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The Great Debate: Gin or Vodka Martinis?

The Great Debate: Gin or Vodka Martinis?

There are some things in this world that no one can seem to agree on. Coke vs. Pepsi? Pineapple on pizza? But, perhaps one of the most polarizing topics of all is martinis. Don’t get us wrong; everyone loves a good martini. Even so, the great debate over whether they should be made with gin or vodka rages on.

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Holiday Gifts for Your At Home Bar

Holiday Gifts for Your At Home Bar

Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us. That means it’s time to deck the halls and start thinking about those who mean the most to you. If there’s a wine connoisseur or amateur mixologist in your life, you may be wondering what to get them this year. Here, we dive into 6 holiday ideas that are perfect for stocking and stuffing their home bar.

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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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Best Drinking Games for Your Party

Best Drinking Games for Your Party

Tired of beer pong? It may be a classic, but it’s certainly not the only drinking game around. And, there’s only so many times you can play before your friends start to get bored. The next time you have a party, consider introducing any (or all) of these drinking games.

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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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Spring and Summer Seasonal Beer

Spring and Summer Seasonal Beer

A fair amount of country songs can perfectly articulate just how much we love summer. But, to sum it all up, the sun is shining, our spirits are lifted, and everything is in season, including our favorite beers. So, the next time you swing by Festival, be sure to pick up some spring and summer seasonal beer before it’s too late.

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