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The Macallan x URWERK Flask Is a Damn Nice Flask

The Macallan x URWERK Flask Is a Damn Nice Flask

We love a good flask. As far as discreetly transporting booze goes, there’s nothing better. But while some of our flasks are workhorses meant to be kept hidden in suit jacket pockets, away from the prying eyes of brides and clergymen, others demand to be seen. One such example: The…read more →

Three Margaritas for National Margarita Day

Three Margaritas for National Margarita Day

February 22 marks National Margarita Day. And while we never need an excuse to drink margaritas, we’re also not going to turn one down. That leads us to the margarita recipes below. They creatively stray from the classic three-part recipe of tequila, Cointreau and lime, but any (or all) would…read more →

Healthy Cocktails to Start the New Year

Healthy Cocktails to Start the New Year

New Year, new opportunity to do a few things differently this time around. That’s assuming you want to, of course. If you really nailed 2016 or otherwise have things figured out, by all means, keep doing what you’re doing. But if you’d like to make a few positive changes in…read more →

New Year’s Eve Cocktails to Ring in 2017

New Year’s Eve Cocktails to Ring in 2017

Another year has come and gone, and that’s a fine reason to hoist a glass and toast to a happy and prosperous 2017. Conversely, you may just want to hole up underground and drink away your sorrows. Either way, a good cocktail seems in order. So here are two of…read more →

5 Christmas Cocktails for Your Festive Drinking Needs

5 Christmas Cocktails for Your Festive Drinking Needs

You look like you could use a drink. Maybe it’s the last-minute shopping for gifts, or the influx of relatives who’ve just turned your house into a crowded hotel. Or maybe you just want to hoist something merry beside a roaring fire while toasting to your loved ones. Either way,…read more →

Making Mezcal Pumpkin Pies for Thanksgiving

Making Mezcal Pumpkin Pies for Thanksgiving

This week, your pumpkin pie consumption is likely to increase about 600%. And that’s just counting the traditional variety of actual, edible pies. But let’s not discount the liquid kind. Because that, plus your proclivities for spiking everything in sight, can really come in handy this time of year. But…read more →

Mulled Cocktails to Drink During the Holidays

Mulled Cocktails to Drink During the Holidays

With the weather cooling down, the holidays approaching and our reasons for needing a good drink continuing to increase, it’s time to consider something hot and mulled. Making your own mulled cider or wine is an easy and festive thing to do, so by all means, give that a whirl.…read more →

The Post-Election Cocktail We All Deserve

The Post-Election Cocktail We All Deserve

You look like you could use a drink. Because that’s the best thing to wash you clean of election season and to start moving in a new direction–one where rum is involved. So here’s the very autumnal Star of Autumn, a rich and delicious combination of rum, applejack, maple and…read more →

A Tequila-Spiked Cocktail for Day of the Dead

A Tequila-Spiked Cocktail for Day of the Dead

If you’re nursing a Halloween hangover, there’s no better way to get moving than with a cocktail. And since today happens to be Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, you’ve got a built-in excuse for doing just that. We’re naturally going with tequila to observe this Mexican…read more →

The Dead Rabbit Is the Best Bar in the World

The Dead Rabbit Is the Best Bar in the World

The annual list of the 50 best bars in the world was just released, and Manhattan bar, The Dead Rabbit, has taken top honors. New York and London cleaned up, with the two cities accounting for nine of the top 10 spots. And though winners hail from Beirut, Hong Kong,…read more →

David Wondrich and Cocktail Kingdom Made You a Punch Set

David Wondrich and Cocktail Kingdom Made You a Punch Set

When you’re devising a new punch set, it’s wise to enlist the man who literally wrote the book on punch. So that’s what Cocktail Kingdom did, in partnering with author and cocktail historian, David Wondrich. The result is the David Wondrich Classic Collection, a selection of barware inspired by traditional…read more →

3 Simple Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

3 Simple Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

In our continued efforts to ensure that your Labor Day is not at all laborious, we’ve compiled a trio of simple cocktails here. Easy to make drinks that pack plenty of flavor, but don’t require any elaborate infusions or syrups or esoteric ingredients. That leaves more time for watching TV,…read more →

Smoked Peaches and Cream Cocktail

Smoked Peaches and Cream Cocktail

At Meauxbar in New Orleans, the bar team is combining adult beverages and childhood nostalgia with this take on the traditional summertime dessert, peaches and cream. Bourbon and Cynar make up the boozy backbone of this drink, while peach shrub and smoked peach pit tincture handle the fruit part of…read more →

5 Whiskey Sour Recipes for National Whiskey Sour Day

5 Whiskey Sour Recipes for National Whiskey Sour Day

August 25 is National Whiskey Sour Day, so that seems like a fine occasion for rounding up a five-pack of whiskey sours. The traditional cocktail is comprised of either three or four ingredients, depending who you ask. Those would be whiskey, lemon, sugar and an optional egg white. We like…read more →

Spiced Banshee Cocktail Recipe

Spiced Banshee Cocktail Recipe

The Painkiller is a fine, fine cocktail. Itself a riff on the Piña Colada, the Painkiller is composed of rum, pineapple, orange juice and cream of coconut and gets a dusting of nutmeg on top. Well, here comes a riff on the Painkiller. From Charleston’s Poogan’s Smokehouse and Beverage Director…read more →

Three Caipirinhas to Drink During the Olympics

Three Caipirinhas to Drink During the Olympics

The whole world will diving into the 2016 Summer Olympics tonight as the games kick off with the Opening Ceremony. For better or worse, the next few weeks in Rio will be interesting to watch. We’re hoping for the best, but to hedge our bets, we’ll be drinking copious amounts…read more →