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The Collins is another classic with a somewhat confusing past. The original cocktail was named for...
In North America, punches arrived with the English colonists, who borrowed the recipe from...
Michter’s 25 Year–Old Single Barrel Rye Although the historic Michter’s distillery has changed...
There is an old saying that, if it smells like a Bordeaux and tastes like a Burgundy, it must be a...
Despite what the modern medical profession knows to be true, many pre-Prohibition cocktails...
Brora 30-Year-Old Rare EditionAlthough the Highland distillery along the Sutherland coast was...
While this grouping of regions may be all over the map, the best wines from these areas share...
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Humorist Fran Lebowitz once amended Eleanor Roosevelt’s much-quoted remark on great minds (the...
If ever a drink were ripe for revival, it is the oddly named shrub. As mixologists become...
California’s Central Coast stretches from Ventura to San Simeon, but its three most important wine...
At present, the iberian Peninsula is producing arguably the best wines in Europe. The wine...
Compass Box Hedonism Vatted Grain WhiskyMost Scotch whisky blends combine single malts with grain...
The lemon is an overachiever in the world of cocktails. It—and to a lesser extent its citrus...
Those who like to argue such points could certainly claim with justification that Bordeaux is the...
Anyone who has examined a pre-1930s cocktail book has most likely noticed that many of the recipes...
Oxley Classic English Dry GinThis is a very small-batch gin, with just 120 liters produced per...
Although the wines of Champagne are all too easy to sip, they are actually quite difficult to make...
Long before spirits and bitters were the norm in cocktails, mulled wine and port sangarees were...
Crème Yvette Liqueur This spirit, originally produced in the United States in the late 1800s, has...
Its traditions are ancient, but the modern nation of Italy is a relatively recent invention. Just...

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