National Piña Colada Day

July 10 is National Piña Colada Day – again, who comes up with these? Most drinkers, especially anyone who has vacationed on a Caribbean beach or taken a cruise has had the chance to drink a Piña Colada. There are certainly good and bad Piña Coladas (mostly bad I must say) but there is just one original. Like all things of a drink and...

Spring Cocktails 2016

What to drink? By the time spring rolls around I’m tired of thinking about drinks in terms of – what will warm the bones and take the chill out of the air? I’m a seasonal drinker (and eater) and I don’t think that I’m alone. Restaurants change their menus from season to season for just this very reason. We crave different things in winter...

Whiskey Cocktails

When the cocktail revolution began a decade or so ago Whiskey cocktails were a bit player as white spirits were in favor. Not anymore. In truth, white spirits cocktails are relatively new. Grab a drinks recipe book from a century ago and you will find a great majority of these libations to be based upon either Whiskey or Brandy. As brown spirits improved in...

The Five Most Popular Cocktails of 2015

Since the earliest days of BevX.com and our weekly newsletter, The Aperitif, our Cocktail of the Week page is always in the top three of most viewed pages for the week. I have always thought that there are a lot more voyeurs out there than home bartenders. That’s okay – some people just take a little time to get into the action. A further...

Upgrade Your Home Beverage Service (in five easy steps)

We get a lot of great questions from our readers. It’s clear that many of you are doing more than reading, you’re actually making drinks, serving Wine to family and friends, and upgrading your Beer. That’s great news – we encourage it. In an effort to make it easy to upgrade your home beverage service I have compiled a short list of just five...

Halloween Cocktails

Save the mini candy bars, the insipid candy corn, and dental challenging candy apples for the kids. Halloween may be focused on the munchkins but that doesn’t mean that we adults can’t have a holiday inspired treat. These Halloween cocktails are short on the tricks and long on the treat. We are offering up four cocktails for Halloween weekend. These drinks offer carrying degrees...

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