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9 Cocktails Every Guy Should Know

9 Cocktails Every Guy Should Know

Whether you ply the trade or not, everyone is a bartender on occasion. And every home bartender or party-hosting drinks maker can benefit from knowing some basic, classic cocktail recipes. Treating your guests to a well-made, simple cocktail is a beautiful thing. And knowing the basics will help you to…read more →

Making Drinks with the American Juice Company

Making Drinks with the American Juice Company

The American Juice Company wants to simplify the process of making cocktails, so they created a varied lineup of fruit blends meant to enhance your drink. The idea is to lower the barrier of entry to serious cocktails–both at home and in bars–without sacrificing the final product. To create these…read more →

Easy Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Impress Your Date

Easy Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Impress Your Date

Making cocktails at home is a fun and easy way to impress your date on Valentine’s Day. And thankfully, you don’t have to be an experienced bartender to make a delicious and great looking drink. Because here are four festive, easy-to-make cocktails that are sure to start (or end) your…read more →

Cocktail Techniques in the Craft Coffee Scene

Cocktail Techniques in the Craft Coffee Scene

In craft coffee shops and barista competitions across the US, there’s a compelling trend underway, as techniques commonly reserved for cocktails are making their way from bartender to barista. “You’re really starting to see the influence of mixology in the craft coffee scene,” said Levi Andersen, host of the Audio…read more →

A Trio of Halloween Cocktails

A Trio of Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is here, and it’s another occasion to drink some appropriately-themed cocktails. Sure you could go with a candy corn infusion, or make an eyeball from a cocktail onion. If that’s your thing, go for it. But below, we’ve got a few Halloween-inspired cocktails that are tested, approved and quite…read more →

The Belle Epoque Cocktail and a Look at Ratafia

The Belle Epoque Cocktail and a Look at Ratafia

The Belle Epoque cocktail hails from Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans. It first caught our attention because of its utilization of a unique ingredient — ratafia. Ratafia is an infusion of a base spirit (typically brandy) with fruit. Historically, ratafia called on whatever was in season, whether persimmons, blackberries, kumquats,…read more →

Scotch Cocktails for Spring

Scotch Cocktails for Spring

Scotch: it’s not just for sipping neat in your smoking robe beside the fire. Although, that’s certainly a fine use of both scotch and your leisure time. But scotch also makes a fine addition to cocktails, whether you’re fortifying something rich and warming or you’re looking for a lighter drink…read more →

Super Bowl Cocktails for the Big Game

Super Bowl Cocktails for the Big Game

This Sunday, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to consume beer, more beer and probably some liquified cheese. So that’s exciting. And if you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, by all means, serve beer. It’s required. But if you’d like to supplement your drinks selection with a few cocktails, well, that’s…read more →

Cocktails with a Punch

Cocktails with a Punch

Punch is, without question, the ultimate party drink. The very first punch cocktails were designed for sharing – from barrels, bowls and even fountains – and the Rum Punch has been a party favorite for over 400 years now… read more →

Three Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

Three Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve, you’re going to require Champagne. By the glass, by the bottle, possibly by the bowl. Either way, Champagne will flow. Now, if you’re merely a guest partaking in some end-of-year festivities, your job is done. But should you be hosting said festivities, you’ve got some work…read more →

Hot Whiskey Cocktails for Winter

Hot Whiskey Cocktails for Winter

It’s pretty cold out there. For most of the country, at least. And when it’s pretty cold out there, one is forced to do things like wear sweaters and consume hot whiskey cocktails. This is chiefly about the latter. And for the occasion, we’ve found a trio of delightful tipples…read more →

Seasonal Cocktails from the House of Zwack

Seasonal Cocktails from the House of Zwack

We’ve been drinking Zwack for a few years now, that sweet, slightly bitter and very herbal liqueur that’s native to Hungary. It’s one of three liqueurs in the House of Zwack portfolio, which also includes Unicum (first crafted in 1790 for the Emperor of Hungary) and Unicum Plum, a new…read more →