Back when I was really heavy in the New York City bar scene, I had a little bit of a problem. The problem wasn't my love of alcohol, per se, but rather, the type of alcohol I'd order.
Sometimes the winter seems so long, cold, and brutal that the only drinks that keep me warm are a glass of cabernet sauvignon or a double shot of Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka, with a single ice cube melting slowly away in the glass. However, spring puts a fresh perspective on the cocktail shaker and new drinks are begging to be shaken and stirred. Tanqueray launched Rangpur Gin in the summer of 2006 to a couple of trial cities in the United States. Obviously, Tanqueray realized they had a success on their hands, because two years later Rangpur Gin is widely available throughout the US. This particular gin is aptly named for the essence of rangpur limes, ginger, and bay leaves that have been added during the final stages of the distillation process. This merging of flavor results in Rangpur being a slightly less edgy gin than one might associate with the higher end Tanqueray 10. Tanqueray 10 has the sharpness needed for a perfect straight up martini, while the Tanqueray Rangpur has a softer, fruitier lilt to it, which enables it to mingle well with less traditional gin drinks. It is this factor also that possibly opens gin up to an entirely new demographic of drinkers who may have never considered experimenting with gin before.
What if I told you that there was a drink, served in a certain hotel bar, the secret ingredient of which was a dismembered human toe?
Some cocktails are ridiculously simple to make. A Cuba Libre (rum and Coke) is so widespread in large part because of the ease of preparing it. While these simple cocktails have their place, the increased effort involved in making more complex cocktails is usually worth it. At the same time, there are also some drinks that may seem easy or simple, but are actually some of the hardest cocktails to make. It's not enough to follow a recipe with these cocktails: they can only be conquered through frequent practice.
I remember the last time I had a Thanksgiving dinner go awry.
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.
If you are in university then you know you will be having a drink or two. However, you have a problem: you don't like the taste of most alcohol but you still want to fit in with your cool drink. So, I am offering you some non-alcoholic drinks and some with alcohol, but you can't taste as much.
We all know it: when the leaves start changing color, it's time for pumpkin everything. Candles. Lattes. Pie. Now add cocktails to that list and happy hour just got a little more basic. Some people can't get enough pumpkin during the fall season, while others have to pike their pumpkin battles. No matter what camp you fall into, these pumpkin spice cocktails are the perfect pick-me-ups for the season.
Campari is one of the few old school apéritif liqueurs that managed to stay popular throughout the years. Old world as Campari is, this fruit and herb-infused liqueur has rightfully earned its place on upscale bar setups around the world. It tastes good, looks good, and also just seems "right."
Pop culture and drinks are inextricably linked, and that's been true for ages. To a point, it almost seems like Hollywood enjoys putting drinks in movies as a way to give people something to tie to their favorite films and shows.
If you’re trying out the keto diet, you’re probably aware that this means you have to carb count, because with ketogenic diets, it’s all about getting your net carbs as low as possible to achieve weight loss through ketosis. Low carb means less bread, but it also means being sugar free, which can be difficult when happy hour comes around. Keto-friendly alcoholic drinks are more difficult to find because sugar is one of the key ingredients in many mixed drinks. However, keto cocktails are out there, and delicious keto recipes do exist, especially if you are drinking these top low calorie alcoholic beverages. Whether you want a low carb cocktail with lime juice or a nice red wine, don’t feel like you can’t indulge on a keto friendly diet. Here are our top keto cocktails!