Bootleggers, frontiersmen, Southerners: These are the people you generally think of when you hear the word "moonshine." You might think of moonshine as an alcohol that was popular in the past. In that case, you would be surprised to find out that moonshine is sold at nearly every liquor store today.
Like perhaps most people, I'm really not a fan of most Christmas music. Traditional classics like "Deck the Halls" and "Jingle Bells" have grown stale to the point where the melodies are simply tiring, even surrounded by a hip new arrangement featuring the likes of Michael Bublé. I applaud attempts at writing new holiday tunes, but they can feel so commercial, you know? And in any case, you can't really write an instrumental Christmas tune. Without lyrics, how can you tell it's about Christmas at all?
We have completed a list of the best champagne cocktails that will be a hit during any event. Ranging from pineapple mimosas to beer and champagne combinations, there is a cocktail for everyone.
People dress up and decorate their houses for Christmas, but one of the best parts of the holiday is dressing up your cocktails! This is the time to serve creative, themed drinks and enjoy them to your heart's content. If you're a vodka lover, we've got a treat just for you. Check out the best Christmas vodka cocktails right now.
What cocktail is two parts champagne, one part gin, one part orange juice, a dash of grapefruit, and a trickle of cherry brandy? Why it is none other than a cocktail invented by the New York socialist Barney Gallant in honor of New York Times journalist Lipstick Liz, or so was her signature name on all her columns.
Who doesn't love to have a great drink, fireside, to distract you from the cold weather outside? To complete your winter night-in, create one of these cocktails that are sure to have you feeling all warm and fuzzy.
Over the past year, the health trend has been taking hold of various aspects of modern culture. The health trend is in no way a bad thing. With many people getting more frequent exercise and eating well, health issues are becoming less of a worry for a growing number of people. As the impact of the health trend grows, there appears to be no escape from the healthy life style and alcoholic drinks are no exception to escape the health trends grasp.
Most of us own cheap liquors in our house that haven't been touched yet, because we don't exactly know if they're any good. Whether you own cheap whisky, rum, tequila, or red wine, know that they won't taste as cheap when you mix them. What can you mix your low quality alcohol with, you ask? Believe it or not, there's a wide variety of great mixes you can use for any alcohol that you haven't touched yet.
You haven’t heard from me because a month ago I was in Hawaii, and ever snce then, I’ve been thinking about nothing but Hawaii. While I was in Hawaii — Oahu and Maui, to be precise — we saw the sights, hit the waves, met some sea turtles, and drank. A lot. We visited breweries. We visited distilleries. We visited a freakin’ ton of bars.
My first two drink pairings were for Miles Davis albums from 1959 (Kind of Blue) and 1960 (Sketches of Spain). A lot of important jazz happened in the mid-20th century, and there will be plenty more drink pairings for jazz albums from that time. Jazz did not, however, stop in the sixties (contrary to popular belief). As a matter of fact, jazz still happens to this day. I know, I'm blowing your mind with this.
I love to drink, but lord, am I a lazy drinker. Unless it's really a special occasion, I don't want to muddle mint for mojitos, nor do I want to stock up my bar with bitters for that one special martini, either. That's why ready to drink cocktails are a boon for me. They're easy, they can taste pretty great, and you don't have to be a bartender to enjoy them.
The only thing I love more than a good cocktail is a good jazz record. Come to think of it, the two aren't all that different! They both deserve to be savored. They're simultaneously temporal and infinite. The joy in either is the interplay between discrete elements, resulting in something magical.