CATEGORY: FOOD & DRINK

4TH OF JULY BARBECUE GUIDE

It may not come as a huge surprise that the Fourth of July is the biggest grilling holiday of the year. A backyard barbecue is the perfect excuse to gather a group of friends, get outdoors, and grab a drink or two. We’ve laid out the foundation for setting yourself up to be a grill… read more

STOCKING THE PERFECT HOME BAR

There are few things more enjoyable than having a properly stocked bar in the comfort of your own home. We’re not talking about having one go-to bottle stashed away in the back of your freezer and a 6-pack of beer that you picked up on your way home from work. What you need, friends, is… read more

10 GIFTS FOR FATHER’S DAY TO MAKE DAD FEEL DAPPER

It’s almost that time of year again. He raised you, he taught you right from wrong, he’s been around to see you at your best and your worst. Through his actions, you’ve grown to understand how to become successful in life and how to recover from mistakes. You owe a lot of what you know… read more

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO GRILLING

One summer activity that we’re starting to get fired up about is grilling. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or have never before ventured near an open flame, get out of the frying pan and get your hands on some good old fashioned backyard barbecue. If you’re just starting out, here’s everything you need to know to learn… read more

5 WAYS TO SURPRISE MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching.  Go beyond the usual card and flowers, and make this year a special one for you and mom.  Of course, the traditional card and bouquet combo are and should be a given, but going beyond the norm this year will make it that much more special.  If you’re drawing a blank as… read more

BACHELOR PARTY IDEAS FOR ANY BUDGET

When someone says “bachelor party,” the first thing that comes to mind may be alcohol, strippers, and Vegas – so cliché. There’s nothing wrong with the standard debauchery of a wild night out, but there’s a difference between tried-and-true and it’s-all-been-done-before. Check out these unconventional ways to let loose one last time before officially tying the knot. There’s a party out… read more

20 ESSENTIAL BAR TERMS EVERY GUY SHOULD KNOW

“Shaken, not stirred.” It’s the motto of the classic Bond (that’s James Bond) martini, but why shaken over stirred? You’ve looked over countless drink menus, but stick with the usual because it’s the only one you know. We don’t blame you. Drink menus are riddled with countless terms that are confusing and ordering often feels like a… read more

SUPERBOWL XLVII PREPARATION GUIDE: THE ULTIMATE DIP

Superbowl Sunday is approaching rapidly, and we’re sorry if your team met their demise too early this year – but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of this excellent opportunity to rock out with your friends and family! “Will their be food at your Superbowl Party?” Someone will likely ask you this ridiculous question… read more

7 SHOTS TO LIVEN UP ANY PARTY

If you’re looking for the ultimate party shot, you will get mixed reviews depending on location, traditions and personal preference from whoever you ask. In this case, The Gentle Manual saw fit to compile a list of our favorite party starters by a few aspects such as names, strength and sheer awesomeness. Perhaps one of… read more

THE INEBRIATED ELF —THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL

There’s only one way to celebrate during the holiday season. Eat, drink, and be merry.  In this edition of Thirsty Thursdays, we present you with The Ultimate Holiday Cocktail. Not only is this aesthetically a winter wonderland of all the things you love about the holiday season, but it is so much fun to make… read more

7 CLASSIC MANLY COCKTAILS TO PUT SOME HAIR ON YOUR CHEST

2012 has been a pretty incredible year thus far. The good part is, it’s not quite over. With all of the distractions in the world today, most of all us could use a good, stiff drink to wind down after a long day. Whether it be after work, school, or just a nightcap to send… read more

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