Whips, gloves, and high heels, these cocktail glasses aren’t shy! If you need a little liquid courage to make your move, why not add some kink to your clink with this sexy set designed by Sandy Glaze? Bonus points if you can actually bring home a naked friend for each of the four glasses!
One of our favorite things to do during the holidays is to take things that are already awesome — like chocolate brownies, kitty cats, and cocktails, for example — and make them even more awesome, usually by adding some marshmallows or mint chips and maybe a cute Christmas sweater to the former two. For the latter, Baileys usually does the trick, but then we found these peppermint cocktail stirrers and, oh my God, suddenly our lives — and our drinks — just got a bit more festive. Cheers, and happy holidays, everyone!
The Gilded Lily is the tasty cocktail of New York Fashion Week. Created by The London Bar by Gordon Ramsay at The London NYC hotel, The Gilded Lily is a chic and sophisticated combination of prosecco, fresh strawberries, St. Germain, and grains of paradise to cut the sweetness and add a little spice. If you’re in NYC, then stop by The London Bar, near Lincoln Center, for The Gilded Lily, which is priced at $17. But if you’re not in NYC, don’t fret. We have the recipe! Keep reading »
Mel Gibson‘s infamous rants have earned him a lot of haters, but now they’ve also earned him the honor of having a drink named after him. At the Oak Bar in New York’s Plaza Hotel, they’re serving up a Mel ‘Bipolar’ Gibson. Executive chef Eric Hara said of the drink, “Gibson … Bipolar … All these words flying around in the media just jumped out at me. So I made a Gibson, which is a classic cocktail, into something thoroughly twisted.” The cocktail consists of a shot of gin, a shot of Van Gogh Vodka, since the painter was also bipolar, and of course cocktail onions for garnish. Let’s just hope Gibson doesn’t unleash his wrath on Hara! [People] Keep reading »
As they say, when life gives you lemons … well, you know the drill. Turn this classic warm weather drink into something gourmet and high-class by focusing on basil flavors. Basil might seem a bit off for a lemonade recipe, but it functions similarly to mint when crushed and coupled with sugar, lending a fresh and quirky taste to the mixture. Cool off on Memorial Day with this super simple recipe … after the jump! Keep reading »
We’re calling it—the lady’s drink of 2010? Johnnie Walker Black on the rocks. Unexpected, sexy, impressive. So, let’s talk serious scotch for a second. Ice can easily ruin a fine malt, either by adding weird freezer taste to it, or simply by diluting it too quickly. Purists will want to check out these whisky stones by Teroforma. The Vermont-milled soap stones need only be chilled and then added to your drink. They’re reusable, so once you’re thoroughly soused, wash them off, and stick them back in the freezer until your next drinking round. (Water conservation, my friend.)
It’s hard to decide whether this chemistry set-inspired cocktail set is a warning against the dangers of drinking or just the coolest, most geeked-out way to make a margarita. Either way, the dork in us all can’t get enough of this combination of two of our favorite things: cocktails and nerdiness. [GeekSugar] Keep reading »
The mantra “Keep it simple, stupid” may get you through life, but it won’t help you mix a delicious drink. The Cocktail Gallery’s “K.I.S.S.” poster reminds us what’s really important when it comes to shaken or stirred beverages: simple syrup. Be sure to keep the 1:1 water and sugar combo in mind whenever you whip up a batch of mojitos. [$25, The Cocktail Gallery] Keep reading »
Happy New Year’s Eve! Is it cocktail time yet? If I’ve learned one thing in my life, it’s never miss a chance to drink champagne! Tonight I’m going to be serving up one of my favorite recipes that require the bubbly — pink champagne to be exact. This cocktail has been my kryptonite since I turned legal. The instructions are so simple, I can even make myself one after I’ve had too many. Check out my perfect buzz-making concoction, which I’ve named “P***y Fresh Out Of The Shower,” after the jump… Keep reading »
Getting ready to throw a New Years Party? Or just need a drink after all that family time? Well, not your average newscaster
, the hilarious Rachel Maddow
is here to rescue you with her special recipe for a cocktail as unforgettably awesome as her commentary. Keep reading »