Pixie Bonda day ago
Dear Bartenders
I have worked in a bar for two years, and I have been a waiter for four. So I’ve had my fair share of shit from customers over the years. Here’s some of the things I, and my colleagues have to deal wi...
Best Rums to Try in 2018
When most people think of rum, they picture the sweet but rough clear liquor that is central to many a tropical cocktail or the best rum cocktails for parties. There is, however, another completely di...
Greg Joseph2 days ago
10 Ways to Add Craft Beer to Your Breakfast
Beer enthusiasts and morning people can finally come together and enjoy a combination of relaxation and energy with their breakfast. As a craft beer lover myself, sometimes it is too much to wait for ...
C.C. Curtis3 days ago
Must Try Whiskeys in 2018
Are you the type who likes to stick with what you know and purchase the latest version of whatever your favorite brand is? Or are you the type that likes a lot of variety and therefore likes to try ma...
Best Vodkas for Your Liquor Cabinet
Vodka is one of the most versatile and popular spirits in the world. It can be made from any number of ingredients in a variety of methods, and as such, there is a surprisingly vast array of flavors t...
Dess Lyapova5 days ago
Theatre and Wine (Vol.1)
Theatre and wine are cornerstones of Western culture—assumed, unquestioned, and too often taken for granted. Not only do they have a shared history, but they produce a similar effect. While the focus ...
Best Vodkas for Your Liquor Cabinet
Vodka is one of the most versatile and popular spirits in the world. It can be made from any number of ingredients in a variety of methods, and as such, there is a surprisingly vast array of flavors t...
Iwan Palinski14 days ago
Why You Should Add Water to Your Whiskey
Never let anyone tell you that you shouldn't add water to your whiskey. The typical reason whiskey “connoisseurs” offer against adding water to whiskey is that it dilutes the liquor, but that's not tr...
Brian McCann25 days ago
Best Home Beer Making Kits
Have you been struggling to find the perfect beer? Then, you're likely saying, "This one is just a touch too hoppy." Or maybe you mutter, "I'm really not getting the grapefruit here." Well, if you're ...
Best Craft Beer of 2018
American Craft Beer Week has come and gone, but don't feel too upset if you missed out on the festivities. We're living in the golden age of American craft brewing, with small and independent craft br...
Hellen Gablea month ago
Irish Pubs
Whether you’re in the heart of Dublin or the beautiful village of Kilsheelan, the pub is the center of life in Ireland. Not just for the Guinness or Jameson, or (the author’s personal favorite) Magner...
Chica Reyass2 months ago
Best Drinking Games You Can Play Without a Deck of Cards
I love playing these games with my rec soccer team, which is made up of the most badass, fiercest women I know. Self-care is important; it belongs in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. And this is some of t...
Designated Driver
For those who choose not to drink.
Beginner Bartender
Our Bartending Blueprint will help you fake it til you make it.
Pairings
Wine and cheese, beer and bread, tequila and lime. Explore these favorite food pairings.
Best Zero Calorie Mixers
Just about everyone will admit they could do with cutting down their calorie intake. Unfortunately, those of us with an affinity for potent potables have an extra hurdle to jump through when it comes ...
Sue C7 months ago
Pointers to Ease a New Year's Hangover
New Year's Eve is here and you are ready for the festivities. All you drinkers out there know tonight will be fun tomorrow morning is payday for it, especially if you have to work. There are many ways...
Patricia Sarkar7 months ago
Stocking Stuffers for your Favorite Martini Fan
Martinis are, and always will be, in style. They are a cornerstone of drinking and have long been a classic among connoisseurs of all kinds. They're elegant, taste delicious, and can be surprisingly g...
Nancy D16 days ago
Eight Amazing Shooter Recipes
SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS! Have a party coming up? Need a new drink of the week were you work? Better yet, want to just make some shots for fun? Well, I have some good news for you: you have come to the rig...
Ann King21 days ago
The Alcoholic's Spouse
They say if you dig deep enough into any family tree, you will find one, no matter how hard the family has tried to hide their family shame. The "one" I am talking about is the family "alcoholic." In ...
C Va month ago
My Alcoholic Husband
Here I am again. Sitting up and unable to fully relax. To sleep, that would be peace. I don't think I have slept fully in months. My husband is in the thick of his addiction. It feels worse than ever....
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
11 Tips for Getting a Drink in a Crowded Bar
If there's one thing I've learned from being a raver, it's that getting a drink in a crowded bar is absolutely brutal. There are millions of people, all clamoring for the bartender's attention, and yo...
Jacqueline Hanikeh3 months ago
Tips for Passing the Sommelier Certification
Whenever I head out for dinner to a really high-end restaurant, I always fancy the sommeliers that would serve me. They're much more experienced and knowledgeable in wine than anyone I've ever come ac...
Jesse Kinney3 months ago
How to Make Your Own IPA Beer
"Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy," may be a Benjamin Franklin myth, a fabrication of what the Founding Father really said, but none can argue the truth behind the statement. Since ...
Dess Lyapova5 days ago
Theatre and Wine (Vol.1)
Theatre and wine are cornerstones of Western culture—assumed, unquestioned, and too often taken for granted. Not only do they have a shared history, but they produce a similar effect. While the focus ...
Best Boxed Wine to Take on the Go
Whether it's a romantic picnic with your loved one or a potluck dinner with a dozen friends, wine is still the go-to, never-miss beverage of choice. Most wine has only one major flaw: its packaging. G...
Lynne Shumaker2 months ago
Why Does Serving Wine at a Specific Temperature Matter?
If you're not a wine professional, you've probably never wondered about serving wine at a specific temperature. But in all honesty, the temperature of your wine will help (or hinder) your enjoyment. I...
Mandy Mae6 days ago
Five Easy Cocktails to Try This Summer
In need of some delicious and easy cocktails to make this summer? Below is a list of some simple favorites.
Best Brandy Cocktail Recipes Everyone Should Know
I love brandy, and I think it's criminally underrated as a sipping spirit as well as an ingredient in cocktails. As the latter, one of brandy's biggest strengths is its surprising adaptability. Its en...
Simple Bourbon Cocktail Recipes Everyone Should Know
If you have gotten past the confusion between whiskey and bourbon (spoiler, all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon), and you understand that bourbon is always made in the U.S., stored ...
Greg Joseph2 days ago
10 Ways to Add Craft Beer to Your Breakfast
Beer enthusiasts and morning people can finally come together and enjoy a combination of relaxation and energy with their breakfast. As a craft beer lover myself, sometimes it is too much to wait for ...
Best Craft Beer of 2018
American Craft Beer Week has come and gone, but don't feel too upset if you missed out on the festivities. We're living in the golden age of American craft brewing, with small and independent craft br...
Jerrica a month ago
Bud Light Orange - Just in Time for Summer
Hi, my name is Jerrica and I hate beer. Ha. I drink it every now and then because I’m cheap and beer is usually cheaper when you go out. What’s better than a $2 PBR? Well honestly, lots of things are....
Lauren Stones19 days ago
How to Get Served First at Any Bar: Tips from a Bartender
Have you ever stood at a busy bar for hours, watching countless others get served before you, cursing all the bearded hipsters who push to the front and get away with it, wondering if you'll be able t...
Tim Steiner4 months ago
St Patty's Day in Jax Beach
Ahhh St. Patrick's Day... a day when everyone can either pretend they're Irish or celebrate actually being Irish for one whole day while getting smashed at the bar. Jax Beach is no different. With St. Patty's day landing on a Saturday and beautiful typical 75 degree and sunny weather, we knew it was going to be a shit show and unfortunately we were right. Tommy and I just landed a couple more bars in our security business and St Patrick's Day was going to be a good test for them to see how they ...
Roland Barnes4 months ago
10 Best Hidden Speakeasy Bars in the World
From Hong Kong and Buenos Aires to Los Angeles and New York, modern speakeasies take the idea of prohibition era secret bars and spin them into havens for aficionados of craft cocktails. While the 8th...
A M B M5 months ago
The History Behind Absinthe and How to Make a La Louche
History of Absinthe: Modern day Absinthe is derived from Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) along with other herbs and was originally curated by French Dr. Pierre Ordinaire during the French Revolution (...
Jon Medrano Miller7 months ago
How an Old Fashioned Became the Old Fashioned Staple of NYC
It’s a drink that’s always in style no matter the decade or day of the week. It’s on every bartender’s curriculum and every mixed drink enthusiast’s bucket list, but the Old Fashioned has always been ...
Amanda Kuseka year ago
Top Shelf Cures
When I was six or seven, my parents went out to celebrate an anniversary and left our grandmother to watch my brothers and me. Grandma Jean is British, and when I was little I loved this the most abou...
Alexis Hustus4 months ago
The Ginger Tea Reviews: Darjeeling and Pear Sangria
Hello, and welcome back to another fruity edition of the Ginger Tea Reviews! Tea is my passion, and I am making it my goal to share my passion with the world! Today, we are going to be talking about a...
EmmaLeigh Rivera4 months ago
The Tipple Tattle: Bonneville Brewery
About 30 minutes outside of Salt Lake City, nestled in the small town of Tooele is a great craft brewery called Bonneville Brewery. Now, Utah isn't traditionally known for their alcohol but with a new...
Bum Wine Boba year ago
BWB Malt Beverage Of The Week — ZIMA
ZIMA is BACK! If you've been living under a rock for the last month and haven't heard the news, the original flavored malt beverage, Zima is back for a limited time only! I was too young to enjoy Zima...
Pixie Bonda day ago
Dear Bartenders
I have worked in a bar for two years, and I have been a waiter for four. So I’ve had my fair share of shit from customers over the years. Here’s some of the things I, and my colleagues have to deal wi...
Ryan Epps4 months ago
Basic Bartending Techniques That Are Easy to Learn
Whether it's making a popular shot or choosing the right amount of ice cubes, it's obvious to everyone that bartending isn't simple. Fortunately, we've made it right by simplifying the intricacies, th...
Sherry Campbell4 months ago
10 Ways to Spot a Bad Bartender
Maybe they're a rookie, or maybe they simply don't care about their job, no one wants to get the worst bartender in the club. And as some of the best ways to spot a bad bartender, these tricks will he...
aaron 3 months ago
10 Signs You're Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Like most adults I like the occasional alcoholic drink, but when does it become too much? Everyone drinks for different reasons—some do it socially, others to relax, and some do it through dependency....
Gerald Oppugne5 months ago
Strange Hangover Cures That Actually Work
Nobody likes a hangover. Problem is, there isn't much in the form of aid or advice for cleansing this deteriorating phenomena. We all like to drink (hopefully not too much), and more often than not, h...
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Adonis McManus9 months ago
Confessions of a Nightclub Owner: Part 2
Noah: "I sure hope we don’t have any more broken water pipes in the future.” “It was just a one-off all fixed up and no problems now!” Noah: “Come on, I’m not stupid. I’ve been in the industry for a l...
Jessica Bates9 days ago
Sobriety
I have been sober for 35 days. Not much, right? But anyone who has been or is addicted to something knows that 35 days without something that you depend on can feel like a lifetime. If you have never ...
Ann King9 days ago
Setting Your Boundaries When Dealing With Alcoholic Spouse
I can't tell you how many holidays and get-togethers my alcoholic/drug addicted husband has spoiled over the past decades for me, my kids, family, and friends. Always walking on eggshells, the stress ...
Ann King11 days ago
Waking Up in Jail, Headaches and Regret, Hope It Was Worth It
I knew it was coming. I have been telling you for months. Now I just hope that alcohol/drug-induced high was worth everything that it has now cost you, me, and our family. As I predicted from one of m...
Alexis Hustus4 months ago
The Ginger Tea Reviews: Tea Infused Alcohol
Hello, and thank you for joining me for another fun review! Tea is my passion, and I am making it my goal to share my passion with the world! Today, I decided to try and make something I've never made...
Rachel Blanchard5 months ago
Best Wine Glass Decorating Ideas
Wine glasses are the best simply because they can be used to enjoy my favorite beverage in the world. It's wine, by the way, and wine cocktails. But wine glasses can actually be used for so many other...
Greg Bond7 months ago
How to Make Hard Apple Cider from Scratch
Drinking hard apple cider is the best type of drink to enjoy any time of the year. Whether it's in the middle of the crisp and cool of fall or even during the hot summer. But I personally would prefer...