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After-Dinner Amaro Cocktails

If holiday feasting leaves you feeling sluggish, it’s time to call on the power of an amaro to help stave off your next tryptophan-induced food coma. …

5 Essential Fernet Branca Cocktails

More Essentials<p>Essential Bourbon Cocktails »<br>Essential Rye Cocktails »<br>Essential Scotch Cocktails »<br>Essential Tequila Cocktails »<br>Essential Gin Cocktails »<br>Essential Vodka Cocktails »<br>Essential Brandy Cocktails »<br>25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know »<p>Man, I tell you, nothing scares some people more than the …

Irish Cocktail Recipe

This classic drink is similar to the Improved Holland Gin Cocktail, but uses Irish whiskey instead of malty genever.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 ounces Irish whiskey1/4 ounce absinthe1/4 ounce Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao1 barspoon Luxardo maraschino1 dash Angostura bittersLemon twist for …

A Spring Cocktail Party

The Menu<p>A light, fruity Rhubarb Fizz<br>• Pamplemousse Rosé and bourbon Rosewood Cocktail<br>• A floral Water Lily<br>• Crudités and Creamy Watercress Dip<br>• Roasted Beet …

Hochstadter's Slow & Low Rock and Rye: A Vintage Cocktail Party in a Bottle

I have a pretty well-stocked bar. Whiskies, gins, amari, rums, bitters, you name it. It's quite a luxury to be able to whip up a variety of new and delicious cocktails whenever the mood strikes. But there are days when I don't want to think about what I'm going to drink or what to make for a party. …

Up in Arms Cocktail: A 3-ingredient Taste of Paris

In this age of fancy cocktails, where every bar worth its Himalayan sea salt churns out libations made with tinctures, infusions, as many types of bitters as herbs in your grandmother's garden and foam with the blood of innocents, sometimes you just want a simple cocktail that you can whip up at …

17 Strange And Creepy Vintage New Years Cards

Who wouldn't want to receive a card featuring small children getting drunk?

A Brilliant Photo Retrospective On Life In 1970s USA

<i>The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture.</i> - <b>Eric Allin Cornell</b><p>The 1970's are now regarded as the …

Rare Color Photographs of Women at Work During WW2

When millions of men joined the armed forces, women had to replace them by taking jobs that previously had been held by men – such as bank teller, …

World History

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Barcelona

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

10 Drinks for Any Party

For every kind of party, there is a drink to match it. This is especially convenient around the holidays when parties occur every day, and when you're getting a little sick of red wine staining your teeth. Plus, everyone loves a good mixed drink, and it requires just a few things: your boozy …

7 Must-Try Holiday Cocktails in Houston

Pine-Infused Products to Get a Taste of Your Christmas Tree

Ever been curious about what your Christmas tree tastes like? Try out one of these six pine-infused products<p>A few Christmases ago, Noma visionary <b>Rene Redzepi</b> published an essay in the <i>New York Times</i> bemoaning the ignominious fate of a typical Christmas tree: “Despite all the sentiment we attach to …

Christmas Trees

31 Amazing Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

Whiskey is the king of classic cocktails, so we love ourselves a good Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or Julep. But we’re not afraid to mix it up either. These 31 cocktail recipes know what we're talking about.<p>When we’re not sipping some fine whiskey neat or on the rock, we’re mixing up cocktails that …

Cumberbatch reads R. Kelly

From Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. [Video Link]

What It Was Really Like To Fly During The Golden Age Of Travel

What was it like to fly in the 1950s? Dangerous, smoky, boozy, boring, expensive, and racist. Still think you got it bad today?<p>When we think about the Golden Age of Flying–the glory years of Pan Am and the Concorde in the 1950s and 1960s, before flight became cheap with the rise of the jumbo jet–we …

Long Haul

What If Bars Sold Subscriptions?

<b>Etched deep in the DNA of trendy bars,</b> pretty much by definition, is a compulsion toward newness. In America, circa 2012, this can mean an unpublished phone number, a hidden entrance, ever more varieties of bitters, an illegal on-site distilling operation, mixology equipment that looks like it was …

Alcohol

Quick-witted driver avoids airborne barrel-rolling pickup

Dashcam videos can be divvied up into two categories - "I can't believe that just happened," and "You're lucky to be alive." The former is usually quite funny and entertaining, while the latter is usually kind of scary; involving a close call between our camera car and something quite …

24 Iconic Celebrities Photographed During The 1970's

In the 1970's there was certainly a lot of new trends in fashion emerging, but when we look back on patterns, shirts, flares and haircuts some 40 …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

European Travel

Seeing Music For What It Is

Music is not sound art, even though musical ideas find natural expression in melody and harmony, timbre and rhythm. Music may be carried in sound, but only in the way that our applause at a concert is carried in sound. Applause is clapping; it is stomping and shouting. These are noisy, but they are …

Why Did Humans Invent Music?

Darwin and others have said it was a way to woo. Others believe music is social glue—a theory bolstered by a new study.<p><b>Why did humans invent music?</b><p>Until the hot tub time machine becomes a reality, the answer to that question will remain as mysterious as the true identity of the '60s garage band ? …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

We’ve mixed it with OJ, hidden it in flasks, refilled parents’ bottles with water. But where did vodka come from?<p>Take a good look at the vodka section of your local liquor store. On the upper shelves you’ll find shimmering glass bottles of all shapes and sizes originating from every corner of the …

What are These Giant Concrete Arrows Across the American Landscape?

Backpacking through Europe in my 20s, my sense of direction served me well—until I hit the cities with the truly medieval street plans. So in …

World War II

27 Songs That Always Sound Better At Night

Let's go for a late night drive, shall we?