Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5 each year. In general, it’s a celebration of all things Mexican. But what you may not realize is that it’s actually a commemoration of Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican-American culture. Festivities began in California, where they have been observed since 1863. The
Mother’s Day is here again, and if you are anything like us, you’re probably wondering what on earth to do for your mom this year. If you can get away with another routine flower delivery order, good for you! But for some moms, a boozy concoction would make a welcome gift. (Sure, partly for the booze, but mostly because it requires your time and interaction with her.)
Absinthe is an emerald-green liquor that doesn’t look quite natural. Culturally, absinthe evokes brilliant artists, gothic fiction, psychosis, and brave experimentation. These cultural ties, along with their spooky look, have given birth to cocktail names filled with creepy themes. Wormwood, Obituary, Wolf’s Bite, and Corpse River are a few examples.
But we’re here to change all that. What
Happy Birthday, Air Force Reserve Command! You are turning 74 years old this year!
In some ways, the name “Reserve” is a bit of a misnomer. The organization isn’t a backup anymore—it’s a Major Command of the active-duty Air Force, performing about 20 percent of the Air Force’s work. What do they do? The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) does
Imagine yourself taking a sip of a frosty beverage. Your eyelids feel heavy as you hear the distant call of seagulls on the hunt. The fruity cocktail calls you to the sea. You wiggle your toasty toes into the pleasantly cool underlayers of the surface-scorched sand. You take a deep, meditative breath. Then you take a sip, and the smell of strawberries graces your lips.
Easter is a religious festival as well as a celebration of the coming of spring. It’s the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. But the holiday traditions also have roots in the Jewish tradition of Passover and the Anglo-Saxon festival of Eastre (sometimes called Eostre). Both of these have themes of new beginnings and resurrections as their hearts, as well.
These days, whether y
The comedic master Robin Williams once said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’”. And what does every party need? A great cocktail! And what better spirit to let the flavors of spring shine than clean, pure vodka?
In a minute, we’ll jump into some vodka-based cocktails that welcome the blooms and bustle of spring. But first, let’s explore what makes vodka, well, vodka.
This March 17th, may your day be touched by some Irish luck! You could attend a parade, go pub-hopping, or cook corned beef and cabbage at home. However you celebrate, you don’t have to dye your beer green to get festive this St. Patrick’s Day. Instead, try one of these green cocktails to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. Sláinte!
A smooth, clean, almost neutral spirit (but don’t mistake it for boring!), vodka is a staple liquor for any home bar. There are endless uses for vodka, from complicated cocktails to culinary creations. But today we’re discussing some of the easiest drink recipes you can make at home using vodka.
Before we dive in, let’s explore what vodka is made from. Vodka is a distilled liquor that
Not just for pirates and beachcombers, rum is a multifaceted and adaptable liquor with so many great uses.
So what is rum? Rum is a distilled liquor made from sugarcane. Different Caribbean islands make different styles of rum. Light rum originates in Cuba and Puerto Rico, while Jamaica produces dark, aged rums. These dark rums often incorporate molasses as well, further deepening the flavor