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Imbibe Unfiltered: Drink of the Week: Ocean Side

Electric Pink Fields

When I was young and trying to be fancy on the weekend, I’d order a Kir Royale at brunch. At 21, even brunch seemed like a novel idea at the time. …

Recipes

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Perfect Mojito

Mojito. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.<p>I love the clean and pure daiquiri, nothing more than a rum sour. I love a mint julep for its power and herbal …

Brady Sprouse on Not Standing Still & Not Being a Dick

Brady Sprouse has a way about him that is hard to pin down. The man has been a bartender at some of the most popular bars in Seattle, and although you've probably (at some point) asked him to make you something special, you might not know his name. Which is fine with him.<p>These days, you can find …

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Whiskey Sour

The Whiskey Sour/Photos by Donna Turner Ruhlman<p>I had my first cocktail with an egg white in it at The Best Bar in the World, and it was a revelation. …

My 5 best cocktail books

It is a testament to all things digital that I only have one third as many cocktail books as books about Titanic.<p>Back in the early 90's when I became …

Books

Imbibe Unfiltered: Minty Cocktails for Summer

Pear Rum Blush - Eat Boutique - Food Gift Love

As I endeavor to suck as much celebration from February as humanly possible, I present you with a favorite cocktail that I crafted for my monthly …

Lemon Juice

Imbibe Unfiltered: Summery Cocktails to Celebrate the Solstice

Fallen Pear Martini Drink Recipe - Martini

Combine ingredients and shake well. Strain up into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of pear. Pears must be cut a la minute otherwise they will …

Kale Pineapple Basil Smash Recipe

Muddled fresh basil, fresh pineapple juice, kale juice, and rye whiskey come together in this delicious sweet-tart, herbaceous green smash. I used Rittenhouse Rye, but feel free to use any good rye you have on hand.<p><b>Note:</b> Your juice yield will vary depending on which juicer you use. We found that it …

Kale Ginger Daiquiri Recipe

When shaken, kale juice makes an especially frothy daiquiri. Fresh ginger spices things up nicely.<p><b>Note:</b> Your juice yield will vary depending on which juicer you use. We found that it takes about 3/4 pound of kale to produce 4 ounces of juice.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Autumn Giles is a writer in Queens, NY. …

The Hugo Cocktail from 'The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen'

Inspired by and named for the infamous hurricane that wrecked the Carolina coast in 1989, <b>Matt and Ted Lee's</b> Hugo cocktail is just as fierce as its namesake. At its core, the beverage is a riff on a <b>Dark and Stormy</b>, but it uses a serious dose of fresh ginger juice instead of the soda. The juice (plus …

4th of July Cocktail Recipes – 2013

For reasons passing understanding, the inbox flows full for the Fourth of July (for everyone outside of the United States, that’s our Independence …

Irish Whiskey

17 Signs You’re A Cocktail Snob

Oh, foodies. You’re so cute. But compared to us drinkies (new term alert!), you haven’t got a clue. You think slapping bacon on chocolate is …

Imbibe Unfiltered: Drink of the Week: Turista Smash

Cocktail 101: How to Garnish with a Citrus Twist

As cocktail garnishes go, the <b>citrus twist</b> may be easy to demonstrate and simple to understand, but it deserves its place in the cocktailian's basic toolkit for two important reasons: <b>aroma</b>, primarily, but also <b>flavor.</b><p>A twist of citrus peel provides more than just an attractive grace note atop a …

How to Choose the Healthiest Beer, Wine, and Cocktails [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hitting the bar isn’t quite as healthy as, say, hiking; but it doesn’t have to be a calorie-fest, either. Staying on track while drinking is all …

Friday Cocktail Hour: La Paloma Revisited

The refreshing Paloma: tequila, lime, grapefruit soda. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.<p>This has become my favorite of Donna’s cocktail shots because it …

Tequila

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Mojito Revisited

A great summertime drink, the Mojito. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.<p>We’ve been on the road visiting our son at camp and have returned to the usual …

Recipes

Luis Suarez arrives in Melbourne ahead of showdown talks with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Luis Suarez is set to face Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers for the first time tonight since asking to leave Anfield after arriving in Melbourne for the second game of the club's pre-season tour.<p>Suarez arrived in Melbourne at lunchtime after flying in on an overnight flight from South America.<p>The …

Soccer