Swizzle Sticks

The Swizzle Stick Makes a Modern Comeback

A smart means of visual marketing, swizzle sticks have made a comeback—many of them with colorful, over-the-top ...
grand army radler

Six New-School Spins on the Classic Radler

The radler's beer-and-citrus template is ripe for riffing. Here, six bartenders recalibrate the classic summer drink, ...
Sidecar Cocktail

What Should a Sidecar Really Taste Like?

A bona fide Prohibition-era classic, the Sidecar has struggled to successfully re-emerge in an era bent on retooling ...
Fruity Not Too Sweet

Bartender’s Choice: “Fruity, But Not Too Sweet”

In "Bartender's Choice," we challenge some of our favorite bartenders with a drink order, and see what they come up ...
Best Martini Recipe

Our Favorite Martini Recipes by Style

The most iconic of contemporary cocktails, the Martini has spawned countless variations, from classic dry to the ...
Cocktail Competitions

Inside the Madcap World of Bartending Competitions

Bartending competitions have become entrenched in the cocktail industry, with hundreds of them held each year across ...
Jungle Bird Cocktail

The Second Coming of the Jungle Bird

Once a bitter outlier in the tiki canon, the Jungle Bird's growing popularity has given rise to a whole new catalogue ...
Little Red Door Paris Cocktail Menu

Can a Menu Map the Experience of a Cocktail?

A handful of bars are turning the concept of the written menu on its head, relying instead on illustrations to ...
Byrrh liqueur

Bringing it Back Bar: What to Do with Byrrh

Every bar sports marginal bottles that elude even the most seasoned drink-makers. In "Bringing It Back Bar," we shine ...
Mint Julep

How Well Do You Actually Know the Julep?

The first true American drink, the julep has endured centuries as a symbol of everything from morning fortitude to ...
Fancy Salt Cocktail Rim Recipe

Style Out Your Salt Rim

The classic salted rim can almost always benefit from some extra attention. Here, chef Kathryn Peetz calls on ...

Three Bartenders Take on the “Margaladaoma”

In "Bartender's Choice," we challenge some of our favorite bartenders with a drink order and see what they come up ...
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