Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life. On November 1 and 2, families across Latin America and communities around the U.S. gather to celebrate the lives of those who’ve passed away. Parties recognize death as a part of life, and food and drink flow for the living and […]
The Negroni, that boozy red icon, has an entire week and scores of consumer products devoted to it. The Old Fashioned’s association with ”Mad Men” reportedly generated a 500 percent increase in American rye sales. However one Scotch-based drink, the Blood and Sand, remains an outlier to the classic cocktail revival. Its history, like all cocktail histories, is muddled and […]
Ask for a Hot Toddy today, and you’re likely to get a warm drink with whiskey, lemon, and spices. But if you ordered one in the earliest days of American history, that drink would have likely come with rum. The Hot Toddy originated in British-controlled India.
Simple syrup is simple. It’s right there in the name. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Wine-based simple syrups can turn a bland cocktail into one with panache, and best of all, they’re easy to make at home. Traditional simple syrup is a one-to-one ratio of sugar to water. A thicker, sweeter […]
Bitters are the salt and pepper of cocktails. They can emphasize certain flavor profiles, and take a drink from humdrum to complex. While there is a long and growing list of commercial options out there, one of the best ways to get to know bitters is by making your own. Bitters, at their most basic, […]
We are approaching peak pineapple. For the past several years, the classic symbol of hospitality has popped up on clothing, golden cocktail shakers, wallpaper, houses under the sea… The general rule seems to be that if you wear it or decorate with it, there’s probably a pineapple version of it. Design trends come and go, but […]
Up your Margarita game with this Azul Margarita. Made with the dried peels of the ”Laraha,” a sweet Valencia orange with roots on the island of Curaçao, BOLS Blue Curaçao is the perfect way to add natural citrus flavor to your Margarita, plus you’ll give your drink a beautiful blue hue. Learn how to make […]
Nothing tastes more like summer than a fresh slice of watermelon and this Watermelon Margarita is your one way ticket to a thirst-quenching summer getaway, perfect for making new memories with great friends and family. The muddled watermelon gives this drink a unique and raw freshness, while the BOLS Watermelon Liqueur hits your tastebuds with […]
If rosé is ”summer water,” sangria has got to be summer’s ”juice.” On hot summer days, there’s nothing quite as thirst-quenching as a glass of juicy, fruity, and extra-boozy sangria. With tons of sangria recipes out there, finding that perfect summer recipe can certainly be a challenge — until now.