Winter is full of difficulties -- freezing temperatures, snowfall that can make your day a little harder, the sun going down early. But one drink can almost make up for all of that misery by adding a bit of coziness into your day: the hot toddy.
Recently, Helen Castillo of "Project Runway All Stars" visited Houston for the Vanity event at Henke and Pillot--a fashion event featuring local models, a cocktail hour, live entertainment, giveaways and a runway show viewing with designers.
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 world thanks to its renowned recipe.
Whether Hemingway actually drank 16 double daiquiris at Cuba's La Floridita bar in one sitting is rather beside the point. His request for a Daiquiri made with half the sugar and double the booze created an unbalanced drink: one that bartenders couldn't help but right.