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Honolulu’s Second Golden Age of Tropical Drinking

For decades, Honolulu has been a city synonymous with orchid garnishes and syrupy Mai Tais. But a craft cocktail ...
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The Cocktail World’s Man Behind the Curtain

From sewing his own Muppets to infusing mezcal with marijuana to inventing "fat-washing," Don Lee's intellect and ...
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The Hotel Minibar Is Not Dead

A recent study showed a decline in hotel minibar sales across the country, a sure sign for many that the in-room ...
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DIY Tepache Is the New “It” Cocktail Ingredient

Tepache, a rustic Mexican street beverage—traditionally made from fermented pineapple and spices—has found an ...
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All That Sparkles: Five Spritzer Cocktails

They may be a bit frilly and perhaps carry a whiff of your great-aunt's 4 p.m. gossip hour, but the spritz is not to ...
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Inside LA’s Tiki Underground

In the city where Polynesian cocktail culture was born, the tiki tradition has gone underground and is thriving in ...
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Boomerang: The Secret World of Messengered Cocktails

"The first rule of boomerangs is that you don't talk about boomerangs." Robert Simonson digs into the bartender's ...
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Bringing Chocolate Back: DIY Crème de Cacao

Crème de cacao, a bittersweet liqueur made from cacao, has been dismissed as a bygone oddity from the cocktail's ...
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Dark ‘n’ Stormy & Friends: Five Spring Buck Drinks

From the Dark 'n' Stormy to a spicy riff on the Whiskey Smash, these five gingery cocktails are the stuff balmy ...
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The Old-Fashioned Is New Again

The Old-Fashioned is one of America's oldest cocktails, but it's never felt more new. Robert Simonson offers a peek ...
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The Return of the Tableside Bar Cart

In old-school European restaurants the bar trolley has never truly gone out of style. But it's only recently that ...
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The Magic and Mythology of the Mint Julep

From building bonds between lawmen and lawbreakers to curing babies, the Mint Julep's reputation precedes it. Robert ...