Gin

Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here are the best new spirits for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Only spirits released or made available for prerelease tasting from...
As we head into summer, the season’s coolest ingredient is shaping up to be the formerly humble cucumber , now making an appearance in a number of forms—and even states of matter—in some delicious...
If ever there was a gin to inspire conversation, this is it: a superbly crafted spirit by Crispin Cain, a Mendocino, Calif., distiller who ages his wheat-based London dry gin for one year in ex-...
This list of 10 top lesser-known spirits isn’t about comfort zones. It’s about spirits that you probably haven't heard of, all of which have been released in the past year, and which have some...
No topic of conversation can turn the mood in a Southern cocktail lounge more quickly than how to make a proper julep, which combines fresh mint, bourbon, and sugar. This staple of the Kentucky Derby...
The Collins is another classic with a somewhat confusing past. The original cocktail was named for its creator, John Collins, who was a bartender in a London hotel in the early 1800s. His recipe,...
Among the classics, the highball and the cooler are the least complicated beverages to make and master. A highball is defined as a base spirit with a mixer, usually carbonated, whose invention is...
With the warm summer months here, many people are entertaining outside or visiting friends, and Eric Goldstein, co-proprietor and marketing president at Park Avenue Liquor Shop in New York, offers...
Prohibition ended in 1933 with the repeal of the Volstead Act, and drinking in the United States—which had, of course, never entirely ended—returned with fervor. By the following year, The Old...
If a drinker’s only experience with the sour or its close cousin, the fix, were a cocktail made with sweet-and-sour mix instead of the traditional lemon and sugar, it would be easy to understand why...
The New York City cocktail bar Pouring Ribbons , renowned for its creative cocktails and gracious hospitality, decided last autumn to entirely do away with the typical seasonal drinks menu in favor...
Originally published in the November/December issue of Host’s Guide as “ To the Beginning & End of an Evening ” Grey Goose VX Although many point to the marketing acumen of the late Sidney Frank...
The Hendrick's Gin Flying Cucumber is a 130-foot-long, 44-foot-tall airship that is currently touring the country—and Robb Report is among the first media outlets to take a flight aboard the gigantic...
The growing retro-cocktail trend is putting gin back in the spotlight.
The Dutch and the British can no longer claim to be the sole standard-bearers of gin, the centuries-old alternative to vodka. Today, the latest birthplace of this pot-still-infused spirit is the...
With the warm summer months here, many people are entertaining outside or visiting friends, and Eric Goldstein, co-proprietor and marketing president at Park Avenue Liquor Shop in New York, offers...
Alexandre Gabriel, president of Cognac Ferrand which produces Citadelle Gin, explains why gin is a naturally refreshing spirit, and how to make the best gin and tonic. Q. Why is the gin and tonic...
Holland’s oldest distillers, the Nolet family, who established their business in 1691, have set a new benchmark for the primary component of the martini. Even so, 10th-generation family patriarch...