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Admit it: At some point you’ve sat at a bar and thought, “The only thing that could make this cocktail even better is if it magically changed colors while I drink it.” Yeah, we have too. Generally...
Hedonism Quindecimus. Say it with us—those eight syllables roll off the tongue like a magic spell. They may even have the effect of one if you whisper them into the ear of an avid scotch drinker—...
So yeah, the name of the joint is a big clue. After all, if you’re drinking at a place called the Experimental Cocktail Club , it’s fair to expect the drinks to get a little weird. But we’ve learned...
There’s nothing quite like the flavor of roasted agave. If you consider yourself a sipping-tequila enthusiast, you’re likely familiar with Casa Dragones , the independent, small-batch tequila...
Single-malt whisky aficionado, are you? Think you know what a peaty Islay tastes like? Well we hate to burst your bubble, but you don’t. Sure, you’ve likely sipped your way through the whisky lineups...
We hate to break it to you, but those single-grain whiskies that are all the rage right now . . . they’re not exactly new. You’ve been enjoying them for years—since you sipped your first Dewar’s on...
Some things never change, like the desire to have something that no one else does. As kids, we always wanted to be the first to own that cool new pair of sneakers, and it always felt as though the...
If you haven’t thanked Canada in a while, it’s time that you do. Make sure you thank it for ice hockey, poutine, and its citizens’ generally amicable dispositions. But make sure you also thank our...
Ready to delve into vermouth-based cocktails? Here are four standouts, lifted from my recently published book Vermouth: The Revival of the Spirit That Created America’s Cocktail Culture . All are...
The small-batch vermouths that have come to market in the past few years have breathed new life into a dying spirits segment, and in so doing they have generated plenty of excitement. The following...
Vermouth is the cool kid again, and we’re not talking about just the red and white, but also the amber, rosé, and bourbon-hued. It’s now more than just Italian and French, it’s U.S. American, Spanish...
Any worthy bartender or passionate imbiber knows that not all tonics are created equal. That’s where Fever-Tree comes in. The international gold standard for tonic water, Fever-Tree—created by...
You mix; you muddle; you feel the warming sensation of a proper old-fashioned; and, as the cacophony of screaming babies, snoring neighbors, and too-loud headphones around you fades away, you thank...
Before you declare Woodford Reserve unfashionably late to the rye-whiskey party, consider this: The distillery’s bourbon master, Chris Morris, has experimented with rye for more than a decade. “It...
There are two main reasons that the best cocktails are shaken, stirred, and sipped in chic bars rather than at home. One, a drink always tastes better when it’s made for you. And two, professional...
If you’re a fan of the HBO series Entourage , you no doubt remember Avión tequila. The spirit brand was an integral part of the seventh season and created a story arc that started with an enigmatic...
There’s always an energy buzzing about the neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip, but this weekend—when Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally fight to unify their respective welterweight...
Tuscany. It’s the promised land for Italian romance, food, and—of course—wine. On that last topic, the region is home to one category that sparks great debate among sommeliers. The Super Tuscan was...
The famous Italian writer and film director Mario Soldati once proclaimed: “If wine is the poetry of the earth, grappa is its soul.” If that doesn’t pique your interest in Italy’s signature spirit,...
Remember when there was nothing cooler than food that turned your lips and tongue blue? Granted, those indulgences were nothing more than artificially flavored, artificially colored globs of sugar—...
Peanut butter and jelly is more than just comfort food; it’s edible nostalgia. You’re never too old for a taste of your childhood, which is why many chefs are finding ways to elevate this classic...
Twenty years ago, getting a beer at the ballpark was a much different experience. The U.S. craft-beer revival was just underway, and demand for those microbrews hadn’t reached ballpark concessions...
The NFL and the NBA have Gatorade baths, but Major League Baseball is all about the Champagne shower. It’s true—a World Series championship goes hand-in-hand with the inevitable sight of a locker...
There’s a reason the classic cocktails have withstood the test of time; they’re balanced, uncomplicated, and just damn good. But that doesn’t make them sacred. In fact, twists on the classics, both...
Want to buy newly released bottles of the finest single malts from distilleries that no longer exist? Short of owning a DeLorean DMC-12, a flux capacitor, and significant amounts of plutonium, you...
There’s an epidemic sweeping through a vast array of bars and restaurants in the United States—watered-down booze. We get it, drinkers here in the States like their drinks cold; and there’s nothing...
During each distillation of Firelit Coffee Liqueur , there comes a point in the intermediate stage when the brand’s founder and distiller, Jeff Kessinger, is likely tempted to bottle the spirit as,...
One look at the gleaming copper pot stills inside Bangkok’s A. R. Sutton & Co. Engineers Siam bar and distillery and it’s clear that Ashley Sutton, owner and founder, isn’t messing around. Those...
Want to impress your spirit-loving friends? You could break out a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle or that Lalique decanter of 60-year-old Macallan that you’ve been hiding in the safe cleverly concealed...
Offering pastoral scenes in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and luxurious accommodations in cottages, cottage suites, and estate rooms, Blackberry Farm in eastern Tennessee has served as a...

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