Happy Repeal Day!

Today is a good day to raise a glass as it marks the 79th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th Amendment. On this day in 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified which repealed Prohibition and restored America’s right to drink in celebration. Cheers!

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Bourbon Apple Cider

If you’re looking to cozy up with family and friends this holiday weekend, this is the perfect warmer to make for a large group. Ingredients:Apple brandyBourbon (preferably wheated, like W.L. Weller)Apple cider Maple syrupCinnamon sticks, about 4-…

A Dark & Stormy Day

Stay safe, New Yorkers! Brave Sandy’s impending threat with your nearest bottle of dark rum and dust off that rogue bottle of ginger beer (or ginger ale, if that’s all that seems to be left at your local store) in the back of your refrigerator bef…

Autumnal Sangria

Fall is the best. It seems like every weekend I know another group of friends that fled the city for the thrill of picking apples in this slightly mild autumn. I am biased for the cold weather seasons because it opens the doors to a spectrum of fl…

A BOTTLED COCKTAIL FOR YOUR PICNIC BASKET

Bottled cocktails can be tricky sometimes, but I highly encourage adding this to your Labor Day picnic baskets this weekend. For those that enjoy the effervescence of the traditional Aperol and prosecco combination, Il Spriz, made by Mionetto, wil…

Four Days in San Francisco

San Francisco is easily my next favorite city after my beloved New York. So when I had the opportunity to jet out there for a few days, it was important for me to maximize every hour of each day. While I didn’t get to go to every place I wanted to…

The Iced Cappuccino Conundrum

Check out this post on Serious Eats presenting the case of the iced cappuccino faux pas and think about what you’re doing tomorrow morning when you’re out for your 9am fix. [Serious Eats | Drinks: Please Stop Ordering Iced Cappuccinos]

Grub Street Teaches Us How to Drink at Weddings

Life has been buzzing this week as several friends and I gear up for what is surely one of the most highly anticipated weddings of the summer and, lucky for us, it’s practically kicking the season off! As we start to tie up some loose ends (printi…

Beating the Summer Heat

via epicurious.com According to the calendar, yesterday was the first official day of summer and, here in New York it was really hot. But as we exposed ourselves to the breath-stopping heat, we were told today would be even hotter. Awesome. After …

A Summer Drink Experiment

Now that the summer season has officially begun, everyone seems to be going bananas to refresh themselves with the perfect summer drink. But outside of the obvious tastes of mojitos, margaritas and daiquiris, summer is the ideal season of experime…

Drinkify

I actually discovered this site a while back but couldn’t enjoy its full potential when all I was listening to was Mumford & Sons and Lady Gaga. While my musical tastes have since expanded (as I still listen to Sign No More on a daily basis and co…