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To master alcohol takes skill: Learn how to do anything as well as a bartender, become a wine sommelier, a cocktail whiz or a beer buff.

Iggy Paulsen9 days ago
How to Measure a Shot Without a Shot Glass
When I first started drinking, I bought a bartending book so I could learn how to mix drinks. It was very effective at teaching me great wine cocktails as well as a number of my favorite low-calorie v...
Lynne Shumakera month ago
Best Jell-O Shot Recipes
Whether you're channelling your inner college student or you actually are a college student, Jell-O shots can be a fun and surprisingly tasty addition to any party. While the traditional recipe calls ...
How to Make Delicious Punch That Everyone at Your Party Will Love
I love making cocktails for my friends, but things can get a little out of hand at birthday parties and other large gatherings. Between measuring and pouring ingredients, slicing limes and lemons, get...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
How to Make Homemade Amaretto
Amaretto is a classic Italian dessert liqueur that tastes phenomenally good when mixed with coffee or just on its own. Its deliciously nutty-spicy taste makes it a favorite for chocolate pairings, not...
How To Properly Hold Every Type of Drink
Some people have their go-to drink of choice, always ordering a glass of cabernet or a pint of Guinness no matter where they go. Others prefer to see the happy hour specials, just in case they can get...
Morgan E. Westling2 months ago
How to Make a Watermelon Keg
Making a watermelon keg may seem like a rather peculiar thing to do; however, a watermelon keg can be used for a wide variety of refreshing summer vodka and gin cocktails, and it is a great addition t...
How to Make Wine from Grape Juice
The tradition of making homemade wine from grape juice dates back at least to prohibition-era United States, when winemakers would sell blocks of concentrated grape juice with instructions to dissolve...
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Jarret Thomas3 months ago
How to Make a Wine and Cheese Board When You're on a Budget
My dad Devon Thomas has been seeing Chica Reyass for a few months now but they've yet to have the conversation about labels, even though Chica casually refers to herself as my dad's partner. I've read...
Rowan Marley3 months ago
How to Make Wine in an Instant Pot
Ah, the Instant Pot—also known as the crock pot, the pressure cooker, or a fusion of the two. It's a great invention for anyone who enjoys a delicious hot meal they get to enjoy the moment they come h...
Ossiana Tepfenhart5 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 Hanikeh6 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 Kinney6 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 ...
Jacqueline Hanikeh6 months ago
How to Keep Wine Fresh After Opening
We tend to think that we'll be able to completely finish a bottle of wine the second we open it. Then when our faces are flushed, our eyes can barely open, and we can't get rid of that goofy grin on o...
Kelsey Lange6 months ago
How To Make Smoked Cocktails and 5 Recipes to Try
Smoking a cocktail isn't just for the professionals. The process is less complicated than you'd think, and with the right tools and some practice, you too can create a smoky cocktail right in the comf...
Jennifer Violet6 months ago
How To Infuse Your Alcohol With Fresh Fruit, Spices, Herbs, and Botanicals
Have you ever wanted to create your own cocktails right at home? The bartenders make it look so easy, and it is! You can create delicious cocktails that are infused with all-natural ingredients like f...
Rachel Blanchard6 months ago
How To Make Infused Sous Vide Cocktails
There are so many ways you can create really unique cocktails. From straight out of the bottle to aging your favorite cocktail, while there are many ways you can create cocktails, there are tons and t...
Kelsey Lange6 months ago
How To Make Traditional Sake in Your Own Home
Sake might be one of the most intimidating drinks to undertake, but it is possible to learn how to make traditional sake in the comfort of your own home. With the right tools, the best method, and a l...
Sasha Konikovo7 months ago
How to Make Absinthe at Home
Absinthe is one of the very few liquors that remains as mysterious and edgy as ever. First allegedly used as a health tonic in France during the late 17th century, absinthe has gained an incredibly st...