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Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Mexico City, According to Limantour’s Simón Alberti

Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Mexico City, According to Limantour’s Simón Alberti

Simón Alberti epitomizes hospitality. One of Mexico’s top bartenders, his warmth and enthusiasm (not to mention skill) behind the stick at Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour earned the Roma Norte destination countless accolades. Limantour and its team are “constantly evolving, constantly researching, constantly innovating the Mexican cocktail scene,” he says.

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The Dead Rabbit’s Jillian Vose Says, ‘Jagermeister Is Off Limits’

The Dead Rabbit’s Jillian Vose Says, ‘Jagermeister Is Off Limits’

Anyone who’s seen Jillian Vose whip up a cocktail can attest she lives by her motto, “move with purpose.” As beverage director of the Dead Rabbit in New York City, she’s shaped the bar’s award-winning menus, helping the establishment earn World’s Best Bar 2016, and Tales of the Cocktails’ World’s Best Bar and World’s Best […]

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These Drinkstagrammers Are Throwing a Month-Long Tiki Party, and You’re Invited

These Drinkstagrammers Are Throwing a Month-Long Tiki Party, and You’re Invited

As people settle in for the long, dreary winter, certain drinks are especially comforting. Eggnog, mulled wine, hot cider, and peaty Scotch unfailingly warm the soul, no matter the temperature outside. Boozy fortification takes many forms, though. A growing group of bartenders on Instagram, known as Tiki the Snow Away, is rejecting typical wintertime beverages […]

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Best Practices: Make Great Manhattans by Minding the Details

Best Practices: Make Great Manhattans by Minding the Details

Manhattans pack a lot of punch into three ingredients. Sweet vermouth, rye, and Angostura bitters play off one another’s sweet, spicy, and bitter flavors. When made correctly, Manhattans are smooth and velvety. Of course, we’ve all had our fair share of middling or messy Manhattans, too. The wrong whiskey or sweet vermouth can quickly turn […]

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The Elk Room’s Andrew Nichols Despises Bloody Marys ‘With a Passion’

The Elk Room’s Andrew Nichols Despises Bloody Marys ‘With a Passion’

In May 2018, The Elk Room in Baltimore was named one of the best bars in the country. The accolade is in no small part thanks to Andrew Nichols, who can concoct “inspired drinks of and with nearly anything.” As the Elk Room’s bar manager, Nichols whips up historically themed, wildly creative cocktails like the […]

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Everything That’s Worth Drinking in St. Louis, According to Yellowbelly’s Tim Wiggins

Everything That’s Worth Drinking in St. Louis, According to Yellowbelly’s Tim Wiggins

“I have always had a very sensitive palate, and am obsessed with smelling and tasting things,” Tim Wiggins, beverage manager at St. Louis’s Yellowbelly says. The tendency has served him well. At just 27, Wiggins has made quite the name for himself, earning top accolades from city press and shaping its cocktail culture. He co-owns […]

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Coltivare’s Sarah Crowl-Keck Would Drink in Houston Bars Until Her Final Days

Coltivare’s Sarah Crowl-Keck Would Drink in Houston Bars Until Her Final Days

Houston native Sarah Crowl-Keck is a staple of the city’s bar scene. She began her bartending career by working simultaneously at local landmarks Anvil Bar and 13 Celsius wine bar. After a few more stops at Haven, Uchi, and AQUI, Crowl-Keck found her home at Coltivare, the award-winning Italian-accented restaurant in The Heights. As bar […]

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