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Comfort Food, Vintage Beers + Classy Cocktails at NYC's Maison Pickle
Beyond the already bustling environs and glowing, highly-organized decor, Maison Pickle succeeds at elevating American cuisine to great heights. The restaurant, which opened this past weekend on Manhattan's Upper West Side, is in no way to the...
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Remixing Music + D'USSÉ Cognac Cocktails with Producer 9th Wonder
One should never turn down an invitation to NYC's Electric Lady Studios, the legendary music recording facility built by Jimi Hendrix—where in the last few years David Bowie's Blackstar and Frank Ocean's Blonde were mixed, adding to a long list...
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Best of CH 2016: Cocktails
Every year the cocktail scene gets better and better. New venues serving out-of-the-ordinary mixed drinks continue to pop up in cities all around the globe. Over the last year, we've hit up just about every major spot in NYC for tastings. It would...
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Skull Barspoon
Crafted from stainless steel (though, there are copper, silver, gunmetal black and gold-plated options), this Skull Barspoon from Cocktail Kingdom makes those 30 seconds of stirring an Old Fashioned a little extra fun and also macabre. Developed with...
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NYC's Best Holiday Cocktails Illustrated
The holidays provide ample inspiration for those in all fields to test their craft—bartenders included. This season, dozens of our favorite NYC bars and restaurants adorned their cocktail menus with the unexpected. This extends beyond a dash of maple...
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CH Omakase 2016: June Taylor Syrups
When we first began writing about June Taylor back in 2005, we were almost hesitant to reveal something we loved so much. Taylor, who describes herself as a "seed-to-stem" creator, selects (and sometimes even picks) each piece of organic seasonal...
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Unexpected Additions to Punch Up Your Thanksgiving Meal
Of course there is great joy, nostalgia and ease to the fact that Thanksgiving dinner stays the same year after year for many people. We aren't suggesting anyone ditch the bird or the mashed potatoes but the following eight items can either be incorporated...
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Getting Crafty with Shaker & Spoon
A boozy subscription box without the booze? Before you run away, hear Shaker & Spoon founders, book designer Anna Gorovoy and animator Mike Milyavsky, out. By removing the most readily available and physically heaviest ingredient—liquor—their package...
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The World's Smallest Martini Bar
This past week we took time to learn about the three martini lunch in the world's smallest martini bar. In fact, it's a former French bread delivery van that features two small stools and a functional bar tucked into the back. Owned by Grey Goose...
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Six Seasonal Cocktails with Unexpected Ingredients
There's nothing wrong with embracing pumpkin puree at this time of year. However, we wanted to go a bit further into the seasonal spectrum and we've found a few ingredients making their presence known. From the hundreds of cocktails and recipes we...
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In the Heart of Cognac, Hennessy
When was the last time you had cognac? We ask this because, as with many other brown spirits, cognac consumption is on the rise in America. Perhaps it was in a classic cocktail—a Sidecar or a Sazerac or even an Alexander. Maybe one was savoring it...
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Fashion Week's Four Best Cocktails
Outfits aren't the only luxury getting an overhaul during New York Fashion Week. What with all the brands, faces and hands circulating, party venues (be that restaurants, clubs or art spaces) also seek to make an impression. The following four cocktails...
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Closing Out Hamptons Season with Tequila Cocktails
Last weekend closed out what is oftentimes perceived as "the Hamptons season." Summer Fridays are now gone (for those lucky enough to have had them) and students have returned to school. But that doesn't mean the libation must cease. Labor Day...
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Introducing Ancho Reyes Verde
A few years ago Ancho Reyes hit the market and became an instant cult classic—a game-changing spicy liqueur that drinks beautifully on its own, and goes along swimmingly with other spirits including its cousins, tequila and mezcal. With much anticipation...
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The Volstead Act Company's Pre-Prohibition-Inspired Cocktail Syrups
Forever on the search for mixers that match the cocktail movement we are all immersed in, we were taken by the efforts of The Volstead Act Company. The Los Angeles-based brand creates four syrups—organic ginger syrup, bitter lime tonic syrup, bitter...
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Five Elevated Gin Cocktails
If you're already over the G&T and don't really fancy the gin martini, these five cocktails might just be for you. These are no average mixed drinks, but are drawn from the imagination of the bartending teams at two of New York's most acclaimed hotels...
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Five Cocktails Inspired by the Music Icon Prince
by Emily Arden Wells This year we lost legends. David Bowie and Prince both passed in the early months of 2016, two musicians who changed the music industry intrinsically and influenced generations of people with their work. In the days and even...
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Favorite Cocktails for Summer Sipping
Summer is the season of day drinking, whether you're stuck in a hot city in the northern hemisphere, taking a weekend at the beach, or escaping the cold in the south and heading to a tropical oasis. On a hot day (or night) there's nothing quite as...
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Three Glenfiddich Cocktails from London's Michelin-Starred Dabbous
With the current craft cocktail boom, it's no longer unacceptable to take an age statement single malt Scotch and shake it up with carefully considered ingredients. On a recent trip to London, we stopped over at the Michelin-starred Dabbous for...
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Vermut
Not only is the design of the bottle gorgeous, the vermouth inside is delicious. If you're only drinking vermouth in cocktails, this is the best way to venture further: try it on ice, with a little soda, or (as it's traditionally consumed in Spain...
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Stonecutter Spirits, Vermont
Traditionally, gin is a clear, unaged spirit but the industry is warming up to the concept of adding another dimension to the juniper-flavored spirit. Australia's Four Pillars soaks their scrumptious gin in nine French oak chardonnay barrels; Utah...
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