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Avoid the Dark Side With This Death Star Desk Lamp

There are plenty of interesting lamps to illuminate your workspace—but why not opt for one that will inspire you to obliterate your work? This new …

The Motoped Cruzer Can Take You Up To 200 Miles On One Gallon Of Gas

With the versatility of a moped, the styling DNA of a motorcycle, and the DIY ability of a bicycle, Motoped aims to stand out from the crowd. We …

Electric Vehicles

Why You Should Be Drinking Peanut Butter Beer

It may sound like the worst pairing since Kanye and Kim, but when you get your peanut butter in my beer, good things happen<p><i>This is Foaming at the Mouth, Joshua M. Bernstein’s hopped-up adventures in the ever-expanding universe of beer. And yes, he would like another round, please.</i><p>As a kid, I had a …

Dessert

Mastering the Old Fashioned, One of the World's Finest Cocktails

Fitz seems like he knows his way around an old fashioned. He should. He’s been a daytime fixture behind the long piece of mahogany at Manhattan’s Old Town Bar on 18th Street for years. I am a little apprehensive mind you; this is hardly a temple to mixology and there are certainly several ways to …

New York Times

Why the block of ice in your cocktail glass is as important as the booze you choose

Top bartenders are spending big on ice machines, giant ice blocks and tools to cut ice. Here’s why the cube in your cocktail matters<p>At Australia’s top bars, ice is not an afterthought: it’s an essential speciality ingredient in your drink.<p>In Melbourne, at Bar Americano and the Everleigh on Gertrude …

Audio Mixing

When to Shake or Stir a Cocktail

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: For the happiest hour, learn when to stir, and when to shake.</i><p>It’s the moment you’ve long dreaded: You’ve …

Classic caipirinha recipe

it's no wonder that the refreshing caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil.<p>You can substitute vodka for cachaça, but if you do then you should call the result a “caipiroska”. Victoria Moore has tested several cachaças – you can find her tasting notes here. But one of her favourites was Velho …

10 Cocktails Every Bartender and Cocktail Connoisseur Should Know

In today's world of craft cocktails the unique and unusual have become the norm. From bartenders' self invented nightly specials to drinks that have taken the nation by storm -- see Cosmopolitan and Lynchburg Lemonade -- there is no shortage of creative selections to be had.<p>But at the core of …

New York City

Summer Drinks Around the World: 12 Regional Specialties You Might Not Know

Ice-cold cocktails, lemonades, and sodas taste good all year round, but they truly become a necessity right about now, when just making it through another day of obscene temperatures and sticky humidity is a victory worth celebrating. These cooling drinks relieve our thirst, yes, but more than …

3 Ways to Make Lemon Twists for Cocktail Garnish

Three different ways to cut citrus twists that'll make your next cocktail look, smell, and taste better<p>A well-crafted cocktail isn’t complete without the right garnish. This final flourish—often citrus or fresh herbs—enhances the drink’s taste, smell, and look. We’ll assume you know how to put a …

Herbs

Paloma

Makes 1 Servings<p>It turns out the Paloma, not the Margarita, is Mexico's most beloved cocktail.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>1 grapefruit wedge<p>¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice<p>1 tablespoon fresh lime juice<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>¼ cup mescal or tequila<p>¼ cup club soda<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Pour some kosher …

Kosher

How to Rim a Cocktail Glass, Because It's an Important Skill You Should Have

A properly-rimmed cocktail glass is more than just pretty—it's part of the flavor experience. Learn how to do it like the pros.<p>The easiest way to take your homemade drinks from decent to worthy of your favorite upscale cocktail bar is to <b>master the art of the rim</b>. Anyone who's had a minty …

Coffee Grinders

3 Bartender-Approved Cocktail Ingredients You Should Have at Home, And How to Use Them

<i>By Carey Jones for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>"What bartenders geek out about takes years to trickle down to the consumer," says Brad Thomas Parsons, the author of Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All. For the past five years, that's been elaborate homemade concoctions like …

Bitters

15 Kombucha Cocktail Creations You’ll Feel Good About Sipping

Just because you’re on a post-holiday health kick starting tomorrow doesn’t mean you can’t treat yo’self before NYE resolutions *actually* go into effect. Pop some bottles, mix up your favorite cocktail and add the secret ingredient that’s known for its energy-boosting abilities + health benefits: …

Seasonal Food