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Ponyboy’s Micah Anderson Is Not About to Order A(nother) Champagne and Bourbon Cocktail

Ponyboy’s Micah Anderson Is Not About to Order A(nother) Champagne and Bourbon Cocktail

Micah Anderson has mastered high-low balance. At Ponyboy, the neighborhood cocktail bar he manages in Oklahoma City, Anderson creates memorable drinks inspired by Dairy Queen banana splits and Sonic Cherry Limeade. Keys to the Lake House, a drink on his summer list, features sherry, bonded bourbon, blackberry, mint, and bitters.

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Thirst Impressions: What Your Favorite Cocktail Secretly Says About You

Thirst Impressions: What Your Favorite Cocktail Secretly Says About You

We humans are a judgmental bunch. According to a study by the Association for Psychological Science, most of us form lasting impressions in less than a second of meeting someone new. What, then, do friends, strangers, and bartenders think when we sidle up to the bar? Are our favorite drinks windows into our very souls? […]

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Amaro Addict Heather Perkins Doesn’t Plan to Open That Bottle of Malort Any Time Soon

Amaro Addict Heather Perkins Doesn’t Plan to Open That Bottle of Malort Any Time Soon

Amaro flows freely at acclaimed Pittsburgh restaurant DiAnoia’s Eatery. Heather Perkins, amaro aficionada and DiAnoia’s bar manager, serves over 20 different types of the bitter Italian herbal liqueur. She describes the subtle Montenegro as a “gateway” amaro, and says the dark and rich Amaro Sibilla is the perfect way to “wrap up a meal.” DiAnoia’s […]

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St. Louis Bar Star Drew Lucido Wants to ‘Go Out Tipsy’

St. Louis Bar Star Drew Lucido Wants to ‘Go Out Tipsy’

St. Louis’s Taste Bar is the rare high-end cocktail den with a killer happy hour. Gerard Craft, the city’s first James Beard Award-winning Best Chef, created the food menu (local charcuterie, tempura bananas, and manchego biscuits), and STL restaurant veteran Drew Lucido helms the bar. A self-proclaimed “nerd” who worked his way from busser to […]

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Everything That’s Worth Drinking in San Diego, According to Raised by Wolves’ Erick Castro

Everything That’s Worth Drinking in San Diego, According to Raised by Wolves’ Erick Castro

Bicoastal bar legend Erick Castro wears multiple hats in multiple locales. In New York City, he’s known as the kind-eyed, mustachioed proprietor of Lower East Side staple Boilermaker. In San Francisco, the launchpad of Castro’s career, his name and legacy trace back a good two decades. In San Diego, he’s the man behind two of […]

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NYC Bar Star Bryan Schneider Knows Exactly What He’d Order on Death Row

NYC Bar Star Bryan Schneider Knows Exactly What He’d Order on Death Row

New York City steakhouses usually fall into two categories: classic or cliché. Quality Meats, a swank spot with AvroKO-designed digs in midtown Manhattan, is neither. The vibe skews young and trendy, terms largely absent from steakhouse-related conversations. It has a sister location in Miami Beach and is related to a trio of Manhattan restaurants called […]

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Do Pedialyte Hangover Truthers Have a Point? (Maybe)

Do Pedialyte Hangover Truthers Have a Point? (Maybe)

Colin Joliat, the 35-year-old editor of the website Boozist.com, swears by Pedialyte. “I’ve been drinking Pedialyte since the early aughts, primarily as hangover prevention,” he says. “It has always worked wonders for me if consumed before bed after a night of heavy drinking.” Laila Gailani, the bar manager of Zeppelin Station in Denver, Colo., agrees. […]

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The 20 Most Important Cocktail Bars in New York City Right Now

The 20 Most Important Cocktail Bars in New York City Right Now

New York City nightlife spans everything from lovably grimy dives to historic hotel bars to thumping dance clubs on the shores of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Its cutting-edge cocktail culture, however, is rightfully world famous. For more than 20 years, the city has been pursuing creative and at times cerebral mixology. It birthed the global speakeasy movement, […]

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