Staff Picks

  • Adam J
    Published 11 months ago
    Top 10 Best College Beers on a Budget

    Top 10 Best College Beers on a Budget

    Do you need a pounder can for a party, but only cobwebs occupy your wallet? Have you ever wanted to kick back with a cold one, but shriek at the sight of your bank account? Well, this article will give you the lowdown on how to hop to it without breaking the bank. I will be rating beers on a scale of one to five for both price and taste. The overall score will be an average of the two. Now, keep in mind that I am rating the profile of these beers based on what you get for the price, not based on their taste compared to the best beers on the market. Today we will consider the good, the bad, and the terribly and awfully malty in the world of beer.
  • Paige Roden
    Published 12 months ago
    Struggles All Bartenders Will Understand

    Struggles All Bartenders Will Understand

    There are two well-known facts: British people like to drink, and British people have a tendency to be overly polite. ("Oh yes, sorry, can I just—sorry, do you mind if I just squeeze past? Sorry, yes thank you, cheers for that.") These two things, however, don't seem to combine. As soon as they walk into a pub, bar, or club all the politeness seems to be left at the door. So here are some things that really piss hospitality staff off, and why...
  • Paul Barker
    Published 12 months ago
    10 Apple Cider Cocktails That Will Warm You Up This Fall

    10 Apple Cider Cocktails That Will Warm You Up This Fall

    Tis the season for warm sweaters, pumpkin pie-eating, expressing thankfulness, and celebrating with family and friends. While hot apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes tend to be the most popular fall drinks, there are also incredible cocktail recipes with autumn-friendly tang.
  • C.Ing IsBelieving
    Published about a year ago
    Drunk Moms Aren't Cute

    Drunk Moms Aren't Cute

    Oh how pop culture likes to glamorize moms who drink. It's all so fun and silly, right? And heck, moms work super hard! We deserve a little drink right? Yeah!!! Even Hoda and Kathy Lee have a healthy glass of wine on their desk every MORNING on their show. So see, it's okay to get started early!
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published about a year ago
    Drinking Rituals from Around the World

    Drinking Rituals from Around the World

    One of my favorite hobbies is exploring what drinking is like in different parts of the world. Have you tried Japanese whisky or Korean Soju? What about lesser known European spirits like Ouzo and Jenever? Along with tasting these international beverages, it's important to understand the drinking culture in the regions where they originated. Here are some of my favorite drinking rituals from around the world—I encourage you to try them for yourself!
  • Lynne Shumaker
    Published about a year ago
    Best Jell-O Shot Recipes

    Best Jell-O Shot Recipes

    Whether you're channelling your inner college student or you actually are a college student, Jell-O shots can be a fun and surprisingly tasty addition to any party. While the traditional recipe calls pretty much just for vodka and Jell-O mix, there are a number of ways we can elevate the Jell-O shot to suit your needs. One of my personal favorite practices is to recreate some of my favorite classic cocktails in Jell-O shot form. Made properly and with some tasteful garnishes, these Jell-O shot recipes are just the thing to bring your next party to the next level.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published about a year ago
    How to Make Homemade Amaretto

    How to Make Homemade Amaretto

    Amaretto is a classic Italian dessert liqueur that tastes phenomenally good when mixed with coffee or just on its own. Its deliciously nutty-spicy taste makes it a favorite for chocolate pairings, not to mention delicious dessert cocktails, too.
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published about a year ago
    How To Properly Hold Every Type of Drink

    How To Properly Hold Every Type of Drink

    Some people have their go-to drink of choice, always ordering a glass of cabernet or a pint of Guinness no matter where they go. Others prefer to see the happy hour specials, just in case they can get a particular red wine for a bargain. At a large, catered party, it may not be your decision if the festivities are meant to include a cocktail hour or a champagne toast. Whether you find the notion daunting or exciting, encountering new and unfamiliar drinks and drink ware is something just about everyone experiences from time to time. If you want to make sure you don't commit any social blunders and follow good bar etiquette, it's important to understand how to properly hold every type of drink. This guide will help you get your hands on everything from beer and wine to fancy cocktails and spirits.
  • Morganne Thayer
    Published about a year ago
    Taking a U-Turn

    Taking a U-Turn

    First of all, I want to clarify that this piece is not about a struggle with alcohol or an addiction but rather my decision to take a long-term break from the sauce. As I sit here, sipping my morning coffee and pounding away at the keys on my laptop, I find myself thinking about alcohol, moreover, whiskey and just the thought of that getting into my system is making me nauseous. The mere thought of smelling or tasting it makes me want to vomit right here, all over my new rug.