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A Bespoke Hotel Mini-Bar for the Bathrobe-Wearing Mixologist in You

Oct 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Every true cocktail devotee knows there’s a problem with even the best hotel mini-bars: good booze, bad mixers. Are you really going to pollute that vintage reserve Glenrothes with a Diet Sprite? Absolutely destroy that Absolut Screwdriver with Sunny D? Well, the young and expanding Chicago-based Aparium Hotel Group has solved this gaffe with the help of Milwaukee-based Bittercube Bitters Company.

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We've Got Your Halloween Boo-ze: 10 Cocktails Thatíll Put You in Hauntingly-Good Spirits

Oct 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Halloween may be all about the candy for kids, but for adults it means sexy costumes and stiff drinks. Sure, a spooky cocktail is usually all in the name, but presentation can go a long way. There are classy options that offer a hint of fall charm and messier concoctions designed to mimic eyeballs and smoky cauldrons. No matter which route you take though, these 10 recipes are sure to get you in the creepy mood. 

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Celebrate the Uprising of Rye Whiskey With These 9 Unique Cocktail Recipes

Oct 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Rye whiskey may have been fairly unpopular a few years ago, but it’s back in a big way. According to NBC News, supplier revenues have increased from $15 million in 2009 to well over to $106 million as of 2014. “The growth of rye whiskey has been phenomenal, given that as late as 2000, rye volumes were virtually nonexistent with only a handful of brands in the U.S. market,” says David Ozgo, chief economist at Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. 

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Titillate Your Palate With These 9 Delicious Rye Whisky Cocktail Recipes

Oct 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

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Feeling a Cocktail Lull? Try the Lexus LX & GS Drinks

Sep 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Even if you couldn’t be at this year’s Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance California, you can still raise a glass in their honor with these two unique craft cocktail recipes that were served for the first time at the Lexus 2016 LX and GS unveiling event. Of course, drinking and driving is a terrible (and illegal) idea, but since everyone was chauffeured by Lexus to the model unveilings, there was plenty of celebratory imbibing. 

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Does Temecula Valley's Wine Country Measure Up To Its Northern Neighbor, Napa Valley?

Jun 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the pull of a lever, puffs of fire shot up above our heads, warming the surrounding air and filling the checkered-rainbow hot air balloon as we rose higher and higher. Lofty Idea, as she is called, slowly moved farther and farther from the ground, quietly showing you how small you really are. On this crystal clear day the wind was tranquil, which meant the women piloting this Wizard-of-Oz vessel would have to heavily rely on finding just the right air space to cause the balloon to move right or left.

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Bostonís Short Path Distillery is Finally Open to the Public With Tastings and Tours

Jul 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We’ve been waiting for quite a while for Boston’s Short Path Distillery to open and now that it finally is, we can’t wait to visit. Founded by three friends who are passionate about spirits, the distillery uses locally-sourced ingredients and handcrafts in very small batches. 

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Dine 19 Feet Underwater or 19 Feet Up in the Trees at These Two Awesome Restaurants in the Maldives

Jul 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We may have already featured PER AQUUM Niyama in the Maldives in our Travel section, but we are so taken with the resort’s culinary options that we decided it warrants a second feature. Though they have many restaurants to choose from, our two favorites give diners the best of the sea and the banyan trees—quite literally, too. 

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The JBF Bramble Cocktail is Simple to Make and Beautiful in the Glass

May 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

On Monday the James Beard Foundation hosted its 25th annual awards gala in Chicago, announcing their picks for the best of the best in the food and beverage industry. Of course, with so many epicurean experts, the event needed an impressive (and tasty) cocktail to offer, which just so happened to be called the JBF Bramble. 

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Tequila Avion's $500,000 Package Includes a Private Jet for You & 10 Friends Plus a Professional Photog

May 4, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, which normally means feasting on Mexican cuisine and sipping on plenty of tequila. Announced this morning, Chef Josh Capon of New York’s El Toro Blanco and Tequila Avión unveiled their “World’s Most Expensive Tasting Flight” package, just in time for the holiday. Available May 5, 2015 until May 5, 2016, the $500,000 luxury offer includes travel to Jalisco with 10 of your friends via a private Gulfstream jet.

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The Results Are In! Whiskey Reigns Supreme at 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Apr 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition held its 15th annual event March 19-22 and it proved even more popular than ever. Up seven percent from last year, the competition saw 1,580 submissions from 41 states and 66 countries (covering 90 different spirit classifications).

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Join the San Francisco World Spirits Competition by Mixing These Whisky Recipes at Home

Mar 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition reflected a serious industry boom in the realms of American Craft Whiskey, Gin and Single Malt Scotch, so naturally we can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us. Now that the 2015 competition has officially started (it runs through to March 22), we think it’s a good time for us novices to practice our own mixing skills right along with the pros, and what better way to do that than with whisky? 

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This 250-Year-Old Colonial Home Serves Up Some of the Best Steaks in Boston

Mar 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you haven’t yet been to Scarlet Oak Tavern, you are in for a special treat. Situated in a beautiful 250-year-old house, the restaurant sources from local farms such as Webber Restaurant Group’s Gibbet Hill Farm and Scarlet’s own on-site garden.

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3 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year In and Around Los Angeles

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Chinese New Year is upon us, as is an active debate regarding 2015 being the official Year of The Ram, Sheep, Goat. Whether it’s a cultural disagreement or is simply lost in translation, we’re looking at it as an omen to celebrate the occasion any which way we prefer. Here are three events celebrating the holiday in and around The City of Angels:    

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Get Booze Delivered Lickety Split With the Launch of Minibar App in Los Angeles

Feb 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It seems like everyone and their 13-year-old nephews are creating apps nowadays, so it's especially neat when something really cool comes along. Having recently launched in Los Angeles, Minibar is an alcohol delivery service that not only promises to have a vast inventory, but also to be a great party-planning tool.

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