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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.

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Pick the right types of cocktail glasses: What you need to know

We'll walk you through the essentials of what works and what doesn't when it comes to cocktail glassware, so you can up your home cocktail game.
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New limited edition New York bourbon celebrates art icon Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Simona Tabasco’s spicy, refreshing vermouth spritz

Knob Creek

New release from Knob Creek combines rye whiskey and bourbon

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

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

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A 25-year aged rum from the heart of Jamaica, from Appleton Estate

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A contemporary take on the Colombian spirit aguardiente

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These are the highball drinks you should know how to make

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Makgeolli is the Korean drink of the summer

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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.
Soju

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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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.
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.
Manhattan

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.
Refreshing Paloma Cocktail with clear ice, Tequila and Grapefruit

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.
Aperol

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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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.
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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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Does wine go bad? It’s not quite as simple as you may think

If you've ever picked up an old bottle of wine and wondered if it's still good, we've got you covered.
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It’s National Piña Colada Day, so try this modern take on the classic recipe

In celebration of National Piña Colada Day, the team at L’Avenue at Saks have come up with their own modern take on the drink they've named the Tradewinds.
Whisky

This American whiskey is designed to evoke the flavors of a fine cigar

A new whiskey is being released which aims to capture the flavors of cigars: The QuintEssential Untitled Cigar Malt Project from the Cedar Ridge Distillery.
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Wheyward Spirit says closed-loop distilling is the future of drinks

The drinks industry is evolving and Wheyward Spirit is leading the charge. The brand is converting food waste into award-winning spirits.
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Idris Elba releases new track for launch of Grey Goose Altius vodka

Iconic vodka brand Grey Goose is working with beloved British actor Idris Elba on the release of its latest spirit, Grey Goose Altius.
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Brad Pitt’s Riviera-inspired The Gardener Gin now available in the UK

Brad Pitt's The Gardner Gin was created in collaboration with renowned distiller Tom Nichol and aims to capture the flavors of the French Riviera.
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This cocktail is a fusion of Italian and Mexican cultures

A new cocktail recipe combines the refreshing tradition of Mexican drinks with the bracing bitterness of Italian amaros.
Cachaca

The best Cachaça you can get: Our top picks

If you enjoy rum (specifically rhum Agricole), you’ll probably like cachaça.
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New Scotch whisky from Formula One champion Jenson Button

A new whisky is being released that aims to bring together the twin passions of Formula One and fine Scotch.
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Celebrate soccer season with these Euros cocktails

If you're planning a watch party for the Euros this week, Daniel Ufland from The Whisky Masters has created a selection of cocktails.
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Royal Salute’s trio of whiskies inspired by the 62 Gun Salute

High end whisky brand Royal Salute is extending its 62 Gun Salute offering into a collection, featuring two new blends as part of the 62 Gun Salute Collection.
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Making sense of vodka terms: Your complete guide

In the most basic sense, vodka is a clear, neutral spirit that’s un-aged and has very little aroma or flavor
Beer

The best beer destination in Europe is not what you think

DFDS analyzed 70 European cities, 8,000 bars and pubs, sifted through social media posts, and looked over more than 40,000 online reviews.
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What does bottled in bond actually mean?

While these rules seem fairly complicated, they get even more strict when you get into bottled-in-bone whiskey.
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Yes, tomato wine is a thing

Grapes are the most commonly used fruit in wine production but it isn't unheard of for a winemaker to experiment with other fruits...like tomatoes.
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The Gold Rush cocktail is perfect for all seasons

The Gold Rush is made simply with bourbon, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and honey syrup (as opposed to the usual simple syrup).
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4 simple tequila drinks anyone can (and should) make

While some tequila-based drinks require many steps and a whole cabinet of ingredients, there are also a handful of straightforward tequila-centric cocktails.
Daiquiri

These white rums are perfect for mixing this summer

If you’re a fan of cocktails, you likely already know that white rum and summer mixed drinks go hand in hand.
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Breakfast cocktails for the long weekend

With many people opting to enjoy a long weekend, it's a fine excuse to indulge a little and enjoy the usually forbidden breakfast cocktail.
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Kendall Jenner’s tequila is coming to Europe

Not every celebrity-backed spirit is a winner, but 818 Tequila has been highly ranked by drinkers for its fine, complex flavors.

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