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Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

10 great scotches that cost less than your tee time - Golf Digest

It's time to get into scotch. Here's 10 incredible whiskies that will help you do do it without breaking the bank.

Recipes | Recipes

15 Pitcher-Perfect Cocktails For Breezy Bartending Duty

Cocktails taste better when they're enjoyed with good company, but rather than craft a bunch of different beverages (I mean, who really wants to be stuck with

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As Faulkner Lay Drinking - The Daily Beast

A look at the award-winning author’s complex relationship with liquor and writing.

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Genévrier des Sud Recipe

This gin and tonic is made with Fever-Tree tonic, Hendrick’s gin, a slice of grapefruit, a sprinkle of freshly grated cardamom and a leaf of basil that’s clapped between two hands to foster the release of flavor.

Food & Drink | Drinks

Celebrate summer with 42 cocktail recipes

It's not Friday quite yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start celebrating summer with a cocktail. In fact, we’ve compiled 42 of our favorite cocktails to help toast the season – not to mention the Fourth of July and the long weekend.

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10 Ways to Drink In New York City History | Mental Floss

Many of the city’s venerable watering holes are veritable museums, with the bonus of booze.

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10 cocktails every cocktail geek needs to know how to make

From Scotch to Mulled Wine, there is a tasty cocktail to suit every taste. Check out the ten essential cocktails you need to create!

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The ‘Mad Men’ era of drinking is upon us - The Washington Post

Don Draper would approve. If it seems like everyone at the bar these days is trading in beer for bourbon, it's not just in your imagination.

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Watch Nick Offerman Silently Stare and Drink Whisky for 45 Minutes | Mental Floss

As a part of his ongoing collaboration with the global alcohol company Diageo, comedian and author Nick Offerman has appeared in several YouTube videos for a channel called "My Tales of Whisky Official." From shooting a music video, to reading poetry at The Oban Distillery in Scotland, Offerman uses his signature dry sense of humor and deadpan facial expression to promote the labels that Diageo imports.

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2 Classic Cocktail Recipes That Can Actually *Prevent* a Hangover | Brit + Co

Drink without the headache.

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How Much to Spend on Hard Liquor | Men's Health

Learn how much you should be spending at the liquor store when you're buying rum, vodka, or tequila.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

“If you love me, you’ll drink this”: 7 movie cocktails you shouldn’t try at home

1. Schnapps on white bread, Taxi Driver (1976)According to Hollywood legend, acclaimed film composer Bernard Herrmann wasn’t interested in scoring Taxi Driver. But Martin Scorsese did enough arm twisting to make Herrmann read the script, and when the ma

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9 Dirty Tricks Bartenders Use to Take More of Your Money

Yes, your Belvedere is very often Smirnoff...

We’d like to start by saying, we love bartenders. Seriously. The VAST majority of them are hard-working, honest people who only "steal" when they’re giving you, their longtime regular, a shot on the house. But like any profession, there are some bad seeds.

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The 21 Most Secret Bars in America

Ever since nightlife pros discovered people would pay $15 for a drink so long as they passed through a bookcase or backdoor first, the term "speakeasy" has become utterly meaningless. You don't even need to bother with the elaborate entrances anymore! Just turn down the lights, put a gin cocktail on the menu, and suddenly, you're a secret Prohibition bar.

Food & Drink | Food

9 Things To Drink This Summer If You Hate Beer

If you’re anything like me, sitting by the pool with a drink in your hand is the perfect remedy to a hot summer day.

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Lemon-Gin Granita Recipe

This recipe is by Rosie Schaap. Tell us what you think of it at The New York Times - Dining - Food.

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5 Budget Whiskeys to Buy Dad (And Recipes to Make Them Taste Great)

If you’re anything like me, you may be struggling to find a last-minute present for your dad. Father's Day is coming up on Sunday, and if your dad’s a bourbon lover, we can help.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The 50 Best Movie & TV Bartenders of All Time, Ranked

We've taken it upon ourselves to rank our favorite TV and movie bartenders from worst to best. But we're not ranking them by how…

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Underrated Cocktail Cities in America - New Cocktail Scenes

When you think of craft cocktails, one of the first things that comes to mind are the hallowed temples from which their complex amaro'd flavors spew forth. Most folks still direct their prayers towards the mixology mecca of NYC, but now that there's a stereotypically fancy cocktail bar in every city, the city that never sleeps isn't the only place to go for a mezcal-fueled twist on a Negroni with an ice cube the size of a Big Apple.

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Drinking With 'Mad Men': Cocktail Culture And The Myth Of Don Draper : The Salt : NPR

The culture of retro cocktails that the show helped reignite is intriguing, considering how much of Mad Men is actually about excessive — even abusive — drinking.

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America drinks just as much as it did in the Mad Men era

Mad Men can make the 1960s seem like a non-stop booze-fest. Do not be fooled.

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7 Classic Cocktails Every Sophisticated Girl Should Know

You walk into a bar, go up to the bartender, and...draw a blank. So many bottles, so many options, but what do you want?!? *Definitely* not that Malibu and pineapple juice you've been falling back on since 2001. No, you want these:

Travel | Travel

The world's best airport bars - Telegraph

Flight delays are less of a problem in these airports, which have the best bars in the business, including beer gardens and swimming pools!

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How to Build the Perfect Bar Cart

Whether you like things shaken or stirred. Blame it on our Mad Men-induced nostalgia, but second only to meeting Don Draper for a dirty martini at a New York City members-only bar, crafting our own bar cart seems like the coolest way to be a part of the show's bygone eras—and save on those sneaky, eye-watering bar tabs.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Cocktail Courier delivers cocktails from top Chicago bartenders

I thought delivery from Lao Sze Chuan was life-changing, but a new delivery option will bring cocktails from some great Chicago bartenders right to your door. Cocktail...

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Some Genius Created a Flask Disguised as a Fake Baby

You know what's cool? Flasks. And you know what else is cool? Babies. So one mad scientist decided to put this natural pairing together to make Cool Baby, a prosthetic progeny that secretly doubles as a boozy bottle and bears a surprising resemblance to the baby Zach Galifianakis carts around in The Hangover.

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6 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Liquor Brands

We've all witnessed the heroic wit of the Most Interesting Man in the World. But have you ever wondered about the real-life tales associated with some of the world's biggest alcohol makers? Behind every great liquor brand is a great story.

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10 Bourbons You Can Afford to Drink Every. Single. Day.

They're all under $40. Some are under $20. If you could afford to drink very good bourbon every day, your life would be as amazing as Leonardo DiCaprio's, except instead of cruising around on boats full of models, you'd be drinking very good bourbon -- and other men would admire you instead of hating you. Here's the fun part...

Food & Drink | Beverages

The Proof - THE AMAZING CHAMOMILE HOT TODDY

After the rush of the holidays and the go-go empowerment of new year’s resolutions, we’ve finally entered the winter doldrums. And that can mean only one thing: it’s hot toddy time.

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Cutty Sark's Prohibition Scotch Is The Greatest Thing Since The End of Prohibition

Prohibition Edition is the alcoholic equivalent to Rosie Perez or Niles from Frasier.

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25 Life Hacks For The Modern Gentleman - Business Insider

There are certain things every guy should know. From such kitchen knowledge as how to properly cook a steak or pour a cocktail, to a fashion sense like how to match your dress shoes to your suit and how to get the right haircut, these tips will make every guy's life a little easier.

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The World's Best Sommelier Has 8 Tips for Drinking Fantastic Wine

The Eat Like a Man blog from Esquire features daily food for men news, guy food recipes, drink recipes, top chef interviews and much more on man food.

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4 cocktails made from hangover cures

An Alka-Seltzer walks into a bar...

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This beer tells you how much to drink to boost your creativity

When you've been stuck on a problem or that creative spark just won't come, the chances are you've turned to a cup of coffee to get things moving. A quic

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What Happened to Drinking Before Noon? - Esquire

Last month I acted as official witness for two friends as they got their marriage license. Afterward, she went to work while he asked if I'd like to celebrate with a drink.

It was 10 A.M. on a Tuesday.

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32 things every woman should do in a bar at least once

You spend a lot of time drinking in bars, but that doesn't mean you're a woman without goals.

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Build an Epic Holiday Eggnog Bar Because You Can and Should

Commence holiday dairy overload with an all-purpose eggnog recipe, plus a festive ’nog bar that lets your party guests personalize their punch cups.

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Men’s Health Lab Rat: 30 Days without Alcohol | Men's Health

The holidays are a great time of year, stuffed full of fun, family, friends, and food, and—if you are anything like me—washed down with an abundance of beer, wine, and the occasional cocktail.

Entertainment | Mad Men

The Mad Men Cast Fittingly Celebrated Its Finale with “A Massive Drinking Session” | Vanity Fair

Which seems pretty appropriate for the long-running AMC series.

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‘Stodgy’ scotch on the rocks as Mad Men turns the young on to bourbon | Life and style | The Guardian

British brand recruits David Beckham to take on foreign rivals, such as Sinatra’s beloved Jack Daniel’s

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Best New Bars In America - Tiki Tolteca, NoMad Bar, Parliament

Sit back and relax with something spirituous and strong, and drink in our favorite new bars of 2014.

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Making your own cocktails on a plane -- How to mix your own drinks at 36,000 feet

By packing miniature bottles of alcohol and other ingredients, you could mix your own drinks on a plane.

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Do I have what it takes to buy and run my own bar?

Not long into our conversation, Kirk Struble has me feeling disillusioned. That is probably for the best. For many years I have often fantasized about opening a bar. Sometimes the dream has shape-shifted into a Jewish deli or a music club, but more often

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The Best of History’s Rum Cocktails Brought to Life | Liquor.com

Every good rum cocktail had to start somewhere. Now, it’s time to take each of them into the 21st century.

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The 21 best dive bars in America

Every place on here is totally okay with you wearing THOSE pants. It's fine.

History | History

A Complete List of What Every U.S. President Drank - Neatorama

(Photo via Kate Shapiro)If you're the President, you may feel the weight of the nation and the world on your shoulders. But that doesn't mean that you can't pour yourself a tasty alcoholic beverage and rest a bit.Most Presidents of the United States drank

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ManMade Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Make Awesome Beer Cocktails

Our love for beer is sincere and it grows stronger every year (and so does our beer belly, but it's so worth it.) Like whiskey or quality tequila, it can...

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Fried Twinkies Soaked in Bourbon - Thrillist Recipes

Twinkies soaked in bourbon and fried to a golden, boozy crisp.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Chicago: America's Best Drinking City 2014

The Second City has hit its boozy stride. These days you can hardly walk a block without passing a packed new bar. It's a full-on drinkable renaissance for everyone  from beer drinkers, to gin lovers, to rare-bourbon aficionados. So book

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

The Ultimate Chicago Cocktail Crawl

Chicago-based bartender Charles Joly's recommendations for the best cocktail bars to visit in his city.

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Map: The Most Popular Cocktail In Every State

What's the most popular cocktail in your state? This map has the answer.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Chicago 4 a.m. Bar Guide: Full List, Map of Chicago's Late-Night Spots

Here's a list of dozens of bars across the city that serve up drinks after the last call at most others.

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You KNOW you wondered. How Is Whiskey Produced?

Often considered to be the great American spirit, whiskey in all its forms is also a wonderful introduction to distillation science.

History | Chicago History

A shot of history: Ingredients of the Chicago speakeasy

The faux speakeasy is popping up everywhere these days, but what made the original Prohibition saloon work?

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10 Best Bottles of Bourbon in the World

These are 10 of the best bottles of bourbon in the world as determined by the International Wine & Spirit Competition for the best bourbon category.

Food & Drink | Drinks

3 Boozy Ice Cream Cocktails To Make This Summer

We teamed up with Brooklyn-based Steve's Ice Cream to come up with three too-good-to-be-true ice cream cocktails you'll be drinking all summer long. Via Country Living
By Madison Alcedo

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The 10 Most Storied Bars in America!

Every bar has stories, but by virtue of age, ownership, or just plain oddness, some have way more than others. We rounded up 10 that really fit that bill, thanks to playing host to everything from Teddy Roosevelt’s recruitment of the Rough Riders, to George Steinbrenner’s recruitment of Billy Martin, to the recruitment of… an assassin?

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Luxury firm sells perfectly square ice cubes for $325

A company in California that makes ice cubes for celebrity events claims a bag of 50 ice cubes last longer and are healthier than the ones from a normal freezer.

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8 cocktails that changed the world… of cocktails

When you're sitting in a bar, drinking a Negroni or a Martini or some Midori mixed with grenadine and Jolt cola, you likely don't think about what got that drink in your hand in the first place, do you? DO YOU?!?! Well, luckily we do, which is why we asked our longtime contributor/master mixologist Nick Bennett to look back at the eight drinks that have most impacted the world of cocktails (for better or worse) over the past 200 years:

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How to Make a Tom Collins Cocktail

The best thing to drink when the weather turns warm, and how to make it at home.

Recipes | Recipes

How To Make The Best—And Most Booze-Like—Mocktail

Think mocktails are just for the under 21 crowd? Think again. Sometimes, booze just isn’t an option. But that restriction doesn’t mean you should stick to a plain juice. Though these drinks might not taste exactly like alcohol, many of them still have complex, enjoyable flavor profiles.

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What Does The End Of 'Mad Men' Mean To Cocktail Culture?

It's interesting to look back and see just how much this show has influenced the landscape of cocktail culture....

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The Official Mad Men Cocktail Guide!

You know you want that pre, post, mid Mad Men viewing drink! Mixing instructions for concoctions that will have you drinking like a Mad Man!

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11 Unexpected Reasons to Cook with Booze

There's more than the mixing of two great things—booze and food—that makes drunken dishes that much better. The scientific properties of alcohol make the final product even greater than the sum of its parts.

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How to Blend Scotch to Make Cocktails: Wine + Cocktails: GQ

Scotch is the official beverage of the 1 percent. But now tradition-busting bartenders are treating it like a blue-collar booze, mixing blends and smoky single malts into cocktails. Here's how to take scotch back from the neat freaks