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At the age of 25, I have decided that I have my life in order. I have finished postsecondary education. I have a teaching job that I love despite the low-ish pay, but that salary will only increase over time. I have health insurance, I have a roof over my head, and for the most part, I am debt-free. And I’m having a kid. Well, not me per se. My wife, Brittany, is the one actually having it, meaning, giving birth. We met each other over five years ago andRead More
After Sunday, only four teams will be left in the spectacle we know as March Madness. So, as you’re watching the Elite Eight games this weekend, and getting ready for next weekend’s Final Four, we’d like to share some drink recipes from our friends at Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, and George Dickel! After all, every good March Madness viewing party needs exciting drinks to match the excitement on your television. Many of the games this time of year are unpredictable and come down to that last second shot. If youRead More
Today marks Pi Day, (3.14), so, in honor of all things pie, we thought we’d share a few special recipes from our friends at Piehole Whiskey! Even if Pi Day is not a holiday you would normally celebrate, it’s another great reason to whip up a cocktail—and what better to include in your Pi(e) Day drink than Piehole Whiskey? Lucky Apple -1.5 oz. PIEHOLE Whiskey with Apple Flavored Liqueur -3 oz. Ginger Beer -1 splash sour mix -1 splash of lemon-lime soda -Garnish with lime wedge   Cherry Punch -1.5 oz.Read More

Posted On February 27, 2016By Ascher RobbinsIn Food and Drink For Men, Manzone

A Night with Blade and Bow Whiskey

This week I was lucky enough to be invited to an exclusive tasting of Blade and Bow Whiskey at Acorn Restaurant in Denver. This award winning Kentucky whiskey is truly incredible, and one of the most delicious spirits I’ve ever had the privilege of tasting. You should definitely try some of this excellent beverage for yourself, so I thought I’d go ahead and share the recipes for the incredible cocktails I was able to try the other night. Find a liquor store selling Blade and Bow near you, and experience a wholeRead More

Posted On February 24, 2016By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Gillian Jacobs

-Gillian Jacobs- Instagram: gillianjacobs Twitter: @GillianJacobs Known for: Currently starring as Mickey in Netflix’s new comedy Love, previously starring in Girls and Community. – If you haven’t watched Netflix’s hilarious, touching new show Love, you should probably get on that. I missed all the hype leading up to Judd Apatow’s new series, but I happened to stumble upon it this week…and immediately binge-watched all ten episodes in two days. The show features excellent performances all around, but perhaps the most magnetic character of all is Mickey, the show’s messed-up-but-lovable female protagonist, played by Gillian Jacobs. As someoneRead More
Valentine’s Day may be a day filled with romance, but that shouldn’t limit your choice of movie. If you’re gonna shell out for an extravagant dinner, why not go the extra mile to find a movie that you and your boo can call your own. Think Marshall and Lily from How I Met Your Mother. Their Valentine’s Day movie was Predator. Literally everyone and their mother will be watching Dirty Dancing or The Notebook. In case you aren’t seeing Deadpool this weekend, here are 14 guilty and not-so-guilty pleasures youRead More
Fighting through adversity, Denver returned from San Francisco as World Champions, ready to celebrate like kings. In addition to their diamond-studded rings, each player will also responsibly enjoy some extra special whisky as a gift from linebacker DeMarcus Ware. After helping Denver to victory, with the Defense dominating the Game, DeMarcus Ware gifted his teammates with specially embroidered bottles of Crown Royal XR. Available in limited quantities, the whisky hails from the famed LaSalle distillery near Montreal which no longer produces whisky. Beer might do in a pinch, but qualityRead More
This Sunday, the world will be watching as the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50! As you might be aware, Super Bowl Sunday is a time to celebrate – whether you’re rooting for Peyton and the Broncos, Cam and the Panthers, or just watching for the commercials and halftime show, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the greatest days of the year. We want to help you throw the ultimate Super Bowl 50 party this Sunday, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at CrownRead More

Posted On January 27, 2016By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Margaret Qualley

-Margaret Qualley- Instagram: margaretqualley Known for: Starring as Jill Garvey in HBO’s series The Leftovers. – The best show on television that you’re probably not watching is HBO’s The Leftovers. The Leftovers, which just finished wrapping up its second season, is massively critically-acclaimed, but hasn’t caught on with a large audience yet. Nonetheless, HBO thankfully renewed the show for a third and final season. I love The Leftovers, and I can’t recommend this fantastic show enough. However, if you need even more incentive to start this excellent series, Margaret Qualley could be yourRead More

Posted On December 23, 2015By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Taylor Momsen

-Taylor Momsen- Twitter: @taylormomsen Instagram: taylormomsen Known for: Formerly – being a child actress (she was Cindy Lou Who in The Grinch!) and starring on Gossip Girl. Now – being a kickass rocker chick, singing lead in the Pretty Reckless. -If you’re into badass rock n’ roll ladies, look no further than Taylor Momsen. The child actress who once played Cindy Lou Who in Jim Carrey’s Grinch movie is now a rocker chick who sports plenty of eyeliner and takes no prisoners. In the spirit of the holidays, we just had to showcase a gorgeous lady withRead More
A few months ago, I was lucky enough to attend a VIP whisky and barbecue tasting with renowned barbecue chef Adam Perry Lang. That night, I learned plenty about barbecuing and whisky, as Mr. Lang shared his recipes for George Dickel Whisky barbecue rubs. It was a delicious, interesting evening. Last week, Adam Perry Lang appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to show viewers what I learned that night – that whisky and barbecue go hand in hand. Chef Perry Lang makes his barbecue handmade and with great intention, just likeRead More

Posted On December 16, 2015By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Jenna Coleman

-Jenna Coleman- Instagram: jenna_coleman_ Twitter: @jenna_coleman_ Known for: Starring as Clara Oswald in the extremely popular British television show Doctor Who. – I’ll be honest – I’ve never seen a second of Doctor Who, but I know that the British science fiction show has a rabid following that can rival Game of Thrones. However, while I don’t watch the show, I recently saw an interview with actress Jenna Coleman, who might provide reason enough to start watching. This British beauty has played a leading role on Doctor Who for the past three seasons, picking up severalRead More
Canadian Whisky. CHECK.  Bitters. CHECK.  Vermouth. CHECK.  Finely milled sugar. Maraschino cherries. Oranges. CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. A lot goes into making a premium cocktail!  It’s no secret that purchasing ingredients to craft a classic cocktail at home, especially for a crowd, can be time-consuming and expensive. As classic cocktails continue to gain popularity, and both men and women gravitate towards expertly-crafted beverages, bottled cocktails are becoming a go-to option like never before due to the convenience they provide. Forgo the lengthy grocery list and reach for a bottled cocktail toRead More

Posted On December 9, 2015By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Zoe Levin

-Zoe Levin- Instagram: zoe_levin Twitter: @zoe_levin Known for: Being an actress, starring in Fox’s now-cancelled Red Band Society. – Zoe Levin may not be a household name at this point, but at just 22 years old, this gorgeous young actress certainly has big things ahead of her. After starring in films such as the critically acclaimed Palo Alto, Zoe was cast in Fox’s short-lived Red Band Society in a leading role. The show may have only lasted one season, but that wasn’t this babe’s fault – who wouldn’t watch just about anything with ZoeRead More

Posted On December 4, 2015By Ascher RobbinsIn Lifestyle, Manzone

#MB10: Love at First Sight with a Mercedes-Benz S550

Last week was Thanksgiving. In addition to all of the things I’m usually thankful for around this time of year – my family, my friends, my health, and so forth – I was uniquely thankful for my friends at Mercedes-Benz this holiday season. That’s because for one special week this Thanksgiving, Mercedes-Benz was nice enough to grant me the incredible privilege of driving a Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic home for the holidays. Driving this incredible luxury car was truly a life-changing experience. I’ve always loved luxury vehicles – I mean, whoRead More