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15 Best Single Malt Scotches Under $100

I’ve never met a scotch fan I didn’t like. As drinkers of the dram, they appreciate the age-old tradition of distilling a fine single malt and …

Limoncello Prosecco Cocktail Float

<b>Ingredients</b><p>¼ cup Limoncello, straight from the freezer<br>• ¼ cup Prosecco, chilled<p><b>Preparation</b><p>Pour the Limoncello into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Float (slowly pour) the Prosecco on top.<p><i>Originally printed in The Cocktail Club, A Year of Recipes and Tips for Spirited Tasting Parties, Abrams 2014</i>

Five Spring Cocktails for Drinking Right Now

Spring has officially sprung, so now’s the time that we shift our attention away from hot toddies, Irish coffees and other cold weather staples and …

15 Sauces from Around the World You Should Try

From tangy barbecue to fiery Tabasco, Americans love their sauces. But if you’re looking for a slightly different way to dip, season, marinate, or …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

5 Fall Bourbon Cocktail Recipes

9 Cocktails Every Guy Should Know

Whether you ply the trade or not, everyone is a bartender on occasion. And every home bartender or party-hosting drinks maker can benefit from …

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

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10 Recipes for Huge Cuts of Meat

Your Labor Day feast deserves a juicy, delicious, crowd-pleasing centerpiece. So head to the butcher for a huge cut of meat, like a full leg of lamb …

Experts say these are the 20 best beers in the world

The 20 beers were selected for their world-class recognition — some are accessible, some are obscure — and their elegant variety of styles.<p>From brews with robust cherry aromas to a dessert porter with strong but sweet maple-syrup flavors, keep scrolling to find out which beers made the cut.

The Rise Of Orange Wine

Why the world’s oldest winemaking technique is making a comeback.<p>For years, I’ve been going to Charleston, South Carolina, to visit family, and for years, I have tried to secure a dinner reservation at FIG. The James Beard award-winning restaurant helped spark a gustatory revolution in that …

How Sugar Makes Steak Better

So you're ready for summer grilling. You've purchased the perfect grill, and you've procured the latest, greatest cuts of steak.<p>Cut to you throwing …

How Japanese Whisky Is Taking Over the World

Japan's whisky industry is producing alcohols that are beating the classics in Scotland. One industry expert talks about how he's doing it.<p>Shinjiro Torii opened the first Japanese whisky distillery in Yamazaki, an area between Kyoto and Osaka, in 1923. During a time when most Japanese drank only …

Basic dry barbecue meat rub

This delicious mix of brown sugar, paprika, ginger, garlic and cumin make the perfect smokey spiced rub for any BBQ meats<p>The quantity might seem generous, but the mixture keeps well and lasts for 3 months if stored correctly. This can be used in many barbecue recipes.<p>SERVES<p>Makes 800g<p>INGREDIENTS<p>250g …

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The best whisky cocktail recipes

When one thinks of a whisky cocktail, odds are one thinks of a drink made with rye or bourbon. But the whiskies of the British Isles work just as brilliantly.<p>While I’d usually use a blended spirit, many barsmiths will mix with single malts, and they are very specific about their choices. Most of …

Drink this: The Weston cocktail at Berkshire Room

For cocktail connoisseurs, The Berkshire Room is a utopia of riches. Tucked inside the ACME Hotel in River North, this striking craft cocktail lounge — set off by a retro gold "Berkshire" sign that glows above the bar — offers house and off-menu Dealer's Choice libations that blend …

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The education of Airbnb’s Brian Chesky

<b>By Leigh Gallagher</b><p>Photograph by Michael Lewis for Fortune Magazine<p>June 26, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT<p>How the home-sharing site’s co-founder hacked leadership …

10 British beers to try this summer

There are more quality British beer to choose from than ever before. Here are some of the best for hot days<p>Beer is the perfect summer drink: it’s cool, it’s refreshing and it’s low in alcohol. It beats off competition from everything from Pimm’s to wine. Not least because, if and when we’re blessed …

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The foodie traveller ... on mead, the ancient drink enjoying a revival

It was a staple of inebriation for thousands of years, until wine supplanted it as the booze of the masses. Now, a new generation of meaderies in the US is reintroducing the honey-based tipple<p>Mead, or honey wine, is one of humankind’s oldest alcoholic beverages – the earliest record comes from …

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Prosecco: A toast to Italy's finest fizz

The vines are everywhere, right across the landscape; fresh green leaves covering the country in spring and summer, swooping down into valleys and right up and away to swathe the distinctive conical hills. It almost hurts your eyes to look at the bright, verdant vineyards in May. Aptly enough, the …

The Best Hotel In Every State

We found these hotels by looking at expert reviews, local recommendations, and our own list of the Best Hotels In America.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

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Why Aren't You Making Your Own Bitters?

Got the itch of a true cocktailian? Then you’ve no doubt wondered how to make a batch of bitters.<p>The little dropper bottles filled with the essence …

Single Malts, Ryes, Rums and More: A Dozen New Dark Spirits for Sipping & Savoring

Whenever I do spirits round-ups like this one, I try to come up with some timely intro, as if I'm a talk show host doing a monologue. I've tried the old current events bit: "Man, Brian Williams must have really been sloshed on that chopper to have such a faulty memory. And speaking of getting …

African Astronomy: The Top Safari Escapes for Sleeping Under the Stars

<i>By Kristen McKenzie</i>, HotelsCombined.com<p>Africa is renowned for its wildlife, but it also boasts some of the globe's most incredible al fresco sleeping quarters. After combing through hundreds of incredible safari accommodation options available on our website, we here at HotelsCombined have selected …

Google's New Flight Search Tool Helps You Find The Best Price

Google Flights has been revamped this week and it is the fastest flight price search website that I have used so far. Like many other travel websites, Google Flights will show you a range of fares and flight options as you select the destinations and the dates. Fortunately, Google Flights has …

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Tag: Kitchens

Trend Alert: Classical Statues in Interiors, 9 Favorites<p>by Alexa Hotz<p>100 Percent Handmade: Valentin Loellmann’s Historic River House in Maastricht<p>by …

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Microsoft’s New App Strategy: Turning Google Into A Dumb Pipe

Microsoft doesn’t just want its hands on every operating system. It also wants eyes in every cloud.<p>If you had made a list a couple of years ago of all the things you’d never expect Microsoft to do, it might have included a number of items.<p>Full-blown Office for iOS and Android? Sounds unlikely. Free …

14 Great Dips for Game Day

Gallery14 Great Dips for Game Day<p>If you're watching football, it's essential to have the perfect dip on hand. When tensions are running high, you need to be able to reach your chip into a delicious dip without peeling your eyes away from the screen. You need to know it'll be just right: gooey, …

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