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

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 3:37 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 | 5:35 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 | 10:45 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 | 11:26 AM

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 | 10:56 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 | 4:30 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 | 12:10 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 | 3:57 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 | 2:23 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 | 2:29 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 | 7:41 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 | 5:13 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

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 3:54 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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White Pants & Cocktails: What to Drink After Memorial Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 12:57 PM

Okay, okay, "no white pants after Labor Day" is most definitely a silly--and dated--"rule."

But in the spirit of Memorial Day--and as a way to cope with the end of a long weekend--why not get in the spirit of the season? It's a fine time to sport those white pants...

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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

(2) 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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