Designated drivers enjoy new perks at beer and wine festivals

As if there weren’t enough opportunities to drink, American cities host countless beer, wine and other alcohol-centric festivals. For those who imbibe, these festivals offer a fun way to try many different drinks in one setting. But if you happen to be at an event like this and you’re not drinking, you’re probably pregnant or someone’s designated driver — and you’re not having much fun. But the New York Times recently reported that plenty of major drinking-focused events are actually making a push to include non-drinkers in their festivities. The Great American Beer Festival, one of America’s best known beer festivals, kicks off today at the Colorado Convention center in Denver and will feature over 800 breweries with 3,900 types of beer. Organizers estimate that only 300 guests out of the 60,000 expected attendees won’t be drinking. “We have games set up, and I’ve seen card games break out. People tell jokes. I’ve seen…

15 Festive fall cocktails to make with apple cider

Apple cider is everywhere this time of year, so why not pick up some extra and enjoy it in a cocktail? Apples easily pair well with just about any alcohol, so whatever your vice, there’s probably a festive fall version. Here are 15 fall apple cider cocktails you’ll have to try this season. Apple Cider Moscow Mule Here’s an adult way to enjoy that apple cider. Just add citron vodka, ginger beer, lime juice and a touch of cinnamon. Bonus points for having the trendy cups, but any container will do. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/493847915372994041/ Apple Cider Sangria This is the perfect “make-ahead” drink when you have a bunch of friends coming over and want to share — or maybe not. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/417920040400628178/ Apple Cider Mimosas This “recipe” is as simple as it gets. Champagne and apple cider — but why mess with a good thing? https://www.pinterest.com/pin/176273772894955021/ Spiked Apple Cider Apple cider with an adult twist. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/56787645279754913/ Apple Cider Whiskey Cocktail…