Every year, Drinks International, a trade publication for the alcohol industry, gathers data on the top bars around the world. The result is an ever-shifting who’s who of cocktails that tells the story of which drinks are in vogue and which are falling out of favor. To create the list, surveyors culled responses from 108 […]
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life. On November 1 and 2, families across Latin America and communities around the U.S. gather to celebrate the lives of those who’ve passed away. Parties recognize death as a part of life, and food and drink flow for the living and […]
Not even cocktails are immune to the power of pumpkin spice. As cooler temperatures arrive for much of the U.S., this season’s beverages are transitioning away from bright, summery flavors like mint and citrus. Now bolder, boozier drinks with earthy and woodsy undertones, orange citrus, and baking spice are headlining cocktail bars coast to coast.
The Negroni, that boozy red icon, has an entire week and scores of consumer products devoted to it. The Old Fashioned’s association with ”Mad Men” reportedly generated a 500 percent increase in American rye sales. However one Scotch-based drink, the Blood and Sand, remains an outlier to the classic cocktail revival. Its history, like all cocktail histories, is muddled and […]
The Butcher, a bustling joint at the Albert Cuyp street market in Amsterdam’s De Pijp, is packed in evenings with locals biting into babaganoush burgers. A select few walk straight past the parade of prime Aberdeen Angus beef to TBA, a speakeasy accessed by a daily-changing password.
Instagram has changed the way people interact. It’s made stars out of everyday people, propped up an entire influencer market, and can even be used to detect when someone became clinically depressed. Now it’s changing the way people think about cocktails. A host of influencers in the alcohol space have launched Instagram feeds devoted solely […]
Ask for a Hot Toddy today, and you’re likely to get a warm drink with whiskey, lemon, and spices. But if you ordered one in the earliest days of American history, that drink would have likely come with rum. The Hot Toddy originated in British-controlled India.
Few things are as refreshing as a cold beer after a long day, but sometimes a simple beer doesn’t cut it. On those days you need something stronger or more complex than a run-of-the-mill can of lager. You need a beer can cocktail. Beer, liquor, juice, and a straw is all you need to turn […]
It can feel like celebrities live on a different planet than the rest of us. But they’re real people, just like you and me. They eat food (usually), sleep in beds (presumably), and drink alcoholic beverages (definitely). And, like you and me, celebrities have their go-to drinks. For your consideration, here are 15 celebrities’ favorite […]