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The Seven Best Ryes for Sazeracs, Ranked

The Seven Best Ryes for Sazeracs, Ranked

One of the earliest cocktails on record, the Sazerac hails from 19th century New Orleans. Its creator was reportedly Antoine Peychaud, a Creole pharmacist born in Haiti, whose eponymous bitters punctuate the drink. Originally a Cognac vehicle, today’s Sazeracs are often made with rye, riffing on the Old Fashioned’s whiskey-sugar-bitters rubric. To determine the best […]

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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 Bourbon, Rye, and Tennessee Whiskey [Infographic]

The Differences Between Bourbon, Rye, and Tennessee Whiskey [Infographic]

While bourbon may reign supreme among American whiskeys, it’s not the only whiskey made here. In fact, Jack Daniel’s, the most popular whiskey brand in America, is not a bourbon but a Tennessee whiskey, and most of the classic American whiskey-based cocktails call for rye, not its sweeter cousin bourbon. So what’s the difference between […]

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Why You Should Be Using Horchata in Your Cocktails

Why You Should Be Using Horchata in Your Cocktails

If you’re into using inventive cocktail ingredients, then it’s time you get to know horchata. It’s milky, sweet, refreshing, and has the potential to make dangerously delicious drinks. Seriously. If the world is fine with milk vodka (which it is), then everyone needs to be head over heels about horchata. Horchata is a beverage by […]

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