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Mixology 101: The 15 Best Cocktail Books for the Home Bartender

Take those drinks from amateur to artful.<p>Every once in a while, even the pros behind the bar need a refresher when it comes to concocting original and inspired drink recipes. We found 15 amazing cocktail books to help boost your home bar, hone your drink-mixing craft, and get more enjoyment out of …

Cocktails

10 Refreshing Rum Cocktails That Deserve to Be Your Drink of Choice

If you're a fan of the deliciously sweet taste of rum, chances are you love when it's combined with other complementary flavors — citrus and mint, perhaps? And, if you ask us, there's never a bad time for a cool and refreshing cocktail. Whether you like them frozen or on the rocks, we've compiled a …

This Boozy Pear Dessert Is Secretly Healthy

One of the best ways to end the night is sipping on your go-to floral cocktail while eating your favorite dessert. Even though we love a good milk and cookies recipe, a digestif helps elevate the overall sweetness from that perfect final course. What if we told you, you can combine the best of both …

Dessert

Home Bar: Santeria Rum Swizzle - Turntable Kitchen

It’s not often that you come across someone who truly loves their job, but after my first conversation with Bryan Davis of Lost Spirits, I was left …

Rum Flan

Rum and caramel are great together, so it is no surprise that this Rum Flan is a particularly delicious twist on the classic custard dessert. The …

5 Authentic Mexican Drinks That Aren't A Margarita

Because margaritas aren't even Mexican.<p>We’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo all wrong. It isn’t a holiday in Mexico the way it is here. In fact, it’s hardly recognized in Mexico, aside from Puebla (the only state out of the country’s 31 to observe it).<p>Even the margarita is barely Mexican ― while there …

7 Ways to Transform the Appletini into a Respectable Cocktail

Yes, it can be done.<p>The Appletini is less than fashionable, and for good reason. This ultrasweet drink, traditionally associated with sorority girls, …

Blueberry Rum Fizz: Blueberries and Rum for Sping

Spring and warmer weather (admittedly, living on the coast in California where I can see the ocean, I use my imagination when it comes to “cooler …

How to Make Stainless Steel House Numbers That Your Neighbors Will Envy

Instead of settling for store bought numbers you can make your own modern numbers using stainless steel screws.<p>House numbers can be a great design element for the front of your home, as long as you don't get too cute so they remain legible for EMS, fire trucks, and FedEX. Fortunately, these bold …

Trey Ratcliff Designed the Ultimate HDR Software: It’s Called Aurora HDR

Photographer Trey Ratcliff is on a roll. Just months after designing a camera bag with Peak Designs and watching it become the most-funded bag in the …

Photography

The Ultimate Bourbon Cocktail You've Never Heard Of

The Paper Plane—a straightforward box-step of a recipe made with precisely equal proportion of four ingredients—may be the best bourbon cocktail that …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

GQ Recommends<p>Shearling season is nigh.<p>16 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Style<p>On a call with investors last week, Adidas’s CEO hinted at fulfilling Kanye’s …

One weird cocktail has spread to menus worldwide. Because it works.

By M. Carrie Allan<p>M. Carrie Allan<p>Bio Follow<p>Every time I see the Trinidad Sour creep onto a cocktail menu, I think of a song about the Chelsea Hotel. A locus for countless musicians, artists and writers over the decades, the hotel is an icon of New York weird, and in Alejandro Escovedo’s “Chelsea …

Bitters

10 New Bourbon Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now

Celebrate #30DaysofBourbon by drinking the brown stuff like you mean it.<p>Bourbon has a way of making itself known. And these 10 innovative cocktails--from stirred spirit-forward drinks braced with smoky or bitter touches to lighter, fruity libations--conjure the warming essence of the last few …

New York City

12 Fall Drinks to Make with All That Apple, Pumpkin, and Cinnamon Goodness

While you think you've sipped every cider known to man, you haven't tried this decadence-in-a-glass! Each glass is topped with a rich dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of honeyed walnuts.

The Perfect Breakfast Cocktail Is Cereal, Milk, and Bourbon

What should you drink for breakfast? You can guzzle down coffee. But that gets old after a while and stimulants are not necessarily a good idea in …

Q+A with International Bartender of the Year Ryan Chetiyawardana

At just 31 years old, Ryan Chetiyawardana, a.k.a. Mr. Lyan, has gained international acclaim for his trailblazing bar White Lyan—the world’s first …

5 Rum Drinks to Try Before you Die

<b>If you are into rum, these unconventional recipes are begging to be tried.</b><p>I have never been much of a rum drinker, unless you count the endless beach …

Recipes

15 Swimming Holes You Need to Visit ASAP

If the summer heat has you stuck inside clinging to your air conditioning, this list was made for you. Whether you want to sweat a little before your swim, or jump straight in from the parking lot, we've got you covered. Get outside this summer and beat the heat at one (or all!) of these beautiful …

North Carolina

10 of the finest cocktails for National Tequila Day

It's National Tequila Day, and what better way to mark the occasion than with ten of the best tequila-based cocktails, from the classic to the creative? Actually, it’s more like eight, because I’ve thrown in a couple of mezcal drinks to spice things up a bit. The differences between them are …

Breakfast, meet booze: are cereal cocktails the next big thing?

Bars all over London are playing with cereal, be it Coco Pop milk or sugar puff syrup. Nostalgia has never tasted so good<p>You may have occasionally had the desire to pour a nip of Bailey’s in your morning Weetabix on a dreary Monday morning, but what about putting cereal into your drink?<p>Bars all …

5-Spice Bourbon Punch Recipe

Five-spice syrup amps up the flavor in this refreshing bourbon pitcher cocktail.<p>Why It Works<p>Using whole spices to make the five-spice syrup makes for a richer flavor than using a powder—and it's also easier to strain!<br>• The club soda loosens up the syrup and balances the richness of the whiskey in …

How To Make Fancy Ice And Instantly Up Your Drinks Game

The worst thing that could ever happen at a gathering during the hot days of summer is to run out of ice. And the best thing that could happen is to sip your beverage with the fanciest ice your cocktail, lemonade or even water has ever had the pleasure of meeting. Fancy ice is the trick to making …

Lemonade

Julie Reiner on the Best Cocktail Books and What Makes a Great Bar

When you've worked in the bar business for over 20 years, friends and family often send emails and call you on the phone asking for cocktail advice. They ask which drinks they should serve at various gatherings and which brands of booze to buy. For Julie Reiner, co-owner of Brooklyn's Clover Club …

This is How to Achieve a Blue Sky Using HSL and Filters in Lightroom

In the days of analogue photography, it was a necessity to use a filter in order to achieve a quality deep-blue sky. The filter types varied …

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 12, 2015 92<p>Please pretend this is a Jem valentine.<p>I think I say this every …

Mumbai Mules {with Coriander, Cumin and Saffron} • The Bojon Gourmet

<i>An unconventional take on the Moscow Mule, this savory-sweet, vodka-based cocktail gets a kick from toasted coriander, cumin, cardamom, and saffron</i> …

Sherry Cocktails Are Your New Secret Weapon

After three or four drinks, look no further for your next round.<p>It's the moment of truth. Your phone lies facedown on the polished mahogany, the relaxed pulse of the music blends with the sounds of a couple dozen voices engaged in pleasant conversation, the lights shining through the ranks of …

SF’s Hottest Cocktail Bars, June 2018

Welcome to the cocktail heatmap, where drinkers can expect inventive takes on classics, unique spirits, garden-inspired ingredients, and all the latest in cocktail trends. If there’s one thing San Franciscans have access to in droves, it’s a damn good drink.<p>If you’re looking for something a little …

How To Use The 3 Most Important New Features In Lightroom 6

To be honest, I’ve been waiting for Lightroom 6 for a while now, and I know I’m not the only one! Judging from the threads on every photography forum …