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Spirited Cooking: Bourbon, Vanilla and Chocolate Milk Shakes

By The holidays are all about overindulging, so whip up this delicious and decadent concoction. It’s our gift to you.

A Spirited Hanukkah Celebration

By After you light the menorah, sip these tasty cocktails while you eat latkes and play dreidel.

Holiday Gift Guide: Rum

By Looking for the perfect present? Then you need to check out these five rums.

Piping-Hot Cocktails

By Warm up this holiday season by fixing some of our favorite toasty drinks.

Highlight Reel: November

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

Holiday Gift Guide: Tequila & Mezcal

By Give your friends and family the perfect bottle of tequila or mezcal for the holidays.

5 Tips: Holiday Entertaining

By Throwing a party for your friends and family? Then you need to check out celebrity chef Rick Bayless’ advice and recipes.

Holiday Gift Guide: American Whiskey

By Check out these bourbon and rye present ideas from Keith Biesack, beverage director at Brooklyn’s acclaimed Char No. 4.

Cranberry (Cocktail) Season

By Mix up these seasonal cran-coctions on Thanksgiving, or during any spirited fall gathering.

A Scotch Martini

By Replacing the vermouth in a classic Martini with whisky has delicious results.

Spiced Thanksgiving Cocktails

By While turkey and cranberry sauce take center stage at most Thanksgiving celebrations, it’s important to remember that the drinks selection matters almost as much grandma’s pumpkin pie—and should be as full of spices. From classic mulled wine to something a little more spirited, there’s no better complement to your holiday feast than a spiced drink. […]

Make Your Own Irish Cream

By It's easier than you think to whip up a batch of this delicious liqueur.

A Spirited Wake-Up Call

By Adjust to the end of daylight-saving time by enjoying these new coffee concoctions.

Highlight Reel: October

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

An Adult Halloween

By We asked a pair of talented bartenders to create craft cocktails inspired by their favorite holiday candies.
Will-o’-the-Wisp - Gin Cocktail

Gin for All Seasons

By Don’t banish your gin to the back of the liquor cabinet just because it’s fall. Here are two cool-weather recipes you need to try.

The Whisky Trail: Speyside

By If you’re a Scotch lover, you need to visit the famed Speyside distilleries at least once in your life.

Scotch Boon: 2012

By Love Scotch? Here are four of the latest and greatest whiskies you need to taste.

Spirited Cooking: Whiskey Butterscotch Sauce

By Forget having Scotch with dessert—instead mix the two in this decadent adult treat.

How to Mix: Beer and Liquor

By Care for a cold one? Try these complex cocktails calling for delicious Belgian brews.

Ingredient Hunter: Distillery Bottlings 2012

By You’ll need to travel to get your hands on these limited-edition spirits.

Highlight Reel: September

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

Drinking in Fall

By Welcome the new season this weekend by making these cocktails that feature a range of autumnal ingredients.

Drinks by the Book: 2012

By From a history of whiskey to a study of Hemingway’s favorite drinks, you’ll enjoy these spirited books this fall.

Crowdfunded Drinks

By A wide variety of spirited entrepreneurs are turning to regular folks for funding through sites like Kickstarter.

Bourbon Boon: 2012

By Love American whiskey? Here are six of the latest and greatest bottlings you need to taste.

Back to (Cocktail) School

By It’s time to hit the books and master some famous drink recipes.

A League of Their Own

By Creative distillers around the country have invented some truly unusual bottlings that don’t fit into any traditional categories.

Gridiron Drinks

By Mix up these cocktails from talented San Francisco bartender Brian MacGregor when you watch football this season.

Your New Bourbon: Sponsored Shot

By While there are dozens of bourbons on store shelves, there are actually just a handful of recipes that distillers use...

Boozy Baking: Chocolate Whiskey Tart

By We got the chefs behind Brooklyn bakery Baked to share their recipe for a spirited and decadent confection.
Bloody Mary Cocktail

The Bloody Mary

By The Bloody Mary is both a hangover cure as well as notorious breakfast drink. Find out who likely invented this classic brunch drink.
Cadiz Apples-gin-cocktail

The Fruits of Our Labor

By Enjoy the long Labor Day weekend with these simple-yet-delicious cocktails.

Mix These Smooth and Sweet Bourbon Cocktails: Sponsored Shot

By When you’re trying a new bourbon, how do you decide what cocktails to make?

Highlight Reel: August

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

Spirited Side Trips: Labor Day

By During your holiday weekend, take a detour to visit one of these craft distilleries located near vacation spots across the country.

Cocktails by the Pitcher

By Serve a group these late-summer drinks that are perfect for the deck, patio, backyard or porch.

Spirited Cooking: Ice-Cream Cocktails

By Fight the heat with these frosty drinks that call for some tasty liquor.

Cocktail Tour: The Caribbean

By Take a trip without leaving your home bar by mixing up these tropical concoctions. Bon voyage!

The New Whiskey Frontier

By Distilleries around the country are releasing whiskies made from a range of unique ingredients. Here are some to look out for.
Peach Collins - Gin Recipe

Cool Cocktails To Go

By Chill out anywhere with these portable cocktail recipes from talented bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Aisha Sharpe.

The Tale End: 2012

By Find out what we learned after five days of sampling spirits and mixed drinks at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail convention in New Orleans.

The Olympic Spirit

By We chatted with elite runner and Olympic marathon competitor Desiree Davila about her favorite whiskies.

Highlight Reel: July

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

The Cocktail Olympics

By Consult our guide to the London games to find out what to drink with each event.
Kermit Ruffins' New Orleans Guide

Kermit Ruffins’ New Orleans

By We got the famed NOLA musician to share with us his favorite spots to eat and drink in the Big Easy.

Gourmet Shot: Ted Allen

By We got the award-winning television host to chat about drinks and share a tasty recipe for brunch punch.

Mature Spirits

By Brands are digging through their warehouses and bottling an increasing number of rare casks. Here are a few to daydream about drinking.

Gear Guide: Summer 2012

By Make sure you enjoy the season by picking up these handy spirited products.

Spirited Bastille-Day Drinks

By Observe the French holiday celebrating independence by fixing one of these Parisian-inspired cocktails.
The Independence – Gin Cocktail

Celebrating Cocktail Independence

By We asked Allen Katz, co-founder of the New York Distilling Company and a Liquor.com advisory board member, to create a couple cocktails for July 4.

Highlight Reel: June

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

Your House Gin

By Want your own signature gin? We’ll teach you how to (legally) make a unique and summery bottling, no bathtub required.
Smoky Paloma - Mezcal & Tequila Cocktail

Double-Down Cocktails

By What’s better than a drink that calls for one base spirit? A drink that calls for two. Try these doubly good recipes.
Plantation Rum Guadeloupe Vintage 1998 bottle – Father’s Day gift

Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2012

By Just in time for the holiday, check out these four spirited presents for Dad.

Tom Collins Season

By It just wouldn’t be summer without a delicious and refreshing Tom Collins. Try these tasty variations on the classic recipe.

Spirited Cooking: Popsicles

By Hot outside? Cool down with these two boozy frozen recipes from the new book People’s Pops.
Best of May — Liquor.com

Highlight Reel: May

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

Mixing up Sunshine

By Celebrate spring and the long Memorial Day weekend with these refreshing cocktails from a pair of talented mixologists.
Tales of the Cocktail 2012

Celebrating the Cocktail: 2012

By If you’re heading to New Orleans in July for the 10th-anniversary Tales of the Cocktail conference, you should check out our guide to the spirited event.
beach reads - the art of fermentation

Beach Reads: 2012

By Going on vacation this summer? Peruse these spirited books during your travels.
Pleased as Punch - Vodka Recipe

A Toast to Marriage

By Make sure your next bachelor or bachelorette party is a wild success with these cocktail recipes from top Las Vegas bartender Chris Hopkins.
Mother's Day Gifts - Lillet Bottle

Gift Guide: Mother’s Day 2012

By Toast your mom on Sunday with these four presents she’s bound to love.
Kentuck Derby Whiskies — John B. Stetson Bottle

Winner’s-Circle Whiskies

By Enjoy these American-made spirits while you watch the Kentucky Derby.
Jacques Bezuidenhout Behind the Bar

How to Cocktail: Margarita, Paloma and Spiced Old Fashioned

By Master these three drinks in minutes by watching videos featuring tequila expert and Liquor.com advisory board member Jacques Bezuidenhout.
Gin Old Fashioned – Gin Cocktail

An Old-Fashioned Spring

By Celebrate the new season with these two refreshing drinks from talented Portland, Ore., bartender Ryan Magarian.
360 Vodka bottle – eco-friendly vodka

The Earth-Day Spirit

By Give your bar a green makeover by picking up these five eco-friendly (and tasty) bottlings.
Tax Day Bacardi Bottle

A Taxpayer’s Liquor Guide: 2012

By Use your refund to splurge on these super-premium bottlings (or save with our accountant-approved alternatives).
Clover Club New York

Best Brunch Bars

By Start your weekend morning at one of these top bars around the country, which serve not only delicious eye-openers but also great mid-morning dishes.
Rainy Day Drinks

Rainy-Day Cocktails

By To come up with drinks for these dreary April days, we turned to a pair of top mixologists in stormy Portland, Ore., and soggy England.
Golden Glove - Rum Cocktail

MVP Mixology

By Just in time for Major League Baseball’s opening day, we unearthed two old-timey sporting drinks.
Manhattan Cocktail Classic logo

Cocktails and the City: 2012

By Next month, New York hosts some of the world’s best bartenders and spirits experts for the third annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
April Fool's Martini

A Recipe for Deception

By It wouldn’t be April Fool’s Day without our recipes for concoctions that trick the senses.
Hotel Bars

Highlight Reel: March

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

Ingredient Hunter: Regional Spirits

By With increasingly more craft distilleries and small brands, there’s now a selection of bottlings available only in select parts of the country.

How to Cocktail: Cosmopolitan, French 75 and Tom Collins

By Master these three classic drinks in minutes by watching videos featuring Liquor.com advisory board member Simon Ford and talented bartender Brooke Arthur.

2012: A Drinker’s Preview

By From brand-new spirits and bars to must-have products, find out what we’re looking forward to this year.

Take a Shot at 2012

By Ring in the New Year by drinking one of these sophisticated shots along with your Champagne.

Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Scotch

By We asked Angus McShane and Pedro Shanahan of downtown Los Angeles whiskey bar Seven Grand for their favorite bottles.

Farm to Drink: Infusions

By Talented mixologist Charlotte Voisey hosts our latest video about creating seasonal spirit infusions with fresh fruits and herbs.

Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Tequila

By We asked Julio Bermejo, owner of San Francisco institution Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, for his favorite bottles.
Johnny Walker Double Black Scotch Whiskey Bottle - New Scotch Whiskies

Your New Dram

By Here are five of our most recent Scotch discoveries that you should be drinking now.
Ron Abuelo Centuria Rum Bottle - Splurge Spirits

A Taxpayer’s Liquor Guide

By Spend your tax refund on these splurges or get your accountant’s approval on our more modestly priced alternatives.
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