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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    This buttery smooth, simple spirit is easy to sip on its own — and the addition of the espresso shot helps to further elevate the ...

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    Smoky tequila, cocoa crème liqueur, touches of refreshing citrus and a Nutella-rimmed glass — this cocktail is doing the most, and then some

  • Nightlife

    Smoky, spicy and subtly sweet — this cocktail hits all the right notes.

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    Whether you’re a perfect gentleman, an aspiring gentleman or simply an appreciator of gentlemen — aren’t we all? — this libation is sure to please.

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    Alkalizing cucumber juice, used as the main mixer here, gives this cocktail license to combine intense, spicy and acidic flavors in an uncompromising and palatable ...

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    Everything is bigger in Texas, and while this is just a small cocktail, it packs a big punch.

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    A good tequila may inspire devilish behavior on occasion, but this cocktail is as heavenly as they come.

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    Delicate, refreshing and bursting with fruity flavors, the Mango Sassy will get you ready for the warmer days ahead.

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    This cocktail, created with Venezuelan rum, will warm you up on a cold, gloomy day.

  • Nightlife

    Mastering the art of balance, this cocktail is fresh and crisp while simultaneously rich and warm.

  • Nightlife

    If you haven’t yet become acquainted with the aperitif — an alcoholic drink meant to be sipped before a meal to stimulate the appetite — ...

  • Nightlife

    It’s sour, sweet, colorful and sure to put a silly smile on your face—even on a gloomy day.

  • Nightlife

    There are very few cocktails that can compare to The Grand — this libation is truly in a league of its own.

  • Nightlife

    What better way to welcome the New Year than with a golden, decadent Champagne cocktail in hand?

  • Nightlife

    An eggnog cocktail is traditional for Christmastime festivities, and while there are many incarnations, this particular recipe is the crème de la crème.

  • Nightlife

    The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old Scotch is a single malt scotch whisky that’s been aged in both American and European oak sherry casks, ...

  • Nightlife

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

  • Nightlife

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

  • Nightlife

    You’re going to want to keep this cocktail recipe in your arsenal this season because it’s a sure-fire holiday hit, regardless of what you’re celebrating.

  • Nightlife

    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 ...

  • Nightlife

    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.

  • Nightlife

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

  • Nightlife

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

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