Those sweet, languorous weekend days when our friends’ blissfully oblivious parents would leave us alone in their hard-earned suburban compounds. Long Saturday afternoons with nothing to do, no awkward parental meddling, and incredibly easy access to a well-stocked liquor cabinet. Being 16 (or 14), or whatever your liquor cabinet cherry-popping age was, you probably didn’t […]
It’s hard to know a ton about vodka, though even if you don’t we’re pretty sure you’ve heard of Grey Goose. The stuff is clear. The stuff is odorless. The stuff is (technically) flavorless.
The best Vodka is supposed to have no flavor at all. Simply a clean, crisp taste that is basically close to water. It’s what makes vodka a near-perfect shooting liquor. But that hasn’t stopped countless vodka producers from adding flavor to the beverage in order to make it even more enticing for shots, and sometimes […]
It’s easy to assume you know enough about vodka. The spirit is fairly straightforward: colorless, lower in flavor (if not always quite flavorless), high-test and mixer-friendly. Except that’s like vodka 101. That’s freshman year college vodka (so to speak), and if we’re interested in our distilled beverages, it’s time we get to grad school level.
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, let’s say variation is the highest form of fandom. And maybe it’s fair enough that both gin and vodka have gotten minor makeovers. Pillars of the spirits industry, gin and vodka tend to be politely misunderstood or politely taken for granted (and yes, gin aficionados, we excuse […]
Sometimes, after many losses, something good happens—med school acceptance, finding twenty bucks in the laundry, thinking it’s Monday when it’s Friday. Truly, no matter how small the victory, if it comes on the heels of calamity, we’re justifiably ready to celebrate. And celebrate with a vengeance: fill our homes with friends and strangers, empty our liquor cabinets, […]
There’s nothing like summer entertaining – the warm weather, the good cheer, and of course, creating the perfect signature cocktail for your guests. While my friends love being handed one of my custom libations, sometimes it’s fun to let your guests prepare their own drinks– with a little help from their fabulous host: you!
If you have a well-stocked home (and by well-stocked, we mean full of booze), you might keep bottles of vodka in your freezer. This seems to be somewhat common practice. Many of our parents did this, and we never questioned it. Since vodka doesn’t really freeze (at least not in a commercial freezer), you keep […]
Let’s face it, there’s nothing better than a popsicle on a steaming summer day – except for a popsicle spiked with booze. I’ve been hosting a lot of cookouts lately, which means I’m buying plenty of watermelon and cantaloupe. Generally, I have a lot of leftovers, so this week I decided to put them to […]