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White Wines, Wine Cocktails and Bubbly for BBQs

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 24, 2021 8:48:00 AM

What better way to kick off summer than a barbecue, holding a napkin-wrapped glass of cold bubbly or an ice-crackling cocktail? To make your BBQ beverages standout from the usual suspects, a little planning will go a long way. Haskell’s Jack Farrell has shared some unique wine concoctions that will have your friends and family scheduling your next get together ASAP.

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Cinco de Mayo Drinks: The Mezcal vs. Tequila Face-Off

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 30, 2021 2:59:13 PM

When you look at the calendar and see Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, you may find your liquor shelf lacking some festivity. Perhaps you’ve heard about mezcal or you have had tequila but are looking to branch out. And, what exactly is mezcal, the cousin -- or is it sibling -- of tequila? What is the difference between mezcal and tequila, anyway?

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This National Margarita Day: Let’s Celebrate An Unsung Hero, Orange Liquor

Posted by Beau Farrell on Feb 16, 2021 1:59:08 PM

We’re not sure who decided to put National Margarita Day (February 22nd) in the coldest month of the year, but with these frigid temperatures and the pandemic keeping us from our winter retreats south of the border, it’s the perfect season to tip back a cool drink and dream of warmer times.

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Seven Sweet Peppermint Schnapps Recipes to Get Through This Winter

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 7, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Peppermint schnapps tastes like a candy cane in liquid form: sweet but not too sweet, minty with a nice, peppery spice. Unlike liqueurs and crème de menthe, it's got a subtler sweetness that makes it an ideal choice for cocktails without skimping on crisp minty flavor. Warm drinks with peppermint schnapps are also the perfect way to stay toasty during the midwinter chill. (You're just keeping warm! Nothing wrong with keeping warm!)

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11 Halloween Cocktails for a Spiked and Spooky 'Quarantine-o-Ween'

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 22, 2020 11:30:00 AM

It might be ironic that Halloween will be one of the least scary things about 2020. But in a time when it's hard to get together, bonding over drinks with friends is just what so many of us need to feel a bit more normal. Fortunately, we've got a whole list of Halloween cocktails to try at home after all the tricks have been treated and all the Monsters have been Mashed!

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4 Easy, Craveable Cognac Cocktails for Fall

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 15, 2020 11:30:00 AM

A type of brandy made from twice-distilled white wine, cognac is known for its complex, character-driven flavor, courtesy of its prolonged aging (in French oak barrels for at least two years). There's a reason cognac is often poured neat, but cognac cocktails add a bit of a fun twist to this solo brandy.

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How to Make an Oliveto, Minnesota's Most-Googled Quarantine Cocktail

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 24, 2020 11:00:00 AM

During COVID-19, thirsty Americans turned to Google in droves looking for new cocktail recipes. From Alabama to Wyoming, each state Googled something different – and results show that more than any other, Minnesotans crave the oliveto. Here's how to make an oliveto, Minnesota's most-Googled quarantine cocktail.

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13 Fourth of July Drinks to Show Off Your Patriotism

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 30, 2020 1:46:00 PM

What better way to toast America this Independence Day than with adult beverages crafted with all-American spirits? Kick back with these fun-to-make, delicious-to-drink patriotic cocktails. And if you’re not the cocktail type, check out our suggested list of all-American brews towards the bottom!

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How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 14, 2020 11:59:19 AM

Happy hour might be a little less flashy during quarantine, but that doesn't mean you can't have a good time with your friends over drinks. You'll just have to get creative about how you enjoy it with your friends. Here's what you'll need to host the perfect virtual happy hour.

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Move Over, Champagne — 3 Oscars Cocktails for Your Party

Posted by Beau Farrell on Feb 4, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Are you ready for February’s best occasion for making a big batch of drinks for a lot of people? No, we’re not suggesting you turn your special date night Valentine’s Day into a group event — we’re talking about the Oscars!

The Academy Awards parties, fashion on display, and fancy Hollywood actors and actresses put us in a festive and creative mindset. You’ll want to have that same vibe at your Oscars viewing party this year, so don’t forget to plan your drinks to match the occasion.

If You’re Offering Champagne at Your Oscars Party

Who doesn’t love bubbly? Who can say no to the sparkling? We get it. Champagne screams classy party! (By the way, this is why we celebrate special occasions with Champagne.)

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