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9 Things You Should Know About Milagro Tequila

9 Things You Should Know About Milagro Tequila

When the average university student dreams of starting a business with their roommate, the result isn’t usually a global success story. But such was the case for Daniel “Danny” Schneeweiss and Moises “Moy” Guindi. The pair launched Milagro Tequila in 1998. Borne of the late-1990s Mexico City club scene, Milagro sought to encapsulate its roots […]

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The Dead Rabbit’s Jillian Vose Says, ‘Jagermeister Is Off Limits’

The Dead Rabbit’s Jillian Vose Says, ‘Jagermeister Is Off Limits’

Anyone who’s seen Jillian Vose whip up a cocktail can attest she lives by her motto, “move with purpose.” As beverage director of the Dead Rabbit in New York City, she’s shaped the bar’s award-winning menus, helping the establishment earn World’s Best Bar 2016, and Tales of the Cocktails’ World’s Best Bar and World’s Best […]

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The Elk Room’s Andrew Nichols Despises Bloody Marys ‘With a Passion’

The Elk Room’s Andrew Nichols Despises Bloody Marys ‘With a Passion’

In May 2018, The Elk Room in Baltimore was named one of the best bars in the country. The accolade is in no small part thanks to Andrew Nichols, who can concoct “inspired drinks of and with nearly anything.” As the Elk Room’s bar manager, Nichols whips up historically themed, wildly creative cocktails like the […]

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Deer Blood Liqueur, and Six Other Urban Legends in Booze History

Deer Blood Liqueur, and Six Other Urban Legends in Booze History

Booze makes people pretty creative. As such, it’s possible it can stretch our imaginations. There are many legends associated with alcohol throughout history, from the mythical Stingy Jack, a drunkard who roamed the earth with a hollowed-out turnip filled with hellfire, to the very real Jack Daniel, who may or may not have died from […]

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Micro-Influencers, Drinkstagrammers and VC Money: Inside the Hyper-Targeted World of Alcohol Influencers

Micro-Influencers, Drinkstagrammers and VC Money: Inside the Hyper-Targeted World of Alcohol Influencers

A beautiful army of attractive women and dashingly handsome men has invaded our Instagram feeds. Their lives are a carefully curated collection of obscenely perfect moments. They are people (just like us!), yet they exist primarily in social media (like our coworkers’ cats!). They’re called influencers, and they’re here to tell us what to like, […]

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For Rocky Yeh, Tales of the Cocktail Is More Than Just a Party

For Rocky Yeh, Tales of the Cocktail Is More Than Just a Party

Pure sensory overload. These are the words that Rocky Yeh, brand ambassador for Cognac house Maison Ferrand, uses to describe the first time he set foot inside the New Orleans festival that is Tales of the Cocktail more than 12 years ago. Everywhere he looked, there were drinks: drinks at the conference’s many informal networking […]

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