Want to save money on your party without skimping on style? Serve a couple signature cocktails instead of stocking a full bar. They look gorgeous -- and it's another amazing way to infuse your party with thematic details.
For spirits, the last year has been a dilly, a doozy, a real humdinger. In other words, spectacular. A ridiculously gushing torrent of new bottlings has hit the shelves of liquor stores and bars worldwide.
I highly encourage those who haven't had a Manhattan, or who have not tried the different variations of it, to experience them all. They are all magical in their own way and need to be appreciated for their own merits.