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Summer Means Beer

Summer Means Beer

I don't cover beer and wine much on this site, but every now and again rules should be broken. On a hot day, there's simply nothing better.

What To Do With Crappy Whiskey

What To Do With Crappy Whiskey

Not every bottle is a winner. But, there are better options than dumping crap-grade whiskey down the sink. Let's explore our options!

Champagne Cocktails

Champagne Cocktails

Do you love champagne? Hey, me neither. Let's make some cocktails with it.

Vermouth Truth

Vermouth Truth

Strangely misunderstood for such a bar staple. Most people think they don't like vermouth. But hey, good thing you're not most people! 

In Praise of the Highball

In Praise of the Highball

Just as it took me some time to appreciate tasting spirits in general, it took me a similar amount of time to be able to appreciate the simplicity and vibrancy of the highball. Now, I make this two-ingredient cocktail often.

Classic Cocktails: The Manhattan

Classic Cocktails: The Manhattan

Maybe the Manhattan is a very distant second in the "most famous cocktail" competition. However, it's a good drink, and one that lends itself very well to revitalization and experimentation.

Classic Cocktails: The Mojito

Classic Cocktails: The Mojito

Everyone likes Mojitos, it seems. However, I've had enough underwhelming Mojitos at restaurants to convince me I needed to learn how to make them the right way.

Classic Cocktails: The Martini

Classic Cocktails: The Martini

Our first entry in our Classic Cocktail series begins with the Martini, the most classic of them all. We'll teach you how to make a few great ones.

Bad Taste Is Expensive

Bad Taste Is Expensive

If you're drinking cheaper stuff when you go out in order to save money, you might want to give this article a little click.