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Creative Time's Fall Ball Cocktails
For their annual Fall Ball, NYC-based arts production organization Creative Time hosted a slumber party. And—since it was created by the people who brought Kara Walker's epic Domino Sugar Factory exhibition to Brooklyn—this was no ordinary sleepover...
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History in a Bottle: The Hub Punch
When it comes to seeking novel libations, sometimes the best place to look is the past. Those who came before us truly knew how to party, and what they lacked in (current day) hygiene standards, they more than made up for with inventive—and piquant...
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Inspired Bites Cookbook
The word "catering" often conjures images of bowties, pigs in blankets or gaudy silver chafing dishes. Seeking to break out of that mold, chef Bob Spiegel and designer TJ Girard joined forces to create Pinch Food Design, an innovative approach to...
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Cool Hunting Video: The Sidecar Bar Cart
For his latest collaboration with Moore and Giles, expert bartender Jim Meehan—of PDT fame—decided to take a stab at creating the ultimate bar cart. Going above and beyond, Meehan focused on creating a super-durable and highly functional cart that...
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East London's White Lyan Cocktail Bar
London's appreciation of a good cocktail can easily be traced back to 1891, but right now the craft resurgence is at a new high point: solid offerings continue to pop up across the metropolitan with an array of well-made classic and neo-classic drinks...
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Salvatore Calabrese at The Cromwell, Las Vegas
There are few people in the spirits world with a name as recognizable as Salvatore Calabrese. Yes, he held the world record for most expensive cocktail (pricey because of the rare, vintage cognac he used dating back to 1778). But more importantly...
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Interview: Colin Peter Field of the Hemingway Bar Paris
Enjoying a well-made cocktail is a sensory experience akin to consuming any other form of art. And yet, because of the ephemeral nature of food and drink, cocktails are often neglected when considering great artistic masterpieces. As such, so are...
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A Modern Guide to Sherry
Sherry references infuse culture, from kitchens to cocktail bars, short stories, poetry and beyond—not to mention the celebrated use of sherry casks in whisky-making. We all know that sherry is important. But many people simply do not know what it...
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The London EDITION
As the holiday season draws near, shopping and socializing become an increased part of the Western world's normal routine. For stylish Londoners, the EDITION Hotel—Marriott's new opulent digs conceived by Ian Schrager—is an ideal place to grab a...
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VL92 Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit
More than just curious paper packaging (though it is lovely, thanks to design agency Rare Fruits Council), VL92's Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit is a smart option for the ever-famous cocktail—and those who want to quickly whip it up. With the recipe incorporated...
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Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails
In demand bartenders David Kaplan and Alex Day—along with regular Nick Fauchald—tasked themselves with the ambitious goal of creating the ultimate cocktail book. If detailing the exact recipes of more than 500 cocktails created over eight years at...
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Stoupakis Chios Homeric Mastiha Liqueur
Mastic trees flourish on the Greek island of Chios. In fact, it's one of the only places in the world where these trees are found, despite repeated attempts at growing them elsewhere. Natives of Chios have long used the trees' aromatic sap (called...
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London's Best Cocktail Bars App
Discovery-based apps aren't just for tourists. Case in point: the new iOS application London's Best Cocktail Bars. Fit for any appreciator of mixed drinks in the city of London, the app is comprised of hand-selected locations from one of the UK...
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L'Oiseau Blanc Atop The Peninsula Paris
Finding quality food and drink in Paris is easy. Pleasing the palate has long been one of the city's great artistic allures, and a wander in any direction will lead to mouth-watering fare. And yet, there's no experience quite like L'Oiseau Blanc...
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Black Crescent's Boozy Five Dollar Shake
A new drink is gracing the menu of NYC's cocktail and oyster bar Black Crescent, and there isn't really anything else out there like it. This new creation from celebrated bartender Michael Reynolds (who's also one of Black Crescent's co-owners...
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The Flowing Bowl and Other Vintage Cocktail Books
Currently, there is a classic cocktail revival occurring; bartenders are once again revered as artists and flavors become the palette for one's palate. But what are these classic cocktails being revived? Where do their roots begin? How did those...
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PDT's Cocktail Expert Jim Meehan Tackles Airport Lounges
For a bartender with as much knowhow as Jim Meehan (his PDT book forever changed how many think about and make cocktails), his legendary drinks make him something of mythical figure to many cocktail experts, who are willing to travel far and wide...
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Hella Bitter's Craft Your Own Bitters Kit
Almost two years ago we tried out Hella Bitter's all-natural craft bitters and found them to be a refreshing, premium alternative to mass-produced and (at the time) better known products. What began as a hobby for the Hella Bitters team ultimately...
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Cool Hunting Video: Betony Gin and Tonic
If you're looking for a specialty cocktail without the complication, make your way uptown to Betony in NYC. General Manager Eamon Rockey recently showed us how to make the restaurant's latest custom cocktail, the Betony G&T. This delicious take...
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Cacao Fruit-Based Solbeso
Whiskey hails from grain, agave provides the source for tequila and vodka can be derived from wheat or potatoes. But with Solbeso, an entirely new and (as yet) unnamed category of distilled spirits has emerged. Carefully selected, fresh cacao fruit...
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Easy Bitters-Based Iced Coffee Cocktails
At Manhattan cocktail venue Amor y Amargo drinks are constructed in reverse. Rather than start with a base spirit such as whiskey or gin, the team behind every sip starts with bitters—be that the obscure Cocktail Punk Alpino Bitters or the common...
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City Guides: Detroit
Since overhauling our City Guides last fall, we've had many an opportunity to make our way back to Detroit and delve further into one of the most culturally rich cities in the country. While there, various team members found that the ever-expanding...
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Foolproof Sangria Recipe with Lillet Rouge
No matter which bar or restaurant you find yourself at around the world, chances are you could spy a bottle of Lillet on the bar shelves. Such has been the case since the brand's inception in 1872. Lillet is a traditional French aperitif from Bordeaux...
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Six Hangar 1 Vodka Drinks from the Manhattan Cocktail Classic
by Jennifer Miller Last weekend, the New York Public Library opened its doors for one of the city’s most egalitarian black tie events: the Manhattan Cocktail Classic opening gala. Thousands of guests entered the library’s mood-lit halls, sipping...
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