Location, location, location. Where you buy your liquor, how much you pay for it, and the selection available to you: these things are all determined by the region in which you live. Join us - and weigh in with your own experiences - as we take a closer look at the way liquor is sold in different U.S. states. (Readers who live in other parts of the world, we’d love to compare notes with you too.)
Looking to channel a little Old Hollywood glamor and elegance for the Academy Awards this Sunday - all from the no-tuxes-or-gowns-required comfort of your own cozy couch? How about shaking yourself up a batch of this simple yet luscious, 3-ingredient beauty: the White Lady cocktail.
Looking for an sweet, old-fashioned way to toast Valentine's Day this year? Why not do it 1930s style, with this old-school cocktail that was all the rage among all the stylish ladies of the day? (And if you scroll down, there's a little musical treat served up for you by Louis Armstrong as a chaser too.)
When life gives you Meyer lemons (or ruby red grapefruit or blood oranges or fresh limes), just add whiskey (or rum or vodka or applejack or gin). During these cold, gray days of winter, it can sometimes feel as though we're in the middle of a long sea voyage into spring. Brighten your evenings (and ward off scurvy) with one of these temptingly fresh citrus cocktails.
If, like me, you've been doggedly trudging through the slushy white stuff that descended on the Northeast this week, you're probably in need of a little shot of sunshine. (Readers who live in thundersnow-free zones: No need to feel left out. Come on over and pull up a chair too.) How about trying this super-simple grapefruity cocktail: the Greyhound, a.k.a. Salty Dog?
If you, like reader Christi, want to find a great way to put all those sweet, fragrant Meyer lemons that are available in markets right now to good use, look no further than the Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sour. Three simple ingredients. So good.