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
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
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!
There are so many ways to show your date you care this February 14th. Maybe it’s a fancy dinner out, a thoughtful gift, or a quiet weekend away together. However you decide to celebrate, a seductive cocktail can start the holiday off right. We’ve come up with this list of eight sexy and simple cocktails to woo your beloved this Valentine’s Day (or any day of the year!).
From a smoky take on an
It is a rare cocktail that comes with provenance. Most of the time, you get a little history liberally spiced with speculation and myth. Irish Coffee, however, has its own, well-documented origin story.
It was a dark night in the port of Foynes in County Limerick when passengers bound for New York were forced back to Ireland by storms on the Atlantic. T
A drink beloved by hungover brunch-goers, it’s only appropriate that National Bloody Mary Day is January 1st. It’s a savory, spicy, hair-of-the-dog cocktail with its own snack garnish. What better way to rescue what might otherwise be a sad start to the year following a night of Champagne and revelry?
At its core, the Bloody Mary is a tomato juice-based cocktail. Seasonings include Worcestershire sau
The most festive time of year is just around the corner! So it’s time to start thinking about which cocktails you’ll serve guests at your next holiday party or brunch. Looking for something new? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up eight of the coolest-looking tasty cocktail recipes we’ve seen. Whether you’re looking for a twist on an old favorite or want something truly original, you’re sure to find