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 […]
Are there any easy substitutions for vermouth if I don’t have it at home? I wanted to make a Martini the other night and realized I was out. Unfortunately, there are not really any “easy” substitutions for sweet or dry vermouth, as the other spirits that will work are less common in home bars.
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.
Despite the new craze for craft cocktails and mixologist creations, sometimes it’s best to stick with the classics — and if there’s one classic cocktail that will forever hold a place in our hearts, it’s the Martini. The Martini is timeless, an effortlessly elegant bar staple that will surpass the recent obsessions over intricate herbal […]
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 […]
Five moms walk into a bar. They are free from all responsibilities for three hours. Mom’s night out is happening. They all select different drinks from the bar as they lament their life choices and laugh about their latest parenting debacles. Here’s what their drinks of choice say about their very different parenting styles: Wine […]
Sometimes I find myself in the mood to really experiment when it comes to creating cocktails, trying to mix ingredients that one might not immediately consider as partners, and today’s cocktail creation is a perfect example of that. While recently testing bloody mary recipes, I realized that making a bloody mary was the only time […]
Today I’m putting together a martini with a lot of citrus and just a little bit of sugar that’s perfect for day drinking. The fresh citrus gives this cocktail a refreshing feeling when you’re out in the hot sun, and the touch of sugar helps to balance out all the acidity.
It seems slightly unnecessary to pit two classic cocktails against each other. It kind of feels like asking Meryl Streep and Sally Field to fight it out in the boxing ring. They’ve both earned their place in our collective national esteem. But understanding the differences — and several similarities — between these two classic cocktails will […]