cocktails

The Dead Rabbit’s Jillian Vose Says, ‘Jagermeister Is Off Limits’

The Dead Rabbit’s Jillian Vose Says, ‘Jagermeister Is Off Limits’

Anyone who’s seen Jillian Vose whip up a cocktail can attest she lives by her motto, “move with purpose.” As beverage director of the Dead Rabbit in New York City, she’s shaped the bar’s award-winning menus, helping the establishment earn World’s Best Bar 2016, and Tales of the Cocktails’ World’s Best Bar and World’s Best […]

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The Elk Room’s Andrew Nichols Despises Bloody Marys ‘With a Passion’

The Elk Room’s Andrew Nichols Despises Bloody Marys ‘With a Passion’

In May 2018, The Elk Room in Baltimore was named one of the best bars in the country. The accolade is in no small part thanks to Andrew Nichols, who can concoct “inspired drinks of and with nearly anything.” As the Elk Room’s bar manager, Nichols whips up historically themed, wildly creative cocktails like the […]

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Coltivare’s Sarah Crowl-Keck Would Drink in Houston Bars Until Her Final Days

Coltivare’s Sarah Crowl-Keck Would Drink in Houston Bars Until Her Final Days

Houston native Sarah Crowl-Keck is a staple of the city’s bar scene. She began her bartending career by working simultaneously at local landmarks Anvil Bar and 13 Celsius wine bar. After a few more stops at Haven, Uchi, and AQUI, Crowl-Keck found her home at Coltivare, the award-winning Italian-accented restaurant in The Heights. As bar […]

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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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We Asked 10 Brewers: What’s the Best Beer Cocktail?

We Asked 10 Brewers: What’s the Best Beer Cocktail?

Beer cocktails have been around for a long time (Michelada, anyone?), yet they tend to get omitted from discussions of America’s cocktail renaissance. Thankfully, that’s starting to change. Jon and Lindsay Yeager, founders of PourTaste, a cocktail creative consultancy based in Nashville, Tenn., recently released a book called “The Ultimate Guide to Beer Cocktails.” It […]

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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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The Seven Best Bourbon, Whiskey, and Rye for Boulevardiers, Ranked

The Seven Best Bourbon, Whiskey, and Rye for Boulevardiers, Ranked

Negronis hold a special place in the hearts of many drinks professionals. Boulevardiers, their dark-featured cousins, are making inroads as Americans’ love affair with whiskeys continues to grow. (“American Whiskey is on Fire” Fortune.com declared in 2017, heralding the $3.1 billion sales of brown spirits the year prior.) As with Negronis, the Boulevardier rubric features […]

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