So you’ve officially taken the plunge and bought an at-home bar cart for all of your post-workday needs — welcome to adulthood! We assume you’ve already stocked the cart with the essential liquors — whiskey, gin, tequila, vodka, and rum— so now what? We’ve compiled a list of the 10 essential ingredients to consistently have […]
If you walk into the prix-fixe restaurant everyone raves about and nothing on that day’s menu appeals, you can’t exactly ask for a custom dinner to suit your cravings.
If your basic cocktail recipe was a party, it would work something like this: a bottle of gin, tequila, or whiskey actually throws the party; big-mouth guests like Campari, mint, and Absinthe make a lot of noise around the karaoke machine; and bottles of vermouth — dry and sweet — bring a bunch of snacks but […]
As unofficial cultural overlord Bill Murray taught us, there are actually a few useful ways to deal with the eternal repetition of ”now”: learn piano, rethink your views on 19th century French poetry, reconnect with high school friends. By the end of the day, if America’s Sweetheart Andie MacDowell isn’t in love with you, well, you […]
The January to do list is a gangly beast, the chimeric Obligations Monster most of us hope will go away if—per The Simpsons—we just don’t look. It doesn’t, unfortunately, and our usual escapes don’t help either. TV and Internet are already blaring tax commercials at us (“Come get your refund!” OR “Come find out how […]
Add to the list of things you most definitely don’t need—or the list of things you’ll probably be buying after you win the PowerBall on Wednesday—a cocktail kit that costs 26,000 pounds (or around $40,000). Yes, for the price of a mid-size car or a year in college (well, at least most of one, depending […]
Cocktail bars are becoming more popular by the minute, which means that more of us are heading to these establishments on a weekly and even nightly basis. Yet even though we’re frequenting these establishments with more regularity than ever before, they can still be very intimidating. Most of us are bound to make some mistakes. Here are […]
In the midst of the Cecil The Lion debacle, I stumbled across this Vox article revealing that an animal psychic was weighing in on the whole thing. After rolling my eyes, I sent the article to my friend Chaim, head bartender at The Up & Up and also someone I frequently rely on for cocktail […]
It seems every bar is a “craft cocktail” bar these days, showcasing “artisanal” this and “hand-crafted” that. While we can agree that the definition of a craft cocktail is flexible to an extent, branding yourself as a craft cocktail bar gives you license to be pricy. Like, upwards of $10 a drink pricy.