Shopping List: Mezcal

4 Mezcals you should try this winter It’s time to stock up on provisions for cold weather. But what should you add to your liquor cabinet this fall? Good answers: A peaty Scotch, perhaps, or Bourbon, with its toasty vanilla character. Even better answer: Mezcal. The smokier, spicier cousin of Tequila has been gaining in…
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Thermos Season

With tailgates, apple picking, and hay rides on the calendar, thermos season is upon us. Whether you’re thinking spiked apple cider, hot chocolate, Irish coffee, or mulled wine, you’ll be the center of attention at every get together when you pull a thermos out of your bag—so make sure you’ve got one that looks snappy.…
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Maple Bourbon Sour

If you’re looking to take your cocktails to the next level, simple syrup is an easy place to start. The basic version — equal parts white sugar and water, heated until the sugar has dissolved, then cooled — shows up in a ridiculous number of cocktails. But if you’re looking to tinker at home, swapping…
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Sin Cyn

Image Credit: Chowhound This is a little shout-out to all of you who have ever been in the middle of making a drink and forgotten how much of an ingredient you’ve added. Or to those of you who have been put on the spot to mix up a cocktail but can’t remember whether it was…
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Halloween Party Checklist

Whether you’re planning on throwing the spookiest party on the block or staying at home to pass out candy, it’s time to get your Halloween cocktail game plan ready. In need of inspiration? Here’s our must-have list: Vintage Punch Bowl When the guest list blooms to, say, over 4 people, it makes sense to start…
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All Mixed Up

We know you make all your cocktails and cocktail ingredients from scratch. Us too. Well, mostly. Sometimes we’re crunched for time, have unexpected guests over, or just not feeling the whole making a big to do out of drink prep thing. Enter, pre-made mixers. Though mixers used to have a bad reputation, today’s offerings are…
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Mezcal Cider Sour

Forget pumpkin spice. One of our favorite fall rituals? The apple cider cocktail. Hot or chilled, sparkling or flat, spiced or straight-up apple flavor—we like them all. And while Bourbon usually reigns as our go-to alcohol for anything apple-related—the oaky vanilla character makes a natural pairing—we recently found a strong contender to the throne: Mezcal.…
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Souped-up Coupes

Put down your highballs and swizzles. With Labor Day come and gone, coupe season is finally upon us. That whole myth about the goblet shaped glass being modeled on Marie Antoinette’s breasts is probably not true; it likely was invented in England to hold Champagne (also an English invention). But don’t let the slightly more…
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