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How to Cure Hangovers with the Hair of the Dog

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How to Cure Hangovers with the Hair of the Dog

As a general rule of adulthood, hangovers happen. And there are many ways to cure them--from smoothies and raw juices, to greasy diner food. But according to the old adage, another--possibly more fun--way is with “the hair of the dog that bit you.” Many people will recommend a Bloody Mary--and they aren’t wrong--but if tomato juice or tabasco aren’t your cup of tea, here’s some other cocktails to try. According to First We Feast, these 10 cocktails will “kill” a hangover. Some even come as a two-for and include an egg white--an essential protein for combating your hangover. And while...

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3 Delightful Ways to Booze-Up Your Dessert

Posted by Olenka Burgess on

3 Delightful Ways to Booze-Up Your Dessert

What could be better than ice cream or booze on their own? Ice cream and booze together, of course! Now that summer is upon us, we’ve rounded up several pathways toward boozy ice cream bliss, in order of difficulty. The Basics Serious Eats has compiled a fantastic introduction to the dos and don’ts of boozy ice cream. The beauty of adding alcohol to ice cream is that since alcohol has a low freezing point, it keeps your ice cream creamy and scoopable. Although summer heat usually does an excellent job of softening ice cream, if you’re anything like us, you...

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The Mint Julep and the Kentucky Derby Go Hand in Hand

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The Mint Julep and the Kentucky Derby Go Hand in Hand

The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously running sports event in the nation. The first Kentucky Derby was held on May 17th, 1875 and has happened annually at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday of May ever since. It’s a grand social affair wrapped in the trappings of a sporting event (or the other way around, depending on where your priorities lie). The traditions of a derby event are heavily borrowed from the British; the awards, the hats, the pageantry. But the Kentucky Derby has a few traditions that stand out as distinctly American additions to the event. An integral...

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Bartender Spotlight: Jacquelyn Zykan on Drinking Like a Local in Kentucky

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Bartender Spotlight: Jacquelyn Zykan on Drinking Like a Local in Kentucky

When Jacquelyn Zykan offered up a drinking tip as a bartender in Louisville, Kentucky for The Field Guide to Drinking in America: A Traveler’s Handbook to State Liquor Laws by Niki Ganong, she was quick to recommend Old Forester bourbon whiskey to anyone who wanted to drink like a local. Now, she works for Old Forester as the “master bourbon specialist,” traveling the country conducting trainings, tastings, and events on behalf of the brand.  Introduced in 1870, Old Forester was the first bourbon to be bottled in sealed glass bottles, and, according to some legends, it was the bourbon used to create...

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Five Boozy Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhog Day

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Five Boozy Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhog Day

It’s Groundhog Day, the holiday where, for 130 years, we’ve looked to the humble woodchuck for meteorological advice. The ‘official’ groundhog is known as Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sages of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinaire. Some 20,000 people will gather outside Phil’s burrow on Gobbler’s Knob to witness his prediction. For those of us that can’t make the trip, here’s some facts befitting of a holiday dedicated to rodent weather psychics: 1. Thought to be the birthplace of Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania has some of the nation’s strictest liquor laws. Read more about them in the...

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