How to Have a Virtual Happy Hour

How to Have a Virtual Happy Hour

Mandatory stay-at-home and social distancing orders may have halted your favorite weekly happy hour and closed your favorite bars and restaurants. However, the need to stay safe and healthy doesn’t have to make you feel socially isolated — or prevent you from enjoying your favorite cocktails, beers, wine or other beverages along the way. Get inspired for successful virtual happy hour ideas that’ll help you stay connected with your colleagues, friends and family long after COVID-19 releases us from its claws What Is a Virtual Happy Hour? Virtual happy hours take the idea of a typical happy hour, but host …
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Essentials for Stocking Your Home Bar

Essentials for Stocking Your Home Bar

Looking for the hottest new spot for mixed drinks in town? Spoiler alert: It’s your home. Learn exactly what you need for a home bar rivaling your favorite bars and lounges — yet costs a fraction of the price — with this guide to stocking your home bar. Plus, having home bar staples always on hand lets you unlock your inner mixologist, impressing your friends and yourself with your new creative cocktail skills. Get started today with these home cocktail and bar essentials. How to Stock Your Home Bar Stocking a successful home bar cart has less to do with …
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Cocktail Guide

Building up a basic bar at home doesn’t need to take a lot of time or money, but it’s an investment that will pay off in your own enjoyment and your reputation as a host. Setting up a bar at home requires surprisingly little. We’ve kept the requirements simple: supplies for a dozen basic cocktails and standard single-liquor highballs like gin and tonic. Basic Bar Checklist Bottle/Can opener Corkscrew Cutting board and paring knife Ice bucket and tongs Jigger Juice squeezer Shaker Stirring spoon Strainer Towel Cocktail or “Martini” (4 to 6 ounces) Highball (8 to 10 ounces) Old-fashioned or …
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What Are the Different Types of Liquor?

What Are the Different Types of Liquor?

Whether you’re expanding the drinks in your home bar or getting into distilled spirits for the first time, you should know what types of liquor are out there. Learning the different types of liquor creates a foundation for moving onto cocktails and mixed drinks, and it allows you to understand the best way to drink each spirit, either by itself or in a beverage. But what exactly is liquor? As the base of countless cocktails, liquor serves as an essential addition to almost every mixed drink. There are many kinds of liquor made of all different ingredients, giving them complex flavors and …
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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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