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10 Things You Should Know About Hendrick’s Gin

10 Things You Should Know About Hendrick’s Gin

As with all loyalists, gin drinkers take their bottle of choice seriously. And among the myriad styles and botanical flavor profiles on the market, one bottle, Hendrick’s Gin, inspires considerable devotion. Marketing itself as ”a gin made oddly,” Hendrick’s launched in southwestern Scotland in 1999 and rapidly became a household name stateside. Today, the gin […]

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We Asked 9 Bartenders: What’s the Most Versatile Bottle in Your Arsenal?

We Asked 9 Bartenders: What’s the Most Versatile Bottle in Your Arsenal?

If you take a look behind any bar in America, you’re bound to find a variety of liquors both familiar (hello, whiskey) and unusual. But what about the workhorse bottles that bartenders reach for again and again? We asked nine bartenders from West Hollywood to Nashville to tell us about their ”Swiss Army knife” bottles, […]

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The Differences Between Vodka and Gin, Explained

The Differences Between Vodka and Gin, Explained

Gin and vodka are two very distinct spirits. Most obviously, one is associated with pine and herbal flavors, while the other is often positioned as an odorless, tasteless entity. Yet the two are frequent substitutes for each other in cocktails such as the Martini or Vodka/Gin and Tonic. It’s easy to think of gin as essentially a flavored vodka, but […]

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9 Things You Should Know About Aviation Gin

9 Things You Should Know About Aviation Gin

England has a strong claim to gin. The Dutch originated the spirit, then the English people’s love for gin brought the juniper-flavored liquor to new levels. But now there’s a new innovative and exciting destination for gin: America. And it all started with Aviation, a homegrown craft spirit out of Portland, Oregon. Here are nine […]

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Drink Like a Lannister: 3 ‘Game of Thrones’ Cocktails for Season 7

Drink Like a Lannister: 3 ‘Game of Thrones’ Cocktails for Season 7

Creating a cocktail that represents a person or character is an art. An imperfect art, but an art nonetheless. It’s a blend of understanding people and characters, and a confident knowledge of what makes a cocktail sing. Tommy Warren, the head bartender at Manhattan’s Bedford and Co. and the man behind the bar’s Writer’s Collection, […]

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What Is West Coast Gin?

What Is West Coast Gin?

The West Coast of the U.S. is known for a certain epicurean style. It’s a region defined by fresh, healthy food, and big, hoppy West Coast IPAs. Now it’s time to get familiar with another West Coast standout: West Coast gin. A West Coast gin follows the same ethos you’d expect from something bearing the […]

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