Ask 10 people of legal drinking age if they like Margaritas, and expect to get a shiny dime in return. Margaritas have been the most popular cocktail in the U.S. for two consecutive years, according to Nielsen data. Tequila sales across the United States are up 9.9 percent.
Tequila has been on a tear in recent years. According to the Distilled Spirits Council, the category has grown by 140 percent in the U.S. since 2002, with over 17 million cases sold in 2017 alone. Particularly popular are premium offerings, such as Tequila Bribon, which was created by Palm Bay International in partnership with […]
Ah, Corona. It’s the laid-back brew that wants us to find our beach. It’s the beer seen most often in Mexican restaurants, city park barbecues, and dive bars, almost always served with a requisite lime wedge. It’s also a brand at the butt of many jokes, but we’ll get to that later.
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 […]
Thanks to the craft cocktail revolution, happy couples tie one on in style when they tie the knot. “Signature” wedding cocktails are a mainstay of modern nuptials, meant to perfectly encapsulate their personalities, courtship, spirit preferences, and budget. It’s a tall order. As Brides reported last June, Americans are getting married later in life, meaning […]
Congratulations! #DryJanuary is (finally) over! If you’re ready to imbibe once again, the stars have aligned in your favor. February has some surprising things in store, so prepare your body, mind, and taste buds for what lies ahead. Here is VinePair’s February 2018 horoscope, with the perfect drink pairing for every celestial creature.
Underbelly, a globe-trotting Houston restaurant that earned chef Chris Shepherd two James Beard Awards, is in the midst of major changes. Last fall, it introduced its first-ever cocktail program. Spirits director Westin Galleymore began creating ambitious menus that change frequently, riff on classics, and feature seasonal produce like winter satsumas. ”People want to drink darker, […]
Dan Rook wants Hollywood to drink better. A Chicago transplant who cut his teeth at Irish pubs, Rook opened Ever Bar near the Capitol Records building in summer 2017. What differentiates Ever Bar from a crowded market of hushed, hidden, and precious cocktail lounges is accessibility. The list is simultaneously cerebral and approachable, spanning classics […]
I love Chili’s Margaritas. As a drinks writer, I spend a lot of time on the road, traveling to far-flung locales in search of the world’s most exciting beers, whiskeys, and cocktails. Usually I have to fly to get there. When I’m at an airport waiting to go to, say, Islay, Scotland, or returning from […]