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Girl’s Guide To Drinking #2: A Salute to Drinking Alone

\ Date: March 28, 2016
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I’ve always been a big fan of Alone Time but struggled with it for the longest time. I like the freedom to do whatever I wanted to – watch a movie, have dinner, or a quiet drink – without relying on other people, but afraid that I’d be branded as a friendless loser, or worse, one who snubs friends.

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Listicles: Going Local: Artisanal Spirits To Look Out For

\ Date: March 25, 2016

There’s just no stopping the rise of artisanal spirits. What started out as a minor movement of small-batch distillers is now turning out to be a global trend, fueled by the demand for unique spirits whose tastes reflect the local ingredients and geography. We take a look at some of the most highly sought-after artisanal spirits, and why you might want to take a sip or ten when you’re in the area.

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Listicles: Music – The Pop Edition

\ Date: March 25, 2016

The last year was undoubtedly a good year for pop music. From Carly Rae Jepson’s album Emotions to what possibly was the most surprisingly enjoyable albums of the year, Selena Gomez’s Revival, Top 40 hit lists were dominated by a healthy mix of stellar pop stars, indie acts, hiphop and EDM producers.

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Drinkers’ Anorak: D is for Daiquiri

\ Date: March 25, 2016
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Bacardi Carta BlancaWhat is it?

According to the 1928 book It’s Cocktail Time in Cuba by Basil Woon, the Daiquiri was created in 1898 by American mining engineer Jennings Stockton Cox, who one day found himself in Cuba at gin o’clock (aka 8am) with a handful of limes, sugar and ice. But having run out of gin, he decided to improvise by swapping it out with rum – specifically a white rum called Bacardi Carta Blanca.

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