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Homemade Almond Milk Dos And Don'ts. Do: Make A White Russian!

All White Russians should be made with almond milk
May 20, 2015 2:00 pm

This past weekend I was a bit overzealous and ended up making more almond milk than I could possibly finish on my own. I did the only reasonable thing I could: hosted a Big Lebowski party. If you haven’t enjoyed a dairy-free White Russian in your bathrobe and slippers, then you aren’t living, man. 

15 Great Places To Drink Craft Beer In And Around Philadelphia

A guide to one of America’s most awesome beer towns
May 7, 2015 1:00 pm

While cities like San Francisco, Denver and Portland squabble over the “best beer city in America” crown, Philadelphians sit back with a pint or six and chuckle. Superlatives are sweet and all, but anyone who’s spent a night drinking around the city can speak to its distinct craft-beer prowess. Here are 15 stops along the way.

Top Sommeliers Teach Us Things: Cabernet Is Not The Only Wine For Steak

The better the beef, the lighter the wine. Really.
Apr 28, 2015 1:00 pm

It’s a classic choice, pairing a juicy steak with a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. And it’s not a bad choice, either. Frankly, few things accompany a big Cab quite like a big slab of beef. But all too often, people treat the steak-and-Cab combo as the only choice. Wine expert Chad Walsh has other ideas.

Expand Your Home Bar Moves: The Jealous Genepy Cocktail

Genepy, eh? Add a new spirit to your booze cabinet.
Apr 27, 2015 3:00 pm

It’s time to pay attention to an oft-overlooked, much-loved European herbal liqueur. Nope, it’s not absinthe, but you should definitely drink that, too. Genepy, a distant cousin, gets its slight green coloration and aroma from wormwood blossoms, is subtly sweet and is usually drunk as a digestif. Found at high-end liquor stores, this bottle is definitely prime new material for the at-home cocktail crafter, and we know exactly where to start. 

12 Cocktails To Shake And Stir Up On These Final Mad Men Sundays

Peel off a citrus twist and ready the rocks glasses
Apr 2, 2015 1:00 pm

However you slice your limes, raise a glass to the final season of the iconic series that brought back the classic cocktail with a vengeance. Mad Men taught us that 5-year-olds can make a great Collins and that, most importantly, it’s not over till the bottle’s empty. Cheers!

10 Places For Excellent Classic And Modern Aperitivo In Milan, Italy

Italian tradition of predinner drink. With food.
Mar 26, 2015 12:00 pm

The aperitivo is one of the most cherished Italian pastimes. And while this social predinner drinking ritual didn’t exactly originate in Milan, it’s safe to say the tradition is at its strongest here. Partaking isnt merely recommended. Its obligatory. Here are 10 great places to experience the ritual for yourself.

Black, Green, Pu’erh And Oolong: 4 Types Of Tea To Get You Started

Remember, not all teas are created equal
Mar 23, 2015 10:00 am

Sure, everyone wants to drink tea. The thing is, not all teas are created equal, even if they come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. Like wine, the colors and flavors experienced are due to oxidation, terrior, altitude, location and how the tea is cultivated. Here are the nuances of the four main types of teas out there, what to look for when shopping for them and recommendations on some to get you going.

What To Order At The World’s Tallest Hotel Bar? An Aviation, Of Course.

Rethinking a classic cocktail from a whole new view
Mar 18, 2015 1:00 pm

The aviation seems like an appropriate, if a little clichéd, drink to enjoy in the sky. Writer Naren Young takes a big sip of this classic cocktail from new heights 122 floors, to be exact — inside the worlds tallest building, in Dubai.

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