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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and soon the streets will run green with beer and the hordes of people drinking it. But there is a better way. Namely, to drink better drinks, like these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails sporting Irish whiskeys, Irish creams, Guinness and absolutely zero green beer.…read more →

Memorial Day Cocktail Recipes

Memorial Day Cocktail Recipes

Hey, three day weekend. There’s something to celebrate. And like most occasions, Memorial Day calls for cocktails. But with the weather getting warmer, patios beckoning and hopefully a barbecue on the agenda, you’re going to need something refreshing. Maybe with a little fruit or some fresh-pressed juice. So to that…read more →

This Week in Booze

This Week in Booze

It’s true. Ron Burgundy, the character popularized by Will Ferrell on Anchorman (and soon to be Anchorman 2) has a Scotch now. It’s called Ron Burgundy Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve, and it’s a blend of malt and grain whiskeys crafted by Old St. Andrews Distillery…read more →

Celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month

Celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month

Bourbon is a quintessential American spirit. So naturally, it deserves to be recognized. A holiday would be nice. Or maybe a whole month. On that note, September is Bourbon Heritage Month. It’s pretty awesome that 1/12 of the calendar year is dedicated to bourbon. So behold: some fun facts about…read more →

Happy National Vodka Day!

Happy National Vodka Day!

While some drinkers make every day vodka day, there’s an actual holiday to commemorate the stuff. At least, that’s according to the press releases filling up my inbox. National Vodka Day occurs each October 4th, so in celebration, let’s take a look at the world’s most-consumed spirit. Can you make…read more →

National Whiskey Sour Day – August 25th

National Whiskey Sour Day – August 25th

We’re a sucker for drinking holidays. It’s not that we need an excuse to drink, but justification is always nice. So it’s with open cabinets and freezers that we welcome National Whiskey Sour Day, celebrated each August 25th. The Whiskey Sour is one of the most classic drinks around. Following…read more →

National Tequila Day – July 24

National Tequila Day – July 24

As if we needed an excuse to drink… But hey, we’ll take it! July 24th marks National Tequila Day, so break out a bottle and let the celebration begin. Tequila is often consumed in margarita form. In fact, more than 185,000 margaritas were consumed per hour by Americans in 2008,…read more →

Happy National Daiquiri Day!

Happy National Daiquiri Day!

July 19th is National Daiquiri Day. We’ve never needed a reason to drink, but hey, we’ll drink to that! National Daiquiri Day celebrates the Cuban-born cocktail that was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and remains a key component to tropical vacations. Over the years, the original daiquiri–a simple combination of…read more →

Drinking with Dad: Father’s Day Cocktails

Drinking with Dad: Father’s Day Cocktails

Nothing says “I appreciate you” on Father’s Day like a good cocktail. So this year, skip the gift card, tie or golf balls for something Dad really wants: booze that he’s not buying. These Father’s Day cocktails are tried-and-true, dad-approved drinks sure to make this Father’s Day more memorable than…read more →

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Cinco de Mayo and tequila go together like holidays and drinking. If shooting straight tequila’s your thing, there are plenty of good ones. But if your tastes lean toward cocktails, and you want to branch out from the tried-and-true margarita, these Cinco de Mayo cocktails should do the trick. Blood…read more →

National Margarita Day is Feb. 22

National Margarita Day is Feb. 22

As if there weren’t enough reasons to drink, National Margarita Day is quickly approaching. The margarita is already the most-consumed cocktail in America, but on February 22nd, we’ll give it some more recognition. If you need tequila inspiration, Avion Silver Tequila and Partida Reposado Tequila are both good options that…read more →

Happy Repeal Day!

Happy Repeal Day!

In January of 1919, a group of teetotaling legislators passed the 18th amendment, which enabled nationwide Prohibition. The law was enacted for the purpose of curbing a slew of social problems, including drunkenness, violence, crime and poverty, but mostly it just fueled a huge bootlegging industry that catapulted crime syndicates…read more →

Day of the Dead Cocktails

Day of the Dead Cocktails

Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday for remembering friends and family members who’ve died.  Though it falls just after Halloween, Day of the Dead has little in common with the American holiday dedicated to candy and naughty nurse costumes. Day of the Dead…read more →

Halloween Cocktails and Other Scary Booze

Halloween Cocktails and Other Scary Booze

Halloween is nearly upon us, which means kids everywhere will be tromping through neighborhoods angling for candy. Some adults choose to dutifully hand out treats or attend parties, while others turn off the lights, turn on the sprinklers and board themselves inside with a stocked liquor cabinet.  For the latter…read more →

Happy Independence Day, Mexico!

Happy Independence Day, Mexico!

On September 16, Mexico celebrates its Aniversario de la Independencia, which marks 200 years of independence from Spain.  Like many conscientious Texans, I’ll be drinking tequila and glancing ominously in the general direction of Spain. Some fine tequilas to enjoy the holiday include Aeroplano, Avion and Maestro Dobel, but if…read more →

Happy National Rum Day

Happy National Rum Day

With your hangover from National Scotch Day finally winding down, this is no time to rest or recuperate.  It’s merely time to switch gears and break out that bottle of rum you’ve been saving for a special occasion, which has arrived today in the form of National Rum Day. Like…read more →

Happy National Scotch Day

Happy National Scotch Day

Nearly all holidays call for a drink.  Take Christmas, July 4th and Arbor Day, for example.  But while these drinking occasions may hide behind Jesus, national independence and trees, respectively, one holiday in particular mans up and makes drinking the sole focus – National Scotch Day. I’m not sure of…read more →