For about two minutes on Saturday, millions of eyes will focus on Louisville, home of Kentucky's most feted affair, that blissfully short sporting event that comes with its own cocktail.
Five years ago, when Allison Evanow was out in San Francisco, she became intrigued with fancy "organic" cocktails. The problem was they were not completely organic.
The actress recalls being single in her 20s and going on an ill-fated date at a Beverly Hills restaurant
A cocktail historian matches killer drinks suited to the dapper characters of the hit AMC show
Puerto Rico is the fodder of many a Caribbean daydream for good reason: this natural jewel box can satisfy the lethargic beach bum, the sunrise rainforest explorer and the budding big-wave surfer -- all in a long weekend.
In this economy, it might be easier to grab a virtual margarita than a real one.
In the past three years, Bethenny Frankel has proven she's more than just an attractive reality star; she's also a savvy businesswoman who has created a successful financial empire.
Lee and Navy SEAL Leif Babin tie the knot in a 4th of July celebration in Texas
â¢ Javier Bardem and wife PenÃ©lope Cruz took a night off from their new baby, joining Eva Longoria and beau Eduardo Cruz for dinner at The Penthouse in the ME Madrid Hotel. The couples got cozy, snacking on mini-burgers and croquettes and sipping mojitos until the early hours of the morning.
I'm 19 and have hopes of lying on the beach drinking margaritas for the most part of my life. But I'd also like to begin investing the small amount of money I have. How do I get started? -- Peter N., Los Angeles, Calif.
You don't need to go to Miami to feel the heat from these celebrity favorite cocktails
Your choice of hotel probably shouldn't be based purely on the merits of its cocktail menu. But these places have so much more than a great selection of drinks.
The quotable actor no longer drinks - but that hasn't stopped bartenders from taking inspiration from him
Find out what the stars drink - and how to mix up these beverages yourself
The Project Runway judge explains how to throw a fashionable fete - and what to serve
Ferran Adria is widely regarded as the world's best chef. CNN's Revealed follows the icon of avant garde cuisine.
Ferran Adria delights in doing things differently.
In honor of the Best Picture nominee, Cheryl Cecchetto whips up a sweet drink to make at your own Oscar party
The cruising industry has changed rapidly in the past decade. And even if you're an experienced cruiser, you may be in for a few surprises on your next sail (for example, you can now ignore the gratuities line on checks guilt-free!).
An L.A. mixologist has designed a (virgin) cocktail inspired by this year's Grammy nominee
"They're weeping as though they've just lost the love of their life," the actress says of the women on the show
Mix up Maksim Chmerkovskiy's favorite cocktail from RdV
Check out these five standout watering holes around the globe. No card key required.
Taylor and Kyle both throw lavish birthday parties for their daughters
From the Florida Room at Delano to Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, here's a guide to the hottest, celeb-favorite spots in South Florida
As your patriotic festivities heat up, try these cocktails the stars love to swill
Find out what all the stars will be swilling at the official afterparty
Before heading to the movies this weekend, mix up a tasty drink and feel like one of the fab four
After a year's hard work, indulge yourself with a night at one of these 10 fabulous hotels, where you'll feel like you're in a whole new tax bracket.
The Cincinnati Reds are selling sushi at Great American Ball Park this year, and all we can know about that is, nothing says hardball in Cincinnati quite like a smoked salmon roll. Pete Rose is rolling over in his seat at the racetrack.
The cast of the two shows get chummy over vodka drinks at L.A.'s Palihouse
As a kid growing up in working-class Los Angeles, I thought Beverly Hills was a faraway place reserved for privileged playboys and the Hollywood haves. Rich people lived in Beverly Hills; I watched "Beverly Hillbillies" on TV. I bought baubles at Target, not Tiffany. And I was in my 20s before I realized that Rodeo Drive wasn't pronounced like the cowboy cattle-roping event.
Find out what candy the singer bought for his wife - and what stars at L.A. hot spot the Stone Rose will be drinking on Feb. 14
The first time my husband took me to Oahu, where he grew up and his family still lives, I was skeptical. My knowledge of the place didn't extend much beyond Don Ho and hula, and it all sounded a little kitschy for my taste. But after five days of seeing his version of the island -- hidden beaches, hikes that opened up to impossibly blue water, and a whole new genre of food -- I was so in love that we moved there a few months later.
Celebrity chef and mixologist Kathy Casey shares her trendy recipes for festive cocktails from a hotel bar in Abu Dhabi.
Celebrity chef Kathy Casey predicts two flavor trends in cocktails for 2010 will be fresh ginger and hibiscus.
The hip-hop entrepreneur shares his favorite drink of choice this season
Go inside the Mad Men star's L.A. bash - catered by Neil Patrick Harris's boyfriend. Plus: Madonna drinks martinis in N.Y.
From downing (lot's of) cocktails to getting inked, Reba McEntire, Jake Owen and others reveal how they prep for the CMAs
You don't have to stay at these tony hotels to experience the best of their lobbies.
Hawaii may seem a world away, but there are plenty of big waves, tiny bubbles and tiki-style spots closer to home. Here are some San Diego-based ways to catch the Hawaiian spirit.
Prohibition-style bars and speakeasies have been popping up all over, but these lounges go beyond the gimmicks in their near obsessive devotion to the art of old-time cocktails and decor.
From Kim K. tippling the "Miami Heat" to Hangover stars enjoying $36 frozen martinis, these are the hottest cocktails to try before Labor Day
Frequent flier Jonah Disend, 37, CEO of New York-based company Redscout, travels so often that the only bars he has time to check out are the ones in hotels. That's not a bad thing, since barkeeps in lobby annexes aren't fusty lifers anymore. In fact, they're often a hotel's secret weapon in attracting discerning guests like Disend.
The Gossip Girl star says she and her estranged husband both focus on their son
Part of Havana's charm is that it plays by its own rules -- these tips will help you play along.
As the Olympics draw near, Beijing might face a perfect storm of bad public relations. CNN's John Vause reports.
When the day is done, the vibrant Marais boasts more than its fair share of drinking, dining and people-watching opportunities. Kick-start the evening with an aperitif or two at one of the tiny bars along Rue Vieille du Temple, such as the '50s-inspired Pick-clops, La Belle Hortense or Le Petit Fer a Cheval. Measure your coolness quotient at the Moroccan-inspired Andy Wahloo (Rue des Gravilliers) or jostle for space at La Perle (Rue de la Perle).
Like the Danes themselves, Copenhagen's nightlife is generally relaxed, although not without its surprises.
The first thing Laura Slipak says when I drag my stressed self into the chill lobby of the Mod Resort, her Austin Powers-chic hotel in Palm Desert: "Oh, dear."
Everyone zipped their lips. But why?
"I've tried about 10 of them," says the Quantum of Solace star. "They're knockout"
The Office star plans to lie low during the show's hiatus
I was born and raised in Kentucky, a background that usually doesn't offer much in the way of conversation fodder.
CNN's Ray D'Alessio reports from Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.
"Beijing Journal" is an occasional series examining everyday people preparing for the 2008 Summer Games. In his series, journalist Steven Jiang reports how the approaching Olympics is affecting the lives of people in Beijing and other places in China.
The star shows she's lost none of her luster at a benefit for gay youth Thursday
For years, Grant Thatcher rattled around Asia gathering wisdom about where to find the perfect martini in Bali, how to buy furniture in Bangkok, or who makes the smartest tweed jackets in Hong Kong. When friends started pestering him for tips, he decided to launch the Luxe City Guides in 2002. Now available for 22 cities in Asia, Europe, and North America (luxecityguides.com), the Luxe Guide is a three-by-six-inch, 20-panel accordion-pleated guide that will fit in a shirt pocket. "I want them to be sharp, acerbic, cheeky-like a smack in the mouth," says Thatcher, who edits each one himself. We caught up with Thatcher recently in Hong Kong for his always colorful take on travel.
A series of temporary bars designed by the cream of the art, fashion and entertainment worlds are sold, by auction to raise money for Charity.
It seems charity has never been so glamorous.
Emmy Rossum, raised by a single mother, has opened up about her feelings about the father she barely knows.
This is the time, this is the season. After years of attending everyone else's holiday soirees, New Year's brunches, 50th-birthday bashes and other celebrations, you've decided to throw a party of your own.
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As Labor Day approaches, there's still time for making the last big splash of the summer with a pool party.
Nantucket is not just for preppies with deep pockets. To enjoy this classic getaway, all you need is a pair of wheels and a sense of adventure.
What is it: A traditional deep tissue massage of the body using aromatherapy oils at men's grooming salon, Gentleman's Tonic. The massage can be tailored to personal preference. Those who want to feel revitalized could have something a bit harder than someone just after relaxation. Apart from just relaxing muscles it also helps get rid of toxins that have built up in the body.
Consumers could be mixing margaritas at the beach this summer by plugging their blenders into boom-box-size solar-powered battery packs.
I expected one of the world's most expensive meals to start with a few sublime cocktails and some mind-blowing appetizers prepared in exquisite style by celebrity chef Mario Batali.
Plenty of companies talk about their "work hard, play hard" mentality, but few actually walk the walk like Chicago branding firm Bamboo Worldwide.
Check out The Scene's recommendations for Sydney. Is your favorite spot not here? Send us your suggestions.
Check out The Scene's recommendations for the Chinese capital and send us your own ideas and suggestions.
Vodka martinis. Vodka and tonic. Vodka gimlets. These days it's vodka vodka vodka. It's hip. It's clear. It mixes with everything - and it's fashionably expensive. But what happened to gin - one of the alcohols that cocktails were originally created to dilute?
The Kentucky Derby may be a horse race (and what a race - it's the oldest continuously running sporting event in the U.S.), but let's be honest. Ask most people what they associate with the Derby and they'll likely say "mint juleps and hats."
No liquor license? No problem. Alcohol trends move so fast it's hard to keep track, but one booze to watch is Soju, a Korean import gaining popularity as a vodka substitute.
As summer approaches, bikini wearers near and far (not to mention those guys with washboard abs) are chomping on carrot sticks and celery stalks, neglecting the finer delicacies of the summer season -- all in a last-ditch effort to squeeze into their barely-there "swimming" gear.
Here's a tip in case you ever attend the winter Fancy Food Show, which spotlights the newest specialty foodstuffs: Balance your sweets and your savories. If a three-day diet of Frick & Frack's Dino...
Location, location, location. It's the cliché of choice for real estate. But in the great landgrab that modern American home ownership has become, the meaning of location has evolved. The unprecede...
To Hank Aaron, there are two types of doughnuts. One is the metal weight with the rubber covering that he slid over the handle of his bat in the on-deck circle. The other is Krispy Kreme. "I used t...
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Break out the SPF 35. This month's Summer Fun edition of the FORTUNE Hype Index gives new meaning to "overexposure." In this installment, we track the season's worst TV (no, not Fear Factor), hotte...
Before Evian, double lattes, and wheat-grass shakes, there was the three-martini lunch, the iconic noontime ritual of the corporate crowd. Now that we're returning to our old-economy ways, FORTUNE ...
The second-best thing that the alto saxophonist Paul Desmond ever said was that he wanted his horn to "sound like a dry martini." The very best thing he ever said came forth when he encountered an ...
There's a splashy cocktail party Saturday evening, and all your important clients will be there. You can't make it (sorry, prior engagement), so you ask that smart guy down the hall who works for y...
A $1,000 bottle of tequila? That'll be the day.
AN HOUR: The oldest antiques shop in an area known for priceless treasures (and pricey fakes), Honeychurch Antiques (29 Hollywood Road, 852-2543-2433) stocks an eclectic mix--500-year-old terra cot...
In this market, you need a drink. Master mixologist Dale DeGroff--former head bartender of the Rainbow Room, current emperor of kingcocktail.com--devised three guaranteed to spice up your portfolio...
Like most Americans, I'm always interested in passing myself off as a higher-class person than I actually am. Recently, my girlfriend and I moved from New York City--where all our friends pretty mu...
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London lost its dull edge in the '80s, but the torrent of au courant nightspots and creative cuisine available these days signals nothing less than a second renaissance. Suddenly the bankers and ba...
What's Wall Street's best martini bar? A lot of Street types pick the FiftySeven Bar at the Four Seasons hotel. If by "best" they mean pretentious, then they've got it right. FORTUNE's outing there...
Washington will be buzzing in the months ahead with talk about balancing the budget, cutting back government outlays, and pruning federal programs, but here's a prediction: Until Congress dramatica...
Travel pundits predict a stampede to the Caribbean this season owing to dips in the dollar and scary times in the Mideast. Therefore, if you want to be smart, consider Venezuela. You'll find a big-...
We are just back from a fun-filled week-long vacation in London marred only by persistent attacks of nerves whenever we picked up a newspaper. What we kept reading was that (a) the dollar was falli...
For our next composition, we have selected the subject Liberal Bias in the Media as Evidenced in the Election Campaign. Unfortunately, we cannot proceed directly to the empirical data lovingly coll...
I HAVE HAD mine for ten years,'' raves the 35ish blonde in an infectious Southern drawl. ''It's more reliable than my husband. He's not around anymore, but my Seiko is.'' This cheerful television c...