March 2016 Long Reads

March’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and ...
Bringing it Back Bar Creme de Cassis

Bringing It Back Bar: What to Do with Cassis

Every bar sports marginal bottles that elude even the most seasoned drink-makers. In "Bringing It Back Bar," we shine ...
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America’s Role in Latest Fight for Small Mezcal

Big distilleries in Mexico are waging a battle for market share in the U.S., often at the expense of small producers. ...
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The 1960s Drinking Game Sensation, Pass-Out

In the '60s and '70s, many adult gatherings came with the presence of one ubiquitous board game: Pass-Out, ...
Spanish Vermouth renaissance guide to brands

A Guide to the Spanish Vermouth Renaissance

A vermouth renaissance is sweeping Spain as drinkers embrace a cultural icon that's been in decline since the 1970s. ...
Pickleback Whiskey Shots

The Pickleback Shot Lives On

A decade ago, the Pickleback was simply a bartender favorite in Brooklyn, largely unknown to the general public. ...
Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong Koreatown NYC

This Is How You Drink Through Koreatown

Matt Rodbard and Deuki Hong, authors of Koreatown, took the PUNCH crew on a five-hour drinking crawl through NYC's ...
Sotol Cocktails

The Forgotten History and Revival of Mexico’s Great Border Spirit

With the likes of mezcal and raicilla booming in popularity across the U.S., Mexico's lesser-known—and harder to ...
Duke Vodka Martini at Suffolk Arms

Vodka’s Unsung Role in the Cocktail Renaissance

As the preferred spirit of the masses, vodka has become the victim of mixology dogma—with some bartenders going so ...
Cream Liqueurs

The Unstoppable Appeal of the Cream Liqueur

Baileys—the shelf-stable cream liqueur so often associated with spiked coffee and suggestive shooters—is the number ...
Tequila Agave Field

February’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and ...
Break Even Bottles Drunken Socialism

Drunken Socialism: The “Break-Even Bottles” Bringing Rare Spirits to the People

Bars around the country are offering up pours of rare and expensive bottles at cost, in a new form of drinking ...