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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.

This year, we're looking forward...

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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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5 Strange Hangover Cures That Really Work

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 5:51 PM

The Perfect Hangover Cure is the sort of thing that people argue over with zeal usually reserved for politics and religion. Probably because a bad hangover feels just as much like a matter of life and death.

But it's not only people that can't agree on what works and...

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

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 2:52 PM

What makes you want to buy a specific bottle of liquor? Is it more important that it's made in the U.S.? Or that it's of unparalleled quality?

We like to think we have very specific booze-buying standards. But we're also suckers for a good advertisement.

Admit it: There's nothing...

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Orange Is the New Black Season 2 Drinking Game

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 2:12 PM

The moment we've all been waiting for is almost here: Orange is the New Black's second season premieres on June 6—better make sure that Netflix subscription is up to date.

To welcome the show's sophomore season, we put together a drinking game that celebrates the story's particular charm and all...

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How to Make the Boulevardier (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 1:51 PM

Swap out the gin in a Negroni for rye whiskey and you get this delicious elixir. Watch master bartender and advisory board member Dale DeGroff mix up this classic in our How to Cocktail video.

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10 Really Bizarre Cocktail Names

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 9:57 AM

A lot of work goes into creating an original cocktail. Doesn't matter whether you're a world-renowned bartender or a cocktail enthusiast working your home bar. Hell, some established bartenders try a recipe twenty times to get it right. Then, once you're content with the taste of that new...

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