Food, Drinks & Recipes

15 Monthly Subscription Boxes For Everyone This Valentine’s Day

2016 Monthly Boxes for Christmas 2017

…because what’s easier to gift someone than a monthly subscription box you don’t have to actually leave your house to buy?! Perfect as a last minute idea or just the genius option for that special someone who has everything, we’ve rounded up some of the best monthly subscription boxes for the beauty rs, foodies, and kiddies […]

Bourbon Thoughts: Four Roses Elliott’s Select Limited Edition Single Barrel

2016 Four Roses Elliots Select Barrel Strength

For the first time Four Roses Bourbon released Elliott’s Select bourbon, a rare Single Barrel bourbon. The bourbon will be Brent Elliott’s first limited edition release as the master distiller.  Brent Elliott became master distiller in September 2015 and hand-selected the 14-year-old OESK, one of the 10 unique Four Rose’s bourbons.  Bottled at barrel strength this particular […]

Bourbon Thoughts: Old Forester 2016 Birthday Bourbon

2016 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

The 2016 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is bottled from 93 barrels distilled on July 4th, 2004. The master distiller of Brown-Forman, Chris Morris, hand-picked the barrels with Old Forester brand representative Jackie Zykan.  Ultimately a little over 14,000 bottles were aged for 12 years and bottled at 48.5% abv. The nose is very icate with spicy and […]

Get Snow Buzzed: Best Winter Cocktails of 2017


…because Mother Nature is a fickle little minx so kick back and (responsibly) enjoy a little warmth with our favorite winter drinks & cocktails this year. Rum, rye, vodka, jalapeño and ginger.  These are a few of my favorite things, especially when the winter bites.  When you’re snowed in or snowed out, the one friend […]

14 Best Super Bowl Party Food Ideas & Recipes For 2017


…because it’s officially that time of year when you have the Super Bowl part planned, but are drawing blanks on what to serve for food.  Browse some of the best Super Bowl food recipes from appetizers to snacks to desserts and drinks. 1.  Buffalo Chicken Super Bowl Cheese Balls: 2.  Double Chocolate Football Cupcakes: 3. […]

The 9 Most Annoying Things about Waiters and Waitresses


There is nothing quite like sitting down and having a stranger bring you food and drink and then take it away when you are done. However, there are a few annoying things that NEED to go. #9. Taking your plate away when you aren’t finish   #8. Telling you the specials (really long and complicated […]

17 Best Monthly Food And Drink Subscription Boxes For 2017


Subscription boxes seem to be everywhere these days.  From beauty and perfume, to toys and games.  Food and drink subscription boxes are perfect.  Not only are they a great way to treat yourself, they make the best gift – especially for the recipient who just seems to have everything.  There’s a lot to be said for gifts […]

Copper Mules: 9 Best Moscow Mule Mugs in 2017


Drinking your Moscow Mule out of anything except a copper mug is just pointless.  Really, don’t even bother.  Shop our picks for the 9 best copper Moscow Mule mugs you need in your life. 1.  Moscow Mule Mug:  Vintage Inspired Copper – Get it Here for $19.95 2.  Moscow Mule Mugs:  24 oz Hammered Copper – Set […]

Rye Thoughts: Booker’s Rye Limited Edition “Big Time Batch”

Booker's Rye Limited Edition Big Time Batch

The first ever rye produced by Boer’s also comes from some of the last barrels filled by the late, great, distiller Boer Noe.  the label is a note from his son, Fred Noe, explaining how his farther always liked the challenge of rye grains and laid these barrels in his favorite rackhouse.  It is aged […]

Top 51 Christmas Gifts for Men This 2017 Holiday Season


…because we’re all in need of gift ideas this holiday season. How is it already that time of year?  It doesn’t always have to only be ties and gs for the holidays so browse our picks and gather some great Christmas gift ideas for all the great men in your life.  If you have a husband, brother, […]

28 Best Gift Card Ideas Perfect for Christmas and Beyond!

Best Gift Cards 2016 - Online e-Gift Cards and Vouchers 2017

…because we’ll keep your gift-giving stress down to a minimum this Christmas.  Flip through our top picks for the best gift cards and vouchers (including e-gift cards) in 2017. Swipe left and click on your favorite gift card below.  [ Swipe Left! ] Tapped out of gift ideas this holiday shopping season?  Yep, so are we. […]

15 Festive Gift Basket Ideas That Guarantee Christmas Cheer

Holiday Gift Baskets

…because shipping fruit, chocolate and wine really can make it the merriest Christmas of all.  Take a lo at some of our favorite gift basket ideas for the 2016 – 2017 holiday season. Gift baskets can sometimes get a bad rap.  Traditionally, they were given by old-timey office workers to their clients.  We yawn thinking about […]

22 Cheap Christmas Gifts Under $50 for the Last Minute Shopper

Cheap Christmas Gifts Under $50 in 2015: Last Minute Gifts 2016

…because when you’re down to the wire you’re going to need a little help.  Time to get creative!   Ho ho huh?  With dozens of people to buy for, there’s always going to be someone who you inadvertently forget.  Don’t worry, there’s still some time to place that order on or run to that store. […]

These Exact Christmas Cocktails Will Get You Through the Holidays


…because if Santa Claus is coming right down Santa Claus Lane, I’m going to need a minute.  I’m also going to need to be heavily intoxicated for the majority of December.  Who’s with me? Christmas is the time of year when you surround yourself with the people that you and, well, in order to […]

11 Santa Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes


…because if you’re every going to make large quantities of coies and then eat said coies, Christmas is clearly the time. Similar to anything I try to make, it never los quite like the original recipe.  However, even if they can’t lo exactly the same at least they taste just as good.  Flip through our […]

The Most Inspiring Christmas Cupcakes & Decorating Ideas


…because your heart is in the right place, but your baking talent may not be.  Get inspired by these crazy Christmas cupcakes. We’re going on record stating that not only would we not know how to make any of these Christmas cupcakes, but we’re pretty sure we wouldn’t be able to eat them correctly either. […]

11 Unique DIY Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas


…because sometimes times are still tough…and you have about 100 people to buy holiday gifts for so if you have some time try making your own homemade Christmas gifts.  People still creativity! If you’re loing find cheap Christmas gifts under $100 or even under $50 these may just be right up your alley.  If […]

Bourbon Thoughts: Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon Whiskey

Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition

Knob Creek 2001 is one of the last batches of bourbon barreled by the late, great Jim Beam distiller – Boer Noe.  His son, Fred Noe, discovered the barrels labeled 2001 after his father passed away.  The results is a really easy drinking bourbon that will keep you coming back for . The tasting notes […]

Whiskey Thoughts: Slaughter House American Whiskey

Slaughter House American Whiskey

David Phinney who is a part of the Splinter Group that distills Slaughter House, is also the winemaker at Orin Swift Cellars.  Orin Swift and team continue to produce some amazing wines like Abstract and Machete, needless to say we think they have great taste. Slaughter House is aged 9 years in American Oak and then […]

9 Cool Halloween Cocktails & Drinks That Spooked My Liver


…because if you’re going to have a co-ed Halloween party you’re going to need a little something for everyone.  Boo!  Swipe through our favorite spoy cocktails for 2017. Check out our favorite Halloween cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks of the season.  We couldn’t the candy corn layered milkshake any than we do! 1.  Best […]

The Apple and Ginger Beer Cocktail Perfect for Autumn Days


I’m 2 years in and still not over my ginger beer obsession.  Clearly, my all-time favorite is the Moscow Mule, but with Fall approaching I was loing to welcome the season with something new that had an Autumn-like kick to it.  Since I’ve boycotted apple-picking ever since Fall of ’89, I had to get my […]

Crowd-Pleasing Cannoli Dip Recipe For 2017

Cannoli Dip

It’s always a win when you’re able to throw a dessert together super quickly and present something that everyone s.  This cannoli dip kills it because adults and kids it.  The best part?  It takes about 5 minutes to make and 10 minutes to chill.  Check out the recipe and ingredients below…and thanks … Cast […]

Rye Thoughts: High West Says Yippee Ki-Yay

High West Yippee Ki-Yay

High West to their Double Rye product and added it to barrels that had been used to age both Vermouth and Syrah.  The creation is a blend of Rye Whiskeys that High West hopes make you say ‘Yippee Ki-Yay’, like the cowboy on the bottle. The bottle I sampled was Batch No. 2.  The nose […]

Bourbon Thoughts: Trail’s End

Trails End Bourbon

Trail’s End secures eight year old juice from Kentucky and ages the Bourbon Whiskey with Oregon Oak staves.  This particular bottle is from Batch No 002 and is 45% abv. The nose is fragrant with sweet, orange notes.  The taste is smooth and sweet up front with some spicy rye hints.  The finish is long […]

Wine Not? 18 Gifts For the Wine Lovers You Love

Best Wine Gifts

Ahhh, wine.  It’s wonderful, really.  We all know someone who s wine.  But, then there are the people who wine.  Need to pick up a gift as unique as they are?  We’ve got you covered.  Whether you need to pick up a birthday gift for a wine enthusiast, or are invited to the neighborhood […]

Lovers Of Cheetos Rejoice! Burger King To Launch Mac-n-Cheetos


In the latest installment of foods that we can’t believe really exist, Burger King is launching “Mac n Cheetos.“  Yes, it’s actually Cheetos, stuffed to the gills with mac and cheese.  It’s one of those limited timey, certain locations apply, type of menu items.  Because, who knew we needed this?  But it seems as though people […]

Wishful Drinking: 9 Summer Cocktails Perfect for 4th of July Weekend


…because the perfect cocktail really completes any summer day. Editor’s picks for the best summer cocktails of 2016 (and the perfect way to spend your Fourth of July).  The sun, beach, sand and an easy breezy cocktail…it’s all you really need to help wind down and enjoy the summer.  Check out our favorite drinks you […]

Bourbon Thoughts: Smooth Ambler Contradiction

Smooth Ambler Contradiction

A bottle of Smooth Ambler Contradiction is exactly that, a huge contradiction.  A mix of a wheated bourbon and a spicier bourbon with a heavier rye mash bill; 27 percent of the bottle was aged 2 years while the remaining 73 percent was aged 9 years.  Despite what might lo like odd pairings the end result […]

Rye Whiskey Thoughts: Rogue Farms Oregon Rye Whiskey

Rogue Farms Oregon Rye Whiskey

There is no question that the folks at Rogue know how to brew some of the best beers in the world.  Check out a few of the best beers by Rogue Ales & Spirits. Over the past few years they have also ramped up their production of different types of spirits.  The Oregon Rye Whiskey […]

Rye Thoughts: 2016 Michter’s 10 Year Straight Rye

2016 Michter's 10 Year Rye

It is always good to get a taste of an aged bottle of Michter’s.  This particular bottle of rye was aged 1o years in fire-charred, new American white oak barrels and released in 2016.  Master Distiller Willie Pratt wasn’t happy with the product in 2015 so he refused to release a product in 2015, hoping that […]

Wake Up: The Best K Cups That’ll Kick Start Your Keurig

Best K Cups 2016 - K Cup Coffee Cheap & Discount Price Online 2017

…because, let’s face it, there’s about 1 million Keurig K Cup options and many of them are less than stellar. Flip through our top 10 picks for the best coffee, tea and hot chocolate K Cups that are out there (as tested by us). Swipe left!