What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.
Turns out, the sugar in regular soda helps slow down your body’s absorption of the alcohol in cocktails. So switching to diet in your rum and cola will save you calories but may leave you spinning.