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LA’s Koreatown is Hot Right Now
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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!
3 years 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
3 years 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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Health Conscious Drinking With Willy Shine
3 years ago

Health Conscious Drinking With Willy Shine

Your body is your temple.

Sure, you might build a shrine to it nightly with some ‘spirited’ prayers (maybe even one known as Willy Shine’s famous 212 cocktail: 2 parts …
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15 Drop Dead Gorgeous International Bars
3 years ago

15 Drop Dead Gorgeous International Bars

Beauty is an impossible thing to define – it’s subjective and distinctly personal.

Trying to identify a short list of beautiful bars was not only an incredibly enjoyable task, but …
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