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12 Easy Alcohol Slang Words to Make You an Expert

Posted by Kaylee Pratt on

12 Easy Alcohol Slang Words to Make You an Expert

We’ve all been there and have seen it on the movies: I’ll take a martini, straight up, dirty and dry. Give me two fingers of well whiskey, neat, long. To the less-experienced drinker or bartender, all this slang can get confusing. So here are twelve basic slang words to use at the bar. (Basic, but not elementary, because we all know what on the rocks means!) Neat: Alcohol straight from bottle to glass… no ice, no frills, no nothin’. Whiskey and brandy are often ordered “neat,” because people enjoy them at room temperature. (e.g. I’ll have a Jack Daniels, neat.)...

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Tequila, Limes and a Night Full of Fun!

Posted by Marissa Alvarez on

Tequila, Limes and a Night Full of Fun!

Margaritas are a staple for any good night out. So why not celebrate it fully on National Margarita day on February 22nd! This simple drink made up of tequila, lime and Cointreau (could be substituted with triple sec) is refreshing and comes in many different flavors, but the most important ingredient has to be the tequila. Origins: Tequila, made from the blue agave fruit, originated in Mexico. Arizona, being so close to the action decided to drink that product right up! It is in Arizona where the well known drink “Tequila Sunrise” was originated. It was created as a “poolside...

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6 Need-to-Know Alcohol Laws in the British Isles

Posted by Kaylee Pratt on

6 Need-to-Know Alcohol Laws in the British Isles

Nothing fits fall like chilly fog, warm drinks, and colorful trees. A trip to the British Isles is sure to curb your autumnal needs: beautiful foliage and the perfect fall climate. (And for those of you who dislike the cold, Britain is experiencing a warmer fall than normal this year. All the more reason to visit!) As you cuddle in cashmere in London - or bundle up in a nice wool coat in Dublin - you might want to sip something to brace yourself against the chill. Though the rules are a little different across the pond, here are six...

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Exciting Fall-Flavored Brews for This Season

Posted by Emily Hagenburger on

Exciting Fall-Flavored Brews for This Season

The advent of fall means pumpkin spice everything—and beers are no exception. However, there are many new and upcoming seasonal brews that are perfect for autumn without being solely pumpkin-flavored. Take a look at a few examples below: To start, an annual favorite is the Sam Adams Fall Variety Pack, so let’s see what they’re offering this year! While the Boston Lager and Oktoberfest are standbys, there are four new fall flavors: the Hoppy Red, an ale with spicy, piney notes from Australian hops; the Bonfire Blonde, with its smoky, bacon-like aroma; the Maple Ale, with hints of caramel and...

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The Best Ways to Use Up Your Leftover Wine

Posted by Katy O'Hara on

The Best Ways to Use Up Your Leftover Wine

Warm days and nights make summer the perfect time to relax with a chilled glass of wine. Crisp whites and light, smooth reds are always good, and a refreshing rosé is best enjoyed during the summer months. Despite how much you may enjoy whatever wine you are drinking this summer, sometimes there’s some leftover that you know you won’t drink. It could be because there’s just not enough left for a full glass, or you’ve just thrown a party and can’t bear the thought of finishing the bottom half of the bottle. Whatever your reasons may be, there’s still plenty...

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