15 Famous New York Cocktails and How to Make Them

15 Famous New York Cocktails and How to Make Them

Ah, the Big Apple. Famous for its skyscraping high rises, hot dogs, theaters, neon-lit streets, cheesecakes, diverse cultural heritage and — you guessed it — cocktails. These classic New York cocktails encompass the city that never sleeps in origin or personality — or both. Because these drinks have unique stories, flavor profiles and histories all their own, sipping them maps out a mixologist’s journey through this one-of-a-kind city. Discover how to mix some of the quintessential famous New York cocktails from the convenience of your own home, wherever that may be. Classic New York Cocktails and Their Recipes Ready for …
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Celebrate Mom With Mother’s Day Wine

Mother's Day Wines

As one of the most popular holidays on the calendar, Mother’s Day offers the perfect time to say thank you to all the maternal influences in your life. Whether you are planning a large meal to spend time with mom, or you just want to send her a gift that she will love, consider buying a bottle of wine for Mother’s Day. Wondering what kind of Mother’s Day wine is best-suited for your mom? Consider her personality and wine leanings to pick the best wine gifts you can imagine. Here are three examples that may help you decide. 1. For …
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The Best Wines For Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Wines

The fifth of May is a day to celebrate and feast, no matter where you live in the world. In fact, Cinco de Mayo celebrations have begun to pop up around the globe. This holiday boasts a world of fun and festivities, not to mention the perfect opportunity to try some of the best wines for Cinco de Mayo flavors. If you are hosting a Cinco de Mayo party or looking for a special gift to present on this day of celebration, find out more about the four wines that make sense for any Cinco de Mayo gathering. 1. Yalumba …
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The Difference Between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

The Difference Between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignons and merlots are two wildly popular and well-established red wine varietals. So popular, in fact, they’re the number one and number two most-planted wine grape varietals in the world — over 840,000 acres for cabernet sauvignon and 657,300 acres for merlot. However, if you’re like most people and don’t carry a sommelier certificate, it can be hard to distinguish between the two. Cabernet sauvignon and merlot share many similarities to the naked eye. Yet their sips can carry vast but subtle differences for the discerning tongue to untangle. (And to pair properly with a meal.) Appreciate the rich heritage between …
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How to Make Mixed Drinks at Home

How to Make Mixed Drinks at Home

Forget the bar crawl! The best mixed drinks, cocktails and libations can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home — provided you have a few stocked staples and taste buds willing to get creative. Making mixed drinks and cocktails at home is simple and fun, even without a restaurant-worthy bar cart. Master your inner mixologist with the following easy cocktail recipes you can whip up in your kitchen — some classics, and some twists on old favorites, but each leaving your friends wondering if you secretly have a bartender’s license. What Should I Have at Home to Mix Cocktail Drinks? …
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