How does all that Manhattan get into the Manhattan? We trailed one little guy from the Freedom Tower to Wall Street to Times Square to find out. Behold, a tour of Manhattan from the point of view of a Manhattan cocktail.
Previously unknown outside of Kentucky, Mellow Corn has become the latest bartender obsession—thanks, in large part, to its hokey label. Robert Simonson gets behind the rise of a classic corn whiskey underdog.
Sherry’s revival has unearthed a canon of forgotten sherry cocktails. But there are still classics whose delights have yet to be rediscovered. Here are three from Sherry, Talia Baiocchi’s ode to Andalusia and its wines.
Increasingly complicated cocktails require increasingly complicated preparation behind the bar. Carey Jones takes a look at how bartenders have borrowed the concept of mise en place from chefs and clubs to speed things up—and keep them in place.
New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells recently lamented restaurants’ eagerness to create proprietary drinks, most of which he thinks fall short. Is it true that the city is amidst a dark age of cocktailing at restaurants? Regan Hofmann explores.
Over the last decade, the Republic of Georgia—one of the world’s oldest winemaking countries—has become an unlikely darling of the natural wine community. Alice Feiring visits the small hilltop town that’s become ground zero for the rebirth of traditional Georgian winemaking.
Drinking in bars often requires a code of conduct to keep inebriation in balance with hospitality. Dan Saltzstein takes a look at bar etiquette and its role throughout the ages, from the days of saloon spittoons to the era of faux-speakeasy house rules.
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(n.) A spirit produced illegally in the United States, true moonshine can be distilled from any fruits, grains or sugars—the key is the illegality of the production, with the name thought to be a reference to something done in the cover of night by the light of the moon. In general, most moonshine is high […]More A-Z →