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These Chicago Bartenders Will Build the $100,000 Home Bar of Your Dreams

These Chicago Bartenders Will Build the $100,000 Home Bar of Your Dreams

The billionaire art collector was a regular at Billy Sunday, a hip amaro-based cocktail bar in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. He was dazzled every time he drank its intriguing cocktails, many made with vintage ingredients and obscure amari. Hmmm, he thought, wouldn’t it be swell to have this great of a cocktail bar right there […]

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We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Difference Between a Bartender and a Mixologist?

We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Difference Between a Bartender and a Mixologist?

It’s a question that’s been asked for more than a decade. With America’s 21st-century cocktail renaissance has come the rise of mixology. The term itself dates back to the 1800s but, in modern usage, it tends to signify the art and theater of expertly prepared cocktails. A bartender, on the other hand, is a bar […]

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The Espresso Martini Was Coffee Cocktails’ First Act. The Second Is Finally Here.

The Espresso Martini Was Coffee Cocktails’ First Act. The Second Is Finally Here.

In the 1980s London-based bartender Dick Bradsell invented what has since become one of of the world’s most popular cocktails: the Vodka Espresso. A rich, creamy combination of vodka, espresso, and coffee liqueur, this jolting concoction was the drink of choice of exhausted party animals well before Red Bull landed on every bar shelf across […]

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The Springs’ Sarah Boisjoli Says Life Is Too Short for Bad Booze

The Springs’ Sarah Boisjoli Says Life Is Too Short for Bad Booze

Sarah Boisjoli isn’t your average bartender. She’s the co-owner and beverage director of The Springs, a brand-new Brooklyn destination with Palm Springs decor, a lavish backyard, and color-popping cocktail list (the craft beer selection is great, too). She’s also the founder of a new dining pop-up brand, Counter Service, and a photographer. And she hates […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Fernet-Branca

10 Things You Should Know About Fernet-Branca

It’s cool. It’s vaguely medicinal-seeming. It’s made with stuff you could find in body wash or the Bible. At one point, it definitely probably might have contained opiates. It’s Fernet-Branca. Sure, it’s a shade of brown we tend to prefer squarely in the realm of chocolate desserts or fine wood furniture. And, yes, it’s been […]

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We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Best Tiki Cocktail?

We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Best Tiki Cocktail?

As temperatures heat up, the time is right for lighter, fruitier cocktails. And if you really want to do it right, you’ll go all in with tiki drinks. These tropical cocktails reappeared in the 1990s and are still going strong today, with bartenders from Seattle to St. Augustine embracing this style. We asked 10 of […]

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The Legend, Myth, and Majesty of the Pickleback

The Legend, Myth, and Majesty of the Pickleback

Let’s talk about hangovers. Hangovers are like 10th grade math. They get more difficult, and then nearly impossible to deal with as we get older. Hangovers in your 30s are no longer a badge of honor from last night’s exploits; they’re a scarlet letter, a not-so-friendly reminder from the universe that you aren’t that young […]

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