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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.


All About Jameson Cold Brew Plus 7 Tasty Recipes

What is Jameson Cold Brew? Learn all about the drink, calories, alcohol content, plus 7 great recipes and suggestions.


5 Autumn Cocktails for a Warm and Cozy Season

These five autumn-themed cocktails are sure to put anyone in the mood for a warm and cozy season.


Exploring Limoncello: History and 7 Recipes!

First learn the story of limoncello, that puckery-sweet lemon liqueur from the Isle of Capri. Then we find a recipe for homemade limoncello and how to use it in cooking and baking.


Perfect, Easy, Lazy Mint Julep

Have you ever wanted to make a mint julep, but didn't have the time or ingredients to make it the "real" way? This lazy, tasty mint julep recipe is for you!


How to Make a Negroni Cocktail

How to make a classic bitter Italian cocktail. The drink is not only delicious, but it's also the perfect aperitif.


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.


58 Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try

From tequila-based drinks to straight-up shooters and from fruity to spicy, this list is guaranteed to have something on it that you haven't yet tried. They're all very unique and will bring something special to the table each time. I dare you to try them all.


The Orange Crush: A Beach Classic

Here's everything you need to know to make your own variation of the famous orange crush at home.


Exploring Brandy: Brief History and Recipes

Brandy has the punch of whiskey but the softness of sweet wine. This mellow, oaky beverage is more than an after-dinner drink. Learn how to use it in baking and cooking.


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.


Top 5 Affordable Rye Whiskeys (Under $50)

Are you looking for a high-quality yet affordable rye whiskey for less than $50? Here's a list of my top five.


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 Christmas Spiced Cider

When you live in a dry country, knowing how to brew at home is a must! This Christmas cider is delicious. It's sweet and warm, has a bit of spice, and reminds you of all things winter. It's so good I've made it several times over.


How to Make Mead: Mead the Fourth Be With You

Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from honey and water. Often it can be flavored with fruit, spices, herbs grains, and hops. Its ABV can range from 3.5% to more than 20%. This particular recipe will yield around a 15% ABV.


How to Make a Liquid Marijuana Cocktail

This drink is always a winner with anyone who has tried it and likes fruity drinks. Disclaimer: It does NOT contain any marijuana.


Distillery Disasters

Making booze is a sometimes hazardous business that involves working with highly flammable liquids.


The Dawson City Sourtoe Cocktail

The sourtoe cocktail is served in the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, in the northwestern Canadian territory of Yukon. Just as the name suggests, this cocktail has a fascinating story.


Harvested Grape Wine Slushy

This refreshing late summer beverage combines fresh grapes and sweet wine!


The Five Cocktails You Need to Know for Any Party

The world's most popular search engine suggests that people are looking for the basics when it comes to cocktail recipes. Knowing how to mix a Moscow mule, a Bloody Mary, a margarita, a martini, and an Old Fashioned will get the reader through most any party.


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.


The 5 Best London Dry Gins

Gin is generally drunk with mixers and features in many classic cocktails. It comes in many different styles and taste profiles. This article provides five selections for the best London dry gins.


Recipe for a Delicious "Wild Thang" Margarita

Wild Thang is a twist on standard Margarita recipes that uses more than one fruit and flavorings as the base.


How to Make a Mint Julep Iced Tea Cocktail

This tea has all the yum of a mint julep—mint and bourbon—and adds some fresh lemon and sweetened tea to the mix that is perfect for summer!


Sweet Cherry-Lime Mojitos

Fresh, sweet cherries mixed with mint and lime comprise this beautiful, refreshing summer drink.


6 Italian Liqueurs You've Never Heard Of (and 1 You Have)

These are the strong liqueurs traditionally consumed after a meal to help digestion. They're known as "digestivos" in Italian.


Moonshine Makes a Comeback: A 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.


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!


How to Make Carajillo: Spanish Coffee Recipe

Ever wondered what's in a Spanish coffee cocktail? Learn to make it at home with this easy carajillo recipe.


The Perfect Spanish Gin-Tonic Recipe

The Spanish version of a British classic cocktail, full of fresh aromatic notes and presented in a chilled, balloon-shaped glass.


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.


30 More Damn Good Jägermeister Shots

An additional 30 great shot recipes, all including Jägermeister as one of the ingredients.


Disneyland's Mele Kaliki-Mocha

How to make Disneyland's Mele Kaliki-Mocha as served at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.


Apple Cinnamon Sangria

Apple and cinnamon make a great combination and are a perfect way to celebrate fall. Mix them with liquor and wine and you will have a sangria that will surely have your guests asking for more (and the recipe).


The Sinister Reputation of Absinthe

The anise-flavoured tipple delivers a mighty kick to the unwary drinker; it should be treated with great respect


The Story of Dry Martinis

There are several claims about the invention of the dry Martini.


Black and Blue Melomel Recipe (Blackberry and Blueberry Mead)

A delicious blackberry and blueberry infused mead! Yum.


The Anglo-Saxon Medieval Mead Experiment

Brewing a mead the really old fashioned way! Making a mead the same way the Anglo-Saxons did in the 400s, during the Dark Ages of Britain.


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.


Make Your Own Mead With 5 Ingredients

Start off your brewing career with a simple mead recipe of five ingredients you can buy at your local grocery store.


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.


Basic Jello Shooter Recipe

Jello shooters are such a hit at parties. Try this basic, easy recipe to make your own Jello shots.


Easy and Unique Jello Shot Recipes

Make easy and unique Jello shots for your party with this recipe and list of ideas.


7 Easy Vodka Fruit Cocktail Recipes for Summer

A delicious and refreshing selection of original cocktail recipes made from vodka and a tasty variety of summer fruits. Recipes use fruits ranging from mango and pineapple to tomato and cucumber.


The 5 Best Scotch Whisky Blends for Under $50

In this article, I list and discuss my five favorite scotch whisky blends that can be purchased for under $50.