Articles Tagged: theSpir.it

Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar

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Give your guests brunch’s heaviest hitter
Carly Wray

This article originally appeared in TheSpir.it

No offense to the Bellini, but on some Sunday mornings — you know which ones — peach fuzz and bubbles won’t cut through the haze. You need a Bloody Mary, the one steel-toed cocktail that can stand up to unholy sunshine and ESPN and Meet the Press. The next time you need to rally guests for a mid-morning meal, break out … Read more

Rum Time

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Grounded with homegrown spirits
By Gregory Dal Piaz

This article originally appeared in TheSpir.it

Life sometimes throws you a curve ball. What’s the saying? When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Well, I need something a bit stronger. You see, I had planned on sipping the rum fantastic in the Caribbean over the holiday break. Mother Nature and JetBlue had other plans.

So, snowed in and devoid of tropical drinks and ancient Rhum Agricole, I … Read more

Lace Your Lager

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5 Beer-based cocktails from around the world
By Carly Wray

This article originally appeared in TheSpir.it

Here’s how the saying should go: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Then pour it in your beer.” After doing so, you’ll have joined the grand Shandy-esque tradition of spiking lager with a citrus mixture, a combo meant to lighten up the drink’s alcohol content and refreshment factor. (One thing it will not lighten up is the attitude … Read more

Gin and Milk (5 Ways to Drink Like an Old Man)

post icon5 Ways to Drink Like an Old Man

By Carly Wray

This article originally appeared in TheSpir.it.

Old-man bars live and die by their regulars. Not regulars as in the guy behind the counter sort of remembers your order from your last visit—regulars as in Charlie’s been sitting on that stool since the end of the Nixon administration. The bartender knows his kids, busts his chops, and pours his drinks as stiff as he did … Read more