CANping: Your Guide To The Best Canned Beers for Camping

Stars, sky and suds for the thirsty outdoorsman
Jul 18, 2014 1:00 pm

This weekend I’m getting in a car with friends and driving up to the Catskills for a relaxing weekend of camping. There’s really nothing like getting in touch with nature, but whether you're glamping (glamorous camping) or just backpacking it, you shouldn’t brave the wild without awesome brews. If you’re planning on camping this summer, bring these cold ones to the mountain, forest, beach or otherwise outdoors party.

Chivas Regal Masters Grand Final: The Quest For The Cocktail Gold

One great whisky, 13 global mixology ambassadors
Jul 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Tuesday night was the Chivas Regal Masters Grand Final at Manhattan's NoMad Hotel, where 13 of the world's best bartenders competed against each other in the battle of Chivas Regal whisky. Beyond being wowed by some of the unlikely flavor combinations, I received a thorough education on mixology. These professionals might make it look easy, but I can only dream of pouring out those drinks. Who won? Everybody. But Chivas now has an official Master. 

The Crusade Punch Recipe

A bowlful of American heritage to liven up a party
Jul 17, 2014 4:00 pm

Punches, which could be credited as being the Founding Fathers to the cocktails we know today, were an American fixture that kept us cool through warmer months some 200 years ago. When it comes to serving large groups, nothing compares to the ease of whipping up a boozy punch; it’s just a matter of knowing the right technique. An original crowd-pleasing recipe from Brooklyn's The Drink, after the jump.

The Summer Shandy: 5 Perfect Hot Weather Thirst-Quenchers

Sip on the juiciest beer cocktails of all time
Jul 17, 2014 2:00 pm

It’s been a rainy, humid summer so far on the East Coast, so I'm wishing for several weeks of the 90-degree weather which causes me to crave one drink in particular: the shandy. It's a beer cocktail made by mixing lemonade or soda with beer. While many traditional German and English brands export their own, there are plenty of great American craft examples to explore. Here are five of the most refreshing shandies out there for when that summer heatwave finally hits.

Watch This Now: Live From Tales Of The Cocktail, The History Of Bourbon Street

A live video feed from the annual celebration
Jul 16, 2014 11:31 am

The 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail begins today, Wednesday, July 16, and runs through Sunday, July 20 in New Orleans. Known as the world’s premier global education event for the bartender community, Tales features seminars, dinners, competitions, tasting rooms and new product launches. We’ve embedded a live video feed from the day’s first seminar: “Hurricanes, Hand Grenades and Shark Attacks”.

Heat Up Your Summer With The Michelada Beer Cocktail

Cerveza with lime meets hot sauce and tomato juice
Jul 11, 2014 3:30 pm

Have you ever had a Corona with lime and thought, “All this beer needs is some hot sauce?” If you’re hot saucedcrazed like I am, you probably have, but for anyone else, this might sound like more of a practical joke than a drink. And yet I'd argue that you should shove aside that gin and tonic or fruity concoction and give this a try as your new summer go-to. 

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