When people think of cocktails, you may think of tequila, whiskey, or vodka... but wine, though one of the most popular drinks around, is not something many think will work in a cocktail.
With a history potentially dating back to the 8th century, there are probably quite a few interesting things you didn't know about vodka. Vodka and some of its most famous producers like Absolut, Smirnoff, Grey Goose, bring back fond memories, or sometimes lack thereof, for many of us.
The history of alcohol and drinking goes back as far as recorded history, and likely beyond. If there is a substance more intertwined with humanity beyond water and air than booze I can't think of it as I write this. There are simply few things humans do more often, in more ways, more universally and more consistently across cultures, generations and social/economic status than consume alcohol.
Champagne is a sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France, and it’s a drink synonymous with celebrations. Weddings and New Year’s Eve are events where champagne is a must-have. People drink it when babies are born, when proposals end happily, when boats... become boats, I guess?
Coming at this article with the perspective of predominately a beer drinker, I hope to provide a basic overview of some simple yet enjoyable drinks that involve bourbon. As someone who doesn't drink that much of it, I can say that I've alway appreciated this particular drink because of it's visual sophistication, the exacting process it takes to make and the fact that unlike nearly everything else in our society now that is a mile a minute, making and even enjoying bourbon takes time, patience, diligence and a long-term vision.
Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker - so why not consolidate?
Mimosas and Bloody Marys are wonderful brunch cocktails (and integral to most hangover cures, along with huge helpings of food). But if you're looking to spice up your classy day drinking game, these brunch cocktails will get you on the right track.
Alcoholic drinks are the ideal way to turn a dull evening into something exciting–and, so, if one wishes to spice up their life with a drink, why not make it a spicy alcoholic drink? Whether it's a cocktail or a store-bought bottle, there are numerous beverages infused with spice with which you can make a great night all the more perfect, or simply heat yourself up after a chilly evening outside.
I hate being the only one not drinking. I hate the awkward silences and muffled whispers when you announce your sobriety for the night and people awkwardly start to shuffle away from you. I mean, you would want to distance yourself from a weirdo too right? That’s exactly how my thought process used to be... Until I actually tried being the only one not drinking.
Considering how many different cocktails and mixed drinks there are, and the number and variety of new concoctions that are created every year, it's surprising to discover that two of the most popular drinks are still gin & tonic and vodka & tonic. Not far behind are two famous vodka based drinks--the Bloody Mary and the Screwdriver. And climbing back up on the charts is the most famous cocktail of them all, the Martini, made with either gin or vodka.
There are approximately 12 million Google results for "Manhattan recipe." Every major food website and cocktail blog offers their take, and each of these recipes is ever so slightly different.
Swizzle sticks may appear to be a bit of a relic from the 70s, but, in recent years, have made something of a comeback thanks to old-school nostalgia. Nostalgia tends to bring a lot of antiquated or outdated material back to the mainstream. It brought vinyl back from the grave, after all.