Pumpkin Spice Martini? Autumn cocktails can get creativeOctober 3, 2022 GMT
Apple pie! Pumpkin spice! Buttered rum! This is how we embrace autumn at our home bar.
Despite the drop in temperatures, cocktails flavored for fall don’t need to taste deep, brooding or heavy.
California to add wine, liquor bottles to recycling programSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will add wine and liquor bottles to its recycling rebate program under a law taking effect in July 2024.
“California’s bottle bill recycling program has needed fixing for 40 years,” Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said Wednesday.
California may add wine, liquor bottles to recycling programSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would add wine and distilled spirits containers to its struggling recycling program, while giving beverage dealers another option to collect empty bottles and cans, under a measure lawmakers approved Wednesday.
Love infusions in your cocktails? Bring that skill homeJuly 7, 2021 GMT
A half-dozen Mason jars line the top shelf of Toni Dash’s pantry. Some are filled with clear liquid tinted almost imperceptibly. Others, like the jar of vodka infused with ripe pears and a generous helping of spices, are bursting with vivid colors that make cocktails as beautiful as they are delicious.
New York to let COVID-19 state of emergency expireJune 23, 2021 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will lift more COVID-19 restrictions when the state of emergency expires later this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
The state of emergency expires Thursday, he said, meaning that it lifts Friday.
Mississippi bill would allow home delivery of alcoholMarch 29, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi would join a majority of states in allowing home delivery of alcohol, if Republican Gov...
U.S. whiskey bolstered by liquor store sales in 2020January 28, 2021 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American whiskey absorbed some setbacks but showed resilience in the face of pandemic-related clampdowns on bars and restaurants as liquor sales benefited from enduring demand for a good stiff drink...
Cocktails get the home treatment in several new booksOctober 6, 2020 GMT
Cocktails are having a moment, and because of the pandemic, that moment is happening most often at home...
To-go drinks an elixir for public, a lifeline for businessAugust 24, 2020 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — The coronavirus is shaking up America's liquor laws.
At least 33 states and the District of Columbia are temporarily allowing cocktails to-go during the pandemic. Only two — Florida and Mississippi — allowed them on a limited basis before coronavirus struck, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
Liquor store closures drive drinkers to seek booze optionsApril 19, 2020 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The unparalleled decision a month ago to close the state-owned stores that sell nearly all of Pennsylvania's liquor and much of its wine prompted some people to drive across state lines to stock up, risking a misdemeanor charge...
McConnell takes aim at Democratic presidential candidatesFebruary 18, 2020 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that health insurance proposals from the Democratic candidates for president would hurt business owners...
Plans for Seward distillery nearly dashed by marketing techniquesAugust 9, 2018 GMT
Barely Legal Distilling's social media marketing campaign nearly kept the prospective downtown Seward microdistillery from launching its operations.
"We tried to be really careful with this," company president Danny Petersen told the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission on Wednesday.
Here’s the right way to mash up barbecue and cocktailsMarch 29, 2018 GMT
Craft cocktails are all the rage these days and there isn't a barbecue lover or bartender who I know who hasn't pondered how to mash up barbecue and cocktails.
Some people grill fruit to garnish their cocktails, others use liquid smoke or a fancy "Smoking Gun" that emits a puff of smoke, but those seem a little forced to me.
Cooking with hard liquorFebruary 23, 2018 GMT
It’s no secret that the proper libation can elevate an elegant meal. But have you ever considered incorporating liquor into something other than a cocktail glass? Properly used, alcohol works wonders in food as well.
COLORADO SPIRITS: Distilled Agitation Means Stirred and Not ShakenAugust 14, 2017 GMT
Those two ounces of gin swimming with an ounce of vermouth aren’t quite as important as a newborn baby. And the rye whiskey swirling in a mixing glass with an ice cube and a few splashes of sweet vermouth isn’t as adorable as an infant, either.