A bona fide Prohibition-era classic, the Sidecar has struggled to successfully re-emerge in an era bent on retooling old recipes. Robert Simonson on why a good version of the drink is so elusive, and whether there’s a modern archetype to be found.
Since 2011, In Pursuit of Balance (IPOB) represented one side of a philosophical debate over what California wine should, and could, be. Now, with the sudden announcement that the group will dissolve later this year, Jon Bonné reflects on its brief history and asks: Did IPOB achieve its goals?
In “Bartender’s Choice,” we challenge some of our favorite bartenders with a drink order, and see what they come up with. This round, they take on something “fruity, but not too sweet.”
Welcome to “Shit We Found on eBay,” wherein we plumb the depths of the consumer-to-consumer marketplace to find the weirdest collectibles related to drinking—and then give them away. This round: a mixed set of 500 beer koozies with spelling errors.
What does the bar by which we judge all other bars look like today? In “Deep Dive,” we send writers back to their college haunts to find out what treasures they still hold. Up now: Courtney Balestier hits McClafferty’s in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The most iconic of contemporary cocktails, the Martini has spawned countless variations, from classic dry to the Vesper and the Cosmo. Here, a collection of recipes that call on gin, vodka, sake and more, from strong and austere to subtly sweet.
Welcome to “I’d Tap That,” in which Aaron Goldfarb and a panel of tasters pit “whales” against “shelf turds” in an effort to understand everything from Imperial IPA to gose. This round, iconic German wheat beers vs. their new-age American peers.
For ages the drinking game has united humans in riotous consumption. In our column “House Rules,” Drew Lazor explores drinking games throughout time and around the world. Up now: “Slap the Bag,” America’s finest boxed wine-based drinking game.
A handful of bars are turning the concept of the written menu on its head, relying instead on illustrations to narrative prose to explain the experience of a cocktail. Tyler Wetherall on the new wave of alternative menus.
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