Drinks

The Best Bourbons for $20 and Under — Spirit Guides

Living in Louisville comes with responsibilities; my 502 area code seems to confer with it bourbon ambassadorship. And while most of us around here just seem to have a good measure of bourbon coursing through our veins, I actually did study to become a Certified Bourbon Steward. However, being a bourbon enthusiast can get expensive, so I've learned how to do it without too much damage to the checking account. I'm always on the lookout for that sweet spot of price and flavor.

Here are eight favorites you'll find on my bar — all for $20 or less. Pro tip: Serve them from a vintage crystal decanter and people will think you're sharing your special stash.

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Recipe: Spiced Minty Mango Mocktail — 3-Ingredient Recipes

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From springtime brunches to afternoon parties to celebrations that go well into the evening, you'll want to include this fast and fancy mocktail in the mix. Loosely inspired by the sweet, minty flavors of a tropical mojito, this version skips the booze in favor of a fizzy ginger beer twist. It's sweet, spicy, and totally refreshing.

So if you have a thing for fresh and fruity drinks, this minty mango number is one to consider. Here's how to make this sparkling, booze-free drink.

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There’s a New Coffee on the Market That Won’t Stain Your Teeth — On Trend

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Coffee drinkers know the struggle of keeping their teeth white, as the caffeinated beverage can permanently discolor teeth. Now, thanks to two Slovakian brothers, there is a solution: clear colored coffee.

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The Rumors Are True! Unicorn Frappuccinos Are Coming to Starbucks This Week. — Food Trend

America's unicorn craze — the love for all things rainbow-themed and sparkly — is going mainstream. After lattes, bagels and grilled cheese, there will be a unicorn Frappuccino gracing the menu at Starbucks.

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The Rumors Are True! Unicorn Frappuccinos Are Coming to Starbucks This Week. — Food Trend

America's unicorn craze — the love for all things rainbow-themed and sparkly — is going mainstream. After lattes, bagels and grilled cheese, there will be a unicorn Frappuccino gracing the menu at Starbucks.

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Recipe: Sparkling Hibiscus Mocktail — 3-Ingredient Recipes

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You know those pretty dried hibiscus flowers you bought a while ago and forgot about? It's time to get them out because this is the prettiest way to put them to work. Made from dried hibiscus flowers, this jewel-toned sparkler is just as refreshing as it is beautiful. It greets you with a delicate, sweet-tart flavor, balanced by a splash of bitter tonic.

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