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The Best Vodka(s) for the Moscow Mule

The Best Vodka(s) for the Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule is immensely popular because it’s very easy to make and tastes delicious. The cocktail’s made with three ingredients: (vodka/ginger beer/lime juice), but vodka’s what packs the punch. So in the spirit of giving, we’ve made an outstanding list of the 10 best vodka(s) to use in a Moscow Mule.

Rum and Coke

Rum and Coke

A Rum and Coke is an incredibly simple cocktail yet it’s both refreshing and delicious. The drink’s a few ounces of rum mixed with a satisfying layer of coke, wrapped in fresh ice. Yes, it’s not fancy, it’s not sophisticated, but it certainly gets the job done!

Whiskey and Coke

Whiskey and Coke

The Whiskey and Coke is a well-deserved improvement over the Rum and Coke. It’s very easy-to-make, timeless, and sweetened to perfection. So don’t be afraid to try simple! Sometimes it’s all you need.

Old Pal

Old Pal

The Old Pal is a classic spirit-forward cocktail with a unique and sophisticated flavor. The cocktail balances sweet, dry, and bitter ingredients to perfection by combining bourbon, dry vermouth, and Italian bitter liqueur in a stellar fashion.

What Proof is Vodka?

What Proof is Vodka?

If you’re wondering what vodka’s proof is, I’m sure you’ll find the overly common answer: 80 proof. Although that’s somewhat correct, it’s not entirely true. Here is the alcohol proofing system and alcohol by volume (ABV) explained.

The Best Bourbon(s) for an Old Fashioned

The Best Bourbon(s) for an Old Fashioned

What’s the best bourbon for an old fashioned? Look no further, we’ve compiled an amazing list of the very best bourbon whiskeys to use in an Old Fashioned.

Aperol Negroni

Aperol Negroni

If you’re hesitant about whether you like the Aperol Negroni at first, don’t be. Let the cocktail sit for a few minutes, so the flavors and aromas settle. Then take a few more sips and wait. Soon you’ll start to taste the various flavors each ingredient adds and respect the drink for what it is. A quick trip to Italy in a blazon-orange glass.

Is Tequila a Stimulant or Depressant?

Is Tequila a Stimulant or Depressant?

Is tequila a stimulant or depressant? Well, the crazy antics that often result from a tequila binge has given it the reputation that it’s not like other spirits, that it’s the “upper” spirit. It seems to give people so much…energy. So is tequila a stimulant or is it a depressant? Here’s the truth.

The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead is a must-try drink with a delicious mind of its own: tequila, vodka, rum, gin, orange/raspberry liqueurs, and sweet/sour mix. But be warned, on any given night…once…twice…never thrice!

The Negroni

The Negroni

The Negroni is a classic “spirit-forward” Italian cocktail. The drink’s a popular apéritif: a drink that’s served before a meal to help stimulate an appetite. It’s quite easy to make, you’ll need three basic ingredients: equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth…finish with an orange garnish. 

The French 75

The French 75

The French 75 is the perfect combination of gin, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, and simple syrup…nicely topped with a bubbly layer of champagne. The cocktail’s surprisingly similar to the Tom Collins, except the French 75 replaces club soda with sparkling wine.

Black Russian

Black Russian

The Black Russian cocktail’s sweet and simple. There’s not much to the drink, just a 2:1 ratio of vodka to coffee liqueur – draped over a bed of fresh ice. The cocktail takes me back to simpler times: childishly nestled on the couch watching classic movies with my grandfather…as he slowly sipped away…