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All Hail, Kale!
3 years ago

All Hail, Kale!

Green Up Your Cocktails

Mixologists have been getting creative with ingredients and adding Superfoods (foods rich in nutrients beneficial to one’s health) to their cocktails. While nutritionists are quick to …
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8 of the Worst First Date Drinks
3 years ago

8 of the Worst First Date Drinks

First dates are a tricky proposition. They can be tentative, tense, and downright uncomfortable.

Or, if you are lucky, the stars align and Mr. or Miss. I-Don’t-Know becomes Mr. or …
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Discovering Brunello Wine
3 years ago

Discovering Brunello Wine

Forty kilometers south of Siena, the town of Montalcino rises out of the rolling hills.

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And these Mediterranean hills conceal secrets – areas of rich …
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Detox-tails
3 years ago

Detox-tails

Booze-Free Sippers to Refresh Your Body

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Ten years ago, the idea of a real – and respected – career as a bartender was questionable. These …
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The Canadian Whisky Renaissance
3 years ago

The Canadian Whisky Renaissance

Canadian Whisky is arguably the most overlooked and misunderstood category of spirits, and yet, unbeknownst to the majority of the American market, the category is going through a massive creative …
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Herbs, Your Cocktail’s Best Friend
3 years ago

Herbs, Your Cocktail’s Best Friend

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The refrain of “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme” comes from an old English folk song, which gained popularity thanks to Simon and Garfunkel’s classic hit “Scarborough …
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The United Nations of Vodka
3 years ago

The United Nations of Vodka

Once upon a time you knew where you were.

Vodka came from Russia or Poland. But then, some really good vodkas came out of Scandinavia. And Grey Goose began making …
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“V” is for Vodka (and Caviar)
3 years ago

“V” is for Vodka (and Caviar)

Enjoy This Luxurious Pairing, Just Because.

Indulgence isn’t a particularly “American” trait given our Puritan history. Of course, modern life and its proliferation of “buy me-buy me” advertising makes even …
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Cranberries in Cocktails
3 years ago

Cranberries in Cocktails

Cranberries aren’t just for cranberry sauce.

By making syrup, muddling fresh berries, or even using cranberry sauce, you can put a unique and tangy spin on a drink. Plus, if …
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Weird and Wild Booze Rules and History
3 years ago

Weird and Wild Booze Rules and History

“The Field Guide to Drinking in America” Reveals All Photo Courtesy of Option-G/Cole Gerst

The Good Ole’ U.S. of A. has some very strange laws. In North Carolina, bingo games …
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Got Rye? Let’s Make Some Drinks
3 years ago

Got Rye? Let’s Make Some Drinks

When you drink rye, you are drinking American history.

Rye is not just a type of whiskey; it’s the whiskey that the gunslingers demanded when their spurs clink-clink-clinked into the …
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Do You Speak ‘Absinthe’?
3 years ago

Do You Speak ‘Absinthe’?

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Throughout history, alcohol has had to combat a lot of negative PR. In the 1700s, eager home distillers …
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