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Classic New Orleans: Cocktail Inspiration from the Big Easy

The Big Easy is prime cocktail territory - they even have a museum dedicated to them. Drinks are rightfully consumed there morning, noon and night, including classics like the Sazerac (pictured here) and the Ramos Gin Fizz, and up-and-comers like the Hand Grenade and the Hurricane. If you can't make it to NOLA anytime soon, you can still enjoy their drinks. Our comrades at Liquor.com have an ever-handy recipe guide to the best Big Easy drinks, delicious especially when it's extra hot outside.

Drink Recipes for the World Cup Final

After weeks of jaw-dropping goals, even more jaw-dropping hair, bad calls, dramatic dives and vuvuzulas, the World Cup comes to a close this Sunday with a final show-down between Spain and The Netherlands. Whether you're for Orange (whoah, bright uniforms) or the Spaniards, you'll need a drink (or a few) to get through the high-drama.

Our pals at Liquor.com have corralled recommendations from some of the top soccer-watching spots in the country, including SF's own, The Elixir, for the final moments of the world's greatest sporting event.

So get your last World Cup kicks on with these drinks:

 

Maker's Mark 46: Liquor.com Talks Whiskey with the Iconic Bottler

Maker's Mark, the iconic bourbon maker that has been bottling up its classic recipe since 1953, has added a new recipe to its repertoire: Maker's Mark 46, which debuts at the beginning of next month. Bill Samuels Jr., whose parents dreamed up the original recipe and bottle design complete with dripping wax for Maker's Mark, talks to Liquor.com about this shocking new move and why the new 46 blend will be perfect for the Maker's Mark whiskey pantheon.

Beyond the Tie: Four Boozy Gifts for Dad

Sure, you could get your dad some socks. But we're betting he'll like a booze-related gift more. Here are four last-minute Father's Day gift recommendations from our mixologist friends over at Liquor.com.

A Tom Collins History Lesson

Thirsty for a refreshing cocktail and some mixology knowledge? If the name Stephen Price doesn’t ring a bell, it will the next time you crave the Tom Collins’ combination of English gin, lemon juice and iced soda water. Our friends at Liquor.com give us the recipe and story behind the traditional summertime favorite.

 

 

Traditional Tom Collins

Contributed by David Wondrich

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Fresh Strawberry Cocktail Recipes

Frozen daiquiris are cool and all, but it's strawberry season - why not try the real thing? Here are three summer strawberry cocktail recipes from our friends at Liquor.com.

 

Conquering Whiskey: Liquor.com's Bourbon Cheat Sheet

If you step into any liquor store worth its salt looking for a good bourbon, you'll likely be confronted by more choices than you'll know what to do with. To help you narrow it down to the good stuff, Liquor.com enlisted Knob Creek's whiskey professor Bernie Lubbers to create a bourbon cheat sheet. It's a run down of different bourbon styles like traditional bourbon recipes, high-rye recipes, and traditional wheat recipes.  Conquer bourbon once and for all.

 

Sophisticated Sipping: The World's Rarest Whiskey

Got some extra cash to spend and sophistication to boot? Liquor.com gives us a run down of some of the oldest and rarest whiskey on the market today. Trust us, these aren't the beer-and-a-shot kind.

 

 

Glenfiddich 50-Year-Old (Sold at auction for $38,000):

Summer Drinking: Beer Cocktail Recipes

Sometimes you want a beer and sometimes you want a cocktail. But why not have both together? Drink recipe mecca Liquor.com gives us three refreshing beer cocktail recipes for summer enjoyment. Cheers!

Beggar's Banquet
Contributed by: Aisha Sharpe

Bloody Mary Recipes for Your Bay to Breakers Pre-Party

Bay to Breakers means a lot of things, but mostly it means drinking. In the morning.

And for those of us without the stomach for beer pre-10 am, here are a few Bloody Mary recipes to start your day off right (courtesy of our friends over at Liquor.com).

 

 

 

1. Charlie Palmer's Bloody Mary

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