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Notes: Bar Culture
Have you ever had a Pickleback? Today, it's a shot of whiskey (commonly Jameson) followed by a pickle brine chaser. The name of the drink is attributed to a Williamsburg, Brooklyn bar circa 2006 where Old Crow bourbon was used, though some credit...
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Five Festive Holiday Cocktails
As fun should infuse the very air we breathe this time of year, it's a good time to get extra creative with cocktails. Certain flavors have entered the seasonal signifier canon, but exploration shouldn't stop there. The following cocktails, from some...
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Viejo Indecente Smokeless Mezcal
You may ask yourself, can a product call itself mezcal if it doesn't contain that signature smokiness? To a certain degree, a question like this harkens back to some people's perception of scotch—where only the peated, smokey iterations are familiar...
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Tiki Your Time This Fall and Winter
Over the summer, NYC saw a much needed boom in the tiki cocktail scene. With the East Village's Mother of Pearl, the West Village's The Happiest Hour—and the latter's creative collaboration with the Sixty Hotel LES' Tiki Tabu—all serving some of...
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The NoMad Cookbook
Treat someone special to a Michelin-starred meal without ever visiting a restaurant, with Daniel Humm's The NoMad Cookbook. Inside, elegant photography and detailed recipes treat home cooks to the very dishes the acclaimed NYC-based chef dreams up...
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Six Next-Level Hot Toddy Recipes
While we can't (scientifically) attest to the famed Hot Toddy being a cold remedy, we can stand behind its warm deliciousness. Traditionally composed of whisky, hot water, honey and lemon (or spices), this simple hot cocktail has been around for a...
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Ten Tasty Halloween Cocktails
For a night of spooks, intrigue and costumes, there's nothing better than out-of-the-ordinary cocktails. The following 10 appeal to our palates, keep us visually pleased and all contain a little of the unexpected. Some are easier to make than others...
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Five Unexpected Cocktail Tools Under $88
With the announcement of everything from the Experimental Cocktail Club recipe book, Kickstarter's retro Cocktail Computer and The Glenlivet Bar Cart, it's never been more fun to make cocktails at home. A handful of newly released, moderately eccentric...
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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...
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Wood-Fired Cocktails from Portland's Trifecta Tavern
by Adrienne So Barrel-aged cocktails have quickly become a staple at higher-end cocktail bars. The practice rounds off the hot edge of the alcohol, enriches the cocktail’s flavor and infuses it with the aroma of charred wood. However, it’s difficult...
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A Crimson-Colored Gin and Punch for Fall
In addition to improving the overall quality of the mixed drinks we consume, the craft cocktail movement has opened the American market not only to the storied classic cocktails of old, but also to once-thriving product categories. One such subdivision...
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A Retro Cocktail Computer with Over 100 Recipes
As it stands, there are three ways to make cocktails at home: sift through the pages of cocktail books, search the internet for something that sounds decent or go on and pour in portions that feel right. There are risks involved with all of the...
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Drink Rocks
These geometric rocks keep the temperature down, without diluting what you're sipping. Available in a set of four, each rock has a distinct shape (from pyramids to spheres) so everybody can keep track of their own cocktails. While they look like they...
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Leather Moon Coasters
Multi-disciplinary designer Karen Kimmel hand-paints each set of four leather coasters to look like the moon's surface in tribute to the Japanese art of ink marbling. Crafted in a range of pastel hues, each set arrives in a screen-printed muslin bag...
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The Refined Eccentricity of Hotel Particulier Montmartre, Paris
We were quick to visit Montmartre's Hotel Particulier upon its opening, back in 2007. In a crowded Parisian hotel scene, the establishment's charm and (family-owned) authenticity immediately struck us. Imagine, if you will, something from a Wes Anderson...
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Summer to Fall Transitional Cocktails
Whether or not we care to admit it, the seasons are about to shift and with it our consumption habits. Nobody needs to step away from rosé, or hide the Aperol, but we do tend to alter what we imbibe as the weather changes. Over the past few weeks...
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Bompas & Parr's Alcoholic Architecture
London’s Bompas & Parr is the design duo behind a lot of truly unusual projects that stretch the limit of how we think about and experience food and drink. Previous creations include an actual steamship set in jelly, air fresheners with scents...
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Hennessy Black Brunch Martini
While Hennessy might be a recognizable brand, many of us aren't aware of the cognac's nuances—or remain wary of cognac in general due to a lack of understanding. On a recent summer afternoon, the team at CH learned that Hennessy Black (which launched...
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Hennessy Black Flor de Jamaica Cocktail
There's immediate brand recognition when people hear the name Hennessy. For many generations, the brand has been associated with a refined sipping experience. Yet not everybody is aware that Hennessy is a cognac—and that cognac is a region-specific...
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Tales of the Cocktail 2015
As far as trade shows go, there's really nothing quite like Tales of the Cocktail—a week long meetup of almost every major spirits brand internationally. The annual affair takes place in the sweltering summer sun of New Orleans and hydration is the...
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Blind Spot’s Buttered Cinnamon Daiquiri
On our recent visit to the newly refurbished Blind Spot bar at the St Martin’s Lane Hotel in London, we got the chance to try a few of the bar’s recently revealed cocktails, created by mixologist Andrew Loudon. Loudon, who won the 10th edition...
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Four Pressed Juice Cocktails
Since the dawn of the pressed juice craze, our minds have strayed to its potential impact on the world of mixed drinks. Of course fresh lime juice adds a kick to almost any cocktail, and freshly squeezed orange juice lends flavor more potent than when...
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Six Bright Red Fourth of July Cocktails
With the spirit of celebration—and a long weekend—upon us, there's never been a better time to explore a color's impact on a cocktail. From ruby red to rust or carmine, there's really nothing that unites the following six selections other than the...
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The Best Monday Morning Breakfast Cocktail
With Fourth of July on the horizon, and the previous weekend already slipping from short- to long-term memory, we found a cocktail that makes easing into the Monday ahead of a holiday weekend a little bit easier. We don't necessarily recommend...
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