The Top 10 Beers of 2020

Summer’s here, and that must mean it’s time for our second annual Top 10 Beers of the Year list, a look back at the best brews that hit the market in the last 12-ish months. As with all of our top 10s, this collaboration reflects votes and commentary from the Drinkhacker staff. Individual writeups are…

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Review: Famiglia Pasqua 2019 Rose and NV Prosecco

A Veneto-based winery that makes both still and sparkling wines, Pasqua’s wines are affordable and built for summertime sipping. 2019 Famiglia Pasqua “11 Minutes” TreVenezie Rose IGT – This Veronese rose is made from 50% corvina, 15% syrah, 25% trebbiano di Lugana, and 10 % carmenere. Strangely, all of those heavy reds don’t give this…

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6 of the Best Drinks to Order in a Casino

ADVERTISEMENT Whether playing online or at the casino, there’s nothing better than enjoying a drink while you’re playing. However, deciding on a cocktail while looking at the casino drinks list can be a bit daunting. So let’s take a look at the best beverage for you to enjoy during your downtime. If you’re reading this…

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Review: Balcones Single Barrel Private Selections – True Blue, Rye, and Texas Single Malt

Waco’s Balcones Distilling is hardly a sleepy operation, with new whiskeys popping up in its portfolio from year to year and a seemingly constant evolution in the whiskeys themselves. Balcones has had a private selection program for its “1” Single Malt expression for some time now, but if you lived outside of Texas, you may never…

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Recipe: Saratoga

The Saratoga cocktail has a storied history, dating back to the later 1800s and first appearing in the infamous Bar-Tender’s Guide by the legendary Jerry Thomas. Supposedly, it gets its name from where it was born, Saratoga Springs in New York. Today’s Saratoga Springs might not seem like the kind of place where a cocktail…

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Review: NV Louis Pommery Brut Rose California

While the Pommery name is most closely associated with Champagne, a few years ago the brand expanded to the states under the Louis Pommery name, using California grapes to make a more New World style of wine. It’s made from 76% chardonnay and 24% pinot noir grapes according to the methode champenoise principles. Fruity but…

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Review: Southern Star Reserve Bourbon 10 Years Old

Early last year, we reviewed the bulk of the portfolio at Southern Distilling Company in Statesville, NC. One bottle that slipped through the cracks on us was this Reserve Straight Bourbon, the only age-stated whiskey in the entire lineup. It’s a healthy 10 years old and presumably made of the same high-rye mashbill as their…

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Review: Cazadores Tequila – Blanco and Extra Anejo

The Cazadores Distillery is in the town of Arandas in the highlands of Jalisco in Mexico, and of their range of tequilas we’ve only reviewed their Reposado to date. While it’s definitely at the budget end of the tequila market, it’s a reliable choice if you want a 100% agave tequila for margaritas or palomas,…

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