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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.

These are the 6 classic tequila cocktail recipes you need to know

From a margarita to a paloma, here are six of the best tequila cocktail recipes you need to know and should make, including a few twists on the classics.
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You can now design your own splitboard, courtesy of… Twix?

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Here’s what drinks pros have learned from Dry January

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A pro tells all about cocktail bitters and how to make them at home

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These are our 15 favorite coffee bean brands for 2023

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10 foods you should never freeze (no matter how much money you save bulk buying)


Want a gorgeous, perfectly browned steak? Use water (yes, really)

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This is the secret to fluffy, moist, downright perfect bread

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3-ingredient Nutella muffins may be your new food obsession

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Improve your skin and eyes with these delicious foods high in vitamin A

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The experts weigh in: Why the alcohol you use in mixed drinks matters

A pint of stout at the bar.

These are the 11 best stouts to unwind in winter with

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How tequila is made, from harvesting agave to aging anejo

The art of making tequila is a historically rich and delicious process. Here's how this flavorful spirit gets from the ground into your cocktail.
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Low-cholesterol diets: The dos and don’ts you need to know

A low-cholesterol diet will help reduce your risk of heart disease. Here is a full guide to a low-cholesterol diet.
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How to break a fast — the 7 best foods to eat

If you're on a fasting diet, you might be wondering what you can (and should) eat when at meal time. These seven suggestions are your best bet.
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Did you know these popular foods are high in saturated fat?

Saturated fat is mainly found in animal foods. See a list of foods high in saturated fat here.
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Experts agree: The salmon cooking tips you need to tap its great benefits

There are several health benefits of salmon, a deliciously versatile fish. It's a nutritious superfood that's a great fit for any healthy diet.
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A major change is coming to In-N-Out, and people have feelings

After years of rumors, it's finally happening. The popular California fast food chain, In-N-Out, will be opening its first location east of the Mississippi.
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Chinese New Year: 10 traditional foods and what they symbolize

As with any great holiday, the Chinese New Year is full of delicious food. What's more - it's filled to the brim with not only flavor, but with symbolism.
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The real reason people are freaking out about gas stoves (and why it’s silly)

With all the hubbub in the news lately about gas stoves, you probably have a few questions. We get it, and we've got you covered.
A glass and a bottle of Buffalo Trace.

These are the most popular whiskey brands in the U.S. for 2023

These are some of the most popular whiskey brands in the United States and whiskey makers continue to pop up across the country, so who's making good juice?
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9 important health benefits of magnesium you need to know about

Magnesium is an essential mineral with functions from muscle contraction and relaxation to blood pressure regulation. Find the benefits of magnesium here!

Stock your home bar with these fantastic vodka mixers

When it comes to vodka drinks, the Skyy is the limit. (See what we did there?) These are the best vodka mixers for nice, simple cocktails.
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8 incredible reasons you should be drinking green tea

Green tea is touted for health benefits ranging from weight loss to cancer prevention.
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5 food and drink trends the experts wish would just go away

We've chatted with some experts of the food world to find out which of trends they're most eager to see go, and we have to admit — we couldn't agree more.
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This incredible app helps you ‘steal’ recipes from almost any website

With thousands of online cookbooks and YouTube tutorials, it's easy to lose track of the recipes we want to try. With this app, that's no longer a problem.

The 5 best low-calorie drinks to order at the bar

There are plenty of alcoholic options out there that are far better than hard seltzers or light beers. These are some of our favorites.

A chef’s guide to making the perfect Korean fried chicken

While making Korean fried chicken at home might seem intimidating, the finished product is well worth the adventure.
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These are the very best ski towns for foodies in America

Ski season is here and you should be dining well while you're not on the slopes. Here are the best ski towns for foodies in America.
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How to perfect the Penicillin cocktail, according to an expert

Whether you’re after a remedy for what ails you or just a cure for the common cocktail, the Penicillin is good medicine. 
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Notes on soaking up the spirits of Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire

These islands may be part of the Lesser Antilles, but there’s nothing “lesser” about their beaches, their city life, or their mixology!
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Amid recession and inflation woes, caviar is having a renaissance

When times are tough, those who can, splurge. Here's our look at caviar and what it says about the state of the world.
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8 incredible ways you can benefit from cinnamon

There are many benefits of cinnamon, and these include reducing the risk of heart disease and regulating blood sugar.
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2023 is the year of the Mediterranean diet

Are you looking for a new diet to follow in 2023? Try the Mediterranean diet to enjoy its many benefits!
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Drink up at the very best bars in all of America

There are many great bars in America we love to patronize. There are the 24 best, from New York to Nashville.
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These are the best sparkling waters on the market

Call it sparkling water, seltzer water, or carbonated water, these delicious drinks deliver flavor and refreshment without the calories.
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Theses are the 9 best whiskies under $25 to enjoy in 2023

Not all of us want to break open our wallets for a bottle, which is why we created a list of the best whiskeys under $25.
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The best (and worst) stadium food in the US, ranked collected over 100,000 reviews of food at major sports venues. The resulting list revealed the best and the worst eats across professional sports.
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Mcdonald’s explores automated store, so our dystopian future is one step closer

Last month, McDonald's launched their first fully automated, no-humans-required, soulless, and lovin' it restaurant, and people have feelings.
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15 tools from Home Depot that will help you kill it in the kitchen

If you're serious about cooking and need high-quality, long-lasting kitchen tools, look no further than your local hardware store.
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Grilling year-round: 10 incredible tips for winter barbecues

Summer isn't the only season for barbecues. If you love to grill, dust off that pit and heed these cold weather grilling tips from the experts at Char-Broil.
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The best red wines under $20: Our top picks

Red wine doesn't always have to be expensive to be delicious. These are the top red wines you can find under $20.
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How much protein do you really need? Here’s how to calculate it

We all know protein is important, but how much protein do you need to eat? Find out here.
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Save time and eat smart: 9 of the healthiest microwavable meals in 2023

These healthy microwavable meals are lower-calorie, more nutritious, quick, and cheap.
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These terrific mocktails are perfect for Dry January

Dry January is a popular choice for those wanting to give their liver a break from alcohol. These mocktails are a tasty way to do that.
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The perfect comfort food: Make this beef stroganoff recipe in just 30 minutes

For the ultimate comfort food that only takes 30 minutes to prepare, look no further than this recipe for easy beef stroganoff that tastes like it took all day.
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The best non-alcoholic drinks to get you through Dry January

Dry January may mean abstaining from alcohol, but there are some great non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy.
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Move over, Mary: Bloody Maria is the best hangover drink there is

A Bloody Maria is the perfect way to get the new year off to a flavorful start while helping to cure that hangover at the same time.
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10 great reasons you should do Dry January this year

Here is the ultimate guide to Dry January. The campaign is aimed at helping people re-examine their relationship to alcohol. Are you up for the challenge?
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This perfect winter cocktail is like drinking cake and we love it

Move over cartoon cat and mouse, there's an even better, older Tom and Jerry in town. Here's how to make the classic dessert cocktail from the early 1800s.