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The History of Sangria

The History of Sangria

It’s hard to avoid summer sangria these days. Bubbly sangria, rosé sangria, Hennessy sangria, red, white, blue sangria — the Spanish wine punch has deviated so far from its simple origins it’s nearly unrecognizable. For years, sangrias have been gracing red and white picnic cloths and restaurants with outdoor seating. Sangria seems endlessly adaptable, vaguely Spanish, […]

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4 Flask-Worthy Cocktails to Sip All Summer

4 Flask-Worthy Cocktails to Sip All Summer

There really isn’t an inappropriate season for drinking from a flask. But with the arrival of sunshine, beach days, and picnics in the park, the need for concealed outdoor drinking is definitely higher in the summer. Now, drinking spirits straight can be a little intense for hot summer days. The solution to this conundrum is flask […]

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How to Make the Rosé Aperol Spritz, the Drink of the Summer

How to Make the Rosé Aperol Spritz, the Drink of the Summer

It’s high time that America’s favorite summer drink — rosé — gets acquainted with Italy’s favorite summer (and anytime) drink — the Aperol Spritz. Introducing the well-balanced, refreshing, low- alcohol, and endlessly crushable sparkling Rosé Aperol Spritz. The Aperol Spritz has a long history in Italy and the rest of Europe.

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The Best Things We Drank This Week, June 2

The Best Things We Drank This Week, June 2

Michelle, Chief Revenue Officer — Casa Dragones Tequila Joven I was served Casa Dragones Tequila Joven at a dinner party this week. It’s a hand blended mix of 100% blue agave silver tequila and tequila that has been aged for 5 years in charred American oak barrels. This process delivered the smoothest tequila I’ve ever […]

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A Cultural History of the Hand Grenade, From the Man Who Started It All

A Cultural History of the Hand Grenade, From the Man Who Started It All

The history of New Orleans is soaked in booze. It’s dripping in cocktail culture, influential bars, and cocktail legends. Then there’s Bourbon Street: 13 blocks of strip clubs, bars, and debauchery. And where there’s debauchery in New Orleans, there’s a good chance there’s a bright, Ecto-Cooler green Hand Grenade in a plastic container nearby. Hand […]

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