Sashes and plastic tiaras, genitalia-shaped party favors, and, of course, obligatory male strippers. Bachelorette parties, those post-lib iterations of traditional stag nights, have already given us so much. A rite of female bonding throughout much of the Western world, fueled by alcohol and high spirits, bachelorette parties have also become a million-dollar industry. According to […]
You’ve heard of the boozy breakfast, but what about breakfast-y booze? Possibly due to Bols Yogurt Liqueur’s launch in 2013, and the yogurt category’s general growth as a healthy food, the creamy ingredient is now appearing in inventive cocktails nationwide. Bartenders across the country are embracing yogurt’s sour, acidic, and silky notes, and using it […]
For many people, craft beer means IPA. That makes sense. The style has dominated tap lists and the press about beer essentially since craft beer went mainstream. Which makes you wonder: When will all the hype around IPA finally stop? I asked 15 brewers to find out. “Blight? Plague of locusts?
We’re living in a visual era. Emojis fill text messages, tweets, and Instagram captions as if people are reverting to some sort of digital version of pyramid hieroglyphics. And the way we communicate about alcohol is no different. There are nine common alcohol emojis: the Martini glass, tiki glass, wine glass, sake carafe, beer mug, […]
English Sparkling Wine is having a moment. What was once Champagne’s invitation-only pool party, attended exclusively by the world’s most finely honed palates, is now being invaded by cannonballing English sparkling wine producers. This is thanks to a number of fortuitous elements coming together to create a right-time, right-place kind of scenario. First of all, […]
Nothing is safe from the alcohol trend machine. Vodka comes in every flavor from peanut butter and jelly to smoked salmon. Hard cider had a moment, but then nostalgia overcame us all and hard soda took a bite out of the craft beer market. Now sparkling water — the drink that shot up in popularity […]
Improbably, the summer of 2016 has been all about the wine slushie. Even the arbiter of aesthetic propriety and sophistication, Vogue, approves.
Dive bar. Classy Bar. Oxygen bar. Bar with beds in it. Bar with washing machines in it. Bar with cats in it. Bar variations kind of cease to surprise. The only bar variation we didn’t expect to see, or see succeed, is the bar entirely without alcohol that still claims to intoxicate. The bar with […]
Do you buy all of your clothes from a local, small-scale producer like Brooklyn Without Limits, or have you maybe, at one point, actually stepped foot into a K-Mart or Target or Lord & Taylor (is it Lord N’ Taylor, like Salt N’ Peppa?)?