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.
When it comes to Easter-themed drinks, I always have to go with a mimosa. It's a tried and true classic that's delicious no matter how you make it. They are SO easy to make, too. This list from Woman's Day has a bunch of simple ideas you can incorporate into your Easter brunch. Strawberry grapefruit? Rose raspberry? Yes, please.
St. Patrick's Day is just a few days away, so what better time than to explore your options when it comes to drinks that feature Irish whiskey? Even if you're not a big whiskey drinker, if you plan on having a drink or two this weekend it might be a great time to try something new out.
With so much more snow and cold temps than usual, this winter feels as if it's been endless. Spring is coming--it has to, right?--and with it, we can enjoy some cocktails that are perfect for warmer weather entertaining and fun.
St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching, and while many of us already have delicious favorite drinks we're looking forward to enjoying, there's always something new to mix up and try. For example, have you ever thought to mix a Bailey's Mint Martini? Adding some Creme de Menthe to Bailey's is so simple, yet I've never even considered the idea. Now I want one right now!
We may love tequila, but not all of us like the sting of an actual shot, preferring mixed drinks instead. So why does tequila sting? In short, it's because the alcohol lowers your capacity to withstand heat in your throat, making it much more sensitive and causing a strong burn that can feel worse than, say, coffee or hot soup.
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor... Some of us handle tequila better than others, and I have friends who swear that it's the drink that does them in. They can handle anything but tequila! That seems odd to me, but I've always loved tequila and felt the opposite, so I just don't have that experience.
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.
If you haven't watched Iliza Schlesinger's bit about mermaids, you must; you'll die laughing. Then you can skip being a mermaid and just buy these mermaid tail cocktail glasses instead. The wine glasses are actually glasses within glasses, as you can see, because setting your mermaid tail in an upright position from which to drink would be super awkward and likely spill.
Gravy fat and turkey stock in a cocktail? Gin with celery syrup and cilantro? Ugh, I can't stand cilantro (the soap herb!) and I didn't even know there was a such thing as celery syrup. These surprise ingredients are supposedly the makers of exquisite cocktails that only sound weird and gross and terrible but are actually amazing and enjoyable.