Your Weekly Internet Cocktail Hour from Sarah Parker for The Boys Club

Your Weekly Internet Cocktail Hour

December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I know many people say that the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier and seems to drag on for way too long, but it seems to descend on me all at once about a week before the day the bouncing baby Jesus made his manger debut. That might be because I am terrible at time...

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Holiday Bubbly Post on The Boys Club by Ed Ishmael (Photo by Brian Samuels)

Holiday Champagne

December 18, 2013 | 5 Comments

Champagne always makes for great holiday cheer, right?  Everyone loves Champagne.  You can’t go wrong taking a bit of bottled bubbly to a dinner party or giving that enchanting, effervescent elixir as a gift under the tree.  This year, at our office Christmas party, we gave a wrapped bottle of the sparkling splash to our...

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Visiting Christmas Markets in the US and Europe by Auston for The Boys Club

Visiting Christmas Markets in the U.S. and Europe

December 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Christmas market is a centuries old tradition that brings people together to celebrate the holidays in an outdoor, festive gathering. These markets fill town squares with vendor stalls offering crafts and gifts while serving up good food, sweets, and drinks. The Europeans have been doing this for ages but the U.S. has recently started...

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White Russian by Sam Henderson for The Boys Club

The History of the White Russian

December 16, 2013 | 1 Comments

The White Russian is among the most popular drinks in the country. This likely has to do with the fact that the ingredients are easy to obtain and it takes no special skills or tools to make. Beyond that, many find it the perfect libation for those who don’t like to drink much. While there...

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Your Weekly Internet Cocktail Hour from Sarah Parker for The Boys Club

Your Weekly Internet Cocktail Hour

December 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

We are fully immersed in the madness of December now, my darlings. Chances are you’ve been bombarded by holiday tunes inside the stores urging you to buy things you’ve never heard of to please relatives you don’t like, all spurred on by a deep panic that if you just do this one holiday right then...

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Grown Men: How to Give A Great Gift

December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Basics: Deck the halls and break out the alcoholic eggnog: Christmas is just around the corner! But before you get too festive, have you picked out perfect presents for everyone on your list yet? This time of year, it’s too easy to get frustrated and buy boring gifts for those of your friends and...

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5 Terms to Know When Ordering A Drink

December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Straight-up (or “up”): a drink served without ice. Example: “I’d like a Manhattan… straight-up, please!” Neat: a glass of a single liquor, sans mixer, that has not been chilled or contains any ice or water. Example: “I’d like a glass of whiskey, neat.” On the rocks: a drink served over ice. Though it is not always the...

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Your Weekly Internet Cocktail Hour with Sarah Parker for The Boys Club

Your Weekly Internet Cocktail Hour

December 6, 2013 | 4 Comments

Here we meet again, my dears, hurtling madly toward the greatest holiday ever invented by a drunken man, and further toward another new year. Be sure to get your hopes up too high for New Year’s Eve by making elaborate, expensive plans that will inevitably disappoint you. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves: We must...

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Nutmeg and Mandarin Infused Brandy

December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

With the cold season in full bloom, the scent of nutmeg swirls in the air like a fairy sprinkling her magic sparkling dust over us. Enjoyed in mulled wines, eggnog, pies, stews, etc., nutmeg is one of the most ubiquitous spices of the Christmas period. Its sweet aroma relaxes our senses with its cuddly warm...

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Your Weekly Internet Cocktail Hour from Sarah Parker for The Boys Club

Your Weekly Internet Cocktail Hour

November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is Black Friday. Are you in your bunker? I assume you stocked it with a full bar in addition to all of your Thanksgiving leftovers. The rest of the world, I’m sorry, we’re just talking about America today because MANIFEST DESTINY. (Is there a cocktail named that yet? If not, please make one and...

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