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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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The Toppling of the “Top Shelf”

An exorbitant price tag—or a lofty position on a back bar—are no long an indication of a spirit's quality. Heather ...
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The Delivery Booze App Business Goes Boom

Over the last year a crop of booze delivery apps—from Drizly to MiniBar to Swill—have sprung up, begging the ...
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Rustic Modernism: A New Age for Mexican Spirits

Can a category of spirits defined by an intense bond with tradition innovate without abandoning authenticity? Nils ...
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Whiskey Gets Older, Faster

At NOLA's Root Squared, bartender Max Messier is experimenting with a tool that, in mere minutes, "ages" spirits that ...
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Can Craft Cocktails Push Spirits to Be More Sustainable?

In a world rife with environmental concerns, allocating agricultural resources to fuel $15 craft cocktails is ...
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Hecho in America: Distilling Agave Spirits Stateside

Mexico has been the agricultural and spiritual home of agave spirits for centuries. Now, some American distillers are ...
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What Exactly Defines a “Craft” Spirit?

“Craft spirits” have gone from obscurity to ubiquity over the past several years. But what exactly defines a craft ...
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Making Peace in the War on Vodka

Vodka has become the contentious spirit at the center of a cocktail culture war. On one side: the vodka drinkers, ...
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The Twisted History of Jungle Juice

Jungle juice has many names, but only one common language: extreme intoxication. Kenzi Wilbur digs into the crooked ...
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What Does It Mean to Drink Like a Woman?

Decades of etiquette and marketing about spirits, cocktails and bartending have established stereotypes about how ...
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The Spice Whisperer Answers Your “Drunk Abby” Questions

Spice Whisperer Lior Lev Sercarz answers your deepest, darkest booze queries, including how to use a "sh*tload" of ...