Five Bottles to Try When You’re Tired of Whiskey

Five Bottles to Try When You’re Tired of Whiskey

For many of us, winter is made for whiskey. There is something about sitting in front of a fireplace in a sweater that perfectly suits a tumbler of good bourbon, rye, Scotch, and the like. Fortunately, for those looking to diversify their cold-weather options, there are other spirits out there that can give you just […]

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We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Best Gin Cocktail?

We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Best Gin Cocktail?

With cocktail culture continuing to evolve nationwide, bartenders have go-to favorites by category, occasion, and even season. Gin is especially versatile, equally suited to festive Champagne cocktails, tropical Singapore Slings, and crisp Martinis. The category itself spans multiple styles and distillations. That’s why we asked 10 bartenders to tell us their favorite gin cocktails. From classics to custom […]

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We Asked 8 Bartenders: What’s the Best Tequila Cocktail?

We Asked 8 Bartenders: What’s the Best Tequila Cocktail?

The wild popularity of Magaritas notwithstanding, tequila does not figure as prominently into the global cocktail canon as, say gin. Yet agave spirits are arguably the most exciting category in the United States right now. As imports improve, and bars like Clavel in Baltimore and Houston’s Pastry War showcase agave spirits’ diversity, bartenders celebrate the […]

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We Asked 9 Bartenders: What’s the Most Versatile Bottle in Your Arsenal?

We Asked 9 Bartenders: What’s the Most Versatile Bottle in Your Arsenal?

If you take a look behind any bar in America, you’re bound to find a variety of liquors both familiar (hello, whiskey) and unusual. But what about the workhorse bottles that bartenders reach for again and again? We asked nine bartenders from West Hollywood to Nashville to tell us about their ”Swiss Army knife” bottles, […]

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As American As Apple Pie Moonshine

As American As Apple Pie Moonshine

Moonshining has been part of American history since our country’s inception. You might even say that making ‘shine is about as American as eating apple pie. The act of distilling alcohol illegally in order to avoid paying taxes on the spirit began in the U.S. around the end of the Revolutionary War. Many early moonshiners were […]

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