New York City nightlife spans everything from lovably grimy dives to historic hotel bars to thumping dance clubs on the shores of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Its cutting-edge cocktail culture, however, is rightfully world famous. For more than 20 years, the city has been pursuing creative and at times cerebral mixology. It birthed the global speakeasy movement, […]
Street style, bicycles, design, and happiness metrics are not the only things Denmark is crushing. The Nordic nation is home to a killer coffee culture, too. In Copenhagen, a young but passionate coffee community rivals that of New York or London. As little as 15 years ago, the coffee scene in Copenhagen was relatively small. […]
After decades of middling brews defined more by convenience than caliber, New York has emerged as an American coffee capital. Cafes that opened in the 1990s and the first decade of the new millennium, which for our purposes we’re calling The Old Guard, reinvigorated the city in multiple ways. They brought smart pulls, pours, and […]
Looking for a healthier happy hour? Cue superfoods. Turmeric, matcha, and the like are popping up in everything these days — including your cocktail. “People are generally more health-conscious these days,” Jason J. Mendenhall, owner and operator of such NYC bars as The Wild Son, The Lost Lady, and The Wayland, says. “Being able to […]
Bitters are to cocktails as salt and spices are to foods. They add complexity, highlighting existing flavors and introducing new ones. But what else can you do with that bottle of boozy extract sitting on your shelf? Apparently, a whole lot. In Angostura’s home country, Trinidad and Tobago, bitters are added to all sorts of […]
Given the proliferation of visually driven food and drink trends (rainbow bagels! unicorn Frappucinos!), one would be forgiven for thinking black wine is a new phenomenon, created for and by the Instagram age. But these inky wines are actually some of the world’s oldest juice, made from an ancient, deeply pigmented red grape. The Saperavi […]
The 2012 documentary ”Somm” uncorked the bottle on the intense world of wine’s top exam. The doc trailed the lives of four wine professionals — Dustin Wilson, Ian Cauble, Brian McClintic, and Dlynn Proctor — and explored the trials and tribulations of attempting to attain Master Sommelier certification. The film was an enormous success.
Those hoping to balance their yin and yang this season might consider a nutrient-rich, cold-pressed juice… Just don’t forget to add the booze. The juicing trend has taken a turn from detox to cold-pressed cocktails. Last year Pressed Juicery, one of the country’s most popular juice bars, collaborated with New York City steakhouse Quality Eats on […]
Not even cocktails are immune to the power of pumpkin spice. As cooler temperatures arrive for much of the U.S., this season’s beverages are transitioning away from bright, summery flavors like mint and citrus. Now bolder, boozier drinks with earthy and woodsy undertones, orange citrus, and baking spice are headlining cocktail bars coast to coast.