Riff Diaries: Bitters

With a flick of the wrist, a dash or two of bitters can transform a drink. Here are four cocktails that simply can't ...
evening aftermath drinks

No More Shots in 2014: Resolutions of the Drinking Kind

Eating and drinking for a living is fraught with all sorts of hazards. Like shots. And generally overdoing it. A ...
creamy meat salad

Weird Holiday Wine Pairing with Le Pigeon

From yule logs to Jell-O to creamy meat salad, the gang at Portland's Le Pigeon offers wine pairings for nine creepy ...
sugarcane at JM Rhum, Martinique

Meet R(h)um’s One Percent

From the dank jungle of Martinique to the cool cellars of Cognac, a new wave of high-quality r(h)um is establishing ...
St. George botanicals absinthe

The Rise of American Absinthe

The U.S. has become an unlikely homebase for absinthe's new avant-garde. Mixing a distinct sense of American ...
chef ed lee drinking bourbon

The Bourbon Trail, Beyond Kentucky

On his 24-city book tour, chef Ed Lee vowed to drink bourbon with a different chef, bartender or random stranger in ...
albany distilling co. cat

The Secret Lives of Distillery Cats

As craft distilling booms across America, a new generation of distillery cat is stepping into the spotlight. Brad ...
whiskey sour cocktail recipe

Riff Diaries: The Whiskey Sour

Whether served up at a cocktail joint or on the rocks at a dive, the Whiskey Sour is America's most democratic cocktail.
pisco shaman

Into the Mystic: Discovering Pisco’s Spiritual Roots

Alia Akkam journeys to Peru to discover the soul of the country's native grape-based spirit and, after meeting a ...
Ari Shapiro at NPR studio

Drinking with NPR’s Ari Shapiro

The James Bond of public radio on his double life as a vocalist for Pink Martini and drinking on—and off—the ...
Drink Like a Buddhist Thumbnail

Drink Like a Buddhist

Lodro Rinzler—Buddhist celeb and author of the best-selling book The Buddha Walks into a Bar—talks about his life ...
three negroni cocktails

Riff Diaries: The Negroni

Italy's strong and bitter swashbuckler, three different ways.