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The world of alcoholic beverages is difficult to navigate alone. With so many different cocktail recipes and mixers to choose from, it’s important to approach each drink you create or imbibe with careful consideration. Whether your drink of choice is whiskey, vodka, tequila, rum, or gin, we’ve got you covered with our latest guides, how-to’s, and recipes. We’ve even put together quite a few wine, cider, and beer guides while we were at it.

Person pouring a line of shots in a bar

How many shots are in a handle of liquor? We’ll walk you through it

Here are some helpful ways to figure out how many handles you and your buddies will need for your next drinking party.
A Kuleana Rum Works sugarcane field.

It’s time to pay attention to Hawaiian rum — why this liquor should be on your bar cart

Liquor bottles on a bar shelf

The surprising ways vodka can actually be good for you

Boozy Bubbly Lemon French 75 Cocktail with Champagne

How to make a French 75, a great cocktail you’re (probably) overlooking

Person holding an espresso martini glass placing coffee beans as a garnish.

Make the best espresso martini with these fantastic recipes

Mai Tai

We’ve got a sensational Mai Tai recipe you won’t want to stop making

Packing a suitcase.

Flying with alcohol: How to pack beer and wine in your luggage

Home brewing bottles

How to make beer at home: A guide for beginners

Bourbon barrels

The white oak tree is in danger, and so is bourbon — here’s what the industry is doing about it

Beer Pint

Bad news for beer lovers: A new study says climate change is ruining your favorite drink

Dark Rum

Bourbon fans: These 8 dark rums are great adds to your liquor cabinet (because they’re a lot like bourbon)

glass of whiskey

Scotch whisky found in 800-year-old castle — believed to be the oldest Scotch in the world — will soon be for sale


The best bourbon options under $100: They taste just as good as the expensive stuff

A good bourbon doesn't have to be expensive. These are the best bourbons you can buy for under $100.
French 75 cocktail

The 11 best gins for a French 75, according to bartenders

The twist on the Tom Collins proves especially popular any time of the year. So, here are the 11 best gins to use for the French 75, according to bartenders.
Pouring a glass of whiskey

10 wheated whiskey and wheat bourbon bottles to try if you can’t get your hands on any Pappy Van Winkle bourbon

Can't get your hands on any Pappy Van Winkle? Give one of these other options a try.

This sidecar drink recipe has only 3 ingredients (so get yourself some good tequila!)

The sidecar drink is a timeless classic. Only three ingredients, it stands out when you have great tequila
Trader Joe's store

Trader Joe’s has wine and food: Here’s how to pair the two

We'll tell you how to pair Trader Joe's wine and food for a great evening in.
Tequila with lemons

Tequila aging terms, demystified: Everything you want (and need) to know

There are so many different types of tequila. These are the aging terms you should know to pick out the right bottle.

Smooth, oaky reposado tequila options perfect for fall sipping

Tequila can be a great liquor choice for fall. These respado tequilas have hints of caramel, vanilla, or cocoa, perfect for cool fall nights.
Barrell Craft Spirits

Barrell Craft Spirits debuts first 100-proof bourbon, designed to be an accessible, ‘all-occasion’ whiskey

While Barrell Craft typically sells cask-strength bourbon, its newer offering has a much lower ABV.

10 single malt scotch bottles: The rested and sherry-matured version

Here are the best sherry-finished and matured single malt Scotch whiskies you can buy.
Eagle Rare 25

Buffalo Trace releases its oldest Eagle Rare bourbon yet

Do you like Buffalo Trace bourbon? Eagle Rare just released its oldest bourbon ever.
Whiskey in a glass on a wooden table

Know your liquor: All the bourbon terms you’ve never understood, finally explained

Learning about bourbon can be confusing, especially if you're not familiar with the lingo. This is what you need to know.
A Chilcano cocktail.

How to make a Chilcano, Peru’s buzzy pisco cocktail we can’t get enough of

How to make a Chilcano, a great drink that leans hard into Pisco.
A pour of nocino, a walnut liqueur

Bartenders explain the merits of nocino, the tasty liqueur you need in your life

It's nocino season, which means it's time to celebrate the Italian walnut-based liqueur. Here's how to enjoy the stuff properly.
Stouts on a wall

Everything you ever wanted to know about bourbon barrel-aged stout beer

What is a barrel-aged stout? This is everything you've ever wanted to know.
Mijenta Tequila

This tequila from the highlands of Jalisco is the first certified b-corp tequila ever

Looking for tequila done right? This brand is the first certified b-corp tequila on earth
The Macallan Colour Collection

The Macallan Colour Collection is a traveling scotch collector’s dream come true

Macallan's new Colour Collection includes five single-malt Scotch whiskies.
Two ice-cold glasses of gin with blood orange garnish with cocktail sticks on a table.

The Finnish long drink is the best gin cocktail you’ve probably never heard of

The Finnish Long Drink is a 70-year-old Scandinavian gin-based beverage that's refreshing and easy to make at home.
Sazerac classic whiskey cocktail

The classic whiskey cocktails you need in your bartending repertoire

The ability to produce a delicious whiskey cocktail is still an accomplishment to be proud of (and show off, when you can). Check out these classic cocktails.
The Multnomah Whiskey Library in Portland has one of the largest selections of rare whiskeys in the nation.

The most beautiful bars in the U.S. (for those extra Instagram-worthy drink photos)

The most beautiful bars offer an unmatched aesthetic. From Los Angeles to NYC, here are the most beautiful bars in America.
Beer tap

Halloween-themed beer: Trust us, you need these 8 beers in your life

Halloween-themed beer might not be something you've thought about, but these 8 beers are incredible.

This tart twist on the Aperol spritz will be your favorite new cocktail — and we’ve got an amazing recipe

The aperol spritz is a classic drink, but rhubarb will elevate your spritz recipes.
Beer pint

This beer is made with recycled wastewater (and the company says you won’t be able to tell)

Climate change is making us think of how best to use nature's resources — which is why Devil's Canyon made a beer with recycled wastewater.
Union Horse Bottled in Bond Bourbon

Union Horse Distilling Co. unveils limited-edition, small-batch, bottled-in-bond bourbon whiskey

This bottled-in-bond bourbon will be a new seasonal release.
A very dark scotch in front of its bottle

5 popular bottles of Scotch to build your liquor cabinet around

Every proper liquor cabinet should have at least one bottle of scotch- and we've got five great options you can choose from
Lava Roasted Manhattan cocktail.

The best spiced rum cocktails to spice up your palate this fall

Spiced rum is great for autumn and can be the star of many great cocktails. Here are seven to try.
Spicy Bourbon Pumpkin Smash

Let bourbon warm you up in all new ways with these delicious fall drinks

Bourbon's characteristic flavor is not only luscious on its own, but also complemented by other warm and cozy fall flavors, mixed into festive drinks.
Tequila Mandala

MLB playoffs: The Dodgers have been eliminated, so they can’t celebrate with this team-favorite tequila

Though the Dodgers have been swept by the Diamondbacks in the MLB playoffs, the team's favorite tequila is still here.
Four glasses of freshly made Margarita cocktail decorated with limes on wooden table with shaker and limes.

Our margarita recipe is the only one you’ll ever need, we promise

Margaritas are a classic cocktail, and this margarita recipe will wow every time.

10 classic bourbon bottles and brands that will never go out of style

10 classic bourbon brands you should have on your home bar cart
A set of Plantation rums from around the world.

You’re drinking rum all wrong – why you need to treat it more like wine

Even if you take rum seriously, as you should, you're probably doing it wrong. Here's how to properly honor the spirit.
Two glasses of Aperol spritz

Our Aperol spritz recipe is as close to perfect as you’ll find

Need a simple, great, repeatable Aperol spritz recipe? This one's for you, then!
Aperol spritz

The secret to making your tequila drinks fall-friendly is Aperol

The start of autumn doesn't mean your tequila drinks have to go away. Here are several great cocktails for fall that call for the addition of Aperol.
Pouring whiskey

Know your liquor: A guide to whiskey terminology

Ever wonder what all the whiskey terminology you read really means? We've got you covered.

10 fantastic single malt Scotch whiskies to warm you this fall

Fall is a season of reasonably warm days and chilly evenings. It’s also the perfect time of year to enjoy a warming dram.
best fall cocktails

These irresistible cocktails will keep you warm and cozy the whole fall season

Fall is here and that means a host of fantastic cocktails that use the ingredients of the season.

Buffalo Trace brings back old-timey whiskey brands not seen since Prohibition

Buffalo Trace's Prohibition Collection is a must-have for whiskey enthusiasts
Bud Light

The Bud Light boycott movement comes for Taylor Swift, NFL’s Travis Kelce — this is why

The Bud Light boycott is coming after Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift
A pair of Guinness pints

Guinness Extra Stout vs. Draught: Which one tastes better?

Which of these two wildly popular beers is better? Let's take the plunge and find out.


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