A quick glance at the clock tells you it's 5:45 pm. No one is responding to email requests or phone calls now, let's face facts, the rest of New York has probably already gone home. To hell with it, you're switching off your monitor. There's no issue or inquiry that might arise between now and the time it takes you to get to the elevator that can't possibly wait until tomorrow. Stepping outside you see the sun hangs low in the sky, that's nice – but more importantly, you need a drink. It's the only way the problems and predicaments of the last eight hours can be safely dealt with. Right, where to go...
If you’re of above legal drinking age, or for some of you, even if you’re below it, you’re likely to know exactly how it feels to go to the bar and order your first alcoholic drink. The excitement and buzz that comes with it, ahead of a night that’s usually packed full of more twists and turns than an episode of Game of Thrones. Chances are you’ve also heard some big claims made about drinking and everything that comes with it, so we’re here to separate the fact from the fiction with ten myths about alcohol you shouldn’t believe.
Wine and beer have been known to be great for one's health, as long as it's in moderation. Regular beer drinking has been shown to be great for creativity, digestive health, and even bone. Wine, on the other hand, has been famous for helping to delay aging, fighting free radicals, and more. Even vodka has been cited as great for health—or, at least, great as a disinfectant.
Themed cocktails are big now – really big. This is particularly true among geeks who enjoy cocktails named after their favorite characters and drinks featured in movies, TV shows, and books. In fact, there are bars that are famous for serving themed cocktails to movie fans, just because they are so popular.
Wine as a cocktail ingredient can often be difficult to use for a number of reasons. It’s challenging to find a delicate balance between the distinctive aromas and tannins of wine amongst other flavours. Sometimes wine can dry a drink out and dull the palate. I have struggled personally with trying to find new and exciting flavours that work in harmony with wine without the creation tasting like a twist on sangria. However there is an upside. With 67 wine producing countries in the world there is a boundless list of possibilities and flavour profiles to work with. Even the body and texture of wine can be used to create something special. It just takes a little patience, experimentation and understanding of flavour.
In the last few years the craft spirits and liqueur scene has exploded with a number of fantastic producers creating high quality, interesting beverages. In a world where the choices are so varied, I wanted to take a look at one brand that is pushing the boundaries of what spirits can be, and with it, changing the way people drink.
For any experienced whiskey drinker, any list of the best whiskey cocktails may appear more than a little familiar. Chances are, you've drank all of these before. And for good reason: they're really, really good.
Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, most bartenders tend to get a good grasp of people based on what they order at a bar. Though there's always exceptions to the rule, there's a little bit of truth to the belief that your favorite drink may say something about you.
Many people will throw down Jaeger shots or chug Long Island Iced Tea when they first learn they have the ability to get drunk fast. Sure, the Long Island Iced Tea is a classic cocktail, known by all as one of the strongest around, but these children hoping to get drunk fast... it's child's play. The Long Island Iced Tea is a mild drink compared to some of the monsters out there.
Imagine sitting on your back deck on a warm summer day getting ready for a cookout. Alongside you are friends, family, neighbors and maybe some party crashers. What could better augment these mid-summer day activities than sipping on one of these fruit-infused wonders?
It’s a big year, 2017. And no month of 2017 is bigger than May.