What to Do With Vodka This Month, According to Martha Stewart

We’re less than halfway through Dry January, and if you’re participating (or perhaps giving “Damp January” a try), you may be wondering what to do with all the booze sitting in your liquor cabinet until the 31st. Tito’s Vodka has the answer—according t…

We’re less than halfway through Dry January, and if you're participating (or perhaps giving “Damp January" a try), you may be wondering what to do with all the booze sitting in your liquor cabinet until the 31st. Tito’s Vodka has the answer—according to the brand, there’s a multitude of ways to use their vodka without actually drinking it, and they’ve recruited none other than lifestyle icon Martha Stewart to help spread the word.

The new Tito’s campaign, made in collaboration with Arts & Letters Creative Co., features the TV personality and entrepreneur using vodka to deodorize smelly shoes, make pasta sauce, clean grimy surfaces, and even extend the lifespan of a flower bouquet.

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You’ve Heard of Dry January—But What About ‘Damp’ January?

By now, you’re probably familiar with Dry January, the yearly tradition that prompts participants to give up alcohol for the duration of the month. The practice seems to resonate for a variety of reasons—whether it’s to recalibrate after a season of ho…

By now, you’re probably familiar with Dry January, the yearly tradition that prompts participants to give up alcohol for the duration of the month. The practice seems to resonate for a variety of reasons—whether it’s to recalibrate after a season of holiday drinking or to save money—making it a popular short-term resolution.

But what if complete abstinence isn’t your goal? If you'd like to cut back without going entirely dry, you might be better suited for what has become known as “Damp January.” Rather than forgoing alcohol completely, the premise of this temporary practice is to drink mindfully and in moderation throughout the month.

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5 Ways to Pair Hard Cider & Cheese, According to Marissa Mullen

Wine might be the first drink to come to mind when thinking about the perfect cheese pairing. The two have been enjoyed together for hundreds of years—the fruity, tannins from wine cut through the fatty, salty elements of cheese. But that’s not always…

Wine might be the first drink to come to mind when thinking about the perfect cheese pairing. The two have been enjoyed together for hundreds of years—the fruity, tannins from wine cut through the fatty, salty elements of cheese. But that’s not always the case. If you were to pair a big, bold red with a delicate fresh goat cheese, the flavors of the cheese will be overpowered by the intensity of the wine. This is when we turn to fall’s signature beverage—hard apple cider. It comes in a wide variety of styles and flavors, which are made using different varieties of apples and fermentation techniques. When pairing hard cider and cheese, we have to consider a few key factors. What style is the cider—is it dry or sweet? What kind of apples are used to make it? What kind of cheese are we snacking on? All of these contribute to the nuances in flavor, which impact how you pair the two together. For the perfect autumn happy hour, I paired five of my favorite cheeses with different varieties of hard cider.

Bloomy Rind Cheese & Dry Cider

The bloomy rind cheese family consists of some of the greats—brie, camembert, soft-ripened goat cheese, and triple crème cheeses. Many of these cheeses have a buttery, rich texture and a milky, delicate taste. A cheese like Camembert will boast earthier notes of mushrooms and crème fraîche, while a soft-ripened goat cheese has a citrusy bite amongst the creamy paste. These fatty cheeses work wonderfully with a crisp, dry cider. Dry cider is typically made using a blend of tart and ripe apples, creating a beverage that is bittersweet and bubbly like champagne. The bubbles in this cider act as a palate cleanser for the buttery elements from the cheese, and it’s not sweet enough to overpower the cheese’s aroma and flavor.

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Jackson Hole Isn’t Just for Skiing—It’s for Sloshies Too

One visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming is all it takes to discover that “sloshie” is a state of mind. The valley is filled with mountain peaks, ski resorts, rivers, wildlife, parks, and a tiny Western town with a big personality—and home to arguably the wo…

One visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming is all it takes to discover that “sloshie” is a state of mind. The valley is filled with mountain peaks, ski resorts, rivers, wildlife, parks, and a tiny Western town with a big personality—and home to arguably the world’s most exceptional frozen beverage. While it appears to be a fruity, colorful concoction housed in a slushie machine at countless spots around the valley, it isn’t the average, barely boozy, watered-down drink associated with all-inclusive resorts and beach bars. As the name implies, it’ll get you sloshed. I learned that the hard way, many years ago, when I gulped down two sloshies in one sitting before hopping on a raft to float down the Snake River.

The sloshie was conceptualized in 2012 at Creekside Market— they filled a drink machine with freshly squeezed grapefruit juices and a sizable amount of vodka. From there, “The Hound” was born and locals still frequent this spot for a cold, tangy, frozen drink to pair with whatever outdoor adventure they’re up to. Until 2002, you could legally drink while driving in Wyoming (for passengers, until 2007), meaning locals were already accustomed to having a cold one in tow.

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The Magic of Miami’s Modern Daiquiri

Along South Beach’s signature, neon-clad streets, neighboring sidewalk cafes peddle menus to tourists hoping they’ll stop and sit. Frozen daiquiris in varying pastel shades dot the tables. Some are served in large glass goblets, while others skip the g…

Along South Beach’s signature, neon-clad streets, neighboring sidewalk cafes peddle menus to tourists hoping they’ll stop and sit. Frozen daiquiris in varying pastel shades dot the tables. Some are served in large glass goblets, while others skip the glassware altogether and pour the pre-prepared cocktail directly from the machine into flimsy plastic cups dominated by an oversized straw.

Perhaps it’s Miami’s party-heavy vacation reputation coupled with the south Florida humidity and heat that have made the frozen daiquiri a signature cocktail here. Despite Cuba being the birthplace of the daiquiri clásico—a three-ingredient drink that’s been called the “granddaddy of rum cocktails”—it’s been outshined by the sugary slushy in the century since.

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Skip the Hurricane—Frozen Irish Coffee Is a New Orleans Staple Worth Sipping

If you ever find yourself in New Orleans’ French Quarter, perched on a stool inside Molly’s at the Market, a frozen Irish Coffee sloshing in your gut and feeling that kind of inner glow that translates to “Man, I wish I could stay here forever,” you wo…

If you ever find yourself in New Orleans’ French Quarter, perched on a stool inside Molly's at the Market, a frozen Irish Coffee sloshing in your gut and feeling that kind of inner glow that translates to "Man, I wish I could stay here forever," you would not be the first.

In fact, you'd be next in a long line of bar patrons, many of whom have had that exact wish granted while seated inside. As its name implies, Molly’s sits on Decatur Street near the French Market, and on busy days, customers can either head inside the doors or be served sidewalk-side from a window facing the street. But inside, behind the bar, urns contain the remains of longtime customers (yes, you read that right); they’re interspersed between top-shelf liquors, dangling patches, and baseball caps from first responders, years-old photos of patrons and bartenders, drawings, and satirical bumper stickers.

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Rocket Fuel Is Fire Island’s Signature Cocktail

Few things delight me as much as discovering a new place through local drinks. As a tri-state native, my parents took me to Fire Island a few times as a child and I’ve spent a handful of debauched gay weekends there as an adult. Despite more than a pas…

Few things delight me as much as discovering a new place through local drinks. As a tri-state native, my parents took me to Fire Island a few times as a child and I’ve spent a handful of debauched gay weekends there as an adult. Despite more than a passing familiarity with this part of the world, I was surprised to learn that Fire Island has its very own signature cocktail: The Rocket Fuel.

It can vary, but at its core, the Rocket Fuel is a blended drink made from amaretto liqueur, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and high-proof dark rum, which is, of course, floated over the top. Think of a slightly nutty Piña Colada and you’re close to what a Rocket Fuel tastes like.

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Soju Is the Refreshing Summer Drink You’ve Been Waiting For

As the temperature rises, our collective palate starts to shift towards light and refreshing kinds of beverages. Enter: soju, the beloved national liquor of choice in Korea that should be on your radar.

For a long time—at least in the U.S.—soju was pr…

As the temperature rises, our collective palate starts to shift towards light and refreshing kinds of beverages. Enter: soju, the beloved national liquor of choice in Korea that should be on your radar.

For a long time—at least in the U.S.—soju was primarily associated with Korean barbecue joints and Korean restaurants in general. But it’s now popping up in liquor stores across the country, with a selection of brands and flavors. This fragrant and crisp liquor is easy to drink, yet will still surely give you a buzz. And now, like many aspects of Korean culture, it’s making its way across the Pacific Ocean in a big way.

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18 Father’s Day Cocktails Because Cheers to Dad

Father’s Day is a chance to celebrate any father figure in your life who is there to wipe your tears, take out the trash, remind you to get your oil changed, and support you during your biggest moments. To show the special man in your life just how muc…

Father’s Day is a chance to celebrate any father figure in your life who is there to wipe your tears, take out the trash, remind you to get your oil changed, and support you during your biggest moments. To show the special man in your life just how much he means to you, kick off the festivities with a boozy beverage. From a classic old-fashioned or whiskey and coke to brunch favorites like a Mimosa or Bloody Mary, Dad will finally get the chance to do what he loves most—kick back and relax.


Our Best Father's Day Cocktails

1. Zingy Michelada With Celery Salt

This is the perfect drink for a hot summer day and honestly, the ultimate Dad drink. Think of a michelada as a more refreshing, lower-ABV version of a Bloody Mary—this one is equal parts homemade bloody Mary mix and a light lager beer.

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Rhubarb Gin Recipe

Rhubarb can have a fleeting flavour which is mild and often masked easily by others. One of the best ways to get the pure rhubarb flavour out of this lovely fruit is to make a homemade rhubarb gin. This really captures the pure rhubarb flavour and will…

Rhubarb can have a fleeting flavour which is mild and often masked easily by others. One of the best ways to get the pure rhubarb flavour out of this lovely fruit is to make a homemade rhubarb gin. This really captures the pure rhubarb flavour and will take all of your cocktails to the next …

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