An Aperol Spritz tastes like summer, whether you’re currently yachting in the Adriatic, or would very much like to be. The Austro-Italian cocktail features a simple, 3-2-1, Prosecco-Aperol-soda water rubric, making it easy-drinking and customizable. It’s popular, too. GQ, Vogue, and this publication have devoted ample word count to the simple pleasures of the spritz.
Contrary to what the hop heads may have you believe, the most popular beer style in the U.S. is, overwhelmingly, lager. Any craft beer industry vet or trendsetter will likely admit to their secret love of light lagers. Whether the light lager style is craft beer’s next big thing is up for debate. But the undeniable […]
La Paloma, a tequila cocktail made with fresh lime and fizzy grapefruit soda, is a VinePair staff favorite. The drink’s origins are uncertain, though some historians credit Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner of the renowned La Capilla bar in Tequila, Jalisco. Palomas are currently enjoying a rightful renaissance across the U.S. Powered in part by […]
There are beers, there are cocktails, and there are beer cocktails. Then, there are also beers that taste like cocktails. Cocktail-inspired beers are a new style of beverage that inventive brewers have brought to our attention in recent years.
As warmer temperatures (eventually, maybe) arrive, ‘tis the season for rosé. But this year, it’s also time to get to know rosé’s not-too-distant cousin: rosé cider. There might not be a better mashup of two terrific trends because: cider + rosé = a little sip of heaven. Despite its name, rosé cider is not actually […]
Cider is a broad category. By definition, sour cider is “cider fermented with non-traditional yeast and bacteria, typically lactic and acetic acid, and wild-fermented,” Peter Clausen, production manager of 101 Cider House in Los Angeles, says. Clausen quite literally defined the category, assisting the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) in creating the definition […]
Call them juicy, call them hazy, call them crazy, New England-style IPAs are here to stay(zy). The cloudy, tropically hoppy, bitter-banishing ales that subverted the IPA style and then created a new one, with their sexy exterior and easy-drinking interior, are now a national obsession.
Moscow Mules have just three ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, and lime. A rubric that simple asks a lot of each player. The ginger beer should be spicy-sweet but not cloying, and the vodka needs enough structure to stand up to citrus and soda without any boozy burn. Smirnoff invented the drink in 1941, and it […]
Negronis hold a special place in the hearts of many drinks professionals. Boulevardiers, their dark-featured cousins, are making inroads as Americans’ love affair with whiskeys continues to grow. (“American Whiskey is on Fire” Fortune.com declared in 2017, heralding the $3.1 billion sales of brown spirits the year prior.) As with Negronis, the Boulevardier rubric features […]