A Collection of Exciting New Booze Books
It seems like just about everyone has a cookbook, cocktail manual or spirits' history guide out on the market. A lot of superb ones cross our path with regularity—from new to old—but some really set themselves apart. Most recently we've been digging...
Toasted Crickets in Your Cocktail: Critter Bitters
As more people grow aware of the protein packed into crickets (and how sustainable and affordable it is to raise them, compared to livestock), eating them is becoming less of a novelty and more of a practical life choice—especially when they're...
A Raicilla Worth Drinking
There's nothing new about raicilla as a product category. The agave spirit has long maintained a cult following in Mexico, for locals and visitors alike. Of late, it's also been coveted by bartenders with an eye for hard-to-get spirits. The only...
Six Celebratory Holiday Cocktails
As the seasons shift, so do cocktail menus at bars, restaurants and even within homes—and that's largely due to the palates of consumers seeking out a drink to match the spirit of the times. With holiday parties in abundance, the following options...
The Bar Is Open (Glow-In-The-Dark Print)
Forget neon—Crispin Finn's three-color silkscreen print shines just as bright when the lights are off. The glow-in-the-dark sign serves as a beacon for those who love a little tipple, and each is hand-printed, dated and embossed.
Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Whisky maker Bob Dalgarno selects fewer than 1% of the sherry oak casks on The Macallan Estate to come together to create the aptly titled Rare Cask Single Malt. The natural ruby red hue shines through in the premium, full-bodied blend.
Having a nice buzz at your fingertips is great, but when packaged in a thing of beauty it's even better. Tom Cecil's stainless steel #084 hipflask lends sleek design to a practical purpose, and whoever has it on hand should be eager to whip it out...
There's definitely a romantic spirit to wine. A delicate dance for the taste buds, Lillet's Rosé keeps it light and sweet, but with fuller Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillion grape flavor. Rosé has established itself as a glamorous alternative...
Spirit Works Distillery
by Heather Stewart Feldman In Sonoma County wine country, Spirit Works Distillery is laboring over something quite different to sip on. Dreaming of working with their hands, making a product that was authentic and sustainable, husband and wife team...
Anchor Brewing Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale
As a visit to NYC's CultureFix taught us last spring, saison-style beers are incredibly refreshing when the mercury rises. While many are hard to come by, San Francisco's storied Anchor Brewing recently released a Belgian-style farmhouse ale that...