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Say No To Green Beer: Five St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipes

If you've dubbed St. Patty's Day "amateur night," aren't into long bathroom lines, and are squeamish around green food coloring, you might want to stay in this Thursday.  But that doesn't mean you can't raise a glass to the banishment of snakes from Ireland. Our mixologist friends over at have been kind enough to supply us with five delish recipes to mix up for a St. Patrick's Day party. Cheers! 

1. Irish Jack Rose Red Wine Cocktails for the Winter Cold

It's wintertime, and all you want to drink is strong cocktails and full-bodied red wines. Break out of your routine by mixing up hearty red wine cocktails that will blast away the shivers down your spine, thanks to our friends at

Last-Minute Love Potions from

It's Valentine's Day, and you haven't snagged that perfect gift or reservation for your sweetheart. Don't sweat, because our pals at and at Ginger Royale whipped up some recipes for last-minute love potions that will guarantee you an amorous evening tonight. Forget the roses and chocolates and start chilling those glasses!'s High-Roller Holiday Gift Guide

If there's someone extra, extra special on your gift-giving list this year, our friends at have just the thing: rare, mega-expensive and delectable spirits. Whoever's the lucky soul on the receiving end of these presents will thank you in a big, big way.

Black Tot Rum ($1,000): SF Bartending Stars Compete to Mix the Best Negroni

It seems like everyone's on a Negroni kick lately, but to make one perfectly, you need a good gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. Our friends at challenged some of SF's best bartenders from watering holes like Marco Dionysos from Smuggler's Cove and Rye, Erik Adkins from Heaven's Dog, and Ryan Fitzgerald and Vince Lund from Beretta to mix up the best Negroni they could to determine which gins and sweet vermouths are prime. Read about the results here, and mix up your own Negroni with the winning recipe.

What To Do With Port? Here's a Recipe

Our friends at call port the fruitcake of alcohol. Holiday guests will bring you a bottle and because few people know what to do with it, it gets shoved to the back of the liquor cabinet and forgotten. But they've dug up a very good reason for you to dust off that old bottle you've had and finally uncork it. How to Drink Like A European

Between Halloween candy, towering pumpkin spice lattes, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, we've got a lot of overeating ahead of us. To ease our stomachs into the holiday season, has some tips on how to drink like a European by sipping on herbal digestives.

Maple Syrup Cocktail Recipes from Thad Volger of Bar Agricole

Instead of squirting maple syrup on your pancakes and waffles, try putting a little in the next cocktail you shake up. Our friends at are taking a nod at barkeep extraordinaire Thad Vogler of Bar Agricole, who adds the rich and nutritious sugar to his creations.'s Bourbon Grand Tasting @ Bourbon & Branch Will Get You In the Spirit Of Fall

Bourbon may be just the thing you need to get into the spirit of fall. Join at Tenderloin speakeasy Bourbon & Branch this Sunday, October 17th from 6 - 9 pm for a celebration of all things bourbon, where you will drink and learn about America's native spirit.

The entire place will be yours to taste over ten of the best varieties in the world, like Basil Hayden's, Bulleit, Elijah Craig, Maker's 46, as well as creative bourbon cocktails and gourmet snacks!

Grab tickets here.'s Favorite Books for Cocktail Lovers

Earlier this year, we did a roundup of the top 5 items for any respectable apartment bar.  Now, the folks  at are adding to that list with a roundup of books by their favorite writers and bartenders. Cocktail lovers, add these to your bookshelves. 

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