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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Best Craft Beer of 2018
American Craft Beer Week has come and gone, but don't feel too upset if you missed out on the festivities. We're living in the golden age of American craft brewing, with small and independent craft brewers across the nation succeeding alongside the larger breweries, united by the Brewers Association. Wherever you are in the country, you probably aren't far from a great craft brewing company.
Whether you’re in the heart of Dublin or the beautiful village of Kilsheelan, the pub is the center of life in Ireland. Not just for the Guinness or Jameson, or (the author’s personal favorite) Magners—you go for the stories, the laughs, the football or hurling game, or simply the beautiful Irish smiles.
Best Drinking Games You Can Play Without a Deck of Cards
I love playing these games with my rec soccer team, which is made up of the most badass, fiercest women I know. Self-care is important; it belongs in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. And this is some of the most fun self-care I get!
Best Flavored Alcohol That You Need to Try
People who choose an unflavored bottle of alcohol over a flavored one are certainly interesting human beings. Personally, that could never be me. My freshman year of college, I had a very poor experience with a bottle of unflavored Barcadi. And still to this day, just the thought of the smell of that bottle makes my stomach turn.
10 Delicious Cocktails You Can Make On-the-Go
You deserve only the best quality of relaxation, so of course the cocktail in your hand should reflect that. Ideally, we would be able to make our cocktails with patience and love, paying close attention to every detail. We’re all unique individuals, after all, and all our taste buds demand something different.