As the weather turns cold, what could be better than reclining by the fire on a dark evening with a delicious, warming cocktail in hand? Liquor connoisseur Greg Mays, of simple-cocktails.com, offers recipes for three of his favorite Autumnal drinks to help you do just that in this web exclusive:
The Spirits of Autumn
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Webgame Wednesday: Bartender
Chances are you're going to be spending a decent amount of this coming New Year's Eve knocking back the alcoholic beverages. Get in shape with the Bartender Flash Game. Grab ingredients off the well-stocked bar, mix 'em up and see what you get. Come up with a good drink and your bartender will approve. Screw it up and he'll express his displeasure. Consider this a highly educational game for prospective drunkards.
On a recent U.S. National Forest expedition, we broke a golden rule of camping and snapped off a piece of nature to take with us. It was to make an emerald beverage ... a pine sap-arac. Infused into a tart lemon-lime juice that's more whiskey sour mix than lemonade, this uses the bitter medicinal notes of pine to make whiskey that much sweeter. The stuff's fine hand-mixed and room temp if you're still out in the pines. But if you bring the loot back home, blended is better.