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The Secret World of Cocktail Rituals

Jesse Simon explores why the unseen ingredients and rituals involved in the making of drinks are often the most ...
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Finding Napa Valley in a (Cocktail) Glass

The Restaurant at Meadowood's Sam Levy is defining a new, more nuanced style of California cocktail. Peden + Munk ...
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A Look at Spring/Summer 2014 Wine, Spirits & Cocktail Books

It may not feel like it, but spring has sprung. In the book world anyway. Here's a look ahead at some of the most ...
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The Buena Vista Café: America’s Irish Coffee Mecca

At San Francisco's historic Buena Vista Café, the Irish Coffee has become its own American ritual.
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How to Drink Your Way Out of Dry January

It's the last weekend in dry January, which means it's the perfect weekend to slowly ease back into drinking with ...

Why Was the Aviation Google Zeitgeist’s #1 Cocktail in 2013?

How, after never having placed in the top 10 before, did the Aviation—a classic, but obscure purple-hued gin ...
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The Art of Drinking Alone

For most, the thought of drinking alone at bars is fraught with anxiety. But for Brad Thomas Parsons, it's become a ...
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CA Bartenders React to the New Glove Requirement Law

Across California, bartenders are grappling with a new law requiring them to wear gloves behind the bar. Citing ...

Diary of a 24-Hour Dive Bar

What does a 24-hour bar look like at 7 a.m.? Sarah Baird pulls up a round-the-clock barstool at NOLA's Brothers III ...
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Ease Your Winter Blues with a Cocktail (or Five)

We're not suggesting you drown your January sorrows. But here are five of our favorite winter drinks just in case.
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Finding Truth in the Fictional TV Bar

From I Love Lucy to Cheers to It's Always Sunny, Jennifer Cacicio pieces together 75 years of small-screen drinking ...
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Why Your Daiquiri Isn’t the Same As Hemingway’s

The founder of Small Hand Foods investigates why the limes America’s bartenders used a century ago are at odds with ...