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Holiday Cocktails

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 →

New Year’s Eve Cocktails

New Year’s Eve Cocktails

New Year’s Eve. It’s a crapshoot, and when it goes wrong, it can go very, very wrong. But at its best, it’s a Champagne-fueled celebration of what was and what shall be. Or something. Either way, you’re going to need good drinks. For that, try one of these New Year’s…read more →

Sparkling Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

Sparkling Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

As the ball drops, countdowns begin and people start angling for their first kiss of 2015, do you really want to be drinking warm Champagne from a plastic cup? If your answer is yes, well, you’re probably a lot of fun. Enjoy yourself out there. But if you’re looking to…read more →

Spike Your Holiday Cocktails with Branca Menta

Spike Your Holiday Cocktails with Branca Menta

Fernet Branca gets a lot of attention in the craft cocktail scene, especially among bartenders. Less known is its sweeter, mintier brother–Branca Menta. Made with Fernet Branca as its base, Branca Menta retains that herbal character, but brings an added dimension of bright spearmint and menthol sweetness that works particularly…read more →

Bastille Day Cocktail – The Tennis Court Oath

Bastille Day Cocktail – The Tennis Court Oath

July 14th is Bastille Day. Which means that our drinks are donning striped shirts and berets to celebrate. This Bastille Day-inspired cocktail features all French spirits. It has equal parts liberty, equality and fraternity. Plus lime juice. So get out there and celebrate la Fete Nationale the way our forebears…read more →

Cinco de Derby

With the Kentucky Derby falling on May 5th, our collective inbox is filled with a confusing mess of cocktail recipes. We’ve got the requisite mint juleps, of course, plus a handful of tequila cocktails for Cinco de Mayo. Then there are the random vodkas and liqueurs trying to get in…read more →

Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and with it comes a slew of romantically-inclined drink recipes flooding our inbox. Some are sickeningly sweet, chocolate-fueled disasters, while others are quite drinkable. Here are a few in the latter set. This first drink comes courtesy of Jason Littrell and Marshall Altier of JBird…read more →

Happy Hot Buttered Rum Day

Happy Hot Buttered Rum Day

File this under the I-can’t-believe-this-is-a-real-holiday-but-I’m-sure-glad-it-is category. January 17th marks Hot Buttered Rum Day, and as with all drinking holidays, we’re happy to partake. Hot Buttered Rum is one of our favorite seasonal drinks and is a nice change-of-pace from egg nog and spiked cider. Rum is the perfect base for…read more →