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7 Sophisticated Cocktail Recipes Every Stylish Man Needs to Know

After a certain age, cocktails that are equal parts soft drink and bottom-rung alcohol just don’t make the cut. Most guys have an eye-opening moment …

6 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Tiki Cocktails

<i>June is</i> <b>Rum. Right Now.</b> <b></b><i>month at Liquor.com.</i><p>Tiki often provokes visions of sandy beaches, cocktail umbrellas and dreams of never-ending vacations. …

Alcohol

Mixology Monday: A Winter Pear Cocktail

Halloweenwas skipped this year. Not on purpose, but Christopher and I found ourselves on a flight crossing coasts on the 31st. By the time we landed …

This Pineapple Tequila Sour Is a Vacation in a Glass

I am currently obsessed with everything tequila. Today I am sharing a fun and semi tropical tasting drink made with pineapple. This drink will turn …

The Negroni Sbagliato

The negroni sbagliato--an "incorrect" negroni--is inspiring bartenders across the country to screw up the drink in yet more delicious ways<p><i>The Negroni Leoni by Michael Neff of Ward III and The Rum House, New York City (Credit: Paul Wagtouicz)</i><p>Until just a few years ago, the negroni was an insiders' …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Long Reads<p>Is the Chinese government behind one of the boldest art-crime waves in history?<p>By Alex W. Palmer14 hours agoView More<p>News<p>Drew Magary on how …

Two Gorgeous Boozy Gifts That Are Way More Exciting Than Wine

<i>Welcome to the ELLE.com HoliDIYs, the more festive (and slightly chillier) version of our Summer FriDIYs. Check back every Friday for tutorials on creating homemade gifts that you'll actually want to give (no macaroni necklaces or potpourri in sight).</i><p>With almost nightly parties (office party, …

Cocktail of the week: Fig and Mandarin Martini

This week's drink is a twist on that iconic drink, the martini. It's time to get figgy...<p>Back in the golden age of the cocktail, a martini was always made using the same ingredients – gin or vodka, dry vermouth, and a lemon twist or olive, depending on your preference.<p>By the 1980s, however, …

How To Be A Beer Snob In One Simple Chart

When it comes to beer, there's a great big world out there, and it can seem overwhelming and confusing if you don't know what lies beyond Bud Light (and trust us, a <i>lot</i> lies beyond Bud Light).<p>We put together this handy chart to give even the most novice of beer drinkers a craft beer crash course. …

Craft Beer

St. Dill Martini

Place the vodka, pickle brine, vermouth, and mustard seeds into a shaker over ice and shake well. Skewer the dill pickle and add it to a chilled …

Recipes

15 Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know

In order to compile this list of need-to-know classic cocktails, I relied on advice from four of my more knowledgeable colleagues. (Perhaps that should have been a warning sign that I was not authorized to write this.) Here is a transript of part of the ensuing converation:<p><b>Sarah</b>: by "martinez" do …

Blood Orange and Pomegranate Sparkling Sangria

As I edited these sparkling, hot pink photos, I realized my “Super Bowl” cocktail looks more like a Valentine’s Day cocktail. The big game is …

Pomegranate

Mulled Manhattan Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> One of our favorite local watering holes serves a great manhattenesque cocktail that is extra spicy. I reproduce those warm fall flavors by making a simple syrup that is steeped with mulling spices. This is best when your syrup is fresh as it loses a little potency over time, but will …

Gin Aloha Cocktail Recipe

The Gin Aloha Cocktail has a strong orange component in the form of a full shot of Cointreau. Orange liqueurs are often treated as interchangeable, …

The Art of Drinking Tea

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows what a huge -- in fact, obsessed -- fan I am of a good cup of tea. I started drinking tea (religiously, that is) when I was 9 years old (about eleven years ago) after my parents and I visited London for my very first time, and I was hooked. English Breakfast, …

Tea

The Craft Beer Guide to Dublin

Would you prefer a Guinness or a Murphy’s?<p>Until two years ago, that was your choice when you stepped foot in any Irish pub. Sure there were a few …

Divers found a shipwrecked 170-year-old bottle of champagne — here’s what it tastes like

In 2010, divers found 168 bottles of bubbly while exploring a shipwreck off the Finnish Aland archipelago in the Baltic Sea. When they tasted the wine, they realized it was likely more than a century old.<p>A chemical analysis of the ancient libation has revealed a great deal about how this …

Wine

Best gin cocktail recipes

Like gin? Us too. That's why we've rounded up our favourite gin cocktail recipes, including Southside Fizz; Burleighs White Lady; Whitley Neill …

Wine & Spirits

The 6 New Old Fashioneds You Need to Try

So you want to make an Old Fashioned. You’ve collected the staples—sugar, bitters and water—to join your whiskey and are about to get in your Don …

Facelifts

10 Tips to Nail Your At-Home Cocktail Game

One of the most frequent questions people ask me in regard to being a craft bartender is, "Where do you find inspiration to come up with new drinks?" Usually this question comes from journalists or aspiring talents within the food and beverage industry, and I often find that they feel as though my …

Cocktail of the week: Delicious Sour

This week's cocktail is a sweet little number that's also a good way of using up the Calvados at the back of your cupboard<p>Calvados is one of those drinks that sadly often falls in the category of 'holiday bottle'. You know what I mean - the kind you pick up while high on sunshine in Spain or …

The Best Ingredients for Your Home Bar

Stepping up your cocktail game begins with the right ingredients--a next-level stock of spirits, bitters, and mixers<p>Cocktail hour at home doesn't have to mean a glass of Merlot or a bottle of beer. Bring some next-level mixology (yes, we said "mixology") to your domestic game with these new-school …

15 Very Important Things You Should Know About Bourbon

But hey, when it comes to America's liquid gift to the world, what *isn't* important?<p>Southerners drink bourbon like the French drink wine: with pride and abandon. But how much does the average whiskey drinker know about America's liquid gift to the world? We gave you the rundown on bourbon in our …

Wine by the glass, done right, can be better than a bottle

How often do you run into a friend and decide to have a glass of wine together? Depending on where you go, you could get something incredibly delicious and surprising, or something uninspiring — or mediocre and overpriced.<p>It's no secret that for years restaurants have been buying cheap wine, …

Read this flowchart to discover the best way for YOU to brew coffee

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

Mindfulness

Alcohol or marijuana? Rethinking what to take when you unwind.

403 Shares<p>Aaron Carroll, a pediatrician who blogs at the Incidental Economist, had a piece published a few weeks ago in the New York Times concluding …

8 Magical And Delicious Harry Potter Cocktails

Getting an Exceeds Expectations on your potions N.E.W.T is easier than you'd think.<p><i>Serves 1</i><p><b>1.5 oz silver tequila<br>1.5 oz St. Germain</b> (elderflower liqueur)<p><b>1 oz lemon juice</b><p>Add everything to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake (hard!) for a full 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass.<p><i>Serves 1</i><p><b><br>1.5 oz</b> …

Classic Cocktails Gone Tropical

What makes a cocktail a "classic?" Beyond its age and the quality of techniques and spirits, a true classic has flavors that will outlast the passage of time. A cocktail of this caliber provides the basis for new interpretations that lead to exciting new tasting experiences. As the saying goes: …