cocktails

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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Stronger than Fiction: How to Drink, Based on Your Favorite Book

Stronger than Fiction: How to Drink, Based on Your Favorite Book

We’re firm believers that most things are made more enjoyable with a little alcohol, and many notable fiction authors and characters seem to agree. For bookworms who are also boozehounds, we’ve compiled a selection of famous works paired with corresponding cocktails, wine, and beer. Break out the books and break open the bottles — it’s […]

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The Differences Between Rum, Rhum Agricole, and Cachaça

The Differences Between Rum, Rhum Agricole, and Cachaça

With the resurgence of tiki culture, punches, and high-end sipping spirits, expect to notice more space behind the bar dedicated to cane-sugar-based spirits. These bottles span a number of styles and origins and are used to create drinks that may or may not come garnished with an umbrella. What are we talking about? The trio includes […]

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