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Frightfully Fun Spirits: Halloween-Inspired Drinks for Adults

Frightfully Fun Spirits: Halloween-Inspired Drinks for Adults

Every Halloween is a special time to emerge from your crypt of work-life balance and everyday worries. For just one day a year, you can clink glasses with dear friends dressed from head to toe in silly costumes and breathe the rarified air of honest, carefree fun. For this Halloween, you should unwind and spellbind with some fa-boo-lous, creative Halloween drinks that will transport you to the realm of the phantasmagoric and paranormal. Engage your inner witch and experiment in this fateful alchemy for a night you will not soon forget.

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What Are the Best Drinks to Bring to a BYOB Party?

What Are the Best Drinks to Bring to a BYOB Party?

When you get invited to a BYOB party, you have the chance to personalize your drink menu for the night. That’s always fun, plus who doesn’t enjoy an exciting time and cheap drinks? But there are so many different beverages you could tote in your cooler. So what are the best drinks to bring to a BYOB party? You know, those drinks that’ll really help you get in the spirit. The answer depends on several factors. Think about the type of party you’re going to, the potential to share with friends, and your tastes一all that will set you up for a bloody good night.

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4 Summer Crush Cocktails You Can Make at Home

4 Summer Crush Cocktails You Can Make at Home

As the summer blazes on, you need a special little something to wash away the heat and keep the party going. One of the best techniques for doing so originated at the bottom of a cocktail glass in Maryland, confirmed with a profoundly refreshing, aahh! An orange crush cocktail typically combines vodka, triple sec, lemon-lime soda, and the juice from a crushed orange to make a reinvigorating little drink that will cool you down and keep your day fun and light. But you don’t have to venture out hunting down the best summer crush from local restaurants and bars. You can make them easily at home! Here are four different ways you can throw together cool, delicious summer crushes in your own kitchen.

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Take a Trip Around the World with These Delicious Drinks

Take a Trip Around the World with These Delicious Drinks

Traveling doesn’t have to mean jumping on a plane and venturing off into the sunset. Instead, why not taste all that the world has to offer from the comfort of your own home? Whether you’re craving the flavors of Singapore or are vibing with something from a Manhattan bistro, cocktails can send your taste buds on an adventure. Experience libations from around the world with these delicious cocktail ideas:

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10 Sunshine-Inspired Cocktails That Put You In Warm Weather Mood

10 Sunshine-Inspired Cocktails That Put You In Warm Weather Mood

So, summertime has rolled around in your backyard.  If you’re feeling the heat, then you would know that there’s nothing like a sip of your favorite cocktail drink to kick-start the hottest season of the year. Pair that with getting a nice tan while lying by the poolside, and you’re more than ready to bask in those sunshine rays with all its golden glory. To set the mood, here are 10 sunshine-inspired cocktails you should try.

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What is Maryland Day & Why Do We Celebrate It?

What is Maryland Day & Why Do We Celebrate It?

So, what does Maryland Day have to do with a wine and spirits store? Well for starters, we are proud Marylanders. We have the best state flag. And, frankly, we love to celebrate (preferably with a brew in hand). Maryland Day has grown into something more: a celebration of the state’s history, culture, heritage, and diversity (not to mention a great excuse to drink with friends).

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Get an Education in All Things Sparkling and Bubbly

Get an Education in All Things Sparkling and Bubbly

Is there anything more celebratory than a bottle of something sparkling and bubbly? We think not. But when it comes to picking out the perfect beverage for that joyous occasion, we get a lot of questions: “What’s the difference between champagne and sparkling wine?”, “Why does champagne cost more?”, “Which one should I buy?” We hear you. It can be kind of confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. Grab a seat and let us teach you everything you need to know about fine fizzy wines.

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