Cocktail Crush

These Coastal Cities are the Most Hungover on New Year’s Day (Plus, a Toast to National Bloody Mary Day!)

How are you feeling this morning? So-so? Abysmal? Just peachy? According to a recent study conducted by Trulia, if you celebrated New Year’s Eve in certain cities across the US, you have a greater chance of being hungover on New Year’s Day. The real estate site rounded up stats on the number of nightlife establishments, bars, breweries, comfort food, restaurants, […]

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7 Beachy, Bubbly Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

We’re just a few days shy of 2016—so let’s talk cocktails! Whether or not you know where you’re celebrating (Need ideas? Check out these 13 awesome coastal NYE celebrations.), the night wouldn’t be complete without some sparkle. Get your fizz fix with one of these coastal champagne-spiked sippers.   Tropical Champagne Punch So what if the temps are dipping way […]

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Last-Minute Gifts for the Cocktail Lover in your Life

The holiday countdown has officially begun. Still wondering what to get for the beach lover who has everything? Here’s a fail-proof idea: booze! A bottle of rum from their favorite brand or a craft distillery is a great choice, or take a more creative route with one of these cocktail-inspired ideas:   Artisanal cocktail salts made in Portland, Oregon, that’ll […]

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5 Fall Twists on Classic Coastal Cocktails

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and while I’ve already gotten a handle on what I’m making (this sweet potato casserole, always and forever), I’m still undecided on exactly what I’ll be drinking. For some reason, cocktails have traditionally been an afterthought at my Thanksgiving table, with so much other stuff going on in the kitchen. This year, I’m thinking […]

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Try This Nutrient-Packed Kombucha Cocktail

It’s not often that “healthy” and “cocktail” are used together in the same sentence. So when they are, that’s something I can certainly get behind. Naturally, when I heard about this nutrient- and probiotic-packed kombucha tea, I was intrigued. Brewed and fermented in small-batches in Los Angeles, the teas are sweetened with raw, organic cold-pressed juice, making them low-calorie, low-sugar, and […]

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10 Clever Halloween Costume-and-Cocktail Pairings

What are you dressing up as this weekend—or more importantly, what are you drinking? Whether you’ve had your costume picked out for weeks or are still scrambling for ideas, figuring out your signature sipper can play a big part in enhancing—or determining—your festive ensemble. Here are 10 popular costume ideas and the killer coastal cocktails to match. Because the ice […]

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Tasty Trend: Coastal Craft Distilleries are on the Rise

First, there was beer. With the skyrocketing appeal of local craft brews, seaside cities like San Diego and Portland, Maine, have become meccas for ale lovers. Now, spirits are following suit. According to the American Craft Spirits Association, the number of craft distilleries in the United States has grown from a mere 50 to more than 700 in the past […]

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5 Best Beach Bar Instagrams to Follow Right Now

What do these beach bars from around the world have in common? They can all mix up a drool-worthy cocktail. Their other talent? Sharing photos of their drinks—and their views!—that make me want to jet off to one just in time for happy hour. Until the next time that fantasy becomes a reality, I’m living vicariously through their Instagram feeds. […]

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5-Second Gourmet Cocktails: Just Add Vodka to These Delicious Flavored Mixers

As much as I love a good cocktail made with the essence of this and the zest of that, sometimes it’s nice to just keep things simple, particularly at the beach. While that once meant Rum and Coke in a plastic cup, my discovery of these three flavor-packed gourmet mixers may change my cocktail game for good. With a shot […]

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5 Tiki Drinks and the Perfect Glasses for Each

Love tiki? Need tiki? Of course you do. Here are five of our favorite tiki cocktails with the perfect (and we mean perfect) barware to match. So let’s get the party started. The Drink: The Royal Orchid. St. Germain’s subtle elderflower flavor and light essence of lychee play nicely with the other spirits in this cocktail. The Barware: Glass. Glass […]

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