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Having fun with cocktails is all in the experimentation. There are only a small number of classic cocktail categories, from which thousands of variations are born—fixes, sours, highballs, juleps, and...
Ahh, Cinco de Mayo. It’s this country’s favorite time to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage, and it provides a great opportunity to discover amazing crafts courtesy of the passionate artisans...
The City That Never Sleeps keeps plenty of secrets up its sleeve. Japanese drinking culture, for example, is woven into almost every neighborhood; you just have to know where to look. And if you’re...
If baseball is the great American pastime, making exceptional red wine may well be the national pastime of France. With such a storied history, French winemaking doesn’t often make headlines—unless,...
I’m a passionate hophead—I’ll never turn down a strong IPA—and even though I have my go-to beers, I’m always on the lookout for something new. A growing trend within the craft-beer industry these...
If you’re searching for a bit of heat in New York, you’ll want to check out the recently renovated King Cole Bar at the St. Regis. The new restaurant and bar menus come courtesy of John DeLucie, a...
En fuego. It means “on fire,” and it conveys passion or spice. Thanks to ever-evolving slang dictionaries, however, the phrase en fuego now also equates to “awesome” or “hot.” While some may choose...
Cocktails and fire: Put the two together and an enjoyable time is almost guaranteed. Then again, if you’re not careful, an emergency visit to a nearby burn unit is also almost guaranteed...
It’s been said of Irish coffee that the concoction is a good way to ruin three otherwise fine ingredients: coffee, cream, and whiskey. We wholeheartedly disagree. When properly made, an Irish coffee...
In college, you no doubt saw St. Patrick’s Day as a festive occasion to barhop and drink from the crack of dawn to the wee hours of the next morning. How much that weekend differed from any other on...
It takes only a few minutes tallying the number of Irish-themed public houses and pubs in New York City to understand how much the city embraces its Irish-American culture. Though Irish immigrants...
Like the Irish champion boxer Jimmy “Baby Face” McLarnin, Irish whiskey knows how to take a punch. The spirit was once the tipple of choice from saloons to salons during the mid to late 1800s, but...
On June 23, 2008, the Louisiana House of Representatives appointed the Sazerac the official cocktail for the city of New Orleans. According to Russ Bergeron, beverage manager at the Roosevelt Hotel...
You will likely find a bottle of green Chartreuse in any establishment dedicated to cocktails; this much we know to be true. With a high proof, a strong licorice taste, and a brilliant green hue, the...
Happy Valentine’s Day, New York. Today is about love, lust, and outrageously high expectations. Some will fall short, but some—a savvy few who know to take their dates down Doyers Street—will likely...
Russia’s connection with vodka goes back a long way, possibly as far as the 12th century. Vodka is one vice that was common among royalty and peasantry alike; and while various czars over the...
We would like to tell you that the Russian imperial stout was born in Russia, brewed as a robust and hearty ale that could stave off the country’s harsh, cold winters. No doubt such a fact would...
It’s easy to appreciate vodka on its own merits. Drinking it straight up, either chilled or on the rocks, you can easily discern and appreciate each brand’s subtle but distinctive flavor profile...
For us to consider pouring a beer at breakfast, it takes either a hangover of epic proportions or a longing to relive the college days. The one exception is if the beer in question is a bottle of...
Don’t get us wrong, there are plenty of fantastic American double IPAs out there; but if we had our way, we’d always have a bottle of Pliny the Elder and a can of Heady Topper at the ready. We’ll...
Football may be America’s number one sport, but you could argue that fantasy football is as popular as the sport itself. After all, who wouldn’t want to draft a super team of offensive players in...
For those with a penchant for fine spirits and interesting history, a trip to New York Distilling Company in Brooklyn, New York, is a necessity. The distillery opened a few years ago as the...
Five years ago, Brady Konya and Ryan Lang launched Middle West Spirits in Columbus, Ohio. Through their OYO [pronounced “oh-why-oh”] brand of vodkas and whiskeys, which are distilled from local red...
Strict guidelines are the norm in Europe’s top beer-producing nations; but thanks to an absence of stringent regulations here in the United States, craft breweries are free to experiment with old-...
Maple syrup has long been a North American treasure—it was promoted by Quakers and abolitionists as an alternative to the slave-produced cane sugar from the West Indies. In fact, Thomas Jefferson...
More bottles of Champagne will be uncorked on December 31—specifically during the final minutes before midnight—than at any other time of the year. That being said, not all Champagnes are created...
Patrick Cappiello is not your typical, reserved sommelier; he prefers faded T-shirts and jeans to a suit and tie. Despite such a relaxed disposition, the 41-year-old wine director has taken a...
If you’ve never examined a pre-1930s cocktail book, you should. It provides an enlightening glimpse into how our modern-day cocktails evolved. It also reveals a few surprises. For example, many of...
Founded in 1988 in Ashland, Ore., during the early upswing of what became the U.S. craft-beer boom of the 1990s, Rogue Ales has grown to become one of the most widely distributed craft-brewery labels...
The martini, one of our most popular and sophisticated cocktails, has been around long before it became the “spirited” 1960’s Mad Men TV co-star. It was actually invented in the 1870s by a northern...

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