While the holy trinity of sun, sand, and sangria reliably attracts millions to Barcelona every year, the city is also home to a budding craft distilling movement. The last few years have seen a rise in interest and ingenuity surrounding one spirit in particular: gin. These days, a new crop of serious and seriously fun […]
Nostalgia is trending. And it’s everywhere. On Netflix and NBC, you can find the freshly reanimated corpses of canceled TV shows, ranging from the critically acclaimed (Will and Grace) to the … less so (Full House). On Instagram, #tbt-tagged photos clog feeds with images of cherished memories – or just that day last week when […]
You’ve heard of the boozy breakfast, but what about breakfast-y booze? Possibly due to Bols Yogurt Liqueur’s launch in 2013, and the yogurt category’s general growth as a healthy food, the creamy ingredient is now appearing in inventive cocktails nationwide. Bartenders across the country are embracing yogurt’s sour, acidic, and silky notes, and using it […]
Two years ago, partners Greg Boehm and Zachary Sharaga were getting ready to open their celebrated cocktail bar Mace in Manhattan, along with one of the five most legendary bartenders in New York, their head bartender, Nico de Soto. But Greg’s mom had an idea: Instead of rushing to get the bar open in December, why not open […]
Think of the mind-boggling influence that bad friend in middle school had over you. Think of the mesmerizing power that celebrities pushing products on Instagram have on tweens. Ponder the ridiculous fashion trends that seem to arrive from nowhere and temporarily hypnotize us all into believing we are making bizarre, expensive product choices independently. The world of food […]
Shaking a cocktail already looks cool enough (or terribly embarrassing, and dammit why didn’t you start doing push-ups last fall like you said you would?). But even if not everyone can look like T Cruise in “Cocktail,” we can still look relatively great, provided we pick out an awesome cocktail shaker.
NEHS ga-DOL hah-YAH POH. That’s Hebrew for ”a great miracle happened here” and it’s something that Jewish people in Israel say at Chanukah (Jews elsewhere around the world change poh – which means here – to shah, which means there).
With the craft cocktail culture in full swing, it’s not unusual to come across a bar that looks like like it was ripped out of the 1940s. That old-timey style has made a comeback, but the difference with Bemelmans Bar is that it’s not an imitation: it’s a real deal relic.
When it comes to dandying up for a night at a fancier looking bar, a drinking man might feel stuck. A cocktail bar isn’t exactly straight laced enough to don business attire, but it’s also not ideal for Sunday hangout garb. Luckily, as much as I love dolling up, I like dressing you up more. […]