Manly Cupcakes Maple Bacon Whiskey

Manly Cupcakes: Bacon, maple and whiskey

Everyone likes a little something sweet. Chocolate chip cookies are a perennial favorite.You can’t have a birthday without cake. The best part of holiday meals is going overboard with pie. Cupcakes, however, present a conundrum. These tiny treats are tasty, of course, but their small size and whipped peaks of frosting don’t always fit with […]

How to Choose Cigars

How to Choose the Perfect Cigar For You

Cigars – along with martinis, brown liquor and BBQs – are a staple of manhood. Whether you’re moving out on your own, joining the military, getting married or having a baby, a cigar is the ultimate way to celebrate. But how do you choose a good cigar? For the uninitiated, selecting the right cigar for […]

Types of Beer Glasses

Types of Beer Glasses 101

Beer is one of the oldest beverages developed by civilizations, so we can only imagine the types of drinking vessels that were first created for beer. Traditionally beer glasses, were made with a specific purpose. For example, the German beer stein was developed with a lid to keep flies out of it during the Black […]

How to setup a home bar

Setting Up a Home Bar

So you’ve grown up a little bit. Not enough to quit having fun, but you’ve moved on from frequenting a bar to having friends over for drinks. What now? Set up a home bar! Do Your Research To have an enviable home bar, research is key. Planning ahead will eliminate headaches later on, except the […]

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Doomsday 2012 Party Planning Guide

5 Ways to Party Like it’s the End of the World (Because It Is) With December 21st, 2012 less than two weeks away, the coming apocalypse is just around the corner. In the words of an American scholar and poet, “It’s time to party”. I know, I know, Doomsday prophecies have come and gone throughout time, […]

Wine Aerator

Choosing The Best Wine Aerator

They say what you don’t know can’t hurt you, and while popping open a bottle of your favorite red wine five minutes before you drink it won’t hurt you (that is, unless you nail yourself in the eye with the cork), wine experts would argue that what you don’t know about aerating wine properly can most […]

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A Patriot’s Guide to The Best 4th of July Ever

It’s that time again… … time to raise your flags, slap some meat on the grill and celebrate our independence in style. But – like graduations, weddings and funerals – there are traditions to be observed. And what American holiday is more traditional than Independence Day? Traditions are important. Think back to your childhood – […]

Home Brewing Basics

Home Beer Brewing

You are a beer aficionado. You’ve sampled all the local brews and have your favorites down pat. You know which beers to stock for dinner, and which for the big game. You’re always looking for the best new thing. Why not take the next step to good beer and try your hand at home brewing? […]

Buying and Maintaining Your Grill

Planning the perfect barbecue season is all about the choices you make. New homeowners and people just getting started often have questions like: What kind of grill should I buy? Should I use charcoal or gas? Do I want something that has more than one tier of grates? Do I want a side burner? The […]