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Tanqueray No. TEN’s Bottle Reboot | Partner Tip

By What are the key elements that add up to the perfect gin?

Tanqueray No. TEN’s Bold New Bottle | Partner Tip

By With its sleek new bottle, Tanqueray No. TEN® Gin offers impeccable design along with unparalleled taste
Cachaca 51

Cachaça 51. Up Close (Partner Tip)

By Take a closer look at your summer cocktail.
Classic Bijou Gin Cocktail

Classic Bijou

By This classic gin drink, named for the French word for "jewel," will put a twinkle in your eye.
Who else can make drinking look so good?

Angelina Jolie Has Done Some Amazing Movie Drinking

By Let's take a look at the best drinking movie moments from our favorite reformed bad girl.
Summer Peppermint Syrup

Peppermint Tea Syrup

By This easy-to-make peppermint syrup is a versatile base for spring entertaining.
Drinking Games | Game of Thrones Drinking Game

The Game of Thrones Drinking Game

By The Game of Thrones Drinking Game
Orange is the New Black drinking game

Orange is the New Black Season 2 Drinking Game

By After almost year, the ladies of Litchfield are back in action. Celebrate the June 6 premiere with our Orange is the New Black drinking game.
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Start with Stoli (Partner Tip)

By Visit Start with Stoli today for your chance to win the Bartender’s Dream Library!
New Orleans Bars

One for the Road: New Orleans

By There are drinking cities, and then there’s New Orleans. Take an up-to-the-minute tour of the newest, buzziest and most iconic bars in the Big Easy.

Unusual St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

By The classic Irish Coffee, Guinness and shots of whiskey have their place, but we scored some truly different St. Paddy’s Day recipes from unexpected sources.
Best Drinking Stories | January 2014

Highlight Reel: January

By Read five of our best cocktails-and-spirits stories from the past month.
Super Bowl Barbecue | Super Bowl Entertaining

Spirited Cooking: Super Bowl Party Food

By We got grilling expert Steven Raichlen, author of the best-selling The Barbecue! Bible, to share the recipes for his delicious Super Bowl beer chili and a special drink.

Your Super Bowl Drinks

By What cocktail goes with pizza? Wings? Nachos? To find out the answers, we asked some of the top bartenders in Super Bowl host city New York for their suggestions.
How to celebrate Burns Night

Scotch Guide: Burns Night 2014

By Celebrate the life and work of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns with a glass of one of these new Scotch whiskies.

Todd Snyder’s New York

By We got the top clothing designer to share with us his favorite places to eat, drink and shop in the Big Apple.

The Fit Drinker

By Getting in shape this year? Kick off your 2014 workout plan with these boozy athletic events and spirited exercise accessories, plus drinking and training advice from champion marathoner Deena Kastor.
Champagne Cocktails | New Year's Eve Cocktails

How to Mix: Champagne Cocktails

By Enjoy these delicious bubbly drinks on New Year’s Eve.
Bartending Best Reads | Required Drinking Reading

Highlight Reel: 2013

By We picked our top 13 stories and slideshows from 2013. Enjoy!
Christmas drink idea | Egg Nog

Your Christmas Cocktails

By After weeks of planning, shopping and cooking, Christmas is finally here. Make these holiday drinks to celebrate.
giant ice cubes | drinker holiday gifts

Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

By Still shopping for holiday presents? Save time by checking out these gift ideas.
Tequila Christmas Gifts | Tequila Mezcal Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide: Tequila & Mezcal

By Have an agave-spirits lover in your life? Give them one of these five bottlings recommended by Alba Huerta, partner in new Houston watering hole The Pastry War.
The best Christmas Cocktails | Christmas Drinks

Drink Your Way Through Christmas

By From Christmas Eve through to the end of the holiday, we’ve put together the perfect Christmas cocktail schedule.
Best Scotch Gifts | Scotch Lover Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide: Scotch

By Looking for the perfect Scotch present? Check out these five top picks from spirits maven Jamie Boudreau, who runs Seattle bar Canon.
The Fabulous Beekman Boys | Boozy Desserts

Baking with The Fabulous Beekman Boys

By We got Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, hosts of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, to share with us their recipe for a delicious boozy snack from their new book, The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook.
Rum Bottles | Rum Christmas Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide: Rum

By Find the perfect present for the rum lover in your life with these gift picks from top Washington, D.C., bartender Derek Brown.
Holiday Punch Recipes | Punch Bowl

Christmas Drinks from Around the World

By Plenty of countries have a signature Christmas cocktail that serves a crowd. Try a few of these international recipes.
Where to get vintage spirits in the US

Spirits We’re Dying to Try

By Around the country, an increasing number of bars are stocking rare vintage spirits. Here are a few places to find these tasty (and pricy) antiquities.
Tangerine Collins - Gin Cocktail

The Hot List: Shrubs

By Made from fruit, sugar and vinegar, these tart syrups are quickly becoming a favorite of mixologists everywhere. Check out these recipes from a trio of top bars.
Larceny Bourbon | Bourbon Cocktail Recipes

Welcome to Bourbon Cocktail Season (Partner Tip)

By Nights are starting earlier, there’s a chill in the air and the leaves have begun to fall: It’s time to make some bourbon cocktails. Few things are better in autumn than sipping a rich and warming whiskey concoction, and we recommend you try using Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon in your favorite recipes. This delicious spirit […]

Highlight Reel: October

By Read five of our best cocktails-and-spirits stories from the past month.
What to drink for a World Series Party

The Ultimate World Series Party

By Enjoy these delicious cocktails and gourmet snacks from top bartenders and celebrity chefs while you watch the Fall Classic.
How to make boozy cupcakes | new york adult cupcakes

Spirited Cooking: Scotch Cupcakes

By Whip up these delicious, decadent and boozy cupcakes from the brand-new book Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes.
Casamigos Tequila - George Clooney, Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber

Cocktails with Rande Gerber

By We talked to the former rock-star bar owner (and Cindy Crawford’s husband) about the tequila brand he co-founded with his good friend George Clooney.
Best Apple Cocktails for Fall

The Ultimate Fall Cocktails

By Toast the start of autumn with these delicious drinks that call for a range of seasonal ingredients. Cheers!
English Punsch - Gin/Brandy Cocktail

The Perfect Labor Day Party Cocktails

By No matter where you’re celebrating Labor Day, whip up these delicious and easy drinks that serve a crowd.

Highlight Reel: August

By Read five of our best cocktails-and-spirits stories from the past month.
Best Bars in Louisville | Louisville Bar Guide

One for the Road: Louisville

By Traveling the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? We got a local spirits experts to tell us his favorite bars in Louisville.
House-Made Zima - Vodka Cocktail

Homemade Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

By Mix up these simple concoctions in the bottle and keep them on hand for unexpected guests.
Sweetening Options | Sweet Drink Tips

5 Ways to Sweeten Your Drink

By Molecular mixologist Dave Arnold from New York’s famed Booker and Dax shares tips and recipes for a variety of cocktail sweeteners.

The Perfect Summer Party

By We got entertaining guru and celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie to give us his favorite cocktails for a range of summer events.
Tales of the Cocktail Logo - Tales of the Cocktail 2011

The Tale End: 2013

By From the latest trends to new products, find out what we saw at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail convention in New Orleans.
Vodka Tips | Top Myths About Vodka

The Five Biggest Vodka Myths

By The supposedly odorless, tasteless and colorless alcohol is the most popular spirit in America, but it’s still often misunderstood. We debunk five common misconceptions about the liquor.
Fourth of July Cocktails | Red, White and Blue Drinks

Red, White & Blue Drinks

By Celebrate America’s independence year-round with these colorful (and delicious) drinks.
Summer Gear Guide | Mason Shaker

Gear Guide: Summer 2013

By These new mixers, spirits and other products will ensure that the season is a mixological success.
José Andrés Profile | Molecular Gastronomy Cocktails

Gourmet Shot: José Andrés

By The award-winning chef recently opened a craft-cocktail bar inside his acclaimed restaurant Minibar in Washington, D.C. We talked to him about his passion for Gin & Tonics and more.

How to Cocktail: Summer

By Kick off the season by watching our latest three videos featuring all-star bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member H. Joseph Ehrmann, and then make his Caipirinha, Moscow Mule and Pisco Sour.
Weirdest Stolen Things | Most Common Stolen Bar Items

A Recipe for Theft

By Ever swiped a menu or glass from a watering hole? We polled bartenders around the country to find out what their customers steal.
Bartending Tool | Father's Day Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2013

By Ditch the tie and golf balls; instead, give your dad one of these spirited presents on Sunday.
5 Gin Myths | Surprising Gin Facts

The Five Biggest Gin Myths

By If you love the Martini, the Negroni or the Clover Club, you need to read this story debunking the most common misconceptions about the historic spirit.
Beer and a shot | Interesting Beer and Shot Combos

Beer & a Shot

By Learn from Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery and editor of The Oxford Companion to Beer, how to pair drams of liquor with your favorite pints.
Best Liquor Under $25 | Best Bottom Shelf Spirits

The Best Bottles Under $25

By We asked a group of top bartenders and spirits experts for their favorite low-priced liquor brands.
Drinking Like The Great Gatsby | Best of May

Highlight Reel: May

By Read five of our best cocktails-and-spirits stories from the past month.
Ed Lee Chef Profile | MilkWood Restaurant

Gourmet Shot: Edward Lee

By The talented chef has helped put Louisville, Ky., on the foodie map. We chatted with him about his love of bourbon, cocktails and his new book.

Memorable Drinking

By We’re so happy it’s Memorial Day that we came up with an all-day cocktail schedule. Cheers!

How to Cocktail: Memorial Day

By With the unofficial start to summer—Memorial Day weekend—beginning in just a few hours, it’s not only time to change your wardrobe but also your cocktail routine. So before you head out of town or get stuck manning the grill, watch our latest three How to Cocktail videos featuring all-star West Coast mixologist Erik Adkins. For […]

Beach Reads: 2013

By Take these five spirits and cocktails books with you on your summer vacation.
Brunch Drinks For Mother's Day | Pink Drinks

Cocktails a Mother Could Love

By Make your Mother’s Day brunch a success with one of these deliciously light and refreshing pink tipples.
Whiskey Truffles | Mother's Day Gifts

Gift Guide: Mother’s Day 2013

By Forget the flowers this Sunday and honor your mom by buying her one of these five spirited presents.
Manhattan Variation | Cinco De Derby Drinks

Cinco de Derby

By Celebrate both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo at the same time with these versatile bourbon and tequila cocktails.
Kentucky Derby Bourbons

Winner’s-Circle Whiskies: 2013

By Watching the Kentucky Derby? Then dig out your fanciest hat and make yourself a Mint Julep with one of these new bourbons.
Mad Men Drinks | Best Liquor Articles

Highlight Reel: April

By Five of our best cocktails-and-spirits stories from the past month.
Cinco De Mayo Tips | How To Make A Great Margarita

Gourmet Shot: Sue Torres

By The chef and owner of New York’s famed Sueños dishes on tequila, mezcal and the right way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Environmentally Conscious Vodka | Green Drinking

The Top 5 Green Drinks

By Celebrate Earth Day year-round with these green spirits and mixers. Being environmentally conscious never tasted so good.
Tequila Tips for Cinco De Mayo | Tequila Myths

The Five Biggest Tequila Myths

By With the help of agave-spirits expert and Liquor.com advisory board member Jacques Bezuidenhout, we clear up some common misconceptions about the Mexican liquor.
Tiki Bar Travel Guide | Best Tiki Bars

Best Tiki Bars

By While tropical bars are all the rage now, their heyday was really in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Visit a few of the surviving originals, which are still as kitschy as ever—and make a mean rum drink.
Angostura Rum | Expensive Liquor

A Taxpayer’s Liquor Guide: 2013

By This tax day, spend your refund on the best liquors (or if you owe the IRS, try their accountant-approved alternatives).
Rainy Day Drinks | Spring Whiskey Cocktail

Rainy-Day Cocktails: 2013

By While you wait for May flowers, mix up these drinks from Anu Apte, talented bartender and owner of Seattle's acclaimed watering hole Rob Roy.
Mad Men Cocktail Recipes | Real Life Mad Men

Behind the Bar: ‘Mad Men’

By Ever wonder what it was actually like to drink in the 1970s in the advertising world?
March Madness Drinks | Bloody Bull

Toasting March Madness

By After dozens of basketball games, it’s down to just four teams. Toast them on Saturday with these two cocktails from all-star bartender Tony Abou-Ganim (including a spin on the classic Bloody Mary recipe).
Liquor Label Icons | Jim Beam

Highlight Reel: March

By We hope you’re enjoying the first few days of spring and fixing seasonal elixirs. But with the end of winter and the turning ahead of the clocks, we wanted to make sure you hadn’t missed any of our recent articles. Here are five of the best cocktails-and-spirits features from the past month. Cheers! 5 Tips: […]
Baseball Drinking | Drinks for Opening Game

Major League Cocktail Hour

By We got James Beard Award-winning authors Matt and Ted Lee to share with us their recipes for boiled peanuts and a Martini with a Southern twist, both perfect for celebrating the start of the baseball season.
Designer Liquor Bottles | Interesting Bottles

Liquor Style Icons

By Large and small brands alike are asking star designers and even architects to create eye-catching packaging. Here are a few of these special bottles.
Spring Drink Recipes | Strawberry Smash

5 Tips: Spring Cocktails

By Talented mixologist Todd Thrasher shares his secrets to making delicious seasonal drinks.
Best Irish Whiskey for St. Patrick's Day | Midleton Whiskey

Your New St. Patrick’s Day Whiskey

By Just in time for the holiday, we found four recently released Irish spirits you need to try.
The History of Alcohol Brands

Liquor-Label Icons, Part II

By From Tanqueray Gin and Baker’s Bourbon to Martell Cognac, find out about the creators of some of our favorite spirits.
Bartender Creations | Artisinal Ingredients

From Bartender to Manufacturer

By Watering holes across the country are making and selling their own syrups, mixers, bitters and more. Test out some of these ingredients at your home bar.
Erik Castro Bartending

Highlight Reel: February

By Five of our best cocktails-and-spirits stories from the past month.
Best New Drinking Books

Drinks by the Book: 2013

By Long winter evenings are perfect for reading one of these new spirited books.
Oscar Party Drinks

Toasting Hollywood

By We asked talented Los Angeles bartender Chris Hewes for two recipes you should make during the Academy Awards.
Best Skiing Bars | Ski Bar Guide

One for the Road: Ski Towns

By Add some delicious cocktails and spirits to your next ski vacation at one of these high-altitude bars.
Valentine's Day Cocktails | Romantic Cocktails

Cupid’s Cocktails

By What’s the best drink for Valentine’s Day? Here are a range of recipes to put you (and your sweetheart) in the mood.
Valentines Day Adult Cupcake Recipe

Spirited Cooking: Boozy Cupcakes

By Make your Valentine’s Day sweetheart these delicious adult treats from New York’s Prohibition Bakery.
Best Rum Guide — 2013

Rum Boon: 2013

By We got Martin Cate, all-star bartender and owner of acclaimed San Francisco bar Smuggler’s Cove, to share with us the five new rums he thinks you should try this winter.
How To Make Dried Fruit Cocktails | Winter Fruit Drinks

The Hot List: Dried Fruit

By Have a case of the winter blues? Recapture the sweet taste of summer with these two delicious cocktails from top bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Aisha Sharpe.

All-American Super Bowl Punch

By No matter which team wins, feel like a champion on Sunday by fixing this delicious whiskey punch from top Chicago bartender Mike Ryan.

Highlight Reel: January

By Five of our best cocktails-and-spirits stories from the past month.
Burns Night Scotch Guide

Scotch Guide: Burns Night

By Toast Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, with a dram of one of these new single malt whiskies.

New Orleans’ Favorite Punch

By Celebrate Mardi Gras year-round with these recipes for decadent Brandy Milk Punch.
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5 Tips: Cognac

By We got Flavien Desoblin, owner of New York’s acclaimed Brandy Library, to share with us his top advice for enjoying cognac.
St. George Single Malt Whiskey

American Single Malts

By Distillers from New York to California are now producing this complex type of whiskey. Here are a few bottlings you should try.
Cana Brava Rum

2013: A Drinker’s Preview

By From new bars and spirits to cocktail books, get a sneak peek of a few things coming out this year.

New Drinking Rules for 2013

By Consider making these five spirited resolutions this year.

A Toast to 2013

By Ring in the new year with these bubbly concoctions from Liquor.com advisory board member Julie Reiner’s New York bar Clover Club.

Highlight Reel: December

By Five of our best cocktails-and-spirits stories from the past month.

Leftover Libations

By Do you have spirited leftovers from your holiday celebrations? Turn those half-empty bottles into a range of delicious drinks.

How to Mix: Spirits & Chocolate

By Famed pastry chef Jacques Torres shares his advice for pairing different types of alcohol with chocolate. Bon appetit!

Holiday Gift Guide: High-Roller

By Celebrate like a big shot by fantasizing about these rare and expensive bottlings.

Hot Drinks by the Pitcher

By We turned to top bartenders in snowy Boston and chilly Minneapolis for a couple warm cocktails you can serve your friends and family.

Holiday Gift Guide: Scotch

By Few presents are as traditional as a bottle of whisky. Check out these five exceptional single malts.
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