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Make Your Favorite Festive Drinks at Home

Make Your Favorite Festive Drinks at Home

We are highly anticipating every single bit of the time spent with family and friends, as well as the gift giving, the heavenly food, and of course, the drinking. What better way to commemorate the most joyful of seasons than with a drink in one hand and.. a drink in the other hand (because balance, duh). Here are our Top 3 favorite festive drinks to prepare at home.

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What’s Your Shot Based on Your Sign?

What’s Your Shot Based on Your Sign?

And, as we head into the fall and holiday seasons, there are opportunities galore to cheers and toast with shots. But, everyone has their own preference for shots, whether they be sweet, straight up, on fire (literally), or taken with a bomb. But, perhaps your zodiac sign has something to do with your choice of alcohol. Read on and find your perfect shot based on your zodiac sign.

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Whiskey Shortage? Say It Ain’t So!

Whiskey Shortage? Say It Ain’t So!

Do you prefer sipping your whiskey neat or stirred into your favorite old-fashioned recipe? Whichever one you prefer, you may run into issues finding your favorite spirit on store shelves in the near future. But before you stock up, here’s everything you need to know about the potential whiskey shortage.

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4 Best Drinks for Day Drinking

4 Best Drinks for Day Drinking

Summer is just around the corner. That means more time spent relaxing by the pool, the beach, lake, or simply in your backyard. The beautiful summer season calls for cookouts, sun-bathing, and spending time with friends and family. And, it’s always fun to mix up a few cocktails while you’re at it. Little Big Town says it best: “I know you know what I’m thinking. Why don’t we do a little day drinking”. Here are some easy and refreshing drink recipes for day drinking (responsibly, of course) to ensure a successful and enjoyable summer!

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5 Best Summer Wines

5 Best Summer Wines

Summer wines are typically light and pair well with a warm summer night. A good summer wine is usually chilled and crisp, while also light and refreshing. Ultimately, the wine should complement the beautiful summer weather and enhance an evening experience. Let’s take a look at the five best summer wines this year.

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Smoking Cigars 101

Smoking Cigars 101

Cigars are an art form, and there is an air of elegance and sophistication in smoking them. Each cigar has an individual flavor, from a mild sweet blended cigar to a bold, full tobacco taste with just a sweet hint. Needless to say, the most enjoyable portion is selecting the cigar from the box or the humidor, sitting down with a group of buddies, and smoking it from beginning to end. At Festival, we like to think that everyone should know a little about the art of smoking cigars, even if you’ve never smoked one.

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Wait, Tequila is Good For You?

Wait, Tequila is Good For You?

Here’s some news that will likely make your day: Tequila is good for you. Well, that is when it’s sipped in moderation (1-2 shots maximum, folks) you may experience some added health benefits. Incidentally, the next time you summon the bartender for a round of tequila shots, you may be doing your body a favor. Just try your best to avoid the ‘One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor’ fiasco.

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Drinks for One: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Drinks for One: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Singletons, rejoice. It’s not always a bad thing to be single on Valentine’s Day. As you probably know, it’s much better to be single than in a bad relationship. And, this year you don’t have to buy a single drug store teddy bear, red rose, or chocolate strawberry. You get to curl up on the couch with a good book (or drink), and enjoy a stress-free day doing whatever the heck you feel like doing. So, while you’re busy dancing around the house in your pajamas, venture out and try these drinks for one this Anti-Valentine’s Day. More wine for you, friend.

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