Steven Michael Carr II

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5 Delicious Ways to Get a Hangover

Stephen Murello, Stephen Murello<p>It’s Friday. For most, it’s the last day of the work week we have to get through before we finally reach the weekend. …

5 Cocktail Recipes with Grilled Ingredients Like Plums, Pineapple, Lemon, Orange, Peach, and Tangerine

That grill's not just for dinner: We've concocted 5 hot cocktails that use grilled ingredients (like pineapple, peach, and lemon) for a one-of-a-kind smoky kick<p><i>(Credit: Photographs by Sarah Flotard; Styling by Malina Lopez)</i><p>Steak. Veggies. Seafood. Bread. These are all things you're looking forward …

The Last Word Cocktail

<i>This “Lost” Drink Is a Favorite with Aficionados</i><p>The Last Word Cocktail has had an erratic history — which is fitting, I suppose, for drink that was …

Imbibe Unfiltered: Drink of the Week: The Graduate No. 2

Bloody Orange Maria

A Bloody Mary becomes a Bloody Maria when you swap tequila in for vodka. Our twist here is cutting the tomato juice with crimson blood-orange juice. It turns what normally feels like a meal in a glass into a brighter, more refreshing quaff.

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Spoon Fork Bacon -

The weekend is finally here. You want to invite friends over for weekend brunch, but it’s summer, a billion degrees outside and the thought of …

Vanilla Pear Sparklers

As a kid I was OBSESSED with canned pears. I could seriously eat my weight and then some in pears. And when the pears were all gone, I’d savor every …

On The Rocks: Green Machine | Kelly Oshiro

I just LOVE cucumber in my cocktails! It offers such a freshness and is so <i>darn</i> pretty. This lovely libation incorporates all things green and is sure …

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB INFUSED VODKA – Wit & Vinegar

I made you some infused vodka on a Monday.<p>Because my girl Megan knows what’s up.<p>Because TGIF comes every week.<p>Because this stuff takes a few days to …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Switchel, a Drink to Keep in Your Pantry and Your Liquor Cabinet

<b>Before there was Gatorade,</b> there was switchel. While it most likely originated in the Caribbean, switchel became a trendy summer drink in the American colonies in the 1600s. During hay harvest season, farmers needed it to rehydrate and replenish electrolytes after a long day in the sun baling hay …

An Endorsement of the Tequila Manhattan

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><b>I am fond of the manhattan.</b> I am also fond of tequila. So I often make my manhattans with tequila in place of the whiskey and I often order them that way, too.<p>I am not arguing that the manhattan made with tequila is superior to (or even as good as) a traditional …

5 Ways to Make a Manhattan

In which we acknowledge the recent surge in popularity of the 130-year-old drink, establish guidelines for making it, and offer a few ways to mess with the formula.<p><i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><b>We don't have any hard numbers</b> for you, but countless hours of observation lead us to believe that …

Cocktail of the Week: A Drink Fit for The Matrix

<b>"We've got a regular.</b> His name is Andy Berlin. He's one of those guys who can be a bit intimidating, but once he likes you he's really loyal. Andy's about 6' 5" [tall], big grey beard, dark hair... He's kind of a legend... He pretty much always drinks gin, but he's worked with a couple spirits and …

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Cocktail of the Week: A Smoky Rum Drink to Sip from Your Armchair

<b>"The common conception with citrus drinks</b> is that they're overwhelmingly sweet, but this drink is definitely conceived for someone who would enjoy something like a whiskey on the rocks or a straight liquor cocktail. It's got great citrus notes, but they're more tart and refreshing, and pair well …

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Cocktail of the Week: The Rum Drink You Make with Bourbon

<b>"For our winter menu,</b> I wanted to build a drink that had some of those warm, seasonal flavors while also being pretty powerful. The Fair Thee Well is a cross between a Manhattan and a Fair and Warmer, a rum-based cocktail made with vermouth and curaçao. Pierre Ferrand Curaçao is really phenomenal. …

Cocktail of the Week: A Rye Drink for Folks "In the Perimeter"

<b>"This drink has to do</b> with the reason I got this job. I ran another pretty successful bar in Atlanta, and at the time, I knew I was coming out of that job and coming into this one, and this was the first cocktail I made for this bar. It's based off a classic cocktail called a Brown Derby, and the …

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Cocktail of the Week: A Gin Drink You Can Mess Around With

<b>"Sometimes in a bar,</b> you won't have all of the ingredients that you'd want to use, but it can lead to some pretty interesting combinations anyway. This drink was initially conceived to come together like a punch, but altered to a smaller cocktail format. I had been working on a cocktail recipe for …

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Cocktail of the Week: Port Authority

<b>"I find that, when I visit regions,</b> I have the opportunity to not only taste different foods and drinks — I also get to see what else is growing around the distillery or vineyard. What's interesting about Noval [port] is that there are a lot of olive trees. The flowers and fruits growing in an area …

Cocktail of the Week: The Fortified Belle

<b>"The whole idea of stirred and boozy</b> big bold drinks is really popular right now. Something I want to avoid is doing what everyone else is doing, but the fact of the matter is that certain boozy whiskey drinks are delicious, especially when it's fall. I thought it'd be funny to create one that …

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Cocktail of the Week: The Imperial Fizz

<b>"What we know about rum</b> in the early 1900s is that it probably wasn't coming from a column still. It was probably made using a copper pot still. Smith & Cross is a classic pot-still Jamaican high-proof rum. A little bit funky, and I think that speaks to our style in Portland, specifically at …

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Cocktail of the Week: The New Fig Leaf

<b>"The Fig Leaf</b> is a classic cocktail whose origins are a little bit murky, but I first found it in Trader Vic's <i>Bartender's Guide</i> from 1947. Traditionally, it's equal parts sweet vermouth, white rum, and lime juice, with angostura bitters. I instead use Carpano Antica as the base, in a 2:1 ratio of …

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Cocktail of the Week: Midnight Mary #3

<b>"The inspiration for the original</b> Midnight Mary was definitely seasonal. Tomato plants in the area are yielding their best produce for the next month or so. Their flavor is rich and complex, and the aromas take you right back to the garden. This cocktail sought to capture the tail end of summer. …

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Drake Sips The Tea In New London-Touring 'Nonstop' Video

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Pop<p>See the romantic message he wrote for his pop …

Italian Easy: How To Make A Stromboli

Stromboli can be a somewhat contentious term, and depending on who you ask, definitions vary somewhat drastically. We know what it's <i>not</i>, but while stromboli is neither calzone nor submarine sandwich, it's also a little bit of both. The calzone, essentially a pizza folded into a half moon, can be …

Choose Your Own Adventure: 5-Minute, No-Bake Granola Bars

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A granola bar you don't have to bake, with a recipe that won't tie you down.</i><p>Summer is quickly approaching, which means more picnics, hikes, outdoor walks, and other …

Disclosure ft. Eliza Doolittle - "You & Me (Baauer Remix)"

Last month we got Disclosure’s “You & Me”, a collaborative effort with Eliza Doolittle featured on their recent <i>Disclosure: The Singles</i> EP release. …

New Music: French Montana Feat. The Weeknd “Gifted”

Another piece of French Montana’s debut album, <i>Excuse My French</i>, made its way to the Interwebs last night. As one of the more anticipated cuts from …

Hear Mykki Blanco Rap in Latin on Creepy Sinden Production ‘The Initiation’

“Hell is chilly, motherfucker.” So sayeth Mykki Blanco before a disturbingly bleak Sinden beat kicks off and our hostess leaves English behind for a …