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4 Gin Fizzes for the End of Summer
12 mins ago

4 Gin Fizzes for the End of Summer

The first reference to the fizz in the cocktail world dates back to 1867 when Jerry Thomas chronicled it in the first edition of his Bartender’s Guide.

Then most basic …
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4 Hidden Hotel Bars You Need To Drink at Now
4 days ago

4 Hidden Hotel Bars You Need To Drink at Now

The term “speakeasy”— used to describe illegal, secret bars during America’s 13 years of Prohibition—was actually coined by bartenders.

Basically, “speak easy” was a behavioral admonition, reminding guests to stay …
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Craft Cocktails in Unexpected Places: A Bowling Alley
4 days ago

Craft Cocktails in Unexpected Places: A Bowling Alley

Part 1 of an Ongoing Series

Ever go to a place that is unlikely to have good cocktails, or any cocktails for that matter, and find the best cocktail ever?
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Cocktail Garnishes: Beyond the Lime Wedge
5 days ago

Cocktail Garnishes: Beyond the Lime Wedge

Garnishing cocktails seems so obvious.

The Mojito gets a fresh sprig of mint, or sometimes a lime wedge. Margaritas are graced with a lime wedge. So too are Vodka Tonics …
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Turn Up the Heat With Chili-Based Cocktails
6 days ago

Turn Up the Heat With Chili-Based Cocktails

Like it hot and spicy?

There is an art to crafting a cocktail that has the right balance of flavor to make it enjoyable for those who like it hot. …
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From Garden to Glass: A Cocktail Movement with Roots
6 days ago

From Garden to Glass: A Cocktail Movement with Roots

Like a sprig of bamboo in the cold mountains, the farm to table concept continues to grow exponentially.

While new restaurants pop up, old restaurants revamp their menus. In the …
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How to Order a Drink in a Chain Restaurant
1 week ago

How to Order a Drink in a Chain Restaurant

The trickle-down theory has reached the cocktail kingdom. Where craft cocktails were once the realm of only, well, craft cocktail bars, they now can be found at chain restaurants of …
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5 Things You Should Know About Vermouth
2 weeks ago

5 Things You Should Know About Vermouth

Bartender Brady Weise, who has shared his secrets for making great mojitos with us, is also on a crusade to protect vermouth.

For such an iconic drink dating back to …
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4 Cocktail Cherries to Try Right Now
2 weeks ago

4 Cocktail Cherries to Try Right Now

When it comes to the ingredients in your cocktails, are you paying enough attention to the garnish?

Among the most popular and traditional are maraschino cherries, seen in everything from …
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Drink in the Footsteps of Hemingway, Dickens, and Kerouac
2 weeks ago

Drink in the Footsteps of Hemingway, Dickens, and Kerouac

The World’s Best Literary Bars

Writers and bars go together like gin and tonic, and there must be at least 5,000 bars around the world boasting that ‘Hemingway Drank Here.’ …
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Colorado’s Cocktail King: Sean Kenyon
2 weeks ago

Colorado’s Cocktail King: Sean Kenyon

Talk to distillers and bartenders in and around Denver, and the neighboring city of Boulder (which has five distilleries and 20 breweries for 100,000 people), and the same name keeps …
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5 “Bad” ’70s Cocktails Grow Up
2 weeks ago

5 “Bad” ’70s Cocktails Grow Up

Jeremy Allen of MiniBar in LA had a dream.

He wanted to help drinks of the pre-cocktail revival era prove that they were better than just their sometimes syrup-y, generally …
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