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Why Top Bartenders Are Reclaiming a 350-Year-Old American Spirit

Why Top Bartenders Are Reclaiming a 350-Year-Old American Spirit

Bourbon is often called “America’s native spirit,” and for good reason. But there’s another type of liquor that can claim the title of being America’s oldest native spirit. It’s one that many drinkers aren’t familiar with, even though it’s been bottled in New Jersey by descendants of a Revolutionary War fighter since the 18th century. […]

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What You Should Be Drinking This Weekend – October 28-30

What You Should Be Drinking This Weekend – October 28-30

We’re gearing up for one of the busiest, booziest, party-filled weekends of the year — that’s right, we’re talking Halloween weekend. While everyone else is pouring down punch and sipping straight shots, we’re putting a fall twist on a summer classic : sangria. We know what you’re thinking — sangria for Halloween? This must be […]

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What You Should Be Drinking This Weekend – October 14-16

What You Should Be Drinking This Weekend – October 14-16

Mid-October weekends scream for fall festivities: hay rides, pumpkin patches and, of course, apple picking. Despite pumpkin spice getting all the seasonal hype, apple is just as strong a flavor candidate for all things food and booze. After apple picking, we’re carrying on this delectably fruity theme with the king of apple brandy itself — […]

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The Actual “American Spirit” Is Apple Brandy From New Jersey

The Actual “American Spirit” Is Apple Brandy From New Jersey

Taking for granted the slew of cultural distortions already embedded in the holiday, and bringing none of those up (because Uncle Reggie’s had a few), here’s a fun holiday quiz: this Thanksgiving, ask your assembled friends and family, “What’s the most American thing to drink on Thanksgiving?” One person will sit back in his rocking […]

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