Beverages & Cocktails

Marital Boozing on a Budget: Signature Wedding Cocktails for Every Season

Wedding planning: It’s more fun than you’ve ever had and pull-your-hair-out stressful all at the same time. What I didn’t expect when planning my own wedding was just how hard decisions would be. Yes, I had an idea of what I wanted. That’s not the hard part. What people don’t talk about is everything else you need to consider: What […]

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How Iconic Golfer Arnold Palmer Created His Iconic Drink Recipe

Today, Arnold Palmer, the golf legend and restauranteur behind the equally legendary sweet tea cocktail bearing his namesake, passed away at age 87. Is it possible that the world’s favorite non-alcoholic indulgence, the way to dress up plain iced tea, came about as a When Harry Met Sally-inspired “I’ll have what she’s having” moment by a bystander in a golf club? […]

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Don’t Mind Us, We’re Just Gonna Be Sipping on This Elderflower and Raspberry Frosé for the Rest of Summer

Hello, how are you? Oh, us? We’re great. We’re drinking Elderflower and Raspberry Rosé Slushies. And we will continue drinking them for the next 6 weeks or so. Because in a word, they are fantastic.   In two words, they’re absolutely incredible. And in three words, they’re absolutely fantastically incredible. You get the picture. This is a rosé slushie with St. Germain […]

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The Best Damn Big-Batch Margaritas Your Party Has Ever Seen

  Tangy lime, smooth tequila, and a hint of sweet orange . . . There’s nothing quite like a perfect, crisp margarita–served ice cold with plenty of salt and extra limes, of course. Margaritas are my favorite alcoholic drink–probably because: 1.) Mexican food is my favorite cuisine. 2.) It’s the perfectly balanced sweet–but not overly sweet–cocktail. 3.) Maaaaybe because I have a slight affinity for tequila. […]

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All You Have is Warm Wine? Chill Out! Here’s the Fastest Way to Cool that Bottle

Sometimes, you need a chilled bottle of wine. Like now. We’ve all been there. You pick up some on-sale sauvignon blanc on your grocery stop home (not from the chilled section… because wine from the chilled section is never on sale) and you wanna pop that bottle like as soon as the frozen pizza you also grabbed is done. Or oh hey, […]

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Spiked Seltzer is the Refreshing Boozy Hydration You Need This Summer

  Let’s start this off with a bold statement: Spiked sparkling water is the drink you want to finish out this summer on.   Forgo hefty the craft beers and sugary ciders. Forget the mouth-parching wines and sh*tty fruity wine coolers. Say goodbye, for now, to hard liquor this and tequila that. Spiked sparkling water is light and refreshing. It’s what you want […]

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10 Elderflower Cocktails for Porch-Sipping Summer Bliss

This season is all about using bright and fresh ingredients, including what you put into that clinking cocktail glass. One wonderful trend is to use elderflower liqueur to add a glittering touch of flavor to your next cocktail. Elderflowers are small, white, and grow from a stalk into tight clusters that form an umbrella shape. These flowers get their trademark fragrance and color from […]

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The Milkshakes We Hope Kelis Serves at Her Pop-Up Burger Restaurant

  If you were alive (and of a certain age) during the early 2000s, here’s a bit of lyrical prose sure to strike a tender chord:   “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, And they’re like It’s better than yours, Damn right it’s better than yours, I can teach you, But I have to charge”   Yes, […]

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The Rosé All Day Cake Has Arrived

My first day of summer essentials: a chilled bottle of rosé, a load of fresh strawberries, and plenty of soft sunshine. All of which would ideally be enjoyed from a well-cushioned porch swing looking out onto lush green things. Given that I’m writing this from my windowless office and I don’t even have access to that kind of porch… the […]

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Beer and Ice Cream Pairings for the Very Best Adult Floats

As important as it is to find the right beer for your burger, matching the right beer to your favorite ice cream is the only way to insure that you’ll be able to make damn great ice cream floats… and you need to be confident in your capability to make a damn great ice cream float at any moment. Knowing this is a […]

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