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FLOWCHART: How To Order Whiskey Like A Pro

So you've decided to drink whiskey. That's good, but it's just a first step.<p>Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, or Rye — the options are at once tantalizing and intimidating if you haven't wrapped your mind around the range of flavors and ways whiskey is served. Remember, this is an art hundreds …

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7 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Vodka

<b>1. What the name vodka means</b><br>The spirit’s name comes from the Slavic word “voda”, which means “water.” Add on the suffix “ka”, and suddenly it’s “little water.” However, once you leave English, things get a bit more interesting. The word for “vodka” in several languages, including Polish, …

Single Grain Whiskies

It's hard to believe, but after hundreds of years, there is a "new" style of Scotch whisky on the market: the single grain. It's not exactly new, but it is one that more and more distillers are bottling and releasing as its own clean, easy-drinking beast.<p>Blended Scotch whisky (think Johnny Walker …

Drink Like a Man

This winter, do yourself a favor: Learn to love scotch<p>Gentlemen, we live in the age of vodka. Yes, vodka: the spirit that aspires to be like water. No offense to vodka drinkers, but if you ordered booze that tasted like something, maybe you wouldn’t need to put cranberry juice in it. Meanwhile, the …

The Irish Blonde Is Not What You'd Expect

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Wait — how many calories are in my vodka soda?

While sipping vodka sodas at a downtown bar in New York’s East Village roughly a year ago, a friend told me he prefers the beverage because it had …

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Splurge Vs. Steal: How to Stock a Home Bar

With so many bottles of booze on the market, it's hard to know where the best value lies. Below, all the usual suspects to stock any bar, with recommendations on quality spirits at the lowest price, in addition to splurge-worthy counterparts.<p>Vodka<p><b>Steal:</b> Sobieski Polish Vodka ($19): This is the …

The Weekend Cocktail We Could All Use Right Now

Our favorite reader-requested cocktail is a refreshing, drinkable spin on one of our favorite salads.<p><i>Welcome to the second annual Bon Appétit Readers’ Choice Week, where we’re committed to celebrating the people who make what we do all worthwhile (that’s you!). All week long, we created brand-new</i> …

30 Cocktails Perfect For Warm Weather

The prettiest and most delicious cocktails to try this season. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com<p>Warm weather! IT'S FINALLY HERE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY! After you shove your puffy coats in suitcases and hide them away in a dark corner never to be seen until the cold returns, go sit …

Luca Valentin - Flair Bartending Art

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GQ Cover Story<p>The 25-year-old British singer is deeply enigmatic—but on a recent Friday night he dropped his guard and spilled his guts.<p>By Carrie …

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 …

Old Fashioned Recipe on Food52

• Place sugar cube in bottom of a rocks glass. Add bitters and a splash of water.<br>• Crush sugar thoroughly with a wooden muddler or strong spoon, and then muddle with the orange peel to release some of its oils.<br>• Pour in the whiskey, place a few ice cubes in the glass, and stir until well chilled.<br>• Garnish …