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

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

There is never a bad time to drink rum, but the quintessential Caribbean spirit (or is it Indian?) seems especially appropriate for summer months. Bartenders agree. That’s why we asked 10 drinks professionals to tell us their favorite rum cocktails. From classic Daiquiris to a creation described as “Mojito’s bolder sister,” here are their picks. […]

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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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