The Bachelor Party

SHE SAYS: Putting the ‘buck$” in bucks

Exotic locations have replaced exotic dancers as the bachelor party 'must have', but at what cost. And I don't just mean money...

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HE SAYS: Putting the ‘buck$” in bucks

International travel, weekends away—has the stag do veered too far from the original "tequila and sexy dancers" brief...?

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For the man with everything

A bottle of the world's oldest rum can be yours—at a price, of course...

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Bucks thrills with a difference

A lap dance isn’t the only way to get the lads’ hearts racing.

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Bucks night: a best man’s guide

There’s killer stag parties… and then there’s The Hangover—hilarious on DVD, not so funny if it’s you.

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It’s Raining Men: The Karaoke Bucks

Get your rock star on with the lads...

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The Bucks Goes Global

Avoid starring in The Hangover 3 with EG’s tips on travelling for pre-wedding festivities…

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The Art of Booze

There’s more to fully appreciating a good drink than cracking a tinny…

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The bacchanalia

Bringing a touch of ancient excess and debauchery to the buck’s party...

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Cocktails of the week

Would sir care for a Hennessy or two?

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Destination bucks parties

Why men are moving away from the strip club…

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Father of the bride speech excerpt

Real words from a real father of the bride toast…

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Diamond Jubilee: Part 2

Who buys £100,000 whiskey and what's it taste like? And what's 'The King's Speech' got to do with anything..?

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Diamond Jubilee: Part 1

To mark Queen Elizabeth’s milestone, Essential Groom meets the man behind the monarch’s £100,000 whiskey…

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Cocktail of the week

Tom Collins—a drink that started as a joke...

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Cocktail of the week

The Manhattan—a little bit of New York in a glass...

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Cocktail of the week

The martini—because it's all class. Shaken or stirred...

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Cocktail of the week

Black Friday—no better time than Friday the 13th to try this tipple...

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Cocktail of the week

The Sidecar—warm up with a French classic.

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Cocktail of the Week

Mai Tai—take a taste trip to the tropics...

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Cocktail of the week

Long Island Ice Tea—Hedge your bets with a little of everything.

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Cocktail of the Week

The Margarita—because it ain’t a party without tequila.

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Cocktail of the Week

Sangria—what's red and wine and fruity all over?

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Cocktail of the Week

Negroni—because why add soda when you can add alcohol?

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A Few Best Men

A new film opening on Australia Day puts the groomsmen front and centre of the chaos.

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Cocktail of the day

The Mojito—besides cigars and revolutions, this drink is one of the best known things to come out of Cuba.

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Ask an expert: mate, stripper or girlfriend?

A racy bucks party presents one Essential Groom reader with a difficult choice...

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Skirmish Paintball

Put the groom-to-be in the firing line with a commando-style initiation.

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MP sacked after bucks party

Proof that sometimes strippers and hookers are the more tasteful option...

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Cocktail of the day

Bourbon Sour—a little something to get the buck's party rocking.

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EG poll result: The buck’s party

We asked: what’s your idea of a great buck’s night—shaved eyebrows and strippers or something sedate…?

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