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Review: Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka

by Jason Lightner
Illinois, Underproof Cucumber-Flavored Vodka
60 proof

Last week we had a look at the Skinnygirl brand's low-calorie neutral spirit, Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka. This week is largely more of the same, but with a small twist; the refreshing taste of crisp cucumber.

Flavored vodka as a concept has been alive and well for ages. Truly though, in all of my research

Review: Parallel 49 Brewing Old Boy

by Charles Wangersky
This past weekend, an old friend stopped in to visit from the far other side of the country. Dr. Bob would have been my best man had my wedding not been postponed by academic nonsense, and I was his best man some time later. He taught me a great deal about beer and about making it, and in the

New and Refreshing, the “Lingonberry Cosmo”

by Jason Lightner
While many of us are content to make the same old cocktails time and time again, endlessly stocking our refrigerators and pantries with the juices of cranberries, oranges, and tomatoes, some are looking to break the mold of traditional cocktail creation. After all, it's only through experimentation and adventure that we find out exactly what we as human beings are capable of.

The Best Bars in Västerås, Sweden

by R. Carnavale
Västerås, Sweden's up-and-coming resort and conference city located on the shores of Lake Mälaren, is home to several excellent bars, from a sophisticated cocktail bar to an American-style sports bar. If you're looking for some place that's trendy and high-energy, try The Circus, which is known for its DJs, live music (think jazz to electronica, rock