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The Drinks Menu at This Singapore Bar Is a Bag of Gummy Bears

The Drinks Menu at This Singapore Bar Is a Bag of Gummy Bears

If you walk into a bar and are handed a leather-bound tome in which spirits are listed by country of origin, you know you’ve entered a serious operation. If, on the other hand, the drinks list is accompanied by squiggly line art of tiki mugs and volcanoes, you can rest assured these folks don’t take […]

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‘Speakeasy’ Bars Are Killing It in Countries That Never Had Prohibition

‘Speakeasy’ Bars Are Killing It in Countries That Never Had Prohibition

The Butcher, a bustling joint at the Albert Cuyp street market in Amsterdam’s De Pijp, is packed in evenings with locals biting into babaganoush burgers. A select few walk straight past the parade of prime Aberdeen Angus beef to TBA, a speakeasy accessed by a daily-changing password.

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Fresh From Bangkok: 4 Herb & Spice-Filled Cocktail Recipes

Fresh From Bangkok: 4 Herb & Spice-Filled Cocktail Recipes

Fresh lemongrass, crushed ginger, holy basil, ripe mango, ground fresh chili — Thailand’s bartenders fuel many of their best cocktails with locally grown herbs, spices, and fruits pulled straight from the country’s renowned dinner menus. Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, they’re delicious and (kind of, almost, sort of) guilt-free. From Bangkok’s hottest nightclub, sexiest restaurant, […]

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How To Eat And Drink Your Way Through Singapore

How To Eat And Drink Your Way Through Singapore

Singapore has long been a destination for anyone wanting to travel to Asia. In 2016, over 16 million tourists made their way to Singapore — which is three times the country’s population! Recently ,the Singaporean cocktail scene has exploded, along with a must-check-out nightlife, and not-to-be-missed food. Check out our travel guide to Singapore!

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The Rise Of Korean Soju Is Thanks To K-Pop

The Rise Of Korean Soju Is Thanks To K-Pop

Like a plasticized, electronic armada, Korean pop culture is invading the world. “Hallyu,” meaning K-pop, K-film, K-TV and K-video games, is taking over screens from China to Malaysia, India to Iran, Peru to California. And Korea’s iconic alcoholic beverage – soju – is invading along with it, being fired like artillery shells into the breach. […]

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The Trouble With Drinking In Singapore

The Trouble With Drinking In Singapore

As is typical of our people, my fellow Americans were not shy to tell me all they knew about the little equatorial nation-state I’d be moving to last summer. They knew, for example, that a person was forbidden from chewing gum in that country, that the penalty for drug trafficking was death, and that once, […]

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Pairing Wine & Other Drinks With Korean Barbecue

Pairing Wine & Other Drinks With Korean Barbecue

Eating Korean barbecue truly feels like sitting down at a king’s feast. The spread of multiple plates toppling with bulgogi (marinated grilled beef) and pajori (spicy scallion salad) will leave you rolling from the table to your bed. When it comes to Korean barbecue, wine isn’t a traditional pairing. However, everything from the varied textures (meat, kimchi, fish, oh […]

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