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Class up your tequila know-how this Cinco de Mayo

Many people do not realize that Cinco de Mayo is NOT a celebration of Mexican independence per se, but a commemoration of the victory of the Mexican army over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War of 1862. Don’t worry – this is not an inferior reason to party with tequila on May 5! But …continue reading

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How to travel with tipples

I never forget to bring good booze when I travel, especially to foreign countries where the selection can be sparse. If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know I love to jet-set. If adventure can be had and cocktails can be drunk, I’m there! When my husband, Jay and I recently visited Guatemala …continue reading

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Make a homemade masala chai tea cocktail

When my husband, Jay and I went to northern India last fall, we weren’t expecting much of a cocktail or spirits scene (and it’s a good thing, because it turns out there isn’t one). There are a few Indian whiskies, such as Amrut, but they are sparsely distributed, hard to find and were expensive. Instead …continue reading

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Make Martha Washington’s cherry bounce recipe

It’s Presidents Day – the day when our nation honors all the dudes who led our country to greatness. But here at Booze for Babes, I like to honor the women who helped them get there, too, so read on! (If you want to know how the presidents got sloshed, read my latest from the Daily Beast). …continue reading

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New survey reveals what millennials want in a Valentine’s date (hint: it involves booze)

Survey results released this week from Southern Comfort showed some interesting data about what millennials want in a Valentine’s Day date. The overwhelming result? THEY’VE GOT TO KNOW THEIR WAY AROUND A DRINK! This survey polled 1,001 male and female respondents between the ages of 21 and 34 who are not married and drink alcohol at …continue reading

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2016: the Year of the Booze-Lovin’ Babe

It’s the perfect time of year. And NOT for the ever possible chance of a snowstorm that will shut down your city, or the ability to hibernate and watch movies without apology (although that part is pretty cool). But because it’s a time for reflection and optimism. 2015 was a monumental year of travel and …continue reading

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Pump up your pisco knowledge this fall

First, I have to apologize for being the worst blogger ever. It’s been a while since I’ve written a post, but I promise I have a good excuse. I’m hot off of a really busy, travel-filled summer full of boozy delights that I can’t wait to share with you over the coming weeks. In June, I …continue reading

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Introducing…your new favorite July 4th cocktails, including “the Spritz”

July 4th isn’t just a time for celebration. In the spirit of our forefathers and fore-broads, it’s a time for reinvention, too. So what better way to enjoy the holiday than experimenting with new cocktails? I was back on WJLA/News Channel 8’s Let’s Talk Live last week to talk about cocktails that honor the cherry harvest season, …continue reading

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How to host a heavenly whiskey benefit, plus Angel’s Envy’s Sam Seiller on being a ‘whiskey chick’

I. love. my. job. Being a spirits journalist involves perks like tasting new products before they officially roll out in the market, going on exploratory trips to native boozy lands, and channeling my inner academic to read all about and geek out on liquor. But what I enjoy the most is sharing my passion for …continue reading

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This St. Patrick’s Day, give Irish whiskey more than just a ‘shot’

If St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a big deal to you, it should be. And not because it’s the day you go out to the pub in your “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” shirt for green beer. But because it’s a day you can go out and try new, refined Irish whiskeys you didn’t even know existed. I …continue reading