As the summer temperatures slowly climb to their sweltering highs, you can’t beat a cool glass of lemonade or iced tea. Want to add some new flavors to your summer beverage roster? Grab some ice cubes and a Pinterest-approved mason jar and click through for 10 refreshing recipes!
Bloody Mary garnishes used to be pretty basic: a celery stick, olives, maybe a cocktail shrimp or two. Then came bacon strips and mini cheeseburgers. And now, well, look at this bloody monster, served up by O’Davey’s Irish Pub in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. It’s topped with a slightly precarious looking tower of garnishes including popcorn, bacon, peanuts, beans, sausage, a soft pretzel, nachos, cheesburger sliders, a hot dog, pickles, crackers, cheese curd, and a Brewers flag. If this doesn’t cure your hangover (and give you a different kind of stomach ache), nothing will. [Neatorama]
Are any of you guys drunk cleaners? I’m not (I’m more of a drunk napper, myself), but a bunch of my friends are. After a few drinks, they want nothing more than to grab a mop, duster, or sponge and go on an intoxicated neat freak rampage. The next day they wake up to a hangover and a spotless home. Luckies. To celebrate Spring Cleaning Week, I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of drink pairings for drunk cleaners. What’s the best cocktail to sip while vacuuming? Which tropical beverage should you reach for while doing the dishes? Click through to find out!
I love infusing my water with different flavors–lemon, lime, mint, strawberry, cucumber, oh my!–but I don’t like the little bits of soggy fruit and leaves that end up floating around in my glass. This glass flavor-infuser water bottle allows you to put your favorite fruits in their own little chamber, which gives you all of the flavor and none of the debris. How refreshing! [$15, Uncommon Goods]
Still trying to decide on your post-work plans this Friday afternoon? The answer is quite simple: get yourself to a Mexican restaurant and order a round of margaritas, because today is the most sacred of holidays. It’s National Margarita Day! Yep, apparently February 22nd is the official day of margarita appreciation, when this great nation comes together and tries to drink enough to pretend that we’re lounging on a beach in Acapulco, instead of hiding from the rain at a bar around the corner from our office. Sounds like the best holiday ever, if you ask me. Cheers!
Champagne and sparkling wines are wonderful on their own, but sometimes you want a little something extra. If you’re looking to change up your New Year’s Eve sipping options, click on the gallery to check out 7 simple champagne-based cocktails perfect for toasting to 2013. Cheers!
Milkshakes aren’t usually the best choice for a winter drink, but when you add some belly-warming bourbon and hot fudge, it suddenly becomes the perfect December treat. Cheers! [How Sweet It Is]
Seriously, is there anything better than sipping a hot drink when it’s cold and blustery outside? Whether you like your warm beverages chocolatey or fruity, with or without booze, I found 12 delicious drinks guaranteed to please your palate and warm you up this winter. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
I’m not a big fan of meals composed of Thanksgiving leftovers (my dad used to literally put all of the scraps of turkey, stuffing, green beans, and mashed potatoes in a blender and serve it as an opaque gray “holiday stew”). When it comes to cocktails, however, I’m all about getting creative with whatever ingredients you have on hand. This particular drink caught my eye because it makes use of a handful of gorgeous fresh cranberries, pairing them with ginger ale and vodka. If you have any green apples left over from pie-making this week, I think a couple thin slices of those would be another great addition. Cheers! [Book Cooker]
Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some of the awesome flavors of the season, like caramel apples and vodka. Yep, with a little creativity, clever use of a melon baller, and some gelatin, you can reinvent the traditional caramel apple as a sweet alcoholic treat. Best party food ever. [Buzzfeed]