Food & Drink

5 must-drink booze events for the weekend and beyond

Boston You’ve been draining the sweet Summer brews like a champ, and that’s all well and good, but sometimes you need something a little stronger to get your weekend going/make your weekdays tolerable. That's where these five boozy events come in.

Saturday, July 12th: Ready for some seriousday drinking? Get a good night’s sleep and hydrate properly before checking out Whiskey Rebellion: Whisky Whisky Everywhere at Moksa (2:30pm-5pm). There will be 50-75 different bourbons and ryes from around the world, as well as snacks and other surprises. Your ticket gets you “only” 12 tastings, so choose wisely. Continue Reading

Monday, July 14th and Tuesday, July 15th: Chase away your early-in-the-week blues at Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar as bar/beverage manager Joy Richard and her team power up your workweek with Punch Drunk Mondays. For a mere $4 you can take the edge off with some fresh punch du jour (that's the punch of the day). Still grumpy? Go back for Tiki Tuesdays for plenty of rum-soaked libations.

Monday, July 14th-Saturday, July 19th: The bell will toll for thee during Painted Burro’s Daiquiri Days, established in honor of literary imbiber Earnest Hemingway. Each night of the week, mixmasters will be pouring a different version of Papa’s favorite tropical drink…all inspired by his works and travels. Privateer rum is supplying the fuel for concoctions like the Privateer Silver with pineapple simple, Luxardo Maraschino, and lime. On National Daiquiri Day (July 19th), there'll also be passed apps, daiquiri lessons, and take-home recipe cards for "a moveable feast" (see what we did there?).

Tuesday, July 15th: Settle the whiskey vs. bourbon debate once and for all… or at least for an evening. From 7-8:30pm, Saloon’s resident booze pro Manny Gonzales will guide you through a tasting of down-home spirits at the Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey Throw Down. For science. And America. Sample four different brown liquors and get Southern comfortable. Your ticket to barrel-aged happiness is here.

Tuesday, July 15th: Since you already miss the weekend (and Tuesdays are soooo lame), create your own fiesta at Bella Luna/Milky Way in JP. Nosh on $4 tacos all night long while washing them down with flights of beer or tequila (or both). Tres Agaves will be on hand with samples (and nectar knowledge) to help get you through the week. Or bypass it entirely. Call 617.524.6060 for more information.