Why is a rocks glass a rocks glass? And why do foo-foo drinks go in a V-shaped martini glass? Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel stops by Brooklyn cocktail bar Leyenda to get the skinny on the reasoning behind glassware selection from award winning bartender Ivy Mix.
Another brilliant single barrel Kentucky whiskey from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Elmer T. Lee is smooth and fragrant, with notes of spiced vanilla, and a lightly honeyed note throughout. At 90 proof, it’s eminently drinkable, and you should always keep a bottle in your cabinet.
Are you an all star on the field (or at the bar)? Since the all natural drink from The Pickle Juice Company has 10 times more electrolytes than the average sports beverage, your muscle cramps (and hangovers) are squelched way more quickly – so go out there and get it.
Anheuser-Busch joins the alcoholic root beer revival with their own take on the trendy, but tasty beverage. Best Damn Root Beer really does taste like the spicy and vanill-y soda pop, but with a hint of hops, and a kick that’ll surprise you – especially after 2 or 3 or ’em.
What’s that you say? You need to step away and take a call? It may look like a smartphone, but it’s actually a flask for your favorite spirits. The iFlask holds 5oz. and doubles as a bottle opener for those times when you prefer beer to whiskey. It’s 46% off in The Awesomer Shop.
Don’t have a drinking buddy? Scotch whisky maker Lagavulin and Nick Offerman will keep you company. Here’s a 45-minute video of the actor silently sipping whiskey by the crackling fire, with a degree of restraint diametrically opposed to his Fargo character.
A very special single malt scotch whisky, The Macallan Rare Cask is a drinkable essay in complexity. We love the wonderfully sweet and spicy balance of flavors like chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla, held together with a bold, yet incredibly smooth body of dried fruits.
Scotch whisky maker The Famous Grouse partnered up with Owl’s Brew to create special teas to complement to their spirits. The Smoky Earl works beautifully with the peaty Black Grouse, while The Famous Mint Tea balances with the fruity notes of The Famous Grouse.
Blade and Bow offers up two award-winning Kentucky straight bourbons – a wonderfully easy to drink whiskey with a hint of pear and a spicy finish, and a smokey, oaky and wintry 22-year, both of which leverage heritage batches from the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery.
After making a sandwich and a suit from scratch, How to Make Everything host Andy George shows us how to create a soda fountain favorite from raw ingredients. It only cost him $900 and took days of work, but at least he can call it “handcrafted.” Watch every step here.