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Cheers: The Art of the Toast

As I write this, I am in my early twenties, a fact which carries a couple connotations—the truest of which being every person I’ve ever known is now getting married. That means I’ve had a front seat to several traditions. And I’ve noticed ...

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You know the trope: someone walks up to the bar and orders a “beer,” and a frosted glass filled with a foamy liquid slides into shot. The speaker drinks and the picture continues. Yet another unrealistic expectation movies have set for us. more »

Aug 10, 2016 11:45 AM Mixology

From the reservoir glass like a vase in a museum and the ornately-carved slotted spoon, to the lively green liquid transforming into a milky iridescence; from the legends of madness and mayhem, to fans of the beverage including Oscar Wilde ... more »

Aug 3, 2016 11:29 AM Mixology

There’s a lot that Ernest Hemingway and I disagree on—writing styles, treatment of women, opinions of F. Scott Fitzgerald. But one thing we’ll always see eye-to-eye on is the daiquiri. A perfectly well-blended, flavorful frozen daiquiri is ... more »

Jul 28, 2016 10:31 AM Mixology

It’s rare that distinctions in alcoholic beverages can be relative to the brewer’s discretion, but such is the case between stouts and porters. The two brews form a continuum with such nebulous nuance that one style or sub-style may be ... more »

Jul 20, 2016 1:02 PM Mixology 1 Comments

To think of gin as a medicinal product isn’t so far-fetched for those of us who need a stiff drink after a long day. It’s what you need to take the edge off stress, and it was once used to ease pain and ailments. Conceived in the 1600s by a ... more »

Jun 29, 2016 11:11 AM Mixology

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