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Holiday Cocktails

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 →

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 →

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 →

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

The holidays are approaching, which means our inboxes are being inundated with holiday cocktail recipes. We’ll include some of the better ones below and will continue updating this post as drinks roll in. Here’s to happy and festive drinking this holiday season. Hot Gin Punch 24 oz Hendrick’s Gin 24…read more →

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow drinkers! If you’re looking for some holiday-appropriate libations, we’ve got you covered. Check below for Thanksgiving cocktails, and give thanks for what’s in your glass. Of course, if an eating binge makes cocktail crafting too complicated, no worries. A bottle of Wild Turkey always does the trick.…read more →

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

Halloween Cocktail Recipes

Halloween’s coming, and with it, another excuse for thematic cocktails. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply occupying the front porch and turning the hose on neighborhood kids, try the below cocktail recipes for a good time. Note that we opted for real drinks here, rather than gross-out libations that…read more →

4th of July Cocktails

4th of July Cocktails

The 4th of July – yet another excuse to drink cocktails, and another reason for spirits brands to disseminate some holiday-themed drinks. Celebrate your independence and your right to imbibe with these festive cocktails and American classics. American Collins Courtesy of Bombay Sapphire, the American Collins is as refreshing as…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 →

Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

If a $5 bottle of Andre rosé won’t do the trick this year, ring in the new year with some Champagne cocktails. We’ll start off with the aptly named… Champagne Cocktail Dry Champagne Sugar cube 1 dash Angostura Bitters Lemon peel Add sugar cube to Champagne coupe or flute and…read more →

Christmas Cocktails

Christmas Cocktails

Mash together stressed parents, fighting siblings and judgmental in-laws, and there’s bound to be some heavy drinking on Christmas. Beer, wine and nips from your flask usually do the trick, but the holidays are also a great occasion for batching up some tasty Christmas cocktails, like egg nog and spiked…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 →