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MAP: The Most Iconic Drink in Every State

MAP: The Most Iconic Drink in Every State

Proud Texans will inform you that their state is bigger than all of France. Alaska, the largest state in America, is reportedly twice that size. Ours is a country of enormous geographic breadth and diversity, and so, unsurprisingly, drinking preferences vary by state. Using a BuzzFeed Community poll from March 2018, VinePair mapped what readers voted […]

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10 Sessions You Can’t Miss at Tales of the Cocktail 2018

10 Sessions You Can’t Miss at Tales of the Cocktail 2018

New Orleans is home to some of the best cocktail bars (and cocktails) in the country, so it should come as no surprise that this Southern city is also home — for 16 years running — to Tales of the Cocktail, touted as one of the world’s premiere cocktail festivals that highlights what’s now, next, […]

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Why Every Cocktail Is Suddenly, Magically Turning Purple

Why Every Cocktail Is Suddenly, Magically Turning Purple

In an era rife with rainbow bagels and unicorn foods, “butterfly pea flower” sounds like a made-up ingredient. It is, however, a very real plant that hails from equatorial Thailand and Malaysia. In nature butterfly pea flowers are royal blue, like a Mets cap or the opening credits to ”The Simpsons.” They’re used in teas […]

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7 of the Best Canned Cocktails for Summer 2018, Ranked

7 of the Best Canned Cocktails for Summer 2018, Ranked

Cocktail revolution, meet can revolution. As mixologists come up with myriad ways to please our palates, and canned beverages go from last resort to first choice, canned cocktails are booming. Historically, many canned cocktails had muted flavors and lower ABVs than their freshly made equivalents. Now, thankfully, creative companies are perfecting the RTD format. Some […]

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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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Blackbeard, the Royal Navy, and the Strange History of Gunpowder and Rum Cocktails

Blackbeard, the Royal Navy, and the Strange History of Gunpowder and Rum Cocktails

Long before a kohl-stained Captain Jack Sparrow strutted haughtily onto the big screen, there was Blackbeard — the original bad-boy pirate of the Caribbean Sea. In addition to his eponymous facial hair, the unkempt 18th-century pirate was famous for employing a range of outlandish tactics to intimidate his enemies.

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The Difference Between Campari and Aperol, Explained

The Difference Between Campari and Aperol, Explained

Double IPAs. Black coffee. Kale salad. Our taste in food and drink seems to be getting rather, well, bitter these days. But that’s a good thing, especially when it comes to appreciating the delights of acerbic apéritifs like Aperol and Campari. Traditionally consumed to stimulate the palate before eating, apéritifs — or aperitivos in local […]

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Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your June Horoscope

Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your June Horoscope

Magical thinkers, this June’s for you. The blazing summer sun is illuminating new paths, and those who march forward will ultimately be rewarded. Dare to dream big. Step into the light and embrace VinePair’s June 2018 drink horoscope. Here is everything you need to drink this month for maximum celestial rewards. Aries: Swiss Chasselas Wines […]

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