Liquor & Cocktails
The Invention of Cocktails (Plus Today's Top Tipples)
When did people start mixing different liquors together and calling the result a cocktail?
Rakia, the National Balkan Drink: Traditions, Facts & More
In many Balkan countries, rakia is considered to be the national drink. The beverage is made by distilling fermented fruit.
How to Make a Classic Negroni Cocktail: The Perfect Apéritif
How to make a classic bitter Italian cocktail. The drink is not only delicious, but it's also the perfect apéritif.
How to Make Your Own Gin at Home With a DIY Gin Kit
A gin kit can transform a simple bottle of vodka into a tasty batch of delicious homemade gin. I'll tell you all about how my experiments went!
Homebrewed CinnaMead: A Dessert Mead With Cinnamon
Mead is inherently simple. If you give it time, this three-ingredient recipe may well become your go-to mead recipe.
Exploring Sherry: History and How to Use It in Your Cooking
Explore the story of sherry, a fortified wine of a unique region in Spain. Along the way, we’ll find recipes for dinners, desserts, and appetizers.
Is Flaviar Spirits Club Legit or a Scam? An Unbiased Review
How does the popular new Flaviar spirits membership club work? Is it legit? Is it a scam? Can it save you any money on alcohol? I tried it out, so you don't have to!
The Story Behind Ginebra San Miguel’s Famous Bottle Label
Ginebra San Miguel gin has been around for nearly 200 years, and the label has a connection to a national artist of the Phillippines.
Exploring Irish Whiskey: History Plus 8 Recipes for Dinner or Dessert
Learn the origin of Irish whiskey and how to use it in sweet and savory cooking and baking.
Exploring Tequila and Mezcal: History and Fun Recipes
In this article, we'll look at facts, fiction, folklore, and fun recipes—with agave nectar spirits as the central characters.
How to Make Fruity and Spicy Mead: Step-by-Step Guide
Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from honey and water. This particular mead recipe will yield around a 15% ABV.
Distillery Disasters: True Stories From the Booze Business
Making booze is a sometimes hazardous business that involves working with highly flammable liquids.
How to Make a Four Horsemen Drink
A drink to bring to an apocalypse or any event. The Four Horsemen is a drink made from four different liquors, all starting with the letter J. They can be served as a shot or cocktail. This drink is named after the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse for a reason and is not for the faint of heart.
6 Italian Liqueurs You've Never Heard Of (And 1 You Have)
These are the strong liqueurs traditionally consumed after a meal to help with digestion. They're known as "digestivos" in Italian.
Moonshine Makes a Comeback: Quick Look at the Illicit Alcohol
The illegal distilling and sale of moonshine in America have spread beyond the good old boys brewing hooch in the backwoods.
How to Make Spanish Cocktails: Wine Cooler Recipes
Learn how to make classic Spanish wine spritzers with easy recipes for tinto de verano, kalimotxo, rebujito, agua de valencia, and more!
5 Cocktails Inspired by Classic Disney Movie Villains
Disney has lots of heroes, but what about those great villains? Without these characters there would be no movie to enjoy, so let's channel our inner villain and enjoy these five cocktails inspired by them.
How to Make Disneyland's Mele Kaliki-Mocha: Easy Recipe
Learn how to make Disneyland's Mele Kaliki-Mocha as served at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
The History of Dry Martinis (And a Legendary Recipe)
There are several claims about the invention of the dry martini. Learn about the history of this famous drink and get a recipe dating back to the California Gold Rush.
Black and Blue Melomel Recipe (Blackberry and Blueberry Mead)
Learn how to make a delicious blackberry and blueberry infused mead! Yum.
17 Incredibly Good-Tasting Shots: Strong, Smooth, and Easy
The perfect shot is strong, easy to make, and goes down smooth. All 17 of these recipes fit the bill.
Juice-Based Rainbow Jello Shot Recipe: Healthy but Strong!
Celebrate with these natural juice-based rainbow jello shots! Step-by-step instructions for how to make them with gelatin or vegan-friendly substitutes.