A Tom Collins is a classic — and one that’s pretty much idiot-proof. Shake three easily acquired ingredients, strain, add soda water, grab a straw, and drink. The beauty of that simplicity isn’t only that you can enjoy one with little work. It’s also that you can go Mad Scientist with the ingredients and almost […]
If you’ve ever met a brand ambassador at an event, their job seems pretty sweet. Throw elaborate parties, travel to exotic places on the company tab, and drink a lot of really good booze. Where can we sign up? “Who wouldn’t want to do be a brand ambassador?” says Tatiana Nessier, who’s had the job […]
You may think garnishing your homemade cocktails is all froufrou. But a good garnish is that perfect accessory — like a perfect cuff bracelet or pocket handkerchief folded just so — that takes your drink from good to “I wanna drink 10 of these” delicious.
At the end of every year, all the experts love to predict what will be the new superfood, hot workout, haircut, and top dog names for the next 12 months. For example, we found out in December that green is officially the color of 2017. It’s fitting then that, according to Firmenich, the world’s largest privately […]
Watching a master bartender, you might think they have a Wikipedia of recipes in their brain. The truth is, the list is much shorter. Most cocktails come down to a simple ratio, explains Charlotte Voisey, director of brand advocacy at William Grant & Sons. Learn a formula, then switch in your favorite flavors, what’s in […]
Even vino virgins know you serve red wine with steak and white wine with fish, right? Perhaps traditionally, but not anymore. “Conventionality can sometimes be destructive to creativity,” says Charles Ford, sommelier and general manager at Daisies Chicago.
There’s no better time to visit the Caribbean than now. While your friends are commuting through snow and slush and wearing five layers anytime they go outside, you’ll be in a swimsuit getting a tan, a rum punch in hand at all times. Plus, you can go on a rum tour.
These days, dinner parties are a pain in the butt to plan. Your best friend is following a gluten-free diet, your roommate is Paleo, your girlfriend’s new squeeze is vegan, and your neighbor just informed you that he’s avoiding sugar. Sounds like quite a dinner! We can’t help you with the food, but we can […]
“Not too sweet.” For many bartenders, these three words are like daggers to their hearts, or a way to instantly get put on their “jackass” lists. “I would say it is the most common guest instruction or request,” says Allen Lancaster, master cocktail craftsman at The Bar at The Spectator Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.