Entries by gwegner

How Is Whiskey Made?

A wise, well-whiskered man once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”1 That man was named Samuel Clemens, but you probably know him as Mark Twain—iconic American writer and famed whiskey enthusiast.  If you and Twain have a love of whiskey in common, you might be wondering […]

3 Delicious Whiskey Slush Recipes

Bracing, biting, and brutally beautiful, whiskey shines like liquid gold on any bar shelf. This spirit pleases palates in classic cocktails and modern twists, delighting even the most discerning taste buds. But what happens when you throw a blender into the mix?  If you’re looking for a fun, refreshing twist on the whiskey cocktail, look […]

What is the Difference Between a Paloma vs Margarita?

Picture this: You’re in the mood for a tasteful cocktail that will elevate tonight’s stay-at-home plans. Something simple, but interesting. You have a freezer full of frozen margarita pops (a very good start), a bottle of tequila, and some limes.  Perfect! You can opt for a classic Margarita or an under-the-radar Paloma. Each is endowed […]

Step by Step Guide: How to Make A Paloma

Are you familiar with the Paloma cocktail? In America, this cousin of the Margarita has long been kept under wraps. So who exactly is this slightly bitter, savory tequila beverage? This delightful drink is a Mexican favorite that’s infused with a tart secret ingredient—grapefruit juice.  If you’re looking to become acquainted with the Paloma, this […]

3 Different Cinco De Mayo Cocktail Recipes

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Contrary to what you may have heard, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. Rather, it is a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over the French in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. And, other than in Puebla itself, it isn’t considered a major holiday in Mexico.1 Why are […]

Step by Step Guide: How to Make Spicy Margaritas

There’s nothing quite like a good spicy margarita. The addition of spiciness to the normally tart margarita makes this a craveable beverage suited to anyone who likes to turn up the heat from time to time. And if you know how to make spicy margaritas at home, you can satisfy your cravings without turning the […]

SLIQ Spirited Ice: The Easiest Beach Cocktails

A refreshing, fruity cocktail and an endless, sandy beach go together like the moon and the tide. You simply can’t have one without the other. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on your towel or crushing it at the beach volleyball court, sipping on a handcrafted cocktail is the perfect way to help you unwind. […]

Celebrate Warm Weather With These Summer Vodka Drinks

The first days of summer are a delight as you lounge under a tree by the lake or soak up the sun during a mid-morning picnic. There’s something about the season that makes you want to savor the moment, whether it’s hosting a small get-together for the neighbors, enjoying some quiet time under the stars, […]

What Is a Mixologist?

Whether you’re throwing a casual poolside get-together or hosting an upscale cocktail party on the patio, nobody is more welcome than the person behind the bar. If you love whipping up piña coladas and dirty martinis for your guests, you might have what it takes to be a mixologist.  But what is a mixologist and […]

3 Festive Easter Drink Ideas for Adults

Between the chocolate, the jellybeans, and the bunnies galore, Easter brings so much sweet splendor for kids to delight in. You have fields full of painted eggs and row upon row of tooth-achingly sweet, canary yellow Peeps for the kids—but what do Mom and Dad have to look forward to (other than stealing a few […]