Staff Picks

  • Lynne Shumaker
    Published 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.
  • Alana Redmond
    Published 2 years ago
    9 Surprising Ways You Can Get a DUI

    9 Surprising Ways You Can Get a DUI

    When you hear “DUI,” most people immediately think of operating a motor vehicle under the influence. However, many states have different policies on how and what is defined as a motor vehicle. There are still other ways you can find yourself behind bars, even if you didn't get behind the wheel of a car.
  • Sasha Konikovo
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Wine Yoga Retreats

    Best Wine Yoga Retreats

    Wine is an indulgence that all of us enjoy. The health benefits of wine are also heavily documented, with perks like lowered blood pressure, reduced stress, and better aging being regularly cited among oenophiles.
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Vodkas for Your Liquor Cabinet

    Best Vodkas for Your Liquor Cabinet

    Vodka is one of the most versatile and popular spirits in the world. It can be made from any number of ingredients in a variety of methods, and as such, there is a surprisingly vast array of flavors to be uncovered. Vodka means different things to different people, and different vodkas serve different purposes. Whether you're after a high-quality sipping spirit or the best value for mixing easy vodka cocktail recipes, these are the best vodkas to keep in your liquor cabinet for any situation.
  • Iwan Palinski
    Published 2 years ago
    Why You Should Add Water to Your Whiskey

    Why You Should Add Water to Your Whiskey

    Never let anyone tell you that you shouldn't add water to your whiskey. The typical reason whiskey “connoisseurs” offer against adding water to whiskey is that it dilutes the liquor, but that's not true. It can weaken the bourbon, sure, but only if you pour in too much. Diluting whiskey isn't an issue as long as you follow the science behind it—and that's no fake, Jake. It's all about the chemistry.
  • Brian McCann
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Home Beer Making Kits

    Best Home Beer Making Kits

    Have you been struggling to find the perfect beer? Then, you're likely saying, "This one is just a touch too hoppy." Or maybe you mutter, "I'm really not getting the grapefruit here."