Organized Drinking 101

Happy New Year! Now that we’ve all had a few days to recover from the end-of-year festivities, it’s time to get working on the best kind of resolution: drinking better. “Better” can mean a lot of different things, of course — choosing high quality ingredients, perhaps, or perfecting a particular drink-making technique. Or maybe it’s…
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DIY Irish Cream Liqueur

Resolutions don’t start until next week, so celebrate the last week of 2016 with one of the most decadent DIY hacks: homemade Irish cream liqueur. The store bought stuff already lands in guilty pleasure territory—sweet, rich, cozy, and comforting — it’s the drink equivalent of a Snuggie. But to indulge in making it at home?…
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Our favorite warming holiday cocktail: Irish Coffee

When it comes to festive holiday drinks, egg nog and spiked hot chocolate tend to steal the show. But we’d like to make a case for a dark horse pick: Irish coffee. This spiked warmer tends to get trotted out only for St. Patrick’s Day and overlooked the rest of the year, but why? It’s…
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A Classic Cocktail for Holiday Entertaining

Maybe it’s all the Bing Crosby playing this time of year or the replays of, It’s A Wonderful Life, on the television, but when it comes to choosing cocktails for the holidays, we like to go classic. Take the Rob Roy for example. This cousin of the Manhattan has a solid pedigree: it is thought…
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Bundle up your best cocktail recipe

Whether you’re looking for something big or small, one of the easiest — and most appreciated — gifts is all the fixings to make one great cocktail. The good thing about this gift: it works as a simple package (just the bottles) or something more elaborate (glassware, linens, shakers, and strainers) for those on your…
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Gift Guide: Book and a Bottle

If you’re in the process of making your list and checking it twice, we have a suggestion: the gift that can please almost anybody — a cocktail book and a bottle of liquor. Both educational (learn about cocktails) and actionable (make cocktails), lasting (a book) and ephemeral (a bottle to drink), the combo gift hits…
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Thanksgiving Cocktail Conversation Starters

Whether you’re off to celebrate Thanksgiving with far-flung family or staying close with friends and neighbors, it never hurts to come prepared with some upbeat talking points and conversation fillers—and it’s hard to go wrong with cocktail trivia and miscellany. Here are three easy picks for making a splash on the big day: A Proper…
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Apple Cider Spritzer

On Thanksgiving, food gets the lion’s share of attention, with the cooks of the house working on menus long in advance. But do you have your game plan set for cocktails? This is what we’re making this year: Apple Cider Spritzer. And here’s why. Because making individual cocktails after fussing over a billion side dishes…
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