summer Vodka Cocktails to Make Now

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 6:35 PM

August is Vodkaaaah month. You know you want it.

Summer's end is practically around the corner.

That means it's time to squeeze every last drop of sunshine from the season. Where to start? How about with vodka cocktails that showcase summer's fleeting flavors?...

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6 Essential Cocktails for August Entertaining

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 11:45 AM

Summer fruits! Last call!

The last few weeks have been a blast, right? You tried the hot new pineapple drink tepache, you quenched your thirst with watermelon and didn't we show you how to keg one? (You're welcome for that.) You also kept it low...

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7 Places You Can Legally Drink on the Street in the U.S.

(35) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 12:26 PM

There are few things better than strolling down the street with a cold drink in hand. Unfortunately, for a country founded on independence and freedom, the United States restricts this simple pleasure to only a few dozen spots--and the laws aren't always clear. For example, some towns allow public drinking...

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5 Thirst-Quenching Watermelon Cocktails Perfect For Summer

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 11:56 AM

It's time for Endless Summer. Get the most out of the season while it's still here.

The award for summer's most popular fruit? Watermelon -- by a landslide.

The trick to ingesting more watermelon all season long? Spike, scoop and juice it into blush-pink cocktails.

Watermelon's sweet flesh...

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Essential Cocktails for July Entertaining

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 5:30 PM

It's time for Endless Summer. Get the most out of the season while it's still here.

Have you hitched your hammock to the nearest tree? Good.

Now you'll need a beverage to keep cool while you're waiting for the fireworks.

Perhaps you...

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Punch of July: How to Make Your Party Amazing

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 1:10 PM

It's time for Endless Summer. Get the most out of the season while it's still here.

The Fourth of July is about as democratic as a holiday can get. So why not make the drink menu just as equal-opportunity as the buffet of hamburgers,...

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The Best Day-Drinking Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 4:57 PM

It's summertime and the living is...thirsty.

The days are getting longer and hotter and our throats are getting parched. Why not say goodbye to the lemonade and water (Just kidding--keep drinking water, guys) and say hello to some thirst-quenching, day-friendly, alcoholic cocktails?

The key to daytime drinking is clear. Keep...

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5 Essential Life Hacks for the Modern Drinker

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 3:23 PM

Ever been out on a date, having fun, drinking a glass of red wine and then later notice that your teeth are stained purple? Or maybe you accidentally spilled a bit of your sticky pink cocktail on a pair of work pants?

The troubles that go with being a booze...

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6 Truly Impressive Tiki Drinks to Pour at Your Next Party

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 3:29 PM

You've mastered the Mai Tai. Trader Vic would be proud.

Looking for the next big wave? Upgrade your tiki game with these advanced Polynesian potions, stocked with multiple rums, fresh juices and spice-infused syrups. Then invite a posse of hula-skirted companions over for a tiki party and let...

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All the Essential Barware You Need at Home

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 8:41 AM

While going out for a perfectly crafted cocktail can be fun, multiple $15 drinks can have an unwanted effect on your wallet. You were going to go on a nice weekend getaway? Sorry, you spent all your disposable income on those happy hour Daiquiris made with hand-squeezed lime juice, organic...

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The 6 Essential Tequilas and Mezcals for Your Home Bar

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 6:13 PM

At some point, a long time ago, someone somewhere designated clear spirits as the right stuff to drink during the summer months. Sure, the clean, crisp flavors of vodka and gin make ultra-refreshing cocktails, but the rich, bold flavors of unaged tequila and mezcal likely had something...

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Pot Cocktails Are as Crazy as You Imagine

(1) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 4:54 PM

From gravity bongs to blueberry blunt wraps and, of course, brownies, industrious stoners have been tinkering with new ways to get high since time immemorial. Now they're adding cocktails to that mellowed-out list.

With the decline of marijuana prohibition, there is an increasing array of intriguing DIY and...

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