Whether you follow the legend of Kore or Persephone (who are essentially the same person but with vastly different stories, depending on which one you think is most accurate!), you can't deny that pomegranates are a lovely symbol of this time of year. Why not celebrate your darkness and surviving Hades on Earth with a pomegranate cocktail or two before Mecury goes into Retrogade?
Beer & Wine
It may not be fall, y'all, but it sure will be in a couple of weeks, and I'm so ready for the apples, cinnamon and everything cozy. How about you? It's time to start planning those September drink menus for parties, cozy evenings around the firepit or nightcaps during the weekend.
Okay, I get that it's too early for Halloween for a lot of people. In my house, September is pretty much Halloween Eve, the entire month of October is Halloween and we wear a different costume every day. So if you're not into the theme, it's okay, these are great drinks for any time--just know that I definitely have these in mind for October entertaining!
Summertime is the perfect time to mix up some sweet, fruity drinks, whether they're for a group of friends and family or just for yourself! If you're searching for some new recipes to try, Liquor.com always has something interesting to test out, no matter what the season is. This list of 11 Essentail Cocktails for summer is just what you need for the perfect July get together.
With today's current heat advisory, I'm ready for something super refreshing to cool off with. This list of cocktails looks really good. Watermelon motijos and rose sangria look so good, as does the coconut water champagne fruit punch! I don't have most of these ingredients at hand, though, and I'm looking for something really good. I thought I had some frozen fruit but I gave it all to my chickens to cool off with!
Independence Day isn't one of my favorite holidays, but I do love to spend time with my family, have a rare beer on tap at the park (although ours is flooded this year and we probably won't go elsewhere) and watch the fireworks from afar. My husband loves the whole shebang--grilling meat, shooting off his own fireworks, etc.--and while that's not my cup of tea, a good Fourth of July cocktail certainly is!
Some studies show that people are drinking less alcohol and many companies--including those that sell only alcohol!--are jumping on board the trend of selling booze-free cocktails. Curious Elixirs is a "bold not boozy" company that makes hand-crafted cocktails, bottles them and ships them out to you to enjoy instead of a glass of wine each evening.
Most people give up something for Lent--beer, sex, red meat, what have you. But did you hear about the man who drank a beer diet and lost over 40 pounds doing so? He only drank beer and water during Lent without food and lost 43 pounds. Yeah, if you skip eating for 45 days, you're going to lose weight, no matter what you drink.
Would it come to you as no surprise if I told you that out of all professions surveyed, it's the military who drinks the most days of the year? According to the CDC, the average profession reports people drinking 91 days a year, but service members tend to drink an average of 130 days each year. That's more than every three days.
My friends all know that if I could just drink my food, I would, and often do. I much prefer drinking to eating and am constantly finding new favorites. My current favorite is a lemon loaf Tazo tea with a bit of stevia and heavy cream. It's delightful, but I do recommend two teabags. My favorite cocktail is much simpler--just some pineapple juice with vodka in it. It's popular in Spain, where I taught for a semester, and I've always carried it with me, although I'll try almost any cocktail once.