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, […]
Whether relaxing on a boat, sitting by the beach, or simply sipping in your backyard, summer weekends were made for day drinking. There’s nothing better than sitting beneath the sun among friends and throwing back a glass of something cold.
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 […]
Whether your three-day weekend means a beach trip, grilling out in your backyard, or building the perfect picnic, you’re going to want drinks. VinePair’s got all you beer lovers covered on what to drink, but what if you want something a little more? Well, pre-batch cocktails are your answer. They’re delicious, relatively easy to make, and […]
Batya, Managing Editor — McKenzie Distillers Reserve Gin A friend was in town hosting a gin tasting, so I got to try a lot of really excellent gin this week. My favorite was a local one, McKenzie Distillers Reserve Gin, from the Finger Lakes. A London-style dry gin, it’s got a pithy citrus fragrance that’s […]
How should I order a martini without looking dumb? One should never worry about looking dumb when ordering drinks, especially a martini, since James Bond already went and screwed up how it’s actually supposed to be made in the first place, causing most people out there to order it wrong. The classic martini should always […]
Every time someone tells me that they hate gin, I’m immediately suspicious. Why, you ask? Because when I press for further details, I usually discover that the person only thinks they hate gin. The reality is that they have no idea what they’re talking about. There’s a pattern with people who make these dismissive, unequivocal statements […]
”It’ll be about 45 minutes.” We’ve all been there — anxiously arriving at a restaurant, ready to stuff our faces with good grub and delectable booze, only to be told we must sit in our state of rumbling hunger while our dining predecessors finish their feasts and open up a table.
The Gin and Tonic is a drink most people can make with their eyes closed and while that can come in handy when you just need a reliable drink, that doesn’t make it very exciting. Until now. We’ve added muddled cucumber to the classic G&T to create a drink that is insanely refreshing, and incredibly […]