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A Guide to the Perfect Martini

A Guide to the Perfect Martini

While an evening with friends generally requires nothing more than a decent beer selection, the fact remains that some occasions will require you to up your drinking game. Put down the red cups and ping pong ball, nimrod, we're talking about a more sophisticated drink, a cocktail...

Rhone's Ranger Shorts Are the Only Shorts You'll Need This Summer

Rhone's Ranger Shorts Are the Only Shorts You'll Need This Summer

Summer can include a great many activities: hiking, camping, golfing, grilling, and general outdoor relaxation. Be ready for it all with Rhone’s Ranger Golf and Hiking Shorts. Made from specially engineered performance twill, these shorts are flexible, water repellent, durable, and ideal for just about anything you’re doing this summer. The center gusset allows them to move with you, so you won’t feel constricted on a backswing or while gathering wood for a campfire, and the lock down media pocket lets you keep your phone secure while you’re active. Every detail has been thought out. They’re the shorts with a thousand possibilities.

How to Make a Smoked Old Fashionedplay

How to Make a Smoked Old Fashioned

Order a smoked cocktail at a modern bar and you'll be gifted a grand performance by some dapper mixologist. Cool, but unnecessary. You can make your own smoked cocktail at home, easily. Let this video from Cocktail Chemistry show you how to infuse some nice smokey notes into the...

7 Great Cocktails Under 200 Calories

7 Great Cocktails Under 200 Calories

The problem with resolutions is that it’s really hard to keep them. If you've decided to get in shape, you’ll probably start working out, but eating (and drinking) healthy won’t be easy. It’s laughable to think that you’ll stop all of your vices. You'll probably cut dow...

What Top Bartenders are Drinking This New Year's Eve

What Top Bartenders are Drinking This New Year's Eve

Bartenders don’t just enjoy mixing up cocktails for you, they like to drink too. This is especially true if they have had a ridiculously busy night. One of the busiest nights of the year is New Year's Eve. Bartenders all across the U.S. will be joining in on the revelry while h...

7 Hot Cocktails to Warm You up This Winter

7 Hot Cocktails to Warm You up This Winter

Let’s face it, Indian summer is officially over. Halloween is firmly in the rearview and the holidays are finally upon us. This means colder weather (snow for many), family gatherings and numerous reasons to warm up with alcohol-fueled hot cocktails. These seven hot cocktails c...

The 10 Best Books for Your Home Bar

The 10 Best Books for Your Home Bar

The rise of craft cocktails has led to a new trend: home bartending. The only thing cooler than discovering a great cocktail bar to boast to your friends about is creating the same cocktail experience in the privacy of your own home. What’s more exclusive than a bar that only y...

Ballast Point Cocktail Cans

Ballast Point Cocktail Cans

You may know Ballast Point from such stellar beers as Sculpin, Victory at Sea, and Dorado. But while the San Diego-based brewery churns out some outstanding sea-inspired brews, they also do the same for spirits. Now they're taking those spirits and whipping up some canned cockta...

Father's Day Kits

Father's Day Kits

We remember dad coming home from work and cracking a cold one or pouring himself a drink. With these memories in mind, we created two Father's Day Kits. Both The Home Bar Kit and The Craft Beer Kit are filled with the gear he needs to unwind after a long day. The Home Bar Kit ...

The U.S. Forest Service's 1974 Cocktail Guide

The U.S. Forest Service's 1974 Cocktail Guide

We're just going to assume there's some downtime between keeping parks clean and educating America's youth about who can prevent forest fires. How else could you explain this U.S. Forest Service 1974 Cocktail Construction Chart? With the detail-rich appeal of a housing blueprin...