Lowball Diary

"Maybe the real gift of ladies’ night is that it draws us out to have actual lives, and sometimes to bring the men with us."

Chicas, cowgirls and classy tipplers: Cashing in on Ladies’ Night

April 14th, 2015

"Maybe the real gift of ladies’ night is that it draws us out to have actual lives, and sometimes to bring the men with us."

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    Rich, refined and filled with chocolate—this cocktail is more reminiscent of artisanal dark chocolate than it is of your typical candy bar.

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    Created in honor of NFR, this cocktail is made for cowboys, ranchers and their fans alike.

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    Bellion Vodka trademarked the term “functional vodka” and is the first of its kind to create spirits using NTX technology, which claims to reduce some ...

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    This fun, festive cocktail is just the thing to kick off the holiday party season and bring some lighthearted, autumn-themed joy to the table.

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    Delicate, refined, unexpected and satisfying — the Kyoto Whisper is like sipping on the most beautiful sweet nothings you’ve ever heard, or tasted.

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    This upscale highball recipe is an intricate blend of refreshing and unexpected flavors.

  • Issues

    It’s a special day when we have the opportunity to combine alcohol with dessert, but hey, sometimes you really can have it all.

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    What do you get when you combine a high-quality Scotch with a cocoa liqueur and a robust port? A dark, complex and delicious cocktail.

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    Tequila, North America’s first distilled spirit, was created during the 16th century in the Mexican state now known as Jalisco. Today, Jalisco remains the single ...

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    More swanky cocktail party, less pool-side barbecue—this drink is perfect for the transition between summertime and autumn

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    Crisp and refreshing, while still being indulgently rich, “Light & Stormy” is the perfect name for this cocktail.

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    Move over, piña coladas and Mai Tais. In the realm of festively elaborate tropical cocktails, the Caribbean Kiss is now reigning supreme.

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    The Horse’s Neck is a long-revered classic cocktail that boasts as many recipe variations as it does accolades — making it an ideal drink for ...

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    Light, dreamy, nearly ethereal—this cocktail has absolutely earned its celestial name. The cucumber flavor of the sake balances the rich botanicals of the gin and ...

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    Negroni Week kicks off June 6th, so this year we’re serving up a lesser-known but equally delicious variation of the classic.

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    Complex, aromatic and completely unique—this cocktail is truly in a league of its own. Unexpected in all the right ways, the Double Time balances notes ...

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    What’s better than a big batch of refreshing, white wine sangria on a hot day? Whip this up for your next BBQ or pool party, ...

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    This cocktail — an Italian mixologist’s take on the classic Old Fashioned — is strong, gently herbal and complete with both bitter and sweet citrus ...

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    The traditional Mint Julep has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby since the early years of the race. This recipe isn’t the same ...

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    This margarita was created nearly 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo, a world-renown tequila expert and owner of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco.

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    In just three ounces, this rich, nectar-like cocktail packs a flavorful punch — smooth and warm from the brandy, with notes of cinnamon and vanilla; ...

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    The Moscow Mule, a classic, beloved bar favorite, is getting a tropical makeover. Enter: the Bangkok Mule.

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    A strong rye whiskey tends to evoke mixed responses: There are passionate rye devotees, and there are people less enthused by the strong spirit. This ...

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    This Asian-inspired take on a gin and tonic, featured at District One Kitchen & Bar, is a melody of sweet, tart and softly acidic flavors. ...

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  • Come spring, Denny's will have a chapel fit for a Grand Slam Wedding.

  • Full of craft cocktails and novelties, Fremont East needed a straight-up bar. Triple B has arrived.

  • Bubbles, confetti and bedazzled beer bongs on the 55th floor—the crazier the better at GBDC.

  • Closing out the season at Encore Beach Club, a venue as well-oiled as the tourists.

  • We've got it all, from margaritas to cosmic skating to jazzy happy hours.

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    The atmosphere alone is enough to have you recalling a bygone and glorious era, and the menu only fortifies that feeling.

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    Put down those bags and get yourself some ceviche.

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    Plus, a benefit show at 11th Street Records and We Are Pancakes plays Triple B.