We've experimented with a whole range of hot boozy drinks, spiking our cocoa with everything from mezcal to pisco and stirring pretty much the whole liquor cabinet into steaming mugs of cider, coffee, tea, and toddies. Here are 20 of the best hot drink recipes we've discovered.
Alder bar director Kevin Denton's dinnertime drink menu includes what I contend is a mighty nifty feature: the option to order several of the cocktails as "shorts." You get less than a full drink and pay half of the full price. For instance, you can have yourself a Bloody Mary tasting by ordering a trio of shorts. Our favorite: the Yellow Light, a bright, savory-sweet combination of pineapple, yellow pepper, and jalapeño tequila.
We try the new Starbucks Gingerbread Latte, new Sprite Cranberry, Blue Moon Gingerbread Spiced Ale, and a whole slew of eggnogs.
If you're having trouble thinking of great presents for your favorite spirits aficionados, we're here to help. These gifts will be a hit with cocktailians, home mixologists, and fanciers of booze in general.
This may be the time when you can find spiced Christmas beers and hearty winter warmers on the shelves of your local beer shop, but it's also the season to really enjoy the rich, chocolaty flavor of porters and stouts...and their Imperial big siblings. But which are the best of the bunch? And what should you eat with this style of beer?
The first thing you should know about this review is that I volunteered to do it. I'm not typically a vodka drinker, let alone a flavored vodka drinker, but when the bottle of Cinnabon vodka showed up at our office, I figured what the hell, and brought it home for Thanksgiving.
A few gift ideas for your favorite beer fanatic.
These days, more and more mixologists are bringing the techniques of molecular gastronomy behind the bar, using high-tech methods to refine their drinks. But other bartenders are all about the classics. We asked bartenders across the country: Molecular mixology, yay or nay?
The story behind the names of 5 beer styles you'll see all over your local beer store.
Whether you want to serve a warm cup of something that actually tastes delicious to your non-caffeinating friends, or simply want to be able to close out a festive meal perfectly without being kept up late, we've selected five great decafs that actually taste like the great coffees they're made from.
The effort it takes to cook a quince will give you a ton of bang for your buck. Poaching leaves you with tender fruit for a pie or tart and a gorgeous syrup that—you guessed it—is great for cocktails.
It's hard to tease out what takes a bar from middling watering hole to travel-worthy destination. After all, there are date bars and dive bars, beer bars and cocktail bars, hotel bars and dance bars; there are bars for music and celebrations, and there are quiet, empty bars for drinking yourself into a wallowing puddle of self-pity. But if there's one thing I've learned over my ever-so-extensive six years as an of-age drinker, it's that every bar can be improved by one simple addition: a sh*t-ton of games.
Chefs certainly know which bottom shelf bottles are drinkable, but there are times when it's worth it to shell out for fancier liquor. We asked chefs from around the country which drinks are worth the hefty price tag.
Over the years craft breweries have reached beyond the classic winter warmer to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year—here are some of our favorite non-traditional holiday beers.
From dive bars to beer destinations and classic cocktail spots, here's our guide to the best places to get a drink in Culver City.
Our editors and contributors share the best milkshakes, beer, cocktails, cider, and wine they drank this past month.
I would say that everyone loves a holiday party, but that's just not true; many of them suck. Here are a few tips that should help ensure that yours is of the non-sucky variety.
The theme of this year's coffee gift guide is decidedly all about exploration. Whether it's helping a brother-in-law develop a more nuanced palate, encouraging your coffee-concerned significant other to give in on the hiking trip you've been suggesting for months, or even just picking out the perfect colors for your cousin's reusable to-go cup, the gift ideas on this list will help your loved ones peek into the world beyond their regular coffee routine.
Sure, there are terrible cheesy gifts out there for golfers and gardeners and barbecue fanatics, but it seems like wine lovers get the worst of the bunch. How many guitar-shaped wine racks does one person need? How many ties that say 'NAPA ROCKS' will one sommelier wear? None. The answer is none.
We've been talking a lot about what to drink on Turkey Day, but in case you missed any of those articles, we wanted to gather all the info in one handy place.