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10 Cocktails For Drinking Outside This Memorial Day Weekend

Holiday day drinking meets drinking al fresco
May 23, 2013 2:01 pm

Can you think of a better time to break out the punch bowl and pitchers than hanging out with your favorite people over Memorial Day Weekend? We sure can't, so be the person who brings the party to the party with these 10 fantastic hot weather cocktails guaranteed to beat the heat just the way we like it. With lots of ice, and maybe a nice garnish.

Art

NYC: Here's A Bar That'll Have You Dizzy Before Your First Drink

Missed Frieze? Get your art fix at Bar Oppenheimer
May 15, 2013 4:31 pm

Frieze Art Fair may have rolled in and out of NYC last weekend, but for the next three months you can take in some crazy visuals at Bar Oppenheimer, Tobias Rehberger's temporary installation in Chelsea's Hôtel Americano. Photos and more details on the art installation-slash-cocktail lounge after the jump.

For Discreet Sipping, How About This Mobile Phone Flask

With the iFlask, sneaking booze goes "high-tech"
May 9, 2013 4:01 pm

Designed to resemble your average smart phone, this shockingly discreet pocket flask will be your failsafe lifeline.

Infographic: Hangover-Curing Foods From Around The World

11 countries, one common and painful problem
Apr 10, 2013 4:02 pm

Hangover. The most cringe-inducing word known to the drinking community. Its mere mention brings about ghastly memories: A pounding headache and grumbling stomach, complete with that overwhelming feeling of disorientation. Find yourself nodding along right about now? You'll want to check out this infographic with hangover-beating signature dishes from around the world.

Legends, Myths And Facts About The History Of The Cocktail

Setting the record straight on the word "cocktail"
Mar 6, 2013 3:31 pm
Photo: Museum of the American Cocktail

What actually is a cocktail? What does the word mean and where did it come from? I think that these are some valid questions, considering I have enjoyed cocktail hours, menus and the drinks known universally as “cocktails” for many years. Read on for the answers.

How To Navigate A Craft Beer Menu

Now is the time to step up your beer-drinking game
Jan 16, 2013 5:01 pm

Craft beer. What used to be a fun subculture has become ubiquitous. The big boys of brewing have even caught on and added their own microbrews to the game (hey there Blue Moon, I didn't see you hiding amongst all that Coors Light). Your choices are no longer Swill and Swill Lite. Now you have to get your brain off its lazy brain-ass and make a decision. We're here to help.

Welcome to the Extreme Thanksdrinking Challenge!

A Thanksgiving game for ages 21 and over. Cheers!
Nov 15, 2012 5:31 pm

This year I’d like to raise the bar. This year isn’t about surviving — it’s about thriving. Creativity is key. Welcome to the 2012 Extreme Thanksdrinking Challenge! Break out the shotglasses. How many of our BMX imbibing challenges can you complete before the night is over?

7 Rules To Follow When Thinking About Wine And Thanksgiving

Pairing wine with turkey is silly. But here goes...
Nov 15, 2012 3:01 pm
Thanksgiving wine

Every year, it’s the same story: what wine to pair with the Thanksgiving Day meal. Here’s a newsflash for you: nothing pairs with the Thanksgiving Day meal. Or rather, so many different wines pair with so many different parts of the meal that trying to match one or two to the spread is an exercise in oeno-futility. But you have to drink something, right? We tapped wine expert Carla Rzeszewski for tips on happy Turkey Day drinking without all the pairing malarkey.

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