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Seen At 11: Sipping Danger, Crafty Criminals Could Be Drugging Your Drinks

Reports of drink spiking incidents are on the rise. Products once referred to as “date rape drugs” have been used by criminals to facilitate robbery and assault on men and women.

09/02/2013

Bell Book & Candle's Root Beer Float

NYC’s 5 Best Root Beer Floats

Creamy ice cream and bubbly soda are a match made in dessert heaven, and you have the perfect excuse to indulge in a root beer float on Tuesday, National Root Beer Float Day.

08/06/2013

Nightlife & Music Summer Time Bars

7 Best Summertime Bars In New York

From sidewalk seating and rooftop bars to backyard “gardens,” you’re only a block or two away from al fresco imbibing throughout most of the city. What you seek in a summertime bar is an outdoor space with quality beverages, chill attitude and with any luck, a killer view.

07/17/2013

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NYC’s 7 Best Summer Cocktails

The hot weather and relaxed vibes that accompany summer calls for cocktails made with crisp seasonal fruits, fresh herbs and tons of ice. Order these refreshing specialty cocktails for this season’s coolest way to cool off in NYC.

07/15/2013

7.1 Kim Haasarud

Tropical Cocktails For Summer Entertaining

Before you go for your usual cocktail, mixologist and author Kim Haasarud, visited The Couch to show us some new tropical drinks made with fresh farmers’ market fruit.

07/01/2013

'Dream Pops' from Ava Lounge, the rooftop at Dream New York

NYC’s 7 Best Boozy Desserts & Frozen Cocktails

In the summertime, the combination of liquor and dessert seems to go over well with a crowd. You can have your dessert and get more than just a sugar buzz with these booze-soaked desserts.

CBS New York–06/19/2013

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5 Great Glasses Of Soda In NYC

What soda ban? Artisanal soda is a revelation. Gone is the sticky, syrupy, chemically bite of so many mass-produced beverages, replaced with colors found in nature, refreshing, natural bubbles, and real fruit flavor. Read on for five of our favorite purveyors of this good stuff.

06/17/2013

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NYC’s 7 Best Glasses Of Lemonade

Few drinks are as simple to make as lemonade: take some water, add lemon and sugar, and stir. Et voilà: lemonade! It sounds simple, but, as connoisseurs know, the differences in taste and experience can be significant. Below, our picks for some of the city’s best glasses of this delicious beverage.

06/12/2013

A customer fills a 21 ounce cup with soda at a McDonalds in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Considering NYC Supersized Sugary Drink Ban

The court heard arguments from both sides Tuesday in regards to a March ruling that halted the city’s plan to put a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks.

06/11/2013

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Long Island City’s 5 Best Happy Hour Bars

While Long Island City’s proper name is currently being debated by some, there’s no arguing that the bustling area of Queens is on the rise.

06/03/2013

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NYC’s 5 Best New Cocktails This Spring

The days are getting longer, buds are blossoming and slowly, but surely, the mercury is rising. Help speed along your recovery from a long winter with these refreshing spring cocktails featured at an NYC bar near you.

04/18/2013

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NYC’s 5 Best DIY Brunch Cocktail Bars

Mimosas, Bloody Marys or Bellinis — no matter your morning cocktail of choice, these Manhattan bars and restaurants are offering a new way to enjoy imbibing at brunch. The ‘do-it-yourself’ trend has taken flight in the city, letting you and your crew be your own bartenders.

03/23/2013

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NYC’s 5 Best Grown-Up Alternatives To Hot Cocoa

Old Man Winter has made yet another appearance in our area. Let’s strap on our snow boots, button up our pea coats, and head out for one of these cocktails – comforting, adult alternatives to hot cocoa.

03/08/2013

2.14.13 Sexy Sips

5 Sexy Valentine’s Day Cocktails

A great way to cap a romantic dinner is to make your honey an awesome drink. Master mixologist Niccole Trzaska visited The Couch to show us a variety of cocktails — including everything from coffee to cognac.

02/14/2013

2.7.13 Ana's Special Mix

Miami ‘Real Housewife’ Ana Quincoces Shares Cocktail Recipe

NEW YORK (WLNY) – She’s the straight shooting Cuban-dynamo on the hit reality show The Real Housewives of Miami. But Ana Quincoces is also a celebrity chef who knows a thing or two about good […]

02/07/2013

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