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6 Classic, Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

A No-Heat, No-Filter Technique for Making Cocktail Syrups

So you've decided to try your hand at stirring up a few classic cocktails at home. Maybe you started with the Manhattan—a drink that requires only three ingredients, all simply dispensed from shelf-stable(ish) bottles. Then you probably moved on to sours and started juicing fresh citrus. But you're …

When gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentine

<b>It's 250 years since the death of William Hogarth. His famous work Gin Lane still informs the way people think about the drink.</b><p>It's arguably the most potent anti-drug poster ever conceived. A woman, her clothes in disarray, her head thrown back in intoxicated oblivion, allows her baby to slip from …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

'Social discovery' is not about making friends. It's about sex, narcissism, & gossip

“Social networking is what your social life looks like today, and social discovery is what your social life might look like tomorrow,” said ReadWrite editor-in-chief Owen Thomas during his opening remarks at Wednesday’s Glimpse Social Discovery conference.<p>In simpler terms: Social discovery is an …

How to Score a Job at a Completely Virtual Company

Maybe the breaking point was when you were pushing and shoving your way onto a too-crowded train just to spend the next hour sandwiched between two …

9 Mind-Blowing Liquor Myths Debunked

Have you ever wondered whether or not absinthe is actually hallucinogenic? Or whether Jameson is really only ordered by Catholic drinkers and Bushmills by Protestants?<p>No need to wonder any more -- or to be afraid of looking foolish by ordering the wrong thing. With the help of spirits experts and …

Death & Company Cocktail Domination Plan Rolls On

<b>Death & Company</b> honchos <b>David Kaplan and Alex Day</b> are in high speed growth mode. Just a few weeks after the launch of their bar beneath Schapiro's, <b>Nitecap</b>, the duo has apparently scooped up the space that currently houses 151 Bar with plans to open another classy cocktail den. According to plans …

Classic Drinks: Up to Date Cocktail

While it may sound a bit funny that a cocktail from the early 1900s is called the Up to Date, this Manhattan-esque classic, made with rye whiskey, Grand Marnier, and sherry, is no laughing matter.<p>The oldest reference I've seen for this drink is the 1916 edition of <b>Hugo Ensslin</b>'s <i>Recipes for Mixed</i> …

23 Adorkable Wedding Rings for Geeks in Love

23 Adorkable Wedding Rings to Geek Out Over<p>1. R2-D2<p>2. Batman<p>3. Bone Rings<p>4. Cat5 Rings<p>5. Decoder Ring<p>6. DNA Rings<p>7. Hello Kitty<p>8. Lord of the Rings<p>9. …

10 Lesser-Known Cocktails You Should Be Drinking

So you've been doing the cocktails-at-home thing for a while, and now it's time to stretch your legs a bit and try some new drinks. This week, I've gotcha covered with a collection of ten delicious historical cocktails that go beyond the basics—the Martinis, Daiquiris, Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, …

Orange Gin Fizz

Here we go again with the citrus. What can I say, there’s a lot of it in the house. And who’s going to say no to a fresh-squeezed orange gin fizz? …

Spiked Apple Cider Float

I recently pinned Rachael Ray's Apple Cider Float and in the back of my mind I was like, "…with Whiskey, though!" I think this is the perfect …

Apple & Bourbon Punch

Instructions<p>1.<p>In a stockpot combine and heat apple cider concentrate, water, and mulling spices.<p>2.<p>Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 …

Earl Grey Cider Cocktails + scenes from the autumn jersey shore! With Food + Love

November 17, 2014 26<p>For the past 10 months, I’ve been living in a perpetual state of uncertainty. Since the day my husband told me he was changing …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Spice Up Your Soiree with these Fall Cider Recipes

Cheers to all the delectable delights of Autumn — kettle corn, pumpkin pie, and apple cider, to name but a few! <b>When seasonal temperatures start to drop, nothing chases off the chills better than a toasty beverage.</b><p>Next time you pass a roadside farm stand, why not pick up a gallon of locally made …