Ever since we discovered the awesomeness of red wine fudgesicles, we’ve been eagerly gathering up more recipes for boozy popsicles. Sometimes called “poptails,” these sweet, frozen cocktails-on-a-stick are fun, delicious, and super easy to make. Basically they’re the perfect summer food (drink? Whatever). From sangria to bellinis to mojitos to margaritas, here are 10 mouthwatering recipes that will let you have your popsicle and get drunk too!
Grabbing drinks is pretty par for the course when it comes to dating as a twenty-something. It’s less serious than dinner, more fun than coffee and it can actually tell you quite a bit about the guy you’re spending the evening with. Don’t believe me? Take a look at some of the drinks I’ve listed below. They run the gamut from common orders (see: imported beers, whiskey) to some more…colorful…alternatives (I’m looking at you Tangotini). Whether you want to admit it or not, the guy with the umbrella hanging out of his martini glass is probably more interested in the James Franco look-alike at the end of the bar than he is in you.
Gin and tonic. A classic drink for a classic dude. Anyone drinking a g+t is probably worth your while, or at least will be good for a few laughs (you know, if madras pants and popped collars aren’t your thing). Read more …
Whether you’re throwing a viewing party — and following The Frisky’s liveblog — complete with cucumber sandwiches and tiaras or opting out of the Royal Wedding celebration, it’s almost impossible to avoid getting caught up in the nuptials happening across the pond. So give in and enjoy like the Brits do—with a nice cold drink. Keep reading »
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 »