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Mint Matcha
As matcha enthusiasts, we're certainly partial to a traditionally brewed green tea, but understand that there isn't always time for the full ceremony. Of all the bottled iterations we've tried, there's no doubt that MatchaBar's mint matcha is our favorite...
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Celebratory, Fresh Fourth of July Cocktails
With such creativity dedicated to the world of cocktail-making, it's become easy to focus on a particular style or type of ingredient. With Fourth of July drinks frequently dominated by novelty items and colorful synthetic materials, we thought we...
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NYC-Made West 32 Soju
by Sun Pak Step into any Korean restaurant on a weekend night and you'll find similar set-ups at every table: a green bottle of soju perched next to plates of sizzling meats (or bubbling stews) and a collection of small vegetable sides. The...
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Stainless Steel Straws
According to various studies, Americans alone use some 500 million straws every day, and almost every single plastic straw ever made (regardless of whether it's been recycled) still exists in some way on this planet. One little, and very easy, step...
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Delia Cabe's "Storied Bars of New York"
For some, a thrill crawls along the skin and up the spine when sitting down in a bar of historic importance. No regular drink shall be consumed, but one accompanied by the rarefied air shared with those who came before. Writers understand this...
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Pierre Ferrand's Exemplary Double Cask Reserve Cognac
Imaginative isn't the first word that comes to mind when sipping most cognac. In fact, it's fairly far afield from the traditional descriptors. And yet Alexandre Gabriel, proprietor of Maison Ferrand, continues to demonstrate a knack for unleashing...
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Tamworth Distilling’s Blue Lion Chicorée Liqueur
by Emily Bihl Chicory may be well known throughout the country as the secret ingredient in “New Orleans-style coffee," but even in the Crescent City it’s hard to find the flavor unattached to its coffee companion. In fact, even the denizens...
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Word of Mouth: Copenhagen
by Nicolas Stecher Located on the Danish islands Zealand and Amager, the country's capital Copenhagen is ever-changing. While it garners attention for its culinary scene, it's also host to a kind of renaissance in its fashion, coffeehouse, art and...
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Three Cocktails from Hong Kong Art Week's "Room Service"
Now in its fifth year, Art Basel's Hong Kong installment has already impacted Asian artists' exposure globally, all while bolstering the sale of Western works in new markets. As Art Basel Hong Kong now triggers simultaneous showcases, activations and...
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Word of Mouth: Banff
The Canadian Rockies portion of the Bow River Valley in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Banff, which sits in the heart of this allure, is inside of the Banff National Park—another of Canada’s gems. Banff is...
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Seedlip, The Non-Alcoholic Spirit
It almost seems unnecessary to say, but there are many alternatives to drinking alcohol. None, however, offer what Seedlip does. Producer in copper stills just like a premium alcohol, Seedlip is a non-alcoholic spirit quite reminiscent of gin...
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Georg Jensen's "Manhattan" Collection
Inspired by Art Deco design from 1920s New York City, iconic brand Georg Jensen's new Manhattan Collection is made up of decadent yet sophisticated pieces for cocktail and wine enthusiasts. From a champagne bowl to a cocktail shaker and bottle...
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Red Stripe Brewery, Kingston
Consumers place a premium on authenticity these days, especially when it comes to food and drink. So back in 2015 when a few avid Red Stripe Beer drinkers found out that the "Jamaican Style Lager" had been produced in Pennsylvania for three years...
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Word of Mouth: Madrid
Tapas and flamenco dancing aside, Madrid is full of essential experiences for visitors—from tucked-away galleries to dimly lit cocktail bars, open rooftop venues, sprawling parks and minimal design stores. While taking in Spanish traditions is vital...
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Year of the Coq Blue Tea
With a floral fragrance and a delightful blue/green hue, Mariage Freres' Coq Blue Tea (celebrating the year of the rooster) doesn't taste as fruity as the scent or color would lead you to believe. Rather, it's a fresh but subtle tea, with goji berries...
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Instant Matcha
Anyone who has made their own matcha knows the ritual of its preparation is partially about ceremony, but largely about achieving the optimal consistency. Whisking the bright green powder into a bowl of water helps break up the clumps often found in...
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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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Som Drinking Vinegar
Pok Pok doesn't only serve Michelin-starred Thai food at its two restaurants, they also offer concentrated drinking vinegar—a tangy concentrate that can be diluted with soda water, or put to work in cocktails. We've been fans of drinking vinegar (specifically...
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The Exceptional: Small-Batch Scotch Whiskies
It's a bold move to name your brand "exceptional." The first definition tends to mean not typical; the second, outstanding. When creating The Exceptional, Donald Sutcliffe touches upon both. It's rather unusual to make small-batch blended Scotch with...
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Inside Armand de Brignac Winery, France
by Emily Arden Wells The first sip of Armand de Brignac (colloquially known as Ace of Spades) is an unforgettable moment. Mine was in the hotel bar of the Plaza Athénée—a legendary Paris hotel. The waiter came to our table and slowly poured a glass...
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September Scotch: The Dalmore Single Malts
There are at least 115 single malt Scotch distilleries in Scotland. Some of them produce multiple brands within. This accounts for, by the way, only 8% of the market. The other 92% goes toward blended Scotch. But how does one navigate the elusive...
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Draft Latte
Crafting a canned iced latte—with its ideally silky texture—is no easy feat. La Colombe has managed to create a delicious and frothy on-the-go beverage in its Draft Latte. Made with cold-pressed espresso and nutrient-rich milk, it doesn't need any...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Depressing News About Alcohol Bad news for wine enthusiasts and cocktail experts: alcohol has been directly linked to several types of cancer in a new study published in "Addiction." More than liver cancer (which, of course, most people already...
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