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Mezcal Decoded – An Interview with Gilbert Marquez
5 hours ago

Mezcal Decoded – An Interview with Gilbert Marquez

Flavor, region, type of agave, and cooking method all define this complex spirit.

Gilbert Marquez has been working in the bar industry for many years. Formerly, he ran the bar …
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Starka: Bridging the Gap Between Vodka and Whiskey
20 hours ago

Starka: Bridging the Gap Between Vodka and Whiskey

Four craft distillers are giving this rudimentary 15th century white spirit a distinctly American twist.

The men worked hard, the cool damp earth falling steadily from the blades of their …
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LA’s Koreatown is Hot Right Now
23 hours ago

LA’s Koreatown is Hot Right Now

Once upon a time in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, the neighborhood’s go-to watering holes were better known for their chicken wings and divey nautical themes than any sort of upscale craft …
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Shock Top’s Lemon Shandy is Sunshine in a Bottle
1 day ago

Shock Top’s Lemon Shandy is Sunshine in a Bottle

The shandy has enjoyed popularity across Europe for decades.

The name is British, referring to the combination of beer mixed with fizzy lemonade, ginger beer or ale, and even fruit …
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Alien Fruits from Southeast Asia Add Zing to Cocktails
4 days ago

Alien Fruits from Southeast Asia Add Zing to Cocktails

On a warm May afternoon, street vendors along Canal Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown sell all manner of fresh produce not commonly known to Western culture.

From the longan, which is …
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10 Years of Success at Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants
5 days ago

10 Years of Success at Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants

Everybody has to start somewhere, and for Tim McEnery, founder and CEO of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, it all began with washing dishes at the age of 11.

Now …
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Julie Reiner’s Cocktail Party Tips
7 days ago

Julie Reiner’s Cocktail Party Tips

As co-owner of the Clover Club in Brooklyn and Flatiron Lounge in Manhattan (among others), Julie Reiner is one of the doyennes of the modern cocktail movement.

Simply said, she …
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Twists on the Classic Gin & Tonic
7 days ago

Twists on the Classic Gin & Tonic

A Gin & Tonic is one of the easiest cocktails to make.

A classic example of a long drink, what makes it even more appealing is that it is extremely …
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Barrel-Aging in a Hot Rod Shop
1 week ago

Barrel-Aging in a Hot Rod Shop

When bartenders started barrel-aging spirits, they did so in a controlled environment — a small barrel, a single spirit or classic cocktail — and a location like the back bar where …
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Easy Drinking in Portland’s Outer Neighborhoods
1 week ago

Easy Drinking in Portland’s Outer Neighborhoods

North and east of the Willamette River — No Tourists Need Apply.

Portland is a city of neighborhoods, each one unique. The Alberta district is home to artists and musicians, …
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Rogue “Pop-Up” Bar Invades Mexico City!
1 week ago

Rogue “Pop-Up” Bar Invades Mexico City!

A Bartender and her friends make cocktails on the fly in Distrito Federale.

Let’s say you want to build a one-night-only bar out of a large, raw space in …
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Frank Dedieu Wins BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2015
2 weeks ago

Frank Dedieu Wins BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2015

France celebrates taking the trophy for a second time as ‘Le Latin’ is hailed as the BACARDÍ 2015 ‘Legacy’ cocktail.

SYDNEY, May 4th, 2015 – The BACARDÍ Legacy Global …
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