Six Expectation-Defying Summer Cocktails
Cocktails, much like characters, extend from archetypes. It's variations on the tried and true (and familiar) that primarily populate even the most innovative mixed drinks menus. Only once in a blue moon does a cocktail defy this logic and extend from...
Introducing Volcan De Mi Tierra Tequila
For two and a half years Moët Hennessy has been secretly developing their first-ever tequila. An organization that counts some of the world's most prestigious alcohol brands in its roster—Ruinart, Glenmorangie, Belvedere and more—could have easily...
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...
Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Wine and Booze
It's been a good year for wine and spirits. A slew of new or limited edition releases demonstrated the sheer amount of creativity and craftsmanship infusing the industry. It was almost impossible to narrow down a selection of our favorites, but some...
Alta Belleza Tequila
Limited to just 563 bottles, Alta Belleza is tequila brand Casa Noble's debut product in their new collectible spirits range known as Colección del Fundador. One my ask why there's such a hefty price tag on this and the answer is simple: this is a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Defining Characteristics of DeLeón Tequila
A lot has been made of the fact that Sean Combs owns 50% of DeLeón Tequila. Celebrity owners can both help and hurt a brand, or change its perception wildly in the public eye. In an increasingly crowded luxury tequila market, exposure helps, but the...
Six Variations on a Negroni
Perhaps not since its 1919 debut in Florence, Italy (though a few hotels in Lake Como also stake claim to its origin) has the Negroni been so popular. It's progressed beyond classic cocktail bars and is now on menus around the world. There's nothing...
Himalayan Salt Tequila Shot Glasses
No need to salt the rim when your glass is hand-carved from a single piece of pink Himalayan salt! Just add lime and enjoy!
First produced in limited quantities back in 2000, 1800 Tequila's Milenio is now returning to shelves in a second edition of their wildly successful super-premium tequila. Fine Blue Weber Agave undergoes an extensive extra-aging process before further...
Olmeca Altos Tequila
"The patience is in the fields," explains Olmeca Tequila's master distiller Jesus Hernández on our recent trip to their Jalisco distillery, where we learned firsthand how they produce their Altos tequilas. While the entire process is a genuine labor...
Mezcal is often overshadowed by its agave sibling, tequila—but not at Mayahuel. This East Village first opened its unobtrusive, speakeasy-esque doors in 2009 and their selection of over 40 different mescals (and even more tequilas)to sip neat or in...
Tequila often gets a bad rap for its association with shots, excessive partying and the resulting hangover. Dobel Tequila, multi-aged and distilled from 100% blue agave, is changing that. It's a premium sipper and the dynamics of this refined spirit...
A super smooth sipping tequila made with premium blue agave, Casamigos' meticulously distills their Blanco and Reposado spirits with naturally filtered water in the Highlands of Jalisco Mexico. Spicy, robust and with a beautiful finish, these are a...
1942 Añejo Tequila
Margaritas are always a refreshing tipple, but to add a little depth to this classic cocktail, use Don Julio 1942 Añejo Tequila. Produced in small batches in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, the 1942 packs a subtly sweet punch with hints of vanilla...
Cocktail enthusiasts gave a collective cheer when word got out that GreenBar Collective—the LA-based brand known for its collection of top-notch organic licquors and sustainably-crafted spirits—was moving into bigger digs. With more space...
Mariposa Agave Nectar
From Heaven Hill Distilleries, makers of Elijah Craig whiskey and Rittenhouse Straight Rye, comes Mariposa, the first agave nectar liqueur on the market. Mariposa, which is concocted from 100% agave tequila and premium vodka, is named for the Spanish...
Grand Mayan Tequila
Far from the bars where rowdy patrons slam down shots of pale liquid with a lick of lime and sprinkle of salt lives ultra-aged tequila, meant to be savored like a glass of cognac. In the case of Grand Mayan Tequila the depth of the extra añejo...
What once was passed over as fuel for Spring Break bacchanals, tequila's reputation has finally caught up with its history—as long and storied as most other spirits on your liquor shelf. When crafted by an expert distillery with 100% blue agave...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Casa Dragones
by Gregory Stefano In our latest video we went to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to talk to the brains behind Casa Dragones tequila. The world's only tequila designed for sipping, we learned how Casa Dragones gets its super smooth flavor and how craftsmanship...