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Rosé All Day, Slushy Style

This easy-sipping “frosé” cocktail is your new go-to summer drink<p>Just in time for pool season, a new book, <b>Session Cocktails: Low Alcohol Drinks for Any Occasion</b> by Drew Lazor, shares dozens of light drinks, including this recipe for a refreshing frozen rosé cocktail (called a frosé) blended with …

What's wrong with rosé wines, and why you should never pay more than $25 for a bottle

It's spring, which means, in L.A. at least, that it's officially rosé season, that time of year when everyone, but everyone, is starting to <i>think pink</i>.<p>Did I say <i>think pink?</i> Sorry, I meant <i>drink pink</i>. When? Whenever, all the time, I mean, it's <i>rosé o'clock</i> somewhere, right? When you've got on your <i>rosé</i> …

8 Bottles of Affordable Whiskey You Should Always Have on Your Cart

Whether you’re finally setting up that bar cart for the first time in a new place, or you’re just trying to explore the world of whiskey, it’s about …

Joe Fortes launches late-night pie-and-cocktail menu

Tammy KwanJust because you’ve already enjoyed dessert after dinner, doesn’t mean anyone is stopping you for a second round of post-meal sweets.Those …

The 7 Best Camera Cases and Bags to Buy in 2018 – Page 7

Some photographers don’t have need for a high-end tactical backpack. Some photographers prefer the traditional, elegant appeal of a mere messenger …

The Insider's Guide to the Napa Valley Wine Train Tours

Along with being one of the few remaining active historic railroads in the country, the Napa Valley Wine Train it is also the most lavish way to …

The Secret to the Dead Rabbit’s Irish Coffee

We got the recipe for making the world-famous bar’s signature Irish Coffee.<p>New York’s Dead Rabbit cocktail bar has won just about every conceivable …

Visiting Paris for the First Time: Paris Travel Planner

<i>Paris Travel Blog 2018. Last update: April 2018</i><p>X<p><b>1. PLANNING A TRIP TO PARIS</b><p>Visiting Paris for the First Time? Does travel planning take so much of …

Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Amex Platinum for Airfare

One of the biggest bits of credit card news in recent times was the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve <b></b>in 2016, a new addition to the premium …

Flying

Amari 101: Your Guide to Italy’s Essential Bittersweet Liqueurs

The most exciting thing about amari can often also be the most frustrating—the style’s incredible range and diversity makes it nearly impossible to define. Though the word <i>amaro</i> translates literally to "bitter," the term is applied loosely to the entire family of bittersweet Italian liqueurs, and, …

Italy

Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood guide

Williamsburg is the epicenter of Brooklyn as a fashionable worldwide brand. The neighborhood may have rents higher than Gramercy and more crowds than …

The 20 greatest cities to visit in spring

John Keats was not a man given to effusive bursts of happiness. Witness his brooding “Ode to a Nightingale”, written in the growing warmth of May 1819, but lost to an opening line of: “My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense/ As though of hemlock I had drunk”.<p>And yet even this most …

The Greatest Crime Novelists on Their Favorite Crime Novels Ever

Who better to ask for book recommendations than some of the best people in the game? GQ asked our favorite crime writers to tell us about the books that have haunted them, inspired them, and made their own work a little more thrilling. Their answers run the gamut from canonical classics to lesser …

A Valentine's Day cocktail: Bitter and twisted – recipe

Bitter and twisted<p>Bitters are very grown-up drinks, so this one’s for any self-respecting adult, whether coupled up or single, who regards Valentine’s Day with the contempt it deserves. It’s also ridiculously easy to make, so is ideal if you need to drown your sorrows on the 14th, too.<p>Serves 1<p><b>2</b> …

Cocktails

An aperitif for anytime: Vermouth di Torino

Currently enjoying a revival thanks to cocktail culture, Vermouth di Torino has fought to establish its quality credentials. Michaela Morris …

Bartenders Tell Us Which Brunch Drinks You Shouldn’t Sleep On

Most people agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And let’s face it, breakfast food is by far the best food. Wars have been waged over this. What other meal can you choose between fluffy, sweet pancakes, savory sausage, cheesy omelets, and even breakfast sandwiches. Also: …

Oaxacan Natural Glass Tumblers - Set of 4

Story<p><b>One-of-a-kind tumblers handcrafted in Mexico</b><p>The Citizenry’s team of globetrotters have made a life out of locating once-in-a-lifetime finds for …

Going 10 Rounds with Top Bartender Natasha David

The talented New York bartender and bar owner tackles our speed round of questions.<p><b>What do you like to drink after a shift?</b> “My go to at the end of a …

The best hotels in NYC

The best hotels in NYC are proof positive that no one does hospitality quite like New Yorkers (sorry Southerners). There’s an option for every type …

East Village

Leica M10 - First Impression Review (UPDATED)

Review: TieHerUp straps made to complement the Leica M10

<i>The Rock n' Roll M10 Limited Edition leather link strap is designed for Leica's new toy — a slim strap for a slim camera</i>Since I first encountered …

Review: The Match Technical Thumbs Up EP-MX for Leica M10

Welcome to another edition of “Let’s Get Excited – The M10 is here”. The past few weeks have allowed me to recognize further what a wonderful camera …

Leica M9 Review - Rediscovering a Joy in Digital Photography

The Leica M9 was the first full frame digital rangefinder. At the time of its release it was also the smallest full frame digital camera on the …

Building a Lens Family for your new Leica Rangefinder By Ashwin Rao

Building a Lens Family for your new Leica Rangefinder By Ashwin Rao Hi all, with the arrival of the Leica M10, I figured that it was time to share …

Denis Johnson's The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is a posthumous masterpiece: EW review

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden<p>We gave it an <b>A</b><p>“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” one of the five stories included in Denis Johnson’s book of the same …

How to Use the Foreground and Background to Create Stronger Photos

Photography can be very technical, especially in the digital age. But photography is, at it’s core, art. You can take a technically perfect photo …

The 5 Chicest European Cities to Visit in 2018 (According to Travel Pros)

When it comes to cool, Europe effortlessly exudes this covetable trait. The people appear to be naturally chic, the food is divine, and the culture …

European Travel

11 Unputdownable Books To Help Get You Through The Rest Of Winter

Winter isn't just coming anymore — she is here and ready to show the east coast <i>exactly</i> what she is made of. If you find yourself in the path of this …

Books

The 18 Best Fiction Books Of January 2018 Will Help You Start Your Year Will An Amazing Story

You've just said goodbye to 2017 (and not a moment too soon!), and now it's time to say hello to 2018 and <i>how ya doin'?</i> to all the amazing new fiction …

Books

2017’s 25 best California wines for $25 and under

Bedrock Zinfandel California Old Vine 2015 ($25): Though it’s only a decade old, this Sonoma-based winery has already made a big impression by …