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It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for the best 40-ouncer of beer or the best $40,000 whiskey, because we cover it all. From profiles of industry-leading chefs and bartenders to recipes for homemade cocktails or brisket, The Manual serves up content that will make you hungry, thirsty, and ready to put your apron on.

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New limited edition New York bourbon celebrates art icon Jean-Michel Basquiat

New York brand Great Jones Distilling Co. is celebrating Basquiat's legacy with the release of a limited edition bourbon.
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Simona Tabasco’s spicy, refreshing vermouth spritz

Knob Creek

New release from Knob Creek combines rye whiskey and bourbon

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Prime Day coffee machine deals: Ninja Espresso is $70 off

Rustic style dinner with cheese platter

French cuisine guide: Everything you need to know

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Best Blackstone Prime Day deals

The Pit Boss Navigator 5500 wood pellet grill cooks on a camping trip.

Best Pit Boss Prime Day deals: Griddles, smokers, BBQ grills, more

Chenin blanc wine

Chenin Blanc is the summer white wine you’ve been waiting for

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These are our favorite hazy IPAs for hazy summer days

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Stay hydrated with these Liquid IV Prime Day deals

Buffalo Trace

These are the best Kentucky distilleries to visit this summer and fall

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The Iguazú Mist is an spicy, savory twist on the caipiroska cocktail

Traeger Ironwood 885 grill and smoker with WiFi Prime Day deal

This badass Traeger Ironwood 885 grill and smoker with WiFi is over $300 off

We're in love with this badass Traeger Ironwood 885 grill and smoker with WiFi and a built-in temperature probe. It's got everything and it's cheap.
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A 25-year aged rum from the heart of Jamaica, from Appleton Estate

Appleton Estate, one of the top Jamaican rum brands, is coming out with a new release in its annual series that has been aged for 25 years.
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A contemporary take on the Colombian spirit aguardiente

Those who love to try new and unusual spirits will want to check this one out: a new U.S. release of a South American spirit called aguardiente.
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Best Keurig Prime Day deals: K-Slim down to $49 from $126

Get a new coffee maker by taking advantage of Keurig Prime Day deals. Whether you want a simple machine or an advanced model, there's something for you here.
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These are the highball drinks you should know how to make

Simply put, a Highball is a mixed drink that consists of a liquor base and a non-alcoholic mixer.
Instant Pot, 6-Quart Duo Electric Pressure Cooker

Best Instant Pot Prime Day deals: as cheap as $75 today

You shouldn't miss the Instant Pot Prime Day deals if you don't own the kitchen appliance yet. Cook meals for your family faster and easier with an Instant Pot.
GE Profile smart indoor smoker

Wowzers! This GE smart smoker can be used indoors and it’s $300 off

Prime Day is here and there's an incredible deal on a GE smart indoor smoker right now that you need to see especially if you love smoked meats.
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Does boba tea have caffeine? Everything you need to know

Even if you know nothing about boba tea, the pictures alone are enough to make anyone curious about this fruit-flavored tea trend.
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Holy meatballs: This MEATER Block WiFi meat thermometer deal is fire

The MEATER Block is a smart WiFi meat thermometer built for grilling and more. For Prime Day it's also part of a fantastic meat thermometer deal you must see.
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Best Ninja Prime Day deals: grills, blenders, air fryers and more

We've tracked down all the best Ninja Prime Day deals and rounded them up here, along with some key buying advice.
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Best SodaStream Prime Day deals: up to $100 off

If you've always wanted your own sparking drink maker, you're going to want to take advantage of the discounts from the available SodaStream Prime Day deals.
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Makgeolli is the Korean drink of the summer

Korean drinks are making their mark on the foodie world. Along with the ever-increasing popularity of soju, now is the time to try out makgeolli.
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A unique blend to celebrate 200 years of Delamain Cognacs

L'Oiseau Rare is part of a celebration of 200 years of Delamain cognacs, which was founded in 1824.
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Top small batch whisky producer Copperworks Distilling Co has a permanent trio

A trio of new single malt whiskies is being announced by Copperworks Distilling Co., one of our favorite distillers of small batch American whiskies.
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The best rums for your summer daiquiri

We asked seasoned bar pros to tell us their favorite rums for daiquiris, and here they are.
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Invite-only deal: The SodaStream Enso sparkling water maker is $100 off

This invite-only deal for Prime Day on the SodaStream Enso sparkling water maker allows you to easily make sparkling water at home, anytime. Don't miss it.

What is soju? Everything you need to know about the world’s most popular liquor

Similar to vodka, soju is a clear neutral grain spirit that’s very popular in Korea.
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Early Prime deal: This Ninja Foodi air fryer can cook two meals at once

This air fryer early Prime deal allows you to grab the Ninja Foodi DZ201 DualZone two-basket air fryer for super cheap right now. Don't wait.
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What’s a store-pick bourbon? A term you should get to know

It’s the term used to describe a bourbon expression selected by a liquor store, bar, restaurant, and other liquor-related venues directly from a distillery.
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Did you know Mexico has a state-recognized tequila department?

Tequila and Mexico are exceptionally close. Turns out the country has a branch of government devoted to singing the praises of the spirit.
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How to cook flank steak: The tips and tricks you need

Here's how to make an absolutely perfect flank steak, every time at home.
Bloody Mary

3 twists on a Bloody Mary for the ultimate Sunday cocktail

From no-alcohol versions to swapping spirits, there's really no end to the ways you can tweak the Bloody Mary recipe to create something you'll enjoy.
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Early Prime deal: Make barista-grade espressos with this Breville machine

With this Breville machine you can make barista-grade espressos at home and thanks to an early Prime Deal it's available at a super low price. Check it out.
Crab cakes

How to make crab cakes: The tips you need for this great summer meal

Here are our tips for making this incredible dish at home.

Easy bourbon cocktails: You don’t need to be an expert to make these drinks

Not only are these drinks easy to make, but you also don’t have to stock your home bar with dozens of random bottles, and other ingredients.
Smoked meat brisket

These are the absolute best beef cuts to smoke

There are many beef cuts to consider for your smoker. Here are the best ones for many memorable barbecue meals ahead.
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This ThermoPro meat thermometer is $70 off as an early Prime Day deal

The smart ThermoPro meat thermometer is available at a huge discount as a Prime Day deal. You do not want to miss out on this one if you love grilling!
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We love these blanco tequilas for sipping and summer cocktails

As long as you don’t grab a bottle from the bottom shelf, you might even find yourself enjoying a blanco tequila neat or on the rocks.

Your Aperol Spritz needs an olive (trust me on this)

There's a better way to drink an Aperol Spritz - there's a simple change you can make to this drink to make it even tastier.
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Make a party punch in a snap with this Fancy Long Island Iced Tea recipe

We love a bowl of punch for a summer party, and a new recipe from Julianna McIntosh uses boozy ice cubes for a clever way to keep things chill.
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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s competing recipes for National Michelada Day

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston have come up with two dueling Michelada recipes for National Michelada Day.
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What is a gruit, and where can you find one?

Beer without hops? That beer is called gruit. Here's everything you need to know about the brew style and where to find the best beer.
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A quick guide to French wine crus

French wine labels can be unfamiliar and confusing but once you understand the Cru system, they make a lot more sense.
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These are the best dry white wines for cooking – add these to your kitchen toolbox

Dry white wines are a chef's tool. Here are some to look out for and add to your culinary arsenal.
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Visiting Maker’s Mark: The distillery where history and innovation blend seamlessly

Dan Gaul sits down with Beth Buckner from Maker's Mark, the famed whiskey brand behind the beautiful red-waxed sealed bottles.
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A limited release rye whiskey finished in toasted oak barrels

An award-winning rye whiskey series is coming back, with a new release by Indiana-based brand Penelope Bourbon.

This new bourbon is finished in rum barrels for a tropical fruit flavor

A new release from Kentucky brand Old Forester brings together two delicious spirits, bourbon and rum, into one bottle.
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The most valuable beer brand of this year comes from Mexico

Beer might be variously claimed by Belgium, Britain, the U.S., and plenty more, but the home of the world's most valuable beer brand of this year is Mexico.

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