Spicy Mulled Wine

We discovered a big love for mulled wine at home — it’s so easy to prepare and hits the spot when you really need it.

Buttered Bourbon Cider

It was no more than a mere two weeks ago when the phenomenon known as the Polar Vortex became another weather thing that Americans had to accept despite its implication that an icy sinkhole was about to swallow North America over a 36 hour period.  Weathermen predicted that the country would resemble the inside of…

Maple Bourbon Eggnog

    The history of eggnog is said to have started in Britain where it was derived from a milk-ale punch that was heated and spiced called posset. Monks would later introduce eggs to the mixture.  At the time, eggs, milk and sherry were luxury commodities, so consuming these drinks was a toast to prosperity…

It’s Repeal Day!

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.  The 18th Amendment, which banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol in and out of the US, was the first to invade Americans’ right to a personal pleasure which lasted for approximately 13 years.  It was estimated that over 30,000 speakeasies existed during this…

Drinks for a Happy 4th

This week we celebrate the 4th of July holiday which serves as the pinnacle of the summer season.  If you’re like me and plan to celebrate in the sun with food, friends and fireworks then maybe some festive drinks might work their way into your menu.  Want more than just cold beers with your bbq?…

The Salty Bird Cocktail – Cool Hunting

If you’re in New York, like me, chances are you’re a little afraid of going outside today as the dreaded “three H’s” come to melt us to sleep tonight.  Luckily, this cocktail profile from Cool Hunting sounds so good it might just ease our fear of the thick air outside. The Salty Bird cocktail, a…

Should Cocktails Get Simple Again? | Serious Eats: Drinks

While some cocktail bars focus on ever-more unusual techniques and ingredients, there are bartenders and patrons alike who are beginning to push back. We’re beginning to see an opposite trend emerging: simplicity. via Should Cocktails Get Simple Again? | Serious Eats: Drinks.

Mapping the Rise of Craft Beer: The New Yorker

“As of March, the United States was home to two thousand three hundred and sixty craft breweries, the relatively small, artisanship-oriented producers best known for India pale ales, porters, and other decidedly non-Budweiser-esque beers.” The New Yorker released an interactive map of craft breweries nationwide.  Readers can toggle with the options of the map displaying…

the Mind Eraser: all grown up

For whatever reason, Mind Erasers were the drink of choice for my friends and me our last semester of college.  Coincidentally, the same group of girls recently got together at a wedding and, as usual, we joked around about ordering Mind Erasers from the bartender.  Now, thanks to this post on Serious Eats, we no…

Tasting Table’s Best Cocktails of 2012

via tastingtable.com The yearly roundups are out (ok, and have been for a while. I know this is a belated post) and here we start with Tasting Table’s Best Cocktails for 2012. This year’s list is concise but wealthy in flavor. A note to reader: I …